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  1. All I can say is that sawyers don't get paid enough... Can I get an 'Amen' out of @Spanky?
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  2. Thats so true Ross, i've known a few sawyers and none of them were woodworkers, i think its because they were too tired at the end of the day
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  3. Felt good to have some shop time, and to finally make more headway on this project. Just need to cut the french cleat and hang it now.
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  4. First rainy day in a long time here, so I couldn't find anything better to do than to go back to work on the rental house floor. It's a bad job by myself, but looks like that's the way it will be for a while. Every piece requires getting up and down off the floor more than once. I got the hall finished, and am going into the big living room. I have the two bedrooms at the end of the hall done, and their big walk-in closets. Still have the other two bedrooms to do, off either side of the hall. I had been dreading the angled meeting of the slate floor in the entryway, but it went right
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  5. Yeah, I'm glad today's crew is led by Juan. I got to familiar with Manuel yesterday. Manuel Labor, that is... Between removing gravel from the flowerbeds and digging out that pipe, I think I shoveled close to 5 tons of material.
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  6. I can't speak to Ross's soil, but here in Middle Tennessee, we have clay for soil. In lower valley's the soil looks great, but in the flatter areas, ..clay. 75% of the private homes that were built here before the 1990's were clay brick, and still standing. There are older neighborhoods with nothing but brick homes. In order to get a good garden space, $$$$$$ for compost, manure anything that will build soil. I use all that plus Sheet composting. Which is a 6", 8" or 10" layer of leaves spread over your garden space in the Fall when the leaves fall and let Ma Nature break them down
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  7. Dang, I bet that was some frantic digging too! Seems like you got out mostly unscathed except I'm sure the bill from the plumber. Just got back from picking up a decent chunk of wood from a local guy who was clearing out his shop. No real plans for it, but for $50 the 14 board feet of semi-curly soft maple was a deal. With the rest of the curly maple, some walnut and cherry thrown in I think I made out okay. I guess some boxes or picture frames are in my future with some of the 18" long curly maple pieces.
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  8. State of my house this morning - Foundation repairs under way. Of course, the main water line is between 2 of the holes, and we heard water running about 15 minutes after the crew left. So I spent the next 4 hours digging this out: The plumber had to install the offset because of how much tension was on the line from movement when they started jacking up the house. I hated to call a plumber for a simple pipe joint, but no DIY plumbing job I have ever attempted has gone well, and the local hardware store was closing, anyway.
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