Log Home Pictures from 2020, Part 1 of 2

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The major projects planned for this year are to finish installing the last two sections of railings around the loft edge and the railings on the loft staircase. Then insulate the main floor. That will complete all the requirements for the final inspection which we hope to get this year. That will be a welcome milestone.

1/5/20 The next-to-last section of the loft railings was completed this week. There's just one more section to go.


1/19/20 Finally all the balustrades in the loft are finished. Here you can see the last of them on the right.


1/19/20 Here is a view of the completed balustrades from in the loft.


2/4/20 The first 9 balusters are installed on the guard rail side of the loft staircase.


2/4/20 These 9 balusters are anchored in the kitchen ceiling. The rest of the balusters must wait until the railings arrive from the manufacturer because the rest will be anchored in the railings.


2/9/20 Moondown (Or is it moon set?) next to Mt. David. There was an exceptionally bright full moon that was just setting as I looked out Sunday morning. I just had to take a picture.


2/16/20 All the balusters are placed in the stair treads for the guardrail side of the staircase.


2/16/20 Here is a view of the balusters from the other side. The rails on the sawhorses are awaiting another coat of varnish.


2/25/20 Here are 16 balusters for the handrail side of the staircase in the paint rack with a fresh coat of primer drying in the utility room.


3/14/20 A new method for scribing the flat quarter-turn for cutting to fit between the end of the rail and the newel post. The 2x4 is a temporary stand-in for the rail. The actual installed rail will be used for the final scribing. Those cords and clamps are there just to hold the 2x4 in the correct position even though no actual scribing was done at this point.


3/14/20 Here the real rail is installed over the balusters, but it will be removed several more times for various reasons. One of those reasons is to enlarge and smoothen the knuckle notch.


3/21/20 Mt. Mastiff looked particularly beautiful so I took this picture of it from up by the woodshed.


3/22/20 The flat quarter-turn has been scribed for cutting and is clamped in position for sawing. One end of it has already been cut off square; that's why it looks shorter. It was very tricky to figure out the angles correctly, and at this point, I'm not exactly sure it is right. So, rather than screw it up, I left it like this so I can think about it for another week before doing any cutting.


3/28/20 As it turned out, there was an error. Here the error has been corrected and the piece is clamped in place ready for sawing.


3/28/20 After getting up my nerve, here I am starting to saw into the quarter-turn.


3/28/20 Having sawn halfway through, I turned the part over and started sawing on the other side.


3/28/20 Here is the quarter turn after being cut into three pieces.


3/28/20 And here the three pieces are separated.


3/28/20 Here is Paul trying the fit for the first time.


3/29/20 Here, after many hours of smoothing the inside of the cut, the piece fits a lot better. It still needs more work though.


4/5/20 Here, the guardrail is completely finished.


4/8/20 Paul using the Bosch Bulldog with the wood chisel bit to begin cutting the knuckle notch in the Grid C2 column.


5/4/20 Here are the final finished lower terminations of the two rails at the newel posts.


5/6/20 Here the over-easing and the two 1/4-turns terminating the top of the handrail are temporarily fastened in place without glue.


5/6/20 Here's another view of the same structure.


5/8/20 Here is the construction of the upper handrail termination in progress. The parts are temporarily fastened together without glue except for the final straight part. That needs to be coped to fit against the log column. You can see the scribe line showing where it will be cut to fit. Three of the eight remaining balusters are more-or-less in place here.


5/21/20 The upper handrail termination structure is all screwed and glued in place. All that remains is to smooth the glue joints and then varnish it.


5/21/20 Another view of the completed structure.


6/2/20 Rosie, the rose bush.


6/2/20 More roses.


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