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Mama Bear’s Mother’s Day Present

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by Bearcarver, May 14, 2019.

  1. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Mama Bear’s Mother’s Day Present


    We were way overdue for new carpet in the Living Room, and Mrs Bear kept complaining about it over the Winter.
    I managed to push it off until Spring, so the doors aren’t open too long when it’s Freaking Cold Out !!

    So finally we had to get it done, and since it was so close to Mother’s Day, I took advantage, & called it Her Mother’s Day Present!!
    So we moved all the small stuff the day before, and I unloaded my Gun Cabinet & moved all my Rifles & Shotguns to the Bed in the Spare Room. Then Bear Jr & a Buddy of his moved all the Big stuff into the Kitchen & Dining Room, before the Carpet guys got here.

    Once everything is out of the room, you can really see how bad the old carpet is, because you can see how nice it is where the furniture was.

    They Ripped out the old Carpet, and installed the New Carpet in the Hallway & Living Room.
    It took them from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, and they were out of here!


    You might find some of the Pics interesting,

    Bear


    That Corner Gun Cabinet was the first cabinet I built, after I set up my shop, before I started my own Cabinetmaking Business, about 30 years ago.
    I knew if my equipment functioned good enough to build a Tall Corner Cabinet, it was ready to go.
    Note: "Lazy Bear" took up residence on top of my Gun Cabinet:
    IMG_3417.jpg

    So I had to empty this cabinet & move my Rifles & Shotguns to a safe place:
    IMG_3418.jpg

    The Bed in the Spare Room seemed to be the safest place for them:
    IMG_3489.jpg

    Lazy Bear got to sleep in the Kitchen for one night.
    I made over 100 Kitchens. This was the last one I made in my shop:
    IMG_3500.jpg

    Once all the furniture was off of it, you could really see how bad the old Carpet was:
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    That looks a lot better---Mrs Bear is a Happy Bear:
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    Here's one shot of the View above my Living Room.
    Those steps keep me from using my "iMac27".
    I just don't do steps very good since Nov 8, 2012. I've only been up there about 6 times since:
    IMG_3503.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2019
  2. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Now you have to wipe your feet .
    I see 2 Kreig rifles , but can't figure out 3rd from left . Looks like an M48 maybe ? Yugo Mauser .
     
  3. motolife313

    motolife313 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice stuff bear! Am I seeing a mosin nagant?
     
  4. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    No .
     
  5. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Pictured Left to Right:
    First one was my Dad's 3040 Krag---I refinished it when I was in 10th grade (Cabinet Shop).
    Second one was My Dad's Brother's 3040 Krag, (Sporterized Stock). My Dad kept it for parts, after his Brother died.
    Third one is a 7 MM Mauser (Bear Jr's first Deer Rifle I bought him)
    Fourth is a Double Barrel 12 gage.
    Fifth is My Deer Rifle---Winchester Model 88 lever action .308.
    Sixth is a 20 Gage Single Barrel hammer shotgun.
    Seventh is a Savage .22 Cal, Bear Jr bought me for Christmas 2 years ago for the Groundhogs around here.
    8th is my first real gun, my Dad bought me when I was 15---Savage 24DL Over & Under 20 gage/.22 LR.
    9th is a Crossman BB gun I bought to shoot Carpenter Bees, before I made my Carpenter Bee Traps.
    10th is the Crossman I bought Bear Jr when he was 5 years old. Doesn't hold air any more, so I keep it for parts.

    BTW: My Dad & his Brother each bought their 3040 Krags when they got out of the Army, after WW2. Paid $10 each. My Dad shot over 100 Deer with his.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2019
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  6. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Just like New again !!
     
  7. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice . That $10 investment un-touched is listing for over 2k .
    I like that high ceiling , loft floor plan . Not much work for a Drywall man in there .
     
  8. smokerjim

    smokerjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    bear, I love the wood work in the den beautiful. now you can smoke more now that mrs. bear is satisfied. we put carpet in last fall it's quite a pain moving everything but that's what the mrs. wanted so guess what, that's what she got
     
  9. That double barrel 12 gage looks like a L C Smith, I had one a while back and loved that gun,nice and light.
     
  10. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    Thank You Moto!!
    2 "3040 Krags" & a 7 MM Mauser.
    And Thanks for the Like.

    Bear
     
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  11. JC in GB

    JC in GB Smoking Fanatic

    You have a beautiful home.
     
  12. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    Thank You!!
    That Double Barrel is actually a "Lefever", made in Ithaca, NY.

    Bear
     
  13. All good stuff!
    Thanks for posting
     
  14. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice mothers day present bear. It looks great.

    Chris
     
  15. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not in the Bear cage (dog house) anymore good job looks great. Like your gun collection.

    Warren
     
  16. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    Thank You Gary!!
    And Thanks for the Like.

    Bear
     
  17. xray

    xray Master of the Pit

    Nice new carpet, Bear!

    Your house looks eerily similar to the log cabin I grew up in. It was an A frame with big windows and the loft.

    Did you build it yourself?
     
  18. 5GRILLZNTN

    5GRILLZNTN Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Bear. A happy Mrs is a happy Mr!
     
  19. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    Thank You Jim!!
    Yeah, I never minded moving stuff when I could do it myself, but I hate to have to rely on others.
    And Thanks for the Like.

    Bear
     
  20. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Smoking Fanatic

    I agree with all the others, that was a nice Mother’s Day gift! And you have a beautiful house! I love all the woodwork!