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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:37 am

It's hard on the hands, honestly, getting something of this size erect. But when you're actually in the midst of it, gripping your tool and hammering away like a piston, it's hard to beat the pure physical satisfaction.

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Post by azriel on Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:40 pm

Wowzers Shocked I wonder how many others can say that ? You have very skilled hands Forest. He knows how to use them this guy............. Saucy Wink

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Post by halfwise on Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:11 pm

It's fitting that you managed to top all the previous comments by far, Forrest. Thumbs Up

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Post by azriel on Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:01 pm

:clap:

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Post by Bluebottle on Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:03 pm

Forest Shepherd wrote:It's hard on the hands, honestly, getting something of this size erect. But when you're actually in the midst of it, gripping your tool and hammering away like a piston, it's hard to beat the pure physical satisfaction.

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Post by Bluebottle on Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:04 pm

Good on you Forest. Nod My father has done several similar things at our cabin. Luckily we don't have termites. pale

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Post by Eldorion on Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:55 pm

Bluebottle wrote:My father has done several similar things at our cabin.

Not with an audience around I hope. Suspect
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Post by azriel on Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:36 pm

An all ticket event then Very Happy Just be careful in the front seats...

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Post by Bluebottle on Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:53 pm

Guys guys, as Forest legal representative, I must insist we not inadvertently besmirch Forest good name or reputation. I am sure his conscience is as clean as the whitest snow. Nod

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Post by halfwise on Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:19 pm

Who said anything besmirching? It's all been complementary that I can see.

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Post by Bluebottle on Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:47 pm

It's all implied, m'lud', something the young people nowadays refer to as slang, or colloquialism. Nod

Now there is absolutely nothing shameful in a young lad "gripping his tool and hammering away like a piston", as they say. All completely normal activity.

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Post by halfwise on Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:09 pm

Upstanding, I'd say. Nod

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Post by halfwise on Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:19 pm

Just had a delicate thought. Are you putting in a, uh...water closet? Not totally needed with the great outdoors, except maybe your great outdoors tends to fill up with snow.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:31 am

halfwise wrote:Upstanding, I'd say. Nod

Definitely vertical anyway!


I have plans for a shower, sink, and toilet in the downstairs. I was considering a composting toilet, but there isn't space underneath so that it would have to be one that uses a small amount of water. Water is not your friend when it comes to composting toilets, so I might just run a line down to the septic tank. I don't know. I'll deal with it later!

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:35 am

Bluebottle wrote:Good on you Forest. Nod My father has done several similar things at our cabin. Luckily we don't have termites. pale
They are a pestilence! Anyway, do you go camping at this cabin? Is it off in some secluded wilderness spot or something?

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Post by Bluebottle on Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:07 am

halfwise wrote:Upstanding, I'd say. Nod

I believe the young people call it amorous congress, m'lud', no mere celestial convergence. Nod

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Post by Bluebottle on Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:08 am

Forest Shepherd wrote:
Bluebottle wrote:Good on you Forest. Nod My father has done several similar things at our cabin. Luckily we don't have termites. pale
They are a pestilence! Anyway, do you go camping at this cabin? Is it off in some secluded wilderness spot or something?

Often, yes, but it is more like a house. It is in a forest on a hill by a lake, not wilderness per se, but def nature. Smile

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Post by halfwise on Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:48 am

Ah, so with the plumbing it will be a true abode, not just a writer's shed or the like.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:26 pm

Indeed!

I've been side-tracked by a time-intensive job on the cabin. I wanted to add some scandinavian flavour, so I've been carving a kind of sea-dragon or something into the fascia.

An early close-up:
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Almost done here:
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It's based on the eaves on the Hove Church in Sogn og Fjordane County, Norway.
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Post by halfwise on Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:35 pm

Wow! Shocked

I like the drying herbs pipeweed in the background.  Very medieval as well.

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:24 pm

Damn, that looks awesome. Very Happy Great stuff, Forest! Is that primer on the fascia or are you planning on leaving it white?
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Post by Norc on Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:09 pm

cannabis ?! hohoho merry christmas i say.


love the cabin details! can we come visit when it is done?
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Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:27 pm

Norc wrote:cannabis ?! hohoho merry christmas i say.


love the cabin details! can we come visit when it is done?
But of course!

santa

Eldorion wrote:Damn, that looks awesome.  Very Happy  Great stuff, Forest! Is that primer on the fascia or are you planning on leaving it white?
Just primer for now. I didn't want to screw it up in place until I had painted it, and I couldn't paint it until I picked out a colour theme for the entire building. I'm now thinking the dragon-y thing is going to be red on a green background. Sort of a brick red on olive green kind of thing. Kind of like this:

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Halfwise wrote: Wow!  Shocked I like the drying herbs pipeweed in the background.  Very medieval as well.
I doubt the, aherm, pipeweed of yore was quite so... potent (or big-flowered!)

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Post by Eldorion on Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:14 am

That looks like a neat color scheme. Smile Thanks for keeping us updated on your progress!
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Post by Norc on Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:56 am

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Norc wrote:cannabis ?! hohoho merry christmas i say.


love the cabin details! can we come visit when it is done?
But of course!

santa


definitely coming to visit ...

i like deep dark brown or black-is tar colours with clear blue accents.

also, i recommend just googling images of "cabin porn".
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