Cabin life ...

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  1. Jul 7, 2019 #21

    Mercian

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    What might be called an improvised cabin that a friend of mine made by upturning an old sea going fishing boat, situated in a wood about eighty miles as the crow flies from the nearest coastline and about ten miles from the nearest river. Yes he is like us all here, a muzzle loading enthusiast. 66770605_2355863447831944_4312498901530705920_o.jpg 66281483_2355861974498758_3213530831930785792_o.jpg 66323334_2355862421165380_2992145565837426688_o.jpg
     
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    That is awesome, It's like Robinson Crusoe meets Shackelton. :thumbs up:
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2019 #23

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    Very cool!!
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  4. Jul 13, 2019 #24

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    I'm quite new to MLF. Just "found" your post during my forum wanderings, and I think you have a really sharp-looking "humble cabin" there. Location looks very nice with those CO pines. Always have loved log-built homes/structures.

    If I may asked a couple of questions of interest. How long did it take you to build it? What are the interior dimensions and porch dimensions? I noticed the floor (exterior photo) is above ground level. Is it set on log posts, or how done?

    Your fall hunting plans sound great....enjoy, enjoy.
    TIA for your time. wiksmo


     
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  5. Jul 13, 2019 #25

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    Thanks, I do like sharing this adventure, here's a link to the long winded story that may answer some questions.
    https://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,57760.0.html
     
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    Shrew Haven. The tamerack log cabin was built in 1936 by the CCC. The logs were re caulked and restained , a metal roof added

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    This picture was taken from the doorway of the bunk room

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    Excellent retirement adventure and fulfillment of a long-awaited home in the hills! It was not at all long-winded. In fact, the pace of your sharing was most natural....just like what you built.

    Yup, questions are answered, more than expected. The photos of your base foundation were easily understood, and the hand slotting you did of those heavy logs was really cool. One of the neatest things you did was in the construction of your door --- use of "hickory pegs put in blind holes to keep things together."

    I wondered about your chinking challenges, especially since several members of that forum asked about that. Years ago my wife and I owned a 1906 two-story white frame house in KS. Had some problems with 1/3 of the natural stone block foundation. Hired a stone cutter who knew how to repair those quite old foundations. When he finished, I re-tucked the other 2/3 with a special mortar. Quite a job, but gratefully it lasted.

    Now to your hunting this fall. Again, hope you immensely enjoy the time spent in this special place. :ThankYou: for letting me "live" that 3-year project with you. Ya done real good!

     
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    Looking at the building of the cabin I've discovered that in my senior years there are so many things I wish I had done. I've had a good life doing what I wanted but there was time to do more that I just let pass by out of ignorance. Every day is a gift.
     
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    i almost bought a piece of ground for deer hunting once , with a small cabin on it . where the clap board fell away , you could see white oak logs and chinking . the owners grandson wanted the ground , partly because the same family at sat on it for over 200 years . when I walk through new salem , I just sigh.
     

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    It tickles me pink that the grandson wanted the family land instead of selling it for some cash in his bank account. Not enough of that anymore. When my grandmother died, my father's siblings forced him to sell off homestead land that had been in the family's name since the Creeks were run out of south Georgia in the 1830's by Andy Jackson. On the other hand, living south of the gnat line is not what I would call an ideal retirement location...
     
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    We maintain this "cabin " built about 1838 in Blairsville, Ga. The stone kitchen, larger fireplace, sunroom IMG_20180520_131855350_HDR.jpg IMG_20190616_111216558.jpg IMG-20130103-00779 (2).jpg IMG-20130309-00952 (2).jpg and bathroom were added on in 1915.
     
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    Notice you're in NE Mass. I hail from western Mass. Where's your club? Might be worth some driving on the pike to be with some like-minded folks instead of a lone wolf out here.
     
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    Here is my log cabin I built in 2000. It is 20x30. Made from white pine logs, scratch built.

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    Good pictures. I remember how heavy the logs were. Lots of fellow shooters helped it go up. See you there next month.
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    Truly enjoy looking at the different cabins. I hope this encourages others to share. My wife and I are looking for a larger piece of land now and then build something in about 5 years. Great ideas. I live on only an acre and can't shoot on it, outside my longbow.
     
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    Great to hear from you! You bet, I had lots of great help putting up the logs. Fond memories building that thing. I think my body is still sore.....

    See you in a few weeks!

    Fleener
     
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    Flint62Smoothie - I see you're from NE Mass. I hail from western Mass. Where's your club situated? I'm thinking a ride down the pike might be worth it to be with some like-minded folks instead of sticking it out as a lone wolf around here.
     
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    Flint62S, that is really cool club cabin!!

    I was born and raised in Boston....that's all I got to add to this thread. We still have a place on Cape Cod bay...any clubs in the SE MA area I could check out when I'm there? I'm spending more time back there these days.
     
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    I absolutely love this picture . it captures everything .
     

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