Friday, July 13, 2012

"Milling About" at Dojo Rat Headquarters

"Hey DR; Why have you not been flooding us with fresh, new martial arts posts lately???"

Well, there are multiple reasons.
The first being that I am trying to secure Dojo Rat Headquarters for the upcoming winter. that means cutting at least three cords of firewood.
No problem, I have all these logs:



But wait; there's more!
We're also building a farm house and that requires big beams and planks and custom lumber. so we brought in my friends mill:



So we made big pieces into little pieces:


Some of these beams were 6x12x16 feet long. They took five guys to move them.



And here is some of the very nice live-edge Maple that will be for some nice custom features:



So fair warning; readers will have to slog through the long building process as we develop the farm at our undisclosed secret island hideout.
The Dojo Rat Blog is taking yet another left turn and hang on for the ride.

Look; you got the aging DR, scrambling to build the farm while the old body can still pound it out.
You got a huge political election that we will be ranting about soon.
And you still have some cool martial arts going on.

But as we tinker under the hood and keep this fucker on the road, some new and interesting stuff may show up.
Get ready for some building projects, music projects and writing projects coming your way soon!

6 comments:

Bob Patterson said...

And here I've been spreading the rumor that Dick Cheney had you deported to a Russian prison. I almost feel bad.

steve-vh said...

are you letting those log planks air dry (vs. kiln dry)? Or were the logs already old?

Dojo Rat said...

Bob;
Dojo Rat Headquarters IS a Black Op Site...

Steve:
Yes, a slow air dry is fine. By the time we are ready to use them they will be ready. The logs had been down between 1-2 years.

We'll keep them under a cover with lots of air circulation.

steve-vh said...

Good deal! (used to work in a lumberyard/drykiln)

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