Dock project is moving along… have most of my lumber for decking and skirting and the stringers are cut, peeled and drying. I say MOST of the lumber, because I’m a little short of cedar decking.
On Tuesday, I Paul T. and I cut up about 40 logs, 1/2 cedar and 1/2 spruce with his portable Wood Mizer sawmill. the pile seemed pretty big to begin, but as the day progressed, I knew there would not be enough, so I spent some time cutting and skidding more trees with my wheeler. At the end of the day, there was not enough cedar, so I spent 1/2 of the day yesterday at work cutting and skidding the few trees that would be suitable for the balance of the dock.
By the way, last week, I cut my knee with my chainsaw and had to get it stitched up. Stitches are still in, but I think I’ll take them out tomorrow or Saturday. The Doc. said to come back to get them out after 10 to 14 days, but I’ve taken out stitches before and can do it again. Yesterday, while cutting a log, 20 feet long and 24 inches at the butt, it fell on my foot, smashing it against the ground. After 3 hard upward jerks on my leg I was able to get it out, but thought it may be broken. I dreaded going into the emergency room again, possible seeing the same doc that sewed my other leg last week, AND having no insurance made me even more reluctant. Feels pretty good today though, so I guess it must not be broken.
Wow, not much happening around here as far as fishing for lake trout goes with all of the prep work going on.
Still waiting for parts for new boat and working on the dock at Lac La Belle. We are about 1/2 done with the dock and plan to have it done by June 1st. Will be cutting the decking tomorrow from logs that we cut and piled in the past week. Hired a local with a Woodmizer portable saw mill and will meet him there tomorrow to help with sawing.
Cribs are full of rock, water pump for sinking posts is ready to roll, generator is standing by to provide power and the stingers are all decked and peeled, drying in the sun so they will not be too heavy when it comes time to lift in place.
I’ll have some picts after tomorrow to post on the progress. In the meantime I have to delay fishing, but I’ll make up for it in June, July and August fishing for lakers at Stannard Rock, manitou island and Isle Royale.
If the weather cooperates, maybe get out this Wednesday and/or Saturday.