Wabash Students Helping

| June 10, 2006

Here is a photo of the Wabash College students working on the BIG pile of sticks. The pile of sticks were created by Terry Rooksberry. He cuts the slabs into 2 X 4s 2X 6s … etc. and also cuts the siding out of the 1 inch slabs. When Terry gets the slabs they have […]

More Logs

| June 8, 2006

Pingelton has delivered the last of the logs. We started sawing again on Thur. June 8 A lot has happened since I last posted something on this blog. 23 students from Wabash College came to Bridgeton on June 1st and worked on the bridge project. They did a lot of stuff we have been putting […]

Happy Birthday Don Price

| May 25, 2006

We had a birthday party for Don Price during lunch at the mill. Dan Collom drew the Wood Mizer on the cake that Kathy Collom made. Dan is in the background with the straw hat on. Wrights Ice Cream donated 3 gallons of ice cream so we all ate too much. HA HA We have […]

Joe Szymaszek

| May 17, 2006

Here is a photo of Joe Szymaszek. At least I hope there is a photo. I’m getting the little red X again. Anyway he is holding his “Hook” It is like the ones used to bale hay with. He says it saves his fingernails. I don’t know about fingernails but these heavy, rough boards have […]

Here is Dale

| May 15, 2006

Here is Dale trying to get the big log onto the Wood Mizer. The Wood Mizer can lift a short log. But this one has an extension and can cut up to 45 feet. So, it needs help getting the extra length onto the saw. Dale tried several times to get it onto the saw […]

big log being cut up

| May 14, 2006

This is the second photo of the big log being cut up. The man on the left is Dale Keys. He brought his own skid steer and helps out nearly every day. The guy in yellow is Joe, he lives up the road and helps out about every day. The third guy is Don Price, […]

Big Log for Covered Bridge

| May 12, 2006

This is a photo of me standing next to one of the larger logs. It measured a little over 40 inches across. This log is marked with a K and is for the arches. Each log is graded and marked with a letter by the logging companies, so the Wood Mizer guys will know how […]

Auction for the Bridge

| May 2, 2006

The blog seemed to be down for awhile. I couldn’t get it to do anything. It is working today and a photo showed up. Hopefully it will come through cyberspace. The photo is of Ethan (age 6) and Cinnamon (age 5) painting the ends of the lumber the Wood Mizers are cutting. Even my grandchildren […]

photo of Dustin

| April 28, 2006

Today I am posting a photo of Dustin (Our middle son – Ethan and Dylan’s father) helping on the covered bridge. I have a lot of nice photos I would like to share with all of you. But, they won’t show up for some reason. I am getting the little red X again. Oh well. […]

Sawing Logs for Covered Bridge

| April 26, 2006

I guess the blog doesn’t like Ethan’s drawing. So, I will attempt to put a photo of Ethan (age 6) and Cinnamon ( Age 5) on the blog. The little red X has shown up again instead of the photo. Sometimes this becomes a photo and sometimes it doesn’t. The photo is of them painting […]