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Old 12-09-2007, 03:59 PM   #15
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You did great with the pictures and the wood. How great that you were able to do this and how awful that all of those homes got taken away.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:36 PM   #16
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Floors are looking real nice and I think your going to have a really nice unique look. Some great tales to tell along with your stream and what a nice way to keep your families legacy alive. Very cool!
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Old 12-09-2007, 07:51 PM   #17
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Ramps?

I'm from WV. Still live there. I'm not sure what ramps are though. I've heard of them....I think they're either (A) a wild onion or (B) a mushroom. Am I right?

I know guys who go gaga over morrels (sp?) which is a wild mushroom that grows around here certain time of the year. We used to batter them with flour and fry them. They are pretty good. There's another kind of mushroom, though, that looks pretty similar, but are poisonous. Every couple years a guy gets stomach poisoning from eating the wrong kind and has to get his stomach pumped. Fortunately I've always gotten the right ones

OK, I think ramps are a wild onion.

The only ones I really know about are the ones I used to make out of wood and block to jump my bike off of!
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:23 PM   #18
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Ramps

Yes they are in the onion or garlic family. They come up in the spring about the first week of turkey season, we always dig a mess after we turkey hunt in the morning then fry them up with eggs for breakfast. I dig my ramps in the same patch my Dad did. He found it when they ranged hogs in the mountains. In the spring they would round them up and ear mark the young pigs. They did not have camping stuff like today, they layed out along a creek with maybe a homemade quilt for cover. That same hollow is still covered with ramps today.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:33 PM   #19
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Chestnut wood

Chestnut is a hard wood to work because it is so brittle from years of drying out. My Mouthers house was built on Ferd Burells horse shoeing barn. They tore the barn down but left the creek rock foundation and the bottom beams and built the house on it. They must have salvaged as much of the lumber as they could I would say it is as least 100 years old. The black walnut works much better I have had it sawed and stacked in the barn about five or six years now. I will use it for the table as it will be much stronger and will have a nice smooth finish. By the way I really love working on the Airstream if I miss a day I feel guilty. I have only been to one ralley but I am hooked! Big time!!
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:43 PM   #20
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My husband loves the morrell mushrooms. Haven't had any for years. There are people that sell ramps all over town where we are from. All the churches have big ramp dinners. It is a big event. Yes, they are in the onion family but you can tell when someone has eaten ramps up to a week after the fact. Potent little buggers.
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:01 PM   #21
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There not so bad if you cook them in eggs or fried potatoes. But if eaten raw they have quite an ordor. One or two messes a year dose me.
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:03 AM   #22
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Ramp, I ate a mess of you last season an WV... I cannot wait till they start pushing up again. A little fried ramps and some homemade corn whiskey...
It is a shame what happened to all the mountain people. Being told they were poor and needed the Government to change their lives by giving them a check and relocating them from their ancestral hollows. Mountain people rarely went hungry and were able to produce almost everything they needed. Now most folks have no idea how to make anything. Yes WE all do benefit from the national parks, but do you think they would have been allowed to do that say, in coastal Rhode Island. "Sorry folks ya'll got go and get, we are taking over this ocean front estate to create a national park"... right.
I love your chestnut, I have about 500bf in my loft waiting for the right project to come along. I think you need to plane it as thin as possible. Chestnut in very dense. It weights more than most other species of wood. You may be adding a lot of weight without realizing. Good luck with your project and keep us informed.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:41 AM   #23
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The next panel will be the one covering the frig. as you can see it is only a thin sheet of plywood. Also I will replace the end of the kitchen cabinets. Don't know if I will keep the flip up panel or not it is not very strong but it would hold some small item's.
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:28 PM   #24
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week 3

I finished the frig pannel even put a small sleff to hold a picture of our Grandkids. Next the kitchen cabinet end then I will start on the front booth. By the way the wood at this stage has no finish Jackye will use some teak oil on it when she dose the painting {that's her department}. The interior will be some shade of white.
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:57 PM   #25
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I, too, am from WVa. I love ramps! Yum!! And how about those fiddle-head ferns? Mmmm....

Your work is great! I love all of the wood! Thank you so much for posting pictures--I am really enjoying seeing your progress.

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Old 12-12-2007, 06:47 PM   #26
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Thumbs up Great work!

I just love the floor! That is so pretty! Nice touches with the wood, it will be a one of a kind and mean a lot to you and your family cause you did it!
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:48 PM   #27
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More Pic's

Well today it is cold and windy and blowing a little snow so I have stayed in most of the day. I did take a couple of pictures one of a panel I have just done and the sink area which I am going to make a set of doors for. I think doors will be better than trying to replace the original roll up doors. After that is done all I have left is the biggest job of all building a front booth that makes into a bed. I've been putting it off because I don't know how I will go about it yet. I will search the post's and try to get some idea's.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:25 AM   #28
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Well I bit the bullet and went to Walmart and got a camera so maybe it won't be so long between posts now. I have finished my sink doors and also the pantry doors so it would all match. Jackye painted the living area an off white and it looks much brighter now the old brown color was so depressing. The sink doors have been finished with teak oil and a top coat of poly I haven't got to the pantry doors yet you can tell they are a lot lighter. I made a chestnut paper towel holder to replace the metal one that was there. We hope to get our drapes done before the Springsteen rally time will tell I guess. This Airstream redo business takes a lot of time because you want to make sure you do it right so allow extra time for your projects.
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