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Old 11-28-2011, 09:55 PM   #5866
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So all in all, it was a pretty long day, and by the time I had the last of the arbutus run through the planer the sun had set.

So it was time to stop for breakfast...
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:59 PM   #5867
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so would it be safe to say that the fir on the island is trying to take a dive. lol
I suppose you could say that...but this one floated in, most likely having escaped from one of the booms which are towed by here.
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That wasn't the chute that you used to get the logs to your mill was it? Well so much for getting some rest. I don't blame you though, the sun shining nicely I would be out there also.
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That wasn't the chute that you used to get the logs to your mill was it? Well so much for getting some rest. I don't blame you though, the sun shining nicely I would be out there also.
It was. But since I won't be cutting any more logs with the sawmill, and mother nature was trying to destroy part of it anyway, it went.

Back into the rain today it seems. But supposed to be nice tomorrow. I'm going to see if I can get some of that tile set in the entryway and glue up some of the bullnose pieces today.
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It was. But since I won't be cutting any more logs with the sawmill, and mother nature was trying to destroy part of it anyway, it went.

Back into the rain today it seems. But supposed to be nice tomorrow. I'm going to see if I can get some of that tile set in the entryway and glue up some of the bullnose pieces today.
Oh wow, that is sad to see that go, it just seemed to be part of your island that is now history. I will say that it was perfect for what it was intended for and very well built to handle the big logs you ran through there. Are you going to carry your mill with you when you move or sell it?
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The mill will be sold here Jim. It's not practical for me to take it all apart, move it and then re-assemble it again elsewhere. Especially at our age! You know how it is.

My neighbour has shown an interest, so we will see what happens.

The next task will be to get all the good wood bucked and split and whatever is left over will be burned at the beach. That's going to take some time.

Then the big old log that was the retaining wall will have to be cut up into small enough pieces to move out of the way so I can make a P.T. wood retaining wall.
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The mill will be sold here Jim. It's not practical for me to take it all apart, move it and then re-assemble it again elsewhere. Especially at our age! You know how it is.

My neighbour has shown an interest, so we will see what happens.

The next task will be to get all the good wood bucked and split and whatever is left over will be burned at the beach. That's going to take some time.

Then the big old log that was the retaining wall will have to be cut up into small enough pieces to move out of the way so I can make a P.T. wood retaining wall.
Do you have a splitter or do you split your wood by hand? Either way you go is no picnic. You should try to hand split hickory that has seasoned for three years or so, ain't gona happen, that stuff is harder than Chinese ruthmatic.
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No splitter Jim, I use the old fashioned maul.
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It looks like I will need to be able to shift the bed off the bedroom floor in order to get at the underlay and carpet. And about the only way I could think of to do that was to fill the big hole in the floor - temporarily of course.

So I went over to town and got a bunch of 2 x 12's for the job and set to work.

Here's the first of it getting done.
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I think it was about 3 or 4 days ago that the snow levels started to fall over on Vancouver Island. Not sure quite what they are at now, but it looks like about 1500 - 2000 feet or so.

This was taken at sunrise.
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This morning I was working on the floor upstairs, when I heard voices outside the house. I looked out to see three guys casing the joint. One was my neighbour Tony, but I didn't know the other two.

After a minute or so of this I thought here's my chance to get the carpet moved upstairs, so I whipped outside and said "You guys are just in time!"

So the one fellow says "In time for what?"

"In time to show me just how you are going to move three rolls of carpet upstairs for me!"

Less than five minutes later the carpet - and the underlay - are sitting upstairs and I didn't have to touch a thing! It was beautiful!

I grabbed a bottle of wine and handed it to them before they headed back to Tony's cabin. Thanks you guys!!!
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That was one of them ahhhhhhh sigh, moments when they carried the carpet upstairs for you, good deal.
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I would probably still be trying to figure out how to do it by myself if it wasn't for Tony and his friends. They just lifted it up through the hole in the floor in nothing flat.

I guess I had better set about finishing that now!
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Just had to share this here, this is CLASSIC.

Two of my grand kids one of which isn't particularly into Santa, can you guess which one it is.

This is Santa in Germany by the way.
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Pretty neat pic there Bud. It looks to me like the little guy is mad because his big brother wouldn't share that last beer!

On an unrelated subject, how did the gun sale go?

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