Today, after a fairly long delay where we were recovering from an injury but also doing the Oak timber Survey and Ordering, we resumed our task of creating more rafters for the roof. This time, it was the turn of the “P” section over the Great Room. We chopped up the collection of CLS timber lengths we had in the workshop and produced 12 individual pieces to do P5 through to P10 and P16 through to P21. Then, the large pile of plywood webbing strips were also cut and sliced including cutting in the notches on all 12 sets and ended up with a collection of webbing, ready for the assembly.
Then it was the usual job of bringing in polystyrene foam strips, 12 of them, then cleaning up the workshop and refilling the glue dispenser bottle too.
By the end of the day, we managed to complete three rafters, P5, P6 and P7. Tomorrow, we will take outside as many of the “H” rafters and get them installed up into the structure before lunch and then continue in the workshop to carry on making the remaining 9 “P” rafters during the afternoon and avoid the short daylight hours. We should get the rafters for both “P” and “H” all installed by Thursday and Friday and that will be it for the rest of the year as we can relax and celebrate Christmas and New Year and start fresh again in January!

By Shaun

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