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    07-16-2013
    Poleframer replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    Really enjoying watching this build. Skin those logs green, as you cut them, that job is a major pita when the sap dries. Love the curved walls too.
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    06-28-2013
    Love me a 064 too Burnham, that would sure be some pretty wood to run through a sawmill, quartersawn. But, I dont suppose you can take lengths on your firewood permit.
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    06-17-2013
    WC is based on wages, ya need to cut the wages as far down as possible, and get to paying as much in mileage, and other expenses as you can, that will really help. In my business we paid a piece rate for the work done, which the bookkeeper translated into hours when she did payroll, and was able to cut reimbursement checks for mileage, equipment rental (ie; you rent chainsaws from your employees) and any receipts related to the work. But that was for forest service contracting, treework may be different.
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    05-03-2013
    Poleframer replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    Well, if it was my place I'd oil it and deal with the rust for the patina. I'm on line to do a bigger iron job, and the contractor wants all the ironwork powdercoated :/
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    05-03-2013
    Poleframer replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    Check out iforgeiron.com, some top notch blacksmiths there, good info. I just got a propane forge going I can heat 2 foot sections with. Definitely the way to smith since you're as much in coal country as I am. All the info to make a nice one is in the gas forge section. I have done a lot in the winter with a forge using silver madrone cut and chopped into fist size chunks, get a blower in it and a good bed of coals works as well as coal to me. Nice to be by when its snowing out, bottle of brandy, some sweet smoke, hammer and anvil...
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    05-03-2013
    Poleframer replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    Spar urethane, several coats, we used gloss on the window trim and satin on the logs. I've read it takes to iron well, so thats what the railing will get after a cleanup, stair rail and corner caps.
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    05-03-2013
    Poleframer replied to a thread my dirt bag cabin in Odds and Ends
    What an odd place to see morels popping out of, neat. Looks like good progress happening, building custom sure is time consuming, I've been on this log home for a few years now, on and off as their funds allow. You might think of getting a forge and anvil set up and put in some ironwork at some point, it goes so well with other free form construction. It's really not as hard as you might think, no harder than cemented rockwork. Here's a railing I forged and just installed.
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