The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

AVAILABLE


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA


Council Tool

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat



Author Topic: Tools for Timber Framing List  (Read 100392 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Brad_bb

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3152
  • Age: 46
  • Location: Joliet, IL
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • My timberframe blog
Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2012, 10:33:54 AM »
Speaking of axes, Moonhill and I just had this conversation...I've been keeping my eye out for a certain axe for timberframing.  I used one Collin Beggs had that I really liked.  It's smaller than a felling axe, but larger than a hatchet.  Moonhill and I figured about 27-29 inches long overall, about a 2.25 lb head, with true fawns foot.  We also talked about the beard and jaw, and basically it has to have some curve to it and not be straight across.  I don't usually see many around where I live, but I'm keeping my eye out for what we named the "moma bear" axe.
Anything someone can design, I can sure figure out how to fix!
If I say it\\\\\\\'s going to take so long, multiply that by at least 3!

Offline laffs

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 360
  • Age: 58
  • Location: maine
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2012, 09:05:15 PM »
is it what they call a pole axe or trappers axe
timber harvester,tinberjack230,34hp kubota,job ace excavator carpenter tools up the yingyang,

Offline robertbeard82

  • Member*
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2012, 10:08:32 PM »
I am looking for a chain mortiser, does anyone have one they would be willing to sell?

Offline Jim_Rogers

  • Board Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7040
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Georgetown, MA
  • Gender: Male
  • Keep your chisels sharp.
    • Share Post
    • jrsawmill.com
Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2012, 01:55:55 PM »
If they had one to sell it would be listed in the "for sale" section. Not here.

And if you want to buy one you should list your request in "wanted".... not here.

Your new post here is not in the right place.

But I think I'll leave it so that others will understand how find one and where to look.

Jim Rogers
Whatever you do, have fun doing it!
Woodmizer 1994 LT30HDG24 with 6' Bed Extension

Offline Solomon

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 642
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Chesapeake , Virginia
  • Gender: Male
  • I finally figured out how to upload pictures!!!!
    • Share Post
worm drive saws
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2014, 04:37:00 PM »
I have three very old Skill  Worm Drive Saws.  The Blades measure 11 and 5/8 and the saws and blades are dimond arbors.   Two of them are in good condition in the steel carry cases they came in from the manufacturer.  One has the book with it.
 Are theese saws useful for Timber Framing ?  I know they were used in the Hold of ships to cut caulking dunnage.   Usually 8x8 and larger Oak.   Anybody know anything about them?
 They look like you could cut your leg of if you wern't paying attention and holding on tight.
 I think theese worm drive saws have a lot of torc.  They weigh about 35 or 40 pounds a piece.
Time and Money,  If you have the one, you rarely have the other.

The Path to Salvation is narrow, and the path to damnnation is wide.

Offline WOOD100

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2016, 12:29:30 PM »
Thank you very much for all the information, it helped me a lot. What do you think about locust tree for framing? I have at the disposal a lot of locust trees, unfortunately I can't tell the difference between Honey locust and Black locust. I also need a new circular saw, I found some positive reviews about Makita, see here for example. What do you think about circular saws with left mounted blade? It should improve the visibility.

Offline Jim_Rogers

  • Board Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7040
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Georgetown, MA
  • Gender: Male
  • Keep your chisels sharp.
    • Share Post
    • jrsawmill.com
Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2016, 04:20:11 PM »
You could/should start a new thread for each new subject.
Locust is good for pegs, I haven't framed with it.
All saws have their benefits and disadvantages.
You'll need to pick one or two for yourself.

Jim Rogers
Whatever you do, have fun doing it!
Woodmizer 1994 LT30HDG24 with 6' Bed Extension

Offline TimFromNB

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 98
  • Location: New Brunswick, CAN
  • New guy here.
    • Share Post
Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2017, 02:12:54 PM »
Question for Jim Rogers:

Have you been able to test the new layout tool from TFHQ?

Would you recommend it over the original from TFG considering the increased cost?

Thanks,
Tim


Online Dave Shepard

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 10903
  • Age: 2013
  • Location: Alford Massachusetts
  • Gender: Male
  • Geometrically proportional
    • Share Post
    • My homepage
Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2017, 04:10:05 PM »
I've used it, don't like it.
Wood-Mizer LT40HDD51-WR Wireless, Kubota L48, Honda Rincon 650, TJ208 G-S, and a 60"Logrite!

Offline Jim_Rogers

  • Board Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7040
  • Age: 66
  • Location: Georgetown, MA
  • Gender: Male
  • Keep your chisels sharp.
    • Share Post
    • jrsawmill.com
Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2017, 09:43:21 PM »
I have used it many times. I love it. Of course it is a bit different then the original Big Al but once you get going with it you'll wonder why they didn't put the rules on the original Big Al in the first place.

Due to all the rules all over every slot and all edges it costs more. But it is worth it in my opinion.

 

  



  



 

 

 

It's a bit larger so it's a bit heavier.

If you have any specific questions please ask.

Jim Rogers
Whatever you do, have fun doing it!
Woodmizer 1994 LT30HDG24 with 6' Bed Extension

Offline TimFromNB

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 98
  • Location: New Brunswick, CAN
  • New guy here.
    • Share Post
Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2017, 05:41:58 AM »
Great, thanks for your feedback. They are expensive for us Canadians with the current exchange rate, but I am hoping this will pay-off in time savings.

Offline Chevy2

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 6
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Georgia
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2018, 07:49:25 AM »
Excellent thread!
As a novice about to tackle my first timber frame build, I have spent hours here reading up on various topics concerning the "Do's & Don't's" on just about all of proceedures of a build (I still have a few to go). 

After reading this thread, I would like to get some input about tools. For the most part, I have a vast majority of the tools with only a couple of items that I will need to pick up. 

What I am interested in here is about chisels and slicks from the experts in the field. Specifically what to look for when shopping around ... Recommendations (that will not break the bank) ... Pro's & con's of various manufacturers ... Etc. 

My thanks to this sight for the loads of information!
Eph 6:11

Offline ljohnsaw

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3308
  • Age: 59
  • Location: Northern California
  • Gender: Male
  • Happily retired... Working harder than ever!
    • Share Post
Re: Tools for Timber Framing List
« Reply #52 on: September 16, 2018, 12:02:06 AM »
I have a 2" slick I picked up off of eBay.  Crusty, rusty - it took a bit of work to clean it up.  I has a socket for the handle.  I made one from an old (hickory?) shovel handle.  I put a copper collar on it so I could hit it with a mallet.  After finally actually using it yesterday, I now know I did it all wrong!  I made a handle that was about 16" long for a total length of about 24-28".  The collar makes it very uncomfortable to push and the handle is way too short.  I'm going to make a new handle with a ball end on it, kind of like a baseball bat.  Might even cut down a bat and turn the end to fit the socket.
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 42" capacity/32" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Timber Framing Tools

Started by lonespruce on Wanted

2 Replies
591 Views
Last post March 28, 2017, 02:02:49 AM
by lonespruce
xx
New/Used Timber Framing tools

Started by AlaskaLes on Timber Framing/Log construction

2 Replies
945 Views
Last post June 27, 2015, 03:03:12 PM
by AlaskaLes
xx
Timber Framing Tools

Started by CBERBER on Timber Framing/Log construction

2 Replies
896 Views
Last post October 17, 2013, 12:06:33 PM
by beenthere
xx
Where to buy timber framing tools

Started by Qweaver on Timber Framing/Log construction

5 Replies
2084 Views
Last post February 02, 2006, 06:05:20 PM
by srjones
 


Powered by EzPortal