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climber
north fork
Jan 31, 2014 - 10:58am PT
They are Stainless Steel (Chromium, Nickel).

Thanks E.
KabalaArch

Trad climber
Starlite, California
Jan 31, 2014 - 03:55pm PT
3 of 9 units
3 of 9 units
Credit: KabalaArch
pyrosis

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 1, 2014 - 07:44am PT
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 1, 2014 - 11:22am PT
Arch...Me like....
Vulcan

Sport climber
Feb 1, 2014 - 01:08pm PT
Pyrosis
Could you tell us the angle and length of the walls.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 1, 2014 - 01:40pm PT
Looks like the far walls are 8' wide and the near walls are 12' wide.
pyrosis

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 1, 2014 - 04:21pm PT
Right you are, the far walls are 8' wide and 8' high, linked with an 8'x8' roof. The left wall is 12' wide and 11' high, the right wall is 12' wide and 10' high. Out of sight is another wall 12' wide and 8' high. I can only hope that it is enough....

Angles, from left to right - close left 45, far left 57, straight back 27, back right 37, front right 60 to 20. Out of sight, 15.

Still need to add just a bit of framing to blend the 57 and 45, the 37 with the 60/20, and to link from the low roof to the upper ceiling. Then on to lighting, then ply :)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 2, 2014 - 11:36am PT
Brandon, your cupola projects keeps sparking my memories of the wooden church on the island of Kizhi, In Lake Ladoga (?) Russia.
Credit: Jaybro

No nails used in this. We were told that after completion the carpenter threw his ax in the lake, because he could never do it again. Or maybe didn't want to be tempted to attempt to do so!
When I get back to storage in California, I will retrieve a series of black and white photos I took of this when I was a teenager.
squishy

Mountain climber
Feb 3, 2014 - 11:33pm PT
My little drones and videos made it into the News, yay!

http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/the-little-known-fued-thats-shaping-the-future-of-delivery-drones

still waiting on the local paper article..
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
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