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Month: March 2017

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Could this be Spring?

The sun shone again on the Longhouse project today! Spirits were high as we removed thermal layers and waterproofs and got down to some un-impeded work. Several mortise and tenon posts were nearing completion- although the final adjustments always take longer than expected. The morning saw a rush of posts in position, starting with an earthbound post and followed by Astra’s mortise and tenon post to form the second corner of the western end of the building. ¬†Astra has had…

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Carpentry in the Rain! ?>

Carpentry in the Rain!

The weather continued as it began this week with more rain but less wind. The overnight downpour has prevented us from digging any new post holes, so we have switched our attention to the task of mortise cutting and tenon shaping. Derek produced a fantastic joint and we raised his post into the corner of the sill beam that will form the western end of the building. Phil also pulled a mortise and tenon out of the bag at the…

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