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Project by MikeDe posted 596 days ago 1119 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these two mangers for a friend, She gave me the sizes only,
19×11. I found a picture on the Internet and I used it for a sample
I built them using 2×4 lumber only. I ripped them down to 1/4×1& 1/2
Then I ripped some of then into various widths for the roof and sides
The rafters are 1×1. To get rid of the smooth finish that my table saw
left I ran all the pieces through my band saw by pulling them against the blade
at about 45 degrees back to front,this gave me the look of a 2000 year old structure
I was told that there where very few carpenters with table saws that
had carbide tipped blades back then.
I finished them with some dark walnut stain.





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Brandon

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#1 posted 596 days ago

They turned out very nice! Reminds me a lot of the manger under my tree growing up. Perhaps I should make one.

I was told that there where very few carpenters with table saws that had carbide tipped blades back then.

Nope, but they did have hand planes. Of course, the roofs were probably thatched anyways so its a moot point.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 596 days ago

Well done sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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bowtie

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#3 posted 596 days ago

nice work, like that heavy timber framing, very realistic

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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BrianBrianBrian

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#4 posted 593 days ago

Mother-in-law xmas present this year for sure…Thanks for sharing!

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