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Blog entry by Quebecnewf posted 10-17-2007 03:56 AM 960 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I live on an island. To get wood I first

go in woods to cut logs

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put up winter camp

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cut logs

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haul logs

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stack logs

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saw logs

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put lumber in kiln for summer



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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 10-17-2007 04:05 AM

Well, we asked for more information and we got it. It appears to be pretty remote where you are. I guess you have to do your skidding while the water is frozen? Good looking bandsaw mill and kiln. Tell us some more. Thanks for the information and the photos.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Karson

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#2 posted 10-17-2007 04:05 AM

You’d get along well with Frank, But he doesn’t live on a island.

Where are you at in Quebec.

Our family came from Ireland and settled in Arundel and Weir Quebec many years ago.

My great-great grandfather bled to death, after hitting his leg with an Axe while cutting timber in winter. He got on his horse and made it home, but no one was there.

What species of wood are you cutting?

Work safely.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Quebecnewf

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#3 posted 10-17-2007 04:15 AM

I live in a village called Harrington Harbour see pic
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do a search under that name and you will see a bit more info. I cut spruce and fir and a small amount of birch

I am starting to build a new workshop will post a few pic on this board in the comming weeks

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frank

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#4 posted 10-17-2007 05:19 AM

Hello Quebecnewf;
—-now you’ve got me hooked!

This is really great, I’m excited about reading your blog story here. And the fact that you also work with your wife out there in the woods, my wife and I have been working together in the woods for many-many years now, whenever she can get out of the office in our house. Like today, we both worked the woods together….you might say, we have each others back in sight at all times.

Thank you very much for sharing the story and photos and I look forward to reading more of how you ‘work the wood’.

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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scottb

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#5 posted 10-17-2007 05:25 AM

How great to start your projects, literally, at the beginning. Thanks for sharing!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#6 posted 10-17-2007 01:02 PM

wonderful photo story. Thank you for sharing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Quebecnewf

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#7 posted 10-18-2007 12:50 AM

Well starting to “lay” the foundation for the new shop.Most people pour a slab, dig a basement, or clean out the garage. I have to do things alittle differently.

First I wait for low tide. Then I start building cribwork. Fasten this to the rock and then when the tide rises and I can’t work the wood I bring rocks to fill the cribs. My shop will have water under it during high tide
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Outside side of Building will sit on inside row of 8×8. Other white shed is to be taken down this coming spring

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#8 posted 10-18-2007 01:24 AM

Thanks for the extra photos. They tell a lot about your home.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Karson

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#9 posted 10-18-2007 01:47 AM

So where does the ice get to in winter? It looks like some good size rocks are available all over the shore line.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Quebecnewf

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#10 posted 10-18-2007 02:41 AM

ok here goes. If you look at the second pic the bridge with the rail on it runs out to a crib that I tie my boat to . I can tie up there in all but the lowest tides. The ice freezes about a foot under that bridge. During fall storms this bridge can cover at the very highest tides. When I start rocking the cribs I will post more pics.

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Taigert

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#11 posted 05-29-2008 12:41 AM

It’s breathtaking, WOW!

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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