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« Reply #75 on: September 15, 2017, 10:12:29 am »

I just watched the series about the 4 goups of guys in Alaska building log cabins/ homes. Wow! Talk about a hard build! Even the little hunting cabin was a job and a half. My hats off to you, Kent.
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« Reply #76 on: September 20, 2017, 11:22:09 am »

Thanks, Capt., rooster, and Ed. The joints are my best guess system of carpentry as is all the work. I do have some smart fellows to ask stupid questions of but their train of thought is how to modern build it and I want an old time build. There are some old cabins around here that have given me some clues. Got the stove pipe support in and started nailing shakes on. Then first snow last night.
 


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« Reply #77 on: September 20, 2017, 01:37:28 pm »

That first fire in the stove is gonna be nice , under the new roof. Summer sure is short up there . Looking Good ! ,,,DT
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« Reply #78 on: April 30, 2018, 04:08:25 pm »

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Winter is over at least at the cabin, mostly. Got up there last week and spent some time on the project. No damage at all from the winter and only one varmint left a small hair filled turd inside. Put down the 2x6 boards for the sub floor that will be covered with one inche floor boards later. And continued nailing shakes on the roof. I'm up to the chimney hole and will put the tin flashing around it next. I believe it's going to snow up there this week and I had to come back to town but will be at it again in a few days.
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« Reply #79 on: May 01, 2018, 08:06:56 am »

Looks great.
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« Reply #80 on: May 01, 2018, 10:03:48 am »

Ah, I've been waiting all winter for an update.  Thanks!

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« Reply #81 on: May 01, 2018, 09:29:24 pm »

Cabin looks real nice.  Thanks for the update.  Please post any more pictures you have.

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« Reply #82 on: May 04, 2018, 05:45:46 pm »

I spent some time replacing photobucket pictures with ones you can see. Didnít get them all but enough any new viewer can follow the thread better. Next week if I make any real progress there will be a few more.
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« Reply #83 on: May 11, 2018, 07:53:10 am »

Roofing is coming along one shingle at a time it seems. Got up to the chimney hole and ran out of shakes so made a trip home to buy more boards and cut them to size. With 600 more now should allowed me to finish the roofing. Placed the chimney and flashing in pretty straight.  Undecided
Ran into a road hazard on the way home, dad gum traffic up there can wear on a fellow!
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« Reply #84 on: May 11, 2018, 08:10:19 am »

Looks picture perfect Ken .  That has to be a good feeling sitting back and admiring the cabin and its surroundings . Be careful in that traffic .,,,,DT
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« Reply #85 on: May 11, 2018, 08:14:05 am »

Very nice work. Ruggedly cute. Anyone for some elk jerky?
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« Reply #86 on: May 11, 2018, 11:17:15 am »

Green with envy here, Kent. Kudos for your skill and persistence. Nice that somebody got some snow somewhere. We didn't get but a few inches here in the Sacramento Mountains of south central New Mexico.
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« Reply #87 on: May 12, 2018, 02:53:09 pm »

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« Reply #88 on: May 18, 2018, 08:57:37 pm »

A few details on roofing this cabin. I carefully select cedar fence boards them cut them to 18" for shingles. For the first row I split some at a taper. Tar paper goes down then then a 2x4 split at a 4 1/2 degree angle is placed to give the right base. The rest goes on unsplit with a recessed layer of tar paper at each coarse. At the end of today I have three more courses to put down to reach the peak. But I ran out of nails!

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« Reply #89 on: May 25, 2018, 04:26:42 pm »

Passed another hurtle today. I made up a window that has two panels that slides side ways. Then cut in a 2" X 10" frame to carry the wall weight and installed it. Either window will slide to the other side.

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« Reply #90 on: May 25, 2018, 09:14:22 pm »


Some chinking and yer gonna be right snug   Cheesy

Fantastic project.
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« Reply #91 on: June 08, 2018, 06:59:33 pm »

To enhance that snugness I built a door to plug the biggest hole. Some 2x6 and 1x4s got laid out then the edges of the 2x6s were grooved to except a full length strip of wood. Then the 1x4s were dovetailed across and diagonal and hickory pegs put in blind holes to keep things together. No nails, screws or glue is used. Checking out the antique shop we found a lip latch with door knobs. I had to repair the workings and make the keeper for it. Haven't looked for a key but did put a key hole in the door just in case. I didn't know what the door opening is so made it over sized for fitting. A buddy came up to help me install it and it turned out I had to cut all four sides. Remember the part were I said I've never built even a dog house? Well despite that we got it in and it works great.
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« Reply #92 on: June 08, 2018, 07:58:30 pm »

THAT is some pretty woodworking, love the dovetail work. Nice work Kent!
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« Reply #93 on: June 08, 2018, 08:02:21 pm »

I agree a fine job Ken .,,,DT
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« Reply #94 on: June 08, 2018, 09:04:15 pm »

All I can is WOW!  Well done.
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« Reply #95 on: June 09, 2018, 03:00:13 pm »


Consider some Chinking before the Snow Flies ??  Marvelous Door.
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« Reply #96 on: June 14, 2018, 07:56:34 am »

During last weeks door install we had to go to Laramie which is around 20 miles north as the crow flies. Just as we got there a twister started to form then touched down on the other side of town. Lucky, says I. Now this week I'm up taking care of some details and off to the west lo and behold a forest fire kicks up! It's in the Medicine Bow range perhaps 30 miles out. I hope this cabin is done enough that I can spend at least one night in it before my luck runs out. Well, any how I can at least say that I built a log cabin.
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« Reply #97 on: June 14, 2018, 08:54:56 am »

There were 2 more tornadoes in Laramie that day.  My son lives there and sent pictures.

I hope the fire stays a long way away.
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« Reply #98 on: June 18, 2018, 07:11:39 am »

Did you get any rain on the cabin and fire this past week end.  I know Laramie got a little rain.
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« Reply #99 on: June 18, 2018, 10:20:39 am »

I havenít been back up there sense my last report but according to the weather reports there has been a fair amount of rain there. The last I heard the fire is 63% contained and the weather has been favorable to the fight.
A rather rough oak table was given to me and Iíve been cleaning and refinishing it for the cabin. That and some minor home jobs has kept me off the job.
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