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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 15, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
I would like to see those pictures, as well as any of the frame you've got. I love timber frames.
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Dec 15, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
Brandon,

Unfortunately I never took any photo's with a modern digital camera.

I have many photo's of the construction, but there all in print form. It would be nice to show all the joinery here, but it would mean taking photo's of the prints I have etc.

I also built 4 different hydraulic cranes along the way, one of which could lift 3-4 ton. They all rolled around on heavy duty casters. One of my beams weighed in at 2600 lbs.--after air drying under cover for 20 years!

That beam is in the garage and supports the second floor loft. It is an oak beam measuring 12"x14"x24 feet long.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 15, 2012 - 03:01pm PT
Nice! Who needs steel when you've got oak that size?

That's an impressive dimension.

How much crown did it develop?
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Dec 15, 2012 - 03:09pm PT
Brandon,

I cut all my beams with a chainsaw, by snapping lines. All the beams dried out for many years, under cover. After all the twisting and checking etc, I planed them with electric planers. Since they were pretty well cured, very few warped, after the final planing.
ECF

Big Wall climber
The Frayed End of Insanity
Dec 15, 2012 - 05:03pm PT
Credit: ECF

Well, aside from the stairway to heaven I've been working on for the last decade, I build these things now.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 15, 2012 - 05:23pm PT
Taco welcome to ECF ! ! !

WOW ! Talk about guitars screaming for vengeance... Great craftsmanship.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 15, 2012 - 05:30pm PT
Those guitars are sick! I'm sure eKat will be stoked to see them, amongst others (myself included).

I'm still in awe of a 12"x14"x28' piece of oak. That must have been the sh#t to see it from felling to installation, over twenty years! Proud.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Dec 15, 2012 - 05:31pm PT
Those guitars are sick! I'm sure eKat will be stoked to see them

You got that right, Brandon!

WOW!

Nice guitars!

TFPU!

And. . . welcome to the Taco, ECF.

steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Dec 15, 2012 - 05:32pm PT
Brandon,

I'm not sure my house was worth the back problems I have now.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Dec 15, 2012 - 05:36pm PT
I'd love to see the interior of your house, too, steveA.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 15, 2012 - 05:40pm PT
Don't worry SteveA, if you ever move out that single Oak chunk will probably be worth as much as a 1928 Martin guitar !

PS. I'm as equally in awe as Brandon is, that such a big stick exists.
ECF

Big Wall climber
The Frayed End of Insanity
Dec 15, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
Thanks Jim, but it's more like a return from exile than a fresh entrance.
The old dads (and moms) will know who I am, but I'm not looking to rekindle old bonfires.

Took some time off to work on myself.
Studied under some great teachers, and learned a lot about being a better person.


So with any luck, the humor is back without the venom...
We shall see.

But I guess it depends if HE is still here... LOL

Hey Kath! ( the E stands for El) if you can't guess the rest...
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Dec 15, 2012 - 05:51pm PT
Ekat,

My daughter is climbing in Joshua Tree right now. When she gets back East, after Xmas, I'll have her take some photo's with her camera and then I'll post them.

I'm not really exaggerating when I say that the total manual effort in building this house, could be compared to doing 500-600 El cap routes. I just did the math, based on an assumption of taking 5 days per route.

Some of my beams took a day to make from the tree, and I would say the suffering was perhaps worse than a day on El Cap. I could expound on the details but it would get boring.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Dec 15, 2012 - 05:54pm PT
Thanks, steve. . . it's beautiful on the outside, that's for sure. Looking forward to seeing more.

phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Dec 15, 2012 - 05:55pm PT
Nice house SteveA!

Now that I'm home I can post a few photos of the little project I did at my sister's when I was back in CT:

Here is a piece of the hideous wall in the guest bedroom that has been making me crazy for the 7 years since my sister bought the house:
pressed paper paneling with thick mud texture
pressed paper paneling with thick mud texture
Credit: phylp

Apparently, when he got sick of the cheap panelling, the previous owner covered it up with 1/2" of joint compound rather than pilling it off the wall. Here's what the wall looked like after I tore the paneling off:

Credit: phylp

And then I had to break the 4x8 panels apart to get them in the dumpster:

Credit: phylp

While I was at it, I convinced my brother-in-law to come over and help me change out the room plugs, which looked like this:

Old outlet covered with paint and junk from previous owner
Old outlet covered with paint and junk from previous owner
Credit: phylp

Here's that back wall now, fixed up and painted a beautiful grey with blue/green tones:

Credit: phylp

A few years ago I tore up the 40 year old carpet, so for now the floor is just painted ply subfloor. Maybe in another year or so we'll be able to afford a real floor. There's a Lumber Liquidator's nearby and you can get click together floating floor for about $4 a square. I think I can install it myself, but I also have all the moulding to re-do so I may add $$ in the budget to bring BRANDON down from NH to help me. What do you say Brandon?
ECF

Big Wall climber
The Frayed End of Insanity
Dec 15, 2012 - 06:01pm PT
That was the worst texture job I have ever seen, and my house was built during the depression by a chicken farmer...

Edit... So I just searched the forum for any sign of him, and found a two month old apology for bag tossing...
Breathe....
Let it go...
Say nothing...

Thanks, I needed a smile!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 15, 2012 - 06:14pm PT
Well ECF,

Oscar Wilde was supposed to have said on his death bed in a hospital,"Either those drapes go, or I do"... HAHAHAHAHA !

EDIT : in reference to plaster.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 15, 2012 - 06:17pm PT
I didn't know that Oscar died in Canada.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 15, 2012 - 06:19pm PT
I don't either but he would have had a good time in Vancouver if he had lived another 112 years !
ECF

Big Wall climber
The Frayed End of Insanity
Dec 15, 2012 - 06:20pm PT
You gotta admire style!
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