Monthly Archives: December 2020

Last Post Mortice and Tenon – green oak barn

Thursday 31/12/20 I only did half a day today but progress was made all the same. I started by cutting the tenon on the last post. A time to remember that it’s not just where you cut that’s important but … Continue reading

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Progress Review – green oak barn

Wednesday 30/12/20 It was a cold start. I went out, took this picture and came straight back inside for a cup of coffee! Shortly afterwards I was able to square off the end of this last post and mark out … Continue reading

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The Last Leg – green oak barn

Tuesday 29/12/20 Ha ha! That should read “the last post”. We are certainly not on the last leg of this project. Having said that, the pile of timber that has had stuff done to it is now bigger than the … Continue reading

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Brace Position – green oak barn

Monday 28/12/20 It’s cold out there so while I wait a bit for the frost to melt I thought I’d talk about the thinking that has gone into the position of the braces. In the original drawings all the braces … Continue reading

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Setback – green oak barn

Sunday 27/12/20 I had intended to get back to the project this morning after the Christmas break but Storm Bella hit us last night and destroyed our work area. This is a real setback and will slow things up considerably. … Continue reading

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Bits and pieces – green oak barn

Monday 21/12/20 It was a lousy day today – overcast and wet – so I didn’t get to those brace tenons as predicted yesterday. There were also other demands on my time. But I did get two small things done. … Continue reading

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Front Short Post – green oak barn

Sunday 20/12/20 Today started with the levelling up of the front short post, designating and face side and face edge and drawing centre lines. I then marked out the haunched tenon that joins this post to the wall plate. Taking … Continue reading

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Near Perfection Achieved – green oak barn

Friday 18/12/20 This is Ben as he prepares to go off-piste. In our quest for perfection on these front brace joints we’d already decided to try a different technique. We started the day by drilling and pinning the lower brace … Continue reading

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Four Brace Tenons and Two Brace Mortices – green oak barn

Thursday 17/12/20 Good progress today due in part to all the preparation – marking out specifically – done yesterday. I also had a couple of short visits from Ben which was confidence booster. The first achievement was the cutting of … Continue reading

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Posts Pegged and Braces Cut – green oak barn

Tuesday and Wednesday 15/12/20 and 16/12/20 Two part days of slow but steady progress. Steps forward, no steps back. Tuesday started with the drilling of the peg holes for the posts and these were pinned. Slight adjustments were made to … Continue reading

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