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rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 23, 2014 - 06:47pm PT
Reilly...Now i know where you got the inspiration for your mortised deck railing...Poser..!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 23, 2014 - 06:52pm PT
It looked like veneered MDF to me, but they made me stop scratching at the stairs with my Swiss Army knife before I could uncover the truth.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Feb 23, 2014 - 09:23pm PT
Credit: mike m
did some back country skiing in the early am and then built a couple of roofs in the gym. Haven't changed anything major in about ten years. My son has been spending a lot of time out there and thought he would enjoy some more three demential type features. Did it all with all recycled materials and stuff I had laying around.
Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
Feb 27, 2014 - 05:17pm PT
Boat Fishing Platform
Boat Fishing Platform
Credit: Roughster

Just built a fishing platform for my Fish & Ski boat so I can stand in the Bow up by the trolling motor and Bow mounted Fish Finder. Really happy with how it turned out! First time ever upholstering something after I cut out the form to fit the open space.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 27, 2014 - 05:47pm PT
I hate my job.
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Feb 27, 2014 - 05:54pm PT
Reilly I had heard that stair story before--There was a similar story of some mand doing great work at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood during the Depression- and then one day he just up and left. I forget the story but I love the theme of the angel appearing when most needed and then moving on to the next place down the road
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 28, 2014 - 09:17am PT
Brandon, sorry to hear that. You know in yer heart what to do.



Who likes to scribe?

Credit: Reilly
Credit: Reilly

Damn, it rained on my railing...
Credit: Reilly
MisterE

climber
Mar 3, 2014 - 03:35pm PT
OK, it's not much - but a fun project for me. I love working on doors.

Back Door Man

Musical accompaniment:



I took the back door down to do a little power-planing because the door had swollen after the storm.

Well, it turned out to be more than that - here's the outside when I had gotten most of the rot away:

Credit: MisterE

The inside was pretty bad too. Do ya think it's toast?

Credit: MisterE

The wife came home for lunch and gave the go-ahead to get a new door. She said she paid $7 for the interior French door 10 years ago.

The frame is in an add-on with a terrible pour over a septic, so it has moved around a lot. It was 1/2" out of square measured diagonally and 3/8" out of plumb. Also, a nice hump in the middle of the pad below, and falls off 3/4 of an inch in 30" away from the hinge side.

No worries, this was a free install, so I figured she is getting what she paid for either way!

Got the door scribed, milled and set:

Credit: MisterE

with good reveals:

Credit: MisterE

Gotta love the Forestner bits for this kind of work on VG fir!

Credit: MisterE

The idea is to not blow through the other side on splintery wood, as any good carpenter knows:

Credit: MisterE

Almost there, don't look too close at the mortice - what do you expect, it was a free install! ;)

Credit: MisterE

Done with the hanging - still needs the sweep installed:

Credit: MisterE

And the wife still has to switch her stained glass windows to the new door - not an easy task now that all the frames are glued and not nailed.

Credit: MisterE

Pulled the door off at 11 and cleaned up by 3 - not too shabby!
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 3, 2014 - 06:25pm PT
Not to shabby at all MisterE. I don't know what it is about doors, but they always make me curse a lot. That's Gunna look real good with JTM's glass. Good job.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 3, 2014 - 07:38pm PT
"Ladies & gentlemen, the Doors." [/Ed Sullivan]

Longing for a local, non-big box lumberyard.
Longing for a local, non-big box lumberyard.
Credit: Edge
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 3, 2014 - 08:18pm PT
I quit my job/finished the frame.

Headed back to the liberal hippie NPR high end crew that I've been working with on and off for four years. Five dollars an hour more and no more hearing about snowmobiling, deer hunting, and ice fishing.

Life is good.

Nice work, all.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Mar 3, 2014 - 09:04pm PT
Sketchy window trim.
Credit: T H
WTF

climber
Mar 4, 2014 - 05:57am PT
Credit: WTF

Green house 12 x 28
Lexan panels should arrive this week with the full kit of cooling and heating units.
Really fun project.
Credit: WTF
Credit: WTF
Three weeks from dig to steel frame. It's been a nice year to dig and build here weather wise.
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Mar 4, 2014 - 07:08am PT
Ha ha ha! That greenhouse is the exact opposite of the greenhouse we are slapping together. We just used a Costco barn frame. Seeing that beautiful bomber structure makes me laugh at how jethro ours is. I'll have to post pics.

OTH, I don't want to know what that thing cost!
WTF

climber
Mar 4, 2014 - 07:35am PT
It's not as expensive as you think but it's still not cheap.

It is for a private school. The kids use it for their cottage industry work and science. They grow the veggies they use in their hot lunches. They sell them to themselves and pay for the things they want. For example their annual trip to Yosemite is paid for by the hot lunches these kids sell to the rest of the school.

In the first picture you can see a small hoop house and a shed with windows. The hoop house is producing winter greens now and the shed is a hydroponic lettuce house. It's amazing what these kids produce. All summer a group of kids work the gardens and the planter boxes to make sure in the fall they have goods for lunches.

This program is overseen by a lady who runs a huge greenhouse lab at the university. Were talking 10 house of 20x100. She volunteers to help the kids and to teach science at the same time.

Enjoy your greenhouse no matter how big or small it's important for one to be part of growing their food IMO it's in your genetic make up.

mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Mar 4, 2014 - 01:53pm PT
Build out #2

The box on the left is storage for the aux batteries/converter and other swag. Got a nice RV access door with lock throw in too. Fold down mini table going in on the left toward the rear of the box tonight.

Bed is a single, and a plank will slide over to accommodate the lady, 2 part custom cushion.

Fold up seat in the back left to be added soon, and a H2o system with pump on the way.

Trying to get serious at the bivy
Credit: mucci
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 4, 2014 - 02:01pm PT
Saw this in our boatyard in NZ recently. Tuna tower to the moon, under construction and take a gander at the temporary tie-down. Ouch!
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Euroford

Trad climber
Louisville, CO
Mar 5, 2014 - 07:51am PT
this thread always delivers!

and thanks for the compliments ya'll! the jeep is driving great. so nice to have it back on the road!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 5, 2014 - 01:23pm PT
Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Good day at work, raising a timberframe is fun and fast.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 5, 2014 - 05:41pm PT
What, nobody appreciates a timberframe?

It's the most elegant, precise form of building, IMO.

I'm not looking for compliments, as I didn't cut the frame, but it's really great to see someone's work come together quickly. The frame was cut seven years ago, and just now was assembled.

The precision on the mortises and tenons is beautiful.

When a board is tuned with a plane rather than a sander speaks volumes for ones dedication and craft. My friend is an incredibly talented timberframer. He couldn't build a stick framed wall to save his life, but he does what he knows to the nth degree.
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