Big weekend work party – Day 1 of 2

The first day of our weekend work party was a huge success! Not only did we make big in roads into laying our granite scrap tile floor, but the entire upstairs is now primed and ready for paint and the crushed stone is distributed onto our driveway.

Laying out the chalk lines for the granite counter top scrap floor

Laying out 2′ square chalk lines for the granite counter top scrap floor. The 2′ square pattern was chosen because it is about as much as can be lifted by one person on a pallet.

Jay Julie and Sue working on assembling segments for the floor

Jay Julie and Sue working on assembling segments for the floor. They are working with 2′ square pallets which will be carried in when they are done. More pallets are being made in the background.

Sue assembling a square segment for the granite scrap floor

Sue assembling a square segment for the granite scrap floor

The work party from the second floor window

The work party from the second floor window. Our powerful tile saw is visible in the lower part of the image. It has a 12″ diamond blade and can slide 3′.

Spartan beginning to lay the granite counter top scrap floor

Spartan beginning to lay the granite floor

Marissa assembling a 2 foot square floor segment

Marissa assembling a 2 foot square floor segment

Tim priming the ceiling for the secondary bed room

Tim priming the ceiling for the secondary bed room

Popsicle and juice break

Popsicle and juice break

Janna assembling a complex mosaic that represents the sun

Janna assembling a complex mosaic sunburst

Sue and Janna distributing crushed stone for the driveway

Sue and Janna distributing crushed stone for the driveway

Using our wet cutting saw to cut granite counter top scrap

We purchased a powerful 12″ 3′ sliding compound wet saw for making the granite scrap floor happen. It is still somewhat slow to make cuts–a couple of minutes for a long cut.

Spartan laying the granite scrap floor

Most of what was accomplished in terms of setting tile by the end of the day. We can already see that we will enjoy artful reflections of sunlight off the granite on our walls. The wooden sticks lying around are the 1/2″ spacers for the 2′ squares.

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