"This Old Mold House" #2: MIA UPDATE... Let the project begin..............

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Blog entry by Dusty posted 10-28-2007 03:27 PM 1327 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After 24 grueling days full of challenges “This Old Mold House is complete and closed Friday October 26 2007.

The new owner took possession of his new house and is busy moving in to his new home.

I have just returned from a 5 day hunting trip out west and will soon began writing the story of “This Old Mold House”.

I think it is a story worth telling.

You will have to decide for yourself.

As always I found out how little I know, how inept I am, how every mistake possible was made, and how over my head I was with this project.

That said; I did what ever other lumberjock would do.

We just did it.

We some how forged ahead, finished the project on time and with in the homeowners budget.

After 24 days, over 300 pictures, video, and a daily log I am ready to tell the story and share my experiences of “This Old Mold House”.

Prepare to laugh, shake your head and call for the men in the white coats to come and pick me up.

Most of all I am hoping you choose to read the blog series so if you ever choose to do a project like this you can gain insight and knowledge on “how not to do a remodeling project”.

This will be a clinic.

Every trade will be visited.

Every mistake will be visited, and shared.

My ego is beyond being bruised.

However for those of you who have ever taken on a project like this I think not only will you be able to relate its my hope your humility will allow you to share your comments for the benefit of the next Lumberjock who takes a project like this on.

Game on.

Start the skill saws.

-- Dusty

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#1 posted 10-28-2007 03:30 PM

Ready so start Dusty. Where do I sign Up.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 10-28-2007 03:55 PM

We’re ready on this end, Dusty.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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John Gray

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#3 posted 10-28-2007 04:37 PM

Looks like you have your work cut out for you we’ll be following your progress.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 10-28-2007 07:11 PM

You did all this in 24 days, wow, can’t wait to hear the story.


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#5 posted 10-28-2007 08:41 PM

Start your engines!! Vroom Vroom.. I’m ready to go.. take my on the journey!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 10-29-2007 02:52 AM

Edge of my seat! Ready for the blockbuster.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#7 posted 10-29-2007 03:06 AM

I have done projects like this, can’t wait to hear your story. However mine took longer than 24 days.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#8 posted 10-29-2007 02:48 PM


It would be a honor to have you on my team.

As your well aware these projects not only are very capital intensive they require patience, creativity, flexibility, and a willingness to ask questions of those in the know and be open to doing things that you might not be familiar with, or ever tried.

In other words; learning.

I found the first thing check to see that it isn’t in my carpenter apron is my ego.

I also find the most useful tools I have in this same apron, is a large quantity of humility.

Perhaps the most overlooked asset in any woodworking project or major remodeling project is; an sense of humor.

This of course is easier said than done.

I look forward to sharing the story of This Old Mold House.

-- Dusty

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dennis mitchell

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#9 posted 10-31-2007 05:17 AM

Let me get the popcorn. I’m ready for the show!

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#10 posted 10-31-2007 09:01 AM

me too…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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