Finding efficient ways to move big lumps of oak around the workshop is something we take quite seriously, especially as the consequences of not doing so are pain and discomfort, not to mention perspiration and effort. It’s not that we don’t like to build up a healthy warm sweat to keep off winter’s chill on a cold fresh morning………it’s just that sometimes, you just want an easy life!
A large part of the process of timber framing involves flipping over timbers so that we can mark and cut the underside, and then flipping them back again (endlessly). All very well with 6ft studs but not so easy with a 20ft 12″ x 10″ floor beam. Brute force will get the job done (we have the callouses and stretched arms to prove it) but so much easier with some little timber framing cheats.
We use some gigantic spanners to ease the pain, and then as soon as a mortice appears, it’s the perfect place to insert a suitable lever.
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.