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Offline greekboy

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #165 on: April 11, 2017, 08:40:02 AM »
Once the major log work was completed and we could air out the 2 stroke smell. We were able to start and complete the drywall install and even got the first tape coat on.


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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #166 on: April 11, 2017, 08:44:28 AM »
This camera angle is killing me, as I still can't figure out why the pics are turned sideways.....

Anyway,
Next visit up yonder will consist of two things. If there's no rain, I plan on starting to stain the log siding (which came in early).
If it happens to rain and I can't work outside, then I can always get the 2nd and / or 3rd coat of mud up on the walls.  :beer2:

Picture is of my two place sled trailer loaded up with $$$$ log siding and trim pieces. Only enough to do the front of the cabin for now, as I just don't have enough room to store all the building materials all at once, so I plan on doing one elevation at a time.

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #167 on: April 11, 2017, 05:04:04 PM »
Chuck the project looks great but looking at the pics is making me dizzy - er! :jump:
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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #168 on: April 12, 2017, 03:27:42 PM »
Chuck the project looks great but looking at the pics is making me dizzy - er! :jump:

I'm straight in real life, my pics - not so much.....  :eek:

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #169 on: April 13, 2017, 08:32:43 AM »
Chuck the project looks great but looking at the pics is making me dizzy - er! :jump:

I'm straight in real life, my pics - not so much.....  :eek:

I just figured you do most of your work layin down!!! :beer2:
You might want to check and make sure Rotation is Enabled on your phone.
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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #170 on: April 24, 2017, 09:13:18 AM »
With all the good weather lately, I got started on the log siding this weekend. My oldest son ran up North with me (he broke his wrist playing hockey), so he wasn't even an extra pair of hands, but one handed he stained 35 pieces of log siding and trim (all six sides). While he stained, I installed. It was going great, but I ran out of gas towards the end of Saturday and didn't finish the front like I had hoped to.

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #171 on: April 24, 2017, 09:15:13 AM »
Once the corner pieces and trim pieces were installed, all the rest went in quick. Only real hard area was to scribe the corner between the existing cabin and the new addition. 

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #172 on: April 24, 2017, 09:16:28 AM »
Still having camera angle issues, but better than previously ...

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #173 on: April 26, 2017, 01:28:31 PM »
Looking good GB :thumbsupsmileyanim:
Summer SUCKS!!

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #174 on: April 26, 2017, 02:21:08 PM »
Still having camera angle issues, but better than previously ...
Looks good! Also looks like you did a little less layin :floor: down on the job!!!
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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #175 on: April 26, 2017, 02:41:54 PM »
Thanks fellas....

Log order #2 arrives in two weeks and I hope to at least get it all stained in one weekend. Hoping to get the order installed Memorial Day weekend and then order the final log order for June completion.

Then, a little landscaping needs to be addressed as mud needs to turn into grass at some point in life.

Finally, the interior needs to be completed as well. Need to finish the mud process, sand, prime, paint, stain doors and trim, install doors and trim, install knotty pine ceiling and flooring. Might even consider getting a new well drilled this summer too, just to cross off the entire cabin for the year.

Now I'm truck shopping too, so that is freaking me out, as trucks cost around what I paid for this cabin 10 years ago  :eek:

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #176 on: May 04, 2017, 10:08:58 AM »
Gotta be one of the most expensive weeks I've had in a long long time..... Ended up buy a new RAM 1500, in order to make that deal, I wanted to pay off my wife's Escape, Septic tank backed up and I needed to have the tank pump and the piping jet rodded from the tank to the house, my washing machine broke down, had to pay for the second log order for the cabin, ordered up a grand worth of accessories for the truck and then my damn IL tax bill showed up.  :ranting: I need to go on a spending diet....  :thumbdown:

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #177 on: May 08, 2017, 02:51:49 PM »
Second log order / install went as planned. Got most of the back of the cabin sided this weekend, just a few boards up against the existing cabin need to be scribbed into place.

Memorial Day weekend should be the last of the log siding! Lots of time and money spent making this log cabin, look like a log cabin...... But well worth it all in the end.

Couple more progress pics to share.....

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #178 on: May 09, 2017, 04:35:17 PM »
I love those green steel roof's.
Summer SUCKS!!

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Re: Summer projects
« Reply #179 on: May 10, 2017, 07:39:33 AM »
I love those green steel roof's.

Yeah, works so good to pull the snow off. Need to add (2) concrete splash blocks at the two valleys. They are creating some splashing up against the log siding. Need to get that under control before the wood gets damaged...

Can't wait to get the siding finished up 100% and then to focus on landscaping and the interior finishes... It's getting there, just taking lots of time and money...  :wacko: