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« on: February 01, 2009, 02:09:40 PM »
     My wife is awesome to say the least.  Her goal is to turn our property into a real homestead.
She wanted to build a wood shed, which she say's will be good practice for when she builds us a new home.
She found some plans online for a wood shed and started building us one.

This is all her project she has done all the work.

First she picked out the spot, cleaned out the junk and pruned branches from the trees to get them out of the way.





Then she identified trees from our timber she would use to build it.



We drug the trees up to our work site with ATV's here is a link to a post on an ATV skidder we made.
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=2389.msg22998#msg22998

She measured out the poles.




She cut them to size.


Used a draw knife to remove the bark.


I helped out on one.


She then laid out her design dug the holes and started construction.






Her ladder, if your an insurance agent please don't look.

                     


She notched the timber with a Chainsaw and chisel.



Here it is today, I will post more as she continues on.

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 02:18:27 PM »
+1 to you both!!!

That's awesome!!!

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 03:41:53 PM »
Man, that's nice... I wish I had more than a 1/4 acre.

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 05:28:52 PM »
+1 for your wife!!  Great Job!

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 07:04:57 PM »
+1 - Awesome Bailey and Mrs. Bailey! 

Even more awesome that you are taking care of your firewood!

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009, 07:36:54 PM »
+1  That's awesome!


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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 07:47:26 PM »
Rock on, Bailey's wife! +1 from the Coldfish too

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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2009, 07:52:10 PM »
Radical dude!  Where did she get the pink Carhart pants ;D?

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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2009, 10:46:43 PM »
Very nice!!  =-D

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2009, 11:12:37 PM »
Great job! i wish I had trees liek that. And a wife that could build...anything.  ;D

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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2009, 11:57:10 PM »
Good job!!! +1

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2009, 12:57:24 PM »
Awesome!

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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2009, 01:39:03 PM »
Very cool Bailey.  8)

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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2009, 04:15:00 PM »
+1, Very cool!!! You both rock!!

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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2009, 11:40:01 PM »
Dude we gotta talk about a few things here! I will get her a real saw, STIHL 044 or 440 mag so there will be no more need to bend down to cut those match sticks. You need to come see Da Fat Kid and we can build ya a real arch to go on the quad. And while yer here get some tin fer the wood shed. OK OK OK I will make the bad man go away.

Nice job to ya both. Ya know I just givin ya a bad time. But tell yer bride that when she gets done with with that shed she can build me one and I even have a little wood she can stack in it for me. lol

« Last Edit: February 02, 2009, 11:47:26 PM by Da Fat Kid »

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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2009, 01:59:34 AM »
Dude we gotta talk about a few things here! I will get her a real saw, STIHL 044 or 440 mag so there will be no more need to bend down to cut those match sticks. You need to come see Da Fat Kid and we can build ya a real arch to go on the quad. And while yer here get some tin fer the wood shed. OK OK OK I will make the bad man go away.

Nice job to ya both. Ya know I just givin ya a bad time. But tell yer bride that when she gets done with with that shed she can build me one and I even have a little wood she can stack in it for me. lol


   Hell ya do you have an 044 ready to go? How wide are the panels? It's 16' long. I learned the McGyvering from you.

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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2009, 09:54:56 AM »
No sorry don't have a 44 ready to go but should be getting some soon or maybe a Husky or Jonsered ha ha(is that yer lunch I see at yer feet?). The panels are 2' wide. If you are thinking for walls they work great in horiz position. BUT ya will need to put something inside to stack wood against, like supported 1Xs'. Is the roof going to be lean-to style or peaked? I would go lean-to with the front being the high side that way ya don't have the wet mess right where ya go in and out. How many cord will the shed hold?

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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2009, 10:54:23 AM »
No sorry don't have a 44 ready to go but should be getting some soon or maybe a Husky or Jonsered ha ha(is that yer lunch I see at yer feet?). The panels are 2' wide. If you are thinking for walls they work great in horiz position. BUT ya will need to put something inside to stack wood against, like supported 1Xs'. Is the roof going to be lean-to style or peaked? I would go lean-to with the front being the high side that way ya don't have the wet mess right where ya go in and out. How many cord will the shed hold?
Going to be a lean to. Yea still got to put some bracing in, bought some 1x4's for the roof. Why don't you come down here and give me a hand, maybe I could talk the neighbor out of that VW.

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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2009, 10:51:12 PM »
Awesome job, tell the wife we all said so!

Now, I see she used a level for all the posts....
And all the posts are crooked in the photos....
I think the wife needs to put that level on you! 

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I like your ladder better then my ladder. Mine was only rear wheel drive!

I see you skun the trees down to where you buried them. Any reason why in particular? Do they last longer with the bark on under ground or just no need to skin what you are going to bury?

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« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2009, 12:15:12 AM »
Awesome job, tell the wife we all said so!

Now, I see she used a level for all the posts....
And all the posts are crooked in the photos....
I think the wife needs to put that level on you! 

**grin**

I like your ladder better then my ladder. Mine was only rear wheel drive!

I see you skun the trees down to where you buried them. Any reason why in particular? Do they last longer with the bark on under ground or just no need to skin what you are going to bury?

            I think more that we are not gonna see them, will have to see how long they last since there not treated and we get lots of rain. Everything is free so if they do rot we can replace them. It's kinda of an experiment, haven't set the posts yet so still need some squaring up to do, we are hoping the weather cooperates this weekend so we can do more work. Keep checking back, I'll update as work is done.  I do have to add that I had another shed on another piece of property that had similiar poles that had been there for years and the poles were still good.

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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2009, 07:55:08 AM »
I seem to recall reading where people will partially burn the parts of the logs that they bury. They just put a good char on the end. Did this a lot with fence posts.

I think this works by sealing up the pours in the wood. It also probably has the same effect that creosote has on wood to treat it.

It could have been just to keep the wood from sprouting roots and growing again.

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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2009, 08:19:57 AM »
Cool advice I'll give her a try...thanks

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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2009, 10:21:57 PM »
Another idea but it may get me run outta here !!! If you peel the bottoms and use a 50/50 deisel/ waste oil mix applied with paint brush and then wrap them with tar paper before planting. With no treat they will last about 6-8 years trust me I made the gaot fence the same way. Or easier is to make the post over length then as they rot take the tractor bucket and drive em deeper.


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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2009, 10:39:20 PM »
Another idea but it may get me run outta here !!! If you peel the bottoms and use a 50/50 deisel/ waste oil mix applied with paint brush and then wrap them with tar paper before planting. With no treat they will last about 6-8 years trust me I made the gaot fence the same way. Or easier is to make the post over length then as they rot take the tractor bucket and drive em deeper.


I was thinking the same thing cause I got the oil, I was trying to find info on a home made treatment but couldn't find anything. What ever happened to that SAR trailer?

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« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2009, 10:40:09 PM »
Oh, good, I am not the only one who uses a heavy equipment bucket as a hammer.
You ever break down a tire with a loader bucket? We had a couple of round pieces of heavy, heavy steel pipe bigger then the metal rim - metal sewer pipe if I remember right - flop the wheel down, put the steel over the tire, press with the bucket, flip, repeat. Much easier then cussing at the tire machine when we ripped it out of the concrete yet again trying to break a bead on an old rusted up tire. Just needed the tire machine to take the tire off the wheel - although a sawsall works well too.

I know our woodshed is made of surplus telephone poles. We just used the bottom 10 or so feet of them, so they are black all the way up from the creosote. Not buried NEAR as deep as they stick a free standing pole down either.

I remember the 2 extra poles made a great swing set. We dug 2 down about 3-4 feet. Dad chopped the tops as tall as the extension ladder would reach, somehow levered a cross piece from one of the tops of the other poles up that he had notched with the chainsaw, and spiked them down.
When we pulled the polls out with the loader on the tractor, 15 - 20 years later, the telephone poles hadn't rotted at all. made a really nice swing set, 20 foot ropes are MUCH nicer then this little 4 foot chains that kids are forced to deal with these days. No wonder they won't go outside to play.

The tops of the poles got cut down to 1 foot sections and split in half. We buried these 4 inches down to make a little garden fence around the house. We alternated split side in, split side out.  They lasted maybe 5 years before they where all rotten.

So, what have we learned here, ATVs make great step ladders, and loader buckets make great hammers and pry-bars. Check.

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« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2009, 10:49:45 PM »
That is completely beautiful.  Your wife is awesome.  +1 to you for marrying her.  :)

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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2009, 10:52:24 PM »
That is completely beautiful.  Your wife is awesome.  +1 to you for marrying her.  :)

Thank you Sister Wolf I am truly blessed....

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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2009, 10:55:22 PM »
Oh, good, I am not the only one who uses a heavy equipment bucket as a hammer.
You ever break down a tire with a loader bucket? We had a couple of round pieces of heavy, heavy steel pipe bigger then the metal rim - metal sewer pipe if I remember right - flop the wheel down, put the steel over the tire, press with the bucket, flip, repeat. Much easier then cussing at the tire machine when we ripped it out of the concrete yet again trying to break a bead on an old rusted up tire. Just needed the tire machine to take the tire off the wheel - although a sawsall works well too.

I know our woodshed is made of surplus telephone poles. We just used the bottom 10 or so feet of them, so they are black all the way up from the creosote. Not buried NEAR as deep as they stick a free standing pole down either.

I remember the 2 extra poles made a great swing set. We dug 2 down about 3-4 feet. Dad chopped the tops as tall as the extension ladder would reach, somehow levered a cross piece from one of the tops of the other poles up that he had notched with the chainsaw, and spiked them down.
When we pulled the polls out with the loader on the tractor, 15 - 20 years later, the telephone poles hadn't rotted at all. made a really nice swing set, 20 foot ropes are MUCH nicer then this little 4 foot chains that kids are forced to deal with these days. No wonder they won't go outside to play.

The tops of the poles got cut down to 1 foot sections and split in half. We buried these 4 inches down to make a little garden fence around the house. We alternated split side in, split side out.  They lasted maybe 5 years before they where all rotten.

So, what have we learned here, ATVs make great step ladders, and loader buckets make great hammers and pry-bars. Check.

OH GOD HERE WE GO!!!! I've known Rob( aka Da fat kid) for years and I swear I've had him remove splinters with that Damn tractor....lol He just sent me a video of them removing snow from a riding arena. Rob if your listening post some Pics...

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« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2009, 09:08:41 AM »
Well I would post some foto's if I was smart enough to figure out how on this site !!! So ya like the roof snow plow ? Nice to know I am not the only one who beilieves the farm tractor is the one do it all took. The bucket is much easier to drive fence posts than putting the auger on the back. The best use I have found for the auger is that if you remove the gear box, mount a winch on the draw bar of the tractor and run the line out through a block on the end of the auger arm it makes a pretty good log skidding arch. Loader bucket also makes very good car crusher so they stack on the scrap truck/trailer better.

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« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2009, 09:18:00 AM »
SISTER WOLF   My total appologies to you. Being new I didn't know what I was doing and when I saw "I don't dig this" I clicked on it to see waht it was. I learned real quick what it was and that I had unintentionally given you a -1 SORRY  :-[  :'( so then I promptly went back and gave ya a +1 to offset. Sorry please don't string me up fer it.  DFK
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