Building a life in the bush - The story so far - 4
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.
Tenon at 45 degrees
Most of the material can be knocked away easily after making multiple relief cuts with the circular saw.
Then shave material away so that it fits just snugly in the tenon.
The top (peak), was a little easier, however math and geometry solving can cause me terrible headaches.
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.
Almost done the roof frame, just need to add a few more purlins, then we can start on the posts, beams, and braces.
All that measuring and headaches paid off. The pitch was spot on, and all the rafters measured perfectly to each other.
The most satisfying step in the process is hammering in the wooden pegs(treenails).
Thanks for viewing :D