Saturday, July 12, 2014
Here you can see the various stages and tools of hardwood (madrone) pegs, from right to left, from firewood to finished peg. I haven't timed it, but it probably takes about 20 minutes per peg. The car port only needed 20 of these.
This is a notch in the (lower/northern) beam that will be the seat of the rafter-joist.
Another view of the rafter seat, with rafter perspective:
Doing the last hole for the last peg for the rafter. I was concerned that the pegging wouldn't hold much, but they seem to have really worked well. Notice this is from up on the high side, on the ladder:
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Very happy to report I got help from a new neighbor who had access to a 'hammer drill' thing that helped me put bolts into the concrete footings for the brackets for the car port. We're getting more stable!
Just a little firewood brag photo of all the wood I split and stacked while my niece and nephew were to stack the stuff on the left. They're beginning to learn about some hard work, but they have plenty to go.
49 small apricots plus sugar heat and time make 8 jars of jam. Love it!
So, of course it wasn't a simple thing. I ended up cutting down and finding lots of rebar. So, there was a lot of sledge hammer work....
Well, we finally got our laundry situation *ironed out*. I made a small redwood frame after a design Melissa saw on some home supply websi...
Still Pegging, Brackets. All the pegs are in now, and in some cases I still have to go back and saw off the ends. Sort of debated about lea...