Building a life in the bush - The story so far - 4

in #homesteading3 years ago (edited)

Well...another 2 weeks of building has gone by, this time we got some of the more difficult tenons and mortises completed for the roof.

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Most of the material can be knocked away easily after making multiple relief cuts with the circular saw.IMG_1722.JPG

Then shave material away so that it fits just snugly in the tenon.

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The top (peak), was a little easier, however math and geometry solving can cause me terrible headaches.

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The rafters were laid flat, and the purlins mortised in(let in), the same way as the joists. Multiple days of fitting, shaving, and refitting again to get to this point.

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Almost done the roof frame, just need to add a few more purlins, then we can start on the posts, beams, and braces.

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All that measuring and headaches paid off. The pitch was spot on, and all the rafters measured perfectly to each other.

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The most satisfying step in the process is hammering in the wooden pegs(treenails).

Thanks for viewing :D

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Great post as always, I love the photos of the progress of your cabin!

Yes I accept the offer, please share away. Thanks

Awesome, I accept! Please share😃

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Loving the progress!

Thanks. It sure is fun stuff

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Holy smokes man are you building all this by your self? Awesome joint work guy.Thanks for posting this looks like some hard yakka m8 but it is looking amazing cheers. I am following and up voted

Thanks for the compliments. My wife, 16y/o son, 13y/o daughter and I are working very hard on this project. I couldn't imagine doing all the work by myself. "Many hands make for light work", I think the old saying goes. We are pretty novice...but getting better with every swing of the mallet.

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Looks great, thx for sharing!

Thanks, Checked out your posts, can I ask were your located? Fruit trees makes me think in a nice warm southern region.

That's awesome guys. I really wanted a log cabin but when we found our place it was in the perfect location. A good trade off. Just followed. Looking forward to future post.

I have been binge watching your content, "the perfect location" is an understatement. The wife kids and I still talk about picking up and moving to Alaska, who knows, you may end up with new neighbours one day. ;)

That would be great! It's nice to have good neighbors.

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