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Blog entry by Bob Babcock posted 07-10-2007 06:59 AM 845 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t get to resaw any wood for the summer challenge yet. Still having some issues with the bandsaw and was busy with 5 windows and work this weekend.

We are replacing all our old windows with new Pella Prolines. Nice to get rid of the storm windows and they should really save some energy. We are using all new construction instead of the replacements. We didn’t want to lose the glass area and these are still going pretty quickly.

The pictures

I had a headache in the morning so I was sleeping in. I heard a little banging (I’m 1/2 deaf so I sleep through anything) but still hung around in the bed for another 5 minutes. When I came downstairs there was a gaping hole in my house.

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The son-in-law knows his stuff.
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Hanging the 1st window
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All in
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Finished
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We did 2 other windows as well. 7 more to go.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org



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Dorje

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#1 posted 07-10-2007 08:43 AM

Looks like a good weekend’s work!

(side note: did you set the brick walkway? If so, what method did you use?)

Also, you grounds really look nice and lush…

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

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Bob #2

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#2 posted 07-10-2007 01:47 PM

Slick Bob.
Do they all open and to they have built in screens?

Mine are due here so I have to start doing my homework.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Karson

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#3 posted 07-10-2007 02:30 PM

Great Job Bob. You should have slept in longer, maybe they would be all done.

-- 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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#4 posted 07-10-2007 02:38 PM

what a great way to wake up—with half the work done hahaha

Looks lovely.
(and I continue to be filled with envy re: your yard.)

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 07-10-2007 03:40 PM

Don’t forget to tell you son-in-law how lucky you are to have him.
Your home is in a beautiful setting, with all them nice pine trees.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Bill

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#6 posted 07-10-2007 05:20 PM

Maybe Bob will make his son-in-law a Morris chair for a reward? Nice to sit down after all of that work.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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PanamaJack

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#7 posted 07-10-2007 05:28 PM

A lot of inspiration comes from living in or around the woods, right Bob?

Looks like a job well done.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Bob Babcock

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#8 posted 07-10-2007 05:41 PM

It was Dorje…always nice to see the efforts of your labors. The bricks are dry set in stone dust. I just placed the PT landscape timbers to set the edge and level. Compacted the stone dust and then made a screed that would ride on the timbers and set the depth for the bricks. Just make sure you get good compaction of the dust. This walk was installed about 10 years ago and stays level despite the hard winters.

Bob…They all open, have the easy clean feature too, the screens are one piece on the outside. The last picture is with the screens installed. Relatively easy to do…..especially if you have a son-in-law that has installed 100’s of windows….:)

I know Karson….what was I thinking?

I was real surprised Deb….it took him less than 5 minutes to take out the 5 existing windows. Right now the yard is like a sea of daylillies. I scattered bunches of the wild orange ones around the property 25 years ago and they spread like wildfire. There are 100’s in bloom right now.

He’s lucky to have my daughter…:) We are also lucky to have him and I let him know how much I appreciate it. We help each other….my wife and I spent many, many, days helping them clean, fix, paint, and landscape their new home on Cape Cod.

I was actually thinking of getting him a good contractors tablesaw. He has a good collection of tools but doesn’t have a tablesaw.

My woods are shrinking unfortunately. Carver was a very rural town when we 1st moved here. It was the largest producer of cranberries for many years. It’s getting more suburban every day though. A new highway cuts off easy access to my favorite wooded spot. There is a spot (maybe a few acres) of what I believe to be virgin forest about 1/2 mile from my house. White pines 8 feet across at the base. It will probably get developed someday soon.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 07-10-2007 06:40 PM

The lumber barons clearcut all of Northern MN years ago. That’s all we have now is second growth timber. Not only did they clearcut, they also burned it afterward.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Bob Babcock

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#10 posted 07-11-2007 06:29 AM

Its amazing when you think about the forests that used to cover most of this country. I’ve only seen a few spots like the one I mentioned. I don’t think many exist. New England was almost completely clear cut for pasture land in the early days of this country.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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