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Draw(knife)ing Inspiration from Others

28 Jul

OK, so I saw all the work going on over at (http://www.mellishfieldswest.com/2012/07/keepin-this-train-rollin.html) mellishfieldswest.com and A* and I have been talking about a log support for the front of our place once the deck is complete ( and we would have needed draw knife for the froe created wood shingles too..but we opted for siding on the chicken coop instead of the wood siding)..so I went out and bought a draw knife today..been looking for a secondhand one for a long time so I finally broke down and bought a brand new one..and as per usual, as soon as I got home I wanted to try it out. I worked on some of the logs from last month and it took me about 15 minutes to do 1/2 of an 8ft log..the log was not really optimal but I had just picked the closest log..not that we are going to do anything with this one..They are doing a good job over at mellishfieldswest so if you have never been over there before be sure to check it out..very exciting progress!
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IN other news, we put down some topsoil in one of the flat spots..we wanted to see one area semi-complete (and sealed off from the dogs (soon)) before we tackle the rest…no, the pattern is not staying!

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..and the sunflowers survived the transplanting!..2 of the 3 are now in full bloom..not bad for something we never even planted..but next year we want a bunch of them because they are so nice looking..the bees certainly seem to enjoy them!

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2 Comments

Posted by on July 28, 2012 in Construction, Gardening

 

2 responses to “Draw(knife)ing Inspiration from Others

  1. John Delp

    July 29, 2012 at 11:54 am

    We looked for a used draw knife for a while too, but the few we did find were unnecessarily expensive and in rough shape. A new one is definitely a worth while investment. Can’t wait to see what you’re planning on making, and thanks for the props!

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      August 1, 2012 at 8:22 am

      ..old skool technology is hard to find..you might be waiting a while though since we have no tentative plans..I am living vicariously through your blog in regards to draw knifes!

       

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