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eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Jun 19, 2010 - 08:45pm PT
YAY, Wonder. . . slow is better than NO!

:-)

And. . . FarmerBruce. . . DooHood. . . that stone carving is SO RAD!

ox

eKat
Wonder

climber
WA
Jun 19, 2010 - 08:53pm PT
I was working on my drink in Waikiki



but now I back & we are building a new pocket and bank @ the park. I need to take some new photos. Soon come.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jun 19, 2010 - 09:17pm PT
This was a pole house we built back in 1978, 32 years ago. It was nearly 3,000 sq feet. It was for an English Silicon Valley executive who was also quite an impressive photographer and who along with his wife had done a great deal of bluewater sailing, living on their gaff-headed yacht for years before they settled down on land. They were friends of Joe McKeown actually; that is how I met them. Interestingly, my main co-worker on this project was Russ McLean with whom I did actually quite a lot of building over the years in different periods of our respective lives. This project was particularly tough for a variety of reasons. We had started in Fall and that winter was particularly wet; access to the site was at times only possible by glissading down the all-too-steep driveway which was at that point only heavy clay. The inexperienced but exuberant designer friend of mind had set the truss plan to require really precise line-up of the pole tops which after 40 feet was somewhat bitchy and of course they varied greatly in diameter at that! And the trusses had to built in the air.











Here is a recent project--- 2008/9. The scope involved the entire interior of a smaller 1950s house in Palo Alto as well as an extensive trellis structure outside. The home had not seen any work for more than 50 years...ugh. The client felt he needed to remain living in the house the whole period of construction though this meant incredible cost to him, keeping the work elements small enough the home still worked all the time. Anyway rough photos shot without any staging or primping. We were working with a Bougainvillea pallette also. It was really a wonderful home in the end.























Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Aw, Pshaw, you wouldn't even understand....
Jun 19, 2010 - 10:17pm PT
Whole lotta craftsmanship, there, Peter.
Whoa.
yedi

Trad climber
Stanwood,wa
Jun 19, 2010 - 11:25pm PT
This is a 1966 CZ 250 twinpipe I built from a basket case a few years ago. won the AHRMA National in Chehalis Wa. on it a few years back.
1966 CZ 250 twinpipe
1966 CZ 250 twinpipe
Credit: yedi
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jun 19, 2010 - 11:49pm PT
Cool to see what people do - thanks!

Modified a GriGri today for Skip to solo slabs during her bicep surgery recovery.
I drilled the hole so it came out in the middle of the plastic casing, though:

http://ulrichprinz.de/alpin/equipment/selfmade/grigri-soloist-beckwith/index.html
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jun 21, 2010 - 09:14pm PT


Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Aw, Pshaw, you wouldn't even understand....
Jun 21, 2010 - 09:17pm PT
Uh oh, Todd.
Maybe dealin' with snakes & ghosts was easier?
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Jun 21, 2010 - 11:50pm PT
A 9300 SQUARE FOOT LOG HOME, built by Yellowstone Log Homes and Thor, windows cut by Thor! It is near Canon City, CO.
Great Room!
Great Room!
Credit: Thorgon

The View.
The View.
Credit: Thorgon

Thor in the window cut-out. It took a Stihl 760 with a 32" bar!
Thor in the window cut-out. It took a Stihl 760 with a 32" bar!
Credit: Thorgon

Thor
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Jun 22, 2010 - 12:14am PT
Nice Thor!

I did some trim work for Yukon/Alaska Log Homes when I lived in Juneau. The sliding joints are pretty cool.

Those guys that cut the channels for the interior walls with chainsaws amazed me.
They did it all day, and perfectly - I tried it once, and was gassed after 10 minutes!

Erik
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jun 22, 2010 - 09:01am PT
Our very own David Wilson---builder and architect--- has been busy over the last 20 years or so, Pilgrims. Today in the Chronicle, one of his many interesting projects showed up; it's in Stinson Beach. He also built Galen Rowell's house in the Oakland Hills, btw.

Credit: Peter Haan

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2010/06/20/HOMK1DO9EO.DTL&object=%2Fc%2Fpictures%2F2010%2F06%2F14%2Fho-locavore20_PH_0501812851.jpg
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 22, 2010 - 09:31am PT
Good stuff above Peter!

And Thor, whoa, swing your mighty hammer!
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Jun 22, 2010 - 09:54am PT
Hey Survival- those are some wide thin'Dobes !? I made a more "brick' size 6x10x4 so i could lift them ! I'll get some pix of our cordwood/strawbale/ timber place that is almost done.
Adobe floors are WAY to much work but cool
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Jun 22, 2010 - 01:04pm PT
I guess since I still have some items to complete, I'll say I'm still building a boat, though this will be it's 4th season on the water, and I'll likely still not be done building it.

I'd thought I was making good progress, getting to this state the first winter (I underestimated the amount of work and $ to complete it)


Cuddy cabin in place.


Structurally done and primed


Maiden voyage
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 22, 2010 - 01:15pm PT
Sweet number Paul!

Slabbo, mine are 10 x 14 x 4.
I swiped the measurements out of a Corrales history book. Should be a beefy wall when I'm done.
WBraun

climber
Jun 22, 2010 - 01:18pm PT
See .....

It takes intelligence to build all these awesome projects in this thread.

keep em coming ....
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Jun 22, 2010 - 01:32pm PT
Last summer I had to reroof the place, while I was at it I added a dog house dormer to turn a big closet upstairs into a 1/2 bath and still sizable closet.

a early in the work shot with roofing and sheeting removed in dormer a...
a early in the work shot with roofing and sheeting removed in dormer area
Credit: Hardly Visible

doing it the quick and easy way with valley boards instead of valley r...
doing it the quick and easy way with valley boards instead of valley rafters
Credit: Hardly Visible

shingles for the gable wall and dormer cheeks with a few custom detail...
shingles for the gable wall and dormer cheeks with a few custom details
Credit: Hardly Visible

exterior mostly complete
exterior mostly complete
Credit: Hardly Visible

I am working up a vanity and have a few interior trim things to finish then the project is more or less completed.

Credit: Hardly Visible

Credit: Hardly Visible

Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Jun 22, 2010 - 01:32pm PT
we all need a place to lay our head when time winks.
Credit: Norwegian
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Jun 22, 2010 - 01:47pm PT
New baby? Full time job? Why not jump into a fixer upper?? Picture is, mercifully, from a few years ago.

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath
Wonder

climber
WA
Jun 24, 2010 - 12:28am PT
Ok one and all here's what we're building down under the bridge. The new wippy pocket area is shaping up.



There will be a bank and like a flat top roll over. Check out the jersy barrier ride in the back we built about 3 months ago.



So if you haven't been following the progress of Marginal Way skatepark in Seattle, Planet Earth has just released a 6 part series on the creation of MW. Very professional. Thake a look here's the link.

http://www.planet-earth-clothing.com/news/2010/06/marginal-way-skatepark-videos/
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