|Project by daltxguy||posted 01-27-2012 11:27 AM||6768 views||9 times favorited||14 comments|
Another primitive project made with nothing but handtools. An axe, hatchet, handsaw, chisel, mallet, a chalkline and a level – maybe even a pencil too.
I have a longish description of how I made these which I will likely post later as a blog.
The techniques are a combination of log building and timber framing.
The top rail is about 5” diameter log ( 125mm) and the legs are 4” ( 100mm) diameter.
I wasn’t a purist about it and they are nailed together with galvanized nails ( ideally, I suppose they should have been pegged and the ends of the pegs wedged). 4” nails for the legs to the top plate and 3” nails for the braces to the legs.
Made with radiata pine, peeled by hand with shovel, putty knife ( putty knives are like miniature bark spuds – great for small diameter logs where the bark peels off easily) and drawknife.
-- If you can't joint it, bead it!