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#1 posted 06-16-2011 04:53 AM
eaglewrangler, it looks impressive. Do you have any more pictures of the room?
And welcome to LJs, I look forward to seeing more of your work.
-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with
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#2 posted 06-16-2011 05:00 AM
Agreed. Very impressive and I also would love to see additional pictures. Some closeup’s of the joints would be nice.
-- Scott in Texas
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#3 posted 06-16-2011 05:10 AM
-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.
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#4 posted 06-16-2011 06:08 AM
Welcome to LJ’s.I’ll join the chorus, more pics please. Joints especially!!Impressive work.
-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)
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#5 posted 06-16-2011 10:44 AM
A timberframe home was a dream to have since I was a boy in NW Ohio. I simply loved the thought of it not to mention the beauty of it. I even took a course and got as far as designing the house, had the perfect lot and all. Then circumstances struck that caused to to give up on the idea. I’d love to see more of your work.
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.
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#6 posted 06-16-2011 03:58 PM
To me a timber framed structure has always been the most beautiful of structures. I have always wanted a timber framed house but it never worked out. It’s beautiful. Welcome to Lumberjocks.
-- 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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#7 posted 06-16-2011 04:00 PM
That is a most elegant room.
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#8 posted 06-16-2011 05:29 PM
i effin hate you! here i am as a carpenter apprentice dying to get into the field of timber framing and you post it up like its a walk in the park! lol awesome….i love timber framing…true craftsmanship
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#9 posted 06-17-2011 03:17 AM
Very nice work indeed! Is there a story to go with it?
-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com
#10 posted 06-17-2011 03:59 PM
Sorry to hear that Mark, but I often feel the same about me. Everything is a walk in park when you live next to a national park. Best advice for timberframing is to just do it. I have worked in colonial pajamas for places like Williamsburg, Monticello, and others. The historic work can really vary depending on the budgets and how crude people want to show the past. At Yorktown the house was a split timber (like large split rails) and it show primitive life in 1780 vs the rich. The modern timberframing is basically furniture, but the tools are the same. This picture is somewhat historic, as the last multimillion dollar vacation home done around here and a lot of people’s last work in the trades after the housing bubble popped. It looks like a while before people will be showing off again, and the museums are based on rich donations for projects also, so for a while the timberframe work has been slowed. But enough doom and gloom, I am like a beaver that has to chew up wood and am building my own crazy timberframe project as soon as gov approval.
So I am not sure where you live, but in bad times, people sell grandpas hand tools. A good slick, a few chisels, and hand saws, a power saw and drill and your able to do a lot. I like the carpenters hatchet, but it takes some practice to feel useful. In any case, anyone can do it that wants to. Most big modern companies are going computerized, so factory life reading cut lists is hardly romantic guy in the woods with an axe, in the historic world, you get tired of Jefferson eventually and all the meetings with more architects and historians and just a few guys doing the work. The best timberframing you’ll do is for yourself, a wooded lot, a crazy design and enough inexperience to try something hard.
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#11 posted 07-04-2011 08:06 AM
I second that EagleWrangler. I was able to spend about 2 years in a modern Timberframe shop. Looking back I think a smaller more hand work shop, vs a Hundeggar shop was my dream. For those of you looking to start out look up TF shops and classes. Do it for a week or two and then go back to your day job that pays the bills. Even those places where you build a set of saw horses teaches you tons about timberframing. Enjoy!
-- I don't know what God is. But I know what He ISN'T - Jordan Maxwell
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#12 posted 09-12-2011 05:37 AM
The best timberframing you’ll do is for yourself, a wooded lot, a crazy design and enough inexperience to try something hard.
I’m definitely heading down that path. I’ve got a bush lot, some handtools and a couple of weeks of TF course experience and in a few weeks, I’ll have no place to live but in my own forest….
-- If you can't joint it, bead it!
#13 posted 09-14-2011 12:18 AM
I lived in the 18ft camper for awhile..not much fun in winter. It is for sale but the shipping costs to New Zealand might be high. I regret not being more crazy with the first part, but I am going to make up for it on the next project for sure. I have a friend that builds standard house, big but very standard subdivision homes. I try to avoid the off the shelf designs, and like the funny spaces that don’t make any practical sense.
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