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survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 18, 2010 - 01:40pm PT
Doesn't matter what it is.
A house?
A cabin?
A boat?
A flower box?
A model airplane?
I don't care, as long as you're creating something.
Or maybe even doing a maintenance project?


I can't compete with people like Cragman and his log cabin, but what the heck...


Adobe anyone?

Fresh adobes in the form.




Adobe bricks curing in the sun.





It's harder than it looks, trust me.

tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jun 18, 2010 - 02:18pm PT
The project: remodel a 45 year old cabin in the redwoods

The Project Manager - my lovely wife displaying IKEA kitchen cabinets

I'm good at demolishing stuff...

Laminate floor in the kitchen/living room

Guillermo Ortiz - master tile craftsman

New tile in the master bathroom
Moof

Big Wall climber
A cube at my soul sucking job in Oregon
Jun 18, 2010 - 02:20pm PT
No pics, but:

1. Retaining wall to level out an area for a garden.
2. Building a double portaledge from scratch (found some stainless steel marine grade elbows to solve the lack of machine shop issue).
3. 6 more fence posts are rotted off and are on the docket for replacing.

Very unexciting.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 18, 2010 - 02:47pm PT
hey there say, survival... are you still on line...

i was just sending the gift.... hope it will still get there in time...
she is still there, right?

thanks... if i dont hear from you, in just a few minutes...
i am off to go mail it anyway, being that the grandkids will be
over here tomorrow, and i will be building:

too much "kid to kid relationships", for a fun time...
oh my....

(they get along pretty well with each other, though... just got to
stay on top of it all and keep a good scout-eye open, is all...)

;)
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jun 18, 2010 - 02:57pm PT


neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 18, 2010 - 03:01pm PT
hey there say, tuolumne_tradster... say, a ways back, my other brother, walter, redid an old cabin, too.... somewhere near felton, or so... 'tons' of work, but well worth it... they love it now...

also, course, ol' chappy (mark) is busy buiding now, in yosemite...
and my other brother matt, most likely had to fix up his woods-cabin, too..

hmmm, now there IS another brother, living in the woods area, but his place is rented so he can't do much to it...

seems "cabins" are just in our bloodline...
oh my... sure hope i get one someday... :))

had a home in texas, but lost it, from divorce... :(

now i rent in michigan, so i REALLY LOVE to see the
home-fixits and building stuff...

oh my, once again, it must be in our bloodline, hee hee,
as, my mom's dad was a carpenter, and from the "old country",
as they say.... lived in his own woods, too, and made his own
little pond...

he sure left us some sweet goodness in our ol' spirit...


well, god bless the work of your hands, all...
i am off to the store to mail an entirely
different kind of building project...

(one that an ol' kitty cat, nearly wanted to pull apart, oh my!)
*but i had my ol' "scout eye" aimed on him, for sure...

:)
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 18, 2010 - 03:07pm PT
Hi neebz!

Yes, she's still there. The address is in that other thread.
Room is 3RO3.

I've seen Chappy's work at his home. That boy's got some skills!

Great stuff everyone!
I knew someone like TT would show up with the big guns right away!

Mr E's is more my speed.

I knew there were some cool projects going down.
tooth

Trad climber
The Best Place On Earth
Jun 18, 2010 - 03:39pm PT
I'll get pics up if I have time - I'm renovating my office, adding a new panoramic x-ray/consult room, it's looking great!
BeeHay

Trad climber
San Diego CA
Jun 18, 2010 - 04:18pm PT
Put any rebar in those adobes?
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 18, 2010 - 04:52pm PT
Put any rebar in those adobes?


HA! Yeah, it's called straw....

Whatcha buildin' there Beehay?
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jun 18, 2010 - 05:21pm PT
I'm better with tools of destruction than construction. I'm fortunate to have a generous neighbor who is also a contractor. Without his help, I wouldn't have taken on a project like this.

vic
cragnshag

Social climber
san joser
Jun 18, 2010 - 05:30pm PT
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jun 18, 2010 - 06:24pm PT
Today

axlgrease

Mountain climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 18, 2010 - 07:17pm PT
Just finished a retaining wall project...
(Who needs a gym when there's dirt to move!)


My wife and I also got into beekeeping this year, so we built our hives (from parts):

Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jun 18, 2010 - 07:35pm PT
Bad timing for me to contribute to this thread. Picture-wise, that is...

I just finished redoing all wooden parts on our canoe, then made a base/stand for an antique lap desk; the base was made of mahogany and dyed to match the original. For the same client, I made a flame finial for an antique European table.

I also just finished an entire kitchen, although it was painted poplar and birch; yechhh!

I am off to Acadia for a week starting tomorrow, and then I will start an Art Nouveau curio cabinet. I am very excited about that!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 18, 2010 - 07:56pm PT
Edge, take a lot of pictures out there!
Man, we loved it there.

Have you climbed the beehive? Very cool.

There are some great trails and little ponds for skinny dipping in those mts when its hot!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 18, 2010 - 07:58pm PT
Watched a friend build this dingy in New Zealand using the stitch technique, a cardboard model he built as a "template" and in the short time of 6 working days. Kiwis are excellent at jury rigging anything.


okay,whatever

Trad climber
Charlottesville, VA
Jun 18, 2010 - 08:08pm PT
A raised vegetable garden bed... several more still to be built.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Seriously, Man, I didn't know she was Your sister.
Jun 18, 2010 - 08:11pm PT
Your friend does Good Work, Guido.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 18, 2010 - 08:16pm PT
Survival,
You're fully into that New Mexico lifestyle! And they wonder why the
Anasazi died off. They worked themselves to death with that mondo heavy adobe!
If they'd waited they coulda just gone down to Homie Dopie for cheap labor.

Re-doin' the b-room:


The trouble is that when ya only got one bathroom it means=


I'm happy to report the Green Death is gone.
Just finishing up the woodwork...

(You can see the old painted med cab and window trim in first pic)

Gluing the casing to the jamb as the casing is pre-stained and
has 6 coats of varnish (front and back) to protect it from the shower.




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