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Re: Understanding gin pole rigging
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2008, 09:00:23 AM »
Here is a shot of the end view of the frame I help raise on the 4th of July:



And here is a side view:



He said the cross ties he put between the plates that had dovetail ends dropped right in. They aren't shown in either of these photos.
The rafters have a unique birds mouth joint, that is they have a heel on the inside of the plate. Usually this isn't done, as it is hard to get everything to line up correctly.

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Re: Understanding gin pole rigging
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2008, 09:30:08 AM »
I have to build me one of thoese.
I like timber frames.
Jim how long did you or they work on the whole frame??
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Re: Understanding gin pole rigging
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2008, 09:18:20 AM »
I was only there a few hours helping them erect it.
And that is all I was involved with.
They worked on it part time over several years I think, but I don't really know for sure.
This is his second frame. The first one was his house addition.

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Re: Understanding gin pole rigging
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2008, 08:13:31 PM »
--Photos MUST be in the Forestry Forum gallery!!!!!--/photos/14709813@N02/2640797762/

Jim, the photo which comes up is a not a structure I had much to do with, I helped with a couple of braces and the rigging/raising.  Tim B.

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Re: Understanding gin pole rigging
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2008, 09:34:32 AM »
Tim:
If you can't post your pictures by putting them in your gallery first, then send them to me and I'll create an album in my gallery for your pictures and post them for you.... no problem....

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Re: Understanding gin pole rigging
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2008, 07:58:53 AM »
Here is the shot that Tim Beal (moonhill) was trying to show us.

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Re: Understanding gin pole rigging
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2018, 03:58:17 PM »
Hi,
I know this is a rather old thread but there is a ton of good info in it. I'm working on a timber frame barn (30x40) and will soon (about a month or so) will be raising it. Sorry, no photos worthy of this forum yet.  

Anyway, I expect to be using a crane to rise the bents but i want to build a gin pole for the top plates, purlins and floor joists, etc. The peak of the barn is 20' up so I'm thinking a 25' gin pole will work for everything.  I plan to make up a  laminated 6x6 pole from 2x6s with a tee at the base as shown in Jim's posts.  

Here's the question: can I put the base in the front loader of my tractor and bring guy lines to the hooks on the top of the bucket? 

That seems like it would give me the best mobility for the gin pole with 4 bays to be addressed for both sides and I think I could assemble the thing on a couple saw horses, rig it in the front loader, including the guy lines to the chain hooks and then pivot the bucket up to near vertical. 

I'd really appreciate suggestions if this idea isn't too sound.
Thanks,
Ray.


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Re: Understanding gin pole rigging
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2018, 09:20:22 AM »

I've done that and it works as long as you keep the pole at an angle about 20 off of plumb, or more.
You need to be aware that it can flip over backwards if you don't keep the angle leaning away from the operator's seat.
Here is a shot of me using mine to lift a pair of rafters off the frame when we dissembled it.


 

Here is a shot of me setting it up.



 
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