Once upon a time...

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...tons and tons of grain was transported from Australia to the UK in the holds of sailing ships. These were not yacht-like ships. They were steel hulled (and often masted, too) behemoths. The lower foresail could weigh 3,000 pounds and might have a one inch diameter cable running around it's perimeter as it's bolt rope. These were long voyages and most often...
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silversurfer:

That picture of the ship looks kind of grainy.  *rimshot*

mattacme:

@silversurfer - Oh snap!

Wednesday

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teddykev:

Check this link out. I think you are going to like what you see :) https://suicidegirls.com/groups/everything-sg/thread/549958/

ckdexterhaven:

"guess what day it is? Woo woo!" "it's my poll!" /random radnich, for old times sake

Crazy, wonderful, challenging work

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A project I ran in the early 2000s has been on my mind lately, for many reasons but mostly because I can't get the roofs out of my head. A few images below show a little about why.

The shingles you see are six inch wide Western Red Cedar showing two inches (yes, only two inches) to the weather. Obviously, the hip shingles are
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teddykev:

Wow man now that is craftsmanship. Definitely the kind of job you can be proud you were a part of. Amazing!

chefdaddy:

Wow. 

A letter I wrote

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I have belonged to a group called the Timber Framer's Guild off and on since 1987. It was founded in 1985, and this is what they were about. "The Guild is a nonprofit organized exclusively for educational purposes, to provide training programs for timber framers, disseminate information about timber framing and timber frame building design, display the art of timber framing to the public...
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littlefierceone:

Well spoken. I'm guessing you're a fan of the Arts & Crafts Movement?

mattacme:

Absolutely @littlefierceone, particularly C.R. Mackintosh and Greene & Greene.

Vadim Stein took these.

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teddykev:

Great pics, love the artistry :)

ferkixlll:

Nice to be reminded of.

Battlecats

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mattacme:

@venom, the artists name is Jeff De Boer, a Calgary based artist. Check him out at http://jeffdeboer.com/Galleries/CatsandMice/tabid/77/Default.aspx

ferkixlll:

I think that Sisu wishes that she had that on when we took her to the Vet yesterday. Poor thing is allergic to fleas.

Just because.

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littlejohn22:

that was awesome... must grab this for my iPod

arroia:

How?! How do they do it?!

Saturday

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Classic. There's a live version on youtube with Tony Joe & Johnny Cash doing it, also pretty great. Enjoy.

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teddykev:

Thank you for posting that my good man. Making my lazy Saturday afternoon just that much better :-)

littlejohn22:

Cool

Tuesday

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teddykev:

Thanks a bunch my good man. Great pick up to my day :-)

ferkixlll:

LOL. Stay interesting.

Friday

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teddykev:

Stuck in ma head for a bit lol cheers ;-)

ferkixlll:

All the Best of the Season to You and Yours.