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Offline Jim_Rogers

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Customer projects (barns and out buildings)
« on: April 04, 2016, 04:43:50 pm »
Today a timber framer from Maine sent me some photos of the barn and out buildings he has made with tools he bought from us.

Here they are:

 

 

The above one was labeled studio.

Below is labeled house:

 

 

This one is labeled barn:

 

 

I think he did a pretty good job.

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Re: Customer projects (barns and out buildings)
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 09:04:47 am »
Nice pictures Jim!
I always wonder what the original owners of those tools would think to see them put back to their intended use, sometimes decades after being set aside. It seems like it would make a lot of long gone carpenters happy.
   I picked up a large lot of tools from a local guy a few years ago which were owned by a carpenter who originally worked about 40 minutes from where I live. The carpenter was active from the late 1800's to the early 1900's, and built and repaired a lot of local barns as well as anything else carpentry related.
   The tools were a very wide assortment, everything from framing chisels and axes to carving tools. You got the sense that the guy was a well rounded craftsman. The most interesting moment for me, was when I picked up a small rectangular lump wrapped in newspaper. I unwrapped it and inside was a really nice Keen Kutter 1 1/2" framing chisel without the handle. The newspaper was a local paper from 1916. The carpenter, OEH (Olin E. Hale) was probably retired about that point, and had seen timber framing go into decline as an outmoded method. He probably thought that no one would be likely to have a use for that tool again when he wrapped it up, and was right until I unwrapped it 95 years later. Now that chisel is my personal 1 1/2",in use every day, and is one of the nicest I've used!
   
   
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Re: Customer projects (barns and out buildings)
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 05:51:33 pm »
What of a heck of a project to be on. Just wish I could see something like that from start to finish.

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Re: Customer projects (barns and out buildings)
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 11:01:40 am »
I just got some more pictures from a customer who built his barn/shed in VT.

See them here:

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,3603.msg1522144.html#msg1522144

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Re: Customer projects (barns and out buildings)
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 10:57:33 pm »
Jim, I've been more than happy with the tools I've obtained from you; high quality old-school in great shape , thanks.

Nice to see the pictures from the projects.  The Dutch barn is interesting, it seems to be a salvaged/moved structure, any knowledge concerning it's history/origins?  It's got me remembering Dick Babcock.

http://www.dutchbarns.org/dbpsnewssp00.htm

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Re: Customer projects (barns and out buildings)
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2017, 11:30:58 am »
Jim, I've been more than happy with the tools I've obtained from you; high quality old-school in great shape , thanks.

Nice to see the pictures from the projects.  The Dutch barn is interesting, it seems to be a salvaged/moved structure, any knowledge concerning it's history/origins?  It's got me remembering Dick Babcock.

http://www.dutchbarns.org/dbpsnewssp00.htm
I don't have any information about this frame, Sorry.

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