Midnight Woodworking


Appalachia mission trip – day 1

We found a McDonalds with a WiFi, so I will upload a brief post today.

I got the link to our Facebook page if you want daily updates on all of our sites.

My crew digging holes

My crew digging holes

We have two ramps to our campsite’s workshop and tool storage area to build this week. That means 12 holes for footings in some very rocky ground.

My wood being delivered

My wood being delivered

We had our materials delivered (to be lazy… I mean “save time”)

Flattening the lumber

Flattening the lumber

I explained to the teens that the wood would warp in the sun if un-bundled, but our youth minister decided to cover the pile  and hold the boards down.

Learning to mark and cut

Learning to mark and cut

I had a lot of time today to teach the kids how to measure and mark. We also spent a good deal of time learning to use the circular saw.

Setting the posts

Setting the posts

We set about of 8″ of dry quickcrete in the bottom of the holes for footers, then set the posts. We needed to get the holes filled before the other crews came back for the day. Not bad progress for a hot day in the sun. I will try to post more this week if I can.

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