Double Diamond Ranch

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. jon-monon

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    Lookin' Sweet Babe!

    :D :D :D
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks for the encouragement folks. Cardboard is really easy to work with. If you haven't tried it yet please do.
    The bunkhouse/stable is coming close to completion.

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  3. interurban

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    You know Robin , one of these days I will "have a go"
    You are THE insperation my friend, I have followed all your buildings,, great stuff!!;)
  4. spitfire

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    Wow!

    Fantastic Robin!!!!!! I love watching these buildings take shape! You say cardboard is easy to work with which leads me to ask a question. When you make those thin strips, how do you avoid having them curl as you're cutting? What's your secret, hmmm?

    cheers
    Val
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks folks
    Val cardboard tends to have a grain in that it bends easier one way than the other so cut strips the way the cardboard doesn't bend easily. Next make a light cut first then cut two or three times instead of trying to cut through with one cut. That should stop the curl.
  6. Drew1125

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    Another awesome piece of craftsmanship, Robin!
    Your work continues to be more refined...each project reaches beyond the one before!
    Very, very impressive!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  7. Clerk

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    Charlie....Thanks for saying that. I am speachless
  8. Greg Elems

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    A very good project you have going here. I really have enjoyed it and may take the dive and try some cardboard building myself. One note though, "I sure wouldn't want to sleep in that bunk house over the stables." The smell would sort of kill a good nights sleep IMHO. :D :D :D But then the PBL's can't smell a thing anyway so it doesn't really matter. :D

    Greg
  9. Matthyro

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    Greg, I guess the cowboys smell worse than the horses so Maybe the horses will complain.:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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    ROFLMAO, that's a good one. Especially if they take all their cowboy boots off at once. :D :D

    Greg
  11. RailRon

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    Phew!!! :eek: Robin, I hope you don't model the smell, too! :D :D :D

    Robin, when you announced you'd build a ranch, I expected something very different. At least for us here in Europe 'The Ranch' is something built out of wooden logs, it's small and all on one floor - in short, we have the picture of the typical Western movie ranch firmly implanted. But on second thought it seems logical that there must be much bigger ranches. Did you follow a typical Canadian prototype?

    Your handiwork surprises me one more time, Robin. Like Val I admire your ability to cut such long, straight cardboard strips. I also have that curl-up problem - seems that I am not patient enough and took too heavy cuts. Thank you for one more valuable hint!

    And I am very curious, how the whole ranch will look when it is finished!

    Ron
  12. Matthyro

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    I am trying to make a wind driven water pump like the ones dotting the farm country.
    I started with a jig to make the four sides of the tower.

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  13. Matthyro

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    I cut the "fan" out of paper. Each blade is 10degrees

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    Hoo boy - here we go again!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe you're actually going to scratchbuild an old-fashioned windmill. Bet it's going to be fantastic Robin!

    Thanks for the tip on cutting curl-free cardboard.

    cheers
    Val
  15. Matthyro

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    Well my ISP has been down again but looks like I can post again so here goes.
    The frame work of the tower

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    Assembeled tower

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  17. Matthyro

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    The completed unit ready to start pumping water.

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  18. Matthyro

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    The Double Diamond logo mounted over the entry way.

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  19. Clerk

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    That looks oky doky Robin
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    Robin that's all looking really great! A couple of questions:
    1- When the windmill is put in use won't the water dissolve the cardboard??? :p :D
    2- A ranch that big will need at least several hundred head of cattle to look right and that can cost a fortune for those little plastic ones, are you going to build the herd out of cardboard also????????? :p :D
    3- Are you planning on a saloon and "house of ill repute" in town so the cowpokes will have a place to spend their hard earned paycheck??????? :p :D