Whitacrebespoke

Whitacrebespoke

Whitacrebespoke

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Jun 2014    Warwickshire Uk    Website

Project builds #70: Little barn truss and purlins.

Another job off the still very long list. A little truss and purlins done. Done with traditional joints and draw pegs in genuine English grown oak that was locally milled to me. Small truss with the tie beam being just over 3.6metres...

Hand planes #12: A light repair

As seen in my last instalment in this series I found some writing on the bottom of a plane handle. I repaired that handle and sanded and dyed it again and gave it several coats is new shellac. I also cleaned the rest of the body of the plane and...

Hand planes #11: A little bit of family history.

My Mother came to see me at my shop yesterday as she wanted a new prop for her washing line. I pulled a piece of deal out the rack and 4.5 plane out of the cupboard smoothed all four faces and knocked the arris off. The plane I pulled out was a...

Timber frame barn conversion #3: The barn an update

So the repair work on the barn was moving along nicely and apart from the ridge and one purlin the repair work is done and awaiting the new sections of the frame going in. When we seperate our building from the neighbours it became apparent...

Project builds #69: Charred larch Cladding

So with work on the barn having ground to a very painful holt both in terms of what can be done and financially I’ve turned my attention to other things, the four panel doors I posted in creations the other day and a cladding job have all been...

Workshop machinery #20: Beam planer

Today was an interesting day, I got a visit from the U.K. importer of Mafell equipment to do a demonstration. A little background may be needed Mafell make serious Carpentry tool for timber framers it’s seriously industrial kit. They also now...

Timber frame barn conversion #2: Another day some more done.

We are slowly getting through the mountain of repairs required on this timber frame. A lot of previous repairs have been done with some sort of soft wood possibly a spruce or Scots pine and it’s not stood up all that well. Theres some pieces...

Timber frame barn conversion #1: Getting a start in

So as I stated in my first blog on this job we have been called in mid term to rectify mistakes made. These mistakes really are too many to list and are quite frankly school boy errors and all are unavoidable with basic building knowledge, common...

Project builds #68: Sometimes I really should keep my mouth shut.

Good evening from a very wet but sunny Blighty. As you know by now from previous blogs I’m very much into old school crafts, from hedgelaying to blacksmithing I have dabbled in them all with various levels of success. One of these crafts that I...

Hedgelaying #1: A bit further along.

So as you know from my first blog on hedgelaying I once earned 30-60% of my annual income from hedgelaying work. I’m currently laying 350m of hedge at home, I will sadly not get it done before the end of March cut off for cutting on the grant...