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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.




Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 18, 2010 - 08:28pm PT
Nice work Reilly!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 18, 2010 - 08:32pm PT
Rancho Bizarro West-just finished deck and outdoor shower for our little hideaway in the Santa Cruz Mnts. Luxury to have running hot water, flushing head and all that deck to play on. Can't get too spoiled.


survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 18, 2010 - 08:42pm PT
Wow, killer stuff showing up here.

I knew all you people would have some interesting projects going on!

Reilly, nice work pal. Yes, I'm fully into the New Mexico thing. I go into immersion programs no matter where I am. But it will be awhile before I can actually start on my wall I want to build. I have a lot of mud to stir first!!

Guido, awesome hideout bro! Does that cover for all non-boat time?
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 18, 2010 - 08:45pm PT
This is a four unit town home project that I managed and supervised in Telluride, CO.

healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jun 18, 2010 - 09:02pm PT
You guys are all great - I love this aspect of ST.
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Jun 18, 2010 - 09:05pm PT
90ft tall
gondola towers.









Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 18, 2010 - 09:07pm PT
Telluride in the big winter of 2007-2008.


Excavation. No basement, crawlspace only.


Foundation fun!


Framing even more fun!!


Exterior finish . . .


Almost there on the outside!


The interior is another story.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 18, 2010 - 09:11pm PT
Great series Kalimon!



Wow, look at how far we've progressed already.









I am such a sorry caveman..........

telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Jun 18, 2010 - 09:54pm PT


Nordic Ski Waxing Jig, made out of reclaimed redwood
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 18, 2010 - 10:08pm PT
Not complicated at all, but I just finished my bouldering wall in my garage (w/my friend, Corey, trying it out):

MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jun 18, 2010 - 10:20pm PT
Just finished this a week or so ago - finishing the trim on our new teardrop trailer, and modifying the hitch:


telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Jun 18, 2010 - 10:21pm PT





An intricate notch for a simple structure
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jun 18, 2010 - 10:28pm PT
I've been slow so I'm dragging out all of the really F-ed up antiques I've got that would usually be too much trouble to deal with and salvaging what I can.

Right now I'm taking six of these broken,filthy, mangled 1850's weird-shaped things:




Dismantle, rape and pillage the non-demolished portions, clean them up and Frankenstein all the good parts into one decent rectangular window that can be framed and sold.

Laying out the new design- not cleaned or assembled yet.




telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Jun 18, 2010 - 10:31pm PT

Whitefish... we're neighbors!
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jun 18, 2010 - 11:09pm PT
o'more of those twisty branches from the lovers leap gateway pines.

one suspended addition.

poise,

and a wayward image.
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Jun 18, 2010 - 11:26pm PT
We added an entry addition since September. It's all finished except for filling the nail holes in the trim. We finished the sod last weekend. Now it's time to go climb something! :D



Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 19, 2010 - 12:22am PT
Nice work you all!!

Is that a Trex deck Norwegian? Looks like what we used on our place.

Thanks Survival, hope your mom is doing well.
WBraun

climber
Jun 19, 2010 - 01:42am PT
I can't build anything.

All those other guys told me there's no intelligent design.

I gathered all the materials together but nothing happened.

All the materials are still laying there ......
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2010 - 03:17am PT
I know the feeling......
Chalk Martin

Mountain climber
CA
Jun 19, 2010 - 12:01pm PT

Great work everone
This is the start of my tear drop trailer.
the sides are now cut and being sanded.
It is named Camp Four.
yedi

Trad climber
Stanwood,wa
Jun 19, 2010 - 12:07pm PT
Building a 1964 Jawa motocrosser to compete in AHRMA[photoid=160900]
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 19, 2010 - 12:23pm PT
my stuff links here. the fates decided i had to be a carpenter and i finally decided to stop fighting it. beware of what runs in the family.

http://www.bird-bilt.com/

my carpentry is the only photogenic thing about me. it actually looks better in pictures than it does in real life.

survival, have you climbed in the organs?
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jun 19, 2010 - 12:59pm PT
I love this thread!

Most of my spare timer not spent climbing is spent building something or remodeling. Yes I am a bit terrified of power tools, the sort with sharp stuff spinning at thousands of RPM, but that just means I am very very careful when I use them. So far, no injury worse than the occasional whacked finger with the hammer. (I did cut off my toe once when matting a piece of artwork but that doesn't count as building or construction, does it?)

My sister has a 70's era condo and whenever I visit there, there is some project. It's amazing the wierd things people will do to a house, that you find when you remodel. Most of my work there has involved very tedious stripping of layers of hideous wallpaper and tons of wall prep and painting work. Replacing crappy old moulding is always satisfying. The most recent project, a few weeks ago, involved finally stripping out the 35 year old carpet from her bedroom, and rebuilding one of the walls which was almost 1/2 inch out from the electric outlets. Turns out the former owner had put some hideous 1/4 inch faux wood paneling on that wall, which he then covered over at some point with not one, but two layers of different plasticized contact paper, which was finally overpainted. It was very satisfying to gut that and turn it back into a normal wall with electrical outlets you could actually use.

Sorry, no photos!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2010 - 01:05pm PT
Tony, that is some great stuff!

Do you like that Chinese Elm? There's a bazillion of them here. I've never used any.

Yes, I've climbed in the Organs, but only once so far. Only been back in NM a couple years.

eKat, I will definitely post updates on my project, but I think it will be slow going. So many other things to do here at Casa de Survival....
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 19, 2010 - 03:48pm PT
thanks again, eKat, but i'm getting even with you on the reflections thread.

phylp, sounds like you love your sister way beyond the call of duty.

yea, survival, that chinese elm was a discovery. i have to thank a windstorm that knocked a branch off. if you've got some fresh deadwood, i'd be happy to tell you how i dealt with it.

i heard that the american elm is one of the most expensive hardwoods. its chinese relative has this wonderful luster. i hate to put any varnish on it, because it isn't quite so pretty as when it's just freshly sanded.

the organs is where i got into rockclimbing--27 peaks of red granite and 1 of white. most of it is trad and requires at least an hour's approach. i befriended dick ingraham, the fellow who developed the whole range--a great mentor.
Ricardo Cabeza

climber
All Over.
Jun 19, 2010 - 04:04pm PT
No pics yet, but I just finished swapping three doors, replacing all the soffit, fascia, and corner boards, as well as building a 500sf deck.

Good fun, it being my first job as a GC. Now I'm for some reason looking at being booked out for the summer and early fall!

Someone asked about Trex. I've been to the plant in Fallon. I worked building only decks for four years.

If anyone has any questions I'd be happy to help.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 19, 2010 - 04:10pm PT
Set the mesquite countertop for the vanity today but had to
test fly it first. Cosmic was available for a spotter/wingman...

Mike.

climber
Jun 19, 2010 - 04:35pm PT
Dang, nice projects!

Gabe should post up some of his stadium work shots. Big wall meets construction.
Josh Nash

Social climber
riverbank ca
Jun 19, 2010 - 04:47pm PT

I built my kids a play house that never got played in and the same kids got chicks for easter so I turned it into a chicken pen.....
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2010 - 07:23pm PT
Sorry, not building, but still creating.

Just finished a flagstone carving.

Glove for scale...










Edit: is it just my imagination or is the front page of ST slowing down a lot lately? More climbing, less posting I guess...
Wonder

climber
WA
Jun 19, 2010 - 08:41pm PT
Ok Kat, i'll get right on it... slowly...slowly
Wonder

climber
WA
Jun 19, 2010 - 08:53pm PT
I was working on my drink in Waikiki


but now I back & we are building a new pocket and bank @ the park. I need to take some new photos. Soon come.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jun 19, 2010 - 09:17pm PT
This was a pole house we built back in 1978, 32 years ago. It was nearly 3,000 sq feet. It was for an English Silicon Valley executive who was also quite an impressive photographer and who along with his wife had done a great deal of bluewater sailing, living on their gaff-headed yacht for years before they settled down on land. They were friends of Joe McKeown actually; that is how I met them. Interestingly, my main co-worker on this project was Russ McLean with whom I did actually quite a lot of building over the years in different periods of our respective lives. This project was particularly tough for a variety of reasons. We had started in Fall and that winter was particularly wet; access to the site was at times only possible by glissading down the all-too-steep driveway which was at that point only heavy clay. The inexperienced but exuberant designer friend of mind had set the truss plan to require really precise line-up of the pole tops which after 40 feet was somewhat bitchy and of course they varied greatly in diameter at that! And the trusses had to built in the air.







Here is a recent project--- 2008/9. The scope involved the entire interior of a smaller 1950‘s house in Palo Alto as well as an extensive trellis structure outside. The home had not seen any work for more than 50 years...ugh. The client felt he needed to remain living in the house the whole period of construction though this meant incredible cost to him, keeping the work elements small enough the home still worked all the time. Anyway rough photos shot without any staging or primping. We were working with a Bougainvillea pallette also. It was really a wonderful home in the end.

















Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Aw, Pshaw, you wouldn't even understand....
Jun 19, 2010 - 10:17pm PT
Whole lotta craftsmanship, there, Peter.
Whoa.
yedi

Trad climber
Stanwood,wa
Jun 19, 2010 - 11:25pm PT
This is a 1966 CZ 250 twinpipe I built from a basket case a few years ago. won the AHRMA National in Chehalis Wa. on it a few years back.
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jun 19, 2010 - 11:49pm PT
Cool to see what people do - thanks!

Modified a GriGri today for Skip to solo slabs during her bicep surgery recovery.
I drilled the hole so it came out in the middle of the plastic casing, though:

http://ulrichprinz.de/alpin/equipment/selfmade/grigri-soloist-beckwith/index.html
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jun 21, 2010 - 09:14pm PT

Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Aw, Pshaw, you wouldn't even understand....
Jun 21, 2010 - 09:17pm PT
Uh oh, Todd.
Maybe dealin' with snakes & ghosts was easier?
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Jun 21, 2010 - 11:50pm PT
A 9300 SQUARE FOOT LOG HOME, built by Yellowstone Log Homes and Thor, windows cut by Thor! It is near Canon City, CO.



Thor
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jun 22, 2010 - 12:14am PT
Nice Thor!

I did some trim work for Yukon/Alaska Log Homes when I lived in Juneau. The sliding joints are pretty cool.

Those guys that cut the channels for the interior walls with chainsaws amazed me.
They did it all day, and perfectly - I tried it once, and was gassed after 10 minutes!

Erik
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jun 22, 2010 - 09:01am PT
Our very own David Wilson---builder and architect--- has been busy over the last 20 years or so, Pilgrims. Today in the Chronicle, one of his many interesting projects showed up; it's in Stinson Beach. He also built Galen Rowell's house in the Oakland Hills, btw.


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2010/06/20/HOMK1DO9EO.DTL&object=%2Fc%2Fpictures%2F2010%2F06%2F14%2Fho-locavore20_PH_0501812851.jpg
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 22, 2010 - 09:31am PT
Good stuff above Peter!

And Thor, whoa, swing your mighty hammer!
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Jun 22, 2010 - 09:54am PT
Hey Survival- those are some wide thin'Dobes !? I made a more "brick' size 6x10x4 so i could lift them ! I'll get some pix of our cordwood/strawbale/ timber place that is almost done.
Adobe floors are WAY to much work but cool
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Jun 22, 2010 - 01:04pm PT
I guess since I still have some items to complete, I'll say I'm still building a boat, though this will be it's 4th season on the water, and I'll likely still not be done building it.

I'd thought I was making good progress, getting to this state the first winter (I underestimated the amount of work and $ to complete it)

Cuddy cabin in place.

Structurally done and primed

Maiden voyage
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 22, 2010 - 01:15pm PT
Sweet number Paul!

Slabbo, mine are 10 x 14 x 4.
I swiped the measurements out of a Corrales history book. Should be a beefy wall when I'm done.
WBraun

climber
Jun 22, 2010 - 01:18pm PT
See .....

It takes intelligence to build all these awesome projects in this thread.

keep em coming ....
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Jun 22, 2010 - 01:32pm PT
Last summer I had to reroof the place, while I was at it I added a dog house dormer to turn a big closet upstairs into a 1/2 bath and still sizable closet.





I am working up a vanity and have a few interior trim things to finish then the project is more or less completed.



Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jun 22, 2010 - 01:32pm PT
we all need a place to lay our head when time winks.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Jun 22, 2010 - 01:47pm PT
New baby? Full time job? Why not jump into a fixer upper?? Picture is, mercifully, from a few years ago.

Wonder

climber
WA
Jun 24, 2010 - 12:28am PT
Ok one and all here's what we're building down under the bridge. The new wippy pocket area is shaping up.


There will be a bank and like a flat top roll over. Check out the jersy barrier ride in the back we built about 3 months ago.


So if you haven't been following the progress of Marginal Way skatepark in Seattle, Planet Earth has just released a 6 part series on the creation of MW. Very professional. Thake a look here's the link.

http://www.planet-earth-clothing.com/news/2010/06/marginal-way-skatepark-videos/
Sherri

Trad climber
WA
Jun 24, 2010 - 02:17am PT
Hardly Visible--your place is looking great! Nice work, as always.

I just finished this entry door for my partner's new music studio. Made it out of maple planks milled from our property, and added a few personal touches like the sun/moon glass and some purpleheart trim--the "tree" represents one of her favorites here which is reminds us of a bonsai and stands alone in a field alongside Hwy 101 near Blyn, WA.
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jun 24, 2010 - 03:10am PT
Beautiful Sherri - miss you guys. I love the wind-blown trees.

Erik
Sherri

Trad climber
WA
Jun 24, 2010 - 11:08am PT
Thanks, Erik. We miss you too!
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 24, 2010 - 11:53am PT
lovely, sherri--but the door is scraping the grass? no threshold? a little concerned about long-term moisture effects on a real work of art ...

oops--not installed yet, right? sorry ...
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Jun 24, 2010 - 12:12pm PT
Wow! There is some wonderful stuff being created and produced by our very own Tacoheads. Peter I am most impressed!

Can anyone tell me how to post a video so I can show what I've been building?
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jun 24, 2010 - 12:19pm PT
Nice stuff! WONDER, Marginal is looking good. Its been a few months since We have been down there. Skated with Paul Bond the other day though at Carnation, Duvall....
Sherri

Trad climber
WA
Jun 24, 2010 - 12:38pm PT
lovely, sherri--but the door is scraping the grass? no threshold? a little concerned about long-term moisture effects on a real work of art ...


Maybe I took the "natural building" concept too far? lol ;)

okay,whatever

Trad climber
Charlottesville, VA
Jun 24, 2010 - 12:49pm PT
Really wonderful posts from everyone... great cross-pollination of visions and ideas. There's nothing better than creating something (well, OK, there's climbing, skiing, etc.). Thanks....

I might add that the only reason I'm posting right now is that it's extremely hot here (high 90's, and 50%+ humidity)... I have a lot to do, but can only do it in the morning and evening, working outside in the sun.
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Jun 24, 2010 - 01:08pm PT
Sherri, absolutely beautiful...!!!


Thor
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Jun 24, 2010 - 11:29pm PT
That's a nice clean job site on the pole house Mr. Haan.
Jobee

Social climber
El Portal Ca.
Jun 25, 2010 - 12:53am PT
Here's a world class climber who's also known for building.
Happy Chappy.


.

I captured him in action in Yosemite just the other day.
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Jun 25, 2010 - 01:30am PT
I could tell you,
but I'd have to kill you.
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Jun 25, 2010 - 11:35am PT
my project last week before going in for ACL reconstruction.

fixing drainage issue on side of our house, then install new flower bed and re-gravel the drive way!
fun stuff...







everything grows like crazy here in WV:




it's sorta like big wall climbing!!!!

mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 25, 2010 - 11:56am PT
Kurt, what's the vintage of your house? Very nice!
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Jun 25, 2010 - 12:03pm PT
house was built in the 30's, WV coal camp house right above the junkyard..
NEW RIVER GORGE ROCKS!!!!
Jay Wood

Trad climber
Fairfax, CA
Jun 25, 2010 - 12:18pm PT
Here's some random recent.
Small house kitchen- before, during, after
(Not quite after- glass tile backsplash not installed yet)

Recent new house
This was a tear-down and build new. After the tear-down, no dumpster for entire project. Sheetrockers hauled their own scrap, free bin for wood scrap- firewood and reuse, recycle, and a few van loads to dump.

Just finishing this one- after pic later


My fixer-upper
Fence boards reused from a garage that I took down.
Fish pond from cut-down water tank.

dirtbag

climber
Jun 25, 2010 - 12:35pm PT
Okay, I'm inspired. Beautiful work y'all.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 25, 2010 - 04:13pm PT
The following is a compilation of 30 years of work on our place in Santa Cruz. We sold the property 4 years ago when we moved to New Zealand, but the memories are still vivid and wonderful. Many many friends worked with us over the years: Hennek, Haan, Bard brothers, Harper, Tom Carter, Rick Barker, Russ the McClinsky McLean, Joe Faint, Bobbo Locke..........................

Have had a difficult time loading these photos so I added the old promo brochure that we put together-LOL with the copy!

All the structures are built in the traditional pole and beam style of construction.
















MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jun 25, 2010 - 04:32pm PT
Amazing, Guido, just amazing.

Thanks for that.
dirtbag

climber
Jun 25, 2010 - 04:40pm PT
Indeed! This is a great thread. Thanks Guido.
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Jun 25, 2010 - 07:32pm PT
Guido,

That's awesome!

Are you still building boats in New Zealand?
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 25, 2010 - 07:42pm PT
No-just repair work and lots of sailing.
#310

Social climber
Telluride, CO
Jun 26, 2010 - 12:56am PT
It has been awhile since we built "shelter" except in volunteer housing projects. Even now in a down economy, we build tend to build house size art projects. Times have changed from living NPS housing and a VW van.

Yikes - this attempt is my first time trying to do photos on Super Topo - hope it works.

HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Arid-zona
Jun 26, 2010 - 01:23am PT
This thread is awesome.
pocoloco1

Mountain climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Jun 26, 2010 - 09:54am PT
Nice work #310. What's the stroke($) in that neighborhood?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 26, 2010 - 11:29am PT
Nice work, Kathy! Good to the BONE! Just like yourself...
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jun 26, 2010 - 02:35pm PT
This is what I'm rebuilding

This motor grenaded on me Saturday at about 90 mph in turn two at Willow Springs. I thought I threw a chain but when I pulled off course I realized it was a bit more.


rich sims

Trad climber
co
Jun 26, 2010 - 03:39pm PT
Not what, but the house I just started will be the first SCIP system home built in Denver. Structural Concrete Insulated Panel,
250 mile wind load, 8.3 earthquake and R40.
The cost came in less than stick framing, 5/8 drywall and stucco exterior.
Also installing the first Amasond geo exchange system in the US,,, Fun times
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jun 26, 2010 - 04:04pm PT
There was a 6.6 quake reported near Denver in 1882 so you should be good...
rich sims

Trad climber
co
Jun 26, 2010 - 04:58pm PT

PUD
Earthquake for me is not such a big deal; unless we have a good shake then most of Denver will drop. R value is the big deal the rest is a bonus including the cost savings paid for the Geo exchange system.
Figure 50 to 70% reduction in heating cost. Electricity and oil are so cheap right?
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Jun 26, 2010 - 07:43pm PT
Blown Head Gasket!






Thor

Off to Index tomorrow!
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jun 27, 2010 - 03:31pm PT
OK, in the last two days, we excavated lawn and set 60 pavers, got a shade canopy from Skip's old employer, and set up "Casa de Huevo":


We also screened all of the dirt from the excavation, and the raised bed is about 1/2 full - making good progress there as well:




Additionally, we bought 600 lbs of sand, and finished the rock garden:



We're both exhausted, but glad to have projects done!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 30, 2010 - 04:36am PT
hey there say.... oh my, jobee... say, happy neebee now, to see my brother's house! ... wow, i was wondering how it was coming along...

tell him "hey there" for me, when you see him again...

say, tell werner, ken, and anyone else, 'hey there' for me, too...

wow, this is all i'm able to build at the moment:


oh my, and often, not too good at that, being limited with craft items...
:O


say, wonderful share, jobee... once again, i am very grateful and blessed to see this fun stuff...

take care, and give yosemite and the ol' merced river a big 'hey there' too!

:)

edit: say, jay wood, very nice little kitchen, thanks for the share..
:)

wow, big edit:
quido, say, that santa cruz place is lovely... oh my...
:)
squishy

Mountain climber
sacramento
Jun 30, 2010 - 10:31am PT
I made an rc plane, I'll prolly just crash it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVf3F3oUv90
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2010 - 11:03am PT
Wow, this thread is sooo exceeding all my expectations!

Actually, I knew the talent was out there, I just didn't know if we would get all the "goods".


Guido, you suck.

Naaah, I mean yer my hero!
Sherri

Trad climber
WA
Jun 30, 2010 - 11:08am PT
Indeed, this thread is full of inspiration and talent.

Guido- I'm drooling over the pics of your old place in Santa Cruz! Fantastic aesthetic and craftsmanship.

Thumbs up, all!
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jun 30, 2010 - 12:45pm PT
finish carpentry, norwegian style.
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Jun 30, 2010 - 12:57pm PT
Norwegian, love the skip peel, nice work, Man!



This is a window cut out I was doing in Colorado. The problem was the guy who set the home left all the lags in the window area! I was sharpening my saw about 10 times a day and went through 5 chains before the homeowner bought a Metal Detector!

Thor
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 30, 2010 - 12:58pm PT
Weedge,
Norwegians don't use levels! :-D
Nice work and nice score on the door!

Thor,
Colorado is a long way from Sedro Wooley.
You commute?
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Jun 30, 2010 - 02:04pm PT
Reilly~

I was living in Idaho Falls, ID at the time and working out of the big city of Rigby! I was working for Yellowstone Log Homes and we built the house and shipped it down on faltbeds 5 or 6 if I remember correctly! Our former dipstick assistant foreman set it with ALL the lags in the window and door openings and chainsaws don't like to cut steel, it was a disaster!Then I was sent down to cut out the doors and windows with a Stihl 760 36" bar, big logs! I spent two weeks in a hotel room in Canon City Colorado!

The guy set up a Trust since he is a cancer surviver and the 9300 square foot home with therapeutic swimming pool and elevator will be donated to the Cancer Foundation and he paid taxes and utilities for 50 years in the Trust!

Thor
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 30, 2010 - 02:41pm PT
What a coinkidink, I worked on the hospital in Rexburg BITD!
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jun 30, 2010 - 06:00pm PT
during a lifetime we carve at our landscape and leave an erasible imprint upon our space. these should be celebrated.

for the days carry themselves. interrupted though by our pursuit of the now. the future will always faithfully become the past. you just need to be active at the threshold between the two.

or else time seems to fly. when really, it crawls according to the pace subscribed by atomic folly.




one feature that few think of, that is of essence to our existence and should be carefully wrecked... is our grave.

dig your own grave folks. for it carries you to beyond. and the beyond most captivates our inquisitive genius.



and thus to extend parables beyond wobbly, to sincerely claim dirtbag status with an earned pride, you must become, part tractor.

tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Jun 30, 2010 - 09:14pm PT
Guido,

Glad you're enjoying spending time using the sailboat. The designer of my boat refers to many folks as boat rubbers. They'd rather rub their finish than use their boats.

I'm getting old enough to fully appreciate that addage, I'd rather use stuff than dink around with it. Speaking of which, in the vein of rebuilding stuff my wifes car needs a new front wheel bearing. As the vehicle is AWD it's a bit more involved than a typical bearing replacement, and will keep me busy for the better part of a day this weekend.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 10, 2010 - 12:25pm PT
fish glue! No, not our Fish. Actually, it would be heat sensitive.
Aliphatic/Titebond would be fine - the waterproof Type III wouldn't
leach out IMHO.
BooDawg

Social climber
Paradise Island
Jul 16, 2010 - 04:58am PT
These past few weeks, I've been helping a friend with his re-model by doing the electrical wiring. It began with moving the entire electrical panel for this 5-bedroom house from the upstairs kitchen down into the basement. It's not very artsy work, but it's kinda fun since most folks are intimidated by electric juice. And most of the work gets covered up, so it's not always appreciated...


Thanks one and all for posting on this thread and especially to Survival who started it...
rich sims

Trad climber
co
Jul 16, 2010 - 03:01pm PT
Building to start soon
BeeHay

Trad climber
San Diego CA
Jul 16, 2010 - 05:10pm PT
Hey Rich, rebar caps,son! (sorry, force of habit...)

Brad

rich sims

Trad climber
co
Jul 17, 2010 - 04:30pm PT

Just your average 25'X 50 foot lot with a 25' X 35' 47' tall house
Allen Hill

Social climber
CO.
Jul 17, 2010 - 04:59pm PT
[photoid=163749]
rich sims

Trad climber
co
Jul 21, 2010 - 10:56am PT
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2010 - 11:01am PT
Nice stuff gang! You all are waaaaay ahead of my meager skill set!
rich sims

Trad climber
co
Jul 21, 2010 - 11:01am PT
Smallest foundation I have ever done for the amount of square footage of the building we have
rich sims

Trad climber
co
Jul 21, 2010 - 11:06am PT
bmacd

climber
Relic Hominid
Jul 21, 2010 - 12:26pm PT
Site of my next project, if the lease proposal and feasibility study go well

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2010 - 12:51pm PT
Sweet dizzle Rich!
That's one hell of a gobie!
BoKu

Trad climber
Douglas Flat, CA
Jul 21, 2010 - 06:34pm PT
A 15-meter racing sailplane kit. Or, more accurately, the factory tools required to manufacture them in series production:

http://www.hpaircraft.com/hp-24
Allen Hill

Social climber
CO.
Jul 21, 2010 - 09:22pm PT
Rich, where is your new building going up? Looks like the Highlands. I swear I know the green corner store building across the street. Off Tejon St. maybe? Nice looking regardless.
Allen Hill

Social climber
CO.
Jul 21, 2010 - 09:34pm PT
WBraun

climber
Jul 21, 2010 - 10:32pm PT
This thread is a winner !!!!!
Lambone

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Jul 21, 2010 - 11:18pm PT
Well, I'm not actually building this, but it's being built for me right now.




flyingkiwi1

Trad climber
Seattle WA
Jul 22, 2010 - 01:26am PT
Have any of you ever built a kid's sandbox?
If so, did you build a top? Beta is if you don't you end up with a giant litter box.
If you built a top, how did you do it, and did it prove to be practical - I mean, both effective and easy to take on and off?

Ian
BeeHay

Trad climber
San Diego CA
Jul 22, 2010 - 01:31am PT
This IS a cool thread.

Rich, I like the "hands on" style, and the site made rebar caps!

Brad
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jul 22, 2010 - 02:15am PT
Normally I would just post the pics, but my computer is down so the only way for me to link you to my recent work is my news letter. Enjoy the art. Sorry for the business plug, Cheers, Jude

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs082/1102008001040/archive/1103453523843.html



http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs082/1102008001040/archive/1103574508306.html
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Jul 25, 2010 - 10:55am PT
The sod took! Addition finished.

Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Jul 25, 2010 - 02:02pm PT
Working on a 6'7" round-tail fish inspired by the Rusty 'Dwart' on the back cover of the most recent Surfer's Journal, without the wings. And it's bigger. This was built from an original Clark Foam 6'9" A blank purchased two weeks before 'Black Monday', or whatever day that was that Clark packed it in. And that's not me in the picture. That's 'Action Boy', my 8 year-old.

I'll try to post up a more recent image or two. It's only waiting for the gloss coat, but the temps are near 100 deg F right now and gloss resin does not like hot temps and I have no time to sand a bad gloss coat off and re-do. Going to the beach for two weeks, six days from now. And I have a very busy work week coming up.

Cool off now!




Ricardo Cabeza

climber
All Over.
Jul 25, 2010 - 02:16pm PT
Sweet thread, where's Edge on all this?

Wednesday, I start on my first BIG project as a GC. Two bathrooms remodeled, an addition, a kitchen remodel, a structural wall removed, and a three season deck to be built, amongst other small projects.

I'm going T&M on the job, wish me luck!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 25, 2010 - 02:40pm PT
Just trying to build a better mouse condo!


My construction is sturdy out of necessity!

The boss inspecting my work!



You can see the basic mouse appeal in my design...
Jobee

Social climber
El Portal Ca.
Jul 25, 2010 - 04:32pm PT
Incredible Steve; made my day seeing that little fella!

All creatures great, and small.


-and the kitties dream, dream, dream.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 25, 2010 - 06:18pm PT
Yup, Yosemite Sammie is riding out the recession in style! It's CatTV for five on the dream channel!
Mimi

climber
Jul 25, 2010 - 07:03pm PT
Jo, Sammie is no ordinary deermouse. You'd love her especially since she hails from Cascade Falls. Born beneath Knob Job and raised in the Trough of Justice. We got her outa there before she became a Crimson Cringe. LOL!

And it is a premium channel for them katz!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 25, 2010 - 11:45pm PT
hey there say, .... am building, the JAKE SMITH RANCH SERIES....


hmmm, would like a ranch to go with, but no can do... :(

:)


:)

*edit: say, steve, ... wow, my two pet rats just might like that, though
they do get more of the feel of the great outdoors, as to air,
in the cage they got now... :))
Fluoride

Trad climber
Hollywood, CA
Jul 26, 2010 - 03:44am PT
The coolest building in the world lately...unfortunately I had no part in it (designed by the genius Rem Koolhaas). I have a love of architechture.

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 26, 2010 - 04:03pm PT
Good thing Yosemite Sammie is an atheist and except for "the" cat you don't have to worry about religious bs.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8fkrq_creedocide_fun
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jul 26, 2010 - 04:47pm PT
^hilarious!!!!!!!
dangry

Trad climber
the bay-sierra complex
Jul 26, 2010 - 08:16pm PT
my rig[photo[photoid=164690]id=164689] lots to do still but van life is treating me real good
Wonder

climber
WA
Aug 3, 2010 - 02:12am PT
OK, since we need a little more time & money to continue with the Marginal Way project. some of us got jobs building this cool skatepark in South Park just south of Seattle.



i run the pumper

here's my boss pumping the shotcrete

hard work in the hot sun

phase one done

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 3, 2010 - 02:53am PT
Still gotta make some mini-crown for the window/med cab top pieces but it is basically done. Honduran mahogany - those are mini-appliance garages on either side.

(forgot to close the one drawer!)
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 3, 2010 - 10:14am PT
Nice Rat Crusade, Guido!

Wonder- Really nice shotcrete work! I bet you are good with a pool trowel!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Aug 3, 2010 - 11:41am PT
Hard work and hot sun in Seattle! Take all you can get of both.
apogee

climber
Aug 3, 2010 - 12:52pm PT
Reilly, that's some impressive craftsmanship. Bravo!
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Aug 7, 2010 - 12:40am PT
i have a giant hole in my roof where i was attacked by an ornery oak...autumn is approaching and the squirrels are moving in.. but i put that aside and build this little guardian gnome throne over my two sleeping beauties.
i figgur he'll protect them from any other tree attacks.


the gaps in the wall are there if you want them to be.
passing thru our space, the beyond comes and goes according to it's own whims.
all of mine barriers have cracks and breaches, for a respiring soul shuns expiration.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Aug 26, 2010 - 02:04am PT
im losing my cone ect ivity in 2 days and i've been wanting to scan / share this journey...

10 months, 12 hours a day, 6-7 days a week, me an my hammer (which i stole from my wife who purchased it in a san franciso hardware store so's she could hang a picture of her and i with no distance between our lips.)
...a whole lot of learning,
and more personal digging than i've ever known:

i hand dug my foundation cause i don't need no stinkeen tractors and anyway i've tractor in my bloodline.
that's my pops. i've all the respect in the world for him.
hand dug the shitter, as we all should to have.
we have a stage and feet that yearn.
let us dance?
...gives whole new meaning to the term 'wall hauler', which i dutifully employed with a 2:1 reduction and NO f*#king manpower save my riches.
the divisions are beginning to take form, im building a cage system promoting privacy though stymying the fluid dynamics of the home.
40' long 4x16 ridge beam no hydraulics necessary. just a high lift jack, a wall hauler, and more pulley reductions.
go away sky.
i pre-fabricated my eave soffits on the ground, then hauled them up in one piece, installed with some arduous overhanging screwing.
elements be damned

all for what?

cause it's a good way to get old.


Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Aug 26, 2010 - 12:16pm PT

This is the finished product.

Being up on the ladder is the worst part. I would feel more comfortable 2000 ft. off the deck on El Cap.
At least I wouldn't have skateboarders, bicyclists, and pedestrians waltzing under my ladder. Totally unaware as they walk around the caution tape I set up.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2010 - 01:09pm PT
Weege, what a journey, and rewarding!

Thanks for taking me along.


The latest in the land of the Indian and Coronado.....

German engineered solar panels. Light and durable!


My buddy Wesley.


Frame on barn roof for 18 panels. 4.25 kilowatts.




Just waiting on final inspection. It was soooo freekin' cool to see the meter run BACKWARDS during the test!
Now the bastards will be sending ME checks!!


edit: Nice paintjob Plaidman!





Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Aug 26, 2010 - 01:53pm PT
Norwegian, this Bunkbed I built a couple of years ago,
but am proud of how it turned out!



Thor

*Museum, great to see a final project!! That is very clean, sleek and stylish!
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Aug 26, 2010 - 02:08pm PT
Thanks Thor!

the museum
Wonder

climber
WA
Aug 26, 2010 - 02:23pm PT
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[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/56807381@N00/4929428393/]2_rivericty_1.jpg[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/56807381@N00/]roywonder[/url], on Flickr[img]

Sorry, but flicker has totally screw up how to copy & paste photos.
anyways Thanks Steve & Mimi & Kat
We add the outside circle and 4 arched doorways that can be skated over. Looks like some kind of sacred circle or a landing pad for the mother ship. Stay tuned.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Aug 26, 2010 - 02:28pm PT
Not nearly as cool as building a great house in the woods with a metal roof or putting up a solar panal array or building a skate park...

Putting the tail block on a surfboard-build-in-progress. East coast hurricane swells are beginning to arrive. Goin' out for Sunday dawn patrol.

errett

Social climber
Grumpy Ridge
Aug 26, 2010 - 02:30pm PT
I got tired of doing a 5.10 highball just to get to the top of my lot. Now its only 3rd class (when you've had a few and need to hold onto the railing).
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2010 - 02:37pm PT
Gunkie, that is a seriously cool board!

errett, did you rap bolt that or was it ground up? HA!
Nice work.
errett

Social climber
Grumpy Ridge
Aug 26, 2010 - 02:40pm PT
I'm old school Yosemite ;?)
errett

Social climber
Grumpy Ridge
Aug 26, 2010 - 03:10pm PT
The sunroom I built a couple years ago...
errett

Social climber
Grumpy Ridge
Aug 26, 2010 - 03:22pm PT
A couple miles outside Estes Park, Colorado in the Big Thompson Canyon. Here's an old view from a crag across the street...
Wonder

climber
WA
Aug 26, 2010 - 05:38pm PT
Errett, thats so cool. I'm totally jealous.I think alot more structures should be built on rocks & crags like the Hopi or Tibetans.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Aug 26, 2010 - 05:48pm PT
A couple miles outside Estes Park, Colorado in the Big Thompson Canyon. Here's an old view from a crag across the street...

Hope you have some water-wings scattered about... just in case. BTW, cool deck. I'd have far more problems decending than ascending; ya know, after a few colds ones.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Thompson_River

EDIT: So where was the high water mark for the 1976 flood? Was it above your deck on top of the V2 boulder problem?
errett

Social climber
Grumpy Ridge
Aug 26, 2010 - 05:59pm PT
"where was the high water mark for the 1976 flood?"

The Big Thomson flood came down the north fork of the river below Glen Haven, which flows into the main branch of the river at Drake. That's about 8 miles down river from me. All the death and destruction of the flood occurred from Drake and below. The upper main branch where I live didn't flood at all. My house was built in 1968 and the detached garage -- the orginal summer cabin on the property was built in the 30's. Still going strong.

Someday I'm going to build a treehouse on the upper end of my lot. You can see the Diamond from there. It's also about 200 feet above the river.
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Aug 26, 2010 - 08:55pm PT
Gunkie, I lived in VA Beach for 14 years and made many Dawn Patrol missions to Cape Hatteras! Your right nothing like Hurricane Season!


Awesome board,
Thor
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Aug 26, 2010 - 09:58pm PT
that is excellent, thor.
it must be nice to sleep nightly amonst the trees.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Aug 26, 2010 - 11:23pm PT
Hip lines for days Wonder! Kinda symmetrical though eh? Have we skated together?

rich sims

Trad climber
co
Sep 1, 2010 - 09:52pm PT
Fun and inspiring looking at what you are building.

Short story The company I ordered the foam shot crete work from can not deliver.
It took some time but the last order of material arrives friday and I will start building the panels to build the first SCIP house in Denver.
It may take some imagination to see a house out of the loads of foam and wire that will withstand an 8.3 earthquakes and 250 mile an hour winds.
Probably never be put to the test in Denver but the R40 walls and R80 roof will do just fine.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 1, 2010 - 11:21pm PT
Cool! The first SCIP in Denver? hmmmm

My place in NM is 8 years old already.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 2, 2010 - 12:15am PT
There is no artistry in my construction, nor is it epic in scale or wondrous to behold. On the other hand, it allows me to make epic beer. And that is worth something.


This is a 2 x 2 x 3 ft box, lined with some kind of Owens Corning insulation. It sits in my cold basement, and inside it my little tiny yeasts live at exactly the temperature they like (and different yeasts like different temperatures). The heating power is pretty sophisticated (a 40-watt bulb in a $2.95 base), as is the system I devised to ensure that the temp is the same in every part of the box (a $5 computer fan duct-taped into a 2-foot length of pvc tubing).

It looks like a reject from a fifth-grade woodworking competition, but it will maintain the temp of fifteen gallons of beer within 1 degree, indefinitely, while consuming almost no power. The only thing more sophisticated than bits of wood and styro is the controller. But even that is not exactly space-age technology.

And, like I said, you all may be orders of magnitude ahead of me in terms of your sophistication at building houses, and decks, and skateparks, but when you're done with the day's labor, I'm the guy that can offer you a beer.

Cheers

rich sims

Trad climber
co
Sep 2, 2010 - 12:38am PT
survival
I am going on what the Denver building Department said as for first in City of Denver not metro. hmm they could be wrong.
I know of a few in metro Denver, Lakewood & Avarada. Who designed yours and what system is yours? K, W,
Tri D, Green Sandwich, Met rock to name a few. I am sure you know the difference from sip to scip some do not.
rich sims

Trad climber
co
Sep 10, 2010 - 10:34pm PT
This will be a house
This will be a house
This will be a house
Josh Nash

Social climber
riverbank ca
Sep 13, 2010 - 12:22pm PT
It's been a huge learning curve tying the two panels together. My dad was the master at building stairs and my respect for his ability has jumped up twenty fold!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Sep 13, 2010 - 12:33pm PT
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Sep 13, 2010 - 12:43pm PT
eKat: Only when I'm really hungry!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Sep 13, 2010 - 02:00pm PT
here's an old one, from the 90s... but it is one built for the ages!
Building a stone wall
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Sep 13, 2010 - 02:13pm PT
Ed-that is a really beautiful work of art and feat of engineering. Very cool!! And to have your great-grandmother's level on the job? Sweet!

It has the feel of something that'll some day in the WAY future be an archaeological find.
Sherri

Trad climber
WA
Sep 14, 2010 - 02:27am PT
Wow, Ed! If it weren't so much hard work, I can imagine it being meditative, doing that sort of project. Just beautiful, even in all of it's stages of being built.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Sep 14, 2010 - 02:35am PT
Ed, beautiful wall! When I lived in NH I once watched two guys in their 80's build what would become a 10'x150' drylaid wall with big rocks. They used two backhoes, one with a very small bucket and the other with a medium one. It was like watching a tango they were so smooth and in sync. Seemed like they were reading each other's minds as I didn't see them talk and I'm pretty sure they couldn't hear each other even if they tried to.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Sep 14, 2010 - 03:14am PT
at some point it is meditative, and working together with someone happens in a lot of silence as you are selecting rock for a particular section... I have a very good three-dimensional visualization going so I can somehow choose the right rock... and also judge rock weight, that got me into a little trouble with Debbie. She was going to lift a rock and I said, abruptly with no diplomacy at all "don't lift that rock, it's too heavy" and she gave me a wilting stare, hefted the rock up about 6", put it down and went in the house. The lack of sensitivity on my part cost me my rock laying partner for a month or so as she recovered from a pulled lower back...

...you've got to leave your ego behind to do this sort of work or else you just destroy your body. The rock was "hand loaded" but those guys at the quarry were doing this all summer, all day, and got stronger and stronger... at least faster than I did only working on the weekends. By the end of summer some of those "hand loaded" stones were pretty damn large.

Stephanie reminded me that we rolled some of the larger rocks for the foundation on logs, like the Egyptians... rigging is an ancient technique, little is new I think, except that we have machines that take the place of lots of people. Amazing what can be accomplished, though, by people, just laying a stone atop another.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 14, 2010 - 10:09am PT
Nice unit there Weld_it! Those welds are the POOP!

Have you squat tested the sucker or otherwise used it in your floor show...yet?!?
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Sep 14, 2010 - 11:00am PT
Cranking out product for the holiday craft shows. I'm a non-stop soldering machine.



Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Sep 17, 2010 - 07:00pm PT
I've been done a while now but here's a follow up on the bath addition:




Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Sep 18, 2010 - 01:02am PT
HellYeah

Big Wall climber
CA
Sep 21, 2010 - 02:41pm PT
Here is what I built this summer...



Theres another smaller, mostly vert wall to the left, a hydraulically adjustable systems board, and three hangboards.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Sep 22, 2010 - 01:41am PT
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 22, 2010 - 10:11am PT
Nice work folks...on all fronts!

From the Ark to the ever crafty Skip! Very cool!!!
jopay

climber
so.il
Sep 22, 2010 - 12:26pm PT
HellYeah, I would sure like to see how you framed this, was it dimensional lumber? I married a 30 degree to a 40 degree with a "pie" shaped piece, which is cool but it took me and my guitar maker friend to figure out the how.
salad

climber
Escondido
Sep 22, 2010 - 12:38pm PT
this thread reminded me that i promised tess and shane i would build them a giant mouse that will rid the world of fish sticks. not sure why they want all the fish sticks gone, but...
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Sep 27, 2010 - 10:53pm PT
mountain side
tower foundation.

mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Sep 27, 2010 - 11:10pm PT
I used to build museum quality furniture and cabinetry,now I replace toilet seals and broken tiles to pay my mortgage.
Life is an interesting event isn't it? Life is what happens while your planning something else.........I can show you pictures of sleigh bed couches, Lathe turn pillars on $15k tables, but it doesn't matter anymore does it? That game is over and we need to diversify our skill set and recreate a Job for ourselves........,
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Sep 27, 2010 - 11:18pm PT
i'd rather have
a working toilet
than the museums
furniture.

Wonder

climber
WA
Sep 27, 2010 - 11:27pm PT
Hey mark, I have no worries about a mortgage because I now live in my shop.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Sep 27, 2010 - 11:30pm PT
Hey Wonder ain't that the truth my friend......
ß Î Ø T Ç H

climber
Oct 15, 2010 - 04:52pm PT
I'm customizing a razor scooter - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFgVaU8_dyg
apples

Boulder climber
Atlanta, GA
Oct 15, 2010 - 06:11pm PT
Chicken coop built by the husband and painted by me.



EdBannister

Mountain climber
where are you going to is what matters
Oct 15, 2010 - 06:23pm PT
Ricardo Cabeza

climber
All Over.
Oct 15, 2010 - 08:54pm PT
I'm a finish carpenter by trade.

I sure wish I had time to stop and take pictures of my current project.

I'll try to get some pictures, it's really fun and beautiful stuff.
rectorsquid

climber
Lake Tahoe
Oct 15, 2010 - 09:10pm PT

Just finished most of the work on this unusual kayak paddle. It need a few coats of something to finish it off but it's otherwise done.

Now I need to wait for spring to use it.

Dave
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Oct 15, 2010 - 09:23pm PT
Hey Apples..."THEY" let you have TURQUOISE in Atlanta these days?????

Damn, times have changed since I last lived in the South.







Do you at least have some red brick somewhere???????????
apples

Boulder climber
Atlanta, GA
Oct 15, 2010 - 09:33pm PT
No one can really tell us what color the house is since we don't live in a neighborhood with homeowner's association.

The house was that color when we bought it. I hated it at first and now I love it.

There is some red brick on the front porch.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 15, 2010 - 10:09pm PT
We have a 1927 California bungalow. I'd rather not admit how long we've
lived with the bookshelves which flank the Batchelder tiled fireplace.
You've heard about the cobbler's children, right?

Suffice it to say that this lovely faux antique job wasn't original. One
bonus for my long-suffering wife to the collapse of the economy has been a
little more time for me to chip away at the honeydo list. Hence, the Big
Hammer came out!


Here's a close-up of the creative 'wood graining' applied to the plaster
between the shelves! SUWEEET!


Here's the loverly fireplace sans mantle. Just under the right hand wire
I finally found the treasure I've long sought while remodeling many houses.


I found this photo, about 2" x 3", which looks older than the 60's to 70's
era faux antiqueing. I think she looks like a 20's or 30's little girl and
the photo is, obviously, quite deteriorated. It must have slipped between
the back of the mantle and the wall although it was fit pretty tightly.
I was rather hoping for something a little more lucrative but it was still a fun find.
A MYSTERY!

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Oct 16, 2010 - 12:19am PT
apples, cool house!

reilly, wow I was just in old Pasadena visiting old friends and colleagues touring Green & Green's originals badly preserved and now being restored.
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Oct 16, 2010 - 03:42pm PT
apples, I like the colors of your house and coup.

There is a lot of fun stuff on this thread. I've been enjoying it so I thought I would do my part to keep it rolling.

My family has a log cabin built in the late 50s from a kit. It is starting to show its age. I knew there was a little rot in one of the corners and thought I could just replace a couple of logs but it didn't work out that way. Wendy ended up documenting the whole thing.

More than just a few logs were rotten.

I decided to cut out the whole corner...
and cap it with a vertical post.

Here’s a pic of the drawing of the planned post section.

A few pics of making the post.


The post in place temporarily...

with some help from the car jack.
Part two, skinning the wall, still to come.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 16, 2010 - 04:09pm PT
Elegantly simple fix Zander!
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Oct 16, 2010 - 05:36pm PT
What a great thread! So much talent in our community.
Here's the current object of my obsession.

Slewing ring and hinge assembly adapting Prolyte HD30 aluminum truss to Christie 16" aluminum truss.

Completed mobile modular jib/tower crane for FX, Stunts and vertical freight handling.
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Oct 17, 2010 - 03:03pm PT
Cool crane Chief!

Part two of fixing the cabin corner.
The right wall had a lot of rot so we decided to skin it with siding that looked like logs.
It was starting to rain so we put up the tarp. My brother, Turtle, friend Alice and I spent the day working on it.
Here they’ve foamed and caulked the wall.
Then we put up tarpaper and vertical strips of wood.
Then we ran the siding.


A good time was had by all.
Zander
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 17, 2010 - 03:42pm PT
wonderful to see all these efforts!
Zander's is one that I've at least experienced directly... more than a year ago the experience is still very memorable...
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Oct 18, 2010 - 10:43pm PT
After 25 years of working in residential construction, and after experiencing the slowest business season in all that time, I find myself involved in one of the most satisfying projects yet.



A friend of mine scored a project with the Forest Service building 10 miles of trail north of Butte, Mt.

This is part of the Continental Divide Trail. We are about 1 1/2 miles into it, and have made good progress due to friendly soil and great weather.


The work environment is hard to beat!

Wonder

climber
WA
Oct 18, 2010 - 10:59pm PT
Ok you loser, dont ever come around her again, I mean uhhh,

Do you need a day laborer?
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Oct 18, 2010 - 11:06pm PT

Sorry Wonder, I am the day laborer
Jonnnyyyzzz

Trad climber
San Diego,CA
Oct 19, 2010 - 01:33am PT
Stair Climbing [photo[photo[photo[photo[photo[photo[photoid=174119]id=174118]id=174117]id=174116]id=174115]id=174114]id=174113]
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Oct 19, 2010 - 10:47am PT
Thanks everyone, it all looks fabulous
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Oct 19, 2010 - 11:41am PT
Remember this thread, where I detailed the dovetailing on a drawer?

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1256854/Hand-Cut-Dovetails

Well, here is the whole piece, nearing completion. I am just waiting for the mirror (inside back of cabinet) and glass (sides, door, and shelving) to arrive so I can finish up and get paid.

Curly cherry, pau ferro (Bolivian rosewood), and brass.


survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2010 - 11:43am PT
SUHWEEET!

You too Jonnnyyyyzzzz!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 19, 2010 - 11:52am PT
Very nice, Edge. Not sure I should post my wood butchery now but what the hey...

Got clamps?

Installed - pulls are extra...

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 19, 2010 - 12:03pm PT
Jeeeez Reilly-I think I would have at least gone to gray duct tape.

Yep-got clamps!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 19, 2010 - 12:07pm PT
HaHaHa Guido! But duct tape leaves evidence of indifference.
That's a fortune in clamps! One question: why does it look like the keel
is wider than it is tall?
Gene

Social climber
Oct 19, 2010 - 12:11pm PT
One question: why does it look like the keel is wider than it is tall?


Not trying to answer for Guido, but in my experience, greater keel width enhances the effect of keel hauling.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 19, 2010 - 12:16pm PT
YAAAAR! (sp?)
Euroford

Trad climber
Louisville, CO
Oct 19, 2010 - 12:29pm PT
building this:


(locals may have saw this sitting for sale up in ned)
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Oct 19, 2010 - 01:43pm PT
Reilly, very nice!!!


eKat wrote:
So. . . you can work with pau ferro?

WHOA.

Can't even have the stuff in the same room with me.

AAAAAAAACHOO! ItchItchItch!


Yeah, I don't seem to have any sensitivity to any of the tropical woods.

The worst for me is when I was teaching and had to work with alot of Eastern white pine. Maybe because of the resinous nature, or because of the sheer volume that I used to work with in my early days, but it can make me sneeze occasionally. Of course it helps that most of my work produces shavings rather than dust by the nature of the tools and techniques employed.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 19, 2010 - 01:58pm PT
The Cocobolo Dust Eater...

...although I grant you that if you are truly sensitive even the above isn't adequate.

The Aggazani band saw in the pic has two dust ports and does pretty darn well when re-sawing.
It should have a third where the saw blade comes off the upper wheel - then it would really be clean.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Oct 19, 2010 - 02:16pm PT
I had a student once who I gave a small piece of Honduran mahogany to for a tiny box with lid. He ended up breaking out in hives.

Personally, I have done whole rooms in the stuff with 10' tall raised panel walls that required a week straight at the shaper. Even with dust collection I would be so covered in dust at the end of the day that I could write on my bare arms in the dust and blow heinous goo out of my nose. It turned the shower floor red for a while. Still, no reaction.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 19, 2010 - 02:27pm PT
Quite a few softwoods and hardwoods are toxic to one degree or another and varying in how individuals react to them. The Dalbergia spp (so-called rosewoods) are for sure pretty nasty but many others are too. Another is the pterocarpus spp such as African Padauk. I remember when a whole cabinet shop crew was hospitalized here in the Bay Area back in the eighties with pulmonary edema from working a padauk project, according to my Higgins LBR rep back then. And some woods will develop hypersensitivity in subjects also, workers becoming more and more responsive to the toxins. Perhaps one of the least recognized problems is plicosis and sequiosis, from Western Red Cedar and Redwood respectively. There is quite a bit online about it if anyone is interested; it centers around sawmills with men exposed over long periods of time. Of course this comment is apart from the separate issue of wood dust in general and the assorted efficacies of particle sizes vis a vis lung tissue.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Oct 19, 2010 - 03:01pm PT
Wow!! I cant compete with all these projects, log homes, boats etc...
I am in the midst of rebuilding a engine for my Land Rover 130 which is my home away from home on many of my trips.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 19, 2010 - 06:25pm PT
Interesting Peter-

I developed an allergy to Port Orford Cedar and Yellow Cedar (really a Cyprus) and can no longer work with them in any situation where we are milling. Insane how much milling we did back then without any respirators or vacuum systems.
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Oct 24, 2010 - 06:10pm PT
I just installed some new cook pan hangers;
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 24, 2010 - 06:17pm PT
Now that is brilliant!
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Oct 24, 2010 - 06:29pm PT
Ya- All Clad is heavy.I will finally get some photos up of my -post & beam, straw bale, cordwood. adobe house now that it is 99% done
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 24, 2010 - 06:45pm PT
If I showed you now I'd have to kill 'ya.

Maybe in six months or so I'll turn this into a Thradd.
perswig

climber
Oct 24, 2010 - 07:38pm PT
Poor at building, but hell with a Sawzall, prybar, and 4-pound sledge.

My motto: "The house doesn't have a straight, plumb, or level line, and I don't plan on adding any", or "Underengineered and overbuilt".

Dale
Abenda

climber
Oct 24, 2010 - 07:48pm PT
I'm also very sensitive to cedar. If I get a sliver in 5 min it starts to fester. Breathing cedar dust is out of the question.

Nice spot @ Shasta, Kat.
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Oct 24, 2010 - 09:21pm PT
[photoid=175109][photo[photo[photoid=175113]id=175112]id=175111]

Some photos from my house. Took 3 summers to do , but it's the way we want it. 3.5 miles from the grid and 99% our own work.
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Oct 24, 2010 - 09:31pm PT
[photo[photo[photoid=175118]id=175116]id=175115]
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 24, 2010 - 10:21pm PT
The basic building blocks of wood (cellulose, lignin, polyoses), aren’t hard on the respiratory system as far as chemistry is concerned. What is a problem for our bodies and usually other animals/pets is certain toxins that some woods possess along with a very separate issue of certain particle size ranges of ANY wood. The size issue relates on a mechanical level to the foreign matter being able to involve itself with lung and mucous tissues adversely and certain sizes harder to expel than other sizes. Apparently there is a mid-range that is the nastiest. This may be “organic dust toxic syndrome”. And unsurprisingly what makes wood exactly toxic to us often seems correlated to that wood being highly resistant to insect and fungal attack.

But back to the main point and for instance, often the “sweet floral quality” of rosewood at first seems fabulous while huddled over it with tools and machines. . However as the hours and days mount up, usually that smell becomes a huge issue in the workplace. Soon everyone there is absolutely hating that smell and feels that it is now a giant irritant. And this situation develops even with good dust collection as we are there dealing with chemicals which are now aerosol. So other common aromas that start out fun but become horrid within hours are from: Western Red Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, Tennessee Red Aromatic Cedar--- actually ALL of the Cedars; Spruce; Redwood; Teak; all the Cypresses; Douglas Fir; Teak; “African Teak”/Iroko, the Walnuts; Anegre; the Ebonies; All the Rosewoods especially Cocobolo; Mansonia.

And woods that you can work with day and day out and not become hypersentized to are ones like Birch, Maple, Cherry, the Pines, Pecan/Hickory; Basswood; Balsa; and so on. The Oaks (red and white spp) are kind of borderline for most and often are mildly irritating. The Pines can also tip the scales to annoying also.

Interestingly there are a few woods that actually outright stink. Australian Walnut is the worst I have experienced; it smells like cat sh*t or worse.

In sum, toxicity is not only shared by many hardwoods but is also a problem in many softwoods. And part of the mechanism is ever increasing hypersensitivity during exposure. There is also some evidence of nasal cancers among species and uses.

Products derived from woods such as Cedar Oil and Pine Oil as well as their chips and shavings are also effective in knocking out insects, nematodes. It turns out that the livers of many pets actually cannot “do” these substances. Even horses will sometimes break out in papules all over their bodies or in contact areas as a result of exposure to cedar or redwood bedding.

And lastly, one other problem encountered is the presence of moulds in damper climate sawmills and related facilities. Another large discussion obviously.

Good reading (inc references) on effects of wood on human physiology:

http://www.bio.davidson.edu/Courses/anphys/1999/Cook/Text.htm

a piece focusing on WRC:
http://www.dir.ca.gov/.../Wood%20dust%205155%20draft%202%2010.doc

lame OSHA paper on Western Red Cedar:

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/healthguidelines/wooddustwesternredcedar/recognition.html

Canada’s much better piece including a REALLY useful chart on species and effects:

http://employment.alberta.ca/documents/WHS/WHS-PUB_ch045.pdf
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 31, 2010 - 08:35pm PT
Quizz time - guess what this is (answer to follow)


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Give up? OK, it is a full scale mockup of a stainless steel escutcheon for a thermometer to be mounted on a BBQ hood. It will be spray-painted to look like stainless for a marketing presentation.

John Morton

climber
Oct 31, 2010 - 11:00pm PT
I devoted last Spring to a batch of six stainless steel resophonic guitars.
Everything but the tuning pegs and strings was made in my shop.
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Oct 31, 2010 - 11:11pm PT
John~

That is an amazing guitar!

Before the roof went on with cedar shakes!

Thor

P.P.S. I like the Pot Holders & pics of the Timber construction too!
corniss chopper

Mountain climber
san jose, ca
Oct 31, 2010 - 11:24pm PT
Dick Proenneke knew a few things about building.
http://aloneinthewilderness.com/building_the_cabin.html

http://aloneinthewilderness.com/living_in_alaska.html


Abenda

climber
Nov 1, 2010 - 01:20am PT
Hey treez, I'm down with that beam saw.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 1, 2010 - 01:42am PT
John Morton,
That is a real work of art there! How did you cut and shape the stainless?
It looks like about 22 gauge. That stuff isn't exactly 'user friendly'!
50

climber
Stumptown
Nov 1, 2010 - 02:04am PT
John - Beautiful instrument you made. Nice job and thanks for sharing.
Fuzzywuzzy

climber
suspendedhappynation
Nov 2, 2010 - 03:13am PT
WOW!!!

Peter, was that front desk you built for the Fish Market a slab of cocobollo??

tc
John Morton

climber
Nov 2, 2010 - 11:30am PT
The guitar: I was mistaken in saying that it was made entirely in my shop. The top and coverplate openings were done on laser cutters, which leave no burr. I mostly work in brass, and cut those same patterns here on a milling machine. In stainless the edge tools leave me with a monumental deburring job, something I can do without.

John
Euroford

Trad climber
Louisville, CO
Nov 2, 2010 - 11:38am PT
week #3 of cj3a ownership, i feel like i've gotten allot done. rebuilt the ross box and the rest of the steering, changed all of the fluids, fixed the clutch linkage, sanded, repaired and primed the body, repainted the wheelwells, headers and bumpers and got it a temp tag, so its gotten a dozen or so short drives around town. next up is adding some harnesses, taking care of an oil leek and other minor stuff with the 225 and then getting it up to the hills before the weather turns.

Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 2, 2010 - 12:38pm PT
No Fuz, although somewhat similar in appearance, it was much more unusual: it was Pernambuco. Pernambuco is and has been for 250 years the preferred wood for violin and similar bows. It was an inappropriate use of the species obviously but for some reason it was actually cheap and served the purpose. http://www.ipci-usa.org/

Hard as hell while not brittle at all and capable of maintaining bending loads consistently without stress failure. Deep red to almost purple-red, incredibly fine-grained diffuse-porous. It came from Macbeath Hardwoods from whom I still buy most of my hardwood, now 38 years later. It seemed not to be quite as toxic as Cocobolo although we weren't working with it for very long.

Looking back over the last 40 years of woodworking, I am just amazed to remember all the nasty species we did work with without adequate (or any) protection. I remember resawing Western Red Cedar for about a month without dust collection while we moved my company from Soquel to Santa Cruz and had to keep up production for a big job that needed that material immediately. Another time, someone brought in a giant Cocobolo cant (large slab from a log) that he wanted resawn into guitar sides and there we were sawing away without respirators, without dust collection in my very first shop back in 1974. StOOpid. We also had a client that would bring in Monterey Cypress cants regularly that we would remanufacture to 1/4" paneling for him; the whole crew just hated it, it was so irritating and would go on for many hours. The mere whiff of it became repulsive to us in short order. We had collection but the chemistry permeated the entire air volume in the plant. Like most wood aromas in commercial woodworking, they start out fabulous and become within an hour disgusting and aggressive.
426

climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Nov 2, 2010 - 12:58pm PT
would love to see a TR on that guitar there, John...
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Nov 2, 2010 - 02:46pm PT
5.38" Diameter x 8' rocket with home brewed propellant [81% solids loading]. Total Newton-Seconds is approximately 3800, all burned in 2.2 seconds. Flew last week in Maryland to 7176' AGL with full recovery. Gonna make more propellant this weekend.

Video, 11 seconds = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXPZNW01psY

cragnshag

Social climber
san joser
Nov 2, 2010 - 05:18pm PT
John Wayne Airport (Orange County, CA) Parking Garage "C" precast exterior is finally done!




guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Nov 2, 2010 - 07:41pm PT
Nice Gunkie!

Anybody remember Kelly McDonald and Dave Judaci(sic) two El Cerrito boys and Yosem climbers that ended up with a front cover spread in Life Magazine and a visit to the Ed Sullivan, "really good show", around 1962? The lads launched a rocket that surprised even the military rocketheads of that era. Believe Kelly went into medicine.

John Morton

climber
Nov 2, 2010 - 07:54pm PT
426 says: would love to see a TR on that guitar there, John...

I may get around to doing that sometime, but I find it hard to stop and take photos. But for now ... I put a bunch of stuff from past jobs out on the bench. Here goes, I'll splain the photos for you:

This is the underside of the top of a guitar like the one in the previous photos. The flat piece has had the grills recessed, the edge turned down, and a tray (spun brass) soldered behind the circular recess. I make the perimeter of the guitar from one piece, which is then held within a wooden form while the top and back are inserted and soldered.

Here is a punch and die set I made to recess the grills. From L to R you'll see the 2 blocks used to press the 2 punches; the clamp plate (to keep the metal from creasing when pressed); the die; the L and R punches; a brass test piece. The punches are doweled with the die, and the clamp plate, die and test piece are all doweled with the same pattern.

This is the assembled punch/die set.

These instruments use an amplification scheme invented in the 1920's, which was really stolen from the idea for the "reproducers" in the old Victrola wind-up record and cylinder players. A thin aluminum cone is excited by the string vibrations, much the way a speaker cone is driven by an electromagnet. The cones are spun on a lathe. Here you see several cone sizes. Four of them are next to the forms used to spin them. The embossed spirals are added afterward to stiffen the cones.

My instruments use the original National designs: the single cone models have one large cone, the tricone models use 3 small cones and a T-shaped piece to distribute the downward pressure of the strings. Here are the cone assemblies for 2 sizes of tricone. A dispute amongst the original partners at National led to an acrimonious split. The defectors came up with the Dobro style, which was different to avoid infringement. Dobros have a sort of volcano-shaped cone supporting a lattice gizmo. I don't make those.

Here is a tricone which uses the smaller set. On the left is the brass tray which is soldered beneath the triangular opening, and a coverplate similar to what is on the finished guitar (which is nickel plated). Lower right is another die set: this one is used to form the S-curve in the tailpiece, which anchors the string ends.

I have made a variety of fretted instruments over the years. Here is a concert ukulele before assembly:

Somebody is reselling a unique item of mine at a shop now. It was originally featured in a magazine article, which they've posted: http://www.om28.com/sreso/haw7str.html
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 4, 2010 - 07:09pm PT
http://www.osa-opn.org/Gallery/Default2.aspx

I'm polishing this beeotch by hand.
200 hours so far.
Leggs

Sport climber
California originally, Old Pueblo presently..
Nov 4, 2010 - 08:42pm PT
I love that you're so proud of it, at the end of the day... It's been a mind f*#k, i understand...but DAMN, it's a beauty!

Great job, babe...
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Nov 6, 2010 - 07:18am PT
Working on a deck. Will post pictures tomorrow!
Sherri

Trad climber
WA
Nov 6, 2010 - 05:32pm PT
Ekat-- What delicate lines that console has...looks as though it is defying gravity! With the photos and pottery, it all makes for an elegant, earthy vignette. Nice!
john hansen

climber
Nov 6, 2010 - 08:33pm PT
Yep,, that's why they put safety guards on those things,,,

So you can pin em back..

used to do that all the time.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Nov 6, 2010 - 08:59pm PT
Here are the photos of the deck. I am changing my name to Art for sure now.
This is a true work of Art.
The pattern runs with all the lines fanning out from the house. I told the home owner that it would be like the rays of the sun. It sure makes me wet.
I love this kinda stuff.
Not done yet. More to come. The handrail is going to be off the hook. Custom wrought iron.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Nov 6, 2010 - 09:14pm PT
all the work being shown on this thread is great. better than that but i'm not to good with words. not building but rebuilding
Euroford

Trad climber
Louisville, CO
Nov 8, 2010 - 10:17am PT
noice! i'm going to need to dive in and learn hows those things work myself. despite having intimate knowledge of computerized fuel injection, i've never owned a carb, and have never messed with one, till now... the willys has a buick 225 with a carb, and right now its running fine so i haven't touched it, but over the winter the motor will get pulled and i'll go through it top to bottom.

i dig seeing all of the wood work, but its nice to see somebody else turning wrenches.

thus far i've been mostly focused on cleanup, minor fixup and body work. got the interior repainted, trying to decide on what color blue for the body.

Tomcat

Trad climber
Chatham N.H.
Nov 8, 2010 - 10:40am PT
Treez !! I have two of those Makitas. A stair/rafter button does a great job holding the guard back.

Just starting a Timberframe again,will post in a few weeks.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Nov 8, 2010 - 01:53pm PT





Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Nov 24, 2010 - 03:54pm PT
I have failed to reach the top of three walls. Along the way I came to see that the hauling was a lot of work. Who knew! In a supertaco thread many years ago big wall veterans said a 4” pulley would be better than the Protraction’s 2 3/8” so I decided to try it out. The four inch CMI pulley I bought is rated to 16,000 lbs! Maybe a little overkill there. When I showed it around to local bigwall people they all said it was just too heavy. I thought this was pretty amusing since you are hauling 100 lbs or more and an extra pound is no big deal if it really helps do the job. So does it really do the job? I made a three bolt anchor on my 14 foot crack wall and compared hauling a 70lb. load with the Protraction and the 4” pulley with a Petzl basic ascender. The four inch pulley works a lot better.
Of course there is no reason not to go as light as possible. I decided to lighten the pulley by removing metal from the sheaves on either side.
My son, Peter, who is a mechanical engineer offered to run calcs for me to make sure the reduced sheaves would still be strong and, therefore, safe enough.
Here’s the calcs. I’m putting all three ways he ran the program so that those of you who do this stuff can see it.
The red parts are actually a function of the way the program is written so the simulations show the pulley will be fine. This is no surprise really because one has only to compare the carabiner holes on the pulley to the protraction carabiner holes to see you don’t need that much metal to support hauling.
Here are a few pics of cutting down the first sheaf. I still have the second side to go.
Have a great Thanksgiving y'all!
Zander

healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 24, 2010 - 04:09pm PT
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Nov 30, 2010 - 10:01am PT
After I finished making the regulator clock (details here http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1331017/Build-A-Regulator-Clock-With-Edge) for my wife's neice, my wife mentioned that I should look at fixing a crack in the upstairs bathroom ceiling.

Our upstairs bathroom has always been a sore spot as it had no shower, only a tub that didn't drain, and so we have never bathed in it during the entire 17 years that we have lived here. Our one and only shower was downstairs, located off the kitchen. Not ideal, but it worked for the whole time we raised our family here. My daughter is now graduated college and teaching math in Connecticut, and my son is a sophomore at U Mass Amherst.

We had no reason to remedy the shower situation now with both of them out of the house, but there was that crack in the ceiling...

The entry to the room was halfway blocked with a poorly placed sink.

The tub was inside the door and to the right, taking up precious space and collecting dust.

Left of the tub was wall space that was only useful for hanging pictures. Here you can see the crack in the ceiling that started this whole mess.

My wife is a sly one, and I suspect she knew full well what would happen next. I went in to fix the crack and 6 hours later the room was gutted back through the horsehair plaster and lathe to the old posts and beams.

It took me two weeks of working in the smallish space to re-plumb, re-wire, add insulation, sheetrock, flooring, a 48" shower stall, a pedestal sink, repaint, and re-accessorize, but finally we have a new favorite place to wash away the day.

The new entrance to the room. The toilet was the only fixture that we re-used.

The right, back corner where the tub used to reside.

And finally the left, back corner, which is the same view that showed the cracked ceiling in the photo above.

NFB

Mountain climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Nov 30, 2010 - 10:56pm PT
Survival,

I have enjoyed this thread and have intended to participate for some time. Got a wild hair. Here goes:

It has been A BUSY year for A2 Plus, inc!
A2 Plus, inc = (Where A5=chinese death trap house and A1=tight, bomber, safe home) haha

This is a cool building we did this year for great folks. Private yoga studio at a residence in Wilson. The owners were great, the project went well and we stayed within budget!







This project we are wrapping up now. The home is owned by a holywood movie-star agent. It has been a great job for us!




When I get a free minute, I will post up some more.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Dec 1, 2010 - 12:29am PT
Not as good as Tucker, but someday. No power tools were used at any time.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Dec 1, 2010 - 12:58am PT
"Crow and Bear Discuss Abstraction" 48"x48" Oil on Canvas (At Spirit Gallery, Truckee CA)
Gvickowski

Mountain climber
Flagstaff
Dec 1, 2010 - 02:38am PT
NFB

Mountain climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Dec 1, 2010 - 08:34am PT
A2 Plus!

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2010 - 08:38am PT
NFB Rocks!
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Dec 1, 2010 - 09:28am PT
Not a great shot, but here is the completed curio cabinet (curly cherry, pau ferro, glass, and brass) that I mentioned in this thread http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1256854/Hand-Cut-Dovetails about hand cut dovetails.

Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Dec 1, 2010 - 11:16am PT

Man, there are some craftsmen on this site! Nice work people!
Here is my humble addition. Finally the kids will have a place to play now that it gets dark at 4pm and it's wet outside most days. It has darts, ping pong, basket ball hoop (PIG anyone?), climbing wall, and a dry erase board :) for my 2.5 year old. So far it's a hit.
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Dec 1, 2010 - 12:48pm PT
I love this thread, there is amazing talent here on the Taco. The buildings, furniture and guitar are over the top.


"Camp II" Oil on Canvas 18"x24"
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Dec 2, 2010 - 12:02pm PT
I just finished this today for a dear friend who facilitates Native American healing circles and sacred fires. The rattle is made of turtle shell with a deer bone handle and decorated with coyote fur, deer tail, leather, wood and bone beads, and partridge, blue jay, and woodpecker feathers (all found.) The inside contains dried corn from a sacred place, small stones that were collected from the roots of an upturned pine, and the beak and jaw bones of a songbird whose body I found in a field and buried. May the small bird continue to sing in ceremony!


A few months ago I had noticed that my friend was missing the eagle fetish that she placed in the direction of the East at her healing circles. During a visit to a sacred "grandfather" tree that she had shown me, I noticed a fallen branch on the ground and asked the tree's permission to use it. With permission granted, I sculpted the pine wood into an eagle and presented it to her, coincidentally (and unknown to me) on her birthday.

Later she found the original stone eagle fetish, and gifted that one during a pow wow to a friend who is a healer. Her friend, it turned out, was looking for an eagle fetish to use in her work and my small gift ripples out to the greater good.





THE PEACE TREE

Great branches of the White Pine shaded the ground below as Woodpecker gave the Peace Tree a good cleaning. Woodpecker was eating the little insects that had come to feast on the inner bark. It felt good to be cleansed of the creepy-crawlers that had gotten underneath the Peace Trees skin. From time to time, it was necessary for White Pine to call on Woodpecker to perform this act of service. Even the Peace tree had experiences that were a bother.
Woodpecker found joy in eating the juicy bugs that had plagued his friend, White Pine. He realized that his mission of service was to protect the peace by ridding White Pine, who was the peacekeeper of the forest, of unwanted distractions. To this day the feathers of Flicker, the Woodpecker, are highly prized for the strength of their cleansing of negativity and for their protection.

Storyteller, the Clan Mother of the Sixth Moon Cycle, shows us that anything we allow to get under our skin detracts from our ability to find inner peace. The judgmental words of others can reflect our need for outside approval. We can protect ourselves from the unjust opinions of others through cleansing the negativity, adjusting our focus, and allowing the Peace Tree to be our teacher. Is something bothering you that should be cleansed in order for you to rediscover and to protect your inner peace?

From “Earth Medicine” by Jamie Sams
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Dec 3, 2010 - 12:17am PT
Nice Edge.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Dec 18, 2010 - 01:42pm PT
Beautiful kids, Cragman.

Beautiful structures, too.

Your strong work ethic is obvious, too, very admirable. Just wish it were more obvious across the board in today's generation like it was in previous ones.

Cool how your roof beams all came together in the final product.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Dec 18, 2010 - 03:15pm PT
Dean,

That is incredible, thanks for sharing.

FWI, Chris and Maureen and their kids will be down from Alaska for Christmas. It's been several years since we have all been together and am looking forward to it. It's not like the old days when i could cruise up to June and crash at their place.
rich sims

Trad climber
co
Dec 18, 2010 - 09:51pm PT
Really beautiful work everyone
Some of my most rewarding work has been working with wood.
I think some of the best lesions I taught my daughters was when we built our houses.

I am being taught some lesions of my own building my first S.C.I.P. foam and shotcrete house.
rich sims

Trad climber
co
Dec 18, 2010 - 11:51pm PT
Structural Concrete Insulated Panels

The company that was to supply the panels and complete the erection folded.
So I set up my own shop to build SCIP panels.
Shot/Blast crete is applied after the panels are set.
The system is R40 walls, R80 roof, 250 mile wind load, 8.3 earth quake, and 4 hr fire rating with a heating and cooling savings of 70%
With all the set backs having to find the materials, tools, warehouse, teach crews to build the panels ……..so on I am looking forward to the next house as the learning curve has been steep. No SCIP home building guide for Dummies…….
I saw a vid of a SCIP wall that took a four pound hit with C4. The wall was not breached tuff stuff ..stucco or EIFS on alien steroids
groundup

Trad climber
hard sayin' not knowin'
Dec 19, 2010 - 01:07am PT
Beautiful projects! Some of you have inspired me to plan my mountain cabin in new and interesting ways. If the wife will go for it!

Here's a little change of pace from the amazing woodwork...

My 1974 Dart Swinger. My Grandfather bought it brand new off the lot in 73/74 and it only had 40,000 original miles. Unfortunately it sat outside its entire life and was in really bad shape.
Here's where it started:
Here's where it ended up:
And pretty much finished it this September but I still have a few little details to take care of. Too bad I've reached the limit of my talent and my money at exactly the same time.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 19, 2010 - 02:27am PT
Faux barbarian wood grain a la '60's:

Now genuine Honduran mahogany (leaded lites by Justthemaid, of course)
(Yes, genuine Batchelder tiles)

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 21, 2010 - 02:33pm PT

Six months to the day from when I started the project, the sphere is now installed!!!

Over 300 hours of grinding and polishing by hand.

I'm pretty darn proud!!!
Leggs

Sport climber
California originally, Old Pueblo presently..
Dec 21, 2010 - 03:06pm PT
You should be SO proud, Jefe!!! It's a beautiful piece of work!
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 23, 2010 - 11:09pm PT
That's Badass. Seriously.
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:16am PT
I helped build a Marble kitchen today. Bleah.
C'mon. Marble? In a kitchen? Are you serious? Not worth pics.



There's no accounting for taste, huh? (yeesh)
RtM

Boulder climber
DHS
Dec 27, 2010 - 12:00am PT
Not as beautiful as the glass ball and the store front, but it did take me a couple thousand hours to polish it up!

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 27, 2010 - 12:49am PT
THAT is a seriously bitchin' looking book cover!

Nice polish boys! Cars, wood, globes, books, damn!
groundup

Trad climber
hard sayin' not knowin'
Dec 27, 2010 - 02:57pm PT
Wow. Talented bunch here. Nice looking book!
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Dec 27, 2010 - 04:03pm PT
Reilly~

You must NOT have young kids! LOL Seriuosly beautiful finish on those cabinets!

This thread just keeps gettin better, eh Skully!!??

I have to refinish this bed for my daughter, it was her mothers bed and grandma's bed. Grandma is 80 now, so it an old bed. They painted it with an awful off-white antique paint when my wife was a little girl. It has knott been easy getting that paint off. Soaked it for five days! People used to be shorter so I have to rebuild the side rails they are 73" and the new mattress is 75'! I bought 14' of 5 1/4 x 6" Hemlock should be interesting working out the details! P.P.S. I couldn't find my board stretcher!! LOL


Thor
Gene

Social climber
Dec 27, 2010 - 04:12pm PT
Cragman,

Curious... Are there any extraordinary seismic regs for building in your area? Beautiful stuff.

g
Manimal

climber
SLT, Ca
Dec 27, 2010 - 04:55pm PT
I am almost finished with this interesting home in South Lake Tahoe. It is the second one we have done with this wall system called Tridi-panels, kind of an inside out ICF. A local engineer ran some tests on various other wall systems and found this to be the most energy efficient wall he has encountered. It is made from recycled polystyrene, steel mesh and then coated with 1.5" of concrete on each side elminating the need for sheetrock or siding on those areas. This house was modeled for maximum passive solar gain in winter and of course the opposite in summer. If you're curious I can share more details, just shoot me an email. Cheers! Cory
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Dec 29, 2010 - 05:53pm PT
The Round Table Gym & Pub-
My climbing cave is now complete.
This burmese hardwood table was brought back from WWII by my dad's buddy (RIP Tag!) in 1945, who coincidentally also helped teach me to fish and took me on my first backpacking trip with my dad when I was 10 yrs old.
The room is 12'x24' and sports over 300 holds and a roof section that follows a 6/12 pitch up to 12' high.
I'm not a carpenter... just an English teach, but I did it all myself, including plumbing and electrical (with help from a buddy!).

stop over and climb!
Captain...or Skully

climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 29, 2010 - 06:01pm PT
Craggy....Marble is soft. It soaks things up. If ya like stains, go for marble. I'd rather wait until we do a nice granite one. We do one most every day, but I was waiting on a really nice one, just to keep up with the Artists, don't cha know.
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jan 1, 2011 - 08:13pm PT
fortress of cinema,
coaxing creativity of me lassies.

what i can't afford, i just make.
Sherri

Trad climber
WA
Jan 1, 2011 - 08:46pm PT
Love the climbing wall in the background, Slater!

Norwegian--that's a proud play-fortress!

It all makes me wish I was again.(or at least one who had such creative, constructive parents.) :)
Captain...or Skully

climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Jan 8, 2011 - 02:55pm PT
How about some Jewelry? Well, Sure......

Pretty easy peasy, fun, too.Yeah, kinda lame. Kinda building, though.
Sort of...
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Jan 8, 2011 - 08:05pm PT

Building some nordic trail; 10" base at 3000' in town


relaxing after work; 86" base at 6800'

dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Jan 8, 2011 - 08:08pm PT

I just finished it. Did all the work myself. All the sheet metal, Paint, electrical and assemble it. It is 125hp and 125 foot pounds of torque. Six speed trans. 110 cubic inch. Super f*#king fast!!!!

It is 4-Sale.

DT.
Captain...or Skully

climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Jan 8, 2011 - 08:13pm PT
Dude, THAT is Bad Ass. Seriously.
dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Jan 8, 2011 - 08:39pm PT

Thanks Man. This is my 1958 Panhead I did a few years ago. It's a lot of fun!

DT.
mission

Social climber
boulder,co
Jan 8, 2011 - 11:37pm PT
nita

Social climber
chica from chico..waiting on spring days..
Jan 8, 2011 - 11:44pm PT


Dogtown, Seriously impressed!!!!..Beautiful art work on your bikes...
Vosser

Trad climber
reno, NV
Jan 9, 2011 - 12:11am PT
My round deck frame
WBraun

climber
Jan 9, 2011 - 12:53am PT
Beautiful work Vosser

And real quality work Dogtown, you're good .....
dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Jan 9, 2011 - 01:20am PT
Thanks! The red one is pretty trick; if you notice no levers on the handle bars it has all internal controls. A twist grip for the clutch on the left hand side and the front and rear brakes run off the rear foot peddle thru a proportioning value to give it that real clean look. Gotta do something in the winter. I think I’m going to show it this next month in Denver. And hopefully sell it.

DT.
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Jan 9, 2011 - 08:19am PT
Vosser, round deck, check!


Yours is way nicer, but I had to cover a pond that the previous owners put in, safety hazard for my kids!


Thor
Vosser

Trad climber
reno, NV
Jan 9, 2011 - 05:37pm PT
Looks good thor, round decks can be tricky. Nice profile pic, looks like the same rock in my profile. Ha
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Jan 9, 2011 - 08:04pm PT

E-kat, I think you have probably sampled my product; I groom at the golf course in town. Glacier Nordic Club owns the equipment.
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jan 12, 2011 - 11:49pm PT
Ok, not a huge project, but I made some mini-rakes for my rock garden today. Oval carabiner and quarter in for size reference:


Here's the rock garden:



Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 13, 2011 - 01:02am PT
Very nice Grasshopper! Why wasn't I shown that Saturday?
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jan 13, 2011 - 01:36am PT
Ummm, it wasn't in very good shape on Saturday.

Stupid sheddy monster Palo Verde! I still cannot figure out how that tree arrows needles two inches into the wet sand below from 25 feet.

Some kinda ninja-shedding needles-of-death thing that I have been fortunate enough to avoid during raking...
Vulcan

Sport climber
Jan 13, 2011 - 12:32pm PT
system wall...adjustable to any angle...
ramonjuan

climber
Jan 13, 2011 - 01:56pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 13, 2011 - 02:00pm PT
Looks like something for Locker or Ahmadinajad.
ramonjuan

climber
Jan 13, 2011 - 02:04pm PT
Its a steam generator replacement at a nuclear power plant
diablo

Trad climber
sd,ca
Jan 13, 2011 - 03:20pm PT
Is that the project that is 40 mill over budget?
ramonjuan

climber
Jan 14, 2011 - 11:37am PT
I'm not sure.
sean_barb

Trad climber
Suburb of Moore's Wall
Jan 21, 2011 - 05:45pm PT
put a new roof on an old step van. the previous owner had bolted a catwalk on top of the roof and it was rusting through and damaging the interior. with the help of my father-in-law, i pulled the catwalk off and installed a new skin to the roof. i had never done any sheet metal work before. one large piece of sheet aluminum and 300+ rivets later, the roof is ready to rock for many years. riveting stuff!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 21, 2011 - 07:44pm PT
OK, ramonjuan, what the heck is it?

eKat

Everybody knows that's the steam generator.

dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Jan 21, 2011 - 08:44pm PT
This a 1958 panhead I did a ground up on. It took one year and $35,000
Ricardo Cabeza

climber
All Over.
Jan 22, 2011 - 10:52am PT
I like the glulam swap. My last project had me installing doors where there used to be windows, in balloon frame walls. It takes quite a bit of bracing and cribbing to keep that house from coming down(or cracking the horsehair plaster).
Robb

Social climber
The other "Magic City on the Plains"
Jan 22, 2011 - 11:29am PT
Continuous sofit venting RULES!!!!!!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jan 22, 2011 - 07:02pm PT
Nice job Cragman-Great to see you kept the integrity of the orig lines and mood.
dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Jan 22, 2011 - 08:26pm PT
This is a coolest off topic tread ever! Just goes to show we’re not just a bunch of rock monkeys after all. Some of the engineering and craftsmanship on these posts are truly impressive.

Thanks. DT
sempervirens

climber
Jan 22, 2011 - 11:23pm PT
Cragman, Damn. Good work. Impressive.

How long did that whole job take?
I noticed the soffit vents; there are a lot of them. Do they go all the way around the new addition? Are they necessary because there is an open beam ceiling and therefore no attic space? I have a little cabin and we plan to finish the upstairs attic into a bedroom, I wonder if I also need extensive venting.

Thanks in advance.

On second look I see there is not an open beam ceiling in the new room. But there is a finished upstairs space, which is similar to my plan.
p-owed

Social climber
Ramona ca
Jan 23, 2011 - 12:13pm PT
Something i pounded together

something I designed and installed
john hansen

climber
Feb 23, 2011 - 01:46am PT
Just got "notice to proceed" on a 15000 sq ft school building with another 5000 sq ft of covered lanai.

Back working again,,, instead of just bidding,, ye,haw!!!

John Hansen
Quality Builders, Big Island , Hawaii
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Feb 23, 2011 - 11:29am PT
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/f35-air-show/76e7f2c7942491e9746376e7f2c7942491e97463-415454658621?q=f-35&FORM=VIRE7

Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Feb 23, 2011 - 11:31am PT
I gave my family money that was earmarked for a stay in Vegas, since the hotels didn't do gift cards. I wanted to do something a little more personalized than cash, so I tucked it inside of a paper Parthenon, a paper Chinese temple, and a paper Eiffel Tower (not shown) with hotel logos on them. I actually flew across the country with them. I can't believe they survived mostly intact.

Alas, I couldn't get all the little paper columns on the Parthenon to stand up straight and even. It was one of those projects that sounded cute until I realized I was probably 20 hours in and they were looking kinda rough.

Gene

climber
Feb 23, 2011 - 11:55am PT
Mooch,

A quick question. At about 3:30 in the video, there are irregular somethings on top of the cockpit canopy. Are these break away joints in event of ejection?

Thanks,
g
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Feb 23, 2011 - 01:47pm PT
I'm finally getting around to building a good lap counter for our little 4-lane HO slot car track. I had enough spare parts to build this prototype and I'm in the process of ordering more parts for the other 3 lanes. It's built around a Microchip PIC16F88 microcontroller. It uses an IR emitter @ 940nm and a matched 940nm IR photo-transistor as the switch to signal a car pass. The rest of the parts are on the schematic. If anyone wants the schematic file [.sch] which works with ExpressPCB or the really well documented assembly code [.asm] I'll be happy to send it out.


Tomcat

Trad climber
Chatham N.H.
Mar 8, 2011 - 05:30pm PT
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Mar 8, 2011 - 08:16pm PT
This is definately my top favorite off-topic thread of all time!

I'm not building anything these days, just interior re-painting of dinged up walls and mouldings and trim. Doesn't make for a very interesting photo!
perswig

climber
Mar 8, 2011 - 08:30pm PT
Tom, tough winter to be building through.
Nice lines.

Dale
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Mar 8, 2011 - 08:51pm PT
Cool- Tomcat. Timber frames are really interesting. My dad and I built a shop with a timber frame. It was just built out of framing grade lumber. Nothing special. It was fun.

Dean- cool little remodel. I'm doing one for a friend in Bishop. Nights and weekends. I have no freetime, but somehow only managed two weeks of work over the course of a month and change.

I'm glad someone noticed the vented soffit. Try buying that stuff in Bishop. It's a special order. It's so dry here, (and people are broke) I don't see too many soffits under the eaves around here.
squishy

Mountain climber
sacramento
Mar 8, 2011 - 09:01pm PT
A completely scratch designed and built dollar tree foam board RC airplane with a 50 amp ESC, KF2 airfoil, brushless motor and lipo battery...I hope it flies...


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 8, 2011 - 09:04pm PT
So I'm walking by this building site in Ushuaia and I hear this sound
that I know I've heard before but it took me a few seconds before I
realized it was the sound of a guy using a hand saw!
Now that's being a green builder!

MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Mar 9, 2011 - 12:33am PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1425161/Honda-CRV-to-C-RV-Conversion-Mini-TR
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Apr 7, 2011 - 12:38pm PT
I'm in the middle of a small remodeling project that I'm doing for my dear friend(and hairdresser) Jeffery. He's been living in the same apt. for 20 years and the kitchen has had no updating of any kind in all that time.

It's a small area but there has been a lot of work. The walls and ceiling and hall moulding were all painted a semi-gloss in an awful color that looked like cafe-au-lait. I started by washing and priming everything, and then repainting the ceiling in a clean white and the walls in a soft bluish-grey, in a pearl finish.

The next step was to do something with the awful old cheap cabinets. The hinges were copper-coated steel 3/8" offset surface mount in a style I described as "Moorish". The cabinets themselves were plywoood with a thin veneer.


He hated the hinges but it was too expensive and/or too much work to replace them with something more contemporary. But luckily he has a friend who owns a plating shop, so he clipped the pointy ends off, rounded them down, bead-blasted the lacquer off, and had his friend put them in the nickel tank. They came out with a finish that went very nicely with some new stainless steel pulls. The cabinets we revitalized with more paint work: saning, priming, and 2 coats os a nice semi-gloss in a BM color called "gray Tint".


We're only half way done. Still have the bottom cabinets to do, but that will have to wait, as I'm off to Vegas for 2 weeks!
o-man

Trad climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Apr 7, 2011 - 01:54pm PT
For more details click on this link
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Apr 7, 2011 - 02:08pm PT
So I'm walking by this building site in Ushuaia...

Did you happen to see if Charlie Porter was in port while you were there?
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Apr 7, 2011 - 05:58pm PT
Hi Lolli,
Pearl is just the name Benjamin Moore gives to a finish in their "regal" paint line that is between semi-gloss and eggshell, so the sheen is in between. They used to call it satin. It's typically used in kitchens or bathrooms, places where a flat paint or eggshell might not hold up as well, or on mouldings for people who don't like the sheen of a semi-gloss. The color is mixed right into the pearl base.

Overglazing is a whole different thing, but it does produce beautiful, often shimmery effects. I've done a lot of overglazing with my artwork, using acrylic glazes, or just very watered down paints. But I've never done any overglazing for interior housepainting. I'll bet it would be beautiful. In my artwork, I usually use a glaze in a pure semi-transparent or translucent hue over something lighter (often a tint of a similar hue), which makes the whole thing glow.

Show us your photos when you are done!
Phyl
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 8, 2011 - 12:37am PT
Healy,
It was suggested to me by Guido or somebody to look him up but having met
him only once ('75?) it would have been a bit presumptuous.
It would have been cool to go for a sail with him.
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Apr 8, 2011 - 01:53am PT
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Apr 8, 2011 - 02:16am PT
First time I've checked out this thread-I'm amazed!
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Apr 8, 2011 - 08:05am PT
the plan:

the parts:

oak--so graceful and robust. now i just need time to install the thing.


Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 8, 2011 - 09:35am PT
Kind of a smaller project for me, but I recently finished a built-in cabinet and bookcase for the realtor who we are trusting (praying for) to sell our house. I rarely work in red oak as it isn't appropriate for the furniture I make; probably 12-15 years since I worked with it?

The oddly shaped nook at her house. For some unexplained reason there was a 4" deep fin wall left of the fireplace that had to be considered and accomodated.


And the finished project. The upper bookcase tucked into the corner fine, but the lower cabinet was notched to fit the fin wall and the left end had a matching 45 degree to suit the high traffic area. That damned dog barked at me for 3 straight hours during the installation.

MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Apr 8, 2011 - 11:15am PT
Nice cabinet/stupid wiener dog. ;)

Eggbert before:


and after:


Before:


and after:

NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Apr 8, 2011 - 02:47pm PT
EGAD DMT!!!

That thing does look like a beast! I'm sure it was fun, though. Having a blast with the little projects we've got on the go, and learning a ton. I may be getting paid, but I've put in over double those hours at home just schooling myself for the fun of it.
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Apr 9, 2011 - 12:22am PT
Here is a project T2 contracting just finished for Quiksilver in Huntington Beach. 3000 square feet with Ipe decking and fence boards. This was a huge project for me I thought would take 5 weeks and it ended up taking 7 (Sheesh one day i'll learn how to bid my time.) Anyway both Quiksilver and the primary contractor loved the work so they awarded me another very significant contract.








Captain...or Skully

climber
My ready room
Apr 9, 2011 - 09:20am PT
Sweet deck, T2...That's huge.
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Apr 9, 2011 - 10:49am PT
Thanks Skully! That was the biggest deck I ever built.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Apr 9, 2011 - 01:04pm PT
T2, beautiful work!
Gene

climber
Apr 9, 2011 - 01:16pm PT
Quiksilver and the primary contractor loved the work so they awarded me another very significant contract.
~T2

Good to see that that level of quality work leads to another good job for you.

Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Apr 9, 2011 - 07:58pm PT
Updated version of last year's modular utility film crane previously mounted on a flat deck for moving shot of dummy smashing into a car.

This version with 24' mast and 32' boom for Libra remote head motivated by gloved hands, ropes and counterweights filming vampirical entities.

Way nicer office this time.


Brandon-

climber
Done With Tobacco
Apr 9, 2011 - 08:17pm PT
Well it's built, but I'm proud of it. Creating that radiused step took me two days.

NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Apr 9, 2011 - 10:52pm PT

One more fan of T2's deck. WOW!


Glad you made a random connection like that, DMT. I find it's those encounters that raise my opinion of humanity every so often! XD

I'm far from an EE, and at 28 years old, tubes were basically finished before I was even conceived. As a guitar player with a love for old gear, I've picked up a bit of ability while keeping my ancient amps going, and slowly making progress on restoring a Hammond.

I've recently found some work that lets me go a little deeper into electronics with some great folks starting at the ground floor of a new very tiny company. Basically building everything from the boards to chassis to knobs in a garage, using a cnc milling machine, and whatever else we can get our hands on. Picking up textbooks, and such from the library to get my moronic ass up to speed, and loving every minute of it. It's a breath of fresh air, and mental stimulation among my other 2 jobs.
Brandon-

climber
Done With Tobacco
Apr 10, 2011 - 02:30pm PT
ay, Brandon. . . that's something. Did you heat/steam bend?

No steam box, I was fortunate to have some material that was blond, the rest of the ipe was much darker. So I just ripped it down to 1-1/4'' and clamped the strips one course at a time, ending up with the big radius. IMO, the alternating colors give it a cool look.
ninjah

Big Wall climber
a van down by the river
Apr 10, 2011 - 02:41pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 10, 2011 - 02:52pm PT
Brandon,
The alternating colors are also a good visual safety feature* in
addition to being a 'design element'! Good work!


* It is scary how many people manage to hurt themselves falling off
one-step precipices.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Apr 10, 2011 - 07:19pm PT
Do you have pictures of the slot car track ?

Have a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAya7D4shIc

It folds onto the wall for easy storage. Next step is to build a new track out of MDF so there are no seams. That plastic track is annoying. Plus I want to upgrade the power supply (1A+/lane) and upgrade the controllers.

-


The teardrop trailer is AWESOME! I want to build one of those!
Crag Q

Trad climber
Louisville, Colorado
Apr 10, 2011 - 09:53pm PT
Wow. Lots of cool stuff being built. I made a couple birdhouses out of scrap wood. It's kind of fun, but makes me feel like I'm taking up the hobby of an octogenarian.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 11, 2011 - 12:03am PT
hey there say, all...


well, i ain't building, sad to say, no funds and: this may not be worth it...

but:

i hope to somehow salvage it for a few more years:
it does NOT shake at all... all walls feel solid..

the roof, however, DOES have two ends where there are holes, one at each doorway...

it looks slighty crooked as you can see...

mr E did give a bit of good advice, as to stabilizing it needed (at the ol' facebook)...

so, do ANY of you all have any other ideas:
i kind of hate to just let the ol' ex-son-in-law, (family friend, and grandkids' dad and owner of this place that i now rent) just tear it down:

here it is:





any clues, as to helping it, cheap???

mr E's was about 40 bucks or so...

would a thick tarp due, for the two roof corners... ?
it is just for garden tools, soil, etc... and planter containers...

:)


*hhahhahahaha, or three chickens, if i did NOT have to deal with winter!!!
;)


***the ANGLE makes it appear more crooked than it is... from the front, it almost does not even look crooked...

MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Apr 11, 2011 - 01:26am PT
^^FTW^^

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 11, 2011 - 06:52am PT
hey there say, fortmental... actually i HAVE had to do that many a times, as a fix-it.... :))


thanks for the share, and to mr.E too...

say, it DOES work well for us poor folks, :)


also, fixed the hose here, too, that the other folks here (before me) had ruined... :)


thus, no more puddles now... :)

:)
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Apr 11, 2011 - 09:53am PT
neebee, it's listing to port. first thing you want to do is straighten it out. you'll need some force to do that. a big truck might be enough. i recommend pushing, not pulling. otherwise, a house jack or a trained elephant. once you've got the front straightened up, put in a new crossbrace inside so's it doesn't go back. that'll be easy if the framing is exposed on the inside. a good frame carpenter will recess the crossbrace so it won't intrude on the interior wall. then you can drywall it, finish it and move in.
Brandon-

climber
Done With Tobacco
Apr 11, 2011 - 10:40am PT
first thing you want to do is straighten it out.

That's just asking for trouble!

My house is a good example of that. I live in a 200+ year old post and beam colonial. No interior load bearing walls and the second floor is a bit trampoliney. I'm adding interior walls to carry the second floor this summer, but there's no way I'd try and return things to their original planes, it's an easy way to do more harm than good. Reinforcing without disturbing is probably a safer bet.
Euroford

Trad climber
Louisville, CO
Apr 11, 2011 - 10:59am PT
still a long ways to go, but our 61 year old machine is now officially a fully reliable means of transportation.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 11, 2011 - 02:41pm PT
Neebee,
I'm a specialist in old buildings too. I can call up the Big Bad Wolf and
he can come over for a nominal fee. Just put on a blonde wig.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 11, 2011 - 02:45pm PT
Lolli, I wasn't doubting your expertise. The Big Bad Wolf came over to
Goldie Locks' house and huffed and puffed and...


But I do have some experience other than with Mr Wolf :-)

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 11, 2011 - 02:57pm PT
hey there say, lolli... this sounds good...

yeah, it is solid, so that is my hope...

i was thinking to paint it, too, when i get my next finances..

the roof, though, i may have to do the tarp, until the end of summer... as i can't do it now... :(


say, i will see about the oil first, ...

1)but--if i cannot do it the "best" way, as to oil, which is way is
the cheaper, do to, for now?
that will still be good?
(i DID read this fast, as i was so happy too see the choices, but i will also go back to more fully understand all this) :)

then, yes, i would paint it soon after...

thanks so very very much everyone!!!!


***welllllllllllll, reilley, except perhaps for the big bad wolf, :))
i am really hoping NOT to go that route, ;)
:))



:)


will fill you all in, soon...


P.S.
i should have scapped the paint off, first, but i HAD to get the pond in, and OUT of the old place's yard, as i promised the former landlady, there, that as soon as snow was gone and ground was dig-able, i'd do it...

so, i will have to cover pond, and THEN scrap...
*i near messed up then, lolli, as i was going to PAINT to save the wood, but did not know about the oil...



OOOOPS, ONE MORE THING:

2)*or---if i can only afford one thing to do now,
should it be paint, or oil???


will be back later...
thanks again, so very much...
:)

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 11, 2011 - 03:18pm PT
hey there say, lolli... here is the front view... as i said, my hope is, that it is stable when pushed upon, but i have no clue yet, how the roof "feels" ....


well, here's hoping... :)

at least winter is over and it made it through... :)





:)
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Apr 11, 2011 - 03:20pm PT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 11, 2011 - 06:33pm PT
hey there say, lolli.. wow, thanks... yep, it is part of the charm, and will have to be....

niether the owner, my ex-son-in-law, nor me, have the finances to do this... so i will use what i can when i can to just paint it, and put a tarp for the two roof ends, until hopefuly some miracle can help by next year.... things turn up, many times in life... :)


and--i really do want to salvage it, so painting, and making sure it is stable and wont' fall on us, is the best...

i can use it for garden tools or soil, and best of all, i can keep "woods" in there for my dreamcatcher, (a friend just reminded me of this) :)


wow, i am excited, i feel like a bit of family history has been entrusted to me... *memeories from the kids, when they used to play here, and the shed, too...


:)


well, got to go and do leaves, now, i just had to check in...
:)
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Apr 20, 2011 - 09:54pm PT
http://lqp.arizona.edu/node/3792

Well, the Sphere project I worked on is now getting some press!
Leggs

Sport climber
El Presidio, Tucson
Apr 20, 2011 - 10:05pm PT
Bump Bump!
damo62

Social climber
Brisbane
Apr 20, 2011 - 10:30pm PT
Drljefe..that is inspiring, well done!
giegs

climber
Tardistan
Apr 20, 2011 - 10:33pm PT
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Apr 20, 2011 - 10:37pm PT
Wow, nice job-that sphere is really cool!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 20, 2011 - 10:38pm PT
Hmmm, Giegs, sumpin tells me an EIS wasn't filed on that fine piece o' dirt movin'.
Don't worry, yer dirty little secret is safe with me and the other 50 Tacoheads. :-)
giegs

climber
Tardistan
Apr 20, 2011 - 10:44pm PT
Eis? I don't speak Spanish. Bet someone knows where that dirt is within a couple hours.
socalbolter

Sport climber
Silverado, CA
Apr 21, 2011 - 12:00am PT
Finally getting around to building my outdoor bouldering wall:


Welded the frame last weekend.

Don't have a lot of free time these days, so it may take a while to finish it up, but I look forward to evenings climbing on it with friends...
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Apr 21, 2011 - 01:01am PT
Wow, like!
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Apr 29, 2011 - 10:58pm PT
Rehabbed another thrashed scooter ...
Euroford

Trad climber
Louisville, CO
May 2, 2011 - 12:16pm PT
MMMMMMMETAL!!!

fabbed and welded up a new harness bar, got the base of a new bumper on, building plates to reinforce the inside of the frame rails, if i can get over to the metal yard today i'll be starting on the winch plate.


its not all work though, we got out to play in Left Hand Canyon for a couple hours on sunday.

Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
May 4, 2011 - 01:22pm PT
a free tab of sarchastic acid with this one.

this one i call sum of the moments.
cause you gotta earn balance with this one.

if you stack your coffee cup way out on the tip,
then you move some rocks to the hiney side, git it.

witfot lamp, way in the fvch out there.

email me if you want to donate to my bills in exchange for some of this mountain zeal
giegs

climber
Tardistan
May 16, 2011 - 04:31am PT
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
May 16, 2011 - 04:48am PT
My favorite thread...
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
May 16, 2011 - 09:42am PT
Euroford, nice jeep. Norwegian, love the lamps. Just another vote for great thread.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
May 20, 2011 - 09:32am PT
Surfboard building season is beginning. My 12 y.o. daughter shaping my 9 y.o. son's board for this season. Not so sure he'd be too happy about that.

Euroford

Trad climber
Louisville, CO
May 23, 2011 - 12:12pm PT
no longer rocking the primer.


scrappy

Social climber
Floataledge on the S.F. bay
May 29, 2011 - 03:16am PT
I'm not really building.
I'm refitting this lovely hardchine FRP+over+ply+over+Oak custom 30 cutter.
WW
Lambone

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
May 29, 2011 - 04:29am PT
o-man

Trad climber
Paia,Maui,HI
May 29, 2011 - 05:15am PT
I thought about it and I'm usually building something more tangible but I feel that this project is valid so this is what I'm building at the present.
http://mauioceansports.blogspot.com/
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
May 29, 2011 - 09:32am PT
Matt, is that your gym? Looks like a great place to warm up for South Seas ;) Looks fantastic!



Great boat project. After my kids are all out of college and I can finally retire (@ ~age 167), I would love to refurbish an ocean going sailboat and tour around the Caribbean climbing & bouldering Virgin Gorda and surfing all those wonderful nooks and crannies that pepper those islands. The only real problem, aside from living that long, is my sea sickness prone wife.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jun 5, 2011 - 11:42am PT
It's looking good Lolli! Good luck with the rain!
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Jun 5, 2011 - 11:58am PT
We've had some stuff going for a while now:



JimT

climber
Munich
Jun 5, 2011 - 12:24pm PT
This one was a bit sad when it came in:-

But I gave it a brush-up and it´s o.k. now:-

Back on the Ammersee in Bavaria 105 years after her first launch (and a shedload of money!)
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 5, 2011 - 12:43pm PT
Scrappy, JimT-dam we could almost turn this into a Wooden Boat forum if those climbers would vacate the site.

Nice projects, would love to know a little more history on both boats.
Lambone

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Jun 5, 2011 - 01:42pm PT
Matt, is that your gym? Looks like a great place to warm up for South Seas ;) Looks fantastic!

Yup! Eldo Wall company just put in our new boulder 50ft long by 16ft tall.

Some really cool wooden boats in here!

One day I'd like to build a boat, and a guitar...
JimT

climber
Munich
Jun 5, 2011 - 03:08pm PT
That one was built by Rambeck in 1901 in Starnberg south of Munich, oak on oak Swedish iron fastened with a spruce deck and survived well until the 2nd war but went downhill after that, it got the fibergass treatment in the middle sixties and then rotted away inside like they do.
She is very much like an International 45m² class boat but too early for this rule, she´s a bit too big (10.4m long). Originally gaff rigged and converted in the 1930´s.

Owned by two guys who wanted to save her but there was no chance to restore her as original, nothing was worth saving so we went the conserve what we could and then wallpaper route.

We ripped out all the rotted stuff like the keel, deadwood, floors, deckbeams, 1/4 of the planking, 1/2 the frames and so on and all the metalwork. About 80% of the wood went in the fire.

Forced the hull back into shape which had hogged badly, she had about 9" of drop on the ends

Re-framed and floored with sawn-oak, re-fastened and replaced the missing planking and fitted a new laminated mahogany keel. Two diagonal layers of mahogany and one longitudinal following the original planking lines. New deck beams, ply deck and laid teak.

All custom metalwork including glued-in chainplates, NACA profile rudder and all the rest.

A lot of varnish and sanding! 2 years and about $45k.

Really fast in moderate winds, I´ve won regatta´s with her on the odd occasion I go sailing.

Not the biggest I´ve done but not the smallest either, it´s what I do when making climbing gear gets boring!

Jim



Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 5, 2011 - 03:18pm PT
I'm still trying to figure out the upload software for my camera, but in the past three weeks we've gone from a foundation to an envelope on a 2k sf, two floor, walk out basement timberframe hybrid home. The hybrid is in the floor system. We platform framed all the exterior walls and added a timberframe for the floors so that the lumber is visible.All visible lumber was milled on site. It's really a cool idea even if it pisses off the dedicated timberframers. New construction is so much fun, everything fits, is square and plumb, and flows well.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 5, 2011 - 04:10pm PT
Figured out the photo upload.

Foundation

First floor

Second floor (my Dad is the electrical contractor, awesome!)

Second floor timberframe

Timberframe detail

First floor layout with timberframe floor system above

Second floor subfloor

Rafters and second floor dormer in

Roof deck installed

That's where I'm at.
MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Jun 5, 2011 - 04:39pm PT
Really like the timberframe beams - it's a great look.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 5, 2011 - 04:49pm PT
Thanks, I think so too. I didn't fabricate them, my co-worker did, but installing all the timberframe stuff was way fun. Brute strength to carry the timbers and then finesse to drop them into their receivers. I'm so glad that I chose carpentry as a profession.
MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Jun 5, 2011 - 05:26pm PT
Yep, I agree: carpentry can be a great profession with the right jobs. I am starting a pretty fun job myself tomorrow. A woman who does fused and blown glass needs an entire workshop built for her to house all of her tools and materials. I will be starting with display shelving for almost 200 3" wide X 5" tall containers of powdered glass - and she wants to see every one of them. I am going to do them in VG fir and put plexiglass doors on the units to keep the dust out.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 5, 2011 - 05:42pm PT
I'd be into seeing pictures of that, MrE.

The house I'm working on has a framing detail I've never seen. We're 'crosshatching' all the exterior studs with 2x3's to give more depth to the walls. Essentially, we're strapping all the walls, but with larger material. Apparently, it adds seven R points when we insulate. We're using a mix of foam and hard-pack cellulose. It's great to implement these energy efficient designs.

An aside, has anyone worked on earthship designs? I'm thinking about building a home in the next couple of years, and an earthship seems like a viable option. That or cob.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 5, 2011 - 05:45pm PT
Lolli, the timberframe isn't dovetailed. It's square cut receivers and mortise and tenon.
Every joist is toenailed with big (20d) nails.
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jun 5, 2011 - 05:55pm PT
Brandon, As a thirty five year veteran carpenter it is great to see something really cool getting built. I am really hoping for an exciting project to come my way real soon. Maui is still deeply depressed and doesn't show any signs of change. Here's an image of something I put together a while back.
MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Jun 5, 2011 - 06:45pm PT
Brandon, I have done earthship and straw-bale workshops in Washington and Oregon. Earth-ship is super labor-intensive to do a whole house with, but I saw one cool house that had an earthship foundation, and straw-bale construction on top. It worked well, because the straw bales sat nicely atop the foundation, both being rather wide.

The real issue with earthship, and the difficulty, lies in completely filling in the tires - because of the multiple rounded aspect, it becomes necessary to ram the dirt in at various angles all the way arsound to ensure the complete filling of the "side-walls" of the tires.

The cob looks like it would be a ton of work as well.

cool vault, o-man!
kennyt

climber
woodfords,ca
Jun 5, 2011 - 10:12pm PT
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Jun 5, 2011 - 11:09pm PT
Nothing anywhere near as cool as those beautiful boats and houses -

This is the frame I am working on at the moment, my summer project is to turn it into a fixie.
Hand chopped, sanded and polished. Have to get a few nicks filled with weld and then I will start building it back up.

The frame after a couple minutes of sanding to look at the metal:


This is how it looks now, still working on polishing but getting there:

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2011 - 01:14pm PT
The humble compost bins.

Built from old pallets, lined with osb and feed bags.

Slats in the front to make them easier to work in.






guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 6, 2011 - 01:33pm PT
scrappy

Social climber
Floataledge on the S.F. bay
Jun 6, 2011 - 11:03pm PT
I wish I could tell you guy's about Pinocchio, but she's build by GAINES and I never heard of the builders name and the designer is unknown, soo I don't really know about the boat. But some old timer in the yard say's she looks like the Golden Hind, Van de stadt-Black soo or even a replica of Joshua Slocom's Spray and maybe a Dickerson also. All I know is that she tracks very well, I acquired her last october the previous owner flodded her and messed up all the wirings. He told me that she got flodded 3' throu the head for not having anti-siphon loop. But that didn't bother but it's gamble and soo far I'm very happy the way she sails. Latitude 38 qouted her a mystery boat from last months issue on their boatyard tour.
Guido or maybe you can start a salty monkey furom, Lol. Or a Taco regatta.
WW
Euroford

Trad climber
Louisville, CO
Jun 7, 2011 - 11:55am PT
rebuilding a 60 year old Borg Warner T90 Transmission.

MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Jun 16, 2011 - 06:16pm PT
Built a podium for the vitamin aisle in the store I work at. The unit holds the reference material for the Wellness Department. Here's the crappy old cardboard one they had that was taped together and desintegrating at the base (sorry for the phone pic):


I got the materials yesterday and just finished this morning, platform is hinged for additional storage.


I also put a 20# block of concrete (foamed in) inside of the base for additional stability, as well as two locking wheels:


And installed:


Fun little project!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 16, 2011 - 08:02pm PT
Speech!
golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Jun 16, 2011 - 08:15pm PT
Some of you guys are real craftsmen and women and have a lot to be proud of. Not much craft work from me on this proejct but its big! I am the project manager for construction of everything in the picture but the two big concrete buildings that dont have roofs on the right. It is the worlds largest radiochemical processing facility, designed to cleanup 56 million gallons of radioactive waste at Hanford, WA leftover from the cold war.



This is one of the world's largest nuclear waste vitrification melters, I have two of them in my facility to turn radioactive waste into glass logs at the rate of 30 metric tons per day. This puppy is about the size of a big 2 car garage and when finally assembled will weigh 600,000 lbs without the glass.

I will be glad when we get this thing built (2015) and processing that waste.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2011 - 08:25pm PT
wow !
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jun 16, 2011 - 08:42pm PT
Glad to see that puppy is ontrack for vitrifying - can't start soon enough. Where will the blocks / cylinders go afterwords?
golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Jun 16, 2011 - 09:24pm PT
Healyje,

the High Level Waste was slated for Yucca Mtn; however, that was stopped. A "Blue Ribbon Commission" will have a draft report out this fall with their recommendations then the gnashing of teeth can begin.

The Low Level Glass which the melter above will process is by far the largest quantity and will be stored at the Hanford Site in a specially constructed landfill. Once the waste is vitrified, the potential for leaching and or transport into the environment is almost non-existent.

Despite the politics of where the vitrified waste will be stored, it is way more desirable than having the 56 million gallons in liquid form as it currently sits.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jun 16, 2011 - 09:26pm PT
I'm with you there. Glass is good.
BBA

climber
OF
Jun 18, 2011 - 04:55pm PT
A walkway, not on the scale of Yucca Mountain. A month ago after getting the hard work done.


A month later.


Detail.


golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Jun 18, 2011 - 07:17pm PT
Nice. Did you dye the aggregate afterwards then?

phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jun 18, 2011 - 08:36pm PT
Golsen, your project is amazing. There are some very large projects reported in this thread, but I think you might be the current leader!
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jun 18, 2011 - 09:22pm PT
A telescope brah. Wan big fakka.

http://atst.nso.edu/
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jun 18, 2011 - 09:36pm PT
I put this together about a year ago.
Click Here for the full story
golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Jun 18, 2011 - 10:13pm PT
Golsen, your project is amazing. There are some very large projects reported in this thread, but I think you might be the current leader!

Thanks, but its a dubious distinction as it is taxpayer $. But the intent is good. We do our best. I for one believe that we will be successful but not without many future challenges, including getting this large of a plant started.

Also, the craftsmanship I use is more along the lines of technical and contract knowledge, respect, politics and if all else fails, kickin some ass.
BBA

climber
OF
Jun 18, 2011 - 11:04pm PT
Golsen - For the walkway I used stones from the local landscape purveyor and set them one at a time in wet mortar. The next project I try will be using dry mortar/concrete, but here in the Portland area it's hard to get enough dry days to use that technique. The stones as photographed are their real color, Montana Rainbow river pebbles and Mexican beach blacks. No dying was done. One has to do a bit of sorting and washing of stones to segregate them by color. The edging is cheap leftover rock slices they sell in bits and pieces set vertically in concrete. The dividing lines are old tiles cut and embedded edge up in concrete. It follows the Chinese tradition of using what's available (and, therefore, cheap). It's a slow process.

I took the finished pictures today while it was raining, and the rain brings out the colors. It isn't cheating to do that, because here it seems to rain for months at a time so I get to see the rich colors alot. Been up here not even three years, still miss sunny Petaluma. Lots of fun playing with rocks on the patio in the rain.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 19, 2011 - 09:49am PT
A little more progress.
johnr9q

Sport climber
Sacramento, Ca
Jun 19, 2011 - 11:09am PT
I built the camper displayed with the following features. I am into rock climbing and I do need to go, and often do, into areas where 4 wheel drive would be nice but 99% of my travel is on high speed pavement so am happy with the 2WD and a winch, which has come in handy more than once) I wanted a dual purpose vehicle. So I built an aluminum flatbed for my truck. I made the flatbed sit at the same elevation as the original PU bed because I didn't want to lose the height required of a standard flatbed by sitting above the rear wheels so I made wheel wells that extend up into the flat bed so technically it isn't totally flat but works well. I made corresponding clearance areas in the camper to accommodate the wheel wells. When I put the camper on the truck, I have to not only slide it in but I also need to lift the camper about 5" to get it over the wheel wells. When I have the camper off I have stake sides which go on the flat bed. I can convert the truck from a flatbed pickup to a camper in less than 30 minutes. I have a cable hoist system I designed for my garage that lifts the camper off and on. I wanted solid sides not fabric and easily openable glass windows so designed the folding panels you can see in the erected position in the pictures. I also wanted a larger dinette so designed the slideout you can see in the pics. The slideout and the top all go up with electro/mechanical actuators. The unit is fully self contained with toilet (self contained), shower (The toilet and shower are in a 32" X 32" room and the toilet slides into the wall to make the shower very roomy) I have a stove and 3 way frig. I have one fresh water tank installed in the RV and another fresh water tank and a grey water tank installed under the flatbed. Total fresh water capacity is 60 gal and grey water is 15 gal. I have a solar panel on the top also. By building a camper that fits on a flatbed there is much more room for placing all the interior components. I completed the camper a few months ago and it has been operating nicely.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 21, 2011 - 11:01pm PT
Had to find a project to keep JustTheMaid off the rock for a couple of days
so her shoulder can heal.





La piece de resistance as viewed against the light - serious artistry:
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 21, 2011 - 11:05pm PT
Purty. What type of joinery?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 22, 2011 - 12:31am PT
HaHaHa, it looks like we're gonna stay after class and write on the black
board for a while. Yes, mortise and tenon, though it can be tough on the tendons.
Look closely at the first two pics and you'll see all the details. :-)

Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jun 22, 2011 - 01:18am PT
I'm in awe of everything I've seen!!!!!!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 29, 2011 - 09:49pm PT
Just a little "maintenance" on our Barient 35 primary winches on the old bateau. I cheat each time and keep a copy of the blown-up schematic on hand for reference. Have to strip these down every two years.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 29, 2011 - 09:58pm PT
Guido,
Are the contents of that bottle key to the dismantling?

And, wow, nothing but the best for our Guido, eh? I can't imagine those
Barients ever need anything but grease.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2011 - 01:21pm PT
Nice look Guido !!

I on the other hand have been toiling away in the hot sun with mystery guest number 9.7 building the most bitchin' straw bale wall in the world!!

Using straw for the forms was bitchin'!



The big pour was bitchin'!


Stacking bales and stiching on lathe was bitchin'!


Building huge buttresses was bitchin'!


Doing the first scratch coat of my life was bitchin'!


And thanks a million to Mystery Guest 9.7, who is of course....bitchin'!!



MisterE

Social climber
Bouldering the Gnar
Jul 7, 2011 - 01:27pm PT
Turned out really nice, Reilly! Thanks for the pictures - I'll let Skip know you posted them up.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 7, 2011 - 01:27pm PT
The Survival Domelands National Recreation Area? Wow! Impressive!

So ya gonna recreate this place too?
Mal Pais, right? Can't remember exactly.


edit:
Eric,
That glass is the neighborhood walkers' show-stopper. I should put a
brochure holder out on the sidewalk for MissyMaid. I mean soon-to-be MissusMaid!
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Jul 7, 2011 - 01:54pm PT
I welded the chassis for this car:


Also built the trailer, machined the quick change gear box, helped layup the one piece fiberglass body and a host of other misc items.

Than managed to get married and started having kids, so never got a chance to drive it.

Moved to AK, figured a boat would be a good way to access cool areas, so ordered some plywood, epoxy, fiberglass and starting making a mess. After a few years in the garage, this appeared:


I've done way too many home improvement projects, remodeled the kitchen, downstairs bathroom, new windows, new front door, and am finishing up the upstairs bathroom.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2011 - 03:01pm PT
Nice car and boat Paul.

Reilly, THAT my friend, is the dihedrals area of my old stomping grounds at Smith Rocks. And yes, I have done ALL kinds of recreating there!


A couple of very large objects went behind the new wall.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Jul 9, 2011 - 04:25pm PT
Captain...or Skully

climber
or some such
Jul 9, 2011 - 05:00pm PT
You could say......It's Bitchen. Or at least Survival could.
I think he DID, actually.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 9, 2011 - 05:35pm PT
This thread is in fact bitchen.

I'm stoked on my new project. I spent yesterday running a draw knife over 16''x12' eastern white cedar logs in preparation for the radness that's beginning next week.

Let's see some more cool shit!
Captain...or Skully

climber
or some such
Jul 9, 2011 - 06:12pm PT
Drop a note to me, too. You never know.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jul 9, 2011 - 06:14pm PT
WOW, as always to this thread. I like that building with straw... I think I could maybe do that... or it at least makes sense to me!

I have to stay home and work this weekend. EKat that office is so awesome, I'll be wishing that was where I was working.
Captain...or Skully

climber
or some such
Jul 9, 2011 - 06:16pm PT
I'm building a raised garden bed out of stone sink cutouts.....it's pretty ugly, though. Maybe it'll get good enough to show off. Someday.
Time will tell, huh?
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jul 9, 2011 - 06:19pm PT
Yes Captain, I am now curious-get it ready and post a pic! Sounds like a cool project to me.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jul 9, 2011 - 09:08pm PT
Yep, I can see how those views could be a distraction ;)
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Jul 9, 2011 - 10:43pm PT
A 6'2" squash tail thruster. No one's ever built one of these.

o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Jul 10, 2011 - 04:38pm PT
A 6'2" squash tail thruster. No one's ever built one of these.
Keep us abreast of your progress.
Hope you're getting some waves over there.
It's been sweet summer south shore action for the past week here.
luggi

Trad climber
from the backseat of Jake& Elwood Blues car
Jul 10, 2011 - 09:22pm PT

will be ready for the fall crush and 2013 bottling.
east side underground

Trad climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jul 10, 2011 - 11:13pm PT
never been a fan of the squash - tail . give a round pin or fish ( no not Russ) looks cool ! have fun!
east side underground

Trad climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jul 10, 2011 - 11:18pm PT
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Jul 11, 2011 - 08:17am PT
never been a fan of the squash - tail


Nor am I. It's for one of my teenage daughters. And at that age, they just want to *look* cool. She's way more concerned about the color and art. She actually wants me to glass in a Roxy sticker (copy onto rice paper and lam it). Yikes.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 11, 2011 - 10:55am PT
East Side,
As a fellow stair builder I gotta say - RADNESS! I love the
wrought iron inserts! I just noticed the separate metal handrail.
Obviously, this was permited although it looks like one could roll a 4"
ball between the bottom rail and the treads. Did the inspector cut you some slack?


Hey, Survival, did you permit your Domelands Wall? I'm not being snarky.
I bet it would be approved in NM. Wouldn't happen here in Bureaufornia.
They didn't want to give me a permit for my dome cause it didn't fit their
narrow view of life.
Slakkey

Big Wall climber
From Back to Big Wall Baby
Jul 11, 2011 - 03:13pm PT

Another Bike :) Specialized Langster Frame Track Bike
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jul 11, 2011 - 03:26pm PT
east side-that is awesome wood stairs-i always think wood built homes look so great... and cozy.
Captain...or Skully

climber
or some such
Jul 11, 2011 - 04:24pm PT
Slakkey's got his own "Park Tool". Hehehe.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 13, 2011 - 09:07pm PT







guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 13, 2011 - 11:14pm PT
Brandon

Whoa that is a lot of work! peeled some logs in Jackson Hole years ago for a friend's cabin project and have a great respect for the job. Nice detailing.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 13, 2011 - 11:41pm PT
Oh yeah, log peeling is a pain in the butt, back, forearms, neck, hands, butt,
amd brain. Did I miss anything? Nice looking mortise though!
rmuir

Social climber
From the Time Before the Rocks Cooled.
Jul 14, 2011 - 12:50am PT
Finally got around to rebuilding my 1970 Cinelli Super Corsa Type A. Kept the original paint and decals, and in almost every aspect it is period correct. Full Campagnolo Nuovo Record with the important Cinelli bits where it counts.

After spending too, too much change on eBay (but having the greatest time doing it), the final result:
Even took the time to find vintage cotton tape (Italian) for the bars, finished with twine and 5 coats of clear shellac.

For those in reminiscence-mode—and especially for the Berkeley crowd—on eBay, I found a mint pair of Detto Pietro shoes in the original box (circa 1974) that fit like a glove. Italian leather for $59.

A full-on retro rocket!
matisse

climber
Jul 14, 2011 - 01:01am PT
Nice Bike!-
I thought bar end shifters were early 80's and not 70's but I wasn't into bikes until the mid 80's

-hey you wanna pair of Binda extra toes straps? I have a unused set somewhere in the garage...somewhere
Jonnnyyyzzz

Trad climber
San Diego,CA
Jul 14, 2011 - 02:22am PT
T2 and I Have been Building Changeable indoor Crack Towers. Its an Idea of mine that really worked out well. We have sold two so far they are in two gyms in SD. The crack segments can be taken out turned and reinstalled in any space so like the other walls in the gym the crack climbs get reset and don't stay the same. [photo[photoid=209302]id=209300]
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Jul 14, 2011 - 11:45am PT
Nice!
jewedlaw

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jul 14, 2011 - 12:25pm PT
Planet Granite, are you seeing this? Want!
Jonnnyyyzzz

Trad climber
San Diego,CA
Jul 14, 2011 - 03:05pm PT
Thanks Khonom, Here are some more pics of the towers. They are a big hit at the gyms we have them in.Let your Gym Know you want one. I need the work.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 15, 2011 - 12:09pm PT



It's a bridge connecting two play structures, one of which is framed with the cedar logs upthread.
Built offsite, the structure will be installed at a local nonprofit community center.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 16, 2011 - 01:40pm PT
A perfect day for milling some birdblocks in the front yard!


The template...

The tools...

Just to let folks know that Players reside within The House of Cats!

A couple of coats of Yosemite Blue and ready for screen and mesh backing to keep the other players out!

Edit:Really sweet crack towers by the way!
CF

climber
Jul 16, 2011 - 03:59pm PT
Trex 450 ready to try maiden flight with FBL Beastx!
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Jul 16, 2011 - 06:32pm PT
Fun thread!
sween345

climber
back east
Jul 16, 2011 - 08:44pm PT
I'm working just about right in the middle of this http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=133706380039942&set=pu.109423129134934&type=1&theater
on the Transit Hub.
Here's the finished product http://www.brookfieldofficeproperties.com/content/2010_news_releases/lower_manhattans_future_transit_concourse_animat-20115.html The animation runs opposite actual construction. The main hall (the Oculus) will be built last. We're currently installing the "Ribs" and are building two huge trusses to carry the box that the 1&9 trains run inside of.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 16, 2011 - 09:33pm PT
It's a 4-square n'kay...
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 16, 2011 - 11:38pm PT
More modest than a log house or that really cool modular crack structure. My brother and I, in our meandering way are involoved in framing in two new rooms in the basemtnof his 'Cabin' some ten miles east of Devil's tower.

Not carpenters, we a slow deliberate pace suits us.

note Wyoming high wind deck chair retention system,
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 17, 2011 - 11:13am PT
More like just irritating...

Greenhorn- If you have to ask such a stupid question then I certainly have to laugh at your total lack of construction knowledge despite the spunky posturing. Keep scratching your head over this one and maybe, just maybe, you'll grow a beard someday.

If you are building something, show us...unless it's your first hard on then Weschrist is the only interested party.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 17, 2011 - 11:24am PT
Chasbro's a lawdog, it's prolly an attorney thing....
frog-e

Trad climber
Imperial Beach California
Jul 17, 2011 - 11:44am PT
Been building my own PC's a while now.

Just finished this one, been in service about one week. The basics running on a forward compatible (DDR3) board.


Fluid bearing case fans/case mods and a really quiet PSU make a machine that is (as far as I need) virtually silent.

Second build for this case w/ mods. Runs like velvet.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 17, 2011 - 09:10pm PT
Bet you would like to know what fertilizer we use for our tree house foundation.
john hansen

climber
Jul 21, 2011 - 11:57pm PT
Just starting this one, job site supervisor for the Kanu o ka Aina Hawaiian language immersion school (Phase 2) Kameula Hawaii. About 20,000 square ft under roof.

Building "B"


And the pad for Building "C" with the existing Phase one building behind.


Nice view of Mauna Kea every morning

kennyt

climber
woodfords,ca
Jul 23, 2011 - 11:00am PT
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jul 23, 2011 - 02:16pm PT
Solo kitchen rehab...







Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Jul 24, 2011 - 01:51pm PT
Whew! Just finished three custom boards for my kids in six weeks (starting after little league season), with business travel for two of those weeks and a family vacation (Yosemite) for another week. Plus, I'm working full-time and was able to squeeze in a couple of days climbing somewhere in there. Had more than one early morning hot coating @ 5:00 am to take advantage of the stable temperatures.

On business travel this week, starting early tomorrow morning and getting back on the red-eye from Portland OR on Friday morning. Then leaving on a beach vacation a few hours later for two weeks. Yeah, just finished these boards with a few hours to spare.

Links to the Quiver Magazine details:

http://www.quivermag.com/boards/bonefish-boards-2011
http://www.quivermag.com/boards/bonefish-boards-2011-0
http://www.quivermag.com/boards/bonefish-boards-2011-1


Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jul 25, 2011 - 07:36pm PT
I took a break from the large millwork project that I had been working on for the past 3 months (pics of that to come...) to build a gift for a friend who facilitates Native American Healing Circles. This Buffalo Horn Rattle is crafted from horn, walnut, bone, glass, and leather.

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 25, 2011 - 07:54pm PT
Edge- Exquisite musical talisman! That ought to take care of business.

Gunkie- Sweet Boards! I hope the surf was fine for your crew!
OR

Trad climber
Jul 25, 2011 - 11:06pm PT
Made this rug for the trap door to our crawl space. Both ropes I found in an old Fish haul pig that had not been opened in 10+ years. Both cords are el cap vets. We didn't make the Aussie though.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 26, 2011 - 01:28am PT
I worked on my Teeter-Totter with my buddy today....
































survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 26, 2011 - 01:34am PT
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 27, 2011 - 09:21pm PT
I don't get to build much any more with my own hands. I create a lot, but only on a conceptual basis, selecting the components and functional sketches and then someone else draws it up, and someone else builds it.

This was a tiny project, but I ended up doing the whole thing from TIG welding(after someone else screwed it up) the additional fittings, to the "razor blade origami" (Sheet metal)

It's a four thousand dollar bucket.

Who and what it's for I'm not at liberty to divulge. (but it's legal!)

TC

Trad climber
Claremont, CA
Jul 27, 2011 - 11:48pm PT
Robs, awesome job on your Cinelli. The front wheel use to have radial laced spokes though.

Tony
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Jul 28, 2011 - 01:26am PT
Sweet little quiver you made Gunkie!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 29, 2011 - 11:02am PT
We took down this grape arbor;


And built this;








Eastern white cedar.
All vertical logs scribed to their respective stones, much additional scribe work also.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 29, 2011 - 11:56am PT
You do nice work Brandon! And when is your book on patience coming out?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 29, 2011 - 12:12pm PT
And when is your book on patience coming out?

When it's done.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 29, 2011 - 02:27pm PT
Did this triangular hall cab recently. Odlly, there had been one there before
according to the shadow in the hardwood floor and a slight nick out of the
corner of the head casing. I still haven't figured out why they took the
corner off the casing bead unless the old one wasn't a 45 degree cab.
Yes, the triangular drawers were a PITA!

Oh yes, the leaded lites are by Justthemaid, of course! It's her last job
from me until she gets Erik back on here!

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 29, 2011 - 02:38pm PT
That's badass.

I'm more a carpenter than a woodworker, that stuff looks like fun to make and is beautiful.

How did you join the triangular drawers? Sounds tricky. Was the corner at a true 90?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 29, 2011 - 02:45pm PT
Was the corner at a true 90?

Are you kidding? The left wall wasn't even plumb either!
I am the Scribemaster! Actually, not in comparison to you log framers.
I also have to admit that the Project Manager was putting the heat on so I
went quick and dirty on the drawers. They're just butt jointed and nailed. ;-(
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 29, 2011 - 02:50pm PT
Pain In The Ass.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 29, 2011 - 02:56pm PT
I am the Scribemaster!

We've never met, but I'm holding you to that. A strong statement.

Tradboy

Social climber
Valley
Jul 29, 2011 - 03:12pm PT
They're just butt jointed and nailed. ;-(

I'm disappointed that you didn't hand cut half-blind dovetails at an angle. ;)

The best built-ins just look like they belong there and yours certainly does!
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Jul 29, 2011 - 03:13pm PT
Some people build chicken coops....
I built a veggie coop.

Lots of nice looking stuff in this thread. Makes my little chicken wire contraption look silly!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 29, 2011 - 03:30pm PT
Some of the workmanship shown here is worthy of publication. Really, really nice work.

More!

Also, hopefully nobody minds that I'm posting pictures of almost every project I undertake. I'm stoked to see everyone else's projects.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Jul 29, 2011 - 03:37pm PT
Thanks!

Anyone ever build a solar dehydrator?
That's the next project....
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 29, 2011 - 03:43pm PT
Anyone ever build a solar dehydrator?

No. But it got me thinking that it's pretty easy. The folks I just finished building a house for had a solar kiln. They felled the trees from their site and other places, milled it, and dried it in a solar kiln, then I butchered it into what I call a house.

Sorry, no good advice, just reminded me of a good story.

PS- That's a worthy coop.