6. May 2013 17:46
Recently we received this message and photo from Bailey's customer and Certified Arborist, Mark Malmstrom, regarding his Red Dawg boots. We've heard many similar stories over the years. Thank you, Mark for the message and great picture!
"I wanted to send a photo of my two pairs of Red Dawg boots. After about 8 years of hard use I decided to get a new pair - same model. The simple construction is durable and they don't get hot. The unlined leather breathes and is cooler than my light weight hikers. Great product that I would recommend to anyone looking for a high quality arborist/logging boot. When I took the newer pair in for some touch up stitching the shoe cobbler guessed that I had paid in the neighborhood of $400.
"We sometimes work in rivers and canals and get our feet wet. Because my Red Dawgs are unlined plain leather, they dry quickly - a Goretex boot that gets water in it or a lined boot will not dry while you are wearing them. However, the Red Dawgs dry out just fine and it makes a huge difference in comfort. I've also used them extensively with spurs and they are great.
"Great boot, great value."
Total Tree Care, Inc.
18. April 2013 22:21
Here at Bailey's, we sell a lot of axes. I mean A LOT of axes! Many of us employees have our own small arsenal, too. Not because we necesarily need several axes taking up space in our garages, but just because they're really cool tools, and well, when you need an axe, you NEED an axe! Because of customer requests (demand) we now carry lines from just about every manufactuerer you can think of including: Council Tool, Fiskars, Wetterlings, Husqvarna, Truper, SOG (tactical axes), Silky (hatchets), Ochsenkopf, and many more... As a tribute to the mighty Axe, we asked our senior graphic designer to create the illustration below, outlining the Anatomy of an Axe. Amaze all of your friends with this incredible, newly found knowledge by slipping phrases into your conversation like, "Yeah, yesterday I broke the haft on my axe right in the middle of the belly, but thankfully Bailey's stocks a complete line of quality replacement handles..." or "The other day I bought a new German-made Ochsenkopf. Unfortunately, I had to touch up the heel of the bit because I accidentally nicked it on a rock when I was hewing some timbers for my new log home." Enjoy.
As always, good cutting (or chopping as the case may be),
1. March 2013 01:02
Here are some updated photos from the winter of 2012 showing what the cabin looks like to date.
21. February 2013 23:41
Finally got back up to the cabin after break-up, everything looked good with the exception of a few visits from Mr. Black Bear. Bear got in and decided a couple of ventilation holes need to be added to the inside surface of the house wrap behind the siding. Only pocked 4 small holes in it that can easily be fixed with scrap pieces and tape, he also decided to take a taste from an edge of one of the clap siding boards but only a small taste. Siding looked good with no cracks from drying, even on the south wall. All of the vertical post have vertical splits in them but I figured they would check out as they dried like log houses do. Hauled the canoe up in my boat and left it at the lake for future use (a small canoe trip is needed from the main river to get to the cabin). Foundation still seems level, plan on bringing up the laser level next trip to check if there was any settling. Planning on hauling up windows and insulation when it gets in on the barge. Looking forward to milling lumber again for trimming out the windows. Will post more photos in the next couple of weeks. Maybe black bear sausage as well!
Approaching cabin in canoe from the south.
Cabin south wall.
View from cabin looking east.
14. February 2013 17:20
Got the metal on, getting things wrapped up and put away for break up. Will start working on it again in June when I can travel up by boat.
View from lake
Front of cabin
Another shot from the lake
View from main snogo trail
9 year old son Koby heading home on his Bravo
Will post more pics in June, hoping the black bears don't tear things up too bad between now and then, they will probably have fun with the house wrap on the inside.
Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 20!
31. January 2013 22:54
1x6 skip boards in place
Eave and Gable trim in place and all ready for metal.
Plan on putting metal in place on Sunday.
Snow melting on trail in front of Cabin, got in the 50's in the afternoon.
Pulled mill of the ice so it doesn't become an anchor, put it in the cabin for the summer work after break up.
Snow melting around the arctic oven, hoping to get one more weekend to get things done until June.
Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 19!
25. January 2013 00:22
Cabin Building 4/13/11
Haven't put up pics for a couple of weeks because I can't remember to bring my camera. Got all but one of the trusses done last weekend, only have one more to make in the jig. Have them up on the top plates ready for 1x skip sheeting before putting on the metal roof.
Started moving slabs of the ice and stacking them for next years fire wood. Spring is on the way, maybe 2 or 3 weekends left before traveling by snowmachine will not be possible. Great days for building now with daylight hours from 7 am to 11 pm.
Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 17!
17. January 2013 23:09
Spent 4 days up at the cabin, got all the siding up, start working on trusses next.
Logging on a spring day in Alaska.
Lunch and the cabin.
Coal the building supervisor
Slab pile is building up on the ice, need to move it off for next years fire wood before the pond thaws out.
Students get lunch down the trail from the cabin with the pellet gun. 2 Spruce hens and one rabbit.
Great weekend, hope that winter hold out at least 2 more weeks so I can get the roof in place.
Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 17!
10. January 2013 20:01
Worked on putting siding on this weekend.
House wrap installed and siding story board marks made on wall.
South wall left side done.
Right courses done up to top of window.
South wall finished with siding.
Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 16!
3. January 2013 19:37
Cabin Building Day 14
Got a couple more logs cut down ready for making siding and put the double top plates in place. Squared up the walls and braced them, ready to install house wrap and siding next weekend.
24" Big Daddy Spruce, hope that 20" chain from Baileys comes in for this one, been on order for 2 months now, should be in this week.
Top Plates installed
View from above