Today began with a hard frost and clear skies. The sun has given us warmth on this almost breezless day – perfect working conditions!
The team has continued with yesterday’s tasks and the Sill Beam frame is now jointed and waiting to be placed in the ground. The lap joints at both corners have been offered up and trimmed to ensure a tight fit.
It is impressive to see volunteer learning curves climb so steeply on the project – the standard of work is fantastic for this early stage in the build.
The second Post Tenon has been cut by Bernie, Jasmin and Rosie – a great piece of work!
The final final pile of unprocessed timbers have been cut to length and removed from the pile to be debarked. February will see the delivery of the timber elements that will make the roof frame so we need to get this done now!
The first Cup Joint tests are underway – these difficult joints will be used in key structural areas where Wall Plates meet Posts. The joints prevent movement of two round timbers in any direction but require careful marking out and patient chisel work!
After several several hours of hard work, Edward finished the first test Cup Joint as the sun was setting on a good day.