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Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35855 11/14/20 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by northern hewer
Everyone tonite

Thanks for coming on board Jay

You have quite a work record for sure, I am humbled!!

You know I could have gone to summer school and at. That time taught at 16 years of age, but life took me in different directions, I took.up apprenticing with my father a re al good carpenter, not realizing where I. W as headed, but boy I enjoyed t he ride, and proud of what I accomplished, and many others along the way

It has been great running into you and many others. On this absolutely wonderful site

NH


Hi Richard,

Nothing humbling at all compared to your own efforts Richard! They are just as impressive if not more so in many ways...We're just getting "long in the tooth" so have more stories to tell than some...!!!

I couldn't agree more about your education too...FAR!!! superior in most ways for sure compared to what our learning institution are producing today. As with most things "modern" they may be faster (sometime?) and the certainly can make "some" wealthy but there is seldom anything "superior" about them at all...

Blessings,
j

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Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35856 11/15/20 12:22 AM
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Hello everyone tonite

Hi jay, we will probably never meet, but through this medium , and the great country we live in lets us pursue without fear avenues of working adventure, that taken at the tide leads us to levels that would be hard to attain in many other countries.

You know many moons ago I experienced a true life happening that made me realize what we are fortunate to have here,

I was out doing a demonstration to a large group of foreign visitors, and I was telling them how we were trying to preserve our heritage, and this one tall lad came over to me and he went on to say tha the group was from Russia

It was after our relations were starting normalize somewhat, he went on to say t hat their country had lost much of their skills due to a relaxation of restoration of their heritage structures, and this new generation was trying to catch up by visiting and observing other countries efforts

It made me proud to think that anything I had to say might have a positive effect on someone in their group

One thing I noticed was the wide variation of nationalities in the group, it was astonishing to say t he least

Well that,s it for tonite

NH

Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35868 12/13/20 02:57 AM
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Hello,everyone tonite

Well getting close to finishing out this year, and what a year it has been for sure, hope everyone is hunkering down and staying well, I for one is trying to do just that, but it is hard, have to get out once in a while to do some trading

You will notice I said ""trading"", just a familiar saying from my younger years, mother and dad would always say this never "out to buy groceries". They actually traded home grown things for necessities.

Trying to get ready for the cold weather, right ahead.

The shop will be getting a lot of use, catching up on tool housekeeping, getting them out of storage and for a while the atmosphere in the shop will be 1860, for those dropping by

For sure we will be putting up next years wood supply, which means disturbing the deer and other animals such as coyotes, foxes wild turkeys

I counted 12 deer the other day by the corn crib, having a nervous meal,and in. The background was a whole flock, of wild turkeys waiting for their turn

This. Will be the norm until spring, when Mother Nature will begin being generous

Richard
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Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35869 12/13/20 09:51 AM
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Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35870 12/22/20 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by northern hewer
Hello,everyone tonite

Well getting close to finishing out this year, and what a year it has been for sure, hope everyone is hunkering down and staying well, I for one is trying to do just that, but it is hard, have to get out once in a while to do some trading

You will notice I said ""trading"", just a familiar saying from my younger years, mother and dad would always say this never "out to buy groceries". They actually traded home grown things for necessities.

Trying to get ready for the cold weather, right ahead.

The shop will be getting a lot of use, catching up on tool housekeeping, getting them out of storage and for a while the atmosphere in the shop will be 1860, for those dropping by

For sure we will be putting up next years wood supply, which means disturbing the deer and other animals such as coyotes, foxes wild turkeys

I counted 12 deer the other day by the corn crib, having a nervous meal,and in. The background was a whole flock, of wild turkeys waiting for their turn

This. Will be the norm until spring, when Mother Nature will begin being generous

Richard
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I remember when I was living several months in Texas I saw a lot of wild turkeys there, they were really noisy sometimes. Now I am in a Pattaya estate and I have lots of issues with bugs and insects, hate them

Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35872 12/29/20 03:01 AM
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Hello everyone tonite

Thanks Oligo for joining the conversation and your experiences, just wondering if you have much interest in traditional timber framing, I see you came by this site which attracts those interested in historic woodworking

Thanks again for stopping by

Richard
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Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35884 01/16/21 02:56 AM
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Hello everyone. Tonite

A few posts back, the conversation centred around one room schools, and t he type of schooling they seemed to instil in the graduating pupils of t he day many of. Whom are still around.
I am proud to say I am one of them, and had a pretty good grasp of things that seem to evade today's scholars
I was having a nice time with my great grand children the other nite , and. During the course of the conversation I asked the group if they knew where the USA was and was astounded to,find out they really didn't know
I then asked them if they knew what a continent was, no one knew
I t hen asked them if they had ever heard of Europe , Asia , Africa ,,no one knew, at that point I sort of changed the subject, realizing that our education system seemed to be lacking some fundamentals
My oldest great grandchild will be 10!!
Later on I vowed to myself I would introduce them to geography little by little so they would know at least where the Atlantic Ocean is located, and that Canada sits on the North American continent, by the way they all knew where Santa lives, but didn't really know where the North Pole was
I remember sitting in that one room school, the teacher pulling down a map of the world as she was instructing higher grades---we sort of followed along, enjoying the big map(s) of which i am sure there was at least 6 or more.
I wonder sometimes when I see spelling errors by well educated people what is going on
No one knows how to multiply without a calculator
I remember sitting with my boss , interviewing and scoring , now we are talking about single digit figures, I just added mine up in my head, he needed a calculator
(He had a university degree)
Well enough for tonite
Richard
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I really enjoy your posts Richard!

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Hello everyone tonite

Thanks for your comment, it seems a lot of folks like this one room school educated old person, you know I am not really saying th at modern education is not good, all I am saying is t hat for sure something seem left out, something that is really important, like my remarks above.
I do enjoy posting and using a computer, and having said t hat, I remember quite well when one was placed I n my office, and you know what really helped me, was that I had taken a commercial course in grade 12 and I knew my key board, I could not believe my highly educated boss using one finger as he struggled to create a memo!!!
I don't like being hard on him, and I don't mean to he was a good person, a good researcher, and taught me how t o look at old photographs, especially in the background to pick out I mportant details
I guess the education system had to omit something to make room for all the new information being created

Sorry for the errors, but it seems the iPad thinks it needs to change some of my grammar

By the way Before I leave, I have some connection with San Diego, my mother came. From there many moons ago, my father as a young man went out to help rebuild San fransico after the earthquake destroyed a good part of it they met and the rest is history

Richard casselman
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Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #35891 01/24/21 02:46 AM
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Hello everyone to nite

Well hunkering down here trying to evade the virus, and the frigid weather, having lots of time on my hands I finished downloading some more of my historic millwrighting restoration projects that were handed to me in order to maintain ucv's 1865 water powered Muley sawmill
Go to tools for sale to see a further explanation if you are interested in that subject
I always felt drawn to the hewing aspect of early pioneer life, and realized that without those tools and ability to use them construction of homes, barns, outbuildings, mills of all types, shops, and t he list goes on
Hewing railway ties was a big thing during those early years, and some revenue was gladly early years
The mill I elude to above had 45' 12"square sills and plates, some of the cross timbers were 20" square hewn timbers30' feet long
Enough for tonite

NH

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