Friday, January 23, 2009

Ridge Beam

Today, with the help of some egyptian technology I raised the ridge beam and placed it on the posts. I used two dry saplings as ramps and with a come along and some nudging got the beam up and in place.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Its been a while since I posted. I was doing more of the same, cutting boards. At last I'm going vertical and it feels mighty good. We are gearing up for the eco house move. That's the little building on the mall at the Botanic Gardens. We figure sometime in early February. Stay tuned! We have been using both boards we cut on the Pittman's land and lumber salvaged from the Glen Echo Amusement Park renovation. That stuff is amazing. Old oak and pine posts. Super stable and the growth rings are sooo tight. Its a pleasure to work with. A few nails to pry out or just close your eyes and push a little harder on the circular saw. Thank goodness for carbide blades.