Rumblings, Ramblings, and Ruminations

05/17/2013 (11:50 pm)

One upright peeled and the tenon cut in. May be all that I do tonight. Depends on how I feel after eating.

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05/17/2013 (10:27 pm)

Ridge pole peeled and both mortises are cut. Now to cool off a bit and start on the uprights.

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05/17/2013 (9:59 pm)

After this one have 5 more poles to peel. 2 for uprights and 3 for the front canopy. Doubt I’ll get them all done today. ;-)

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05/17/2013 (9:57 pm)

Reversed it in the clamp (nail in big log, rope around nail under & then over pole, cement block hanging from rope) to do the other end.

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05/17/2013 (9:55 pm)

Lotta sweat equity going into this tent… Had to take another break. Got a little over half of the ridge pole peeled.

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05/17/2013 (9:32 pm)

Think I have cooled off enough now. Going back at it.

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05/17/2013 (9:17 pm)

Canvas at the top of the tent will be between 11 and 12 feet. Still not sure how I’m gonna work it if we set up on asphalt or concrete.

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05/17/2013 (9:15 pm)

May cut some off of the ridge pole but for now am thinking the extra length will work for external guy ropes. Will have to see how it works.

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05/17/2013 (9:13 pm)

Got one of the mortises drilled and chiseled out. Had to come in and take a break. Haven’t sweated like this in a while.

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05/17/2013 (9:12 pm)

Started peeling the ridge pole. Starting length is about 16 feet, of which 12 will be under canvas. The 2 uprights are 8 feet long.

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05/17/2013 (9:11 pm)

Got off of my arse and went shopping for wood in the cedar thicket. Think I got enough for the basic tent frame and front poles. Cost=sweat.

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05/17/2013 (3:08 pm)

Got nothing much done yesterday. Wanting to do nothing but go back to bed today and may do so soon.

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