Feb 122018
 

Today, Monday, we resumed the task of quantifying our Oak timber and moving each plank around to our made-for-purpose storage rack. We did some sorting on Saturday but only for the morning before the rain came at lunch time. And this afternoon, instead of carrying on with this task, we decided to get our odd […]

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Feb 102018
 

Work has been patchy over the last three days, with other commitments on Thursday, rain all day Friday and also rain in the afternoon of Saturday too! Erk! We didn’t have any other jobs lined up as we didn’t have the “N” rafter (number 6) installed so we could measure the next set of rafters […]

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Feb 072018
 

This afternoon, in the middle of our lunch hour (about 1:30pm), the Oak Timber arrived!! There were ten packs in total, in four stacks  on the back of the lorry. Also, on the back of the lorry, was a fork-lift truck which came down two steep ramps off the end! We were lucky that the […]

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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
 

This afternoon, having completed the production of the four rafters (for the “P” and “N” sections), we couldn’t go outside as it was snowinging quite hevily!! Tomorrow, we have our Oak Timber arriving, during the day sometime, and with the cold snap occurring this week all over the country, it is unlikely that we will […]

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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 032018
 

The last two days has fallen foul of the side-effects of the suffering these cold and flu viruses, with disrupted sleep patterns and secondly infections. What a world we live on! What will be around the next corner?? Phew!

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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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