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Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 4, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
is not 044 a guage?
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jul 4, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
That was a hearing protection joke.

It's a Stihl. With a 32 inch bar.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 4, 2013 - 04:56pm PT
90% rafters? Nice. Trusses just make sense most of the time.

It depends on the size and snow load, obviously. In NH it's cheaper to cut a birds mouth than it is to source and purchase trusses.

Another regional difference, like worm drives/sidewinders.

It's interesting to see the reaction of people to the "defects" and imperfections in stuff built from local trees.

Absolutely. Are you familiar with the term 'Wabi Sabi'? It's a Japanese term meaning 'Perfection through imperfection', and I'm a huge proponent of this style. Not imperfection in craftsmanship, rather, perfection in the imperfection of the medium you are using.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 4, 2013 - 05:22pm PT
Hey Weeg....that bathroom vanity is REALLY wonderful! I love the whimsy! Very fine craftsmanship there, sir!

When I constructed Victory Lodge, my clients gave me the charge of making EVERY room unique unto itself. That was easy with the large rooms, but the smaller ones required a bit more effort.

Credit: Cragman

The 75 square foot powder room bath off of the Great Room was in need of something wonderful....and I found the answer in an old Walnut stump. The stump had LOTS of really nice burl feature, and when I saw the rotted out section in the heart of it, I knew I had found myself a sink pedastal.

Credit: Cragman

(I actually bought 4 stumps including this one, and made use of all of them throughout the Lodge)

The 4 stumps were VERY wet, so I built a kiln in the Lodge large enough to house all 4, then let them cook for 8 months.

With the rot area near the base of the stump, as well as all the finest burl features, I installed the stump upside down, utilizing the rotted out area for my basin. (I found a bronze sink that resembled the flaring nature of the upside down stump)

The first order of business was to cut a flat side, so the stump could fit tightly against the wall. I also had to hollow out the stump enough to accomodate all of the plumbing. I scribed in a piece of 3/4" plywood into the hollow area to support the basin.

Credit: Cragman

I also hollowed out the stump to a greater degree on the left side, then using a Fein Tool, cut in an access door on that left side, giving access to the plumbing fittings should a problem arise. The Fein tool blade left such an indiscernable line, the door is not noticable at all.

Credit: Cragman

I manuevered the stump into where it was going to reside, then scribed the base to the slightly uneven slate flooring. Once the stump was ready for install, I set to sanding it to a 220 fineness....all told, about 25 hours of sanding of the stump prior to finish.

I coated the stump with 4 coats of polyurethane to bring out the richness in the Walnut. I finished off the sink area by filling the recessed area around the base of the bowl with a crushed, colored, tempered glass...slightly green to play on the color of the walls.

Credit: Cragman

A fun little feature amongst SO many in Victory Lodge!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 4, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
Warbler, love those tables!

Weege, you do the wood proud. You the Tree Karma Man.

I've heard about those dangerous-looking saws but I'm too young to have done such. ;-)

I've also heard that people used to use chalklines and such. WTF?

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I hate sawdust!
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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 4, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
When I work with logs, I use inklines.

My buddy is a traditional Japanese timberframer, so I've learned to use flexible framing squares and inklines.

Additionally, I've learned that true Japanese timberframers sit down to hone their iron, rather than do it at a table.

It seems simple, but it's a huge difference.

Such nuances are what I strive to learn.

It's going to take my entire life, and I'll never have learned everything, but I'm OK with that.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jul 4, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Reilly...No chalklines, chainsaws , or saw dust...This is madness...! This is Sparta....! RJ
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jul 5, 2013 - 03:02am PT
All of this fine craftsmanship and tech talk is making me yearn to get back in the shop and craft me some fine furniture.

Not that I'm gonna end my road trip early or anything foolish like that. I'm willing to wait out the urges. (Insert here: "All good things in their own time", and other suitable cliches.)

In the meantime, please carry on!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 10, 2013 - 04:33pm PT
What is it about wimmen? They're never satisfied! The wifey insisted our
basement access door needed replacing. It had years left on it!

Credit: Reilly
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 10, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
Sasha's Gypsy Adventure Caravan.  I'm building an Adventure Wagon comp...
Sasha's Gypsy Adventure Caravan. I'm building an Adventure Wagon complete with deep soaking tub and wood fired pizza oven. The design is 'inside-out' with rooms on four sides and a wall tent on top.
The plan is to go feral. See you at the crags.
Credit: Flip Flop
Inside Out Adventure Wagon. 95 s.f. turns into 1096 s.f. of Cafe Olé. Cafe Bar Gelato. Full bath with deep soak tub. Marble wood-fired pizza oven. To quote my buddy Rowe, who kept Chamonix cool "Yo soy Montañero y tengo una motosierra muy grande". Hasta la vista locos.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 10, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
OK, FlippyFloppy. . . POST MORE PHOTOS.

I have to know more about the InsideOutAdventureWagon!

RAD!
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jul 11, 2013 - 10:51am PT
i get that the pitcher is glued to the shelf, but still pondering water in the tub
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Jul 11, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
Flip-Flop... sweet. I love it.
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jul 17, 2013 - 03:13am PT
I sure will miss being outside.

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treez

Trad climber
99827
Jul 18, 2013 - 02:40am PT
This house is kind of a modern affair. 2/12 shed roof to 200# snow load that won't slide. It has a couple 10 foot overhangs that have LSL beams inside the roof structure and some cool hot dip galvy struts that combine with some cantilever action to seemingly defy reality.

Here I am setting up the first one.

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Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Jul 18, 2013 - 07:50am PT
treez = Frank Lloyd Wright ???

Love cantilever designs.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 18, 2013 - 10:09am PT
No, gunkie, treez = OSHA Poster Chile! LOL!
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jul 19, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
Well, Reilly, I'm self employed and I live in one of the last bastions of freedom. I can choose my own risk level, when that changes, I go flip hotcakes at the mine with my regulation hairnet.

triple 2x12's on 1 foot centers.
triple 2x12's on 1 foot centers.
Credit: treez

Just a little tall
Just a little tall
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There was a time when men were men.

Built any open riser stairs lately?

treez

Trad climber
99827
Jul 23, 2013 - 01:13am PT
Well I survived

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So blow me........;)


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please get the joke
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 23, 2013 - 10:07am PT
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