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Offline mtman

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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #100 on: August 04, 2010, 01:38:12 PM »
 Turned out very nice indeed! Belated congrats on the baby! Can't wait to follow the building of the new house.

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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #101 on: August 04, 2010, 04:19:44 PM »
Nice work.  Looks like a home now instead of a house.

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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #102 on: August 04, 2010, 10:28:04 PM »
Really nice, Al and Anita. 

Storage, garden, rock work, and little Sammy's already having himself a brew.  :)

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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #103 on: August 05, 2010, 02:26:52 AM »
Great job you guys!  Real attention to detail.  I need to make a similar ladder to our sleeping loft.  It looks like there is a birds-mouth type cut where it rests on the loft?  Is the ladder attached permanently or removeable?  Also, looks like the treads slide in from the back (blind dado)? 
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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #104 on: August 05, 2010, 04:10:34 AM »
Al, Do you have any more pics documenting the construction of the built in bench?  Or could you describe the details of it's construction?
I'd like to do something very similar.  I think everything looks great!
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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #105 on: August 05, 2010, 07:49:43 AM »
Looking very nice!  You really used the space well!   8)  The little one is sure a cutie!
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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #106 on: August 05, 2010, 03:07:15 PM »
Thanks for all the nice comments,

Jeff - The ships ladder is just as you describe it and it is removeable. It is fixed above with a couple of sliding bolts. Loved your cottage by the way and am currently suffering from a little tool/workshop envy... ;)

here are a few study pics I took before I made them hope they are helpful








Jdhen - here is a pic of the bench being made and some better pics of the ones i copied it from. (One day I will finish it - perhaps when we move into the bigger house!)











My pal Alan who built the other benches is a boat builder and I got loads of great ideas from him.

Sassy - he sure is cute isn't he? :D

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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #107 on: August 05, 2010, 03:11:17 PM »
I thought I saw a banjo in the bunch. ;)

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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #108 on: August 05, 2010, 03:25:57 PM »
Sure is.  :D
I play a tenor myself but I love the 5 string stuff too :)

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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #109 on: August 05, 2010, 04:17:55 PM »
Thanks so much for the pics!  I'm starting to get a concept visualized.  :D
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« Reply #110 on: August 05, 2010, 05:26:29 PM »
Sure is.  :D
I play a tenor myself but I love the 5 string stuff too :)

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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #111 on: August 18, 2010, 06:27:57 AM »
I put railings on the deck last weekend. The cabin has since been described as "spiffy" which I decided to take as a compliment..  ;)







Just when I was posting this I had a visitor! This little guy flew in and had to be helped out. Anita already caught one in the house a couple of months ago. They are at the feeder all day having battles and squabbles. Pretty fun to watch :D
Sorry about the quality of the video the camara is not really meant for it.




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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #112 on: August 18, 2010, 08:31:51 AM »
We occasionally get one in our porch but tons of them eating about a quart of sugar water a day or two.
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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #113 on: August 18, 2010, 03:02:20 PM »
Very sharp looking cabin you built!

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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #114 on: August 19, 2010, 05:20:26 AM »
Spiffy IS a compliment, and well deserved.  Great progress and good looking too.  I enjoyed the hummer adventure, it pleases me to see the care with which the rescue was accomplished.  I've had two in the house, both arriving in the mouth of my youngest cat.  Totally freaked out, but undamaged.  I think he brought them to me to show off.  I raised the feeder about 8' and seemed to have ended the issue.

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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #115 on: February 12, 2011, 07:22:08 AM »
Here's a few winter pics of around the cabin
The front steps on Wednesday morning...


The view...












Here's the top of a 4ft pole marking the well head!


The little fella's first snow angel!

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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #116 on: February 12, 2011, 08:09:52 AM »
So you're trying to say you get a little snow?    ;D
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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #117 on: February 12, 2011, 08:46:27 AM »
I guess that is what you call a "skiff" up north.  ;)  Do you wish you would have put a solid roof in front of the door?  Stay Warm.

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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #118 on: February 12, 2011, 09:27:57 AM »
Way too much snow, Al.  I can think of a lot better things to do than go out in it..... [ouch]
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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #119 on: February 13, 2011, 01:33:34 PM »
"The front steps on Wednesday morning..."

There are two white things outside the door on your step.  One of them is the snow built up on the storm door...what is the other one? it looks like the back side of an appliance?

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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #120 on: February 13, 2011, 01:37:03 PM »
Considerations,
It's the side of the caravan you can see in the other pictures. We parked it there for the winter as a wind break and cold room. The snow drifted on the other side of the caravan was really deep. This was a serious matter ....
the beer was in the caravan... :o  ;)

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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #121 on: February 13, 2011, 01:42:17 PM »
Ooopps, I was slow....
It's the RV that's in the 5th picture, camouflaged by the snow.   ;D


If was was standing on the other side of the ocean I'd call it a caravan too.  ;)
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Re: 12 x 24 in Cape Breton
« Reply #122 on: February 13, 2011, 08:11:35 PM »
On a positive note, Al, I bet the beer was cold....
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