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Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #400 on: November 03, 2018, 03:07:05 PM »
John,

Did you have to move any of you stacks of wood to get the posts in?  I'm not usually smart enough to think that far ahead!
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« Reply #401 on: November 03, 2018, 03:56:48 PM »
That back stack of beams, it was about 8" over the middle and far brackets.  Fortunately, I have this:


 
With a little blocking, I was able to lift one end at a time and slide it back.  The stack is too heavy to lift as a single unit with the pallet jack.  The front stack of 1x cedar planks was stacked so the bracket was accessible.  A couple months ago, there was a 7'+ tall stack of 2x10 & 2x8s there that was too close to the bracket.  They were removed and flat-stacked elsewhere.
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« Reply #402 on: November 19, 2018, 06:04:42 PM »
Update 11/19/2018:

No pictures and not a lot of progress - I've just been getting questions as to what I've been up to.  I received a few cedar logs from my neighbor and milled them up into 1x interior siding and some 4x deck boards.  A week and a half ago, I was just getting started in the morning and took a weird step and turned - and my lower back cramped up.  :-\ Took about 5 days to clear up.  All good now.

Talked with another neighbor (campground) about clearing some trees along the easement to my property.  He gave me the go-ahead  8) and we took a big cedar down this past Saturday.  While cleaning up branches, by buddy was pointing out the oil filter for the hydraulics was dripping a little.  As he played with the levers, it went POP, blew the rubber seal out and shot about 4 ounces of hydraulic fluid just past the back of his head!  The filter was cocked a little and was nearly impossible to remove.  I'm thinking the last person to service it cross threaded it. >:( 

Spent a couple hours running down a new filter and cleaned up the threads as best we could.  Put it on and moved the SkyTrak out of the way.  I pulled the manifold/bracket off to take to the hydraulic shop this morning (closed on weekends) and bought a new one.  Took that up, installed and all works great.  But then the driving was slow. :-\  Checked and the tranny fluid was low.  So back down the hill to buy some and another filter.  Under the film of oily dust I found another, bigger filter.  Figured I might as well replace that one while I'm at it. ::)  Too late to go back up today.

Today's total work accomplished, moved one 12' log.
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« Reply #403 on: November 27, 2018, 10:07:33 PM »
Update 11/27/2018:

The plan for the day was 1) replace the main hydraulic filter, 2) add oil to the transmission, 3) move three logs from a week and a half ago, 4) pull the sawmill head/put on little trailer and take home, 5) return to get flatbed trailer and load with 1x cedar and 4x6 brace stock to work on over the winter.

The roads were clear so I had high hopes that the snow melted that fell on Thanksgiving.


 
Well, change of plans.  I got 1, 2 and 3 done right away.  I have huge piles of slabs to burn and they lifted the burn ban today!  Time to get started...
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I didn't touch the big pile in the back but still burnt up about 1/2 the total.  While waiting for the coals to burn down, I got my ATV out and retrieved the trailers and put the sawhead on the little trailer to take home.  The flatbed is at the top of the hill so it should be easy to retrieve if I don't get too much snow this week.  What a mess.  I also put the biggest log on the mill so it will be ready when the snow melts.  I got to do some ice ballet with the SkyTrak.

 
It was alternating between snow, sleet, rain and heavy snow all day.  Snow expected for the next 3 days.  Up to two feet at my elevation. :-\  I may be done for the winter now.
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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.

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« Reply #404 on: November 27, 2018, 10:21:38 PM »
OK, so button it up and we will all be anxiously awaiting the 2019 melt and you resuming your build.  Be safe.  smiley_thumbsup
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Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #405 on: November 28, 2018, 08:10:37 PM »
So little time with just so much to do. Hope you reached some of your goals. Such a sweet place you have there, in the long run, keep thinking what it will be like thru this winter. ;D

Till next spring, I am waiting on up dates. 8)

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Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #406 on: December 03, 2018, 11:35:50 PM »
12/3/2018

One of my neighbors decided to go up this past weekend.  Saturday I80 was closed for  bit as too many spin outs so I think they went up Friday.  Sunday, she took this picture of my place.  The sill showing on the left (for the deck) is 6" thick so I'm estimating the snow at about 18".


 
Next storm is due tonight with daytime temps in the low 40s, overnight in the upper 20s.
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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.

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« Reply #407 on: December 18, 2018, 08:09:02 PM »
Update 12/18/18:

Sunday we had a big, warm storm.  Got almost 2" of rain at my house.  Doppler showed the snow level about 1,000 ft above my property Sunday night.  So I figured a lot of rain up there.  Went up today and no evidence of rain, just another 3 or 4" of snow.


 
I was hoping to pull my trailer out but I didn't dare take my 2wd truck down that road!  This is looking up a pretty good hill.  The snow was even deeper on the easement to my property - probably 18" in places, zero under some trees..  One of the neighbors plowed the road on Saturday before the  last storm.


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Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #408 on: December 19, 2018, 08:07:17 AM »
All of your stuff looks cold.  whiteflag_smiley
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« Reply #409 on: December 25, 2018, 09:29:15 PM »
nice site, but yikes the fire hazard, I think I would do some heavy thinning.
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« Reply #410 on: December 26, 2018, 02:23:41 AM »
The second to last picture is the main road and I have no control over that.  All the vegetation will be a minimum of 100 feet away from my structure.  The first picture with the snow covered pines on the other side of the foundation are already 25 to 50 feet away but will be coming down - they are unhealthy from the drought/pine beetles.
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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.

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« Reply #411 on: December 26, 2018, 10:43:14 AM »
Sounds like you have a plan and are making progress. 
As a forester, I would make the observation that those woods are trashed up with standing dead, and a lot of organic matter on the ground.   The density of the live trees is too high.  One of you projects before the summer dry season , should be to clean up the area around your build site.   Otherwise you will have little fire resilience. 
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