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Old 12-29-2015, 10:04 AM   #16
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Nice.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:30 AM   #17
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I keep looking at that door. I like it. I wonder how it's tied in to the wall. How is the wall constructed? I'm so used to straight pieces of wood. What does the lintel look like under there?
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:38 AM   #18
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I'd guess the hinged edge is straight and the door closes flush against the back of the curved piece.
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:15 AM   #19
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Do you think the curved piece holds up the wall? Is it structural for that part of the wall, or just finish carpentry?
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:34 AM   #20
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Nevermind. I see it's a "cob house" which is made basically of mud and straw. This one is built on Mayne Island in BC. So it's not a concrete block wall covered by stucco, like I expected. It's mud and is totally organic.

Looks like the hinge side is a real stud covered by that driftwood log, and the swing side is the curvy driftwood log attached to the dried mud wall.

You can see it here at about 2:15

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Old 12-29-2015, 11:38 AM   #21
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:43 AM   #22
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I believe it's adobe, and the roof overhangs about four feet so it's semi-protected from the weather.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:44 PM   #23
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Oh, I didn't see glatt snuck in there while I was off looking, because I didn't remember where I found it. 99% of the Cobb house links are on pinterest and you have to sign up. Fuck 'em. Yes the curved and sort of straight timbers on the outside are just casings.

I did the same thing over the windows and doors in my bedroom, to look like peeled log lintels. I found 12 ft beams which had two sawn sides, and two peeled, but they were Sycamore which is too weak for beams. Maybe that's why nobody had used them. Anyway, I sliced off the two peeled sides on the bandsaw, cut to lengths, and screwed to the walls.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:56 PM   #24
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It's important to keep in mind you're making something YOU like, and it doesn't matter if I like it or not. You'll get the most benefit from the skills you develop so even if you fail, you win. Yin Yang tables and a desk.
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:06 AM   #25
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I did the same thing over the windows and doors in my bedroom, to look like peeled log lintels. I found 12 ft beams which had two sawn sides, and two peeled, but they were Sycamore which is too weak for beams. Maybe that's why nobody had used them. Anyway, I sliced off the two peeled sides on the bandsaw, cut to lengths, and screwed to the walls.
Cool man.
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:41 AM   #26
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If you know someone who has messed up their life, taken the wrong path and disappointed their sweet old mother, by playing bass, you could make them look good with a custom axe.
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:24 PM   #27
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that's some fine work and would make someone a very excellent cutting board

no i kid i kid, but i would not buy an instrument with fine woods or woodworking on the BACK of it

that's where the belt buckle rash goes, it's meant to be destroyed
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:28 PM   #28
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Well it is a bass so you play it up on your tits or down on your thigh, right?
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:05 PM   #29
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And you wear your buckle over your left front pants pocket, as any good mechanic would so they don't scratch the fender. Same idea, different kind of Fender.
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DIYers build what they like, regardless of what anybody says.
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