Post and Beam Project

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Project by Mark posted 1444 days ago 3015 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As said numerous times recently I have been wanting to practice my skills with hand tools so I can get some experience before I head to a timber framing training course in May of 2011. Here is my first project. I got the idea from a project that Ryan Sherville has just posted in the latest issue of CDN HomeWorkshop. I customized it myself just to make the difficulty level a little higher and to get more work involved. Its all done in cedar, and nothing but joinery holding it together. Where the joinery meets I drilled in 5/8” holes that I stuck pegs in that I carved myself. I weatherproofed it with Johnsons and topped it with a solar light postcap. There is also a hook on the front to hang on any plants you choose. I really enjoyed making this project as well as christening my shavehorse. I had no use for it so I gave it to my father and stepmother as I know they have a spot for it. Hope you like it!

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#1 posted 1444 days ago

terrific mark…i bet that was fun and a good way to break in your horse…i see you like those carrharts..i wear them myself in the winter…ive got a pair of black ones too…just so i look studly..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 1444 days ago

Looks great! Dude must be cold where your at. I’m sitting on my patio in shorts and flip flops with laptop remembering those days wearing carhearts. Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 1444 days ago

That’s really nice work! Thanks for sharing :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#4 posted 1444 days ago

hey mark ,

the folks have mail !

nice first .

glad you got to use your horse .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 1444 days ago

ya the temp was 14 degrees all morning so I had to break in my new carhartts

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#6 posted 1444 days ago

Looks real nice mark. The solar top light is nice idea too.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#7 posted 1444 days ago

The project looks great. Nice work! I haven’t given to the cold yet, I’m still in my shorts (and a sweatshirt) and I’m further north than you buddy. :)

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#8 posted 1444 days ago

Very nice.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#9 posted 1444 days ago

Hey Mark,
Cool design and nice finish…well done.

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#10 posted 1444 days ago

nice job!

-- I still have all my fingers

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#11 posted 1443 days ago

Good looking post and beam. It has that NON BIG BOX STORE look. I like the light idea

-- Bruce, Arnold MD

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#12 posted 1443 days ago

Nice one Mark.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 1441 days ago

Nice job on that one Mark!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 1439 days ago

Great use of joinery & keep the metal fastners in the drawer.
thanks for sharing

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#15 posted 1438 days ago

thx everyone…i loved every minute of it…it was a very different experience in comparison to everyday woodwork with power tools

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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