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On Narrow Pond in Ant Village

 
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Orin, this is so interesting, to see a house built, all little steps of it!
 
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Thank you Inge,

with standardized limber, I would've been done in two weeks.....this is the second month!!!

of course there is other drama like the well, keeping those perrenials alive I planted last year, a tractor repair, and other personal activities.

.. and the fact this is the very first time I've built with round wood. I am also trying to make the joints as tight and clean as possible.

 
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my data service came back today   :)

I got the singular upright members up for both the east and the west wall....

then I added bracing to the east and west uprights so I could lean against them and stand 4' off the ground (making circular saw and chainsaw cuts 7' off the plate is a bit of a stretch).

also added a cross brace on one of the 7' tripods which gives me a very large step stool 3' off the ground.

Cut up a live but storm fallen tree and dragged onsite (prbly use for platform support on south or north wall).

Next came the platform support for the loft on the east wall, three joints mean six carved cuts. Three cuts on three different uprights seven feet in the air. The other three on the single platform support log done on the sawhorses.

My method for getting the horizontal cuts on the 3 uprights seven feet in the air suuuuucked for 3D reasons easier left to diagrams. My east wall platform joints have gaps not found on my other work.

I think I might use two strings for the west wall to give me three cuts on three different uprights 7' off the ground whose vallies are all in line flush with each other (unless of course a half naked woman visits me in my dreams to show me an easier, quicker method).

I am thinking after I install the west wall platform support log, I'll do the east west 18' log  that will set on top of the west wall member and the east wall member.

...yep, just too hot for jokes


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after the circular saw before the chainsaw
after the circular saw before the chainsaw
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oh they look nice - but really aren't flush with each other
oh they look nice - but really aren't flush with each other
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now for the platform support log cuts
now for the platform support log cuts
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7 foot off the ground is where I'll sleep
7 foot off the ground is where I'll sleep
 
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oh my.  forest fires all around and I am too busy to go see or fight them.  kinda like not leaving this world for those 21 vestal virgins because you're too busy working: there'd be a lot of fuss and fighting and a whole lotta heat...could be my imagination is just too practical while in work mode.

got another log up 7' in the air butcha will have to wait for tomorrow's episode to see it.

measured on center from the bottom of east wall member to the bottom of the west wall member: 137".

climbed up and stood on those horizontal seven foot high logs so I could reach the tops of the 11' east and west members to measure on center: 137".

yep, exactly what I thought too:  damn I'm good!  Even managed to climb down without any mishap.

I am so hoping I stay on schedule for tomorrow...unless 21 vestal virgins come for me or the fires evacuate me.....then I could justify getting off schedule for a moment...a really looong moment....a reeeeeally loooooong moment. uh-oh, gotta go. my imagination is carrying me away!


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hey dude
hey dude
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there is a fire
there is a fire
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no I am not a virgin but there is a fire
no I am not a virgin but there is a fire
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peeled these after cutting
fine I will cut and peel these then
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notched one which I installed too
notched one which I installed too
 
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Today was a big deal for me: the last roof support went up.

um-hm, will no longer fall over when I climb on it and do mega damage to both me and the rest of the structure.  

oh. I can actually climb on it, not counter balance a ladder against it.  Before, the squirrels where afraid to climb it (nope no pictures of the silly or brave creatures).

...and when I shake the weakest part of the structure, all of the structure moves a bit instead of one weak part wobbling dangerously.

July 11th though, should already be stuffing the walls with slip straw.

What's next?    54.   That's right 54. 10 a day or more starting tomorrow.  but wait.  I got 5 today.  So 49.  bad guesser?  no worries, you'll see.
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one more roof support to go on the sawhorses
one more roof support to go on the sawhorses
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another use for that platform support beam
another use for that platform support beam
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in place and tightened down
in place and tightened down
 
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