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Petaluma Floor – Day 2

The cement slab was still pushing up water from the cleaning the day before. We set the fan on to evaporate as much water as we could. We mask the walls so the acid stain does not damage the wood.

Glenn has decided he wants a light-to-dark yellow/brown floor. Gary mixes the …

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Petaluma Floor – Day 1

BSC is beautifying a concrete slab for one of our community members. Glenn Correy has a 100+ year-old barn that he is renovating and Gary and I decided to help him spruce it up by staining the concrete floor.

Staging our equipment.

Initial sweep.

Vacuume the walls.

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Our first steel purchase

After much discussion, our core structure will consist of

(15) 3×2 11 gauge 20′ sticks (7) 2×1 14 gauge 20′ sticks

Today we visited our favorite steel shop, USA Metals of Oakland to make the purchase.

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G & U #1 Dimensions

Greg and I have been discussing this off and on for months. Now it is time to make some decisions and get to work. Below are a few design decisions with brief discussion points.

1) The house is broken up into four main areas:

A) The living space (158 x 84 x 96) B) Kitchen …

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Preparing for UnScruz

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The Wedge – Laney College

I have been part of building The Wedge at Laney College since the begging of 2016. Here are a couple of videos about it.

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Women’s March

Today we marched for women’s rights which are human rights. We started in Albany at 8am and ended just before midnight in San Francisco. We are stronger together!

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Polishing challenges

80 grit With water and without With degreaser and without With and without Jasco Premium Pain Remover

The question is… what is the right mix? Am I even doing this right? It doesn’t look like all the paint is gone. The floor is definitely cleaner… but is that enough?

How clean is clean enough?

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Bonfire on Marin

Kevin and Wendy invited friends out for a bonfire on the beach in Point Reyes. Joy.

Bellow are some choice pictures by Ivan.

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Get paid to build your own home

The idea

Pay people to work on their own home.

How it works

Everyone who works on homes for Building Sound Community starts off getting paid a living wage of $20/hour. After 6 months of full-time work or 900 hours (40 x 4 x 6 – wellness leave = 900), all workers receive a …

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