Where did you go, with all your carefree, coppertoned ways? We’re already on “Isaac” in tropical storm names? They’ve weighed the giant pumpkins at The Fair? When did the aggregating male cicadas begin vibrating their thorax plates in unison?
We were in the marsh longer than we thought…
933 bundles later, we’re about ready to stow these brackish boys of summer away in a dry place and stand them upright to “sweat”. Sweating cattails will help to dry off most of any remaining moisture.
Last of the timber processing
Now we turn our attention back to cutting a house frame. We dust off our cut-list to see what’s been checked off…
…and find that we’ll need 3 more logs to hew and to saw into the last of the principal elements of The Francis Cooke House frame.
It’s the home stretch for Frankie & The Cookes and their frame:
3 logs to hew:
6 kerfs to saw:
…and that’ll be plenty to get us started on layout and cutting joints. It’ll feel good to put that frame in the ground.
Some pieces, however, don’t make the grade:
Though I’m sure the carpenter ants within the pith of this red oak find their lodging quite ax-ceptable. Rive your little hearts out in there, fellas! grrrrr…
And this public service reminder:
Whatever your ride happens to be…
Buckle up out there, kids.