Is anything more satisfying than confirming your math worked out and having your beams installed on a Friday?!?! Common rafter templates are complete and all that remains to calculate and test are the massive valley rafters. #mackaygarage #keepcraftalive #framersareadyingbreed #douglasfir #carpenter #customframing
Gable walls and rafters... #mathneverlies but if you second guess yourself it never hurts to chalk it out on the ground full scale before cutting! I'll do my best to better document the prefab of our gable walls and lifting of our massive beams tomorrow. Or someone can volunteer as camera man, because realistically I'm better with a hammer than a camera and computer... #framersareadyingbreed #mackaygarage #douglasfir #gable #roofframing #keepcraftalive
The #mackaygarage starts to take shape. All the douglas fir has now arrived (including the massive roof beams) and walls will be done and stood today. Tomorrow we string line them and start into the rake walls and then beam placement. The material is a pleasure to work with, straight and defect free. And once again, ita so nice to be working cord free... Thanks to @griffiths_m and @milesbetteridge so far. Though after seeing the ridge beams, I feel a some sick days may be requested! #framersareadyingbreed #mathneverlies #customframing #sledgehammer #roofframing
I am by no mean a tool reviewer, but I've had this @makita.ca cordless router for quite a while and have loved it. After seeing some @awesomeframers stories in regards to the cordless routers being able to stand up to framing cut outs we decided to invest in a good up cut spiral bit and give it a go... super impressed. And so fast!
#tradetiptuesday (on Wednesday) We've all searched high and low for the perfect knee pads. I've found my favorite option in volley ball knee pads. Bought these @mizuno_volley_can guys off Amazon a few months ago and they are amazing. Well priced, super comfy and don't slide off like most construction ones. They're designed to sweat in, fit under pants, and provide just the right amount of cushion for carpentry. Try a pair, I'm pretty sure the cost benefit analysis will go right along with the comfort.
Plates and laid and leveled. Tuesday morning we start making saw dust with a big ol' pile of douglas fir! #garagebuild #framing #mathneverlies
Sometimes a super ghetto jig is exactly what is needed. Especially when several precise circles are needed by the masons! As a #tradetiptuesday try this... if you need a perfect circle, toss the jig saw and circular saw to the side. Router and tramel is quick and repetitive. Take your full radius, divide by 2 and then locate that point as compared to your router bit. This roster bit is awful but 3 passes brings you through. Hopefully @gosselinkfinecarpentry can appreciate a random made jig like this! Sometimes it's not about the tools, but the creativity. At least the masons are happy!
#sundayfunday sometimes involves bringing the family by to check in on porch work. #annanewbuild #porch #almostdone #customhome #newbuild
Who doesn't love steel day??? Mike and miles sure do!
This @makita.ca concrete vibrator is amazing for ICF pours. Not as strong as a corded, but just right for a product like this to avoid blow outs.