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Project by MikeDe posted 12-10-2012 12:25 AM 1192 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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#1 posted 12-10-2012 12:32 AM

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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#2 posted 12-10-2012 01:42 AM

Well done sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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bowtie

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#3 posted 12-10-2012 02:09 AM

nice work, like that heavy timber framing, very realistic

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

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#4 posted 12-13-2012 05:58 PM

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

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