Palomar College Timberframe workshop
Summer 1998

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The beginnings of a fine structure.


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Men at work

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Fritz Hinrichs, Jim Kirby and Rolando
make their attempt at a kingpost.


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Dave Boyd trims the end of a timber
with the timber saw.

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Alfonso Acosta cuts a mortise
the fast way- the chain saw mortiser!


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The shoulder of a tenon receives it final surfacing
from the hand plane of Joseph Gonzales.


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We preassembled each bent to make sure
that it would come together on raising day.


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The troops receive their final instructions before raising
day from our experienced instructors- Will Beemer and Dave C.


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Bents one and two are ready for
final assembly at the job site.


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Chris Jones gets the first girt into its housing
at the top of the kingpost on bent one.


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After bruising a few shoulders,
the ridge beam comes into place.


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Bracing bent two while it is secured.

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Rolando and Fritz set Purlins on the rafters.


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Bent three goes up.

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With bents three and four up and secured,
our structure was complete!

If you would like to see my attempt to improve this structure, please click here.

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