The berm shed is coming back together, it survived the winter and just needs a few more things before it's all put together. This experimental structure has housed electric vehicles, a tractor, stacks of straw bales, dimensional lumber and I'm pretty sure someone was camping under there during the last month of classes here, certainly a multi-use building
To get geared up to finish this project I thought I was getting a good deal buying a used Stihl chainsaw from a pawn shop for a great price, before I bought it I made sure it started and ran OK, like most Stihls t started first pull, it wasn't till I got out here to the land that I realized the carb needed some adjustment to get any power in a cut, and then I realized the adjustment screw's were stripped out, oh man. Trob was a student or here for the PDC and the AT and, after working on the saw with me he ordered up a new carb off amazon, thanks Trob! The new carb did it and the saw was going strong for a few minutes until the chain popped off, woops, then we found the bar that guides the chain was all worn out and i had a broken clutch spring so it was off o the store for a new bar.
Got back, put a new clutch pack in, put the new bar on with a new chain and Mike was in the shop while I was putting everything together and noticed I was missing a little needle bearing and a clip that holds the sprocket on, OK, one more trip to Missoula where I'm really starting to get to know the people in the parts department at the Stihl dealership, those guys are awesome for keeping all this stuff in stock.
With half a saw worth of new parts Mike helped get the saw all dialed in and running strong, 1\16th of a screw turn at a time, thanks Mike!
All this to say, in hindsite I probably would have been better off buying a new saw, but it's all good this one runs great now and I learned a whole bunch along the way, now to get moving!
With this gasoline+powered sawdust+creating machine in hand i dawnwd chaps and harvested the future posts and beams that will support the last roof section and reenforce some other areas that need attention.
The beams going up were definitely too heavy to walk up on ladders, and the corner is too tight to get the tractor in, after some head scratching mike, trob, and Erica came up with the idea that resulted in two logs acting as ramps screwed into the posts the beam was going on top of, then trob tangled up a tripod with roofpoles and chain that we hooked a come along to, after wrapping the beam with chain it was a pretty smooth process of cranking it up the ramps.
In the picture I'm using the cant hook that Idaho Sam donated to turn the beam to line up the lap joint, the hook was sharp and worked great, thanks Sam! We were also fueled on a breakfast of the eggs you left for us, doubly productive contributions!
Benny pealed and helped wrestle the last beam into place and we were able to use an extra long 3\8" drill bit to bore holes through the lap joints into the posts and then pounded rebar in to hold it all together.
Whew, I think today took care of the most difficult part on the to-do list, thanks to many helping hands, thanks everyone!