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    Cleaning The Logs and Chinking Cracks.

    The trees were cut in 1999 and the logs stacked in 2001, it got the roof in 2003 and sat in that state until 2006 when I got it. Since then I've chipped away at improving it for 10 years.

    It was my wife who, before we ever met who cut the spruce and skinned them. She hired local (bush) talent to stack the walls and another guy to put the tin roof on. Although I'm not a carpenter or log smith I possessed enough knowledge of general construction and finish work to bring it along.

    Depending on how much time I can invest this summer and fall I may be ready to put carpet in the second floor this winter. It's came a long way.
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    Posted 06-24-2016 at 08:01 PM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    Cleaning The Logs and Chinking Cracks.

    Very cool Ard. How old is the cabin?

    Dan
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    Posted 06-20-2016 at 11:44 AM by dharkin dharkin is offline
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    Bush Handyman Part Two;

    That looks well thought out Ard. Unless in a protected cove a dock will take an awful beating occasionally. Your engineering will be thoroughly tested before fall.
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    Posted 06-20-2016 at 11:42 AM by ia_trouter ia_trouter is online now
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    Bush Handyman Part Two;

    I didn't think to take pictures at the height of the wind storm but by Wednesday things were calming down.

    Click the image to open in full size.

    This is where I anchored the boat to keep it from being slammed into the dock by the waves. I would say that at its worst the waves were 2.5 to almost 3 feet with crests driving against the boat and dock. The rocking almost tore the tie off cleats out of the docks planks!

    Click the image to open in full size.
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    Posted 06-19-2016 at 04:27 PM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    Alaska Bush Handyman;

    Hi Brian,

    The place is a 75 mile boat trip off the road so it is pretty quite there. There are other cabins but we are all quiet types. Out there you don't haul things to town and discard them unless it is actual garbage, everything else will eventually come in handy.

    The Fold A Wreak Sled' is not very good for hauling things on the snow due to design. The bumps cause it to collapse and you have to keep stopping. However it makes a good log sled for moving heavy logs winter or summer. In the storage shed I have many things that would go to the land fill at home but out there they can be used for parts or whatever............

    The trick of using the 2 old sleds seemed like the best way to move something that large down a slope and in this case it went without a hitch.
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    Posted 06-19-2016 at 01:19 PM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    Alaska Bush Handyman;

    Jealous

    Man , It looks so nice and peaceful out there. I can certainly see the attraction.

    Nice creative way to get that dock down to the water. I hope someday to have a scenic place like that. Would love if it was in Alaska but I will settle for remote wyoming.
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    Posted 06-18-2016 at 09:41 PM by comeonavs comeonavs is offline
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    Bush Handyman Part Two;

    Hi John,

    I'll get everything done before you get here so you can concentrate on the fishing The anchor system got a workout beginning Monday evening, the wind came up to the extent I had to take the boat away from the dock. Waves of about 2.5 feet were bashing the boat against the dock and just battering things to pieces. I take it into the wind then drop the anchor. Once she is set you let out line until the transom is about 6 feet from shore, tie it off and climb out then wade to shore. Without the boat the dock stood the wind and waves. I left it anchored off until Wednesday evening when the wind finally died down. I felt good about the work because it stood over 48 hours of abuse right off the bat. I was concerned that I had just finished it on Sunday and faced the possibility of it being damaged by Tuesday........
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    Posted 06-18-2016 at 09:13 PM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    Bush Handyman Part Two;

    Fine work, pretty ingenious thinking too. Cannot wait to love that damn dog up, sure like him too.
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    Posted 06-18-2016 at 08:42 PM by fyshstykr fyshstykr is offline
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    Alaska Bush Handyman;

    Lookin' good, Buddy! I'd be more than happy to help you with some projects while I'm there.
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    Posted 06-18-2016 at 08:33 PM by fyshstykr fyshstykr is offline











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