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Old 10-10-2011, 08:49 PM   #5686
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Good gravy, is that one battery, can we say hernia? I appreciate you explaining the vented battery box Keith, that does make sense.
Not to worry Jim...there are 4 separate 6 volt batteries there. I wired them in series/parallel for a 12 volt inverter.

I think they weigh just under 50 lbs. each.

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Not to worry Jim...there are 4 separate 6 volt batteries there. I wired them in series/parallel for a 12 volt inverter.

I think they weigh just under 50 lbs. each.
Whew, I was wondering how in the dickens you picked that bad boy up, I see now.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:36 AM   #5688
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If this incessant rain ever stops, I will head out to work today. If not, I will work at home.
Yesterday I didn't get the house warm enough to get the tile work done, but I did get started on shaping the top of the seat which runs around the back of the solarium. Doing this with a hand plane, as I don't really want to have power plane shavings all over the place.
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There was one ton of pine to be moved into the log cabin today...something the owner promised he would do over the weekend. Each bundle was about 96 pounds.
At 16' long, it's a bit awkward to maneuver inside the cabin.
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After that was all stacked inside, I was able to get started on the deck framing where it connected to the small deck outside the back door.
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The corner will have some slightly different framing. I put two 2 x 8's as a wraparound right at the corner of the cabin floor, and that enabled me to locate the outside corner of the deck.
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The joist which connected to that same corner needed to be nailed right behind a big piece of threaded rod with a big washer and spring attached.

That rod is used to put pressure on the end corners of the logs as they dry out over a period of years.

Since the logs have been drying for 6 years, I'm going to try and convince the owner to tighten up the bolt a whole lot and cut the rod off. Otherwise it's right in the way of the decking.
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Man that is just too cool, thanks for the pictures buddy.

It looks like you have your hand plane tuned up good and sharp, judging from the long curls. Pretty work!!!
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Man that is just too cool, thanks for the pictures buddy.

It looks like you have your hand plane tuned up good and sharp, judging from the long curls. Pretty work!!!
That little block plane is an oldie but a goodie Jim. Always pays to spend a few minutes on the stone.

It helps that the cedar is bone dry as well, it cuts just like butter.
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OFF TOPIC!

This has certainly been a bitter-sweet day for a couple of reasons, one I won't go into.

The other is that my daughter and her two children have been with us for seven weeks waiting for her government-orders to join her husband recently stationed in Germany.

Well fortunately/unfortunately those orders arrived this morning. So in the next five minutes I am leaving for Colorado Springs to take her to Fort Carson to finalize her travel arrangements and then Friday morning she's off to Frankfort Germany then will travel by bus to Vilseck.

Here's how this is a small world. Shu tells me he lives within five miles of where my son-in-law is stationed. Hell they will be neighbors.

Adios.
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OFF TOPIC!

This has certainly been a bitter-sweet day for a couple of reasons, one I won't go into.

The other is that my daughter and her two children have been with us for seven weeks waiting for her government-orders to join her husband recently stationed in Germany.

Well fortunately/unfortunately those orders arrived this morning. So in the next five minutes I am leaving for Colorado Springs to take her to Fort Carson to finalize her travel arrangements and then Friday morning she's off to Frankfort Germany then will travel by bus to Vilseck.

Here's how this is a small world. Shu tells me he lives within five miles of where my son-in-law is stationed. Hell they will be neighbors.

Adios.
Look on the bright side Bud...you have had 7 weeks of the best possible company a dad could want.
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After the deluge quit this morning it was off to work. This little guy was on the bridge when I went by.
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The new deck at the log cabin is supported by posts set in pier blocks.

You would think the block guys might check to see how big the treated posts are being made these days, but evidently not.

I have to cut about 3/8" off two sides by 1 7/8" deep to get the posts to fit in the blocks. Here I'm paring off the last small slices.
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I'm making a point of treating all the cut ends of the wood.
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Starting to add the first of the outside framing on the long side of the deck. Checking to see how close we are to level here.
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