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Hermit House Woodworking Projects, 2016 #2: HHWW: Bosch Chicken Coop

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Blog entry by Ted Ewen posted 02-19-2016 09:30 PM 1252 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last year, before I owned any tools, I came across a set of chicken coop plans from Bosch. I liked the look of it, and played with it in SketchUp a few times, but never seemed to be able to get it right. Part of my problem was that it was designed using UK standard lumber, and the lumber here in Denmark uses a different size standard. Part too was working on a screen from a pdf of the plans. I sent the pdf off to ezeeplan.co.uk and they sent me back nice full size prints. Much easier to read and make sense of.

Here’s the how to video:

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Here is how it is supposed to look (I will not be paining mine a uniform brown!):

The drawings I have to work from:

Last night I decided to have a go at actually building it. I cut the front frame pieces and laid it all out on the floor. Amazingly, it all fit! I got the angle at the peak a little off on one cut and had to trim a couple of vertical supports because my math was off a little, but it went really smoothly.

Today I put the frame together, attached the siding, routed the outer edges flush and cut and routed the door opening. The top left ratfer edge routed all wobbly because I didn’t pay attention to the bearing edge of the frame – it was wonky so the rout is wonky. There is a dip in the edge on the right right where the rafter meets the wall. The mitre slid when I screwed it in, so there is a .25” dip in the edge. Lessons learned.

Here is the front frame assembled:

I cut the second wall’s members with some trepidation – would they be correct and match the front’s dimensions? Why yes, yes they will. (The back is shorter than the front.The parts that should actually match perfectly :D )

Tomorrow I will assemble the back frame and skin it up.
This woodworking stuff is well satisfying.

-- Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass.



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Paul Bucalo

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#1 posted 02-19-2016 09:34 PM

Woohoo, Ted! Lookin’ good!

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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Ted Ewen

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#2 posted 02-19-2016 09:46 PM

Thanks, Paul!

-- Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass.

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#3 posted 02-19-2016 10:10 PM

It looks like a great design and you did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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