Post and beam construction – fastenings and connectors part 1 – 12 Jan 21

The building has gone up as a free standing structure (see all pictures up to 11th January 21). We are adding customised connectors to prevent any movement out of alignment.

The custom metalworker has so far produced the following connectors:

which look better in their finished form

and in position

customised fastenings made out of nails coming up

Rip sawing crating

Following on in the process from the logging and plank cutting (still ongoing) is the rip sawing of the off-cuts into smaller pieces know as crating approx 20mm x 76mm. Grade A – two good sides, more or less no bark. Grade B = one goodish side only.

The oil drum is part of the cooling water circuit for the diesel engine. From the bow in the belt drive you can see that the saw is pushed until it almost stalls and smoke pours form the engine! Nothing you can do.