Monday, January 11, 2010

Another Crump Barn Project Update

Our routine is to get up in the morning, eat breakie and next comes walkies and after walkies, it's time to get serious and head to the workshop to work on the Crump barn project!

We're the official supervisors!
The first thing we need to do is get the fire started!
It's cold in here, dad! I'll grab the firewood while you get the matches!
Dad not only timber frames but he's an artist when it comes to his barn projects.
This is one of the door posts that will be in the Crump barn. Those are hand carved pinwheels.
And the person carving these pinwheels is our Uncle Phil! Isn't he doing an awesome job?!
This is going to be one special barn!
Remember that tree brace that Autumn told you about?
It's all sculpted and has tenons on either end of it. Mom and dad have fit in into the hemlock tie beam and now they're working on fitting it into the vertical post.
We know it looks kind of funny because everything is upside down and still on the ground but this brace has to be hand fit as an individual before the bent goes up on raising day. Doesn't the tree brace looks like it's growing out of the vertical post?
That's not a bicycle at the top of the photo. It's a beam dolly. It helps mom and dad move these white oak timbers in and out of the workshop. These babies are heavy!

That has been our days' work!

So until next time..................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Boy, oh boy! This is some amazing work going on over there! That pinwheel door is stunning! Hours and hours went into making that - no doubt!

Looking great and we cannot wait to see the end results!

Becky, Duhgall and Fiona

PS: Now don't you be getting any splinters in your mouth!

bbes tribe said...

Awesome work you Dad does. Can't wait too see pics of the finished barn. We can see a lot of caring is going into it.
Ernie, Sasha, & Chica

ScrapsofMe said...

That is one pawsome barn you got going there! I can't wait to see it go up.


Gus said...

You two ( and your mom and dad and Uncle) do great work. We think the door frame is amazing, as is everything you all manage to create.


Golden Samantha said...

What big helpers you are! And you have some incredibly fine woodworkers in your hooman family! Wow - that is going to be one gorgeous place!
Big Hugs xo

Andrea said...

Your Dad is quite talented. I am sure he is glad to have your help. Our Dad likes for us (his furry kids) to tag along with him.

Woofs and Wags,

Sitka, Nanuq, Trouble, and Macy
AKA: The Perdue Zoo

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my, that is some project. You're all so talented. My B will be really interested in all that building stuff. He us building a house for our external water heaters. Lol

snoopydogknits said...

What talented folk you've got Maggie and Mitch. Such skill! What an interesting post. I love wood, so any way of using it naturally in the home is always of interest to me. The pinwheels are really beautiful. Will be lovely to see finished pics of the wood all in place. Fabulous! Don't let mum and dad work too hard! Ros

Thor and Jack said...

What pawsome work is going there! You all are so talented!

William Tell said...

With all that precise work, I can see why your folks need supervising. You're doing a great job keeping them on track. :)

Happy Tails,
William Tell

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Along with your mom and dad, you two do some wonderful work there - the carvings are simply beautiful.

Thanks for sharing the progress, things are looking great.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Unknown said...

Excellent supervision, my friends. I had to go fetch my mom to read your post. She loves woodwork and detailed craftsmanship. Cool beam, please secure! BOL

The WriggleButts said...

You're all certainly putting in some serious work on that barn - it will turn out to be the bestest barn ever!


Clive said...

Excellent supervising!

The work your Dad, uncle Phil and Mom are doing is superb! We can't wait for the next update.

take care

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Ohhhh guys!!!!
Sure you're a great great helper for your mommy and dad!!!!!
They're sooooo lucky to have you helping them!!!!!!
And what a wonderful project you're creating!!!!!
The door frame is amazing!!!!
Can't wait to see your project finished!!!!!
Now you must be very very tired....have a good rest dear friends!!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
Tons of love and kisses and hugs

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

That is just INKHREDIBLE!

Tank woo fur sharing!


TwoSpecialWires said...

We love your barn project updates. Your work is amazing and we tell everyone we know about it. We're sure it is at least partly because you are such good supervisors. You understand both the science AND the art of it. No wonder.

Totally impressed
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Stardust said...

Guys, that's totally awesome! I'm swept away by the talents in your family! You talented supervisors too, children. =P

My hubby ( the Bear ) loves, luvs, lurves, larves wood to splinters. He's soooo into wood and I bet he'll be all excited to see what great work you have there. Yeah, all the wood-lovers would be fascinated. =D Update on the progress please!

Sonic said...

Wow your humans are really awesome and making things! I bet they can make something really cool for you guys to chew on. My Momma is knitting a scarf, but I'm not allowed to chew on it.


Teddy Bear said...

Maggie and Mitch, you both are such hard workers. Great job supervising your Dad so he gets the work done properly. He's doing a great job too.:)

Teddy Bear

Two French Bulldogs said...

Thank you for sharing your routine with us. Dad sure is talented. How long did it take you to teach him all that stuff?
Benny & Lily

The Army of Four said...

The craftsmanship is incredible! And woo, does that bed look comfy!

Huskee and Hershey said...

WOW.. this is a huge project and we can't wait to see the end result! We are sure it's going to turn out looking fantastic!

Hope you guys were handsomely rewarded for all your hard work in supervising! :)

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Maggie & Mitch,
You guys have a real good life!! All working together is just the best!! No driving to work in rush hour traffic!! No having to carry lunch or having to eat out!! Just go in the house for lunch!!
You all got it good!!
Love ya, Bambi & Fern

Ina in Alaska said...

How cool! Loving the pinwheels, they are so pretty!! xoxo

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

How interesting!! We'd love to see one of your projects.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Teddy said...

Thanks for showing us your dad's craftsmanship. He sure is artistic with those pinwheels. I'm sure that barn will look gorgeous when he's done.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

We love this barn project.
It will be the nicest barn ever- and we think it would be fun to live in. Pinwheels and all

Lorenza said...

They are doing a pawesome and beautiful job!
Sure is great to be there with them while they work, right?
Kisses and hugs

Unknown said...

I'm in so impressed with the master carpentry skills. I hope there is still plans for my little nesting quarters in that barn.

i said...

You guys are such hard workers! The pinwheels carving look pretty!

Bae Bae said...

You 2 are pawsome supervisors.
The pinwheel carving looks great

~ Bae

Aki and Poopie said...

hey there M&M!

first of all, a barky, slobbery HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you!!

we are so exciting reading about this wonderful new project. We are always fond of your pawrents intricate wood projects. The pinwheels are absolutely wonderful too!

We hope the barn includes a nice comfy place with a warm cushy bed for two hardworking supervisors. don't forget to throw in a huge cup of vanilla ice cream!

drooly kisses,

Aki and Poopie

Princess Patches said...

What a cool project! Our dad would have loved to have been a part of something like that. Your Unkle Phil is very talented! You two are very good snoopervisors!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Hollie and Janie said...

What gorgeous wood and what talented people!! The pinwheel carving is just amazing!!

Byron said...

wow,that is some project!
I'll bet your Mom and Dad couldn't do it without all the help from you two though.

Licks and slobbers,

The Oceanside Animals said...

That's going to be an amazing barn all right -- your humans are very talented!

CoCo said...

That is a pretty cool project! I'm glad you two are kept occupied!

Glad to hear that you also have a Uncle Phil...I also have an Uncle Phil too!


Martha said...

Very impressive work - these hand carvings take a lot of skill.
We realise of course that without you two none of this work would be possible.
These humans always require supervision.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Oreo said...

Mitch and Maggie
That barn looks cool and the pinhwheels are so pretty, You sure have a talented Uncle Phil. Isnt it fun to have special uncles?

Keep up the supervising, your doing a great job

Petra said...

Such talent! I'm so impressed I can hardly talk! What a GREAT barn this is going to be!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh that looks so awesome. We love the pinwheels.. You sure have a talented uncle...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Happy very belated New Year, Maggie and Mitch!!

Ahhh beautiful barn! Your uncle Phil did a pawsome job!! Despite of the health concern you look amazing Maggie. We're glad you can still enjoy lots of yummy food.

Thank you for congrats message to us. It means a lot to us!

Stay warm,
Momo & Pinot

Anonymous said...

Whoa but your humans are talented!

Persephone and Buster said...

Incredible! Those pinwheels are beautiful, and the tree brace is such a cool touch. We always thought a beam dolly was a girl driving a BMW, so it's nice to get educated.

The woodworking just blows us away...



Buster, Sephie & Bailey

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

It's amazing all the work (& love) that is going into the barn. We can hardly wait to see the finished project. Good work!
BabyRD and Hootie

Archie and Melissa said...

hi m & m!

what an amazing post! your dad and phil's work are absolutely gorgeous!
you are right!
what a special barn they are creating.

thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh Maggie, your Dad is so so talented.

thank you for sharing

sorry I have not been commenting much, my J is finding it difficult to keep up with every dog blog!

lotsaluv Marvin xxxxxxxxxx

oh and Jeannie xxxxxxxx

parlance said...

I can't wait to read about the actual barn raising. I loved the last time you posted on one.

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

Mama is really impressed with the pinwheels. We think you are doing a pawtastic job supervising.

Have a good weekend.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci