Didn't I read earlier your spot was done?
disrupting the entire shop like a hurricane.
it was getting there that took loads of work.
anything that was heavy would need to be moved,
at least 3 times.
I had a center sliver,
and it was fine.
Stuff got done.
No feng shui...
by a third,
however I'd get an end spot.
Can't complain with that.
as this was during that sailboat repower in January.
Jason could go through his pile at leisure,
and I'd go in the evening and do the same.
You'd think I'd be happy.
Little baby crier...
but I'd lose the brick driveway outside,
and get stuck with a hard-packed slope.
Jason said he'd have it bricked in a week.
it would be the 3rd incarnation in a year!
on top of that it was rock solid.
The dirt was a hard rubbery pad,
a shale layer of condensed and dried oil residue,
like a dirt asphalt.
Decades as an unregulated car junkyard.
The kids would bust a$$,
a couple rows in a couple hours,
while I played with metal.
it's dark early.
Bonfires and the Grateful Dead cranking...
During the week I was lucky
to get a dozen down.
I'd get shop stuff done,
kids would pound away,
and we'd brick thrash together the last hour or two.
There hands would be blistered and raw.
Ok not that bad,
if you don't mind trimming this row of pavers.
We were like Mayan pyramid builders.
Yeah wtf happened here!
The odd shaped pavers didn't like the gradual slope.
By the 3rd one I'd figured out the trick,
but this part wore me out.
I should have rented a bobcat.
Instead I welded up these custom hammers.
If anyone says you can't weld stainless steel
to leaf spring steel,
using MIG wire,
don't listen to them.
These hammer/picks took some blows.
Perfect bricking tools.
They'd chip and and rake.
What a dick dad!
These guys kick butt...
Yes we had a normal pick too,
it was tough to get the right angle.
Removing the shale was like picking a scab,
easier to get under it not break through it.
actually the weekend before.
Jaxon was so motivated to finish it.
Both him and Jakob really amazed me.
Even Macey helped move bricks around.
especially at a rented shop that may last a couple months or a couple years!
And yeah we still have hundreds of bricks left...