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from the ground up

I’ve not been blogging much as I’ve been busy eleswhere, namely a little plot of land and what hopes to be a new cottage house.

I’ve been working on the “footings”, nine cement boxes to rest and mount the framework. I’ve forgotten how hard being a human cement mixer is, thankfully it will not be too much though still about 1 cubic meter of cement that I need, hope to finesh thethem this weekend and start building with my much prefurred wood but gotta start somewhere and three of the legs are off the side of the hill making cement forming the prefurred matirel for that.

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the forms, some as deep as 1 meter (3 feet) deep.

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day 2 – The 9 holes, no it is not mini golf but an obstical coures of it’s own with rocks, clay and other eliments to deal with. The outlines have forming and the red ones still need to be dug at the time of the picture.

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day 3

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day 4 – These are just old boards we put on the footings to be able to access better, that will be the size of the cottage foundation. Now we are waiting for the wood to be delivered.

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Styro board helped me make hard angles look easy.

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  1. September 4, 2007 at 2:47 am

    Cool! I think building is so cool! Keep me posted….have fun.

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