Monthly Archives: February 2021

Green Oak Ridge to Hip Joint – green oak barn

Sunday 22/2/21 A combination of things have taken us off the project for more than two weeks: the weather; getting to a complicated bit; Ben being otherwise occupied and toothache (I’m having a wisdom tooth extracted tomorrow!). But we did … Continue reading

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First Hip Rafters – green oak barn

Friday 5/2/21 I started the day ensuring that the sacrificial ridge was level and extended far enough to the right to take the king rafter (the central, and only common rafter in the hip of the roof). I ‘tacked’ the … Continue reading

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Shaping the Roof – green oak barn

Thursday 4/2/21 Today I started by dismantling the completed truss. I was able to move the king post and principal rafters out of the way but the tie beam was too heavy. I assembled the wall plates for the lefthand … Continue reading

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Birdsmouth Template – green oak barn

Wednesday 3/2/21 Today was assigned as a “research and thinking” day. I also did a couple of hours on ColaLife. I needed to know a bit more about hip roof construction before proceeding. A key find in this process was … Continue reading

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Starting on the Roof – green oak barn

Tuesday 2/2/21 Today was very varied. I started by doing a final bit of fettling of the final truss joints and then turned my attention to how this was going to interface with the softwood elements of the roof. I … Continue reading

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I’m Glad I’m Not Paying You By the Hour – green oak barn

Monday 1/2/21 “I’m glad I’m not paying you by the hour” was Jane’s comment today on progress and although somewhat irritating, is a fair observation. But, once again, I was pleased with the progress I made today. I worked until … Continue reading

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