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"norm abram" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind

Stuff To Blow Your Mind

08:02 min | 5 d ago

"norm abram" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind

"All right. Here's another listener. Mail this incomes to from james dear robert joe longtime second time. I'm writing in because of your listener. Mail nightmare key episode rob mentions a particular relaxing miniature painter on youtube a but doesn't mention them by name. I'm almost certain. I know who you're talking about. But he definitely deserves the shoutout. Is it guber town. Hobbies brent manages to combine knowledge of miniature and many jason hobbies with a laid back tone similar to norm abram on this old house. Great sunday morning coffee time programming. Guber town shout out to him. Anyway he's great. Whomever you were referring to totally deserves a mention and i'm sure portion of your audience would love their content anyway. Love all the shows you to do sorry to to harass you about youtubers. Keep doing what you're doing all the best james for michigan Well thanks james. So it's not guber town hobbies. But i looked them up and they look. They look very interesting. Dig the vibes. So i'm going to have to subscribe to that channel I thought i may be named dropped this individual here. It is again anyway The main one i was talking about is this guy named sarah s. o. r. a. s. t. r. o. and He does these these Youtube videos where he's painting models from star wars legion but also from the lord of the rings games and a marvel game various stuff and i just find him very relaxing and and also very informative for the hobby. But i also really liked some other videos. That i've seen the official war hammer videos that covered basics like painting pale flash and so forth. I found those super super good and very informative. There's also a guy from australia named as or poor p- It's also very helpful. A little more high energy but also just very helpful content for anyone out there who's either learning miniature painting for the first time or looking to make gradual improvements in their mini painting game. I'm only getting a keyhole view into this world. I have no idea. That's a great thing is that now it's there. I mean this is one of the great things about youtube and the internet. 'cause like when my when i was a kid i remember. My dad had these magazines about painting all and yeah. There were hobby stores. You could go to but but it seemed like it was a lot it would have been a lot harder to pick up like all the little tips at the trade and now you can watch these videos and you know they'll they'll list out the things you need they'll show you could actually watch you know like a through. There is really there painting I find it very helpful. Youtube is such an interesting and highly divergent force in our world. I mean it is. It is so great and so terrible youtube great and terrible. Yeah i mean it's got. Some of the absolute worst of us can find on youtube. But but then there's great stuff like i mentioned the ants candidate page recently. Might my son's been super into that like he's super into ans- now like he's he's he's telling me things about aunts that i that i didn't know you know and we've done content about ants in the last year but he's he's still busting out ant species and and wowing me with it and it's you know it's from mute. He's learning these things. I tell them to stay out of the comments. Just do not look golic down. Oh gosh even if it's about ants. I'm sure there's some there's some horrible stuff in the past all right. This next message comes to us from blair. It is about our. I think we ran a volt episode about Yes blair says. Hi robert and joe. I was listening to the recent volt episode about common muto. I guess we did And it got me thinking about the recent viral popularity of sea shanties for context though. I'm sure it was hard to avoid hearing about this. Bizarre trend a scottish mail carrier recently uploaded video of himself singing a shanty on the video. Sharing service tiktok which inspired many other users to layer their own videos on top of his to create impressive harmonies. Sea shanties served to keep sailors working in sync. While performing grueling physical labor aboard sailing vessels each song was designed to complement a particular repetitive task. For example the song blow the man down was used to keep sailors in time. While hoisting topsail. I would speculate that sailors singing. These traditional shanties would have felt a great feeling of communal oneness. These call and response songs while working on a common and challenging task. I also wonder how much calmer mood applause into viral internet trends. More broadly once given trend to get big enough to become a thing. I imagine that many new contributors are motivated by the feeling of being a part of a larger movement. Thank you for making such equality show. I listened to your shows as soon as they hit my feet. I love weird house cinema. And y'all have turned me onto some amazingly weird movies to torment my fiance with all the best blair I guess i. I was only in the vegas since. Peripherally aware of the tiktok Sea shanty thing. I think i realize. I'm just like i've mostly extracted myself from social media these days. So there's a lot going on on the internet that i'm just not aware of i didn't know about this until Staff bear did a bit on it. Yeah but it's it's cool. I saw the footage of the different layer sea shanty singers. And it's kinda neat. They're not doing any manual labor in it should be stressed well. There's one thing that. I don't think we actually talked about in the common episode or if we did i forgot about it. Which is the potential feelings of reciprocal communal trust. That are often forged just by labor by like working together with people on a project. Which in certain circumstances can can easily create division and strife but there. I guess it depends on what type of project it is and what the people working on it with you or like. There's some projects that you just really. Naturally i bring people together with With bond projects that are like Conceptually simple but physically difficult Yeah yeah i mean look certain. Length basic yard can be like that. Like i'm thinking of like Like church service projects. we like. Go in and help somebody you know with the needs their yard cleaned up for the fall or they need ice scraped up in the winter. That sort of thing can be very rewarding. You know you're not. You're not doing anything that's necessarily you know. conceptually hard to to deal with You know like it's pretty basic what you need to do. You need to pick up a bunch of leaves or something of that nature but Yeah it can bring you together and can be can be challenging. And yeah you kind of emerged from it Bonded i guess. That's why you see W- for for a variety of reasons workplaces sometimes do service projects. But now you can see it definitely as a as a way to build these bonds among the various employees. Yeah feeling the kind of work that's more apt to cause division between people is that which like is a which could be accomplished through varying different strategies in it's not exactly clear which strategy is the best one. Yeah yeah and i guess you can run into that even with stuff like raking leaves if you saw really firm about it. And they're like no. This is the way you have to pick up to rakes and use them like clause That sort of thing. That's that's a stupid method. I've tried it what you what have you have. The special like freddy krueger. Rakhine thinks that you can get. I couldn't know those things are a scam all right. I haven't really tried them. But they look kinda neat like they did marketing. Because they're like. Hey you know that thing. That isn't all that fun. Here's the vague. Promise that it could be fun. If you bought our clause you could do it with whole cans. Yeah yeah i. i'm kidding. By the way. I was just trying to create some unnecessary division. I'm sure if you enjoy using the scoop hans that's fantastic all right. What's wrong way to rake folks now our apologies to blair's fiance regarding word how cinema but this is a great segue.

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"norm abram" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

03:45 min | Last month

"norm abram" Discussed on KOMO

"It's a Northwest lifestyle weekend on Comeau News inside out with Tammy Michaels continues. We do continue and mark were on. I think that we certainly got people's attention to call and we've already gotten through a number of calls. So let's get these questions in. We want to keep these phones ringing. And right now it seems like there's gonna be we're gonna be able to get to these calls before the end of the half hour and then get two calls in the other half hour of the show, and man, these phones just jam up. Mark, Can you please give out her phone numbers? Here are the phone numbers You can dial Tammy's here till noon. By the way to all. 6421 1000. That's all of Seattle Western Washington is 877397 56 66, Tammy. We're gonna get a Jacqueline and she has a question about a fire insert, But I don't want Nick to hang up because he has such a fantastic question. Jacqueline. Jacqueline moved. Oh, good. We're going. No, I don't mean good. I hope Jacqueline calls back with. Nick's question is fascinating to me. Hi, Nick. How can I help you? I wanted to know, getting ready, possibly in the near term to move to another state, and we may end up purchasing an older home. And how could we get some good leads relative to Of contractor also somebody like yourself in the kitchen and bathroom. Modification and that sort of thing. What would be some just a brief guidelines? As you would say, Is there some kind of a list that somebody puts out? That's in the nationally or something? Maybe we're going in the possible to the Ohio area. Oh, you move. I used to live in Ohio were Are you Cincinnati? Okay? Yes. Great area. And, uh, s O and an older home. It's interesting because I lived for about four years. Three years and Granville, Ohio, which is where Denison University is few minutes outside of about 40 minutes outside Columbus, and I loved it. Ohio is fantastic in a gorgeous state. So congratulations on that move, And the other thing I did is I bought an old house that I had to gut the whole thing. It was like, Ah, house that was built pre civil war. And I loved that project so much. It makes me want to get another old house. Although I did interview Norm Abrams, this old house and he wrote a book, nor may burn this new house and I asked him why? And he said, Because I know what goes into all the problems of renovating Hold house. So these are great questions. So here's what we tell you to do wherever you move to. Your best friend is going to be your local lumber yard. And I'm not kidding. And when I say lumber yard, I really mean where do the contractors go for their framing lumber? Where did they go for roofing materials. Where do the plumbers go? So the good news is Ferguson, for example, is a national company will be able to find them wherever you go. But they're not super great about giving you the names of The plumbers or things like that, because they cater to all plumbers. They don't want to show favoritism. That's why this is the best way. Also box stores, So when you move, they're all states and forgive me. I can't remember what the box store was in Ohio. That was very much like Fred Meyer. But they also have great ideas. So I'm going to tell you lumber yards wherever you live here or there. Done. Lumber unfortunately, stopped giving out names. But other lumberyards here do it's my best go to. And then I tell you my new opinion about home advisor when we come back.

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"norm abram" Discussed on WEEI

WEEI

08:19 min | 6 months ago

"norm abram" Discussed on WEEI

"Become a whole studiously you can't pick him is your favorite. Roger Cook. He just seemed so down to Earth. They're all good. Norm Abram, Norm Abrams seems to be a little fussy, though. That's the only thing about him and I wanted to get real quick. Pierre. No, I want to get my brother in law a gift. I wanted to have a signed picture of Norm Abram. And he already had the picture assigned by Norm Abram. Sorry. Yeah, I know. You gotta figure it out 855 to 1 to four. CBS coming up in just about 20 minutes. Yeah, we'll talk. I'll get into this big 10 things. It's just folks that doesn't make any sense and Bill better going to join me here in just about an hour. The MBA. If when I get people who all last week Well done with the MBA. I'm done with the MBA. Guys. I'm done with the embassy. Then I listen to the network. Thickener DEA showing no D A's fabulous that I mean that sincerely but I listen, I'm calling to geld. And I listen to call him to J. R. Late at night because I never sleep. I can't believe it's the same callers calling in be upon Saturday, saying, I was done with the MBA been a fan and out done, and then they're saying Now they're done with the NBA's You've been watching paying attention. Somebody's been paying attention. Have somebody else sent me tweets. Can you gotta worry about these players? You guys, you sit there and you defend these players. They have to play for you. You're listening to the show. Right now. You're tweeting the show right now. And I cannot help but say If if you're, uh if you're on the quote unquote other side, which I think a lot of people are kind of somewhere in the middle. I want to understand where I live. Personally. I have a black man who lives on the left of me. I have a police officer who lives on the right of me. I can't claim to walk a mile in either of their shoes. That is quite literally where I live, and I think a lot of us are probably a little bit there. I want to understand my neighbor to the left. I don't want to understand my neighborhood, right? Cause I think both people right now. Think that when they get in the car and leave, they may never come home. And they're both pretty nervous about the situation. And so I try to understand. And I do believe that the majority of Americans are probably I hope it like me. Hey, let's can we can we? Can we come together on something here? I don't like seeing this on my television. I don't like seeing this. I don't like hearing this. I don't like I don't like having to hear about people being shot and killed and and people being shot seven times. And, yeah, you know what? From what? I'm reading here, and I told you guys that the getting of the show I don't want to go off and everything I read on the Internet because half of it, I think it's fake anymore. Well, for what? I'm reading a guy and a great guy, doesn't he needs to be shot seven times. And yet I don't know why he's going back to his car, either because I've seen the Georgia Highway Patrol video myself. That's terrifying in its own right. So we got a fight. Folks there is gonna have to be some sort of medium with one side is not gonna win in this quote unquote argument this fight. There's gonna have to be a medium not even happy. There has to be something that meets in the middle where we live as Americans and we push forward on this forward. Cause I can't keep going back and doing this. It loses steam every time. We did this in June. We're doing this now and in late August or early September. What are we going to do this fall? What I'm going to do next year. There has to be some progress it sometimes. So if if it takes athletes if it takes coddled millionaires, saying something And and walking off the floor in a boycott for the evening. No, I didn't expect them to quit their jobs. I wouldn't expect you to quit your job either. Then. Fine, Yes. If I start to get the message that way, then then we'll be better then we will be better. I don't have to agree. I have to understand. I don't have to fully 100% join your side. I have to be able to understand a little bit of what you're going through. And that's both with black men in America and with the police. 855 to 1 to four. CBS 855 to 1 to 42 7 Back to the phones. Ah, Gunnar Appleton, Wisconsin, You're next up on CBS Sports radio Go. Morning pot of coffee and enroll in today. Um, just, um, just a thought as I've been going around today. We have pro sports in America. It's not just America. It is global. And we're preaching social injustice here in America. Okay? Yes, absolutely. Now we can walk off the court. We can get the practice. We can have these meetings. What is it going to get done? I don't know. But I want more. I want you to say, Hey, we're globally connected. So Let's look where, Where's our stuff where one of my endorsing were at my product that I'm endorsing where they made where they're being sold? Start over there also. I mean, country x Y z whatever you want. I'm glad I'm going to stay with me. Stay with me. I'm glad you brought this up. I'm glad you brought this up because I because I brought this up last time, and I'm glad you thought of it this time, because I don't want to leave this out there. The MBA. Definitely I don't care. And people could say, Well, all of a sudden the right decided that they cared about China all of a sudden done on me to make it any better know the MBA doesn't need to address what's going on because of your little guys for wing basketballs and kids heads. You say? Well, that's their customer over there. I'm sorry, but this is what we do here. This is the N B. A. This is supposed to be a global practice. And anybody in the MBA knows that That's wrong, too. Sorry. Go ahead. That's a double standard. I won't accept my cheque here. But wherever else my stuff, get my endorsements wherever it's made, blah, blah, blah. And it's across all sports. Even even Mr Kaepernick go to Phil Knight at Nike saying, Hey, Where this is being made. I don't agree with what they're doing and take it even a step further. What? What can I do to bring production or whatever back here in an area where we could use No jobs for and make a program for people not to pick on Detroit. But say the city of Detroit work with those people there. I mean that there's so much more that could be done in just in the double standard. I mean, I'm sorry that it's frustrating, but it's OK. You mean, it doesn't matter. You're trying to make a point. I'm getting your point. Gunner. Thank you very much for the cold. No, they have to address that. And I am glad Gunnar did bring it up because you cannot. You can and you have been. We can bring up the problems that we have here, but they're also needs to be problems that are addressed overseas. At least when you're a company that is When you're an entity when you're an entity that is truly a global brand. You have to pay attention to everything that you're doing. And that is a huge thing. That's there. Do I cannot sit here and deny it Now? We want to take care of ourselves first. Yes. Do we want to take care of of each other here first? Yes. But we also want to have that outreach there because they tell you what if If I were to look at the MBA and the MBA goes, You know what you guys are right. We're going to pay attention to what's going on here in China. We can't have this. The whole kids being abused over there and our basketball camps need to end. This whole problem that we're having in Hong Kong that needs to end We need to do better with this. We need to be a better entity with this, then. Yes, that does go a little bit further. That does go a little bit further. But when you also have a lot of people who still make a lot of money, there will be people who are worried about that. And so it's a very delicate issue. Because first I think that yes, we need to focus on ourselves. Then once we get this taken here, and I don't think there's ever any point where magically get it taken care of, But once we start to really feel as if we've made some progress, and I don't know when that time comes, if we start to feel like we made some progress there Then we branch that out. It's what we've been doing since in our entire existence. We try to branch that out. But I can't say it's one sided. There's both there's two sides to it, and I think that a lot of Americans look at it and say I see what this side saying. I try to see what this site saying. I do not see what this side saying. Where can we meet in the middle on this?.

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"norm abram" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

06:22 min | 6 months ago

"norm abram" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Been watching like crazy. I don't know who to pick as my favorite Richard's great Tom's great Kevin's the host. You can't pick Kevin O'Connor is the host. You can't do that. You are. You could become a host. Obviously, you can't take him as your favorite. Roger Cook. He just seemed so down to Earth. They're all good. Norm Abram, Norm Abrams seems to be a little fussy, though. That's the only thing about him and I wanted to get real quick. Pierre. No, I want to get my brother in law a gift. I wanted to have a signed picture of Norm Abram. And he already had the picture signed by Norm Abram. Sorry. Yeah, I know. I got to figure it out 855 to 1 to four. CBS coming up in just about 20 minutes. Yeah, we'll talk. I'll get into this big 10 things. It's just folks. It doesn't make any sense and Bill better going to join me here in just about an hour. The MBA. If when I get people who all last week Well done with the MBA. I'm done with the MBA. Guys. I'm done with the embassy. Then I listen to the network. Thickener DEA showing no D A's fabulous that I mean that sincerely but I listen, I'm calling to geld. And I listen to call him to J. R. Late at night because I never sleep. I can't believe it's the same. Callers calling in be upon Saturday say, I was done with the MBA been a fan and out done, and then they're saying Now they're done with the NBA's You've been watching paying attention. Somebody's been paying attention. Have somebody else sent me tweets. Can you gotta worry about these players? You guys, you sit there and you defend these players. They have to play for you. You're listening to the show. Right now. You're tweeting the show right now. And I cannot help but say If if you're, uh if you're on the quote unquote other side, which I think a lot of people are kind of somewhere in the middle. I want to understand where I live. Personally. I have a black man who lives on the left of me. I have a police officer who lives on the right of me. I can't claim to walk a mile in either of their shoes. That is quite literally where I live, and I think a lot of us are probably a little bit there. I want to understand my neighbor to the left. I don't want to understand my neighborhood, right? Cause I think both people right now. Think that when they get in the car and leave, they may never come home. And they're both pretty nervous about the situation. And so I try to understand. And I do believe that the majority of Americans are probably I hope it like me. Hey, let's can we can we? Can we come together on something here? I don't like seeing this on my television. I don't like seeing this. I don't like hearing this. I don't like I don't like having to hear about people being shot and killed and and people being shot seven times. And, yeah, you know what? From what? I'm reading here, and I told you guys the beginning of the show. I don't want to go off and everything I read on the Internet because half of it, I think it's fake anymore. For what? I'm reading a guy and a great guy doesn't mean needs to be shot seven times. And yet I don't know why he's going back to his car, either because I've seen the Georgia Highway Patrol video myself. That's terrifying in its own right. So we got a fight. Folks there is gonna have to be some sort of medium with one side is not gonna win in this quote unquote argument this fight. There's gonna have to be a medium not even happy. There has to be something that meets in the middle where we live as Americans and we push forward on this forward. Cause I can't keep going back and doing this. It loses steam every time. We did this in June. We're doing this now and in late August or early September. What are we going to do this fall? What I'm gonna do next year. There has to be some progress it sometimes. So if if it takes athletes, predicts Cottle millionaires saying something And and walking off the floor in a boycott for the evening. No, I didn't expect them to quit their jobs. I wouldn't expect you to quit your job either. Then. Fine, Yes. If I start to get the message that way, then then we'll be better then we will be better. I don't have to agree. I have to understand. I don't have to fully 100% join your side. I have to be able to understand a little bit of what you're going through. And that's both with black men in America and with the police. 855 to 1 to four. CBS 855 to 1 to 42 7 Back to the phones. Ah, Gunnar Appleton, Wisconsin, You're next up on CBS Sports radio Go. Morning pot of coffee and enroll in today. Just, um, just a thought as I've been going around today. We have pro sports in America. It's not just America. It is global. And we're preaching. Social injustice here in America. Okay? Yes. Absolutely. Now we can walk off the court. We can skip a practice. We can have these meetings. What is it going to get done? I don't know. But I want more. I want you to say, Hey, we're globally connected. So Let's look where Where is our stuff where one of my endorsing were at my products that I'm endorsing where they made where they're being sold? Start over there also. I mean, country x y Z. What? Everyone stay with me. Stay with me. I'm glad you brought this up. I'm glad you brought this up because I because I brought this up last time, And I'm glad you thought of it this time because I don't want to leave this out there the MBA. Definitely I don't care. And people could say well of a sudden the right decided that they cared about China all of a sudden done on me to make it any better. No, The MBA doesn't need to address what's going on because you're letting guys throwing basketballs and kids heads and you say, Well, that's their customer over there. I'm sorry, but this is what we do here. This is the N B. A. This is supposed to be a global practice. And anybody in the MBA knows that that's wrong. Too. Sorry. Go ahead. That's a double standard. I won't accept my cheque here. But wherever else my stuff, get my endorsements wherever it's made, blah, blah, blah. And it's across all sports. Even even Mr Kaepernick go to Phil Knight at 90 saying, Hey, Where this is being made. I don't agree with what they're doing and take it even a step further..

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"norm abram" Discussed on Proof

Proof

10:52 min | 1 year ago

"norm abram" Discussed on Proof

"If there's one material that built this country it's would. It was fundamental the building the first homes homes from our framing and floors to shingles and it still is would build our economy it built their navy. It even helped spark the revolutionary war and settle the West but all that old growth wood. The one that started our national obsession with lumber. It's pretty much gone right. No it's not. Actually it's just been hiding every day that I go out hunting logs. It's like ca treasure hunt. It's they don't make them no more and whenever something's hard to get or impossible to get that's when everybody else it today. There's a new demand for this old Growth Lumber and a new place to find it from this old house. This is clear the story your home in a New Light. I'm Kevin O'Connor now you might not have heard the term sinker log or dead head before and those names can be as mysterious as the wood itself. We're talking about trees that were cut down a hundred and fifty two hundred years ago to fuel America's as early building boom they were dragged riverbed and sent floating downstream sawmills. Were they were cut into framing lumber flooring planks and clapboards but along the way something interesting happened. Some of this precious cargo sank. We're talking about would that's hundreds even thousands. Thousands of years old sitting on the bottom of rivers from Maine to Florida California just waiting to be discovered so both sinker logs and deadheads were cut by hand and the Telltale Acts Markings at one end are the giveaway that these are old growth wood sinkers while they just sank take. The entire log was fully submerged hidden underwater deadheads well. That's a little less straightforward some say. Dead logs got their name. Because one got snagged snagged on the rocks below the water the other end of the log popped up out of the river leaving its head dead in the water or sticking out amazingly these logs walks have been perfectly preserved and now they're an untapped source of old growth lumber for flooring furniture and fireplace mantles someone here at this old House House who shares my fascination with singer logs his our very own norm Abram. Oh Yeah it's the coolest would you're going to ever see. I never deal and work with. It's perfectly preserved which is amazing that it's been sitting down there all that amount of time. I've used it in my house because I love particularly hot pine which doesn't really Lee even grow anymore for my understanding now that the southern yellow pine is a completely different animal and grows faster. And when you think about it you know today foresters. There's who are trying to grow lumber to build houses and so forth it's all make. The trees grow fast right. These trees grew just the nature you know and they grew so slowly that the character director of them is amazing. So you mentioned your house but let's jump back. 'cause you did twenty years of building furniture for new Yankee workshop. You guys is when you build a piece of furniture selecting the would is like selecting the perfect. What the perfect wine for dinner or something like that? Like you really care about the piece of wood when you do piece. He's a furniture. That's true I mean you take as much time looking over individual boyds as you do building the project and seeing how. They'RE GONNA fit together for new Yankee Workshop Workshop. We use a lot of saved was used in buildings taken down. That was came from all timber but had been actually used for a building and we we use some that came out of the rivers as well. We actually did a whole scene where we went and showed how they actually acquire these how they'd get them up from the bottom of the rivers. What was that? That was pretty amazing especially. I was stunned by the way that these particular guys did it. They had old trailer and a little woman boat and we got it on this river and they had a diver and he went down and tied on a log that he found that he thought was going to be good enough and they slowly bring it up and wait and just aluminum boat. They have no oh ideas sort of pitch dark down there. I guess a lot of cases they just grab it and pull it up. You know we did one as well for Charleston South Carolina's beautiful Cyprus table that was is built for the dining room and we went out on the oetztal river in Carolina to have them pulled up same. Thank you know little aluminum boat couple pontoons and a winch guys putting on scuba gear ear and I'm thinking like that'd be pretty cool. Water moccasins. The fifteen on our current when you get low owing two zero visibility his ability. It's Harry staff justify the law is actually attach themselves to a file line and now the pontoon boat is literally come right up older children so they can drop the winch line. He grabbed now his challenges the near Pitch Black to get that line. Those tongs onto our law parents surfin hard to keep the boats table desk quote. Right back with the guys who do this. The guys is who actually go and find these things I mean. They're they're treasure hunters right. Yeah they're like gold miners except that's what they want to get down there. It'd be the first one to get it whether it's from a damn whether it's from a beam in an old mill building that was reused Or literally came up from the bottom of a river or lake bed. What's what's the beauty in it like? Why do you care that it's old growth for one thing? I care about it because it's the most stable kind of lumber that you can get eh properly dried and everything. It's that old growth. You look at the growth rings on a piece of timber and he kind of aboard and we knew see you can barely count them without a magnifying in glass. You're going I want that piece of wood. 'cause I know if I build a piece of furniture with that piece of wood it's GonNa last forever right. That's the beauty of it because you can't find find that would anyplace else it's gone it's gone we've cut it all it's in the rivers. Now that's where we gotta get it. so how did these logs end up on the bottom of rivers. Well we have to go back four hundred years to. When the first settlers arrived in New England there were definitely looking at cod? They were looking at beaver and they were definitely looking at trees. That's Sherry Davis. She's the executive director of the main forest and logging museum and Bradley Maine in the sixteen. Hundreds trees covered nearly fifty percent of the entire landscape. That's that's more than one billion acres of forest and the trees like the eastern White Pine were massive two hundred feet tall and forty feet around and it turns out they were the perfect would for ships because they were straight strong and light and resistant to rot by seventeen. Eighteen hundred England cut down so much of its own forests that it needed a new supply which they found here in the colonies. So what is King George. The I do well. He grabs all the biggest pines the tallest trees and anything over twenty four inches in diameter were branded for the Royal Navy. So in fact if you were found Say You you cut down something and made floorboards out of it. They found a flooring in your house. It was wider than twenty two or twenty four inches you got fined find substantially for each board. Didn't go over well. With the colonists they also needed pine to build houses and Bridges and pretty soon fighting broke out. It's it said that battles over the white pine even helped start the revolutionary war after the war America has trees and it didn't take long for the lumber the industry to get booby by the eighteen. Hundreds hundreds of sawmills line riverbanks up and down the east coast after all cities were growing. The population of New York City alone exploded from sixty thousand in eighteen hundred to more than half a million by eighteen fifty and as settlers moved west more would was needed for new homes and bridges year after year. The demand for lumber grew into feed that hunger they needed access to the trees. He's in a lot of men. Become a lot of them were farmers. They would want to make cash income over the winter. When you wouldn't have so much farm work? They put in a dollar a day and spent ninety days out in the woods in the middle of winter freezing cold conditions. Everybody's living in this one. Shed always wet socks hanging up and nobody bathing in your out there for like three months or something. It was pretty well well known to be fairly smelly. This was rough living the logging camps rebuild. All over New England Pennsylvania and Michigan and eventually the Pacific northwest to and inspired songs and folklore. Remember Paul Bunyan and Babe is blue ox tales about his strength and size made him the national hero. The stories about the giant lumberjack breaking up log jams miles long were folklore sure but the dangers of logging were very real. These guys are cutting down trees as tall as one to two hundred feet by hand. They could be crushed by a falling tree. re-cut by an axe or trampled by a horse and the danger didn't stop there once. The trees were caught. The quickest way to get the logs to a sawmill was biwater. We're talking huge locks fifteen to twenty feet long and weighing two thousand pounds or more every spring once the snow and ice melted millions and millions of board feet of lumber were tossed into raging waters for the river drives. It guy would get out there. Like his plane pixies Dixon. You push this log over and push that log over and try and sort the pile off and get it moving but sometimes it actually became so jammed up that there was no way that guy's could get it. Moving logjams were part of the deal. The rivers were curved the rocky waterfalls and there was just a sheer our number in weight of the logs rushing downstream river drivers or river pigs as they were called guys with long poles and spikes on their boots roadblocks and when they couldn't break up a logjam they tossed in a stick of dynamite so he would climb out on these logs and they were in a known to like be able to eyeball. Where would be the most likely place to set off some dynamite blow? The thing up and logs would go flying and hopefully that would break up the mass and largest are flowing again..

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"norm abram" Discussed on Proof

Proof

08:16 min | 1 year ago

"norm abram" Discussed on Proof

"We're going to be sharing an episode from our friends at this old house. They've got a new podcast. It's called clear story and we're GONNA share that in a minute but first. Here's a conversation that I had with clear story host. Kevin O'Connor one of the great things about being in the public broadcasting spheres. You get to meet some fantastic people a show that I've been watching since I was a child. Is this old house and ask this old house. I am sitting here with Kevin O'Connor host of this old house. Glad the beer so a lot of people they will watch a TV show and they think hey. I would love to be on that show or I could do that now. Several years ago Kevin. You were on on. Ask this old house as this old house has actual homeowners on an unwritten questions asking for advice help and you on on the show. I was watching that show. I remember that show so. Tell us how that all came about The short story is I grew up watching the show like a lot of people I loved it I washed washed with my dad with my brothers. GAMI interested in construction. It got me interested in old houses so when my wife and I got married we immediately set out to find the oldest oldest most rundown house we could afford knowing that we would fix it up and like a Lotta homeowners. As soon as we started that process we were like uh-huh go on. I don't know maybe I should have paid closer attention but it caused US actually during this renovation of eighteen ninety s Queen Anne Victorian. Listen to write to this old house looking from information and happen to be the first season of assets with House that letter that we wrote ended up in a television producer and they they said Hey. Can we come out. You know do a little project at your house. Couple of guys from the show came out we did. We stripped some wallpaper And we actually had another thing that never made it on TV with Tommy Silva but it was a lot of fun. I was psyched and when they left I was like all right. Wait don't go anywhere my front porch. You Me Tommy Silva picture for posterity. Never see again and I thought it was the coolest thing going on and a month later they called up out of the blue. Like hey any chance you wanna the host this whole house and ask this old house when an impression you may well. The host role is to be the KNUCKLEHEAD who asked the expert questions and they were. Apparently they're like a year definitely knucklehead. Comes old houses. So if you're willing to ask a lot of questions of Tommy Silva in Richard and Roger Norm. You can have the job so I took in the last year or two. I love it And I'm still here so my my path to television was dumb luck. Well I think. What's great is that something that stuck out during that time was how curious you are and that's why you ask the question you wanted help? And you're curious. I think anybody that buys an older home to fix it. It has to be curious or rich or because you gotta you gotTa throw one or the other. That's true but your curiosity has has now gone into the form of podcast is a great podcast clear story which has two meanings. But why don't you tell us a little bit about clear after starting the podcast. Yeah I mean it's not just my curiosity I think it is actually curiosity. That runs through all of the guys who I work with. Which you know is an ensemble and we've got carpenters and plumbers and electricians and they're really good at what they do but they're also teachers that's what makes them sort of so good on the show and and they all have? This sort of you know never ending curiosity to learn how to do things and other way Had to do better so for us when we make make the show and we renovate. There's only so much you can put on. TV Immuno this. You are always throwing stuff over the edge of the side to get rid of but they stick with Thea. And you're Kinda like Oh. I wish we had dug a little deeper. But we've only got four minutes six minutes for that segment. So clear story is an opportunity to take a deeper dive on some of the things that were familiar with around homes and renovation but it's also an opportunity to take a left turn on the things that you wouldn't expect for us to talk about and we can kind of go anywhere so long as it's interesting So long as there's a little bit of inspiration in there and so long as it sort of sheds is light this idea of a clear story window and architectural term. You know so long sheds light on the subjects and informs were in. We're GONNA talk about this episode episode that we're going to feature on proof which would dead in the water it's about A heavy title once. You tell us about that so this this is about hidden treasure so picture this. It's the sixteen hundredes people come over to this country. And what do they see. It is a vast expanse that is literally covered in trees fifty percent of this continent back then a billion acres of trees so it's a virgin forest. It's an old growth forest and they're not the trees that we think of today. I mean around here these eastern White Pines there two hundred feet tall forty feet around so it is amazing resource in abundance but then over a century to three centuries centuries we harvest and log almost all of them and we take them and we use them and so be maybe wasted them but now they're gone and then you think you'd ever going to get him back but it turns out are still a few left in this dead in the water idea is just that it's about the ones that on the way from I'm the forest to the mill sank to the bottom of the highways that are being moved over which were rivers. They cut them down in the winter. And they drag Agdam overland when it was ice on the ground and then as soon as the spring hit and the water started flowing they put him into the rivers and they floated them down to Chicago so they can get in her houses but along the way a hundreds and thousands of them sank to the bottom got caught on the bottom and near the only source that we have today really of these virgin forests. These old growth forest in there are crazy people out there who dived deep and pull him up and so this particular podcast is about that industry it is about the science behind. Why does a tree go underwater? And why is it perfectly preserved right. That's counterintuitive counterintuitive. We think of what is something that is just constantly rotting dotting just waiting to fail on us and here it is pulled up out of the water after a thousand years being submerged. And it's like brand new exactly exactly the way it was the day it was cut down and these are huge logs. The logs that built ships. Absolutely yeah I mean. We've talked to guys who have pulled them up and on the bottom of the log is a brand. It's the kings emblem rally. Be George George George. WanNa give me the tallest and straight issue peasants can have the rest. Yes so these are amazing Specimens that are highly coveted and so our particular episode in this case. This is talking about. WHO's getting them how they're getting him? The crazy guys who are diving underwater when you can't see more than two feet in front of your face risking their lives lives getting pinned underneath logs and bitten by poisonous snakes and all that to bring them to the surface And then the joy using them to being the first person that cut into them even our own master carpenter norm Abram his secret fetish that he has and You wouldn't tell us a source but he's got one in the US this stuff In a new house that he built bill. So share. Has This doggy dog world. So it's a deep dive in a very cool subject and I think people are going to marvel at what was Sir maybe be a little sad at what is but then happy again with what can be we find these things and pull them up. Well we're GONNA listen to would dent in the water and again. That's that's from the folks over at this old house and their great new podcast. Credit Story Thanksgiving.

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"norm abram" Discussed on Curiosity Daily

Curiosity Daily

08:04 min | 1 year ago

"norm abram" Discussed on Curiosity Daily

"I'm cody golf and I'm actually Hamer today. You'll learn about the type of log log that so rare and valuable people actually risk their lives looking for them from author in TV host. Kevin O'Connor then we'll answer a listener question about why you feel tired appeared after you take a long trip but satisfy some curiosity when you think about buried treasure. You probably don't think about trees ends lumber and yet dead logs are sought after because they could make you rich if you're willing to risk your life for them today to share the story is Kevin O'Connor who set of the Emmy me winning home improvement series this old house. He just wrapped the first season of his new podcast clear story which sheds light on the surprising stories behind our homes and today Kevin joins us with a brief history of dead head logs. Starting with what happened when European colonists I arrived in America hundreds of years ago when when the colonists I got here they were looking for resources and there were abundant resources. It was Virgin growth forest here in this continent Literally a billion acres of this continent of this country covered in trees and for better for worse we harvested them pretty aggressively throughout the seventeen and eighteen hundreds And in the process we took some magnificent supplies eastern white pines signs that were two hundred feet tall straight as an arrow that had been growing for one hundred years and were forty feet around we harvested them in mass those northern northern forests of Minnesota that we ship down the Great Lakes. We clear cut him. We cleaned MINNESOTA. We clear. Cut Him in Maine New Hampshire and in that process because of the era we would cut the trees down in the winter when the ground was frozen and then we get an ox to pull them across a C and snowy paths. Because how else would you move them through the mud and dirt did it. When the ground was slippery yes stack them up on the banks of rivers which were frozen but when the spring came and the snow melted and the rivers rose? You could float the logs from MINNESOTA DOWN TO CHICAGO OR FROM MAINE DOWN TO BOSTON and float him right up to the mills which were along rivers. You'd bring him in chop them up. And it was the heyday of timbering and logging in this this country. And while millions of these things made it from the forest to the mills thousands or hundreds of thousands got stuck along the way and they went to the bottom of Rivers rivers and is a weird thing. That happens when a piece of wood. Big Tree full-size goes to the bottom of a river. It is preserved like like I don't know what in from out of the died a frog and formaldehyde for science there preserved perfectly and they sit there for hundreds of years and now with the virgin forests. All gone all all this Beautiful slow growth timber all gone. There's only one place to get. It gets at the bottom of rivers and their guys who put on snorkel gear scuba gear and they will dive down into black murky rivers. They will literally list risk their lives and we talked to guys who get pinned under logs that way hundreds of pounds or rushed to the hospital because they got bit by poisonous trying to get this stuff but when they get it it's treasure they bring it up and it's beautiful and it could be five hundred or a thousand or two thousand years old and when you slice into it you're the first person to ever use it and see it and it's remarkable so it's rare it's coveted did and if you can find it you can sell it for a whole bunch of Dow because people really really want. Okay so what makes this stuff. So valuable depends on who you ask. I think if you talked to norm Abram who was our master carpenter on a shell legendary carpenter He will tell you it was the beautiful all in unique color of it and also the stability you know if the tree grew for five hundred years in the forest it grew very slowly slowly and we know that means that the rings are closer together which means the rain is tighter and that gives the woods stability and it's very difficult today because things go very fast and we force it and we farm it so he will tell you. It's that unique color the beauty as well as stability. I would argue with them a little a bit. Those things certainly are incredibly important but I think today the most important thing is it has story if you can sit there in your house talking to a guest or friend or even if you had to sell the idea to your spouse and you can point to this thing and say that lumber. I was here when Christopher Columbus showed up it went to the bottom of a river at the heyday of the logging industry. In this country it was was pulled up by a crazy guy a scuba tank and then we sliced through the Cyprus and Carter all the way up here to put it in the floor of this house you got yourself a story and you got yourself just a an invaluable thing. That's what our houses are there. Things that make us feel comfortable. They are the things that we like to show off. There are things that we like to share in that it it just it checks all the boxes right. You're making me really want one. Don't you want one. I could put you into a thousand year old piece of Cypress for eighty bucks a board foot. I'll get back to you on that. That would again. That was Kevin O'Connor his new podcast is called clear story and all ten episodes of the first season are available for you to listen to right now. Find Clear history wherever you listen to podcasts or look for Lincoln. Today's show notes. We got a listener question from Samuel in London. Who Asks? WHAT DO I get super tired after extremely only long car trips or train writes most of the time? I'm just sitting down doing nothing or sleeping but I still always become super tired. Can you please explain. Why Great Question Samuel L. as someone who falls asleep almost immediately on any long trip I definitely know where you're coming from? Samuel there are a lot of elements at play when you travel the can add up to that that sleepy feeling the biggest though is boredom. I mean whether you're in a plane train or automobile. There's not a whole lot to keep you occupied on a long trip. A study study in two thousand seventeen found that the same part of the brain. That's responsible for motivation can also produce sleep so when there's nothing particularly motivating around. We tend to get sleepy. Maybe that part of the brain is called the nucleus accumbens and it's packed with receptors for tiredness triggering molecule called a denizen both caffeine and motivating stimuli stimuli can interfere with these receptors. And keep you from getting sleepy but without either of those. It's a one-way ticket to snooze. Ville studies have also found that the gentle vibrations nations of a vehicle or also. Really good lulling us to sleep. Although scientists aren't really sure why a twenty eighteen study from Australia had people drive in a virtual oh simulator that was set up on a vibration platform. It only took fifteen minutes on a low vibration for the participants to show signs of drowsiness and by thirty minutes in staying alert took significant effort when it comes to staying awake on route the relaxing Of the engine isn't doing you any favors. And of course they're all the little things things on traveled as you probably wake up earlier than normal eat less than nourishing food generally send your normal routines out of whack. You also may be dehydrated whether from recirculated air in a plane or just forgetting to drink water in general and studies suggest that can make you sluggish. So what should you do about it. Honestly take a nap up. But if you'd rather stay alert here are a few things to try. Talk to your travel buddies to keep your mind. Active drink caffeine too full your identity and receptors. Just make sure sure to follow it with lots and lots of water and try your best to eat healthy meals so you don't have a food coma or sugar crash to make things even worse. Thanks for your question Samuel and good.

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Why Deadhead Logs Are So Rare and Valuable (w/ Kevin OConnor) and Why Traveling Makes You Tired

Curiosity Daily

07:45 min | 1 year ago

Why Deadhead Logs Are So Rare and Valuable (w/ Kevin OConnor) and Why Traveling Makes You Tired

"When you think about buried treasure. You probably don't think about trees ends lumber and yet dead logs are sought after because they could make you rich if you're willing to risk your life for them today to share the story is Kevin O'Connor who set of the Emmy me winning home improvement series this old house. He just wrapped the first season of his new podcast clear story which sheds light on the surprising stories behind our homes and today Kevin joins us with a brief history of dead head logs. Starting with what happened when European colonists I arrived in America hundreds of years ago when when the colonists I got here they were looking for resources and there were abundant resources. It was Virgin growth forest here in this continent Literally a billion acres of this continent of this country covered in trees and for better for worse we harvested them pretty aggressively throughout the seventeen and eighteen hundreds And in the process we took some magnificent supplies eastern white pines signs that were two hundred feet tall straight as an arrow that had been growing for one hundred years and were forty feet around we harvested them in mass those northern northern forests of Minnesota that we ship down the Great Lakes. We clear cut him. We cleaned MINNESOTA. We clear. Cut Him in Maine New Hampshire and in that process because of the era we would cut the trees down in the winter when the ground was frozen and then we get an ox to pull them across a C and snowy paths. Because how else would you move them through the mud and dirt did it. When the ground was slippery yes stack them up on the banks of rivers which were frozen but when the spring came and the snow melted and the rivers rose? You could float the logs from MINNESOTA DOWN TO CHICAGO OR FROM MAINE DOWN TO BOSTON and float him right up to the mills which were along rivers. You'd bring him in chop them up. And it was the heyday of timbering and logging in this this country. And while millions of these things made it from the forest to the mills thousands or hundreds of thousands got stuck along the way and they went to the bottom of Rivers rivers and is a weird thing. That happens when a piece of wood. Big Tree full-size goes to the bottom of a river. It is preserved like like I don't know what in from out of the died a frog and formaldehyde for science there preserved perfectly and they sit there for hundreds of years and now with the virgin forests. All gone all all this Beautiful slow growth timber all gone. There's only one place to get. It gets at the bottom of rivers and their guys who put on snorkel gear scuba gear and they will dive down into black murky rivers. They will literally list risk their lives and we talked to guys who get pinned under logs that way hundreds of pounds or rushed to the hospital because they got bit by poisonous trying to get this stuff but when they get it it's treasure they bring it up and it's beautiful and it could be five hundred or a thousand or two thousand years old and when you slice into it you're the first person to ever use it and see it and it's remarkable so it's rare it's coveted did and if you can find it you can sell it for a whole bunch of Dow because people really really want. Okay so what makes this stuff. So valuable depends on who you ask. I think if you talked to norm Abram who was our master carpenter on a shell legendary carpenter He will tell you it was the beautiful all in unique color of it and also the stability you know if the tree grew for five hundred years in the forest it grew very slowly slowly and we know that means that the rings are closer together which means the rain is tighter and that gives the woods stability and it's very difficult today because things go very fast and we force it and we farm it so he will tell you. It's that unique color the beauty as well as stability. I would argue with them a little a bit. Those things certainly are incredibly important but I think today the most important thing is it has story if you can sit there in your house talking to a guest or friend or even if you had to sell the idea to your spouse and you can point to this thing and say that lumber. I was here when Christopher Columbus showed up it went to the bottom of a river at the heyday of the logging industry. In this country it was was pulled up by a crazy guy a scuba tank and then we sliced through the Cyprus and Carter all the way up here to put it in the floor of this house you got yourself a story and you got yourself just a an invaluable thing. That's what our houses are there. Things that make us feel comfortable. They are the things that we like to show off. There are things that we like to share in that it it just it checks all the boxes right. You're making me really want one. Don't you want one. I could put you into a thousand year old piece of Cypress for eighty bucks a board foot. I'll get back to you on that. That would again. That was Kevin O'Connor his new podcast is called clear story and all ten episodes of the first season are available for you to listen to right now. Find Clear history wherever you listen to podcasts or look for Lincoln. Today's show notes. We got a listener question from Samuel in London. Who Asks? WHAT DO I get super tired after extremely only long car trips or train writes most of the time? I'm just sitting down doing nothing or sleeping but I still always become super tired. Can you please explain. Why Great Question Samuel L. as someone who falls asleep almost immediately on any long trip I definitely know where you're coming from? Samuel there are a lot of elements at play when you travel the can add up to that that sleepy feeling the biggest though is boredom. I mean whether you're in a plane train or automobile. There's not a whole lot to keep you occupied on a long trip. A study study in two thousand seventeen found that the same part of the brain. That's responsible for motivation can also produce sleep so when there's nothing particularly motivating around. We tend to get sleepy. Maybe that part of the brain is called the nucleus accumbens and it's packed with receptors for tiredness triggering molecule called a denizen both caffeine and motivating stimuli stimuli can interfere with these receptors. And keep you from getting sleepy but without either of those. It's a one-way ticket to snooze. Ville studies have also found that the gentle vibrations nations of a vehicle or also. Really good lulling us to sleep. Although scientists aren't really sure why a twenty eighteen study from Australia had people drive in a virtual oh simulator that was set up on a vibration platform. It only took fifteen minutes on a low vibration for the participants to show signs of drowsiness and by thirty minutes in staying alert took significant effort when it comes to staying awake on route the relaxing Of the engine isn't doing you any favors. And of course they're all the little things things on traveled as you probably wake up earlier than normal eat less than nourishing food generally send your normal routines out of whack. You also may be dehydrated whether from recirculated air in a plane or just forgetting to drink water in general and studies suggest that can make you sluggish. So what should you do about it. Honestly take a nap up. But if you'd rather stay alert here are a few things to try. Talk to your travel buddies to keep your mind. Active drink caffeine too full your identity and receptors. Just make sure sure to follow it with lots and lots of water and try your best to eat healthy meals so you don't have a food coma or sugar crash to make things even worse.

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"norm abram" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

06:59 min | 1 year ago

"norm abram" Discussed on KOMO

"And to just get this party started let's go to Roger hi Roger how can I help you my question is this I bought a house fifteen years ago and they had done a foundation started it up and put all new drywall landing and but in their own to the bedrooms the floors had flat we're slanted down when we bought it dammit lucens but we can't we can't there's nothing we can do to change of foundation or don't want to turn to the drywall and wives wanted know if there's any ideas that you that you have for like someone in the room to the others is about the ants but there's no way to judge other than from from the floor up let me ask you some other questions so do you have any type of hill or grade that I I mean even slight that goes towards your home even if it's across the street or anywhere surrounding you no it's level everybody's level okay all right because quite frequently what can happen is its water that isn't properly mitigated and that is what color is literally because your house to sync so if that's not the issue then you get in to see you you know how you are in fact going to level is house you know what I mean to tell you is you need to address this problem with your home however I love old homes I've lived in old homes I had at one point in my life I had is really sincere passion for them and I shared this before and norm Abrams and you know wrote a book norm Abrams do house I interviewed him and I said well why do you have he was a this old house guy go why do you have a new house you guys because I know everything that's wrong with health houses but I have a passion for them and I understand why you would have one yourself one of the things that I want you to know is that you know usually it's not just in one place usually the dip or the slope goes out like fifteen twenty feet from one direction so you may see an edge drop in one place but it might be somewhere else I realize that you guys had you know had somebody just had the drywall I heard that but we also want to say is you don't want this to get any worse and so one of the things that you can do is to just try to go in and put in what they call a foundation footer and foundation footer is identifying specifically where it is sinking and then that footing and that footing alone or firm or multiple places then you address that one area so you want to get someone out there that you can trust they do in fact have to Jack it up I'm going to tell you that often times people are so afraid of cracks in those sorts of things but what you don't want is a situation to get out of hand and so some of the things that may be causing the death you should be concerned about if it's an older home such things as termites you know may have a tax some of the wood in your home also there might be Maurice you're under the home that is causing the settling and the sinking if you ever smell anything musty then you should have your concerns should also be magnified one of the things I also want to tell you is that it is possible from the cross do you have a crawl space under the house or basement yeah I do well here here's the here's the thing they went under in and restarted and and and put in new beams under the home but when they did they didn't a level the floor so if it hasn't moved in fifteen years okay so so my my question was is there any way to like the level from the floor from the floor up did they did they did change and then when they read read and stuff they didn't get that section level okay the answer is yes but it's kind of like a fine house if you will because if a critical I could see where you have just accepted it most people when I bought our house our house actually we live on the side of a cliff in one winter at the whole thing dropped two inches it was it was horrifying and we had to move out to get it fixed but it doesn't sound like that's your problem there is something I want you to think about long term now there are things called adjustable steel columns in what these are is because once there's a sinking area usually it's not done sinking so you could have a one inch problem and then you're going to go on and have a multi into problem your baseboards are gonna be out liar meaning there the one thing that is going to say yes this house is on even if you have white floor boards and you have wood floors what kind of floors do you have in in those rooms okay well all right that's okay if it's a neutral shade all moldings and mill work does not have to match if you paint the baseboards nearly the same color as the carpet then it's not going to dry your eyes to the fact that these baseboards you this I'm sorry this floor is slightly on even so what I would suggest to you is camouflage meaning just by making the colors more neutral you're not going to notice it as much and the other thing is yes in fact you can do that but then you're just if you you could build up Jesse end you're gonna have your baseboards off because part of it's not gonna look the same as it does in the rest of the room you're going to have an on eve and situation so it may mean in a ripping them out building up the carpet and then just put a new baseboards and that's another option and yes you can do that and if it's not a problem where I'm going with the house to keep your eye on it those adjustable steel supports they're kind of an up front cost that is a little bit spin need but it's worth it because then if settling continues you're able to adjust your home on going I hope that helps where are you listening to Jerry Michael's life here on call news it's inside out your chance to finally get some answers get some ideas on home improvement you can call to all six four two one one Hey welcome.

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"norm abram" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

08:36 min | 1 year ago

"norm abram" Discussed on KOMO

"Here and around here it's going to be the what day of the weekend for showers occasionally here with temperatures upper forties or fifties some showers of for Sunday but tomorrow will be the dry day especially afternoon with some breaks it's in northwest lifestyle weekend on common is you have a home design question Tammy Michaels has the answer now more inside out did you have more more on the inside the outside of your home and I want to help you I bet that you are probably looking at a home improvement project you know what happens I always say that it's there's a season that people look at remodeling redecorating and in my line of work they're just really isn't one I can make reasons why people remodel when it comes spring and summer I can come up with reasons why people do it in the winter time because here you have some time off really it's my year my time of year at all times of year end you know this argue moved didn't you Georgia and we were just talking about some improvement ideas yesterday Tammy free **** two weeks for Christmas what quick turn spring right and although we can we can think about this now and maybe start them yeah you sure can and well it you know if nothing else and you know you have a plan that's like the first thing that I want to say about any remodeling project is have a plan and you know it and that's really important I don't tell you something though about the things to go wrong and the types of things that can go wrong and the things that can go wrong are usually in V. behind the walls and I'll give you an example so when we go to remodel you are looking at new cabinets we'll call it the perimeter against the walls you know those are usually usually people have an island sometimes they have a peninsula that attach is to the surrounding perimeter of cabinet so that it's more of an eating work area at those sorts of things so that is that's quite common but many times when people start to rip apart the the house pull the drywall off in the fine things inside the wall that was unexpected also which you can find is that the angles of the wall can be very odd and different I'm gonna start with the first thing finding things that are behind the walls for example you know you can find ventilation docks that seem to be like the Winchester house into that I have not you know it was it was like this crazy thing that the guy that made the the Winchester gotten rifle I'm not a big gun perspire arms okay yeah arms anyway this house just had doors and want to know where and all these different like it makes no sense well I want to tell you when we remodel houses and I've been doing this a long time we find things behind the walls that made no sense to us even if we pops in hand holes in their try running camera in there sometimes because of the way that the studs are we can't really see everything that's back there so we'd sometimes we just don't know and you can have plumbing old planning this now disconnected electrical it's been disconnected all these things that have to be you know tied off you can't just have wires going to know where you have to have an electrical contractor tell you where those wires have to end we find all kinds of things with people that are trying to redo houses with knob and tube wiring they didn't even know they still had it until they start remodeling and they find it in the walls but one common thing is plumbing and doc worked in when we tear apart those walls even though they've put J. turns on the ventilation that you really wouldn't expect it was coming out from behind the kitchen wall there yes now go ahead and try to put a new range in there and ventilation now you've got something right behind the wall where you want to put the ranger where you weren't put now are there workaround certainly there there are but these are the common unexpected things that happen another thing that happens a lot we see this in in in bathrooms and that is when you open up walls and we have mold but it's just covered over or it really help us out you know because I I'm not kidding if we run into asbestos all bets are off because you have to have an abatement team come in there and I'm talking about just like in hazmat suits you know the whole thing ventilators you would think that they were trying to handle anthrax the way that they come in to get rid of her neck of pricing and it gets very offensive we as your kitchen and bathroom designers we don't have any control over that we talk about it and we refer you know the installers with some twenty six installation contractors we work with when they run into these things behind the wall we have to come up with the modified plants coming up with the modified plan is common is not uncommon because it's a remodeling I'll tell you very funny story that is the fact that a lot of people will remember norm Abrams norm Abrams this old house yeah yeah and I did an interview with norm Abrams norm Abrams new house and I asked him I I did the interview I said why are you norm Abrams this old house new Yankee workshop why are you building a new house any kind of laughed and he said because I know everything that's wrong with old houses and even remodeling houses he said that's why I I wanted to make a house built a new house that looks like an old home and I got to tell you it's there's some real truth to that but the you know even with with new out since its problems too but you know we're going to talk about the things that can be wrong with your home and finding solutions with them in the second hour we're going to be talking about how to make your home look very high end and you don't necessarily have to spend a lot of money some of the things are kind of expensive but if you're going to spend the money I want you know whites marks his usual thing Sam has in mind if she wants to share but you must know what you have in mind if you want to share soul you help yourself phone calls here for the next two hours your consultant your assistant your motivation right here to get rolling on these ideas and whatever level of experience even if you don't have any tell me is amazing she can help you well I've seen it ask anybody listens you can dial in Seattle to all six four two one one thousand you can also use this number eight seven seven it is sound kitchen and bath tub today sounds dot com I am fortunate enough to have a very up close and personal relationship with free so be our eyes see hello and the reason that I do is because breeze so is a company that creates plumbing fixtures for your home and it starts with industrial design why does that matter well I was talking earlier about new home construction when you move in you'll find that it feels like there's no water pressure to the shower it'll feel like you don't have water pressure at the sink well guess what with pres so they've put technology in their shower heads in their kitchen faucets in their lab faucets in their tub fillers so that you get what appears to be and feels like a warm luxurious bath shower in babies in what feels like and just a nice waterfall of water not desperate Singh at you and making you cold the reason that they do that industrial engineering that is if you look at it almost looks like a windshield wiper behind that the fixture causing the water to come out just a gigolo I eat a hose pipe that's what it does more water more technology warmer showers in touch technology unlike anyone else Brita yes I love these people and yes I love their products and you should too.

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"norm abram" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

03:20 min | 1 year ago

"norm abram" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Well, you done now Mr. intro, man. Hi. How you doing there? Michelle Sloan, how are you? I'm great last name out there. I've got so much to talk to you about since you left this morning. They're spending. The relevant though, been one. Have you been down to the basement? We have do we have any leak has there been a breach in the Sloan double wide? There is a brief. Of all, places crap. How come it doesn't rank your stuff and always Rex my stuff? I don't know how much water might there be in that corner. The yeah, not that much. But it's definitely. So battle since we bought this house like twenty years ago, and my workshop is in the back corner of the, of the basement and criminal, my tools in their magically somehow and we didn't know this at the time but there's a leaking. Window wilder and guys come out look at it like Rhoda rooter all that. And they're like, we don't know what's down in this pipe, and there's a pipe obviously in your window while it goes down. And it takes all the drainage way. And it takes it down to the footer drain that comes apparently, it's completely clogged up like concrete or something like that, isn't there the only way we're going to dig it out. And I felt like I'm like I don't really want to dig out the side of the house, even though it's a chance to rent heavy equipment. I just I don't wanna do that. But unfortunately every once in a while, and I graded and everything else, and it's still we still got a leak in the corner of the basement. Pretty much soaked up. Bingo. That's why don't clean up now. That's why I don't play. Well, I'm in the process, and get my tools the hell out of there, because I got a little outbuilding, now that I've gotten an want to move it out and have a shop, like norm Abram, so I don't have to worry about flooding. Exactly. We're not really here to talk about that. This way. Michelle when we sell the house, whenever that is we leave it. We got an indoor pool. No, no, no, no. We have to disclose that we have to disclosure in the base. Let's say you go to sell, and you have a leak in your basement, which probably many people, I'm guessing fifty percent of more than people listen to show, literally in their basement, after all this rain. We have right to disclose if it leads once. And let's say you sell your house five six seven eight years from now, do you have to disclose that? Yeah. No, there's a defect. Even if it only happen during the most torrential rain, you must disclose it. Otherwise, you could have a lawsuit, I mean to, to actually fix it after you close. So we don't want that you just if you know of a defect, you must disclose it, and probably a buyer is going to want you to fix it. So it's got some get that heavy equipment out permit. Wait and fix it. The blow up the side of the house. I'm looking forward to. Neighbors. I know they do they all hate us. Plywood down on top of the pay. Oh, it's and it's going to be granted aside. I'm gonna dig down put it put new drain into the footer there and all is well I'll put a door and how about that. Sarah. Yes. A screen door to the basement will be great. All right. So advised. Okay. If you have a leak, you have to disclose that it has to be disclosed, if someone says, well, I saw a little bit of water. I mean just a little bit. It wasn't even pooling in one.

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"norm abram" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:31 min | 2 years ago

"norm abram" Discussed on KOMO

"Maybe you want to jump in on that too here in Seattle. You can dial two six four two one fifty six sixty six and a toll free line is eight seven seven three nine seven fifty six sixty six. You know, I think that one of the things that matters to me, the very most is what do you know about what you're going to do. You know, there's there's a couple of different blogs that I read that I trust. And and let me share them with you. Because I think they give unbiased opinions. I love the blog the spruce. I think it's a great one. I think that I read more information about pros and cons, and they get to the point. You look up pros and cons about any product. And what comes to the top of the list, well companies that are selling one product or the other new click in there, and you can't get to any cons. And that's just because they're pro. And I don't like that. I really don't like that. If somebody's going to sell me, something I want them to tell me that before I click on there. I wanted to say add I don't like it when it's hid in there. The other thing is that I think it's important is that if you're going to give advice, I think that. If you don't acknowledge that it's a case by case basis. Then to me, the advice is a glass that's more than half full is. I mean half empty, you know, you've got to give the pros and cons really upfront. So I like this the spruce I also like apartment therapy therapy and always been a fan of this old house. I, you know, we interviewed nor Mayburn swing time to really, oh, my say what he is really really was he was exactly norm Abrahams. And so when I had it he'd written a book called norm Abrams new house, so we he was doing a book tour so I had him on. And it was like why is norm Abrams building a new house? And he said because I've spent a lifetime knowing everything that's wrong with an old house. So I built a new house to look like an old house. And then, you know, it's still a thoughtful book, and it's still a veil. Lable, you know, online too. So I I liked that blog as well. Can we give out our phone numbers? You bet we'll go to break. And then we're ready for your phone call. If you need some answers here to six four two one fifty six sixty six toll free line, south sound nor shown how's that project. Eight seven seven three nine seven fifty six sixty six..

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"norm abram" Discussed on KSRO

KSRO

03:49 min | 2 years ago

"norm abram" Discussed on KSRO

"Two four seven four with line open. Just I've got another great carpentry tip. Oh, good. You know, we talked about norm Abram. The MasterCard from this old house and the new Yankee workshop who we got to know over the years, and he always said. Measure twice cut once. Another way is to Mark and not measure use your pencil instead of your tape. So if you have a piece to cut as an example, if you're installing door casing. One of the things you do is you typically installed a head casing. I that's the top piece that runs horizontally, and you have to make a measurement before you can cut it. And so once you've pre cut it and even stalled it, then you have the vertical pieces on either side. That make up the three pieces of casing on one side doorjamb now typically, you might her or it comes pre whatever. And if you're mitering it you're gonna cut it longer than you actually need because then you make a square cut on the other end, which is the cut nearest the floor. It makes it on top of the hardwood or maybe tucked below carpet, or whatever bottom line is that you want to get it as close as possible. So what we do is take the to end I make sure that the piece of casing is longer than what you need by an inch or two or whatever. And then rather than take a tape measure take the piece of casing invert it turn it upside down. So that the mitre touches the surface to which you want the bottom of the casing to join. Which means you'll have the butt end sticking up in the air and place it against the top side of the mitre head casing that you previously installed and take a pencil and market. And that tells you how long your casing should be. Yeah. Walkaway take your speed square. Square across and then use your cutoffs. Are you're using a hands or whatever you're so what you're saying is don't bother measuring market market when whenever you can make the Mark to get a cut. That's what you should. And you can do that with citing you can do that with baseboard you can do that with variety of different. Now. I have a comment about Dokie. There are two kinds of pencils. There's a regular writing pencil a number two pencil using school. And we call that a Finnish, pencil and carpentry. Yes. There's another kind which is called a carpenter's pencil, and it's an oblong flat sort of pencil with a really big lead in it. And that's for making big marks. And less you can cut that carpenter's pencil tip razor thin. We both recommend that you use a Finnish pencil like that. Which you use for writing notes and get a real thin line at your Mark. Yeah. So the thinner the line the more accurate the cut, and you may get more of our tips and information tips and tricks that is on the best carpentry advice by visiting our website. It is on the house dot.

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"norm abram" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

04:04 min | 2 years ago

"norm abram" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Now, let's get back to the program. Here are James and Morris carry oh, thank you, Mike. And thank you for coming into this half of this hour of on the house with us. Kerry brothers were one eight hundred seven three seven. Two four seven four with a line open. Just I've got another great carpentry tip. Oh, good. You know, we talked about norm Abram the MasterCard from this old house and the new Yankee workshop who we got to know over the years, and he always said. Measure twice cut once. Another way is to Mark and not measure use your pencil instead of your tape. So if you have a piece to cut as an example, if you're installing door casing. One of the things you do is you typically installed a head casing. I that's the top piece that runs horizontally, and you have to make a measurement before you can cut it. And so once you've pre cut it and you've installed it. Then you have the vertical pieces on either side. That make up the three pieces of casing on one side of a door jamb now typically, you might her or it comes pre whatever. And if you're mitering it you're gonna cut it longer than you actually need because then you make a square cut on the other end, which is the nearest to the floor. It makes it on top of the hardwood or maybe tucked below carpet, or whatever bottom line is that you want to get it as close as possible. So what we do is take the end, I make sure that the piece of casing is longer than what you need by an inch or two or whatever. And then rather than take a tape measure take the piece of casing invert it turn it upside down. So that the mitre touches the surface to which you want the bottom of the casing to join. Which means you'll have the end sticking up in the air and place it against the top side of the minored head casing that you previously installed and take a pencil and market. And that tells you how long your casing should be. Yeah. Walkaway take your speed square. Ansel a number two pencil in school. And we call that a Finnish, pencil and carpentry ES. There's another kind which is called a carpenter's pencil, and it's an oblong flat sort of pencil with a really big lead in it. And that's for making big Marx unless you can cut that carpenter's pencil tip razor thin. We both recommend that you use a Finnish pencil like that. Which you use for, you know, writing notes and get a real thin line at your Mark. Yeah. So the thinner the line the more accurate the cut, and you may get more of our tips and information tips and tricks that is on the best carpentry advice by visiting our website..

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"norm abram" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

WPRO 630AM

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"norm abram" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

"Like to learn more about this project you'll find that this whole house of astle house when your local pedia stations plus for more details behind the scene photos visit this old house dot com this is the money paid home improvement radio show broadcasting today from a beautiful 1890s multigenerational home and do massachusetts and it's where the this allows team has invited the next generation of skilled tradespeople to help restore it so the answers to your home improvement questions you can call us right now at eight eight money pit presented by home advisor dot com just ahead we'll be joined by master carpenter norm abram and find out about the projects you took god in this home to get it ready for the next generations plus we'll meet mortgage apprentices were working sidebyside with norman a team inspiring millions more to become the next generation of skilled tradespeople that home we react with that and much more live from the missile house project in newt massachusetts after this bye crash into the celebrating over ninety years of innovation since 1927 they would hardworking tools into the hands of makers and mechanics i've at craftsmen tools migrelief for decades so i know firsthand craftsman comprehensive automotive tools and garage door solutions will help you tackle your next project with confidence whether you be ashamed tree mechanic or a certified pro to visit your local ace hardware or check out craftsman dot com shop the latest hand tools power tools lawn and garden equipment smart product soared solutions and a whole lot more that's craftsman dot com if the measure of a car was how many people it turned into people who love cars the subaru outback will be worth its weight.

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"norm abram" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

WPRO 630AM

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"norm abram" Discussed on WPRO 630AM

"Tom quite and we make good homes better on the road today for a very exciting show because we're coming to you from newton massachusetts the side the latest project for this the thirty nights season of this old house and today's broadcast is presented by home dot com your source for fighting top rate home pros you can trust now today is the final day of production and we are right here inside the house surrounded by the cameras and the sawdust to bring you the story of a very special home and a very special project by the spectacular team at this old house and this season's project is all about building for the next generation it's a seventy eight hundred square foot home originally built in eighteen seventy nine and move to the present site in eighteen ninety the homeowners liz and joe have two girls and they recently inherited this home from liz this mom in there was a lot of work to do that this old house team is expanding in renovating the house to accommodate three generations now with a garage edition and an inlaw sweet above whilst the houses getting a kitchen expansion a new mud room a laundry room and a master bedroom sweet to get all the details on this project straight from the this old house team including kevin o'connor top silva norm abram roger cook and of course richard truth louis but what makes this project very special is that the homes not only being renovated four of the next generation of liz and jobs emily it's also being renovated by the next generation of.

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"norm abram" Discussed on WRKO AM680

WRKO AM680

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"norm abram" Discussed on WRKO AM680

"Can do at a thousand times the still something about it that's very satisfy absolutely i mean that's what do you see the walls go up on the house while the folks think oh gosh were almost done you know they have no idea how much work all those those frame the threat that frame but now nathan as a finish carpenter framing was probably something that you didn't do as march what did you learned from these guys you know like norm said you can do it mass quantities you can take your time and attention to details which i do see in doing term work and finish work but you know you need to be just as accurate framing as you do with finish work because it one thing is just another layer they all layers and in itself and to take the time and do away with aplomb bob and make sure each cuts accurate that's it it's the roots of everything and is very important norm what's the price as you about working with the apprentices you know a lot of times we assumed things that that we do every single day but but sometimes you're you're surprise with something that they find amazement and by quite amazed me the most about this group of three that we've had here is night when i was working with my father in we to get the top graduate i like the whist attack school right and they would come on a job site they had a bit of an attitude no it kind of like i went to school i know how to do all this i wait twenty five dollars an hour well wait a minute you know it's we you're learning at school is great i didn't go that road i had a father was a carpenter and did it differently but learning a school is great but we you learn the most is on the job site in the jobsite conditions and i was pleased to see all three of them in some interviews that they did with mark our director i'll say that they understood that it was a learning process and that really no made me feel good because i understand it's a learning process they'll take that throughout their whole career and that's that's when they're going to become great craftsman fantastic norm abram in nathan gilbert thanks so much guys for stopping by the money to telling us about this amazing experience you've done amazing work here you got a very bright future in front of me a man now.

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"norm abram" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410

KBNP AM 1410

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"norm abram" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410

"Still something about it that's very satisfy absolutely i mean that's when you see the walls grew up on a house while the folks thanked all gosh were almost done he now they have no idea how much worth work all those those frame notre that frame but now nathan as a finish carpenter framing was probably something that you didn't do as much what did you learned from these guys you know like norm said you can do it mass quantities you can take your time and attention to details which i do see in un term work and finish work but you know you need to be just as accurate framing as you do with finish work because it one thing is just another layer idle they all layers on on itself and to take the time and do away with aplomb bob and make sure each cuts accurate now that's it it's the roots of everything and is very important norm what's a price as you about working with the apprentices you know why times we assumed things that that we do every single day but but sometimes you're you're surprise with something that they find amazement and by quite amazed me the most about this group of three that we've had here is when i was working with my father in weeks to get the top graduate out a likely whist attack school right and they would come on a job site they had bid of an attitude know is kind of like i went to school i know how to do all this i wait twenty five dollars an hour soglo wait a minute you know it's we you're learning at school is great i didn't go that road i had a father was a carpenter and did it differently but ordering a school is great but we you learn the most is on the job site in the jobsite conditions and i was pleased to see all three of them in some interviews that they did with mark our director i'll say that they understood that it was a learning process and that really nope made me feel good because the up they understand it's a learning process they'll take that throughout their whole career and that's that's when they're going to become great craftsman fantastic norm abram in nathan gilbert thanks so much guys for stopping by the money but telling us about this amazing experience you've done amazing work here you've got a very bright future in front of me a man now thank linda guys like this and.

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