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Thats a really awesome little cabin in a nice quiet place. The price is right too.
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Following this with interest and learning a bit as well. Very nice and look forward to the finished product.
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Thanks for sharing with us Albert..Keep up the great posts....
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Your new pictures look great! I believe I will be setting aside $500 for a similar project
Keep up the good work- I'll be interested to see more
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Albert do you have any drawings of the cabin you could show us?
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Would love to do this too but i've got no land to do it on.

Really awesome project and looks like its going to turn out well. Keep it up!
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Grizzly, $500 WILL do it...you may need to buy some rough lumber or sawmill lumber or shop for cheap windows, etc.

Gullars, Inga ritningar, bara något jag skrapat ut på returpapper. Du behöver inte fancy planer eller ritningar. Bara ha något i huvudet. Och det kan ändras när du bygger.

Gunslinger, you'll do it some day. It gets in your blood after seeing stuff like this. Watch the Dik Proeneke movie. He was 51 before he tried it.

I just got back from the Jack London cabin. That's what I'll call it now...ole Jack and me threw together a nice little cabin quick and in the dead of winter.

Found some cheap PT 2x6's so, did the front porch. It'll be a cute little thing, with aspen porch posts. Also set the wood burning stove inside, so I'll know where to cut the hole in the roof.

Gullars asked about plans/drawings. You don't have to have much, just draw something on a piece of paper as you can imagine in your head. And it may change as it goes. I've already changed a few things coming this far, but it's pretty set now. Sometimes at night I worry or think about 'how will I do this or that?' and you go to sleep thinking about it. But once out at the site, things always work themselves out. It's kinda amazing how that happens. Problems come up, but they get solved...mistakes made, but they get solved or hidden. Any carpenter will tell you the same thing I suppose. Any carpenter that says nothing went wrong, or he didn't make any mistakes? Well, methinks they're telling you a tall tale.

Hate to admit it, but I'll probably have to drive to the (four letter word coming) big CITY tomorrow, to buy most of the rest of the supplies - siding, roof, etc.

6 hours in and $235 spent now.
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Not much to do right now, waiting to get most of the final materials.
Sooo, got my wife involved...boring to just look at photos with no people. She took some of the following while I made the final cuts on my aspen front porch posts. I'm doing this whole thing without any standard measuring device...similar to what they HAD to do back in the 1800's...i.e. no measuring tapes. I just use my body or the hammer and saw. e.g. 3 1/2 axe handles long, or 5 footsteps and 3 fingers, or 2 thumbs thick, or 1 1/2 hammer lengths. Seems to going well. Sorta hated to use that level, but it was easier than standing back and eyeballing everything several times to get things plumb or level.

So anyway, here I am cutting the aspen, these two posts are 1 wife tall.


AFter cutting, I carry them to the Jack London cabin site. They don't look too big, but they get heavy.


Wanted to get my wife in a shot, so she measures the two post...yep, 1 wife tall for each.


Then I carry the main horizontal beam...the one that will lie on top the two posts, and be the support for the front porch roof. This one I think weighed as much as my wife. After climbing to the top of the hill out of the valley, had to take a rest.

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Off to the big CITY tomorrow for materials. Joe gave me a good tip, use a deer antler for the front door. Got to walk the woods to find one and keep the costs down.

Here's a great little poem by the Bard of the North

When you're lost in the Wild, and you're scared as a child,
And Death looks you bang in the eye,
And you're sore as a boil, it’s according to Hoyle
To cock your revolver and . . . die.
But the Code of a Man says: "Fight all you can,"
And self-dissolution is barred.
In hunger and woe, oh, it’s easy to blow . . .
It’s the hell-served-for-breakfast that’s hard.

"You're sick of the game!" Well, now that’s a shame.
You're young and you're brave and you're bright.
"You've had a raw deal!" I know — but don't squeal,
Buck up, do your damnedest, and fight.
It’s the plugging away that will win you the day,
So don't be a piker, old pard!

Just draw on your grit, it’s so easy to quit.
It’s the keeping-your chin-up that’s hard.

It’s easy to cry that you're beaten — and die;
It’s easy to crawfish and crawl;
But to fight and to fight when hope’s out of sight —
Why that’s the best game of them all!
And though you come out of each gruelling bout,
All broken and battered and scarred,
Just have one more try — it’s dead easy to die,
It’s the keeping-on-living that’s hard.


by Robert Service - he was born in England, educated in Scotland. He rushed to the Klondike too, perhaps looking for gold, but didn't get there till the early 1900's, AFTER the rush played out there. He wrote many great poems and stories. Heard of The Cremation of Sam McGee? or Spell of the Yukon? or The Men that don't fit in?
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Not much to do right now, waiting to get most of the final materials.
Sooo, got my wife involved...boring to just look at photos with no people. She took some of the following while I made the final cuts on my aspen front porch posts. I'm doing this whole thing without any standard measuring device...similar to what they HAD to do back in the 1800's...i.e. no measuring tapes. I just use my body or the hammer and saw. e.g. 3 1/2 axe handles long, or 5 footsteps and 3 fingers, or 2 thumbs thick, or 1 1/2 hammer lengths. Seems to going well. Sorta hated to use that level, but it was easier than standing back and eyeballing everything several times to get things plumb or level.

So anyway, here I am cutting the aspen, these two posts are 1 wife tall.


AFter cutting, I carry them to the Jack London cabin site. They don't look too big, but they get heavy.


Wanted to get my wife in a shot, so she measures the two post...yep, 1 wife tall for each.


Then I carry the main horizontal beam...the one that will lie on top the two posts, and be the support for the front porch roof. This one I think weighed as much as my wife. After climbing to the top of the hill out of the valley, had to take a rest.

That's what i do on my buildings too Albert..I once had a friend come over with all the modern tools and he marked a board with a speed square and was getting ready to cut it with a cordless circular saw.I yelled in a nice way that he was going to wreck my cabin if he did it that way and that i would cut it with the chain saw without the use of a speed square line.lol..
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Oh man, You have a wife! That's it, I'm outta here! :D
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Your progress is making me antsy! Nice work
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Just read this last week, just thought it would be helpful to you in your endeavor.

http://forestry.about.com/od/hardwoods/ss/aspen_5.htm
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Thanks for your posts, I've now subscribed and will be following this.
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I also have tried to build without a measuring tape. It worked ok but I have found it easier and faster to use one as well as being a lot more accurate. Although it can work without measuring or using today's tools. Good to see you do it Al.
Wish I could build in the winter but there is deep snow on my land right now. As seen on this snow survey station site, the station is a little over half a mile from my mtn retreat. And there is at least 93 inches of snowpack right now up there > http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/nwcc/sn...ays=7&state=WY


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Robert Service - he was born in England, educated in Scotland. He rushed to the Klondike too, perhaps looking for gold, but didn't get there till the early 1900's, AFTER the rush played out there. He wrote many great poems and stories. Heard of The Cremation of Sam McGee? or Spell of the Yukon? or The Men that don't fit in?
Here is the "Men that don't fit in >>

I also especially like this that tells pretty much what I try to do in survivalism, being happy and in my Life! >

"There's a race of men that don't fit in,
A race that can't sit still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and rove the flood,
And they climb the mountain's crest; Their's is the curse of the gypsy blood,
And they don't know how to rest.
But they're always tired of the things that are,
And they want the strange and new."
— Robert W. Service
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I think that this is awesome! Looking forward to following your progress.
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sounds like a fun project just stay warm while working and be safe
post more pics of the inbetween working and the finally looking forward to seeing this erected and hearing how well it works for you

light love and peace
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Looking really good!
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Keep it up man, looking good.
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AJ,this is an amazing undertaking.

Even moreso,because you've taken pics and are able to share it with us.

I am VERY impressed and will keep an eye on you...

Thanks!
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