|Project by TimberFramerBob||posted 02-23-2013 04:13 PM||3013 views||7 times favorited||13 comments|
Im putting some pics up of some joinery and shop assembly…...you guys were so interseted and wanted more pictures…...thats awesome thank you. Ill explain a little for each one.
Photo 1) this is a pic from our shop loft, we are pre fitting half of the second story floor system for a house we did.
2) this is a spline connection in an exterior girt…..the oak spline goes is 2×8 and about 2 1/2 feet long….we cut it half into one girt and half into the other…..when we put the two together and peg it the joint resists tension and lateral pressure well.
3) here is one of the trusses from the previous project being test fit. The oak spline here goes from one curved collar tie, straight through the kingpost, and into the other collar tie….this eliminates any tension on the king posts grain…..basically when the rafters want to spread apart they pull parallel to the oak splines grain as opposed to perpendicular to the grain on the king post…..which is much weaker.
4) hell….even I dont know where this goes….lol
5) Everything with the exception of our compound roof joinery is test fit, mated to a certain piece, and numbered…..once its mated piece “X” only goes with piece “Y”.....the pieces are not interchangeable…...they are hand cut so everything is just a tiny bit different
6) this wouldn’t be complete without a picture of me trying (unsuccesfully) to look cool by one of our frames.
Thanks for all this interest guys…....any questions just fire them over…........and if you do know anyone who wants something timber framed we do anything from large homes, to additons, to entryways and pergolas…..Im always open to something new. :)
-- ..........a man who works with his hands, his brains, and his heart.....is an artist.