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House was built in 1828.  That was the way they typically built them around here.  The stack is only one brick thick, with no liners back then, and laid with lime mortar, which is a lot softer, and more fragile than the Portland cement based mortar we use today.  Someone, back then, figured out that fewer houses burned down if the chimneys were built like this.

I rebuilt that particular chimney, from the level of the middle of the second story windows and up, in 2008.  It's modeled exactly after the only one, out of three, intact ones on the other end of the house.  

I got called to fix that roof (another type of problem than this one) in 2007, and they kept us busy for another 2-1/2 years working on that house.

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That’s gonna be a bugger gluing up and turning something that big.

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There once was a show and maybe still is called “How’s That Made”. This will fit right in. Looking forward to the build. 

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22 hours ago, wtnhighlander said:

Shhhhh...don't tell anyone....There is no turning involved....:ph34r:

He is going to cooper it and then us his jointer like a hand plane to smooth the surface... nah, he's probably to smart to us a jointer in that fashion.:lol:

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14 minutes ago, Chet said:

He is going to cooper it and then us his jointer like a hand plane to smooth the surface... nah, he's probably to smart to us a jointer in that fashion.:lol:

2 to one odds for a dollar?

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I don't know that it got above zero up here. My shop got a bity chilly dropped all the way down to 62 degrees.

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It was cold here also. I think this morning it was around 1 but felt like -11 and low tonight is supposed to be -2. I think right now it is 13 out....heat wave

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It has been so warm this winter, that 11° tonight will feel brutal...even though that is super normal and even balmy most years. 

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Yeah it’s not as bad as last years 30 below but moving snow for an hour this morning when it was 0 with a 25 mph wind sure woke me up

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I haven’t been in the shop much but did get some painting done and engines/props on my Condor project...

Decals, antennae and other details to come. 

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9 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

Dang, it was cold here, too. Almost got below 40!

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This winter has been so warm i began to wonder if I'd have to start worrying about termites or cockroaches. After the last 2 days we should be good.... :D

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29 minutes ago, Chip Sawdust said:

I haven’t been in the shop much but did get some painting done and engines/props on my Condor project...

Decals, antennae and other details to come. 

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Looking great Chip, that’s some nice detail work there 

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The Cooper’s have a spare bedroom and plenty of grub if you guys want to head south. 

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2 hours ago, MJC said:

It was cold here also. I think this morning it was around 1 but felt like -11 and low tonight is supposed to be -2. I think right now it is 13 out....heat wave

 

2 hours ago, Tpt life said:

It has been so warm this winter, that 11° tonight will feel brutal...even though that is super normal and even balmy most years. 

 

1 hour ago, treeslayer said:

Yeah it’s not as bad as last years 30 below but moving snow for an hour this morning when it was 0 with a 25 mph wind sure woke me up

I have been wearing shorts and tee shirts all this week.:P

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4 hours ago, Coop said:

The Cooper’s have a spare bedroom and plenty of grub if you guys want to head south. 

Coop I have a lot of business down there but I don’t share the covers that well unless it’s with my wife and that’s a battle sometimes.

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