Monday, August 23, 2010

the bossman soaking up some rare sunshine while leveling the rafters.

jim helping karen stay sane on her mortise and tenon which looks great!

good ole jerry scribing a saddle on a rafter, notice the intense concentration!

The experts figuring out this massive puzzle.

Our hard work is paying off!!!

a walter segal method course a few of us did over the weekend at the hollies. with many helping hands this frame was built in just two days!

Finally finished with a mortise and tenon! these joints take almost a week to do but they sure look beautiful.


So far august has been a bit rainy but has held some great progress! All the rafters on the east side of the building are finished. Each one has four saddle joints in it to hold it in place and during that process we have made each one level with the rest using a big level. The west side of the building is going quickly with just a few more joints to do. Soon we will begin to put the roof on the east side. A few leaners( big diagonal braces) have been finished which really change the feeling of the building. Good times have been held all around with all these goofy people!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Good Bye Thomas

Good Bye Thomas. Safe travelling home. We will all miss the laughs and your strong spirit. Thanks for you energy and skilled workmanship. Keep up the building.

Also welcome to Laurene who arrived today and will be with us for the next few weeks.