Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I am still far away from starting the barn build but I have been gathering things when I have extra time. I got a DMI wagon gear for making a flatbed for wood moving around the sawmill. I am hoping to get the second building foundation set up to be able to pour both in the same day. I am putting a 24x60 shed up for my tractor stuff that I am getting free from a neighbor. I figure to get that up for storing the beams as I cut them and cut the mortice and tennons in there out of the weather. I sawed two ash logs tonight in the rain to make the beams for the wagon. Now I will get hardware and then saw the floor boards for it . 

This is going to be dragged out as I am busy or worse all the time ?. I just thought I should start putting some of this down so I don't forget to document it. 

I have been watching some videos on YouTube mainly "the tradesman channel" to get a grasp of the necessary knowledge and tools . 

Last two pictures of a dead tree I cut down, maybe butternut or walnut? 

IMG_20210429_200249106.jpg

IMG_20210415_064527134.jpg

 

IMG_20210413_190955640_HDR.jpg

IMG_20210402_182553874_HDR.jpg

IMG_20210326_215826668.jpg

IMG_20210325_185952142.jpg

IMG_20210326_234550989.jpg

IMG_20210326_234559612.jpg

IMG_20210308_192746059.jpg

IMG_20210422_175016342_HDR.jpg

IMG_20210422_175020504_HDR.jpg

  • Like 14
Link to comment
Share on other sites

That looks great Tim but I hate to break it to you.....you won’t fit many tractors in that barn unless they are 1/64 scale ?

E0C4FE16-69C8-4143-B3AC-81BFC6DBDA9D.jpeg

  • Haha 8
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great Plains Craftsman is another good YouTube channel. He builds a small, 16x20, barn that he closely copied from one I built in 2016. Tradesmen Channel does some things that go against accurate methods, so be cautious. If you have any questions feel free to ask. I have experience with square rule, scribe rule, and using organic forms in timber framing.

 

20201231_150055.jpg

IMG_20160301_103318664.jpg

IMG_20160310_123911625.jpg

IMG_20160310_131803828.jpg

IMG_20160517_200605868.jpg

  • Like 15
  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

whoa you guys are ambitious, i helped build a post/beam house when in college - to my surprise its still standing - i worked for the carpenter that built it while attending devry. The posts/beams came out of kentucky IIRC. It was a crazy build. 

I like the saying............ @bitty This is going to be dragged out as I am busy or worse all the time ?

I run in the WORSE category ( admittedly self induced ) way too much

looks like you have a GREAT start on it !!!

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

No progress on the barn yet , ryelage and first cutting done, waiting for rain to be less often to mud corn in the ground the way it looks like unless major weather pattern changes occur. The kids helped me drag this wood lathe in the basement. It's the one my father in-law had . I made a stand for it to support it. Now I need to rewire the motor and switch. My older son wants to make stuff on it. Ash is what I used . Before I got married I made my wife a rolling pin on this because she had won a rolling pin throwing contest 

IMG_20210604_121021187.jpg

IMG_20210604_192955719.jpg

IMG_20210604_192946233.jpg

  • Like 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, Alan Dinan said:

I guess that you pay attention as to not say the wrong thing in front of your wife….. won a rolling pin throwing contest!!!

Yup I need to be careful . Lol 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The lathe stand looks great!! My sister was just telling about seeing pictures of lumber sitting in stacks waiting to be delivered. I guess the price isn’t high enough yet….

Link to comment
Share on other sites

36 minutes ago, Alan Dinan said:

I guess that you pay attention as to not say the wrong thing in front of your wife….. won a rolling pin throwing contest!!!

"What do you call a boomerang that doesn't come back?

A stick"

Maybe the same with rolling pins?

  • Haha 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

You guys sure have some nice wood to work with.  Here in the West the wood is JUNK that they sell in the big box stores.  You couldn't build a decent dog house with the crap they sell you.  I think 2x4s are around $15.00 each.  Everything went up 50% for junk wood.  

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

A different level of building - I've done a bit using bush timber.  Basic tools a chainsaw for the timber and fitting, a bar and shovel for the posts and a hammer for the rafters, batons and iron.

A step more modern than a great uncle met on horseback with an axe, a brace and bit, a coil of wire, a pair of pliers and a hammer.  He was off to build a new house for his MIL.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I envy you! I've done a bit of P&B repair work and it's challenging to figure out how to slip in a repair where something was assembled on the ground and stood up. My latest project I'm in the middle of now involved, amongst other things, replacing a notched 8X8 sill. After cutting out the first notch with a chisel I remembered I have a 1/2" router that I use so rarely that I'd forgotten about it. So I bought a huge carbide bit and found that router handled it quite nicely. I'm all for traditional building methods but with power tools!

Model looks good and a smart way to address pitfalls ahead of time.

Keep posting pics as it goes.

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Turned a short ball bat out of some Ash

IMG_20210714_215553865.jpg

  • Like 8
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I hauled the band mill to the farm and I added a higher cross member and took out the lower one . I can now fit over a log 3 1/2" taller than from the factory.

I sawed up another short ash log (6') from the in-laws hunting cabin. It was down for a while and dead before they dropped it. I cut 3" slabs for someone to make a table top out of. I can't cut quite wide enough so two slabs can be butted together and have a live edge yet on the outside.

I have found out that yellow jackets are trying to make themselves at home in the log dogs 

IMG_20210726_190703309.jpg

IMG_20210726_183658582.jpg

IMG_20210725_203937078.jpg

IMG_20210726_200346665.jpg

IMG_20210725_203943683.jpg

IMG_20210726_184821447.jpg

IMG_20210725_203949986.jpg

 

 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

56 minutes ago, RBootsMI said:

Without really seeing the tree, that log in the bottom of your first pictures is either Butternut or Black Ash.

It was butternut. I made a few benches from it 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...