Feb 262018

This afternoon, we resumed work on creating the last couple of dozen of rafters for the roof. We did Five more today before Shaun’s back had enough and didn’t want to overdo things. There are seven more to do in this current batch, which will finish off the roof area over the Great Room and […]

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Feb 202018

This morning, we switched over to our latest and last angled cuts, the 45degrees angles, for the webbing. These were for the “O” set of rafters, all six of them, plus two top-flange only ones too. All these rafters have sticking out eves so they have the bird’s mouth notches and also this end of […]

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Feb 192018

Today, while it was a damp horrible day (and also Shaun is restricted to light duties!), we worked in our workshop to cut and prepare the material pieces to build more rafters. We made more noggins (both straight ones and diagonal 45 degrees angled ones), using up lots of odd left-over length of timber we […]

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Feb 152018

With a very lovely sun shining down upon us, we proceeded to install the final set of “P” rafters up into the roof framework. The four rafters that goes up into the very far corner (left back corner of the Great Room) and the first two rafters of five that goes into the front left […]

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Feb 142018

This afternoon, after a interruption to our work flow due to other meetings, we first went outside to verify the measurements we made last week on the “N” section and updated our spreadsheet. We then started the preparation job for building the next batch of rafters, this time for the “N” section of the roof. […]

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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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