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Old 09-29-2011, 06:44 AM   #5626
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Last night's sunset. I got back from the other side of the island just too late to catch the best part.
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Bud...HELP! If I make this dumb mistake again, what's the best way to try and get the grout to look passably fair?
Even tho I never make mistakes and I am totally precise and accurate in everything I do.......... Never mind, I suppose you have heard all of that bullschit before.


Actually I learned years ago to always have a couple of those little scrubbie things on the truck for just such an oversight and misjudgment in time lapse. I think 3M makes them but they are usually available at any hardware store. I use the white ones with the handle made on to them. They come white, green, blue, black, red, etc. The color has to do with how aggressive they are.
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Good gravy, I think I would have been a little more than distracted, I would have been beside myself (I'm big enough to be on both sides of myself)
I would have forgotten also, does the tide go out that far often?

I like the Sunset, it is pretty, thanks for the picture Keith.
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Even tho I never make mistakes and I am totally precise and accurate in everything I do.......... Never mind, I suppose you have heard all of that bullschit before.


Actually I learned years ago to always have a couple of those little scrubbie things on the truck for just such an oversight and misjudgment in time lapse. I think 3M makes them but they are usually available at any hardware store. I use the white ones with the handle made on to them. They come white, green, blue, black, red, etc. The color has to do with how aggressive they are.
Bud, as you well know, I never make mistakes either.

This, I believe, is called a technological inexactitude, certainly not a common mistake. Good heavens, perish the thought.

Yes, I know the scrubbies you mean. I will pick up a few next time in town, or at least before the next grouting gets done.

Thanks for the help.
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Good gravy, I think I would have been a little more than distracted, I would have been beside myself (I'm big enough to be on both sides of myself)
I would have forgotten also, does the tide go out that far often?

I like the Sunset, it is pretty, thanks for the picture Keith.
Jim, see the rocks on the right side of the pic? OK, well, at low tide, the water goes right out to there. It's about 500 feet away, give or take a bit.
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As some of you know, I have had to pull myself out of retirement and do some outside work.

Here's the cabin I will be working on. The corner shot shows you how a top notch log cabin should be built. This one was constructed by Norse Log Homes from Lantzville, about 25 miles north of here.
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As some of you know, I have had to pull myself out of retirement and do some outside work.

Here's the cabin I will be working on. The corner shot shows you how a top notch log cabin should be built. This one was constructed by Norse Log Homes from Lantzville, about 25 miles north of here.
Man, that is one nice cabin, you are right, that one is very well built.
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what kind of work do you have to do there if you dont mind me asking?
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what kind of work do you have to do there if you dont mind me asking?
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You wish Bud! Not a tile in sight!
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what kind of work do you have to do there if you don't mind me asking?
Not at all.

First thing we need to do is to move an 800 gallon (imperial) water tank. I drained that today by siphon, so it should be ready to go tomorrow if the owner arrives to help.

Then there was a small matter of 28 sheets of wet plywood stacked very conveniently in the way, so they needed to be moved.

Nobody has done a lick of site cleanup since day one, so I had a nice big bonfire going all day to burn all the crap that has accumulated over the past 6 years.

Then I had to do some leveling of the ground that the tank has to be dragged over, that is not quite finished yet. But none of that stuff is what I was meant to be doing, no sir.

I will be building a deck which wraps around two sides of the cabin, and an attached woodshed which will also serve as kayak storage and tractor and trailer parking. There's talk of me doing something along the lines of a fire pit but nothing decided yet.

Inside I will have to do the ceiling out in 1 x 6 T & G pine. Rebuild the stairs which some well meaning soul screwed up royally, make a built-in bookcase to separate the lower bedroom from the living area. Put in a glass filled railing at the front of the loft. There's a bunch more niggley little stuff like taping and mudding, wood trim all over the place, that sort of thing.

I will get pics from time to time.

There will also be a replacement railing at the sea deck, also glass filled to try and keep their rambunctious Labs from falling into the chuck. Outside the front (water side) of the cabin needs soffit on the 8' overhang and the end wall needs to be done out in cedar shingles.

I noticed this nice little detail on the ends of all the logs today. Nice touch.
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Top Notch log cabin there!
how far is your commute to work going to be?
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Top Notch log cabin there!
how far is your commute to work going to be?
About a one mile walk each way.
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Not at all.

First thing we need to do is to move an 800 gallon (imperial) water tank. I drained that today by siphon, so it should be ready to go tomorrow if the owner arrives to help.

Then there was a small matter of 28 sheets of wet plywood stacked very conveniently in the way, so they needed to be moved.

Nobody has done a lick of site cleanup since day one, so I had a nice big bonfire going all day to burn all the crap that has accumulated over the past 6 years.

Then I had to do some leveling of the ground that the tank has to be dragged over, that is not quite finished yet. But none of that stuff is what I was meant to be doing, no sir.

I will be building a deck which wraps around two sides of the cabin, and an attached woodshed which will also serve as kayak storage and tractor and trailer parking. There's talk of me doing something along the lines of a fire pit but nothing decided yet.

Inside I will have to do the ceiling out in 1 x 6 T & G pine. Rebuild the stairs which some well meaning soul screwed up royally, make a built-in bookcase to separate the lower bedroom from the living area. Put in a glass filled railing at the front of the loft. There's a bunch more niggley little stuff like taping and mudding, wood trim all over the place, that sort of thing.

I will get pics from time to time.

There will also be a replacement railing at the sea deck, also glass filled to try and keep their rambunctious Labs from falling into the chuck. Outside the front (water side) of the cabin needs soffit on the 8' overhang and the end wall needs to be done out in cedar shingles.

I noticed this nice little detail on the ends of all the logs today. Nice touch.
Buddy, you got your work cut out for you, that is going to take some time.

That is really neat the way they seated the logs, I wonder how they did that. Last night we were watching the fellow up in Alaska who went it alone for a good number of years back in the wilderness and they were showing how he built his cabin. That had to take patience and much time to get the logs that tight. He used peat moss to chink the logs, what little there was to chink.

I built a couple of cabins but only one from scratch, and from scratch that is some dirty, hard work, especially not having electricity.

This is going to be really interesting, we can't wait to see your pictures.
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Marbledust: walk along with me on my afternoon "commute" from the work site to home.

The log cabin is about 100 yards up from Otter Bay...first pic is looking there.

Next is the pond trail sign carved by the late Ted Long, there is one at each end of the pond trail.

Next is the brand spanking new RWCS (Ruxton Water Conservation Society) sign which gives information about the pond area.

The remaining three are taken at various points along the trail.
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