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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #220 on: January 24, 2018, 11:21:06 PM »


It took ten slices to get the butt flare reduced to a dimension that would allow me to halve the log from one end to another.
The cut was started a wee bit (metric increment) above the pith, 'cause Magicman has always said the I shouldn't split the pith.  :D  :D
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« Reply #221 on: January 24, 2018, 11:24:31 PM »

 Cut exit at small end of log, almost the same wee increment above the log pith.
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« Reply #222 on: January 24, 2018, 11:27:05 PM »

One half log - needs to be dusted off, but ready for the deck project.
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« Reply #223 on: January 25, 2018, 09:13:45 AM »



 
The deck work in progress - being edge matched on three log 'joists'.
After this is complete, we will start on a 60' deck.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #224 on: February 02, 2018, 02:33:04 PM »
12x20 storage shed



 

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #225 on: February 05, 2018, 02:06:05 PM »
12x20 storage shed



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That is quite a storage shed. Curious...how are you attaching the posts to the slab?

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« Reply #226 on: February 05, 2018, 02:50:20 PM »
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That is quite a storage shed. Curious...how are you attaching the posts to the slab?

The posts are sitting on treated 1x material, but not fastened to the slab.  The sill plate is fastened with J-bolts.

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #227 on: February 20, 2018, 04:55:12 PM »
Chopping log floor joists for a barn. 

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #228 on: March 01, 2018, 10:35:04 AM »
Hewing plates for the same barn.

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« Reply #229 on: March 03, 2018, 01:36:08 PM »
Dave,those floor joists look good.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #230 on: May 01, 2018, 05:01:41 PM »
Today I made some peg hole mirrors to have for my upcoming trip to Heartwood school.


 

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #231 on: May 08, 2018, 09:28:06 AM »
Here's a photo of the cruck frame we raised on Friday; the first one we've done with curved cruck braces besides the already curved cruck blades and tie beams. We hope to do another next year at Heartwood.
Two of the cruck blades had their curve ripped with a chain saw jig (the others were hewn), and the offcuts were wide enough to get curved braces for the walls, too. It was nice to be able to use what would otherwise be waste.
This frame will be a porte cochre with the sills raised on 3' stone walls.

 

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #232 on: May 08, 2018, 09:58:39 AM »
Hewing rafters for a barn repair.

 

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Dave, I see all your chop marks are in the same direction.  Can you explain what happened before this and what happens next?  I'm trying to understand the hewing on some old barn timbers where there are chop marks all in the same direction. Actually I think they are probably over-chop marks, meaning they went past the snap line before taking the broad axe to it.  Did you do a rough hewing first to remove most of the material, and then come back and chop (score) for a final hewing with the broad axe?
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #233 on: July 13, 2018, 09:27:49 AM »
I started helping my customer cut some joints in his timbers for his 20' wide by 57' long boat barn, yesterday.
He was there and I didn't get much chance to take any pictures.
I was working on post 3A doing layout and cutting mortises. He bought a new chain mortiser just to cut this frame. Was nice to use a brand new tool, again.
I used my tenon checker to size the bottom stub tenon and my "New AL" layout tool from Timber Frame Head Quarters, for the layout.
I will get more pictures next week when I'm back there.
Here is a shot of the frame drawing:



 
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #234 on: July 16, 2018, 06:03:45 PM »
Today, I was back onsite cutting joints in a 10"x10" x 15' post.
Here is my work area:



 

It's a nice shady area after lunchtime. Nice crane to move the timbers.
Here is a shot of a tool he gave me to roll them over:


 

It is some type of log jack that is suppose to lift logs up so you don't cut into the ground, but he took it apart and made it into a timber rolling tool. Works great and doesn't leave marks on the timbers. I guess he wasn't happy about me using my mill favorite on his timbers.

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #235 on: July 23, 2018, 06:08:08 PM »
Today, I cut a stub tenon on the bottom of a post using a chain mortiser.

Before I did that I cut the top of the post with two reductions as the plate and the tie beam meet over the post. (Customer's design not mine).
So the post needed this:



 

First time I ever cut one like this.

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #236 on: August 03, 2018, 05:41:52 PM »
Been cutting joints all week long.
This is the weapons the customer is providing for me to use:



 

What I like about using the older style Borneman layout template is that the slots are right for checking housings on timbers.
This 10x10 is being reduced at the joint to 9 1/2"  The Big AL template shows me that the surface is just right:



 

Today I was working on a 8x14x20' tie beam. I had to reduce the timber to 1/2" under so 13 1/2". Neither the old Big AL or the new TFHQ template goes that large.
So, I had to figure a way to get a 13 1/2" shoulder line that I could draw and knife.
I nested the framing square tongue onto the TFHQ template at 12" and got a nice 13 1/2" offset line.



 
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« Reply #237 on: August 03, 2018, 11:15:38 PM »
Nice trick, Jim. I need to get one! For what application do you use the sawzall?

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #238 on: August 04, 2018, 09:56:58 AM »
Nice trick, Jim. I need to get one! For what application do you use the sawzall?
I don't he seems to think I need it but I'd rather use a hand saw.
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