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Lite4
01-17-2009, 07:50 PM
Since I am looking for a job, I have been gathering up some of my past work pics and found these ones. This is one of the entryways I built for a mountain development about 11 years ago. The logs are Tamarack. I spent about 2 weeks with a draw knife and chainsaw getting them stripped and notched for assembly. I gathered all the river rock for the walls down at the nearby creek with a strong back and empty skid steer bucket. That's me setting the stone.

Lite4
01-17-2009, 07:55 PM
The finished entryway. There are a total of 3 large entrys. 2 with this design and one with a different style. I will see if I can find those pics.
Here a couple of small signs too.

bigviclbi
01-17-2009, 09:38 PM
Really awesome work on all the pics. I gotta get my a$$ out that way someday out here in Southern NJ we don't even have hills.

Lite4
01-17-2009, 09:46 PM
Thanks, Yeah we have some really beautiful country out here. We are very lucky.

LindblomRJ
01-17-2009, 10:05 PM
I miss the mountains.

STL Ponds and Waterfalls
01-17-2009, 11:12 PM
Out of the creek....we have to pay $200+ a ton for those babies.

Lite4
01-18-2009, 11:04 AM
I know, we were blessed with some beautiful marbled river rock.

Supertiger
01-18-2009, 11:19 PM
You wont be out of work long. every picture you posted is some of the best work Ive seen and inspires me to do better work. especially the water features.

JB1
01-18-2009, 11:24 PM
[QUOTE=Firefly Prof. Lighting;2705277]Thanks, Yeah we have some really beautiful country out here. We are very lucky.[/QUOT


got any pics of houses in that development, and what kind of price range are they. and lot size. that is a beautiful area.

Lite4
01-19-2009, 12:45 AM
yeah, I will have to dig them up but most of the log and cedar homes sitting on the 2 acre parcels there are between 350 and 450k. When I was clearing the timber and determining the lot layouts we uncovered some incredible homesites with views that would knock your socks off. The largest lot is 24 acres on it's own little mountain top with 360 degree views. The property is bordered by BLM (Bureau of land managemant) public land on 2 sides. Every day there are huge herds (100-150) elk that wander down onto the meadows of the ranch and inbetween the homes. There are also a ton of Mule and white tail deer, wild turkeys, black bear and mountain lion on the property and adjoining land. It is incredibly beautiful country. You can probably do a web search on it. It is called Crosstimber Ranch, in garden valley, Idaho.

Lite4
01-19-2009, 12:49 AM
You wont be out of work long. every picture you posted is some of the best work Ive seen and inspires me to do better work. especially the water features.

I hope your right. I have applied to all the major companies here in my area as well as a bunch in Portland , Seattle, Phoenix and San Diego. It is just a bad time of year to be job hunting in the landscape industry. Hopefully something soon.
Thanks for the nice comments. I love this kind of work.

LindblomRJ
01-19-2009, 01:02 AM
Tim you have the right attitude about it and that along with the skill will take you a long way. Things might be rough for a while but keep your chin up and never give up.

You like the work, you do a great job. I agree with Supertiger

Lite4
01-19-2009, 01:04 AM
Tim you have the right attitude about it and that along with the skill will take you a long way. Things might be rough for a while but keep your chin up and never give up.

You like the work, you do a great job. I agree with Supertiger

Thanks very much Ryan, I appreciate that!

Lucky Star Lawn Care
01-19-2009, 05:00 AM
yeah, I will have to dig them up but most of the log and cedar homes sitting on the 2 acre parcels there are between 350 and 450k. When I was clearing the timber and determining the lot layouts we uncovered some incredible homesites with views that would knock your socks off. The largest lot is 24 acres on it's own little mountain top with 360 degree views. The property is bordered by BLM (Bureau of land managemant) public land on 2 sides. Every day there are huge herds (100-150) elk that wander down onto the meadows of the ranch and inbetween the homes. There are also a ton of Mule and white tail deer, wild turkeys, black bear and mountain lion on the property and adjoining land. It is incredibly beautiful country. You can probably do a web search on it. It is called Crosstimber Ranch, in garden valley, Idaho.


Sounds like heaven.. More amazing work.

Venturewest
01-22-2009, 09:54 AM
Very nice Tim. Laying that river rock looks really fun. I didn't know you were a mason too. I like your large log work also. My brother in CO built an entire cabin hand peeled and hand notched by himself so I can appreciate the work that went into the entrance.

If I worked in that setting I would never want to go home.

I saw you mentions several states you applied for, have you considered Colorado at all? There are some award winning companies hiring.