The Death of a Saw

Dylan and I worked on the subfloor today, and after one cut, the saw just died. My dad’s saw is older than me though. I didn’t kill it; it was just its time.

We went out and bought a new saw on sale. There were so many options and almost all of them were on sale, but I just went with the same brand. It was the last day of the sale, so maybe it was meant to be πŸ˜›

Luckily, the new saw works with the fences I already made. And it’s so smooth to cut with!

The second piece of plywood is now in place:

There was a lot of fiddling around when we tried to put this piece in place. The trailer isn’t perfect, and we didn’t account for that. We made some adjustments and we will measure in more places before we cut future pieces. Hopefully the floor will work out at the end of the trailer! πŸ˜›

It’s important to remember in building that theory and practice are never the same. Fit your pieces to your other pieces; don’t make them to the measurements they were supposed to be. For example, my trailer is supposed to be 90″ wide. In some places it’s exactly 90″, in others it’s more or less than 90″. We realized that after we put exactly 90″ of plywood on. Things change as you build, so measure as you go; I learned that with my end table. But also make sure things are square!

Oh, and if you use tongue and groove for your subfloor (which is recommended), be aware you’ll have to make oval holes for some of your rods so you can slide sheets into place.

I really need to work on getting out of bed earlier… The bugs get SO bad in the evenings.


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