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Cabin Addition
« on: December 21, 2010, 10:37:04 PM »
Looks like the Cabin addition will take priority over a vacation trip this next year.  At least the Magicwoman is wearing her Alaska shirt as she points out to me where she wants the new living room on the Cabin.
 


The yellow tapes are marking off the back porch and mud room.
 


Those rocks in the foreground are marking off 16', 18', and 20'.  Looks like the new room will be 16'X20'.
 


I hauled a couple of loads of free SYP logs last week.  This will be my framing lumber.
 


Cross hauling (parbuckling) a couple of 20' logs.

I have six more free trees to pick up.  That should give me enough lumber to build the addition.
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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 05:04:27 AM »
Those are some nice sticks. With all this finger pointing and directing I was wondering if she was offering to tail boards to. :D ;) You folks are upscaling, when some like to retire and downscale.  :)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2010, 05:42:27 AM »
Gday

Magic that will be a good size addition to your place and those are some nice looking free logs you have there they should do the job nicely Im looking forward to the progress pics Mate  ;) ;D ;D 8) 8)

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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2010, 07:11:12 PM »
i'm glad you had some input into this project, you seem good at taking directions...
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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2010, 08:37:26 PM »
I have no choice.  I've seen her shoot, plus she is a good cook.   ;)
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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2010, 08:06:41 AM »
I always drool just a little when I see you folks with good framing lumber trees show pictures.

On 2nd thought I always drool just a little regardless. :D

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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2010, 08:39:10 AM »
 :D :D

My wagon is loaded.  I'll saw and sticker first.  Since the trees were lightning and beetle killed, the framing lumber will dry quickly.  I'll then lay the foundation blocks.  That is the back breaking part that I'm not looking forward to. 

I plan to use reclaimed barn lumber for the interior.  The ceiling will be metal shingles that I removed from my Grandparents old home before I removed it.

My goal is to be finished by July 4th.
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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2010, 10:58:21 AM »
On 2nd thought I always drool just a little regardless. :D

Me, too!  Of course, I'm usually drooling at the mills. 

Nice work, MM.  Guess that cup of coffee is going to have to wait another year eh eh

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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2010, 02:44:06 PM »
Guess that cup of coffee is going to have to wait another year eh eh 

 :-\  Yup, put it off at least a year.

I should be sawing today but I'm too busy being lazy.   :D
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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2010, 05:55:43 PM »
I should be sawing today but I'm too busy being lazy.   :D

Need any help! :D

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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2010, 06:31:11 PM »
Well, who wants to work Christmas week into New Years anyway? ;D  :D 8)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2010, 09:38:47 PM »
Where do you put in the application?
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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2011, 08:04:11 PM »
Time for a brief update.  When this project was put into motion less than a month ago, I had no logs for any of the lumber.  I was considering using sycamore and oak for my framing lumber.  Well, things just happen.

 


All of these logs were free.  I just had to fell, buck and haul them.
 


The first 20' log gets sawed.  It yielded all of my bands (sills) and most of my long rafters.
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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2011, 08:11:50 PM »
What did you use to skid and load?

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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2011, 09:30:03 PM »
Those look like darn good free logs magicman, were does a man get more of them. I like that
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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2011, 09:40:32 PM »
Sure looks like nice lumber coming out of those logs.  :)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2011, 10:09:18 PM »
What did you use to skid and load? 

No skidding.  Just drive up beside them and do this.
 


Pull up, reset the ramps, and load the next one.
 


Then, do it again.  First thing you know, you have a load.
 


If dark catches you, go back tomorrow and get the rest.
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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2011, 04:59:32 AM »
Sure is nice to be able to pull in a yard or field and do that, no fetching in the woods. You have some nice buddies.  ;D :D Usually what you would expect here is what the wife is doing, pointing and directing where to go in those thick woods and brush for your logs. :D :D :D Ok, so they might be on a landing, but a muddy one. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2011, 09:10:16 AM »
If you look at the logs, you will notice that the pictures are of 3 different loads.   :)  I actually hauled 4 loads.
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Re: Cabin Addition
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2011, 05:26:59 AM »
Good score Lynn. If those are lightning strike trees that died it looks like the bark is still pretty tight on them. As i drive up and down the roads my eyes are constantly spotting bown top pines and I think " Sure would like to have that tree". I covet a dead pine more than my neighbors wife. :D :D I have my eye on 3 right now, trees that is. ;D

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