On this bank holiday Monday, we carried on with the creation of the 12 Corner Posts for the Perimeter Wall.
First of all, we set up the circular saw to maximum height in the vertical position, and set an end stop at 450mm from the centre of the saw blade. We then pushed through each of the 12 pairs of “wing” pieces through the saw until they hit the stop, we then flipped all of them over (and reversed the saw machine too) and cut the remaining way through. The loose piece was then chopped off to clear the area at the top of each Post to allow for the plywood webbing to come down when the rafters are fitted into place.
After lunch, we adapted and modified our right angle jig template so that the central 89mm CLS timber is always held and pointing in the correct direction into the very point of the corner.
Then, we took all the lesser angled “wing” pieces (the 33°, 36°, 40° and 44°) and glued and nailed each onto a full 89mm CLS timber piece.
on Wednesday, we will use our new jig template to glue and nail the other “wing” onto the half completed Posts. It has taken a long time to do these Corner Posts but they are one of the main structural elements of the wall to help support the major Rafters (the long hip ridge and valley lines) in our roof so it must be done good and proper!