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Pictures from JoeyLowe's Timber Frame
« on: September 28, 2004, 11:07:26 AM »
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Re: Pictures from JoeyLowe's Timber Frame
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2004, 11:19:32 AM »
I second that!!

How was the class and are you planning another one soon?

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Re: Pictures from JoeyLowe's Timber Frame
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2004, 11:40:06 AM »
As one of the participants, I can say a great time was had by all.  :)  Joey, Anita, and family were terrific and understanding hosts.  Jim Rogers was an excellent and patient instructor.  We had a perfect blend of lecture and hand-on work.  
  Didn't get to raise anything b/c of scheduling problems with the concrete guys but we did everything up to that point.  I gained a lot of confidence.  Would go back to work more if it was closer.   8)   8)

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Re: Pictures from JoeyLowe's Timber Frame
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2004, 02:58:16 PM »
To All:
It seems that Joey, may have mis-placed his camera and will find it soon among all his new tools as he cleans up his well stocked current shop.
But in the mean time I have some.
Here is one of the class:




Front row, left to right: Clyde Osborn (Joey's right hand man), Pops (Joey's father in-law, and his left hand man, at times), Jacob Price (the hardest working young man I've ever met), Jeff Price (TN_man on the FF, Jacob's proud father), and the ever growing THIN man Joey Lowe our host.
Back row, left to right: Philip Dahl (from Monroe, LA) and Jim Yon (JimY on the FF).
A great bunch of participants who gave it their best.
In the middle is Bent number one a 20' wide queens post bent bent of southern yellow pine standing on a set of temporary blocks.
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Re: Pictures from JoeyLowe's Timber Frame
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2004, 03:39:23 AM »
I want to thank everyone that made the class possible. Jacob and I had a great time. On the way home, Jacob said "thanks for taking me, Dad, I had a great time. I could stand to do that for a living!"
I appreciate Jim's willingness to share his knowledge and experience with us. It was nice to meet him as well as Jim Y and Phil, who both are members of the forum. Also want to thank Joey who opened his home to us and made us all feel welcomed. I don't have a digital camera, so I can't post any pictures. Sorry. Jeff
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2004, 08:26:07 AM »
 :D Hi all:

I located the camera right where I left it. (In the pocket of my raincoat.)

Overall, I think fun and learning was had by all.  Weather was great all week except for Friday. (We got wet!)  Everyone started arriving on Sunday & Monday and since it appeared that we would have room, all stayed on site.  

Tuesday morning started off with a pow wow around the trailer.  Here's the first of many photos to come.




That's the sawmill and the kiln to the rear of Jim and the new shop is to the left of the photo.  You can barely see one of the forms in place.


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Re: Pictures from JoeyLowe's Timber Frame
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2004, 11:12:55 AM »



Jim Rogers starts to work on a tenon as Philip Dahl looks on.
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2004, 11:16:32 AM »


Jeff Price takes a turn at using the skill saw from h****.  This saw will humble you pretty quick.
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2004, 11:20:15 AM »


The whole group gets involved in setting up bent #1 for a fit-up.  Using cribbing made it easy to set up this bent, but the wet weather and mosquitos took a toll.
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2004, 11:21:37 AM »
 :)  More pics later along with details.  I have to get back to the real world for a bit and crunch some numbers.
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Re: Pictures from JoeyLowe's Timber Frame
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2004, 11:25:35 AM »
Every pic I have seen of Jim ....All that can be seen are that hat and bibs....is this guy in witness protection :D :D :D....probably just a hard worker.... 8) 8)
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Re: Pictures from Joey Lowe's Timber Frame
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2004, 01:25:29 PM »
Buzz:
I've been sued so many times for braking cameras that I tend to lean into the position to reduce the lawyers fees :D :D

I did however bring my cast iron camera and Joey managed to get one shot of me:



I wore that red shirt that day so I won't blend in with the others. :D :D

You should have seen the looks I got walking threw Dallas/Fort Worth Airport with that hat on ;D ;D :D

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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2004, 01:35:06 PM »

Here I am using the shaving horse that I built to Jim's specs/plans.  It works really good and I was even able to convince my wife that it was the latest trend in exercise as evidenced below:


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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2004, 01:46:33 PM »
Thanks for the pictures guys.  At least my wife now knows, with at least some certainty, where I was last week.  The class was great, as was the company.  We all learned a lot and made some good friends.  Wasn't someone going to e-mail me some pictures?

Thanks to all!

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Re: Pictures from Joey Lowe's Timber Frame
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2004, 03:31:52 PM »
Here are some more photos of the workshop:



Above is Joey and his woodmizer.
Below is Joey and his supervisor:




Below, father and son team working a timber:




Below: Philip studying the plan, looking for dimension:




Here is the plan:




Below is Clyde trimming a brace tenon:



They all did a good job.

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Re: Pictures from JoeyLowe's Timber Frame
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2004, 05:06:05 PM »
Looks like a whole lota fun !

Good job guys.
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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2004, 10:07:17 AM »
In my haste to make sure everyone was having a good time, I forgot to pay close attention during the square rule layout porion of the seminar.  Thanks to Jim, his previous posts help answer my questions about sizing the housing.
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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2004, 04:59:53 AM »
Okay, I thought it was time for a little update here too.  I will be adding some photos over the next few days as time permits.  My harddrive crashed and I'm slowly recovering the data, so please bear with me if I make a mistake.  ::)

This is a photo some of the beams that were cut a few days after the seminar.  Nice tight grain on SYP.



Here is another view:



Here is one of the concrete guys going over the final touches prior to laying the slab.



Here special attention is given to the rebar in the footings.  Code officers required 4 #5 rebar beams to be continuos around perimeter of slab  and had to be at least 18" below grade.



That's it for now.  I will upload more later.  The slab has been poured.  The sill plates are in place.  The joinery for the first 4 bents have been cut and weather permitting, I plan to start standing up bents in the morning.

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« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2004, 06:59:46 AM »
That SYP looks beautiful, Iíll bet that makes one sharp looking frame! Most of the pine we get to work with up here is white and we rarely get any with a grain that looks as pronounced as yours.
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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2004, 05:54:48 PM »
Hi all.  Another update along with some minor problems.  I was preparing to raise the first of three bents that I have ready to raise and I got bent one assembled. (just the three posts, tie beam and braces.)  All have been planed and oiled and man are they pretty.  I lined up bent one with the mortices in my sill plate and put my strong backs in place and I put kickers along the sill plates to keep the posts from sliding off the foundation.  I'm using a fork tilt the bents up and so I got it into position and got the bent strapped and secured.  I slowly start to raise bent one and it comes up beautifully.  I get it tilted to about 80 degrees and I'll be darned if the whole thing didn't slide sideways towards the west about a foot.  So I had to lay it back down and will probably have to disassemble the bent and move everything back into position tomorrow.  (I ran out of daylight.)  I guess tomorrow that I will also put kickers in place along the sides of the posts to keep everything on the straight and narrow and give it a go again.  A friend stopped by and suggested that I just raise the posts, plumbe and brace them and then lower the tie beam into place.  Any thoughts on this approach?  By the way, a 20 foot long 8 x 8 beam suspended 11 feet in the air is a mighty humbing sight.  Oh did I mention that I'm having the time of my life too. 8)  Thanks again Jim!
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