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Offline thechknhwk

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Re: Well here we go...
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2014, 03:13:10 pm »
Well I got about 8mbf of timber decked up.  I'm confused on whether or not to start sawing or not....  I don't really have anyplace to put the lumber after sawing other than stashing it in the woods.  I don't want it all bowed warped or otherwise messed up.  I do not have tin or scrap metal roofing to cover it all, so I'm kind of at an impasse. 

I had to have 1500 tons of sand hauled in (that hurt), but my piers and slab have been poured, and that slab looks pretty nice.  All of my brackets have been cut and powder coated, and my plumbing rough in is done.

The other issue prompting the want to saw is that my cutting spot for ash is under water (STILL!), and more rain in the forecast for this weekend (you've got to be kidding me!).

To saw or not to saw... that is the question?

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Re: Well here we go...
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2014, 04:10:02 pm »
Nice Pics.  Good Luck with the adventure.

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Re: Well here we go...
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2014, 10:46:12 pm »
Bring on the Dozer.
 

 

1500 tons of sand, that hurt the wallet quite a bit!
 

Cut this tree down then lost it in the woods, never pulled it out... we'll get it when it dries up.
 

More Sand
 

 

 

An aspen and a red oak, that was a mistake... It was pouring out when I was cutting and thru safety glasses and rain it looked aspeny to me.  Oh well, I plan to make my knee braces from oak and hickory for a contrast.
 

Sand is done..
 

Nice aspen down, please ignore my poor felling techniques.
 

 

Double your pleasure.
 

Getting ready to drill some holes.
 

36" auger
 

 


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Re: Well here we go...
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2014, 10:57:13 pm »
CEMENT!
 

The sand did look nice until we drilled 29 holes.
 

 

Cement pad going down.
 

Skidder Wench!
 

More cement, same day.
 

Looking for trees with paint on them.
 

Poison ivy, I hate you, and so does my forearms!
 

Skidding some cotton wood.
 

Big cottonwood with a bad case of heart rot.
 

That's all I got for now, need to snap some pics of my log piles, they are growing!

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Re: Well here we go...
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2014, 04:18:25 am »
thanks for sharing.

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Re: Well here we go...
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2014, 11:21:43 am »
With all this nesting going on, I can see why the skidder wench is smiling. ;D
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« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2014, 07:29:59 pm »
With all this nesting going on, I can see why the skidder wench is smiling. ;D

The skidder wench keeps saying you better not spend all your money on this barn and make me live in it forever. :D

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Re: Well here we go...
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2014, 08:35:58 pm »
always great to have a skidder Wench to help out on the projects.
Things are looking good.
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Re: Well here we go...
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2014, 01:46:30 am »
Thanks for sharing.  Is there a sketch or print of the barn(before it goes up)?
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« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2014, 03:43:43 am »
Thanks for sharing.  Is there a sketch or print of the barn(before it goes up)?

I have prints.

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Re: Well here we go...
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2014, 03:49:29 am »
 

 

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Re: Well here we go...
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2014, 05:42:44 am »
The barn looks good. And than some.
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Re: Well here we go...
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2014, 01:38:53 am »
That is quite the shack! Very impressive barn. The work is just starting.
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« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2014, 11:46:09 am »
Great story thread! I look forward to the pics as the build progresses.
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« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2014, 09:36:15 am »
If that's the barn, I can't wait to see the House! 

Making great progress! Lookin' good.
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« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2014, 09:16:40 pm »
Progress and the prints look great.  Looking forward to seeing it come together.  Keep the pics coming! 
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« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2014, 11:21:57 am »
I have been delinquent on updates, but since no one asked I will post some new pictures. ;D

Getting started on the girts and perlins.  After this I must say I hate cottonwood, unruly, and stinky.

 

 

 

 

3x6x15', 3x6x13', & side lumber

 



And then the rains came, 4" in one day.

 

 

 

 

This pail was empty when the day started; my son was playing with it the day before.

 

Can't work, may as well drink.

 

One of the first 8x6's.

 

Taking a break to let the boy learn how to dirt bike for the first time.

 

About 8000 BF in...

 

 

Moving on to my friends property to saw the logs I could not move.

 

 

 

Nice 20 footer.

 

 

Thursday and friday's take.  I'm up to about 10,000bf 8)  Now back at work for the long weekend.

 

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« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2014, 02:16:19 pm »
Nice!  Once you got out of the swamp!  Can't wait to see your progress.
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« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2014, 07:58:38 pm »
Looks like you've been busy the last month.
Got into some nice Ash logs too.

That rain hit fast and hard. I was busy the week following the Pig Roast and didn't get the camper put back together right away. I had the awning out and our road bikes were parked under it because I had something going on in the garage. When that rain hit, I had forgotten to drop a corner of the awning.  The weight of water buckled the roll up tube, the awning collapsed and knocked my Harley over. I got lucky with my bike. The gas tank couldn't have been a 1/2" from the camper steps. No damage to the bike at all.

We needed the rain though. The Skeeter's were just starting to thin out a bit lately.  :D
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« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2014, 08:54:03 pm »
I've been pretty busy, you can stop by; I promise I'll put you to work ;D.  That rain came on in a hurry.  I had to put on a rain suit to take those pictures.  Glad your hog wasn't damaged.