Feb 072018

This morning, while we wait for the delivery of our Oak Timber, we got on with the task of cutting angled bevelled ends on the latest batch of rafters we made yesterday. These have quite a sharp angle, very deep, at 53° and almost 100mm deep. Our slicing Saw machine performed very well! And this […]

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Feb 062018

Today and yesterday, we resumed our factory production line to produce the remaining rafters for completing the “P” section of the roof, as well as the first one of the “N” section. It was amusing to see us racking our brains for all the steps of the procedure of making rafters, getting all the tools, […]

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Feb 012018

Before the rain arrived (about 3pm ) we got out there to get up and installed the six rafters we had made way back before Christmas, into the “P” section of the roof. These rafters were simple straight ones coming down from the O Ridge beam to the “P” wall, four of them had full […]

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Jan 312018

This morning, a slight change of plan as the weather has come over wet again, so we got on with the job of cutting the bevel ends on the rafters going into the near corner of the Great Room near the front of the house. There were six in all, 5 were the full size […]

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Dec 212017

We finished off installing the rest of the “H” rafters outside, on quite a balmy day, on the shortest daylight day of the year! Tomorrow, we will try and get some of the “P” rafters up before we have to stop for Christmas. We will see how things go and whether we will do some […]

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Dec 192017

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 […]

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Dec 072017

Today, we entered into the joyous task of assembling the 13 rafters that will see the completion of the “H” section of the roof (the right hand side of the house over the Utility Room, Back door and Bedroom 3). The first run was to put together the four smallest rafters and then a further […]

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