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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.

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2015, 03:41:06 pm »
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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matt, thanks, was it at Heartwood?  Probably, I was there with my friend Colin- guy with a huge beard, you'd remember him. I'll head over to your gallery to see what you've got going. All the best, and hope to run into you again!

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2015, 05:51:55 pm »
Beautiful barn.  Keep the pictures coming.  Did you mill the timbers.  What species?
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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2015, 09:22:25 am »
That barn looks great. Way more to that barn than the pole barn i'm building for my saw mill right now. Also I like your tractor I have the same one. awesome rig for doing that kinda of work ive found. 

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2015, 01:22:20 pm »
Here are a few new images showing 'dormer' construction, sheathing, 4" polyiso insulation, 2 man chainsaw for cutting rafter feet, venting, and sheathing again. Small gantry made of pipe staging was invaluable for lifting rafter pairs into place. Basically we had the ridge up and used this gantry to place the valley rafters, then pre assembled rafter pairs and rolled them into place. 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2015, 01:41:19 pm »
You're doing a supper nice job there.

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« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2015, 02:12:28 pm »
Looking very nice!
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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2017, 01:10:31 pm »
That is beautiful.  Great job.
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« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2017, 02:21:32 pm »
WOW!!

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« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2017, 03:49:33 pm »
Beautiful! Now I just have to finish my project :P

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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2017, 11:52:36 pm »
Been following this thread for a while. Kinda of wondered what happened or where you went. Looks like you were working your tail off! Barn looks great and is a true piece of art. You should be proud, it will be standing long after we are gone. Really impressive job you have done. 
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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2017, 05:42:32 am »
Good job there.
Where's the stone archway going?
Looks like a piece of real crooked wood,like a corkscrew,behind the arch,on the right,next to the ladder. What's the plan for that?
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« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2017, 09:50:34 am »
Very nice.  Great job!
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Re: Barn progress
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2017, 10:31:54 am »
Great work on this one, very inspiring,

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« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2017, 06:33:01 pm »
Looks GREAT!  Nice job!  I'm also interested in that stone archway.
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« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2017, 06:40:41 pm »
I knew I recognized that corkscrew from somewheres.  ;)     ;D

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