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Maybe you should just live there. Why move?
Quote from: speedfunk on November 25, 2009, 08:51:24 AM Maybe you should just live there. Why move? We'll see how it goes living such a small house... Who knows, we might decide we like it! tinybuilder, I checked out your photo's, your house looks great. I really like the kitchen setup, thats a pretty slick design!
Hi guys.. nice job.. i love your comment about the beauty of a small house being simply that it is small.. so are all of the expenses.. we have not posted for quite some time - not much work done since school started, but I did get out there a little over Thanksgiving, and we are scheduled to put some heat in over Christmas, so I intend to get a lot done this winter. did you guys fit some good boating in this summer? - looking forward to seeing some more pics..
I've decided I want to use timber frame construction for the covered front porch. I wanted to try making a joint to see how difficult it would be, and if timber framing would be fun.I don't have a large framing chisel, so I cheated and used a router to hog out most of the wood then finished up with my small chisel.Turns out, that you've got to have pretty tight tolerances for this kind of work. I think the most I'm off is a 1/8" making the joint very loose. I got a chunk of nice straight grained ash from the firewood pile to make the peg. I split off a section and rounded it down using a drawknife and spokeshave. I ended up with a sloppy loose fitting joint, but it was fun and let me know what I need to work on.I've got a bunch of scrap 4x6 from the house foundation, so I'm going to keep on practicing.I promised my wife that I'll get the house done before I start working on the porch. I'd end up getting side tracked, and by fall would have a great looking timber framed porch, but no house to go with it.