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Offline mrbrb

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Barn progress
« on: February 07, 2015, 10:04:55 am »
A few images of a project that Ive been creeping up on for the last couple years.
The three main girts are 15 x 17" x 24' sandwiched by double 8 x 8 posts with a kind of sandwiched half dovetail 10" wide tenon. My brother and I are pictured 'load testing' the first big beam. Feels pretty good, a little vibration when jumping up and down in jubilation, but the 8x8 braces do a good job in keeping it from racking.
A picture of checking a 15 x 17 for squareness. Not bad for a completely maxed out scrap-metal mill and yankee-egyptian technology.
 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 07:47:31 am »
Thanks for sharing. Why are the knee braces elongated so much?

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 08:44:15 am »
Looks very sturdy!

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2015, 05:45:58 pm »
more progress…

 

  

  

  

 

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2015, 06:11:14 pm »
This is gonna be a great barn.  Looks overbuilt....just the way I like 'em smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2015, 06:35:24 pm »
Yes certainly stout looking to say the least ! Very cool.....
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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2015, 07:58:09 pm »
I like that picture at night.
Stove?? To keep the tools warm or the pegs warm?
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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2015, 08:01:14 pm »
Nice build. I see the y'all have to prewarm wood just to burn. Way to cold for me. :D

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2015, 08:39:38 pm »
stove for burning scraps. Otherwise the scraps get muddled with the constantly falling snow and make a mess. It is good for keeping hands warm and provides some companionship  :snowball: :snowball:

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a few more images
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2015, 12:45:33 pm »
 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2015, 03:17:21 pm »
Looks good.  I see you used the radial arm saw with a dado blade to cut your flooring grooves for the plywood splines.  Did it work out OK?  Just curious because I still have mine to do later this year...
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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2015, 07:12:47 pm »
Yes, the RAS worked great. Remember to mark your reference face. That blade is actually a very thick Disston, just over 3/8", solid steel. It was touched up with a file and it rips no problem. I don't have a picture, but we used a couple of roller-conveyors for infeed and out feed-  absolutely necessary. Im sure there is a better alternative to feather boards… I tried some tensioned rollers but had tracking problems. Settled for the feather boards. The boards were rough sawn and dried for a while and then put back on the mill and trued to 6,8,10,and 12". Splines are ext grade 3/8". Groove depth was somewhere between 5/8 and 7/8 depending on how hard each board was run against the fence.

A porta-jack and a heavy bench vise came in handy for sucking the flooring together. Clamp the vise to your joist and put the spreader between it and a couple courses of floorboards. It pushes them together nicely.


Because the boards weren't sawn too accurately thickness wise..  8/4" plus or minus 1/4"… I am going to have to have a planing party. Any ideas on getting it down quickly?

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2015, 10:38:09 am »
I'm no help at all , other than encouragement.... Looks good, that thing's a beast!!

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2015, 11:32:32 am »
a drum floor sander will do it. nice looking barn, I would move into that. I was getting discouraged with all the snow pics.

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2015, 11:55:16 am »
Well, I guess snow load won't be a concern.  ;)
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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2015, 10:31:47 pm »
taking advantage of the nice weather..
added a 10x10 hickory ridge beam and working on some dormers next. Had no access to machines so the ridge was pulled up with a line to its tipping point, tipped onto the deck, positioned, then jacked, cribbed, jacked, scaffolded, etc, into position, and then lowered onto the gable assemblies. 



  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2015, 05:14:01 am »
Nice work.

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2015, 11:13:10 am »
WOW!  Beautiful work!!

... I bet you sleep well !!! :D :D :D :D

Keep the pics coming!  :)

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2015, 02:42:43 am »
Wow, that is looking excellent!  I love the massive tie beams.   8)

Nice machine too, I like the 110's.  Did I take the timber framing workshop with you a couple years ago?  I think so.  Your making a lot more progress on your project than I am on mine....

It's nice to see the pics, I wish I came across this earlier when you started it. 
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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2015, 06:16:00 am »
Super nice. That barn will be around for the next 200+ years.