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Shaft Log, We Got All Black And White To Do It.
Sometimes in life, the old way is the best way. Timeless work is work that knows there just is no better way to do it regardless of modern stuff. Such is the case of drilling the shaft log hole. After burning through about 4 feet of 12×12’s I had to call in the expert. George Butler. And man oh man, did he deliver. Bad / good jokes and all. He used old tools, and just kept at it.
Just watching him work is a gift. Yes, watch! I had messed up enough. So enjoy today, I chose Black and White because, sometimes timeless is best captured in tones.
Here is a short video …also in color to get what is involved. 3 sets of old man eyes.
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George is da man!
That half inch drill motor is a thing of beauty, even though a beast to handle. Great update
LOVE that fact that you have a guy ready to unplug the drill when she fetches up!
That has to come from a painful experience.
Cheers to the old skool ways! Love the toggle switch on the drill instead of a modern safety trigger switch. If that drill and auger bit could talk and regale us in the past jobs it performed.
Big job, right guy, right tools, right helpers…rock on!
John in Va.
All righty then!!
Brings back memories of when I drilled the hole for the Torpedo.
Nice to see it being done by a pro. I could have loaned you the attached tool. and you’d still be drilling. 😀.
Seasoned by decades of experience. – it’s amazing to watch old- school masters at work.
And its sad we are losing these masters as the years go by, so does there expertise. I spent my Sunday sharpening my friends chain saw, adjusting the chain slack, cutting 2 trees too close to their mom’s house they were afraid to cut down for fear of hitting the house. These are simple skills you would think people who own a saw would learn when you have so many trees on your lot. It did get me free beers at the local craft brewery though. So not a total loss of a day.
Now I am thinking twice about getting a colonoscopy.
It always pays to have the right tools and operators.
As long as it’s not. DR. VINNY KUMBATZ. I think you’ll be fine.
I am envisioning the header picture with Dr. George at the drill and Nurse Wayne watching on with that damn grimace on his face
Things you don’t want to hear when you go in for you colonoscopy:
Patient, “Where should I hang my pants?” Doctor, “Right over there next to mine.”
Patient in for prostate check as he bends over gurney: “I’m just a little nervous.”
Doctor: “Nothing to be nervous about unless you feel both hands on your shoulder”
Who is the man that can drill a shaft log hole, man?
You’re damn right
Reminds me of using my father’s old Thor brand of heavy duty drill when I was building waterfront steps with bridge timbers. My neighbor was making fun until he saw how well it was made and how well it performed! So good to see craftsman ply their trade! Wish they taught more of this!
It is sure nice to see a pro work like that. I’ve got one of those older all cast aluminum 1/2 inch chuck drills. Tried to use it to rotate the internal on a 4 cylinder engine. Instead it rolled the whole engine block and all right off my small table. Crashing to the floor. I don’t know how I did not get hurt. Second most powerful drill motor I’ve ever seen. The 3/4 inch chuck drill motor I sold. Watched my father take a steel plate in the gut when the drill bit stuck on that one. I could just barely lift it.
Now that was really something. Love love love it.
This was such a fascinating satisfying read. Love the old school way. Great post. Can’t wait to see the next step.