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Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #240 on: February 08, 2017, 08:29:58 pm »
Something tells me ljohnsaw is an old-school craftsman.  I bet it was a gin pole.   ;D
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Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #241 on: February 09, 2017, 02:32:15 pm »
I was really expecting to see the floor pegged or was it supposed to be radiant floor heat? Where is the radiant floor tubing?  you put the decking down before putting the slab down for the radiant heat?  Rip all that up, put the tubes down, cement it properly, the put the decking back, you'll have to free float it maybe. 

Now then you need some better flooring, you'll need some quarter saw WO with walnut basketweave corners.   :D

Hey it's your own fault for making such a nice model

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Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #242 on: February 10, 2017, 09:31:20 pm »
Update: 2/10/2107

It has been raining A LOT here so not much else to do but work on the model.  The "frame" is complete.

 

This is looking at the west wall, bedroom on the left, bathroom (the alcove is where the shower will be) then kitchen area where the unfinished floor is.

 

Other bedroom

 

Looking at the east wall.   There will be walls on both sides of the stair to close off the basement staircase.

 

Looking at the south wall

 

Looking through the front door - you can see through the bedroom doorway and out the window

 
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Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #243 on: February 10, 2017, 11:04:34 pm »
Almost looks like you could live there.
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Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #244 on: February 11, 2017, 09:15:25 am »
 :o  That is totally amazing.   smiley_thumbsup
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Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #245 on: February 12, 2017, 07:37:05 pm »
Update 2/12/2017:

Went up yesterday to drop my son at a Boy Scout winter campout.  Swung by my cabin build.  The guy clearing some roads said the 13" of rain that came down last Wednesday and Thursday compressed/melted the 10' of snow down to 6 or 7' that it is now.  Here is the road heading toward my turnoff:

 

The easement up to my cabin:

 

Closeup for scale:

 

My log arch is almost gone!

 

SkyTrak is stuck for the time being:

 

My mill won't be seeing daylight for some time - the mill head stands over 8' above the ground:

 

The doorway is 8' high:

 

Garage door is 8'8" high, walls are 10':

 

The "bodies" buried are my timber stacks from November:
 

 

But made this for fun!

 
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« Reply #246 on: February 12, 2017, 07:48:45 pm »
Here in southern Oregon, the snow is mostly gone. Now we're dealing with the mud.
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« Reply #247 on: February 13, 2017, 07:27:33 am »
Hit 83F here yesterday. :( Send some of that white dust here. ;D

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« Reply #248 on: March 06, 2017, 04:03:32 pm »
Update 3/5/2017:

We've been getting snow off and on over the last week at my property at 5,800' elevation.  The snow today (very light) is all the way down to 2,000'.  My neighbors were having a snow play day on Saturday but we couldn't make it up - good thing!  There was a foot or so dumped on Saturday and I-80 was closed overnight.  The road opened up for a little while in the afternoon but my neighbors were stuck with an unplowed mile long road to the freeway.  The contracted snow removal guy showed up with this nice toy:

 

He was installing some better chains so he could continue up the grade toward the camera.  Fresh snow sure is prudy!  I-80 was closed again due to white out conditions :-\
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« Reply #249 on: April 29, 2017, 01:09:49 am »
Update 4/28/2017:

My last trip up was February 11th when I was dropping my son off at snow camp.  Well, today I was dropping him off at a Camp-o-ree at a lower elevation.  I decided to take the circular route home and stop by the property to see how much snow has melted.  The weather forecast was saying it has been mostly warm (40's and 50's) with some rain and occasionally a little, very wet snow.

Well, here is what I found this evening:

 
My backhoe is starting to peak out from under the snow.  A little over 4 feet of snow here.

 
And my 6 foot tall log arch.  So probably 3 feet of snow left there.

 
Not much change to my sawmill.

 
The driveway - interesting how the wind made the drifts and how the heat radiated from the warmed trees to melt the snow.

 
Still a lot of snow in the basement!  Probably 4 feet.

 
Looking down the west wall.  At least 4 feet here.

 
Looking down the east wall.

Here is a neighbor's house - how not to slope the roof to cover your front porch/entry...

 

 
The local (non-working) firetruck.  Back on Feb 11 the shot looking up my easement, the firetruck is under the snow bank on the right side.

 
The drift at the bottom of my access road on the main road.

 
A look up the main road (looking west).

My friend's property is just up the road and the "sledding hill" on the back is on a south slope.  It is almost completely bare - can't sled there anymore.

In the past nearly 3 months, about 2 to 3 feet of snow has melted depending on the sun exposure and proximity to sun-warmed objects.  I am probably on track to start working again about the 4th of July ::)
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Re: My timber frame build
« Reply #250 on: April 29, 2017, 06:41:30 am »
When does all that snow start where you are?
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« Reply #251 on: April 29, 2017, 11:32:12 am »
Maybe you'll get a good crop of mushrooms this year.
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« Reply #252 on: April 29, 2017, 12:05:25 pm »
When does all that snow start where you are?
Variable.  The last 4 years with the drought, we would see something by Christmas or into January, often melting between.  This year started mid-November and has stayed.  We got a big storm dropping 10 feet in two or three days early February.
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« Reply #253 on: April 29, 2017, 12:08:43 pm »
Maybe you'll get a good crop of mushrooms this year.

Last good crop of mushrooms was 4 years ago...  I was still working - you know - we all were working in the dark and fed a lot of steer manure. ;)

But seriously, don't see a lot of mushrooms where I'm at.  Do get a huge growth of ferns in the spring before everything dries out.  Usually no rain from May to October (other than occasional, very brief, thunderstorms).
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« Reply #254 on: April 29, 2017, 12:11:21 pm »
Wow, still two months away from work time!  Thanks for the explanation about why the snow has melted around the trees.  That is still more snow than I have ever seen in my lifetime!   :o
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« Reply #255 on: April 29, 2017, 01:05:16 pm »
Wow, still two months away from work time!  Thanks for the explanation about why the snow has melted around the trees.  That is still more snow than I have ever seen in my lifetime!   :o

Well, three things go into making tree wells/no snow around trees (IMO).  First is the branches shed a lot of snow away from the trunk.  Second is wind.  Yesterday we had winds topping 100mph at the peaks.  I've seen 40 to 60 at my property.  Code calls for building to 120mph.  The wind will whip around the trees keeping it away.  And third, the sun will warm dark things and that little bit of warmth is just enough to help it melt in that area.  Notice how the snow has melted on the south end of this wall:

 
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« Reply #256 on: April 30, 2017, 10:39:57 pm »
That is why I read about stuff that I know nothing about and learn stuff that I will never use about stuff that I will never see.   smiley_dizzy
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« Reply #257 on: May 01, 2017, 09:13:03 am »
Magicman, it's just like when we were in school.
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« Reply #258 on: May 01, 2017, 01:11:44 pm »
Last good crop of mushrooms was 4 years ago...  I was still working - you know - we all were working in the dark and fed a lot of steer manure. ;)

But seriously, don't see a lot of mushrooms where I'm at.  Do get a huge growth of ferns in the spring before everything dries out.  Usually no rain from May to October (other than occasional, very brief, thunderstorms).

I grew up in Sacramento and am very familiar with the dry summers.  The first time I saw it rain in July was on an outing, I think at Sly Park Lake.  Maybe further up I-50.  I was twelve and remember to this day trying to wrap my head around the notion of rain in the summer.

Really glad to see the Sierras flush with snow.  Enjoy it while it lasts.
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« Reply #259 on: May 31, 2017, 11:04:19 pm »
Update 5/31/2017:

Haven't had rain since April 20th.  My schedule worked out that I went up today to check on things on my property.  It was raining ::)

This is what it looked like back in April 28th with 4 feet of snow on the ground:

 

And today (32 days later):

 

This tree just couldn't hold up to the snow:

 

 

Neither could my scaffolding.  Amazing how such a little area was subjected to that much weight.  I suppose with the rain/freeze/rain/snow cycles, there must have been a massive piece of ice sitting on it.

 

I welded these plates to some 1" conduit.  The weight of the snow just snapped them all off:

 

My mill didn't look so good either...

 
The chain that was holding the head up (4 sections) had straightened the eye bolts out.  I thought that was all but each of the end links that were on them snapped the pin too!

 

I took my flat SkyTrak tire halfway back home to the tire shop for repair.  They said they would get to it in about 2 hours :-\  So I stopped on my way back up the hill to check on a fishing spot.  I saw this sign and had a chuckle:

  

In the winter when the highway gets closed, people start to look for another way over the summit.  There isn't another way (except by ATV in the summer).

Anyhow, when halfway back down the hill after lunch, picked up my tire, back up the hill, remounted it and put my mill head on a trailer and took it home for repairs and upgrades.  Put 222 miles on today.
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SkyTrak 9038, Davis Little Monster backhoe, Case 16+4 Trencher, Home Built 38" cut Bandmill up to 64' - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.