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    I shall not bother with it then. I've read about and that was sad enough.
    A very soggy weekend on the boat. Managed to get some top coat on various bits Friday arvo. On dusk I heard shouting and thought there was a barny going on up near the fish and chip shop. Moments later a young bloke comes down the road, no shirt and shaved head literally screaming F... YOU interspersed with sobbing. He stopped and leaned against the toilet block near me for a few moments and then continued on down the road. Quite scary to be honest; figured Ice or something equally nasty.
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    Probably. We had a similar episode here in Woop Woop. A guy started banging on a wall of our house, at about midnight. It was winter and he had no shirt. When I went out, I tried to get him to put something on but he just kept yelling from across the road. Tracy called police but by the time they arrived from Broken Hill or wherever the idiot government has them based now, the guy had gone. The next morning we saw a car off the side of the road which looked like the windscreen had been kicked out from the inside. The police were searching for this guy, along with either family or friends. I don't know anything about ice but this guy's behaviour seemed to match descriptions I've read. After many years in schools, I'm pretty good at picking heroin, alcohol and grass addiction but ice etc. are all new to me. I hope it stays that way.

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    Driving the council van recently, thankfully just me on board, a bloke walked out into my lane a fair way ahead of me then lined up the van, dropped a shoulder and charged headlong at me. His face was not a pretty thing. I managed to stop the van before he ran through it. He made eye contact with me - psychotic contempt I think - then he walked off the road. No shirt, built like an NRL bulldozer. One of the people at the council suggested a variant on an amphetamine drug I'd never heard if.

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    Good grief!

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    Struggling with some of the finer details of roof framing the last couple of days. Every now and then I feel a bit defeated by the complexity and the screw ups I've made, and what has to be done to undo, hide or overcome them, but most times a solution appears and I move on to the next challenge. Progress seems slow, but I should expect that being a rank amateur. Climbing up and down the ladder three or four times to measure, remeasure, check the angle, mark the bit of wood, measure again and finally cut, then take the wood up again is getting tiresome, but the roof framing looks ever more complete even as the pile of framing timber dwindles towards nothingness. For what it's worth I wouldn't use Tassie Bluegum again for anything.

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    It's a slow process to learn Phil, all I'd built before I started on my house was a compost bin. Learning comes from necessity !
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    Read it somewhere here, bad judgement gives experience, experience gives good judgement. Being distracted is a curse when trying to work so there must be a small creature to blame, dog, cat, armadillo (very distracting). That green timber you cut would have needed to be stacked for airing for maybe a year before use, eucalypts don't seem to like sudden changes in moisture level. Cheers
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    Mobile mills aren't that good at producing good building material from gums, there is too much internal stress in them. A good benchman at a normal mill will cut the stresses out on the bench.
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    Kerry calls my mistakes Pickisms.
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    I call my mistakes…………… alternative decisions…………...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Mobile mills aren't that good at producing good building material from gums, there is too much internal stress in them. A good benchman at a normal mill will cut the stresses out on the bench.
    From time to time I have to try not to become quite angry with both the saw mill guy and myself. I wanted to hear that those blue gums would be good for our building project. A couple of people told us it's junk, just get a big excavator in, push them in a heap and burn the lot. That wasn't what I wanted to hear, so when I found a local guy with a Lucas Mill who said it looked like lovely straight grained timber which would mill well and could be used while green, I lapped it up. I think he was scratching around a bit for work and is a pretty smooth salesman.

    Because our our eaves are exposed and our council has some very difficult bushfire rules, we have to use hardwood, which basically is not available in SA. We just do radiata pine here. So we were kind of limited given that we don't have unlimited funds.

    Anyway, between timber that twists before my eyes, big knots in quite a few pieces which make them pretty much only good for firewood, complicated 3 dimensional angles which seem to change between the saw and the roof, it's a challenge. But we do keep moving forward.

    Please no rain for another week or two.

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    All will be well when the roofing goes on Phil!
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    It will. It's going to be a really nice room to have, and make the house a much nicer house, far beyond just the addition of another bit of space.

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    And thanks for the encouragement!

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    Will you be able to see the blue gum Phil? If you will and you've made it work then I reckon it's always worth using the better looking timber. Radiata's great stuff for building but who wants to look at it? And it's only a gaol, after all!

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    A few bits are visible under the eaves, in the same style as the original verandah which goes right around the house, so from underneath and from inside the room you see the rafters and fascia. Corrugated iron above, which is the underside of the roof sheeting. The timber will all be painted, and to be honest the tassie Bluegum is nothing much to look at. Not looking forward to painting it, rough sawn finish. Anyway, having the rest of the day off as I was sliding a purlin along the rafters to get it into position, and managed to slide it over the end of my right hand pinkie finger, which now has a small but painful mashy, slashy, gashy thing going on just next to the nail. Had to have a little sit down before I was ready to get off the roof and down the ladder.

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    Ouch! Years ago, I hit my little finger with a hammer while working on the boat. It mashed the nail etc. and hurt like hell but I decided I'd use that little bit of time between the hit and the serious pain to see if I could work through it. Then I almost immediately jammed the finger with a pinch bar and did more damage. If I hadn't sat down, I reckon I'd have fainted. So, you have my sympathy and understanding .......

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    When it's time to pause, it's time to pause.

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    Managed to drop a heavy piece of stainless(laser cut for extra sharpness) on a nail when I was bending some 10 x 75 around the base of the sculpture, in addition the new swear words I invented, I invented some more just then, couldn't use them because my son was there. Problem is with nail things is that they heal at the same rate they grow. A waterless gun with exterior acrylic? Hold a sheet of something to keep the paint off the iron? For fun, you could always varnish them.....
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    Maybe I should forget the idea of milling my Blue gums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Maybe I should forget the idea of milling my Blue gums.


    I think your local stuff is quite nice. Different tree from the Tassie Blue.


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    Day off so boat visit. Thought I’d better pop down and at least check the bilge after we went messing with the stern gland. Well bugger me it’s completely dry. Now I’m going to have to get in there and clean it.



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    Blowing a good half gale down here. Might be time for a nap.


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    I was down there with Matt earlier. Sorry we missed you. We are refurbing all the vitals including the bilge pumps. Just when we think we are done, we aren't. More things to get from the chandeliers tomorrow.
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    That should brighten up your day.


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    50 km/h on the indicator at the Black Pole. Whatever that is in knots.


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    So much for Windy.com. It's definitely showing 16 knt in Adelaide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Maybe I should forget the idea of milling my Blue gums.
    Just give up Choo Choo Bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Maybe I should forget the idea of milling my Blue gums.
    Get it to the Uki mill, they'll do a good job.
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    Planning a quiet night in the snugness of the cabin, nursing my sore finger, my wounded pride and a glass or two of red, and feeling somewhat smug about the dry bilge below the cabin sole.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Get it to the Uki mill, they'll do a good job.
    That I hadn't thought about.

    Phil, I dream of a dry bilge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    That I hadn't thought about.

    Phil, I dream of a dry bilge.
    Uki Mill will have a minimum log length, probably 2.7m but ring them before you dock the logs to length.
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