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Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

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save me a spot to sleep on a picnic table. Looks like I just got in the match,, just under the wire... Larson,, hold up the news paper I got so good stuff to tell Ya.. Might even be on the front page..... T-Bone

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Up-date, Thurs. 1-20.

 

Larson is at the Shot show.

 

Some electric going in the walls, and they are preparing to install the siding.

 

The wind was blowing 40mphs and being the fair-weather cowboy-supervisor,that I am I headed for the barn. :FlagAm::FlagAm:

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Larson, come back. We need another up-date. :angry::angry::angry:

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Just got back from the Shot Show. Several Winter Range board members went to meet and greet sponsors and vendors and, hopefully, recruit a few new ones for WR 2012. A match was going on next door, so work couldn't proceed above the berms. But, here is what she looks like today.

 

Interior wiring done, siding started, window and door framing done, and the front poarch/upper deck started. You can also see where the lights will be on either side of the soon to be swinging doors.

 

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030191.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030174.jpg

 

The rear has also got most of its siding done. (The rear door and windows have temporary covers on them.

 

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030177.jpg

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Lobo Joe:

 

Please wear eye protection while hammering. :rolleyes:

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BTT

Check out all the cool pics that Larsen has posted!!! The new stage looks GREAT!!!!!

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Good thing it has been sunny and warm cause it seems like each day of work is getting a little longer. Major exterior and roof work are pretty much done. Crown moldings, rosettes and trim are going on around all the doors and windows.

 

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030209.jpg

 

The interior is tongue and groove knotty pine and is starting to look really good.

 

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030219.jpg

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Larsen,

 

When do the dance hall girls arrive to cheer on the completion? Perhaps a promise of some adult beverages at completion would speed the final work. See ya soon,

 

TB

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Guest Cactus Cris SASS#2790

Looking real good--OSHA will love the picture of the interior work! :rolleyes::blush:

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Stage DQ Major Saftey Violation !

Sense Larsen edited his pictures in post # 47, we now have a cover up. 30 sec. spirt of the game!

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Aaaak! What he said.

 

 

Fear not. We have scaffolding and a variety of ladders. I was busy shooting the pictures and didn't notice one of our over exuberant volunteers had scampered up to get a quick measurement. If you go back and look at that post, you'll see the same scene about ten seconds later.

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The outside is now pretty much finished, as is the interior.

 

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030260.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030243.jpg

 

The shooting shelves are installed and are 66" x 36". Even I can get my shotgun re-staged on those tables!

 

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030257.jpg

 

Now comes the detail work that takes so much time. Priming, painting, staining the interior, building the bar, installing the lights and other interior features. We're still looking at interior stain colors.

 

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030250.jpg

 

The outside colors have been selected. All I can say is that everyone that has seen them simply says they are "eye popping." Posts on the building will now be fewer and farther between since detail work really doesn't show up well in photos. There are lots of other things also going on. Here's a bunch of new targets primed and ready for paint. It's hard to tell from the photos but a lot of these plates are 22 inches! There are also several new soda can throwers. The soda cans move at a predictable rate and direction and have been a real hit, as in most everyone can hit them! YEEHAA.

 

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030262.jpg

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Thanks Larsen Great Photos And Great Job By All. Is WR next WEEK, Can't WAIT !

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The many hours spent by the Winter Range pards is awesome.

 

It is no wonder it comes off every year as a SUPER FUN TIME.

 

I hope to see many old and new friends there. :blush::blush::blush:

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Well it raining this morning,But I'm still going out to the range and work on a few items on the new stage.

 

Lobo Joe

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Have no fear, with the amount of rain that fell this morning,

 

Lobo Joe won't be melting. :lol:

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Winter has hit Arizona along with much of the country. It only got into the 60's today. Actually supposed to get the edge of the nationwide storm tomorrow and the next few days and dip into the 40's. Makes painting a little difficult, but the show must go on as Winter Range is fast upon us. Got the interior staining done.

 

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030270.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030277.jpg

 

Why is the lower 1/3 rd of the walls not stained? Tune-in, if it's not too cold the next few days the finishing touches on the interior should begin.

 

The first base coat of color also went on today.

 

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030283.jpg

 

The color is much richer than the photo shows and remember this saloon is a reproduction of a Victorian era saloon so there are more colors to come!

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Larsen,

 

Looking real nice, can't wait to see it on Saturday, see ya then,

 

TB

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Phoenix saw the edge of the nationwide winter storm and on Tuesday it was in the 20s and the wind at Ben Avery was blowing 35 to 40 mph. Nothing could be done. Wednesday saw the temps in the balmy 30s and the wind down a bit, but even with sealing the doors and windows and buying a heater it was still to cold to continue the interior staining/painting.

 

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030287.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030290.jpg

 

Thursday saw temps in the 40s with 50s on Friday. The interior paint and floors were largely completed.

 

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030310.jpg

 

Saturday saw temps in the 60s and almost back to normal. For various reasons the Saloon had to be essentially done by Saturday evening. Winter Range is rapidly approaching and and there are hundreds of things to be done to get 12 shooter friendly stages ready for Winter Range's 20th Anniversary. The Winter Range volunteers turned out in force on Saturday and started about 8:00 a.m. There were dozens of tasks to complete, but the emphasis was on the Saloon.

 

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030333.jpg

 

Finally, at 5:00 p.m. it was done! It is spectacular and easily visible from the highway a mile to the south.

 

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030352.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee241/pettifogger1/P1030359.jpg

 

Hope to see as many of your as possible in a few short days and hope everyone enjoys the new stage as much as we did building it :excl::excl::excl:

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Rough Riders you are AWESOME.

 

You can definitly spot it from the Carefree highway at any speed.

 

Soon the fun begins. :lol::lol::lol:

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Drove by Wednesday afternoon. Cold and windy as hell. Outside mostly painted, still needs to be finished. Too cold to walk over and check the inside. Think the crew had gotten frozen out. I had stopped by Game and Fish to pick up my hunting license. Really looks good

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Drove by Wednesday afternoon. Cold and windy as hell. Outside mostly painted, still needs to be finished. Too cold to walk over and check the inside. Think the crew had gotten frozen out. I had stopped by Game and Fish to pick up my hunting license. Really looks good

 

Dan, look at post #64! It's Saturday. A lot has happened since Wednesday!

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No kidding

 

Figured that out later

 

You guys have really done great things under adverse conditions. Had mom detail so I could not help Friday or Saturday. Was able to put 5 tresos in each of my revolvers. Left one original to mark the no load

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Larsen, It looks awesome, can't wait to shot out of it.

 

See ya'll next week for the final work to be completed for WR 2011.

 

TB

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Larsen, It looks awesome, can't wait to shot out of it.

 

See ya'll next week for the final work to be completed for WR 2011.

 

TB

That's a heck of a lot of work, can't wait to see it and fill it with smoke!

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