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Re: Well here we go...
« Reply #80 on: April 17, 2015, 02:59:34 PM »
You're only 2 hours away..... After seed's in the ground and first cutting hay is done, I'll have to stop by. :)

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Re: Well here we go...
« Reply #81 on: April 22, 2015, 10:13:25 PM »
That quite the barn! Beautiful land as well! Doin a hell of a job!
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« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2015, 11:34:36 PM »
Thanks, getting behind on pics, got the stairway framed, the rest of the vertical posts done on the 2nd floor, upstairs subfloor down, dormer framed in, east end windows framed.  I meant to take some tuesday morning, but I got mad at a bracket and had get home to take a nap before my night shift and forgot.

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« Reply #83 on: April 25, 2015, 11:01:47 PM »
Installing the baffles between the purlins for the spray foam and finished the sheeting on the west end.

 

Sunset over the neighborhood.

 

Interior shots...

 
 
Upstairs

 
Upstairs from the east end.

 

 
Brackets all done & the dreaded 8x6x12 racking brace @ the ridge/peak.

 
 

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« Reply #84 on: April 25, 2015, 11:11:53 PM »
More...

 

 

West gable wall, and the machine that did it all, the LT35 :D

 

Went to pick this up from my dad's for the kids to ride and it stranded me about 700' in the woods.  No one there to help tow it out so I got to push :(

 
Oak 2x10's cut yesterday to doulbe up the outside stringers on the staircase.

 
A selfie for the yougin's

 
Some red cedar for the soffits.  I'm a long ways from that point, but I made some 2x8's for a friend and  ended up getting some 1x6 out of the side boards.

Putting it away, time to go work my other full time job for the weekend.

  

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« Reply #85 on: April 29, 2015, 04:47:33 PM »
Amazing build, I cannot wait to see it all finished!

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« Reply #86 on: May 24, 2015, 08:31:39 PM »
Curious, as to the use of metal fasteners on a build like this. Not familiar with this, is there "conventional" joinery or just the metal fasteners??
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« Reply #87 on: May 24, 2015, 08:36:00 PM »
Just the brackets.

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« Reply #88 on: May 24, 2015, 09:36:15 PM »
WOW! I just read the whole thread.... awesome job!!!! 8) 8) 8)

We built one barn and we have a few more to go... but after seeing what you did.... I "feel" tired!

Just a beautiful job... I too cannot wait to see the house!

Were all the timbers "green" or did you dry them in any way?

We used some oak-wilt killed Red Oak that was dead for over two years and it still checked and shrunk more than I expected in some true 4"x4" railings off of our family room.... I was guessing that they were a bit dryer than that!  :D :D :D

Cheers.... GREAT work!

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« Reply #89 on: May 24, 2015, 11:09:31 PM »
Thanks Dad, lol.  Was that awkward? :D 

The timbers were as green as ash that has been dead on the stump for a few years can be.  I do have some cracking in some of the timbers although they were boxed heart and were stickered for a couple months prior to going up.

The house will have to be red maple and smaller... I think the area will be out of ash by the time I get to it.

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« Reply #90 on: May 25, 2015, 06:58:40 PM »
What grade of steel did you use for your 3/16" fasteners / brackets?

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« Reply #91 on: May 25, 2015, 07:26:59 PM »
The brackets were cut from 3/16" sheets, not sure if it was graded.  The fastners are grade 5.

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« Reply #92 on: June 12, 2015, 09:57:59 PM »

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« Reply #93 on: July 29, 2015, 12:44:20 PM »
Getting some logs for siding.  Having problems deciding on what finish to put on it ???  Any suggestions welcome. ;D

 

Bathroom framed in.
 
 

Some pics I took for WM personal best.

 
 
 
 


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« Reply #94 on: July 29, 2015, 12:47:26 PM »
Wife scared to go down the stairs... :D

 

Firring strip-palooza & forgot to charge the lift.

 

Custom scaffold to finish the fir strips over the stairway.

 

Got the machines dropped into the woodshop.

 

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« Reply #95 on: July 29, 2015, 12:51:28 PM »
Dog ain't worth a hill of beans at grading dirt.

 

Logosol wired and hooked up to dust redistribution system.

 

Running..



Red cedar fresh out of the logosol

 

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« Reply #96 on: July 29, 2015, 12:54:06 PM »
Red cedar soffit v-groove with some sherwin williams tongue oil deck stain on it.

 

 

 

Bad picture of some of the soffit.

 

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« Reply #97 on: July 29, 2015, 03:44:25 PM »
The color looks great.

Are you using cedar for the siding too, or just soffits and fascia?
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« Reply #98 on: July 29, 2015, 04:09:06 PM »
Just the soffit and door/window trims.  I'm going to do metal fascia & then have gutters put on.

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« Reply #99 on: September 18, 2015, 01:35:35 AM »
Gable soffit from on high.

 

$840 and a few hrs later, fixed the broken cat track.

 

BTW, I have lots of first revision cat track pieces available.

 

Stain on the lean-to frame.
 


Getting a little more organized and 800bf of white pine destined for the logosol.

  


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