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Building a Goat Barn #4: Finally Some Woodworking!

07-30-2014 07:21 PM by David Bareford | 1 comment »

As May rolled around and the weather grew nicer, I could finally get to work in earnest making the timber wall frames. I was planning for a barn raising sometime in later June, hopefully getting a dozen or so friends and family to help me set the wall frames up and to wrangle the 8 rafters for the roof. Through a co-worker who was tearing out her deck, I got a good pile of usuable 2×6 boards, some pressure-treated 4×4s, and some concrete footing blocks. I used the 4×4s and 2...

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Building a Goat Barn #3: Preparing the Timbers and Digging the Site Out

07-30-2014 06:04 PM by David Bareford | 1 comment »

By the time of the first snowfall in December (again, I’m writing this months after the fact), I had collected enough timber for all of my posts and beams (with a few extras just in case) and about half of my rafters. With the help of Eleanor, my oldest daughter (she’s 9), I drawknifed the bark off the logs and stacked and stickered them for drying over the winter and spring. By April they had lost considerable amounts of water weight, but many of them showed some considerable ...

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Building a Goat Barn #2: Harvesting Timber

07-30-2014 04:57 PM by David Bareford | 2 comments »

Rather than buying posts from a big box store or even purchasing 6×6 timbers from a local sawmill, I wanted to use some of the alders and maples that cover most of my property. Without a broadaxe or adze, I have limited means to hew the timbers square, so I’ll be using them as roundwood. Fortunately, Ben Law’s book on Roundwood Timber Framing provides a great resource to plan it out. I am planning to rest the eight upright posts on prepared padstones rather than sink them ...

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Building a Goat Barn #1: The Crazy Idea

07-30-2014 03:32 PM by David Bareford | 6 comments »

In 2012, my wife and our two daughters and I moved from Chicago to southwestern Washington state, outside the small town of Woodland where we bought a lovely five-acre rural property with a small but lovely house. We wanted a change of pace from the city and a chance to be more connected to the land and our food supply. It was this change that also got me into woodworking, after I inherited my grandfather’s hand tools. He was a building contractor in the 1920s and 30s, and his 1909 Diss...

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The Barn #1: Beginnings of the shop

01-06-2014 02:52 AM by Dave Smith | 7 comments »

So when we bought this house 14 years ago, the idea was that the large shed out back (I call it the barn) would be a place for projects to occur. It’s situated on the back end of our property and is quite large. The enclosed area is about 12’x20’ with a tin roof and two overhangs on either side that are about 8’x20’, so lots of dry storage for sure. Well, as we are all probably way too aware of, time creeps up on you, the kids come along, jobs change, and all ...

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Reminders of the past

06-10-2012 02:32 AM by T. D. Reid | 3 comments »

Isn’t funny how some smells remind you of things from your past. As it turns out the scent of red elm reminds me of my late Great Uncles Barn. He owned the family farm that dated back to the 1800s and it had the original barn until just about 15 years ago. As a boy my cousin and I would play in the lofts and at the time I didn’t know it but that wood it was made of must have been elm because when I cut this red elm it reminded me of that old barn. Enough of that! I was able to put seven hour...

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Barnwood Countertops #1: Introduction

12-29-2011 03:47 AM by spunwood | 2 comments »

At the beginning of August, with the discovery of mold in my kitchen, I began building new countertops. The wood for this work all came from my inlaws barnwood. After getting the countertops glued up, I was interupted by life (teaching, UPS, kids, divorce, and more). Where I left off, I had just gotten the sections back from a local cabinetshop where it was run through a drum sander….. Well, FOUR MONTHS LATER, what a thrill to get back into the shop three days ago. I am tryi...

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My Ultimate Workbench Build #1: Getting started...

06-30-2011 06:26 AM by RS Woodworks | 1 comment »

This workbench project, for me, has been a long time coming. Well, long as in a couple of years anyways. It kinda began when I finally realized that the piece of plywood on two saw horses wasn’t quite cutting it as a woodworking bench. The mdf top on two collapsible metal legs wasn’t much better, and althought its been my main work, assembly, and glue up table for the past two years, the granite top of my table saw is far from an ideal workbench either. So, slowly, I began accumil...

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The Slowest Farm Shop #3: Mildly Frighteningly Sharp?

02-21-2009 01:33 AM by Will Mego | 7 comments »

So today I managed to pick upWhat’s this? It’s plate glass!I got it home, and a little later, after picking up some 3M-77 spray adhesive and some more sandpaper,I then got to work lapping my beat up blue marples chisel. As it turns out, the chisel has gotten WAY out of wack. Probably from my misguided attempts at lapping it in the past, but oh well, that’s why I had gotten them cheap, so I could learn without destroying something special.The pictures of the lapping and honin...

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Savannah's Horse Barn for Christmas

12-17-2008 05:16 AM by Karson | 17 comments »

My youngest daughter was very much into horses when she was at home. We had 14 Acres in New Jersey and probably had horses for around 15 years or so. After High School was over the horses disappeared and the horse barn became a lumber storeroom. She got married and about 6 month ago her in-laws gave her some riding lessons as a birthday gift. The horse fever caught on again. This time she has a young daughter. For some reason girls and horses seem to go together. Missy sometimes takes S...

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