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Dick, & Barb Cain

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741 days ago

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Follow this blog about timber framing a Pavilion in Duluth!

From Start to finish!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 741 days ago

That is a huge bell

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#2 posted 741 days ago

Yes huge bell for sure, great set of tools they have to work those big pieces of timbers.
I saw a photo of and Overland car I remember my Dad had one of those great old car it was.
Thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 741 days ago

Ring a ding ding cool

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#4 posted 741 days ago

Hi Dick and Barb;

That’s something, alright.


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#5 posted 741 days ago

Very nice…. though never a professional Timber Framer, I used to be a guild member and went to the annual conference in VT a dozen or so years ago….

What a great group of people…. absolutely the nicest folks you could ever hope to meet.

Had the good fortune to go to a company paid, week long workshop with the Beemers up at Heartwood a few years later and again, was so impressed by the people (teachers, students, staff)

What fun it would be to volunteer on a project like this.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#6 posted 741 days ago

Thanks for the link Mr. & Mrs. C!!
I’ll be following their progress… :)

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#7 posted 740 days ago

I have a niece and family in Duluth, and I am guessing that the flooding didn’t affect them, because of their location, but haven’t heard yet from my brother. I am down here in La Conner, Dick, with friends. I am still overworking on some programming stuff for the office, so this will be a nice break. I have been reading but not much commenting on LJ’s until the work stuff is done.

Hope all is well….....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#8 posted 740 days ago

Thanks for this post as I have always been in awe of timber framers. There were several episodes, either on the New Yankee Workshop or This Old House, that showed timber framing a couple of houses … not small ones either.

Again, thanks for this post!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 737 days ago

Thanks to all who are interested!

I found a link on MN public radio, about the story behind this big bell.

It has an interesting video, & slideshow for those interested. It was donated by Duluth’s Sister city, Ohara, Japan.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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