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Offline Migraine Craftsman

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Re: 20 x 20 w 8 x 10 bedroom
« Reply #150 on: February 16, 2019, 01:08:39 PM »
I just left you a comment on your youtubes and I even watched the whole WIX commercial.
And you should be ashamed for liking doing drywall, what is wrong with you? lol  ;D

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« Reply #151 on: February 23, 2019, 04:22:42 AM »
Here's what I've been up to... 


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« Reply #152 on: February 23, 2019, 05:57:42 AM »
Looks great.

BTW Dewalt is making a pin nailer that shoots 2" pins. It changed my life.

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« Reply #153 on: February 23, 2019, 07:03:01 AM »
Thanks Nathan, I will need to check that out. I have a funny story to tell about those trim nailers actually, might have to put that in the next video.

Also thanks Pirate and Migrane, didn't see those comments till now.   

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« Reply #154 on: March 02, 2019, 12:19:44 PM »
I built a door for the bedroom.  It was hard.  It took 6 days, I say 4 in the video but I wasn't done yet...




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« Reply #155 on: March 03, 2019, 06:29:22 AM »
Outstanding video work, and like your craftsmanship, shows real attention to detail!  Thanks for the commentary on those little snafus that all us DIYers experience...just adds character.

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« Reply #156 on: March 03, 2019, 02:31:32 PM »
Thank you Danfish. 

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« Reply #157 on: March 04, 2019, 09:00:41 AM »
Hey mike, whats your plan to trim out the top of the wainscoting?

If I can recommend something simple that I think looks awesome is a 1by2 lay it flat to create a little lip and secure it to the wainscoting. I have done that before and I love how it looks, get you a test piece and lay it down on top to see if you would like it. Simple and cheap but it looks good.

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« Reply #158 on: March 04, 2019, 03:09:03 PM »
I was actually thinking of doing something like that, just making a miniature reproduction of the fillet frieze and cap that is on the window and running that profile around the room3/4 by 3/8 fillet 1/2 inch by 3 inch frieze and 1/2 by 3/4 cap.  Probably won't make sense till you see it.

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« Reply #159 on: March 24, 2019, 03:59:19 AM »
Got some more odd's & ends done this past Wednesday.   The weather has been favorable. Not much rain.   Checked in on my spring and it still seems to be running.  Hoping for a productive next couple months.


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« Reply #160 on: April 01, 2019, 02:09:17 AM »
I made flooring for the bedroom and installed it.  I'm getting a bit nervous about finding enough Ash to finish out the cabin,  I may have to switch to a different species for the main room.  We also got a bit more insulating done and check on the our spring and also get the propane tanks topped off for next year.  Trying to put a lot of thought into the videos to attempt to give the viewer a sense of orientation, especially if they are new to the build.  Hopefully it helps.


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« Reply #161 on: April 01, 2019, 03:42:10 AM »
Great looking floor, I love Ash.

That is crazy you guys are running out now, we still have a few years left I think. Some day people will look at Ash the same way as Chestnut.

Love the door by the way, it gives me some ideas. I have a bunch to make later this year.

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« Reply #162 on: April 04, 2019, 03:50:54 AM »
I'm excited to see what you will come up with on your doors Nathan.  I love what you did with your kitchen.

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« Reply #163 on: April 04, 2019, 03:04:23 PM »
Hmm, I've been through a few of these doomsday insect invasions, Southern pine beetle was going to wipe out southern pine in the '70's, Gypsy moth, hemlock wooly adelgid, beech bark disease and now EAB. They do cause an awful lot of damage but don't underestimate the resilience of nature. What seems to happen more often, the populations of these insects explode, that forest species thins below a carrying capacity for that insect, its population crashes and then a balance is struck. About 6 or 8 miles from where I'm sitting is a research plantation of chestnuts of many different crosses.

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« Reply #164 on: April 04, 2019, 03:29:59 PM »
Don, it is true that only time will tell. It is pretty wild to drive through areas that have been hit. I can't spot a single living tree, though apparently some do survive and are termed 'lingering Ash.' Apparently extended periods at -40F can kill the larva under the bark as well.

As far as I know there is no American Chestnut resistant to the blight. I planted several Dunstan & chinese chestnut last year. Our grow zone is pretty borderline for them, though.

The coolest story I've heard by far is that SUNY ESF was able to insert a wheat gene into pure American Chestnut that makes them completely resistant to the blight. They are trying to get approval from USDA, EPA and FDA in order to start planting them.

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« Reply #165 on: April 05, 2019, 04:23:18 AM »
I hope that is how it plays out, I haven't been through one of these insect invasions before.  In the meantime, I'm more than happy to use up as much ash as I can in my build.  So far it's the only hardwood I've used.  Well unless Sassafras is a hardwood.  I accidentally grabbed some of that thinking it was Ash.  It's a nice looking wood, light in color, kind of a light honey yellow.   I made the door frame out of it. 

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« Reply #166 on: April 05, 2019, 04:56:02 AM »
Mike what's next on the agenda?

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« Reply #167 on: April 05, 2019, 08:00:14 AM »
Oh man, a couple things actually.  I'm starting to build a built in bed in the shop, I have a video finished where I install the chair rail.  I have have the baseboards milled and finished with the linseed oil, turpentine, spar urethane mix, but forgot a couple pieces so I didn't install it yet.  I need another coat of poly on the floor still.  I also reserved an excavator rental for the weekend of April 13th so I'll be burying a culvert, doing some ditching and maybe a bit of grading on the road.  Finally I am getting ready to transition to exterior work, so pretty soon I will be purchasing siding and installing that...

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« Reply #168 on: April 05, 2019, 09:22:42 AM »
Let me know if you need help with the siding, I can come out and help you, Ohio is only 8 hours away from me  c*

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« Reply #169 on: April 05, 2019, 03:40:06 PM »
Sass is nice wood "poor man's oak". It is rot resistant and is sometimes sold as chestnut, the same basic color, ring porous without visible rays and the same light weight.
Just after the first world war car frames were still wood, predominantly ash, and the demand was increasing. There was concern that we would wipe it out. The newly formed US Forest Products Lab was tasked with finding the next suitable replacement wood. Just as with the baseball bats the next best species mechanically was maple. Happily cars soon transitioned to all steel construction.

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« Reply #170 on: April 23, 2019, 03:21:31 AM »
Very interesting Don.  FYI for anyone interested, I left 1/4 of an inch gap when I built my door frame around my door, roughly 1/8 on either side.  The door is now 1/8 larger than the frame on the hardware side,  so the moisture differential must be significant between where I built it and the cabin location.  I forsee some hand planing, or perhaps borrowing my friends track saw.  I expected movement, but given that I built it as a frame and panel, that degree of movement surprised me. 

I rented a mini excavator to work on the top half of my road.  I got quotes of $10,800 and $13,400 to make my road how I wanted it.  I ended up renting a mini it came to $480 with tax and delivery for a weekend.  I ran it 4 hours more than the 8 that I was allowed so I had to pay an extra $125.  I used about $20 of diesel.  Im having 100 tons of stone tailgated.  20 tons of 57's to maintain the flat part and lower hill that is still good then 80 tons of #2 (baseball size) starting at the culvert and working up towards the cabin as far as it will go.  The stone cost roughly $1,500 and the 10 inch 20 foot culvert I placed was $85.


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« Reply #171 on: April 23, 2019, 11:02:30 AM »
Really cool, Mike. I have been thinking about buying a mini ex... I'm sure you did too considering their quotes were in the neighborhood of a used one. I also couldn't live without our tractor/loader.

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« Reply #172 on: April 23, 2019, 12:55:39 PM »
I still would like to buy a mini ex.  I enjoyed using it so much I wouldn't mind having one and also taking some jobs once I have one.  I actually started saving up for one about 4 months ago, but I've probably got about a year and a half more of saving to go before I can afford a decent one. 

 

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