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Archive for May, 2013

Joint Clash

Quite often when timber framing you will have to deal with the “joint clash”. This is where multiple joints occur at more or less the same place and a structural bun fight takes place between mortices, tenons and peg holes as each one attempts to elbow the other out of the way.

Timber Framing - Joint Clash
The carpenter’s pain relief task is to restore calm and order to this potential crime scene with careful consideration. Wearing 3D glasses pinched from the local cinema can sometimes help……

May-17-13 a las 11:31 am Uncategorized. Sin Comentarios

Common Rafters

Common rafters are the anatomical ribs of the building which support the roof covering.

They sit on and are attached to the purlins and the wall plate and are usually formed from 4″ x 3″ timbers laid on the flat side.

Common Rafters at Castle Ring Oak Frame

Some people find they clutter up the frame, making it too busy and woody and want them covered up. Others (and I’m unashamedly in this camp) wouldn’t dream of not exposing them, so you feel you’re in the upturned hull of a galleon.

Common Rafters at Castle Ring Oak

May-10-13 a las 8:29 am Uncategorized. Sin Comentarios

National Self Build Week

It’s been a difficult few days in the workshop what with the brilliant spring weather and so much to organise before National Self Build Week. We will be holding an Open Day at Castle Ring Wood on 12 May – full details here.

National Self Build Week is being organised by the National Self Build Association and Grand Designs Live, and is supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government It is the first ever event of this kind and we are very pleased to be involved.

On top of that we’ve had deadly Derek the demon digger driver excavating chunky tree stumps and landscaping around the pond.

Castle Ring Oak FrameI can recommend “gardening” with a digger, it’s quite mesmerising – I swear he is so dextrous he could collect the eggs from the chicken hutch with his bucket!

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May-03-13 a las 8:15 am Jowl Post. Sin Comentarios
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