May 022018
 

Today, we finished off planing the fifteen planks that were glued overnight to get rid of the glue colouring and any slight imperfections. Then we converted the planer machine into the thicknessing mode, connected up the vacuum chipping remover cover and started planing all forty planks for the first time, slicing them down to 38mm […]

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May 012018
 

This morning, we finished gluing the last fifteen sets of Oak timber, only using 5 set of clamps (as our new ones haven’t arrived yet). We had to wait for the 30 minutes for the PU glue to reach first hardening stage but it wasn’t too bad as we were able to keep a cycle […]

 Posted by at 6:25 pm
May 012018
 

This afternoon, we moved all the remaining 63mm CLS Timber from its original pallet stack situated near our Loke and put the lot inside the house under a tarpaulin tent cover. We also moved all the untreated 100mm by 50mm regularised timber lengths from the swimming lane and put them together with the rest of […]

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Apr 302018
 

This afternoon, after lunch, we finished off planing the various pieces of the Oak Timber so they are ready for the job of gluing them together to form wide enough Fascia strips (needs to be greater than 150mm wide). Then using our biscuit jointer tool to help align the pieces, we proceeded to glue and […]

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Apr 282018
 

These last few days have been somewhat disrupted with various external meetings and other commitments and the work on sorting out, planing and processing the Oak Timber have been patchy. So far, after today’s full day, we have selected¬† 32 narrow pieces and sawn them to 95 mm wide, then selected 11 pieces just over […]

 Posted by at 5:44 pm
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
 

Today, in the morning, we did some odd jobs that were left over from the weekend, tidied up the workshop, repaired a puncture in one of our tyres for our medium flatbed trolley and service our air pump that provides oxygen to our septic processing unit. In the afternoon, we decided that we would make […]

 Posted by at 6:11 pm
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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