Monday, July 29, 2013

Pitt's blacksmith shop. . .

I don' know why I don't show this little cabin off as much as I do the big one.
So I am going to start doing that right now.

 It started it's life, not to far from where it is now, as a blacksmiths barn.

I don't know if a little village named Pitts was where it stood, or a farm near it was called Pitts.
But it came to be known as Pitts Blacksmith shop.
My brother and I took it down and moved it in a day.
It took a little longer than a day to rebuild it.

This is the front.
 The roof did not have as steep a pitch. I made the roof taller and steeper to accommodate a second story.

I also added some new logs at the bottom to make the whole structure a little taller.

I added one lean-to to store old doors and windows and such.
The other I added to cover my 1940's tractor, amongst other things now.

This is the back.
Rear view with a log hewn for another project that never got used but now looks great with the green moss.

It had never been chinked. The gaps between the logs were just covered with boards.
It had to many doors and windows, several probably add much later.

If you look closely at the top two rows of opening between the logs, you will see I left them un-chinked so people could see on way of feeling the space between the logs.
 Tractor side lean-to.

Now holding two canoes also.
 The short door is original.
 The short door, which again is original, but with a slide added from another cabin.

The long saw blade was found leaning against a tree. Probably from about 1930.

The chains are logging chains from Maine.
Home made patch from an old can.

Right now it serves as a workshop, but soon to become a guest cabin.

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