Log Home Pictures from 2016, Part 2 of 4

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4/13/16 Work has started on the installation of the log slab treads on the back staircase. Here you can see (if you work at it) the two horizontal gauge rails suspended over the sides of the staircase. These provide a reference for locating the horizontal position of the noses of the treads as well as the vertical position of the tread surfaces of the treads. Here I am sawing small notches at each of the marks marking the position of the tread noses. The notches will make sure that the plumb bob strings stay where they are supposed to.


4/26/16 This is a picture of the rhubarb plant I transplanted last fall. This is the second week it has been out from under the snow and it is growing like gangbusters.


6/2/16 Four log slab stair treads are in place in the back staircase and the fifth tread blank slab is suspended over the stringers in position for scribing. After scribing, the tread blank and both stringers will be notched so that the tread fits securely in the staircase where it belongs.


6/28/16 This valve is a project of convenience. For many years, I controlled the water pressure in the cabin by operating a valve down at the creek. When I was gone home, I opened the valve all the way and let the water from the spring run freely into the creek. That kept the water fresh and prevented freeze-up in the winter. But when I was in the cabin, I had to close the valve all the way shut, or almost all the way, in order to get water pressure in the cabin. I left it cracked open a little in winter to keep the line from freezing. Later, I started controlling the pressure by using the valve in the crawl space that you see here behind the pulley wheel. Now, this week I installed that pulley wheel attached to the valve handle with cables running up from the wheel into the living room where I can now operate the valve remotely. This was an idea suggested by Bill some time ago. It was a great idea. I designed and built the parts in Seattle so the installation didn't interfere too much with my work at Camp Serendipity.


6/28/16 This is the control knob for operating the valve. It is in the "high pressure" position in this picture.


6/28/16 Here the control knob is in the "low pressure" position. Having that control in the cabin will not only be convenient for me but also for guests who might want to take a shower.


8/4/16 There is just one more stair tread to install in the back porch staircase at this point. Then I can move on to the project of installing all the hand and guard rails.


8/4/16 This woodpile is the result of harvesting the last of the trunk of the tree that crashed into the cabin in 2014.


8/9/16 Finally! The last tread is installed on the last staircase.



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