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FRAMING

September 25-30, 2008

 

9/25/08 - Now the fun part begins and we'll start to see a building taking shape!  Thanks go to Jim Knight for letting us use his staging and for having his men set it up for us.

Above: Tom Reed lines up the sill plate.

Left:  Tom drills as Bob Stickney looks on

Ivan Arsenault and Louise Stickney get ready to set the sill plate.

No electricity yet, just battery power, and "man" power!

(Gene Knox, Tom Reed, Ivan Arsenault, Bob Stickney)

9/26/08 - The call went out to Club members via email that we would be needing a crew to help frame the building on the 25th and 26th.  We got a very good response, but the weather did not cooperate, and we only worked a half day on Friday before the rains came and washed out our plans.

Framing begins.  Thanks go to Gene Knox for letting us

use his generator so we could have electricity for the power tools.

Pictured (left to right) are Gene Knox, Tom Reed,

Fern Dumoulin, John Blais, and Bob Stickney.

Since the building is 38' x 54', the walls were framed in 12 foot long sections.

The first section along the west wall goes up!
 
The west wall went up quickly and smoothly.

That's Gene and John on the staging.  On the ground

are Tom Reed and Rob Cameron.

Gene and John above, Rob and Tom below.
A section of the south wall goes up.

A section of the north wall goes up.

 
Last task of the morning ... bracing.
 

With rain in the forecast for the next couple of days, everyone gathers

round to decide on a work plan.  John Blais offers to take the 2x6x10s

home to his garage and square off the ends in preparation for work on Monday.

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Rumford Polar Bears Snowmobile Club
President - Ron E. Russell
Treasurer - Bob Stickney
Vice President - John Blais
Secretary - Louise Stickney
Trail Masters - Tom Reed & Gene Knox

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