The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service



Author Topic: My timber frame build  (Read 82291 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Erik A

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 83
  • Cutting up logs is just plain old fun
    • Share Post
Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #560 on: August 22, 2021, 01:28:29 PM »
The plan is to get all the beams and rafters up and then tarp the whole thing with a section of a horse riding arena tarp.  Super heavy duty.  I'll put grommets in every 3 feet or so and tie or screw it down as needed.
If you are still looking into tarp options, here is a possibility -
https://www.repurposedmaterialsinc.com/billboard-vinyls/

Offline ljohnsaw

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4997
  • Age: 62
  • Location: Northern California
  • Gender: Male
  • Happily retired... Working harder than ever!
    • Share Post
Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #561 on: August 22, 2021, 04:51:19 PM »
I tried several of those guys but they either never called back or didn't have any on hand at the moment.  I picked up a covered riding arena "tarp" free off of CL.  They cut it into 3 pieces to remove and I took two of them.  They about bottomed out my truck springs with the helper springs - well over 1,500 pounds.  The "small" one made a 40' 5th wheel camper cover (front/back & sides, too), a 22' boat cover, several LARGE lumber stack covers and a bunch of small equipment covers.  I saved the largest just for this. IIRC, it is something like 60' x 90' - it filled up the cul-de-sac that I live on.  When rolled up, it takes two to drag it and a truck crane to lift it!
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, 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.

Offline Erik A

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 83
  • Cutting up logs is just plain old fun
    • Share Post
Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #562 on: August 22, 2021, 05:00:58 PM »
CL is  definitely your friend!!

Offline Malfestus

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 19
  • Age: 34
  • Location: USA - Arkansas
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new! But ambitious and comitted.
    • Share Post
Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #563 on: September 05, 2021, 01:34:23 PM »
Im excited to see your progress!  Your land is beautiful and this is inspirational for me. Thanks!
Let the Sufferfest ensue.

Offline ljohnsaw

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4997
  • Age: 62
  • Location: Northern California
  • Gender: Male
  • Happily retired... Working harder than ever!
    • Share Post
Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #564 on: October 20, 2021, 12:45:25 AM »
10/19/2021 update:

Been awhile.  I was waiting on logs to finish up the last bent and start making beams.  With the fires now and the last couple of years, the loggers have filled up the mills so no work for them.  But no loggers for me, either.  They went off to fight fires.  Back the end of September, I pulled my camper trailer home and started to winterize.  One thing I do is drain my water system - 330 gallon tank & 400' of water line.  Down at the bottom of the hill is my septic field and a water spigot.  When I went down to open the spigot on October 6th, I found this:


This is the distribution box - effluent comes in by the board and goes out to two leach lines on the left.  I think a bear sniffed it out and decided to take a peek.

I had to take up all the working plywood since the snow would destroy my floor joist if I didn't.


 
I covered the tops of my beams to seal up the brace pockets and post mortises that are cut in them.


 
I was too tired to finish up the winterizing.  Then I got side tracked and bought an industrial tractor which delayed me doing what I was supposed to be doing.  I went up today to finish.  There was a small storm that passed by on Sunday night.  A neighbor up there took some pictures on Monday but I think a little more snow fell last night.  This is what I found this morning:


 About 6" total.

 
That would be a show stopper for the SkyTrak and it's bald tires.  But, I have a new toy and was able to scrape the snow away.

 
The tractor earned a place under cover!

 
No more milling/building until spring.  Still hoping to get some logs in this fall if the snow melts enough for my logger to make a delivery.  Unfortunately, there is a series of storms coming through this week. :(
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, 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.

Online Magicman

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 41970
  • Age: 78
  • Location: Brookhaven, MS
  • Gender: Male
  • A "Traveling Man"
    • Share Post
    • Knothole Sawmill
Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #565 on: October 20, 2021, 08:01:45 AM »
Thank You for the Fall shutdown update and I am already ready for your Spring thaw edition.  8)
Knothole Sawmill, LLC     '98 Wood-Mizer LT40SuperHydraulic   WM Million BF Club Member   WM Pro Sawyer Network

Never allow your "need" to make money to exceed your "desire" to provide quality service.....The Magicman

Offline firefighter ontheside

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2999
  • Age: 47
  • Location: DeSoto MO
  • Gender: Male
  • I like trees.
    • Share Post
Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #566 on: October 20, 2021, 08:33:22 AM »
A friend who lives in Truckee posted pics of early season snow, so I assumed when I saw your post that it would have some snow too.  Some significant progress made this year.  I'm looking forward to next year.
Woodmizer LT15
Kubota Grand L4200
Stihl 025 and MS291
2017 F350 Diesel 4WD
Kawasaki Mule 4010

Offline samandothers

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3777
  • Location: Charlotte NC To SW Va.
  • Gender: Male
  • Been learning on FF since 1/20/12
    • Share Post
Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #567 on: October 20, 2021, 10:15:43 AM »
Good summer season with progress made.  Your stable of tools increased which will aid with future production!  

We used a 1" pipe to run water down the hill from a spring.  I'd fill a tank I carried on the grapple and then gravity feed it into the camper.  Well a bear decided it would be fun to chew on the end of the 1" pipe.  He made several new holes where there should not have been any.

Offline ljohnsaw

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4997
  • Age: 62
  • Location: Northern California
  • Gender: Male
  • Happily retired... Working harder than ever!
    • Share Post
Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #568 on: October 20, 2021, 10:43:27 AM »
Well a bear decided it would be fun to chew on the end of the 1" pipe.
I have chipmunks that think its fun to chew up my PVC.  Stupid tree rats.

Back on 10/10, I hauled my tractor 100 miles from Vacaville to my property.  I parked in the big paved lot of the campground to unload.  I went in the office to let them know what I was doing.  When I came out, a worker was "talking sternly" to what I thought was a dog in the housekeeping shed (that she was in).  Turned out to be a bear cub.  I yelled over to her to do it with meaning - yell as loud as you can and just repeat "bad bear, git bear," etc.  It wandered out and another popped out of the laundromat adjoining that room.  They were pretty young and I was looking for mama bear - never saw her.  They proceeded over to the office and knocked over the trashcan and rummaged through it.  Finally wandered off.  Very bad bears - not afraid of humans.  When I started my diesel tractor up, then they finally left.
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038, Ford 545D FEL, 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.

Offline Stephen1

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2598
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Kilworthy ON> Canada
  • Gender: Male
  • Where there is a will, there is a way!
    • Share Post
    • muskoka Sawmill
Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #569 on: November 22, 2021, 09:47:23 PM »
Been a great read for a topic I just found. Thanks for recording it all.
See you in the spring!
IDRY Vacum Kiln, LT40HDWide, BMS250 sharpener/setter 742b Bobcat, TCM forklift, Sthil 026,038, 461. 1952 TEA Fergusan Tractor


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

question
First Timber Frame Build

Started by aguaman99 on Timber Framing/Log construction

27 Replies
2353 Views
Last post February 02, 2019, 03:24:33 PM
by aguaman99
xx
My timber frame build pics.

Started by Tim_W on Timber Framing/Log construction

19 Replies
1718 Views
Last post February 09, 2020, 05:21:10 PM
by BCsaw
xx
Not Timber Frame but a build question...

Started by SPD748 on Timber Framing/Log construction

4 Replies
1480 Views
Last post August 02, 2015, 03:33:59 PM
by fishfighter
xx
Timber frame SYP air dry time before build

Started by Georgia088 on Drying and Processing

7 Replies
272 Views
Last post October 06, 2021, 01:08:46 PM
by doc henderson
 


Powered by EzPortal