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What are you working on?
« on: September 08, 2015, 06:15:13 pm »
I figured we needed a thread where we could post a pic or two of what we were working on without having to start a new thread all the time. Like the "Whatcha sawin'?" thread in the Sawmill section.

We built this little roof this week. No joinery above the plates, but still interesting.

 

 

So, what are you building?
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 06:28:42 pm »
I am making a metal-roofed open sided firewood shed and I just got all the bents finished. I have turned my question thread into a pictoral where I have more on this.

 

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 06:32:58 pm »
Sorry, no picture but I am building an out house.   Last week it was another box to be used for raised bed gardening.  Niether one could be considered art work like yours.  I do find that everything I build takes more wood then I thought it might or at least seems like it when using a manual mill.
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ps nice metal wood sheds also, you posted while I was typing

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 01:05:21 am »
Spot on Dave. ;D

Good to have a thread to add the small bits that get done.

Will get pics up soon.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2015, 12:35:55 pm »
 10" x12" white oak purlin posts. A couple of them are 40', but the finished length is 33'. Sitting here waiting for the pine wall posts to get here.

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2015, 03:34:33 pm »


just finished. 16x20 with English tying joints on post tops.

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2015, 04:32:33 pm »
Dave,the op, was gracious enough a couple weeks ago to give me a personal course. That next weekend i knocked out all 8 corner braces. Laying out a corner brace just never sank in until dave showed me, and that had always kept me from going forward in timber framing. Now its a no brainer.  8)

Im working on a wood shed, 12'x16 or 18'. My first tf.


 
 
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2015, 06:15:55 pm »
Nice! I was hoping you would show us what you were working on.

I've discovered that if I upload a photo to the forum using my phone on 4GLTE, it will upload in less than two seconds. I have excellent cell service at work, so everyone can expect more photos. We have a really neat project coming up with a lot of crooked, forked and tapered stuff in it, but that won't be for another month of two, so that should be worth a few pics. It even has two posts scribed on to the top of a rock. :D
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2015, 11:00:39 pm »
Razor, very nice! Are you leaving it open?

Dave, those 40', 10x12's will need muscle to move them! :D

Bendonv, great start.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2015, 11:03:53 pm »
Dave, I am really curious to see what kind of unique things you do. I plan on incorporating some uniqueness in my wood shop. Y's, curves, live edge, etc.

That is one thing that I liked about Jack Sobon, using all the "cool" stuff in a frame.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2015, 09:24:25 am »
Dave,

Where did you get those white oak sticks, and did you mill them?

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2015, 12:19:21 pm »
I milled them, and the location is a secret. :D There are a few more at that location, but I'm not sure my boss wants to sell any of them. Do you need long white oak? There is more acreage that we are looking at, and there might be some more oak on it.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2015, 09:15:25 am »
Razor, what are your plans for your addition? Put a roof on it for a patio area, fully enclose for additional living
area, other? Looks nice by the way

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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2015, 10:25:36 am »
Thanks John. The frame is for a client and I believe the plan is to enclose it as a 3 season extension to their living room. You'll notice the frame roof pitch doesn't match the house pitch. Something that bugged me at first but the client insisted on a 8:12 for the frame. I got over it :D

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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2015, 10:47:42 am »


And an outhouse i made on spec back in the spring. I scribed an apple tree crotch into the frame. I love the contrast between the almost black timber and the apple wood. Landark on the apple.

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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2015, 12:01:41 pm »
That looks great. How would you attatch the frame to the flooring when doing it like that?
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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2015, 03:43:51 pm »
There are post bottom tenons going through the subfloor. There are a few ways you could secure the posts. Simpson straps or drive in some structural screws. Or just use the wall sheathing to hold it together.

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2015, 05:57:38 pm »
 

 
This is a deck I built this summer.  Part of it is timber framed, part of is not. But, it's all very strong.  Eastern red cedar with black locust pegs. 

Here's another shot of the timber framed part.
 

 

I used curved braces to get the head room around the planned hot tub.  I probably would not have considered curved braces if it wasn't for a Forestry Forum discussion about curved braces around the time I was designing this deck.  I'm glad I used curved braces because straight braces would have crowded the hot tub too much.  So, Thanks for that idea guys.

Here it is during the fit up. 

 
Yes, I do like to get my joints perfect if possible. 

All of this was possible because I set up this pergola at the local farm and ranch expo last year.

  

It generated a lot of interest, and not only did it lead to this deck, but it also led to another pergola (which is still on the schedule for this summer, I've got the logs in my yard, it's next on the list as a matter of fact,) Also several other tentative pergola orders. 

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2015, 06:48:47 pm »
Nice joints, and nice pergola frame.
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2015, 10:26:49 pm »
 Today I worked on a 25' long stick of butter. Those dark spots are peg holes. A nice change from the garbage the local mill has been sending. Too bad for them, we have an ongoing need for pine and oak timbers. Looks like I'll have to start supplying them on top of the work I already have to do now. It's like they are shipping junk to see how gullible we are. (And charging top dollar). They've had to buy back about a third of it so far. Do they really think we're going to build a barn with two vertical edger marks down each face of each timber? :D


 
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