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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.
Credit: survival


Credit: survival


Adobe bricks curing in the sun.

Credit: survival


Credit: survival


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...)

;)
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Why'djya leave the ketchup on the table?
Jun 18, 2010 - 02:49pm PT
DIY = A Man, Proudly Holding is Tool.



Lol.

Nice remodel TT.

DMT
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jun 18, 2010 - 02:57pm PT
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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
Credit: BeeHay
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
precast panels for new parking garage "C" at John Wayne Airport
precast panels for new parking garage "C" at John Wayne Airport
Credit: cragnshag
MisterE

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

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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!)
Retaining wall project.
Retaining wall project.
Credit: axlgrease


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

Bees on a frame.
Bees on a frame.
Credit: axlgrease
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.

Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido

okay,whatever

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

Just screwin' around...
Just screwin' around...
Credit: Reilly

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

Gag me!
Gag me!
Credit: Reilly

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

Credit: Reilly
(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.
Credit: Reilly




eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 18, 2010 - 08:19pm PT
Guy. . . youz dadz are CREATIVE!

YAY.

And all I'm doin' is takin' photos of fawns being born. . . maybe I'll see if they turned out and post 'em up, if they did.

ox

eKat
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.
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
shower post doubles as a hammock attachment.
shower post doubles as a hammock attachment.
Credit: guido


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.

Credit: Kalimon
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.


96footer
96footer
Credit: d-know




baseplate
baseplate
Credit: d-know



Kalimon

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

Credit: Kalimon

Excavation. No basement, crawlspace only.

Credit: Kalimon

Foundation fun!

Credit: Kalimon
Credit: Kalimon

Framing even more fun!!

Credit: Kalimon

Exterior finish . . .

Credit: Kalimon

Almost there on the outside!

Credit: Kalimon

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..........

Credit: survival
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):

My friend, Corey, posing from the summit (w/o oxygen).
My friend, Corey, posing from the summit (w/o oxygen).
Credit: mooser
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:

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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:


Credit: justthemaid


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.


Credit: justthemaid


eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 18, 2010 - 10:30pm PT
telemon01. . . What part of Montana?

eKat
WAY up near the Canadian border!
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.
Credit: Norwegian

one suspended addition.
notice the tree in the background <br/>
mimmicks my domestic space
notice the tree in the background
mimmicks my domestic space
Credit: Norwegian

poise,
Credit: Norwegian

and a wayward image.
Credit: Norwegian
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 18, 2010 - 11:13pm PT
Dang. . . we ARE neighbors!

:-)

eKat
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


November 09
November 09
Credit: the museum

Not quite finished....
Not quite finished....
Credit: the museum
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.
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Jun 19, 2010 - 01:28am PT
I'll be building a climbing wall soon... a much upgraded version from my last... this one will be inside and I'm sparing no expense.

hints, tips, dos or don'ts?

Mainly talking about the construction aspect...


nice pair RDB. how do you get those finish patterns on the metal?
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 ......
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Jun 19, 2010 - 01:55am PT
did you try praying? I hear that Jesus guy gots mad hammer skillz.
survival

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

climber
Jun 19, 2010 - 04:14am PT
Credit: gf
Inner of double shot block for kahveh lid
Inner of double shot block for kahveh lid
Credit: gf

I'm wrestling with tweaks on injection mold tooling for vacuum containers and coffee mugs. The one shown is a two shot block and presented some significant design engineering challenges getting the finished moving parts to be leak free; but we got it licked after some tweaking. This one isn't delivering for a few weeks, but you can see another model on the Innate site called the Doppio Tumbler for spro with a sipping lid that was a no brainer in terms of the injection block. http://www.innate-gear.com/product-info/doppio/doppio-double-wall-insulated-tumbler
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Jun 19, 2010 - 11:35am PT
I can't tell what is going on in your picture, I'm not mechanically inclined.

But... any coffee vessel that doesn't have a completely leak proof seal and slide easily into a pack isn't worth buying. Shouldn't have handles either. There aren't that many good ones out there. The best I could find were "food jars" which kinda suck for drinking.
Chalk Martin

Mountain climber
CA
Jun 19, 2010 - 12:01pm PT
tear drop starts
tear drop starts
Credit: Chalk Martin

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[photo
The engine is a 350cc single cylinder 2 stroke with twin exhaust ports...
The engine is a 350cc single cylinder 2 stroke with twin exhaust ports. The cases I am using are on the left, the donor motor on the right is torn apart for its crank.
Credit: yedi
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the frame for the Jawa type 575 circa 1963/4
the frame for the Jawa type 575 circa 1963/4
Credit: yedi
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 19, 2010 - 12:15pm PT
DANG. . . seeing that case split open gave me a serious motocross headache! Can't tell you how many frikken times I replace 2nd and 3rd gear and shifting forks on my 250 radial fin Maico!

EeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeKat

P.S. Some people play MARCO POLO in a pool. . . we used to play:

MAICO

BREAKO
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?
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 19, 2010 - 12:32pm PT
Tony. . . your work is really nice! LOVE those bathroom cabinet doors!

YAY!

Thanks for the link!

eKat
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 19, 2010 - 12:39pm PT
AND. . . it would be neat to see the progress of the projects that are underway. . . like the teardrop trailer. . . YAY, for Camp4!

:-)

ox

eKat
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...

Credit: Reilly
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.
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 19, 2010 - 04:37pm PT
I wish Wonder would post up shots of his KILLER skate parks! Especially Mariginal Way in Seattle!

YAY!

We rock!

:-)

eKat
Josh Nash

Social climber
riverbank ca
Jun 19, 2010 - 04:47pm PT
chicken pen
chicken pen
Credit: Josh Nash

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...

Credit: survival





Credit: survival




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
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 19, 2010 - 08:45pm PT
YAY, Wonder. . . slow is better than NO!

:-)

And. . . FarmerBruce. . . DooHood. . . that stone carving is SO RAD!

ox

eKat
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.
1966 CZ 250 twinpipe
1966 CZ 250 twinpipe
Credit: yedi
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.
Great Room!
Great Room!
Credit: Thorgon

The View.
The View.
Credit: Thorgon

Thor in the window cut-out. It took a Stihl 760 with a 32" bar!
Thor in the window cut-out. It took a Stihl 760 with a 32" bar!
Credit: Thorgon

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.

Credit: Peter Haan

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.

a early in the work shot with roofing and sheeting removed in dormer a...
a early in the work shot with roofing and sheeting removed in dormer area
Credit: Hardly Visible

doing it the quick and easy way with valley boards instead of valley r...
doing it the quick and easy way with valley boards instead of valley rafters
Credit: Hardly Visible

shingles for the gable wall and dormer cheeks with a few custom detail...
shingles for the gable wall and dormer cheeks with a few custom details
Credit: Hardly Visible

exterior mostly complete
exterior mostly complete
Credit: Hardly Visible

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

Credit: Hardly Visible

Credit: Hardly Visible

Norwegian

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

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath
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/
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 24, 2010 - 12:31am PT
YAY, Wonder, YAY!

I'm going to your link, now!

THANKS.

eKat
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.
Studio door
Studio door
Credit: Sherri
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.


.
Credit: Jobee
Credit: Jobee


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
Credit: Jay Wood
Credit: Jay Wood
Credit: Jay Wood
(Not quite after- glass tile backsplash not installed yet)

Recent new house
Credit: Jay Wood
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
Credit: Jay Wood

Credit: Jay Wood

My fixer-upper
Credit: Jay Wood
Credit: Jay Wood
Credit: Jay Wood
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.
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Jun 25, 2010 - 01:23pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#161658

I didn't build but I filled it. FOAM it up people and do our planet a favor.
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.




Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Long bolts-up to 40 inches
Long bolts-up to 40 inches
Credit: guido
Main house
Main house
Credit: guido
Main House interior
Main House interior
Credit: guido
Guest house
Guest house
Credit: guido
Beaucoup des poissons
Beaucoup des poissons
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
An original Haan design-
An original Haan design-
Credit: guido
Bobbo Locke-RIP
Bobbo Locke-RIP
Credit: guido
Kris McDivitt and Joe Faint-RIP Joe
Kris McDivitt and Joe Faint-RIP Joe
Credit: guido
McClinsky, "up on the roof"..............
McClinsky, "up on the roof"..............
Credit: guido
Main House
Main House
Credit: guido
40 ft poles- the very early stage.
40 ft poles- the very early stage.
Credit: guido
Love cherry wood for cabinets!
Love cherry wood for cabinets!
Credit: guido
Hennek-we made the tub with leftovers from construction, could not aff...
Hennek-we made the tub with leftovers from construction, could not afford a heater for years so it was a cold plunge indeed.
Credit: guido
"All work and no play"......Guido drills Harper
"All work and no play"......Guido drills Harper
Credit: guido
Post boat building era we turned the back of the boat shop into an off...
Post boat building era we turned the back of the boat shop into an office and design studio.
Credit: guido
Boat shop
Boat shop
Credit: guido












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
Credit: #310
Two houses we &#40;Bone Csontruction&#41; recetnly finshed building in...
Two houses we (Bone Csontruction) recetnly finshed building in Telluride. house on left is LEED Gold, almost made Platinum.
Credit: #310
Interior of the LEED great room. Local climber/welder Jeff Skoloda did...
Interior of the LEED great room. Local climber/welder Jeff Skoloda did the metal beams and part of fireplace. SIPPS paenls are on top of beams. Various bone crew did other metal work.
Credit: #310
Local climber Clay Wadman designed this house.
Local climber Clay Wadman designed this house.
Credit: #310
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.


Credit: pud
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
Picture found on web
Picture found on web
Credit: rich sims
First Amasond system installed in North America
First Amasond system installed in North America
Credit: Amasond.com
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!

Good Beer holder!
Good Beer holder!
Credit: Thorgon

Head back on!
Head back on!
Credit: Thorgon

On the road again!!
On the road again!!
Credit: Thorgon



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":

photo not found
Missing photo ID#161850
photo not found
Missing photo ID#161851
photo not found
Missing photo ID#161852

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:

photo not found
Missing photo ID#161855
photo not found
Missing photo ID#161856



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

photo not found
Missing photo ID#161853


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:

Credit: neebee

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
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 30, 2010 - 10:50am PT
cool plane, there squish!

YAY.

eKat
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.
Credit: Norwegian
Thorgon

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



Jeremy & Eric, busting out the sawzall!
Jeremy & Eric, busting out the sawzall!
Credit: Thorgon
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.


Credit: Norwegian

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.
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Jul 10, 2010 - 12:20pm PT
Need your advice...


"Special" bamboo salad tongs took a grounder. Chipped a ~1cm chunk out of the business end. I need to glue it back on, but I want it to be strong, not stain with beat (etc) juice, and of course not leach toxic sh#t into the food.

Any suggestions?
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...

Typical wiring in a stud wall, connecting switches to lights, especial...
Typical wiring in a stud wall, connecting switches to lights, especially 3-way switches to each other.
Credit: BooDawg
Upstairs in Kitchen where circuit breaker panel was. New pantry lights...
Upstairs in Kitchen where circuit breaker panel was. New pantry lights, plugs and switches...
Credit: BooDawg
Downstairs is the new location of the circuit breakers, and all the wi...
Downstairs is the new location of the circuit breakers, and all the wires from the entire house needed to be routed to this new location.
Credit: BooDawg

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
Credit: rich sims
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

Credit: BeeHay
rich sims

Trad climber
co
Jul 17, 2010 - 04:30pm PT
Just your average 25'X 50 foot lot with a 47' tall house <br/>
Just your average 25'X 50 foot lot with a 47' tall house

Credit: rich sims

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
to install behind the new wood stove at our cabin. My labor force.
to install behind the new wood stove at our cabin. My labor force.
Credit: Allen Hill
[photo
the design team
the design team
Credit: Allen Hill
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the bottom half being fabricated on location
the bottom half being fabricated on location
Credit: Allen Hill
rich sims

Trad climber
co
Jul 21, 2010 - 10:56am PT
Credit: rich sims
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
no skill here or how to kill week day climbing trips
no skill here or how to kill week day climbing trips
Credit: rich sims
rich sims

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

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

Credit: bmacd
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
Finally found. The kid's excellent vision installed and as a bonus, th...
Finally found. The kid's excellent vision installed and as a bonus, the new door from the Habitat for Humanity warehouse.
Credit: Allen Hill
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
gf

climber
Jul 22, 2010 - 06:56am PT
bmac
i'll bite -whats the proj?
gf
the museum

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

Finished addition
Finished addition
Credit: the museum
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!

Credit: Gunkie

Credit: Gunkie

Credit: Gunkie

6'7" x 22 1/2" multi-fin box setup w/ resin swirl
6'7" x 22 1/2" multi-fin box setup w/ resin swirl
Credit: Gunkie
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... :(

:)

*taken at harlingen library, south texas...
*taken at harlingen library, south texas...
Credit: neebee

:)

*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.

CCTV HQ in China
CCTV HQ in China
Credit: Fluoride
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[photo
Credit: dangry
id=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.

Credit: Reilly
(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.
Credit: Norwegian

Credit: Norwegian

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.
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
that's my pops. i've all the respect in the world for him.
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
hand dug the shitter, as we all should to have.
Credit: Norwegian
we have a stage and feet that yearn.
let us dance?
Credit: Norwegian
...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.
Credit: Norwegian
the divisions are beginning to take form, im building a cage system promoting privacy though stymying the fluid dynamics of the home.
Credit: Norwegian
40' long 4x16 ridge beam no hydraulics necessary. just a high lift jack, a wall hauler, and more pulley reductions.
Credit: Norwegian
go away sky.
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
i pre-fabricated my eave soffits on the ground, then hauled them up in one piece, installed with some arduous overhanging screwing.
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
elements be damned
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian

all for what?

cause it's a good way to get old.


eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Aug 26, 2010 - 11:18am PT
Wonder. . . GOOD JOB!

But. . . ya gotta admit, Marginal Way RULES. . . I mean, it's tucked under those on ramps (or whatever) and it's protected from the rain. . . ya gotta LOVE THAT!

Keep the MAGIC alive!

ox

eKatTheUnBlinny
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Aug 26, 2010 - 12:16pm PT
Masking the rosettes to save them. I masked off the rosettes leaving a...
Masking the rosettes to save them. I masked off the rosettes leaving an inch of yellow to highlight them. I had to stretch the masking tape to make the turns around them.
Credit: Plaidman

This is the finished product.
Finished with this side.
Finished with this side.
Credit: Plaidman

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!
Credit: survival


My buddy Wesley.
Credit: survival


Frame on barn roof for 18 panels. 4.25 kilowatts.
Credit: survival


Credit: survival


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!

Credit: Thorgon


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
[img][url=[/url" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.flickr.com/photos/56807381@N00/4929428393/][/url]
[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).
Credit: errett
Credit: errett
My Bosch came in handy for this project.
My Bosch came in handy for this project.
Credit: errett
Credit: errett
Credit: errett
Credit: errett
Credit: errett
Credit: errett
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Aug 26, 2010 - 02:35pm PT
GoErrettGO!

:-)

Kath
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.
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Aug 26, 2010 - 02:39pm PT
Whoa, gonna hafta start calling you SunFarmerBruce from now on!

YAY.

eKat
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...
Under construction -- interior.
Under construction -- interior.
Credit: errett
Under construction -- exterior.
Under construction -- exterior.
Credit: errett
Finished.
Finished.
Credit: errett
The masters of the house enjoying it.
The masters of the house enjoying it.
Credit: errett
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Aug 26, 2010 - 03:17pm PT
Ahhhhhh. . . nice little doggies!

:-)

Where is your house, Errett?

Kath
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...
Credit: errett
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.
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Aug 26, 2010 - 05:39pm PT
YAY, errett!

BITCHEN PLACE!

:-)

eKatOldDadBrockMan
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
Credit: rich sims
Picture found on web
Picture found on web
Credit: rich sims
Credit: rich sims
Small part of 60 rools
Small part of 60 rools
Credit: rich sims
photo not found
Missing photo ID#168759
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
Mystery Man or not
Mystery Man or not
Credit: rich sims
 <br/>
Two 53' semi loads <br/>

Two 53' semi loads

Credit: rich sims
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.
Fermentor box, exterior
Fermentor box, exterior
Credit: Ghost

Fermentor box,interior, with 10 gallon keg
Fermentor box,interior, with 10 gallon keg
Credit: Ghost

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.
Weld_it

Trad climber
Chatsworth
Sep 2, 2010 - 12:39am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#156104

New poop tude
rich sims

Trad climber
co
Sep 10, 2010 - 10:34pm PT
Credit: rich sims
Credit: rich sims
First floor almost ready to deliver, two panels left to make and finis...
First floor almost ready to deliver, two panels left to make and finish loading.
Credit: rich sims
This will be a house
This will be a house
This will be a house
Credit: rich sims
Credit: rich sims
Credit: rich sims
Josh Nash

Social climber
riverbank ca
Sep 13, 2010 - 12:22pm PT
Angles are hard!
Angles are hard!
Credit: Josh Nash
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
Just finishing up another couple of these this morning. "Norsaqs" for ...
Just finishing up another couple of these this morning. "Norsaqs" for rolling in traditional greenlandic style.
Credit: mooser
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Sep 13, 2010 - 12:40pm PT
mooser. . . how often do you throw a harpoon?

?

eKat
mooser

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

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Sep 13, 2010 - 12:52pm PT
HohMahn!

:-)

eKat
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?!?
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Sep 14, 2010 - 10:42am PT
Nice wall. I love working with stone. If I was such a frail weakling...
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:

new vanity
new vanity
Credit: Hardly Visible

Credit: Hardly Visible

remaining closet space and partition
remaining closet space and partition
Credit: Hardly Visible

dormer exterior
dormer exterior
Credit: Hardly Visible
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Sep 18, 2010 - 01:02am PT
Get Well- Soapstone, copper wire, guitar strings, feathers, foam core,...
Get Well- Soapstone, copper wire, guitar strings, feathers, foam core, Magazine paper, embroidery thread. sr
Credit: Wade Icey
go-B

climber
Psalm 34:8
Sep 18, 2010 - 06:22pm PT
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!
Working Replica of Noah's Ark opened In SCHAGEN, Netherlands .
Man Builds Noah's Ark to the exact scale given in the Bible.



The massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was opened and the first crowd of curious townsfolk beheld the wonder. This replica of the biblical Ark was built by Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible.



The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide. That's two-thirds the length of a football field and as high as a three-story house.





Life-sized models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras, bison and other animalsgreet visitors as they arrive in the main hold.




A contractor by trade, Huibers built the ark of cedar and pine. Biblical scholars debate exactly what the wood used by Noah would have been.



Huibers did the work mostly with his own hands, using modern tools and with occasional help from his son Roy. Construction began in May 2005. On the uncovered top deck .... not quite ready in time for the opening .... will come a petting zoo, with baby lambs and chickens, and goats, and one camel.



Visitors on the first day were stunned. 'It's beyond comprehension', said Mary Louise Starosciak, who happened to be bicycling by with her husband while on vacation when they saw the ark looming over the local landscape.



'I knew the story of Noah, but I had no idea the boat would have been so big! ' There is enough space near the keel for a 50-seat film theater where kids can watch a video that tells the story of Noah and his ark. Huibers, a Christian man, said he hopes the project will renew interest in Christianity in the Netherlands, where church going has fallen dramatically in the past 50 years.



Now that I am old and gray....give me the time to tell this new generation (and their children too) about all of Your mighty miracles.
Psalm 71:18


In the midst of so much negative news here is a positive story about a devout Christian man wanting to share the story of Noah with this and the next generation hoping he will bring their faith alive. Amazing isn't it?











eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Sep 18, 2010 - 06:27pm PT
Hey, WayDicey. . . VERY, VERY NICE!

:-)

eKat
HellYeah

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

Credit: HellYeah


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
Credit: Wade Icey
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.
Pate

Trad climber
Sep 22, 2010 - 12:33pm PT
wow- some serious talent here, everything is really impressive.

justthemaid, my daughter would gush over your art.

go-b, you're totally off your rocker dude. talented and dedicated, but still off your rocker.
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.

twrfootr
twrfootr
Credit: d-know
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.

Credit: apples

Credit: apples

Credit: apples
EdBannister

Mountain climber
where are you going to is what matters
Oct 15, 2010 - 06:23pm PT
Credit: EdBannister
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
Greenland Storm Paddle
Greenland Storm Paddle
Credit: rectorsquid

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.

Credit: apples
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!

That's the Big Hammer...
That's the Big Hammer...
Credit: Reilly

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

What were they thinking?
What were they thinking?
Credit: Reilly

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.

Credit: Reilly

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!

Credit: Reilly
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.
Credit: Chief

Completed mobile modular jib/tower crane for FX, Stunts and vertical freight handling.
Credit: Chief
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...
gf

climber
Oct 17, 2010 - 05:30pm PT
Chief,

Nice one-i see signs of the hidden logging rigger eh?
gf
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[photo
Credit: Jonnnyyyzzz
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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!
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Oct 19, 2010 - 11:44am PT
RAD, Edge!

So. . . you can work with pau ferro?

WHOA.

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

AAAAAAAACHOO! ItchItchItch!

eKat

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?
Credit: Reilly

Installed - pulls are extra...
Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly
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!
Shanachie frame laminations
Shanachie frame laminations
Credit: guido
Shanachie backbone lamination
Shanachie backbone lamination
Credit: guido
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.
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Oct 19, 2010 - 01:53pm PT
HohMahn. . . I LOVED the way that stuff looked for guitar backs and sides. . . so I talked Blanchard into getting a few sets. . . and. . . well. . . it made us both sick. . . so we sold it before he even tried working with it.

Same thing with cocobolo. . . DANG. Did a guitar show one time, just across the aisle from one of our suppliers who was selling cocobolo backs and sides. . . OOOOOOOOOWWWWWWEEEEEEE. . . many people at that end of the showroom were effected.

HIDDIE!

The only time we had a reaction to Brazilian rosewood was during a re-saw project creating a thousand dollars worth of saw dust taking huge billets and cutting backs and sides. Just too much dust at one time.

ACHOOOOO.

One guitar at a time didn't bother us at all.

YAY.

eKat
Reilly

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

...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.
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Oct 19, 2010 - 02:03pm PT
All I have to do is be around cocobolo to get the reaction. . . like standing too close to a stack of backs and sides! Whoa. . . and if I touch it. . . step back. . . I'll be runnin' for the BendYerDrill!

:-)

eKat
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.
Rokjox

Trad climber
Boys I'dunno
Oct 19, 2010 - 02:32pm PT
Now ThAT is interesting.


I believe my homes first floor framing is made up of western cedar. I also have Red Oak, Hickory and Cherry flooring. The real stuff, not pergo or veneers. I wonder minor if a long term problem my wife has could be a result?

Its almost all covered by stucco and other stuff except in the basement.



Any idea what I would do to find out?
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.
My mobile home
My mobile home
Credit: Batrock
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;
Credit: slabbo
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.
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Oct 24, 2010 - 07:08pm PT
Here's what I'm building. . . a pile of garbellion:

photo not found
Missing photo ID#175102


. . . that's going in here:

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Missing photo ID#175103

For yet another run to TheMountainShasta!

HohMahn!

ox

eKat

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.
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Oct 24, 2010 - 08:19pm PT
Nice spot @ Shasta, Kat.

Nah. . . that's my shop up here in Montana. . . the garbellion is going in the UHAUL - THEN going down to Shasta!

:-)

I'm a cornfusing sort, aren't I?

ox

eKat
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Oct 24, 2010 - 09:21pm PT
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Credit: slabbo
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Credit: slabbo
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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
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Credit: slabbo
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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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Credit: Reilly

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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.

treez

climber
Oct 31, 2010 - 10:37pm PT
Credit: treez

Credit: treez
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.
Credit: John Morton
Credit: John Morton
Credit: John Morton
Credit: John Morton
Credit: John Morton
Thorgon

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

That is an amazing guitar!

Wood shed
Wood shed
Credit: Thorgon
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

Go fast...
Go fast...
Credit: Gunkie
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!

Hanging Stair 1 from the elevated roadway.  90 Ton hydro with full cou...
Hanging Stair 1 from the elevated roadway. 90 Ton hydro with full counterweight.
Credit: cragnshag



Some jobsite goofing...
Some jobsite goofing...
Credit: cragnshag
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.
Credit: John Morton

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.
Credit: John Morton

This is the assembled punch/die set.
Credit: John Morton

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.
Credit: John Morton

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.
Credit: John Morton

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.
Credit: John Morton

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

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.
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Nov 4, 2010 - 07:52pm PT
I'm polishing this beeotch by hand.
200 hours so far.

YAY. . . how cool is THAT!

TFPU!

ox

eKat
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Nov 4, 2010 - 07:53pm PT
AND. . . BITCHEN RESONATOR!

TWANG!

eKatFormerGuitarPimp :-)
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!
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Nov 6, 2010 - 04:25pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#176914

Just got this whole mess done! Blanchard (that would be TheReal) built this "hint" of a console table for me. I found one I kinda liked online but it was $3,500.00 - RIGHT - I was born at night. . . but not LAST NIGHT! And he offered to build it for me. . . so. . . YAY!

The big photo is a John McDonald of Mesa Arch - the little one is a John Dittli of The White Horned Dancer pictograph at Heuco Tanks. The Santa Clara (carved/burnished) pottery was a gift from Blanchard's mom - she made them back in the 70s while studying ceramics at West Valley College. The beaded gourd is from a gal named Karen from Redding.

YAY. . . my little BaseCamp is starting to look like somebody actually lives here!

:-)

eKat
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!
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Nov 6, 2010 - 06:30pm PT
Thanks, Sherri! That's typical for Blanchard's work. . . understated and elegant, that's for sure!

:-)

eKat
treez

climber
Nov 6, 2010 - 08:27pm PT
Yup, Abenda, it's one of my favorite tools. 16 and five sixteenths blade, baby.

Credit: treez

Credit: treez

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.
Cool little deck clips made by Simpson DBT1Z Deck-Tie® Connectors. Dis...
Cool little deck clips made by Simpson DBT1Z Deck-Tie® Connectors. Discontinued though. I got the last boxes.
Credit: Plaidman
No nails holes in the face of the deck. Really cool pattern. No splice...
No nails holes in the face of the deck. Really cool pattern. No splices. All clear runs of 2x6 cedar ProDeck. There are 2 2x8s under the 90 degree 2x6. The other 2x8 is to catch the ends of the 2x6 decking. Lots of framing to make this work.
Credit: Plaidman
Framing was a bit of a conundrum. I just decided to run the 2X8s strai...
Framing was a bit of a conundrum. I just decided to run the 2X8s straight off the ledger. It made it easier and stronger. All the joists are sitting on a 4x6 beam on 4x4 posted every 4 ft. The deck runs diagonal to the framing. Seems to be working fine.
Credit: Plaidman
The framing is bomb proof. The whole house could fall down and the dec...
The framing is bomb proof. The whole house could fall down and the deck would still be there.
Credit: Plaidman
The hardest piece was the first one. 16 feet long 45 degree cuts on bo...
The hardest piece was the first one. 16 feet long 45 degree cuts on both ends with this little detail around the conduit. Flashed the crap out of the area to keep the water out. It rains here in Portland Oregon a little sometimes. Mostly a lot.
Credit: Plaidman
Look at that Mitered 45. The whole deck has 4 mitered 45s. Then a 2x6 ...
Look at that Mitered 45. The whole deck has 4 mitered 45s. Then a 2x6 dividing the deck into two boxes with the deck boards running at a 45 to the framing. There are 2 2x8s under the 2x6 decking the 2x8 is next to it is for blocking.
Credit: Plaidman
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
Credit: FRUMY
the little black o'ring let fuel past - not allowing the silver check ...
the little black o'ring let fuel past - not allowing the silver check valve to close fuel off. letting it leak & getting me a great deal on a 2001 yz125. fast little bike.
Credit: FRUMY
Credit: FRUMY
Credit: FRUMY
Credit: FRUMY
Credit: FRUMY
Credit: FRUMY
Credit: FRUMY
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
rebuilding my landing gear
rebuilding my landing gear
Credit: TomCochrane

Painting my bottom
Painting my bottom
Credit: TomCochrane

Restoring the rocket &#40;Titan I&#41;
Restoring the rocket (Titan I)
Credit: TomCochrane

Building decks and repairing my roof
Building decks and repairing my roof
Credit: TomCochrane

Salvaging boats
Salvaging boats
Credit: TomCochrane

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.
Credit: Zander
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.
Credit: Zander
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.
Credit: Zander
Credit: Zander
Credit: Zander
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.
Credit: Zander
Credit: Zander
Have a great Thanksgiving y'all!
Zander

healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 24, 2010 - 04:09pm PT
Five years in the making - the D5 Team.
Five years in the making - the D5 Team.
Credit: healyje
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Nov 24, 2010 - 04:11pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

just got done with this one...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Nov 28, 2010 - 12:51pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


and working on this one...
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!

Clark Yoga Studio Wilson, Wy
Clark Yoga Studio Wilson, Wy
Credit: NFB

Clark Yoga Studio, finished
Clark Yoga Studio, finished
Credit: NFB

wood fired sauna in the yoga studio building
wood fired sauna in the yoga studio building
Credit: NFB

Scandanavian style!
Scandanavian style!
Credit: NFB

Meditation/Mandolin room, still yoga studio
Meditation/Mandolin room, still yoga studio
Credit: NFB

Meditation room outside
Meditation room outside
Credit: NFB

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!

Back yard of Current renovation
Back yard of Current renovation
Credit: NFB

stair detail inside current reno
stair detail inside current reno
Credit: NFB

Exterior details current reno. Reclaimed trestlewood from the Great Sa...
Exterior details current reno. Reclaimed trestlewood from the Great Salt lake (timbers)
Credit: NFB

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

climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Nov 30, 2010 - 11:02pm PT
WOW. . . that was very nice.

eKat
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.
Verdua 65 blocks with a special touch.
Verdua 65 blocks with a special touch.
Credit: Spider Savage
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Dec 1, 2010 - 12:58am PT
Credit: Mtnmun
"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
Cider Press!
Cider Press!
Credit: Gvickowski
NFB

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

a deck we built here in Wilson
a deck we built here in Wilson
Credit: NFB
More stair details early in the project
More stair details early in the project
Credit: NFB
Jim "Jaimetown" Olson's tile-handiwork in a kithchen we remodelled at ...
Jim "Jaimetown" Olson's tile-handiwork in a kithchen we remodelled at Teton Village
Credit: NFB
yoga studio slab. The meditation room radius was difficult at every st...
yoga studio slab. The meditation room radius was difficult at every step of the way. Circle diameter = 9'...
Credit: NFB
We found this under-cabinet heater while demo'ing the Village kitchen....
We found this under-cabinet heater while demo'ing the Village kitchen. Could have burned down the house! We find all kinds of strange crap when we demo old houses.
Credit: NFB
concrete countertops, my house
concrete countertops, my house
Credit: NFB
Often times we say that we are "polishing turds"
Often times we say that we are "polishing turds"
Credit: NFB
one of the things we are most afraid of!
one of the things we are most afraid of!
Credit: NFB
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
Indoor gym/Grandma's room.
Indoor gym/Grandma's room.
Credit: Slater

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.

Credit: Mtnmun

"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.
weschrist

Gym climber
left sac
Dec 17, 2010 - 10:38pm PT
just built a book shelf... but certainly not worthy of being shown here. Some fine stuff on this thread!!!
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
Credit: rich sims
Credit: rich sims
Credit: rich sims
our houses.

I am being taught some lesions of my own building my first S.C.I.P.
One more floor and sun deck
One more floor and sun deck
Credit: rich sims
foam and shotcrete house.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 18, 2010 - 10:04pm PT
Hey man,

Is that really foam precast with essentially stucco for EIFS and structure?

Jim

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:
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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.
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Reilly

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

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

Credit: Reilly
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 21, 2010 - 02:33pm PT
Finally installed, winter solstice 2010
Finally installed, winter solstice 2010
Credit: drljefe

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.
treez

climber
Dec 23, 2010 - 11:18pm PT
Nice job, Cragman, I have several bar/restaraunt repeat clients. I have always enjoyed solving their unique problems and the little breaks from residential. Open tabs are good too
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!

Miramontes Photography/Wolverine
Miramontes Photography/Wolverine
Credit: RtM
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!!??

My daughter's "big girl" bed.
My daughter's "big girl" bed.
Credit: Thorgon
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
Credit: Manimal
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Dec 29, 2010 - 05:53pm PT
Round Table Gym & Pub
Round Table Gym & Pub
Credit: Slater
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.
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian