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6/27/15 - Tool and Safety Training Day 2

Today we headed back out to concord to finish or tool training. We were at the same place, and since we had worked there the day before, it was much easier to get familiar with the locations and systems for everything.

 

Our worksite was in and around this renovated horse barn. 

Our worksite was in and around this renovated horse barn. 

Today we spent the day putting the skills we had learned the day before into use. Even though I was pretty familiar with all of the tools we had been learning about, it was still really cool to be able see all of those skills come together to make something awesome. The last few hours were the most exciting, As our group was split up into Two halves that were each given a miniature section of one of our big projects for the next six weeks. 

 

Our group's version of the horse run we will be constructing at camp Riley later this summer (with partial siding kick boards) 

Our group's version of the horse run we will be constructing at camp Riley later this summer (with partial siding kick boards) 

The other groups' section of the raised accessible walkway we will be rebuilding and maintaining at the Wonderland Camp

The other groups' section of the raised accessible walkway we will be rebuilding and maintaining at the Wonderland Camp

The stuff we've learned has been great, and the amount of practice we've been able to get is incredible. The guys from @tool_box_buzz spent a ton of time helping us learn the ropes as well as preparing the stations for us, which was a ton of work. Also shout out @concord_lumber for providing so much material for us to use just to learn.

Also, I have to say that I've always preferred dewalt for my power tools, but using all of these awesome Milwaukee tools the last few days has me changing my tune a little bit. #nbhd (nothing but heavy duty) for sure!

Lastly, we had a couple hours of free time at night, so a few of us did another walk through Boston down to the harbor. We saw some awesome buildings and landmarks, and even threw bags of tea into the harbor, which felt very patriotic. 

Tomorrow we're headed to our first camp in New Hampshire, so here's hoping the rain lightens up a little. we're all so excited to finally get started with our work.

-  Ryker Belnap

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