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Today's project

2003-05-18 02:29:48.085806+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Charlene's project is coming closer to fruition, and today we had to unroll and straighten a boat load of trim that had sat on its reels too long and developed some waves. So we secured some pieces of PVC, ran the trim out onto it, wetted it down, let the sun dry it, then rolled it back up on some reels we built that keep it straight. And climbed up on the roof and hung some of the shorter pieces that wouldn't stretch all the way across the rack down the front of the house.

Unfortunately, I was caught up in the day and didn't see some of the photographic possiblities that showed up in the bottom of this image. And, as you can see, our choice of weights and parts was whatever was at hand.

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#Comment made: 2003-05-18 05:44:57.984859+00 by: dws

Looks like a giant loom.

#Comment made: 2003-05-19 15:43:34.730884+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep. I'm holding my breath that we won't have to do this again, but I've already got some ideas for automating this process next time, the problem is that it'll still take quite a few minutes to string it. And I have to find a better way to build the take-up reels.