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Newfoundland Two Wheel Inn & Campground under construction

Discussion in 'Canada' started by skibum69, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Only a couple of little projects left , one being the stairs. Seeing as I have spruce floors upstairs and down I figured I'd tie them together with larch stairs, what Verne around here was juniper. Really nice grain.

    These will be for the risers.
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    Because of the difference in colour I'll alternate pieces from both planks.
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    It's very different than spruce so I think it will look kind of neat.
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    I have 2 logs sitting outside waiting to get milled into 2" slices to do the treads. I'm waiting for the wood to dry out a little more before I do then I can get this done.

    The rest of the logs will be milled 3/4"x5 1/2" to finish the chicken coop. One quality of larch is very high rot resistance.
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  2. Cal

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    That Larch has a wild flat grain similar to Ash, I love your small tight knot spruce floors
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  3. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    5 coats of Verathane, look how dark the wood goes over time compared to the new almost white. I love how it ages. Plus this local stuff is cheap.
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    So different to the larch which I love.
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  4. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    Its cheap because it looks like no lengths are over 4 ft?
  5. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    That is true, they market that spruce for cabins etc, it's not their higher end stuff. But I have to say I really like how it all laid out and it looks good to me. It's an old house, I have no interest in trying to make anything perfect and nothing is square except the beams I put in.:lol3
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  6. MikefromNL

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    NL juniper is almost a purple colour too for the first 10 minutes when you mill it.
    Its the best finishing wood that grows in NL I think, except maybe for the witchhazel/ yellow birch. I did a whole cabin in it (floors, stairs, cathedral ceiling) some yeats ago and it looked great.

    Hey Mikey the place is looking good! I hope I can pop by for a visit when I'm allowed to come home next!
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  7. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    I should see if I can be at the mill to watch it getting done. I dropped off a few spruce sticks to him today and we were talking about it. He's saying to wait until it gets cold and dry then we'll go at it. Super stoked thinking about it!

    Looking forward to seeing you getting a trip home. Bring your gear you can take one of my bikes out but I just lost a muffler off the R65 yesterday and a 2 trips back looking for it do not turn it up. Dammit more things I can't afford!
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  8. 2dogs1cat

    2dogs1cat Cole Harbour Kid

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    Hey, if it goes ahead, are you going to have a booth there to promote your Moto bicycle B&B campground?
    https://www.horizonsunlimited.com/e...MW_44-cZXwiODbhegsp7nw11BRxoVU7ut3CU#location
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  9. Cal

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  10. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    It never occurred to me to set anything up at the Horizons event but it's good idea.
  11. Angry Pete

    Angry Pete RIP Speedy

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    So, how's the project going?
    International travel could be back on the cards for us next year.
    So, after seeing "Come From Away" today, a bit more research on Gander and surrounds followed.
    I'd imagine the best time of year to visit would be June-Sept, is bike hire available. Any other information about your island you can part with?
    Pete
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  12. KevinZucht

    KevinZucht Been here awhile

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    One ski bum to another.....on my next Xcross can trip I will stop in ...chat bikes n Pow.
    Kevin,,,Advmoto
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  13. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Hi Pete, I just stopped at the Silent Witness Memorial in Gander yesterday on my way across headed for the ferry which was cancelled last night, today and tonight. Fingers crossed the early crossing tomorrow goes ahead.

    That regiment states that that crash killed more members in a single day than any day of combat in any war. The list of names on the plaque is very long.

    I would say July to September, being from Oz you might not be used to chilly weather. Sorry no bikes for hire on the island but if you’re coming from that far away maybe you could use one of mine? What do you ride at home? What do you like?

    For a good bit of local Moto insight why don’t you wander over to our local adv forum? I’m on there every day too. https://ridetherock.com/index.php

    What else do you want to know? As for us we’re just chillin waiting it all out. I just need to do the stairs when I get home from work in a few months.

    Hey Kevin, the only skiing I got this year were a few runs on the ridge on the back of town. I can ski and surf in my back yard same day! Drop by for a beer and some good conversation out in the shed.
  14. barko1

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    Bummer about the ferry, looks like plenty of rain and wind. I have been hoping for the borders to open even though I now live 3600 miles from St. John's. Been there and across Labrador a couple of times and may get back again. I'd likely be hauling a 20' camper caravan, got room :scratch.
  15. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    We could fit a 20' camper in the driveway for a little while.:D
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    Hope things open by fall, I'm all immunized and ready. $800 round trip on the ferry but I like the rock!
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    We'll see what fall brings, we're hoping to go to Cromag in Vermont in September after running the Trans Taiga. Also hoping they put the Argentia ferry back on, running across the island gets old.
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  18. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    A great thing about the Rock is the welcomeness and freedom to camp just about anywhere. Along just about any brook, river, pond you can stop and camp.
    Skibum lives a couple hundred meters from crashing waves beating up on the beach and tumbling rocks. And there's a little road to make your way down to the ocean. Nice spot to hang out for an evening as well.


  19. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Thanks for the plug. I too think it's a lovely place to sit and chill for as l long as you need. Right now I'm bummed I'm missing the flowers.
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  20. KevinZucht

    KevinZucht Been here awhile

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    Last year was a write off for long trips...and maybe so this summer, BUT, when we can travel/road trip again......like the last xcross Canada trip just for coffee....hmmmm The Rock calls! You can count on it...we will talk edges,wax,skis and bindings, bikes and ...screech! OK maybe a cod tongue or 2 me son. As long as yuoz stays where your at I'll come wherez your too.
    Flyinguy
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