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The Taj Mahlog

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by fossil, Jul 7, 2008.

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  1. Wolves-Lower

    Wolves-Lower New Member

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    That is beyond nice!
    Hell, I need a home right now...and I have been thinking about moving West....hint...hint....hint..


    Well done!
    A man aint a man if he can't make something from nothing for his wood storage.

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  2. tkirk22

    tkirk22 New Member

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    Pretty spiffy Rick. Is that a talking Bass on the wall?
  3. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, that's Billy. He sings to the duck. Billy moved here with us last year from Virginia, where we had a getaway place on the South Fork of the Shenandoah. My daughter & a friend were visiting some years back, and the three of us found Billy at Safeway. We were planning a trip out to the river, and Billy sings a couple of bars of "Take Me to the River", so we bought him & took him home. When we met out in the gazebo to plan our trip, we sprung Billy on my wife (who'd never seen one, they were new then), and I was afraid she was gonna bust a laughter gasket. We re-live that moment with delight on the rare occasions we actually push his button. We just thought he made a perfect addition to the woodshed pic. Rick
  4. njtomatoguy

    njtomatoguy Feeling the Heat

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    2 page of replies and this has not been said-

    MAN CAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Very nice Rick.
  5. sapratt

    sapratt Feeling the Heat

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    Maybe you should build us some houses. If your wood sheds look that nice a house would look even better.
    Nice shed Fossil I like it.
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yeah Rick you must be real tired after building that. :lol:
  7. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Whew, yeah! Well, now, you know, BB, I never took credit for the whole thing, as I explained in an earlier post. I had lots of help...from a couple of professional carpenters, no less. But, I did the design, and I was here every day and I did what I could to help out (which I don't think was trivial), and once we were done with the structure, I put all the finish on. I could build this...just don't know if I've time enough left alive to finish it. :lol: Started loading it up with wood today. I love it. Rick
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I'm just jealous. Twenty years ago this month I built a 11 cord wood shed here. Over the years various crap kept getting tossed in it to the point that now days the wood is in a completely different location covered with rubber roofing.
  9. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I hear ya, BB. I've got more wood on-site than will fit in this thing (maybe 8 cords max in this shed, but I want to leave a little room in there for kindling storage, etc.), so I'm not exactly done with tarps. At the rate we go through our softwood, I'd need 3 or 4 of these things to keep all my wood under roof. But, at least for the time being, I'm determined not to give in to the temptation to use it for lots of other things. It's purpose-built conveniently located to either front or back door to the house. Last winter I had 3 cords stacked just about where this shed sits, under a tarp, and I burned every last stick of it, and doing the tarp thing every day in the snow was a royal pain in the arse. I can put maybe 7 cords comfortably in here, another 2 under roof on the end of my workshop, and I've got another 1+ under eaves where it stays pretty clean & dry. The rest is just gonna fend for itself stacked & tarped along the south end of the shop building and provide "insurance". At least that's the plan for now. Rick
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    Looks to me Rick that you have build yourself a retreat for when you are in the Doghouse? I can envision a stove going in there, along with a murphy bed, big screen,fridge, and doors that can`t be opened from the outside.

    You aren`t going "compound" on us are you?? :lol:
  11. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Nah, sonny...all that stuff my wife and I had a lot of fun putting in there for the picture's back where it belongs, and I'm starting to fill the shed with wood. Nothing but wood. Rick
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    Winters coming so you had better reclaim the woodshed before it is too late. I did the same thing over the past few years when we gave up on wood burning but this spring I did some housecleaning and the shed is now full of wood again. :)

    Better get with the program BrotherBart!!!!!!
  13. gerry100

    gerry100 Feeling the Heat

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    You need a stove an dcable TV in there.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Rick, that is one sweet looking fuel bunker. With all the pictured paraphernalia, it looks like you are ready to go "a shootin' for some food". Hell, Jeb never had it so good until he moved into the place with the cement pond. :lol:
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    I think you should broadcast a weekly tv show from it.....something like the Red Green Show......

    .......and now, back to "In The Woodshed With Rick"...... :coolgrin:


    Seriously, very nice.
  16. fossil

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    Yeah, Tfin...I was thinking along the lines of a Soap. Maybe "All My Firewood", or "Logs of Our Lives", something like that. :lol: Rick
  17. Tfin

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    Nice! :lol: Oh the possibilities!
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    "As The Log Burns"
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    I recall a story I heard somewhere about a guy who lived at the end of a dirt road which had a lot of unwelcome tourists. He put a mannequin in a chair with a fake shotgun on it's lap just after the point where he wanted the 'visitors' to turn around. Most of the visitors did turn around and the few who had the balls to approach had a good laugh and still got the message.

    The other thing I was thinking is to hack the billy bass to be a motion detection guard fish. Attach a little shotgun on his head and have him say 'get away from my wood sucker'. (among other things)
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Believe it or not, Kirk, that stupid fish has a switch on the back that shifts it in & out of (presumably) infra-red detection mode. Walk past, and it starts singing. I really don't want to arm it...for all I know it knows I just called it stupid. :ahhh: Rick
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    I know. Local hardware store had one set for motion sensing. I wanted to apply a splitting maul to the thing.
  23. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    How 'bout I just post a couple of pics of me gutting mine? :coolsmirk: Rick
  24. Tfin

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    An armed Billy Bass would probably put ADT or Brinks out of business!
  25. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    One of those things reprogramed to say "Go ahead. Make my day." would sell in the millions. :lol:
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