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This is a 1:12th cabin I built for my nephew. Hard to say good bye to this one.
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#1 posted 10-31-2010 09:28 PM
-- Bob Kenosha Wi.
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#2 posted 10-31-2010 09:42 PM
Bad to the bone. How long did this take you? I am thinking that something like that would make a pretty nice Christmas manager thing. Did you treat the pine needles with anything to keep them from falling off? I am thinking if I build one of these I will use cedar shakes for the roof. I see you notched all the logs, did you use glue too? Want to share the exterior dimensions? ;) Can I use sanded grout for the chinking do you think?
-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."
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#3 posted 10-31-2010 10:23 PM
I cannot imagine any young children not loving this.I know when I was a small child I would have been very happy playing with it with my friends.Wow what a memory lol Alistair
-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease
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#4 posted 10-31-2010 11:56 PM
What a special gift. You my friend are the uncle I would have loved to have had! Very nice, worth more than any video game!!!
-- So much wood, So little time
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#5 posted 11-01-2010 12:03 AM
Nice cabin Scott, and Rivergirl, been there, done that with the Christmas manger. When my daughter was younger, my wife agreed to take on organizing a Santa’s grotto at the school. Amongst other things, like a life sized sleigh, she wanted me to build an 8ft by 8ft log cabin. The only problem was I didn’t have any logs, so I improvised. We went to all the carpet stores in the area and collected the thick carboard tubes that are in the middle of rolls of carpet. I made a frame to slot them all on, painted them all brown and hey presto, we had a log cabin.
After the grotto, the local church errected it as their Christmas manger for the nativity play.
Just one of the many things my wife has volunteered me for over the years.
-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."
#6 posted 11-01-2010 12:54 AM
Brit, great improvisation. I too have used the cardboad tubes in the classroom- mostly for palm trees. :) Actually, can you imagine cutting lugging around the number of real logs it would take for an 8X 8 cabin? That would be insane. Your wife is lucky to have a helpful congenial fellow who has a tool box and knows how to use it!
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#7 posted 11-01-2010 01:48 AM
Hey Scott,Well done…nice job.
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#8 posted 11-01-2010 02:12 AM
Built for the love of family, for family.
How good does it get ?
-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso
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#10 posted 11-01-2010 03:50 AM
Rivergirl – it took me four good days. 1st day gathering sticks and trimming them down. Second day wasted trying to make fancy jigs. Third and fourth day, getting to working fitting logs and assembling. It measures 16×16. It’s 1:12 scale. Those pine needles are a temporary roof till my nephew puts his finishing touches on it. I bought some mortar for him to do the chinking but opted for cement caulk. He’s also adding a fireplace. I’ll post pictures when he’s done.
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#11 posted 11-01-2010 05:31 AM
This is some really good work. Fun all the way. Should be a real hit for all who see it.
-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16
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