Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Well House is Finished

You might remember that a while back I decided to build a well house to match the barn.  Not knowing anything about designing a steel building, cutting steel, welding, cutting sheet metal or hanging sheet metal I decided this would be a learning study as well as a money saving endeavor.  It was an education for sure and I have many new skills including a great respect for the people that do this for a living.  Just getting to work on it for a few hours at a time once in a while it took longer than planned.  Since it was not a standard size everything had to be cut and fitted.  Thanks to the help and advice from my brother along the way it is done and we can finally start some other projects.  It may not be perfect but it matches the barn and will stand for the rest of my life. 

I still have to rock around the well head and make a concrete top but I need to read a couple of books and watch some masonry work videos before I learn how to build it, but that is the new project.  Get out and learn a new skill yourself, Wild Ed

The Barn I was trying to match


Borepatch said...

Wow, cool.

Anonymous said...

Nice work, bud.


Texas whitetail hunts said...

You try it yourself and done a pretty good work.

Chris Miller said...

I am facing precisely this same problem now. We're moving to the big bend and while I have worked in nearly ever construction trade, I have never worked with carpentry. I figure i am about worthless with a tape and a level. They are skills I need to learn though as we'll be completely off grid building a homestead from the ground up WHILE we live there full time. Should be a wild ride.

Chris Miller - One Family's Journey To Finding True Happiness

Wild Ed said...

I am finding out I can do a lot of things I did not think I had the skills to do. Ed