Special thanks to Tiago for all his help.
What did you do to protect the color of the wood?
Even though we used tung oil, Dan, the cedar went from that brilliant red/scarlet/purple hue to a more muted rusty color within a couple of months. The best way to bring out the color again would be to plane the flat and tung oil it again.The color is nuts, isn’t it?
Very nice Rick.
Thanks Ron! Miss seeing you around–how about those Red Sox?
Now that’s just cool! I need one of those carts.
I would love to put a sail on The Grasshopper and go cross country in it, John! Leverage is a verrrr cool thing…
Good mix of stone and timber. I have a small UK version of that barrow and find it very handy – I can shift logs it would be impossible t lift.
Thanks for saying, Richard. There was really no other option to wheel out the storm-damaged cedar tree–we had very limited access. The Grasshopper was a perfect tool for the job. We used tire chains to hang the granite blocks from when we got to the site as well. I’m fairly certain that this is basically the same tool which Moxon describes as a “drug”– “…like a low narrow Carr. It is used for the carriage of timber, and then is drawn by the handle by two or more men, according as the weight of the timber may require” (Moxon’s Mechanic Exercises, p 125, s-12, “House-Carpentry”). Good to hear from you!
Awesome photo journal Rick! And a super cool project. Miss seeing you guys!!
We miss you too, Jenn. Hey to Paul for us. Our oak supply is getting a little scarce, and I lost my favorite Gurney’s pencil. I think a visit soon is in order!
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