Apr 242018

Today, the all the timber pieces were sorted, measured and recorded in a new spreadsheet. We now have a realistic list of timber pieces with known minimum widths and we can now more accurately sort and set aside the planks we will need for other part of the house construction. The saw bench is now […]

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Apr 232018

This afternoon, the task of passing our Oak Timber through our Planer Machine to produce one straight flat edge continues. The remaining pieces (about 20 lengths) were completed. Then the next task is to slice each plank to a set of required widths. But before we can do that, we need to know what the […]

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Apr 162018

The last task of the day was to adapt our template that we have been using to trim the top of our cement boards on our walls so we can trim the five remaining inside corners. It was a bit fiddly as any inside corners are awkward places to get a ladder into and to […]

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Apr 162018

Today we finished off the task of building two extension tables for our Planer Machine. On Saturday, we had our double thickness OSB boards all set from the gluing and it was sliced down to required size. Then a clearance hole was made in one of these OSB platform for the large knob sticking out […]

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Apr 132018

Today, we settled down to analyse the planer machine to learn what is happening when we try to plane larger pieces of Oak timber and why it is coming out with a slight dip in the middle. We wondered whether the heavier pieces was causing a slight ‘bending’ of the metal platforms that guides the […]

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Apr 122018

The task continues today of processing each Oak timber piece to regularised them into flat and straight consistent planks of wood. The smaller widths are now done. But the wider set is proving more difficult to handle as the weight of these 2metre long planks can be quite heavy (upto 20Kg!) and we discovered that […]

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Apr 122018

The task of trimming the tops off the walls in between the rafters continues today and now the majority have been done with only the inside corners left to do (these were more awkward and needed a think to how to do it). All the outside corners were done with little difficulties. Then swopping over […]

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Apr 112018

Today was the day where our Oak Timber started the process of being regularised. The first process is to plane one edge straight, there are 90 pieces to process and 35 of them have been done. It was a case of learning the technique and making sure the finish edge is flat and straight. Once […]

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