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murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Feb 3, 2014 - 11:44pm PT
See sunrise over Kizhi

http://kizhi.karelia.ru/webcams.htm
MisterE

climber
Feb 4, 2014 - 12:31am PT
I was volunteering for Patch Adams back in the late '90's and we did one of those onion domes for the staff house (pictured below on the left).

It was hundreds upon hundreds of 2" strips of "wacky wood" - plywood that was almost-parallel rather than cross-grained so it would bend easily around the frame...layers and layers.

Here's a picture of the staff house:



It was also used for the dome on the main house:



I actually got to sleep in the darker one on the right (in the first picture) a few night. It had 1/2" rods of plexiglass through the dome that lit it during the day and looked like constellations from the inside at night - really cool.


Staff picture with Patch
Staff picture with Patch
Credit: MisterE
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 4, 2014 - 09:35pm PT
Cool structure, E.

It's finally done, thank god. I pulled the last of the roof brackets down, put on the final trim, and installed cap up to the trim today. Eleven hours without so much as a five minute break. At least I was working alone so I didn't have to hear anyone else bitch about burly work days (I've worked eight out of the last nine days. Nine to eleven hours each, with no stopping to rest or eat. Good way to lose weight!).

This is the finished product. I finished in the dark, and realized that the light inside the gazebo filters onto the shingles right where the rafters lay. Really cool. The photo is blurry, but you get the idea.

Tomorrow, framing a house. Gotta be at the boss's house at 5:15. Goodnight!

Day.
Day.
Credit: Brandon-

And night.
And night.
Credit: Brandon-


Since I'm delirious from busting my ass, here's some music to go with the day and night theme.


Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 4, 2014 - 09:41pm PT
Nice job, Brandon!!! Where is that?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 4, 2014 - 09:42pm PT
New London.
this just in

climber
north fork
Feb 4, 2014 - 09:44pm PT
Yeah looks good, hopefully you can go back with a tripod and get another night shot. Framing is goin to feel great after all that finish work.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 4, 2014 - 09:45pm PT
Good job brandon...You should sue for hostile work environment and then get a shingles vaccine...
dfinnecy

Social climber
'stralia
Feb 5, 2014 - 02:17am PT
That's cool, squishy! I'm going to read that Motherboard article later to get a better understanding of what you're up to.

What am I building? A Bevins Skiff. I spent months looking for a boat to buy to learn to sail. Eventually I figured out with the kids still pretty young even if I bought a boat I would never get to actually sail it. But I can build a boat, sneaking an hour each evening after everyone else is asleep.


Cutting the stem (my photos on Flickr)

I'll put up a few more photos later on.

*Edited to clean up uggo code.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 5, 2014 - 11:35am PT
dfinnecy, good start! Still got yer fingers? ;-)



From: The Overkill Dept:

My deck rail post that goes against the lap-sided house.
Is this overkill or just plain OCD?

Credit: Reilly

(Yeah, RJ, I know I have too much time on my hands)
treez

Trad climber
99827
Feb 5, 2014 - 12:06pm PT
Wow.
I usually space that post off the wall with a copper bushing so the siding can breathe, be painted or replaced, etc.

I guess it is really dry there and the weed is really good.
dfinnecy

Social climber
'stralia
Feb 5, 2014 - 06:11pm PT
Like so many others have said, I love this thread and take inspiration from the skills everyone has here. The attention to detail in all the projects is really cool. I'm not much of a craftsman but the effort is rewarding. I take my time and do things as well as I possibly can.

I'm building a small sail boat and I need to scarf a couple sheets of marine ply for the side panels and bottom. I've never done this before, so have been practicing on some scrap before I screw up the expensive stuff.


by dfinnecy on Flickr


by dfinnecy on Flickr
dfinnecy

Social climber
'stralia
Feb 5, 2014 - 06:20pm PT
Reilly, yep, kept my fingers so far. I'm terrified of that saw.

rSin - It's called a Mujingfang. I bought it in Hong Kong. Still learning to set the blade right which is really tough.

I should also mention I started the scarf with an electric wood razor and only finished with the plane. Not too happy with the results so I think I'll build a jig to do it with the router.
Gene

climber
Feb 5, 2014 - 06:34pm PT
dfinnecy,

I have about a half dozen similar planes I picked up in Taiwan 30 years ago. At the boat yard I hung out at, there was an old craftsman who built the wood masts. When finishing them, he'd walk to one end, sight along the mast, walk 40 feet, take a swipe with the plane, brush away the paper-thin trimming, and repeat. The guy was amazing. Fond memories of watching a master.

g

EDIT: And yes. Setting the blade properly is a bitch.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Feb 5, 2014 - 09:31pm PT
Credit: mike m
dfinnecy

Social climber
'stralia
Feb 5, 2014 - 10:57pm PT
rSin,
Thanks for the pointers. I'm sure you're right, it's too small. I hadn't heard of a shooting board before. Some of the ones on this page look like a nice bit of woodwork on their own right:
http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/Setting%20Up%20and%20Using%20a%20Shooting%20Board4.html
But I do think a router jig is going to be the way to go.

Any pointers or recommended videos or instructions on sharpening the blades? The info I have seen is varied.

Gene
he'd walk to one end, sight along the mast, walk 40 feet, take a swipe with the plane, brush away the paper-thin trimming,

That would be awesome, I think I could do that all day.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 6, 2014 - 08:08am PT
Reilly...are those siding reliefs carved into the post...? OCD is sometimes mistaken for skill and perseverance..
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Feb 6, 2014 - 09:31am PT

Reilly...are those siding reliefs carved into the post...? OCD is sometimes mistaken for skill and perseverance..

JWerd. . . don't be mean.
this just in

climber
north fork
Feb 6, 2014 - 10:39am PT
Here is the first knife I ever made. I'm still a noob, but I really enjoy it. Handle is a dyed maple burl with copper and brass mosaic tube.











this just in

climber
north fork
Feb 7, 2014 - 12:43am PT
Thanks rSin, it is a stabilized wood. The rouge polish really brings out the color. Some of the wood out there makes me drool. Ordered some black buckeye burl today for my kitchen set I'm doing, it's some cool looking sh#t.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 7, 2014 - 10:20pm PT
Meh, it's a blow and go frame in a subdivision. Not my kind of work, but it pays the bills.

At least I'm getting in shape. I trimmed and roofed the back half yesterday afternoon by myself. Five square on a five pitch.

Credit: Brandon-
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