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Old 03-06-2010, 12:02 AM   #646
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Usually, the ridge would be deeper than the rafter. So wouldn't that mean that you would still need to lift the rafter to the top of the ridge? I guess your block would act more as a safety stop than anything.

Actually a pretty good idea if you are dealing with a more full size rafter. Say like a 2 x 10 or something! Imagine trying to stop that if it decided to let go!

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Thanks for posting pics of treasures from your lovely garden. Made my day! It'll be a few months before we see anything remotely similar. Temperatures hovering within 10 degrees above freezing during the day & dropping down as many below freezing at night!!! (which is warmer than usual for this time of year, also) We will inevitably receive more snowfall with temps. falling into the minus 20's (Centrigrade that is) within the next month or so. Yuck, what am I doing here?! I should be in Hawaii!!! Also, thanks for sharing your progress and hard work. You're still doing a wonderful job.
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Hi lali, are you over in Europe somewhere? Those temperatures remind me of my Yukon winters.

If the weather holds tomorrow, I should have the roofing on the woodshed. Got the sheathing on today, but too dark for a photo.
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Hi, I joined here just so I could tell you how much I have enjoying seeing the progress of your beautiful home and the amazing woodword your doing. I have yet to finish reading through all of this thread and looking at the pictures. I hope you continue to share more with us. I was also wondering if you have all these pictures on a photosite where I could see all of them at one time. Thanks again for sharing your amazing work, I love the curved bar & the woodwork on it.
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and speaking of the stairwell, I finally got the major portion of the wall covered with narrow cedar strips. That was a long job I can tell you.

When I went looking for the hardware to hold the stair rail, we tried to find the same kind as we put in the cabin. It was nice solid stuff.

Naturally, it was nowhere to be found and has been replaced with some flimsy stuff. Since it was all we could find, I got a whole bunch of these junky little mounts, in the hope that their combined strength will be adequate. I expect they will be OK, just nowhere near as nice as the older ones. Still and all...I guess it has been nearly 13 years since we bought the other ones. Can't win 'em all.

Here's a couple of shots from the bottom and top of the first set of stairs.
OMG!!!!!!!!! This is beautiful. Love this.
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ness: thank you very much for your kind comments.

As of now I don't have any sort of gallery up anywhere. This is where most of my photos end up. Perhaps I should start a gallery somewhere, I don't know.

Only trouble is I now have over 13,000 pictures on my computer. It could take me awhile even if I only posted 5% of them!

The wind and rain hit with a vengeance this afternoon, but luckily I had just got the roof on the woodshed in time.
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Here we are half done. I was thinking that I would run out of shingles, because the first plan only called for a one foot overhang.
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And now the overhang is much bigger. Making a total of 40 extra square feet of roof.
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This is all of the pieces of shingles that I had left over. The biggest is only 13". That was close!
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Here's the first divider inside the shed. Solid 2 x 6's. Should do the job.
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I just checked the computer weather...awful. Lots of wind (they have definitely got that part right) cold, (right again) and snow in the evening over the next few days. I hope they're wrong about that.

Anyway, I have lots to do inside, and some of the wood is dry enough to put up. So tomorrow I expect to be doing another inside wall.
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Lots of wind again this morning, so it was inside to work on the front entrance wall.

The radius is only 10 feet, so it takes a real push to get these boards against the studs. So much so that any flaw in the wood causes it to snap. Six broken so far. Methinks I should have used the thin strips. Oh, well, too late now.

Here's the first few.
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This is all the boards that were long enough and which didn't break!

Need to mill some more cedar now.
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Whereas upstairs, where the wall at this section is nearly straight...I used the thin strips. Aaaarrgghh!
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This afternoon, the wind dropped and I was outside clearing out the pond area getting ready to put the liner in. Later, I came back and got this far on the short wall before I ran out of gas.
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