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Offline dukndog

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #180 on: March 02, 2017, 02:34:21 pm »
DonP,

I've visited that mill several times. Certain events from the National Parks will let visitors go inside of it.
On another note, about a mile south of the mill is a steam powered sawmill in a barn. It is on private property but you can see the boiler, stack and millworks from the road. Lots of elk in Boxley valley as well!!

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #181 on: March 02, 2017, 09:49:55 pm »
Road trip  :D
I like it around there.. well, there are few places I don't like.
Have any of you seen horsepower numbers posted for one of those old mills?  I'm not coming up with over 20 hp and that would be a stretch. Then I think. late 1800's, 20 horsepower, that would be something else. I then flipped a few appliances on in the house and stalled that wheel, we're definitely spoiled.

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #182 on: March 22, 2017, 09:22:35 pm »
I drew this a few years ago thinking about selling some exempt accessory structures. In my state that is 256 sf or below. This has a 12x20' footprint, it just happens to have 4' overhangs. The rafters are almost balanced which should help with thrust at the tiebeam joint


The white pine was cut a little over a year ago. The power company helicopter cleared my line and having seen what happens to the trees a few years later, including hitting the line and tripping the breaker, I asked them just to drop the trees alongside the line. I've had some time to play so this is where I was at this evening, the other 2 bents are roughed out and should fit up tomorrow. I'll make "brace panels" that bolt through the posts as units to make this thing easier to set up for display, take down and reassemble on site.
 

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #183 on: March 30, 2017, 12:04:02 pm »
Assembling some saw horse and two ponies to go to a client site where I'll be work for a while in April.

 

  

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #184 on: March 30, 2017, 01:16:07 pm »
A shed. 10'x12' 3 bents

  

 

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #185 on: April 09, 2017, 10:46:26 am »
In the very near future, I'll be on a job site where there will be an issue with my timber framing tools being secure while I'm in the bathroom during breaks.

I mentioned to the boss that I'll need to secure my tools while away from the site. He said to do whatever it takes to make me happy that my tools are secure.

I build this box yesterday after I got back from my on site milling job:

 

 

 

 

It should be big enough to place my tool box(s) in and close. I made it 30" long inside, 18" deep and 16" tall, again all inside dimensions.
It is a bit heavy right now as it was almost all green pine lumber cut 7/8" thick.
Added some hardware, hinges, latch and a lid chain. It should work for me. At least I won't have to worry about a tool walking off while I'm out of sight.

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PS. I'll take a picture of it when I'm on the job and show you later on.
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #186 on: April 09, 2017, 10:50:20 am »
As long as you aren't worried about anyone that has a drill getting in. :D

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #187 on: April 09, 2017, 02:00:16 pm »
As long as you aren't worried about anyone that has a drill getting in. :D

I'm going to be out in the public, and it's them that I am worried about picking up a tool and pocketing it, when I'm not there.
There shouldn't be anyone with a drill near me at all, ever, not even other workers.

I'm calling it a tool crate, but Fort Knox for short.
I added some corner brackets as I was a little concerned that the thing would/could separate when moving it. Now it is even heavier.
But when we move it, from site to site, it will be empty. Then I'll load it up with my tools after it is placed where I want it.
At night time all tools will be locked in trunk of car.

Should work, but we'll see.

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #188 on: May 11, 2017, 09:11:41 pm »
My new house! Cut my first bent for my new house although I haven't assembled it. Here are some photos of the first post. Those diminished haunches are doozies!

 

  

  

 

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #189 on: May 12, 2017, 10:24:58 am »
Ok so I said I'd let you know how it went with my tool box crate. It worked great. I really wish I had made it about 2" taller inside. But I think I can modify it to make it bigger fairly easily.

Here is a shot of it on site:

 

 

And when it wasn't raining out; I was outside:

 

 

I didn't have a problem with the crate at all.

But I left my drill bit in my boring machine, when I went to lunch one day. And when I got back I found that some one had decided they'd see if it could bore a hole in a rock:

 

 

After that, I didn't leave a bit in my boring machine. And I placed a "do not touch" sign on it.

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #190 on: May 12, 2017, 11:19:29 am »
Wow, that sucks about the rock. At least they didn't get far. Looks like you were set up in front of the church?
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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #191 on: May 12, 2017, 12:17:45 pm »
Looks like you were set up in front of the church?

Next to the grave yard.

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Re: What are you working on?
« Reply #192 on: May 12, 2017, 01:10:48 pm »
I need to get back out there this year.
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« Reply #193 on: May 13, 2017, 09:12:02 am »
There's a boring machine in our old courthouse as part of the display of old tools and things of life. I've set the bit back up several times and will return and someone fiddling with it has dropped it to the hard floor again. It's one of those things that makes a workman go uugh. Sitting here I've realized I should make them some sort of small timber rest that it can sit on and if someone wants to fiddle it'll drop onto wood, or even if they want to make a few shavings hey it's easy to sweep up and might spark an interest.