The great thing is that once the joint is assembled you’ve no idea it’s there.Jul-19-13 a las 8:33 am Jowl Post. Sin Comentarios
The trouble with floor joists is that there are always lots of them. It’s nobody’s fault but if you didn’t pack them in tightly together, you would no doubt end up on the ground floor rather than the first floor.
As timber framers, we have the option of dropping them in from above into a simple “housing” or cutting a “soffit tenon” which inserts into the floor beam. This is altogether a trickier option as you have to spread the beams to be able to locate both tenons – fine for one joist, but when you have a run of 15 …..
Either way it’s time to turn up the music in the workshop and get back to the production line!Jowl Post. Sin Comentarios
How you organise the frame with chisel marks is crucial to the job of putting the whole shooting match back together again on site.
Imagine the scene – it’s raining, no, snowing! You have one day to raise the frame; the crane driver is costing you £50 an hour; you have a team of 6 men chomping at the bit; and not forgetting the client who is expecting to film a smooth and professional outfit perform a beautifully choreographed “raising” as seen in the Harrison Ford movie ‘Witness’.
So, you had better be able to identify each and every one of the 400 timbers on site by it’s individual chisel marking and orientate it the correct way.
Finishing the day without any timbers left over is also to be recommended ….
Jul-05-13 a las 10:12 am Jowl Post. Sin Comentarios
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