Once the crossframes are all done and out of the workshop, work can begin on the wall frames which run the length of the building rising from the soleplate to the wallplate.
The primary posts which make up the outside posts of the crossframes are dragged back into the workshop for more action and reincorporated back into the wallframe at 90 degrees, creating the bays that will define the internal spaces in the building.Jowl Post. Sin Comentarios
This is the process by which the timbers that will make up a frame are accurately stacked up on top of each other prior to scribing.
You can stack several layers at a time, but don’t get greedy as you invariably lose accuracy the higher you go!Jowl Post, Uncategorized. Sin Comentarios
Yes, it happens. You have a bad day, the wind mysteriously dislodges the plumb bob, sawdust in your eye blurs your vision, the planets aren’t aligned and your meticulously scribed and cut joint looks like a dog’s breakfast.
First you throw your chisels out of the pram, then you accept your fallibility and reach for a sharp hand saw to start “saw carving”.
This is the process by which you tidy up the botched joint by running the saw carefully between the offending shoulders until they match up neatly – calm is restored.Uncategorized. Sin Comentarios
We would like to introduce a great new member of our team – Claire, who is over from Brittany for the summer as part of Leonardo da Vinci student cultural exchange scheme to learn timber framing skills to complement her apprenticeship in french traditional carpentry.
For more details see: Leonardo da Vinci programme
Here we are shaping king posts for 4 king post trusses that have to be finished by the end of the weekend. Claire is already a crucial member of the team with special responsibility for feeding chickens, making pegs and replacing some tired and overworked trestles. Huge thanks!Jun-01-13 a las 6:17 pm Uncategorized. Sin Comentarios
If you're considering an oak framed building (or larch, or douglas fir), let's talk. We'll gladly put together an outline quote (completely free, with no strings attached). And we need very little information from you to do so.
Equally, we're always here, at the end of the phone, to talk through your ideas.