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Re: Am I a Fool?
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2019, 07:18:03 PM »
Well, none the less.... ;D
 I graduated form a technical high school, same deal. Many is the time I tried to look something up at work and it was in the book I had, so I had to come home and look it up in my old edition. At work, I am starting to feel like a dinosaur, these kids think they know it all because it's on the internet and you can't get skill from the internet, last time I checked.
The last time I checked the internet, I did not find any experience or common sense.
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« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2019, 07:23:41 PM »
Any lumber yard sells spikes for full dimensional lumber. It's those nails guns that can guess problems. A 3 inch spike is not much good with 2 inch lumber. :o
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Re: Am I a Fool?
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2019, 12:06:52 AM »
Timberlinx appealed to me because Iím not a skilled woodworker and I donít live in an area where guys like that are easy to find. I expect them to be easier and faster to work with than cutting traditional joinery.
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Re: Am I a Fool?
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2019, 09:09:04 AM »
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I plan to cut the cedar and burr oak into dimensional lumber for framing and as much of the cabin as possible. The cabin will be a timberframe style with Timberlinx connectors (40 x 60).
Hopefully not flooding you with TMI, just stuff to think about or discard :D.

We've got 2 different schools of thought going on there in my mind, or a hybrid of construction types. Dimensional lumber is stick framing stuff, 2-4" thick and wouldn't need timberlinx, just the appropriate fasteners or connection hardware we were talking about above. BTW, the connections calc and the span calc at awc.org might be helpful.

Timberlinx are fine, they take a lot of assumption and guesswork out and do less damage by way of material removal to the timbers than traditional joinery, notice Ben at Firetower's endorsement. They will come into play at 6x6 and larger timbers. I would stick to using the ERC for posts and compression members. One rule of thumb that might be helpful is that a compression member only needs to be checked for crushing parallel to grain if the dimensions are kept at L/12 or less. For an 8' tall wall an 8x8x8' tall fills that bill. As a "stud", a post of less dimension, buckling also needs to be thought about since that is the usual way it fails rather than by crushing. In other words a shorter fatter column fails by crushing, a tall slender column (post or stud) fails by buckling. If you can keep the cedar posts in that short fat range it makes the design thinking easier and more conservative.
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Re: Am I a Fool?
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2019, 09:23:08 PM »
. I plan to mill all of the trim and Wayneís cot
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