The Value of Switching Gears


| 6/19/2012 10:00:18 AM


Tags: cedar shingles, switching gears, beauty, Robert Maxwell, Robert Maxwell,

If you’re anything like me, slowing down and shifting gears in the middle of an important job doesn’t come naturally. Especially if the job’s unpleasant and you want to motor through it as fast as possible. But giving in to this impulse isn’t always wise, as a job at my cabin recently showed me. 

 

fancy cedar shingles

My dad and I were working together to finish the cedar shingle  

siding on one end of the building. We were up on scaffolding and nearing the peak, the end in sight. That’s when we got the idea to cut some shingles into fancy shapes to make the gables more attractive. We’d both seen examples of fancy shingle work before, and it certainly make the finished wall look nicer. There was just one problem: cutting and installing fancy shingles involved a whole lot of extra time and effort. 

 



 

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5/27/2018 10:07:18 PM

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