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Offline Brian_Weekley

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The Barn Raising...
« on: August 22, 2013, 10:00:52 pm »
The time has finally arrived...we loaded my timberframe on a 42 foot car trailer yesterday and we're off to prepare for the raising.  Woohoo!  Many thanks to those on the FF who gave feedback and advice that helped me get me to this point.  I'll post photos of the raising in the near future.




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Re: The Barn Raising...
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 10:19:22 pm »
So, like dude, what's up with the catman mask? ;D 8) 8) 8)

Must be eggciting to have it actually happening. ;D :snowball:
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 10:25:10 pm »
So, like dude, what's up with the catman mask? ;D 8) 8) 8)

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Re: The Barn Raising...
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 10:32:03 pm »
Don't hate on the cat avatars.....  :D

I'm excited to see the raising, remember, there is no such thing as to many pictures....

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Re: The Barn Raising...
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2013, 10:56:00 pm »
I like cats. That one just looks like it is possessed by the dark one. ;D
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Re: The Barn Raising...
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2013, 08:57:59 am »
I can't wait to see it up! 8)

(And I am reminded I didn't respond to your invitation.  :-[ I'm sorry I didn't get back to you.)
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2013, 08:55:17 pm »
What are the 2 RAS being used for?
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2013, 09:42:24 am »
I think they go inside the building when it's up. I think Brian had a Sketchup showing them in their new home. Or maybe it was some other person entirely.  :D
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2013, 09:59:29 am »
Post it as barn raising so I will notice it. I don't come on this part much. I have no idea what you guys talk about,but I enjoy seeing your craftmanship.
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Re: The Barn Raising...
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2013, 06:02:49 pm »
Any details? Did you cut it yourself, size? Home, barn, other? How long did it take
you to get to this point?

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Re: The Barn Raising...
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2013, 07:34:09 pm »
John_P:

Welcome to the forum.

Search for post by Brian and I"m sure you'll find some of your answers.
He maybe out of computer range for a while as he's on site in Maine erecting his frame.

Jim Rogers

PS. Did we meet recently?
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Re: The Barn Raising...
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2013, 07:56:08 pm »
Jim is correct, I'm currently in Maine and have very limited internet access.  I'll post lots of pics when I get back.  The raising will be this coming Sat.  Still trying to finish a few beams up before then.

I'm planning to use the two RAS's to cut tongue and groove boards with molding heads.  One setup for tongue and one for groove.  Dave is correct too--plan to leave one in the barn when it's complete.

This is a Sobon style shed with enclosed shed on one side (20x20 overall).  I cut the entire frame by hand sporadically over the last year and a half.

 

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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2013, 09:49:54 pm »
Brian,What town in Maine? Nice weather we have now.
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Re: The Barn Raising...
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2013, 05:33:14 am »
Jim

Yes we did meet recently at a Fox Maple training class in ME. I tried out one of your
Millers Falls boring machines you had for sale, class was great and tool was very nice.

Brian-thank you for the update and good luck, a year and a half of work it a big investment
I look forward to to seeing the pics as well. Be safe

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Re: The Barn Raising...
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2013, 11:36:29 am »
No work today due to very heavy rains—a real frog strangler.  Therefore, I finally have some time to post some pics.  Jueston asked for lots of pictures, so here you go…

Unloading the beams at the worksite:


The dry fit stone foundation.  Notice the fancy home-made water level.  This worked great for building the walls and leveling the sills.



Assembling the tie joists and sills.  We did this over the stone on wood supports so we wouldn’t disrupt the rock too much.
 




Pulling things together with straps, come-along, and some persuasion with a log:



After everything was tight and square, we lifted each corner to remove the supports and lowered the base to the stone foundation.  We used cedar shakes as shims to level the entire base on the stone foundation.



The base complete and level:



The first bent goes up:





Inserting the loft joists as we pull together the middle bent:



Forgot to make mortises in the sill for the door posts.  Some last minute work so we could get the final bent raised:





We had enough people to carry, lift, and set the plates without the need for a gin pole:









Group photo and BBQ at the end of the raising day:





The rafters had to wait for the following day:



Finally, the traditional whetting bush tops the frame…





The frame is done!  Couldn’t have done it without a lot of help from friends and neighbors.  Many traveled a great distance to be there.





A lot of work left to do now.  Hope the rain clears soon...
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Re: The Barn Raising...
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2013, 11:51:52 am »
Brian,
Simply beautiful ..... The stone foundation really sets it off nicely and the frame is very well done, I particularly like to see the use of the hand mortiser as it is truly the way to do joinery when time allows.
I have been following your progress and looking forward to this moment, Congratulations on a job well done.
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Re: The Barn Raising...
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2013, 12:07:17 pm »
Very nice Brian, it looks great. :)
Looks like your crew got smaller on day two. :D
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Re: The Barn Raising...
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2013, 12:44:11 pm »
Great Job!

Has the reality of the frame now standing sunk in yet?

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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2013, 02:28:52 pm »
Love that stone foundation. Tommorrow looks like rain off and on again.  ::)
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Re: The Barn Raising...
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2013, 05:36:21 pm »
Awesome Job!  Can't wait to see the progress...
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