Friday, September 19, 2014

jambaloney's latest "gonzo homesteading" project!

i think as you all know, i love and respect jambaloney's intelligence, strength, kindness, generosity - but one thing that i really admire is his ability to take a bunch of junk and somehow build something useful! he learned this from his step-dad Ted.

anyway, it's been a nice couple of days, but today it is pretty windy and cool.



so on to jambaloney's latest "gonzo homesteading" project - his step-dad will be proud!

what do you do with your truck cab that you don't use? and a pallet that you found in the garbage and dragged home?




you reinforce the pallet and start building a shed is what!


he finaggled some contraption to move the truck cab - by HIMSELF! that thing must weigh 300lbs!


then he finaggled a ramp and was able to move the truck cab up the ramp and onto the top of the shed!


i couldn't believe how easily he just moved that baby up there!


and there it is - up on top of the shed!

here is how it looks after more work on it today - he has wrapped the whole thing in plastic and will use braces to  hold the plastic down.


that's what he is out doing right now. he will start working on the door soon and hopes he can finish it all by this evening. before the door though, he will remove the 2 X 4's holding the cab on the shed and use the cab clamps to clamp the cab to the shed.

what's it for? good questions, guys and gals, i always appreciate good questions! once the entire shed is built and water-proof - he will build a ramp up to the shed. the shed is where we will store our atv from now on! we learned our lesson the hard way that leaving the atv out in all weather, even though wrapped tightly in a tarp - well - not good! we rely on that atv to do the plowing of our driveway in the winter - that atv is a tool - not a toy! and now it has a permanent home!

i am so proud of that man! so proud!

30 comments:

  1. Looks like it will work!!!

    Of course with my luck the flap on the camper shell would fall down while I was riding the four wheeler into the thing :)

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    1. PP - bahahhahahahha! love ya wiener!

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  2. Now that is an impressive bit of imagineering!

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    1. JW - one thing that my man has is some great imagineering! thanks for stopping in!

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  3. Nice! I'm sure the ATV has a smile on its face :-)

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    1. Mike - that atv is smiling for sure! much love, buddy!

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  4. Where's the duct tape? Isn't a gonzo project required to need at least one roll somewhere?

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  5. It looks great. Didn't have a doubt at all that Jam could pull this off!

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  6. kymber and jam that looks great! Are you going to insulate it? I bet with the sun shining in those windows on the canopy it might stay somewhat warm even in winter.

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    1. jamie - we're not going to bother insulating it because of the plastic and the windows in the canopy will keep the heat from the sunlight during the day. and thanks so much!

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  7. Who knew Canada has redneck engineers?

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    1. Daddy - up here in Canada, that's ALL we got!

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    1. Mr. Smythe - it's gonna work and it was built using stuff on hand and stuff from other people's garbage - waste not, want not. thank you, Sir!

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    1. "maniacally-capable-of-making-stuff-out-of-junk" is more like it - bahahahahah!

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  10. That is just awesome. I don't think I could ever even dream that up, much less do it! Congrats to Jam....now do you ever hire him out for lessons? LOL!

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    1. 1st Man - now you got him blushing too! he comes up with some crazy gonzo ideas - but hey - he always finds a way! and i love him for it! much love to you and 2nd Man!

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  11. That is awesome!!! :)

    Hugs to you both
    ~Fel~

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    1. it's pretty awesome Felinae! and thank you for checking in - i miss our chats! much love to you, the Catman and B's! xoxo

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  12. Um.... where's the atv?? I don't see it in inside its new home. ;-)

    Looks good & I bet that atv will be happy to be out of the weather! Good job!
    ~hobo

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    1. hobo - the atv is safe and sound in it's new home. jam finished up the shed and has a post coming about all of the steps and a pic of the smiling atv in it's new home. thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Sweet Kymber,

    I love the new shed!!! Jambaloney is always thinking of things to do to make things better, and more efficient at the homestead.
    This shed will protect your ATV at all times.
    Sending hugs and love to you and Jam.
    Your Friend,
    Sandy
    P.S. when you have time check your mail :-P

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    1. got it Sweet Sandy - response later this eve! xoxoxo

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  14. That will work. It's always best to get your vehicles out of the rain if you can. I cover mine with tarps because I have no shed for them.

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    1. Harry - we learned the hard way with our atv when it broke down and our friends said it was because of being exposed to too much moisture. it may look ugly - but it's functional! and we never spent a cent to build it!

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  15. Any shed is a good shed. Great idea for the roof. I think you can be safe in the knowledge that it's one of a kind.

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    1. Ken - bahahhahaha! i don't think people will be running out to copy this gonzo project! bahahahah!

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