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healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Sep 14, 2017 - 11:05pm PT
...teak shingle roof. Shingles were milled out of old railroad ties from Indonesia

Teak? Wtf!?! How the hell were these sourced from Indonesia? Who made the shingles? And how many RR ties / squares are we talking about for $150k? Roofers wanna know as that's just off the frigging scale!
F

climber
away from the ground
Sep 15, 2017 - 10:16am PT
Teak because of how it looks when it ages. Silver, grey, green. Shooting for a mossy rainforest aged look. (I might "seed" the ledgerstone out front with moss spores to speed up the process when it goes in.)

The ties were from Indonesia.
The company that makes them is in 'Murica.
They're not squares (insert winky), they are diamond pattern. And there is a lot of them. Some on sidewalls also.

150k is actually a pretty decent price by the time they go from Asia to America, milled, shipped to AK, insured, then delivered on site. Many middlemen to go through, all taking their piece of the pie. (See rant on Politard thread about how Pepe who makes 25$/hr to sling mud ends up costing customer 60-70/hr).

It's not what you know. It's who you know, and if they want to blow you.


healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Sep 15, 2017 - 12:56pm PT
'Squares' as in how many N x 100 sqft does the $150k get you...?
F

climber
away from the ground
Sep 15, 2017 - 07:13pm PT
Is that how they do it...? Sh#t, I have to take off my shoes to count past 10, and pants to get to 23....

62 square of shingles, 440 lineal feet of teak trim (6/4) and fascia. All the copper flashing and stainless fasteners. About 20K was shipping, packing and insurance. I could break that down to a per shingle price if you want, but I'd have to charge you...

It's not the first teak roof I've seen, but the first I've done for a customer. Who happens to be a neurosurgeon, so the $$$ ain't no thang.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Sep 15, 2017 - 07:58pm PT
As long as you're not obligated to worry about packing, shipping and insurance, you can continue to be free from being thought of as a "middle man"...

That means you !

All construction people are labourers by definition. That is, or should be a point of pride.

"It ain't going to build itself"...

- Patrick Brennan, my uncle who knew a thing or two about projects.





F

climber
away from the ground
Sep 15, 2017 - 08:29pm PT
I'm a founding member of the middlemans union local 420 Jimbo. Steel toed flip flops and high vis tye dye...

Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Sep 15, 2017 - 08:36pm PT
That's good. Just make sure you're in compliance to Worksafe or Osha regs the next time you secure the top of your extension ladder while standing on the last deck of your building...
Garizo

climber
Polanf
Sep 16, 2017 - 01:28am PT
I always wanted to build boat and soon finally i might to build one :D
How hard for you guys it was?

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Bazy polskich firm
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sep 16, 2017 - 04:46am PT
Here's some pictures of a bench that my dad restored this summer. The bench was purchased by my grandfather in the late 70s. Over the years the wood started to rot and the cement supports were beginning to crack. It was relegated to the junk pile and nearly forgotten.

Dad learned of a source of black locust and when it was cut down he had some of it cut into slabs and then racked it up for a month or two. He then started cutting the lumber into the shapes needed for the bench and back rest. Each board is uniquely shaped and is held together by two pegs.

It took three of us to assemble it, and it was not easy as we needed to coax everything together in a special sequence. Somehow my Dad managed to do all of this test-fitting single-handedly as he was shaping the boards.

Credit: Bill Mc Kirgan

Credit: Bill Mc Kirgan

Bench restored by my father, Bud.
Bench restored by my father, Bud.
Credit: Bill Mc Kirgan
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Sep 18, 2017 - 11:13am PT
62 square of shingles, 440 lineal feet of teak trim (6/4) and fascia. All the copper flashing and stainless fasteners. About 20K was shipping, packing and insurance.

Thanks, appreciate it...
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Sep 18, 2017 - 11:18am PT
F.. why didn't you use Treks shingles and fascia.. ? Looks just like teak and holds up just as well...
bamboo

Trad climber
pike co
Sep 20, 2017 - 02:47am PT
SLR--do you have a photo of the bottom of your arrow plane--sweet by the way!! you should post some pics of your forging process!

Bill Mc Kirgan--your dad does clean work for sure !!and the the black locust will outlast us all!
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Sep 20, 2017 - 05:36am PT
I have always admired Mark Richey for his many accomplishments, both as a climber, and woodworker.
In my opinion Mark has one of the most impressive climbing resumes in this country, and at close to 60, still climbs 5.12 trad. He has accumulated over 50 expeditions to the greater ranges, focusing on 1st ascents, but rarely is in the limelight.
He is a great woodworker, and started with humble beginnings, with just a table saw, jointer, and surfacer.
His website is worth taking a look at. He just landed a 3 year contact with Apple's new headquarters in CA.
https://www.markrichey.com/
jonnyrig

climber
Sep 20, 2017 - 06:20am PT
Started with this:
washer and dryer wall. all coming out.
washer and dryer wall. all coming out.
Credit: jonnyrig
Credit: jonnyrig
Credit: jonnyrig

And now we're to this:
Credit: jonnyrig
Credit: jonnyrig


Walls gone, new flooring, new cabinets, fresh plumbing, new lighting, dumped the popcorn ceiling, painted the living room, new countertops (the only thing i hired out), moved washer and dryer to the garage and added a mud sink out there.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 20, 2017 - 08:39am PT
Jonnyrig, don't price yerself outta the hood, braj!

Looking gud! :-)
F

climber
away from the ground
Sep 20, 2017 - 09:08am PT
RJ - It's all about the patina, man....
steve s

Trad climber
eldo
Sep 20, 2017 - 10:56am PT
SteveA, Thanks for posting the link to Mark Ritchey Woodworks. That's some impressive stuff there. Very impressive! Glad to see Barry Rugo is still with him , use to climb a lot with Barry back at Devils lake bitd. Everyone should watch that video on Marks company. Thanks again for posting it up. Cheers.
Contractor

Boulder climber
CA
Oct 6, 2017 - 05:32pm PT
My current work load plus another getting ready to break ground. I'm not getting any weekday climbing or surfing lately.

Just breaking ground
Just breaking ground
Credit: Contractor
Half way there
Half way there
Credit: Contractor
New home with a 1,000 sq. ft. basement near done
New home with a 1,000 sq. ft. basement near done
Credit: Contractor
Carriage House near done
Carriage House near done
Credit: Contractor
A little landscaping and this new build is done
A little landscaping and this new build is done
Credit: Contractor
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Oct 6, 2017 - 05:57pm PT
Frostback was feeling the strain of being put to task. He encountered Ranger Karen and exclaimed, "there's no rest for the wicked".

"Maybe you shouldn't be so wicked". said she...
Contractor

Boulder climber
CA
Oct 6, 2017 - 06:01pm PT
Self inflicted indeed...
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