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!! Kyle's Permie Bootcamp (BRK)

 
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BRK Post 88

Getting rained on here, but we got to work inside.

Cooper Cabin bathroom is nearly done. I finished the inside trim and paneling. The door has a knob but needs a strike plate. Took a bit of fiddling and magic with a hole saw to get the new knob to fit. It had slightly different dimensions so I had to jam wood into the existing hole so the drill bit had something to center the hole saw.

Took a while to do the paneling cuts around the exposed logs. I think it looks good, you have to get pretty close to see the gaps.

I had a good time making myself some grilled chicken. It has been in the fridge, salted and spiced waiting for a good day to grill. I was going to share it with Jen and Josiah but now... it's mine, all mine!

Anyway there'll be more chicken to share later.
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Not much to say about it. It turns, it locks, it's not wooden.
Not much to say about it. It turns, it locks, it
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Use some freshly mill bits to trim around the door.
Used some freshly mill bits to trim around the door.
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Making it look easy.
Making it look easy.
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Ohhh crispy skin! So good.
Ohhh crispy skin! So good.
 
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BRK Post 89

Lots more rain again today. I chopped and mulched for about 2 hours until I got too wet and cold.

We switched over to working in the shop. Ellie, one of the new boots, helped me start making light shades/reflectors for the classroom lights. They are being made out of scrap wood, aluminum flashing, and live edge strips. Happily, Ellie has taken on the rest of the build. Hurray Delegation!

Back up to the Cooper bathroom, I paneled and trimmed until I ran out of materials. The bedroom wall still needs a bunch of wood but we won't get back to making sawn wood until after the summer events. The bathroom is nearly in a useable state, only a few more bits to make it ready.

And now for something completely different...

Those mushrooms I've posted here before. The "Fried Chicken" or "St. George Mushroom". They fruited again so I'm trying to hone my identifying skills by finding it in my new mushroom books. So far no matches.

I did a spore print to check the color. It came out a lovely shade of pink. I'll keep looking.
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This is where I stop.
This is where I stop.
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I thought it would be a white print. If I can get my hands on a microscope I could get another data point.
I thought it would be a white print. If I can get my hands on a microscope I could get another data point.
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Live edge fresh off the mill. Its a nice finishing touch.
Live edge fresh off the mill. Its a nice finishing touch.
 
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BRK Post 90

The weather here finally let up, the day started with a damp mist flowing over the mountains then cleared up. It dipped down to just above freezing overnight and rose to around 70.

Nine, I, and a new boot Pierre, went on a cleaning blitz to get Cooper Cabin cleaned up and move out all the tools. We went until past lunch to get everything clean and ordered.

Lots of people are showing up now, it is great to have the extra hands helping out. I think the total before lunch is four new arrivals in the past day.  Lunch is a bit crowded.

The afternoon was our last push to finish up. I helped a little at basecamp before going back to the cabin and working with Pierre to install a fan in the bathroom.

And for our piece de resistance, Willow Wonka, the beast that it is, was pushed, dragged, and willed onto a trailer and brought down to basecamp. It took two to three hours to load and chains, comealongs, ramps, and a tractor.
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Caught this at 7:30, you can just see the mountains over the trees.
Caught this at 7:30, you can just see the mountains over the trees.
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Multiple comealongs help pull it straight.
Multiple comealongs help pull it straight.
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The bottom of the skid gets hung up on the trailer edge
The bottom of the skid gets hung up on the trailer edge
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Sitting pretty now, I'm glad not to be the one driving it down the mountain.
Sitting pretty now, I'm glad not to be the one driving it down the mountain.
 
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BRK Post 91

Having a day of rest here before the PDC. Sort of...

Helped unload the Willow Wonka this morning. It came off the trailer much more easily than going on. It is in its new home. But it needs some repair before it's ready for use.

I also spent time sharpening all of my tools I've been using for our boot projects. I've been using them fairly hard and they have needed a bit of work for a while.

In order to stay out of the chef's hair, Paul suggested going out to a diner. I ended up chauffeuring about seven other people and we went and had ice cream and burgers.

Ended the day with a garden check. Trimmed a bit of grass, saw spinach and carrots getting some size. I found a single mushroom  in my garden bed. I'm going to let it get bigger before I try to ID it.

Tomorrow begins the gauntlet.
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Here it is, some posts need to be reattached and squared up.
Here it is, some posts need to be reattached and squared up.
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Not all of them needed to be razor sharp but all are ready again.
Not all of them needed to be razor sharp but all are ready again.
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It looks like the outside of the cap has been nibbled on.
It looks like the outside of the cap has been nibbled on.
 
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BRK Post 92

Oh my brain is tired...

About thirty of us listening to lectures, talking between lessons, processing the ideas our heads.

I've taken Geoff Lawton's online pdc so I have heard almost all of this info. But Alan has his own additions and points of view. It takes time and mental energy to put everything together.

My favorite part of the day was Alan's way of applying the three ethics according to scale.

At the end of the day we got an optional design proposition to practice with, I hope we aren't thinking about it the wrong way.
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Everything gardens. Do stars garden the universe?
Everything gardens. Do stars garden the universe?
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I need to read this over and over until it sticks.
I need to read this over and over until it sticks.
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Ending a hot day with a storm to cool off.
Ending a hot day with a storm to cool off.
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