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Offline Gary O

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #500 on: July 09, 2016, 08:17:54 PM »
Rain
Light rain
Heavy rain
More in the forecast for the next two days
The 30 lb felt is on, but not taking a chance
Grabbed a big tarp, knotted some ropes on it
And threw it over the shop


Gotta cut down the metal and pre drill while I wait
Gonna take my time
Do it right (as right as I can)
Wood to split and more trees to cut up while I wait
Already have this coming winter’s wood piled up


It’s a good break
I hate ladders
And heights

Was up at the top when a large shadow overtook me
Coupled with a very close, shrill scream
Thought it might be a pterodactyl
Just a red tail hawk
Looked up
Three of them circling, diving, soaring
Quite the spectacle
Getting to be the norm this time of year

Woke to an unsettled sky this morn
unique coloration


Summer rise

Enough to git an' ol' man to the meadow with his camera


And a bobcat near the outhouse
It’s a tad unnerving to flash a light on a pair of very intense eyes
Didn’t know whether to git my gun or camera
...wasn’t quick enough for either


I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been

or could be


happier
I’m enjoying all that I own, the moment.

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #501 on: July 10, 2016, 03:52:58 AM »
Livin' the life Gary O, always love to read your posts, gives me something to look forward to. 

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #502 on: July 15, 2016, 02:47:38 AM »
Thank you, Adam


Roof is coming close to being done


I’m coming close to being done in.

Heights used to bother me when I was young.
Got used to it.
Now?
I get bothered.


Still

I climb
Two, three stories.

Still

I get bothered.

Today I got real bothered.
Ladder on a scaffold.
The scaffolding gave way while I was screwing on the ridge cap.
Maybe I should rephrase;
The scaffolding gave way while I was screwing the ridge cap on.

Creepy feeling, the ladder inching down.

Nothing to hang on to

hehh

But the ladder.

I’d strapped the scaffold to the rafter tails, and added a toe board to the plank.

Good thing

Had to gingerly scoot down from rung to rung til I could stand on the failing scaffold.

Old white men don’t...can’t jump, so I traversed my way to the adjacent scaffold.

Rather exciting way to end the day.

Anyway

The freshly drawn water was extra cold, extra good, as I strolled around and thru the shop last evening.

It’s a good build

It’s a good feeling to see everything square

In line from timber to timber



 

Y’all have a good day.
I’m enjoying all that I own, the moment.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #503 on: July 15, 2016, 03:59:04 AM »
Yep scaffolding can do that when it is doing anything but vertical support.  Even then so when I have 3-5 high I like to find something to tie off to.  Not that I don't trust the design theory but I guess I value life a little more than yester-years. 

A little past tense but I come to love "roof jacks".  Two attached and a 2X6 gives a great place to rest the ladder tail on or even my foot when the need arise.

Now when it rains you have someplace to piddle in the dry. ;D

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #504 on: July 15, 2016, 09:39:58 AM »
Glad to hear you made it safely off the roof without too much drama.  I'm not so sure I would have accomplished such a gingerly-stepped egress.  While I tell people I'm like a cat on my feet, I'm frequently corrected that it's Cat, not cat, and a D-9 at that.

My digital-ocular measurement system seems a little out of calibration, as I'm having difficulties assessing the dimensions of your shop floor.  Would that be something like a 16' x 24' shop, or is it a little smaller?
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #505 on: July 15, 2016, 08:45:37 PM »
'D-9'...I gotta steal that, 'cept I'm now more like a JD450

Yeah, John, discovered layin' the ladder on the planks wus huge, back saving, when building the A frame.

No application with this stuff.

Glad, so glad it’s done.

I’m beat to a pulp, and got waves of company coming from all over.
Guess I could use the break.

And there lies the problem with me.
When I have a task, I’m on it.
Can’t stop.
The sun dictates how long of a day I put in.
Around 6 or 8 yesterday afternoon the wife sez, ‘well, better knock off and relax in the meadow after a bath’.
‘I’m @#!!!ing (spit) gonna %$#@!!ing (sputter) finish this &%#$!!ing side now!’

This was moments before the almost accident.


synopsis;

Metal

unforgiving in places
sin covering in others
I’m enjoying all that I own, the moment.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #506 on: July 15, 2016, 08:57:44 PM »
My digital-ocular measurement system seems a little out of calibration, as I'm having difficulties assessing the dimensions of your shop floor.  Would that be something like a 16' x 24' shop, or is it a little smaller?

12 x 16 (192 sf)
seems huge right now
I’m enjoying all that I own, the moment.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #507 on: August 09, 2016, 06:16:52 PM »

Shopdate Aug 8;

Starting to do the fun stuff
The inner workings
Where I put tools


…..once I find them

Here’s where I pick up the pace
Work almost on the dead run
Measure once
Cut
Toss it
Cut more
Repeat

Side bar;
I say ‘almost on the dead run’, because when I do run folks have mentioned I resemble a struggling diseased yak…on ice. And, I have this lack in foot/eye coordination most normal people take for granted.


aaand, I get in scurry mode
can’t seem to git ‘er done quick enough
its akin to eating ice cream too fast
this is where I have a little alone time with myself
(psst, hey, pooptard, slow the eff down, it’s not a race, savor, enjoy, beeeee the wood, beeee the saw, beeee the hammer)

anywaaaay

I laid down the 2 bys to get a feel for the height.


Like it

Tomorrow, gonna staple the nongrooved T-111 on the wall
Then cut/nail the subsurface (2x4s) to the bench
Then staple on the sheathing

....wait

First I’m gonna do some framing for drawers before securing the subsurface

Note; I used to be a pegboard mutant.
No more.
Just using bent headless finishing nails.

The other side of the shop is getting a tad messy


But in too much of a hurry to do anything about that right now.

Time trials in bench construction resume at 0700 hours….
I’m enjoying all that I own, the moment.

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #508 on: September 12, 2016, 05:06:17 PM »
the shop is coming along




I’m not unhappy

OK, happy

very happy

Satisfied

Content

‘Content’ is big....huge
Dire, even
Luxurious

....Everything

Goes well with coffee
Sometimes Glenmorangie





I’ve again proven to myself that taking time, savoring effort, can pay well

Meanwhile....inside, things are becoming a wee bit congested


There are no time outs

gotta keep on keepin' on

y'all keep a fire

I’m enjoying all that I own, the moment.

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #509 on: September 12, 2016, 05:15:49 PM »
Lookin' great!

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #510 on: September 17, 2016, 08:09:00 AM »
Thanks, Adam.

Prairie wolves voiced their appreciation of last night’s harvest moon.
Clouds vailed its appearance, but at the same time, enhanced it.
My lady and I moseyed out the cabin door to take it all in.

Spectacular

Turned off the genny ‘round midnight
Listened to the only sound....the eerie wails of which only their language could describe the vision so entirely

The decelerated shutter speed of the hand held Nikon begat a blurred sky that seemed to add to the scene





Was a great moment out here for this ol’ man

Its why I’m here

Folks that live out a ways get this kinda stuff on a regular schedule

Townies, not so much

y'all have a good day

mine started out pretty early

gonna keep takin' it all in

all day

keep a fire
I’m enjoying all that I own, the moment.

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #511 on: September 17, 2016, 02:57:09 PM »
Love the shed!  Love the doors.....not the yotes so much though! ha!

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #512 on: September 17, 2016, 05:08:42 PM »
Thanks, pard.

The 'yotes are indeed a mixed blessing
I’m enjoying all that I own, the moment.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #513 on: September 18, 2016, 12:27:47 PM »
I love your tool shed. You did an awesome job. [cool]
If it wasn't for bad luck . I would 't have any luck at all.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #514 on: September 18, 2016, 06:14:08 PM »
thanx garyc

I just peeked at yer build

geeeez loooeez

that

is

HUGE!

Now I'm following' it.....
I’m enjoying all that I own, the moment.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #515 on: September 20, 2016, 06:02:06 PM »
Gary O  When I started reading the country planes forum your's and  OlJarhead is the one's that Read all the through with great interest. not only you'r builds was very informative but also very entertaining with with you'r life's ups and down. I thank both of you'r guys need to wright a book about you'r life adventures. I would be the first to buy the book!     
If it wasn't for bad luck . I would 't have any luck at all.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #516 on: September 20, 2016, 06:29:35 PM »
Well, I have written a book about our cabin building adventures...
Thought it was in my profile

At the risk of self promoting spam
The name of it is Wunneezdaze

May write another

thanks again, garyc

now....if we could get OJ to write one I could fill that empty spot in my library
I’m enjoying all that I own, the moment.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #517 on: September 20, 2016, 06:53:13 PM »
LOL every once in a while I think about it...usually right after I hit myself with a hammer....in the head  d*

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #518 on: September 24, 2016, 07:07:00 PM »
After a few finishing touches to the shop, like window screens

 (not done with other finish work just yet)
I moved on to summer project number two; a porch for the 2nd cabin.

Used the left over metal roofing, but had to overlap the two foot pcs.






Happy with it.

We’ll see how happy I am with it after this winter.

As for now, I feel it’s an added dimension, a completion to something missing.


Now, basically the same thing on the back of the shop


it never ends


....I hope
I’m enjoying all that I own, the moment.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #519 on: September 25, 2016, 04:27:00 AM »
Wow :)  Looking great!

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #520 on: September 29, 2016, 05:47:20 PM »
Thanks OJ, you know the pains

Gave a ton of fishing stuff and other crud away this week.
Here’s the deal;
If
You ever want to know what you need vs what you have,
just buy a container,
put all yer earthly possessions in it,
take out only what you need, when you need it,
do this for one year,
sell or give away what remains in there



On another note,

Here’s some pics from inside the shop (forgive the fisheye feature);



Gonna build a desk in this corner


Finally, room for the big saws


I used to be a pegboard slut.
Now?
Bent finishing nails
Luv it




And, of course, trinkets, relics…like me


gonna miss summer

I will miss the baths in the meadow.
The soak after a hard hot day of building.
My woman has to coax me to lay down the hammer and saw.
But it’s never a regret.
Soak in the trough, basking in the suds and sun.


Don’t need a towel.

Just sprawl out on the chaise letting ol’ sol dry ya off.
Sometimes a nap happens.


 hope I’m not disappointed in heaven...


Y’all keep a fire

I’m enjoying all that I own, the moment.

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #521 on: September 30, 2016, 03:28:59 AM »
Damn that's downright civilized!  I remember the days of hanging a garden hose over a branch and having a 'shower' in front of god and everybody....used to say "don't come around here unexpected or, um, you might see something unexpected!" ha!

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #522 on: October 12, 2016, 07:39:50 PM »
Post holes

Hardpan is two feet down
Didn’t know hardpan

I now know hardpan

Turns out, my gate post holes are two feet deep




Set my posts in gravel and concrete


Gonna hang the gate and string fence in the morn

Gale force winds predicted

Should be entertaining
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #523 on: November 22, 2016, 04:03:11 AM »

Well, I’m done for the year.

Happy, satisfied, content.


Turns out hope,
when applied,
yields results.







Much to be thankful.


Y’all enjoy the giving of thanks.

snows a comin'


Keep a fire
I’m enjoying all that I own, the moment.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #524 on: November 22, 2016, 09:16:49 AM »
snows a comin'

Not fast enough.  I need a 12" base before I can even get to my place.   [shocked]


Gorgeous photo.  is that an elk bugle I hear in the distance?

Stay warm and content!
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