Timber Frame Workshop: Days 6, 7 & 8

Day 6

Day 6 started off strong, but work was cut short when a storm rolled in.

Kerri and Katie, hard at work as usual

Kerri and Katie, hard at work as usual

Paula begins oiling 

Paula begins oiling 

Moving pieces this size requires strategy and lots of teamwork

Moving pieces this size requires strategy and lots of teamwork

More oiling

More oiling

Everyone hurries to batten down the hatches as the storm rolls in ...

Everyone hurries to batten down the hatches as the storm rolls in ...

... except for Katie, who rescues an abandoned piece of banana bread. 

... except for Katie, who rescues an abandoned piece of banana bread. 

The crew takes advantage of the bad weather to venture out for dinner in Shepherdstown 

The crew takes advantage of the bad weather to venture out for dinner in Shepherdstown 

Day 7

Day 7 found the crew a bit behind schedule, but the power of Australian Timber Oil fumes helped everyone power through.

Kerri perfects her technique 

Kerri perfects her technique 

Katie oils brace pieces 

Katie oils brace pieces 

Power sanding to prep for oiling 

Power sanding to prep for oiling 

Paul joins the effort and helps Dave with some sanding 

Paul joins the effort and helps Dave with some sanding 

Dan, Katie, and Storm work together to reposition a post

Dan, Katie, and Storm work together to reposition a post

Bob enjoys his afternoon goblet of iced coffee

Bob enjoys his afternoon goblet of iced coffee

Our fearless leaders

Our fearless leaders

Al works to fit one of his organic pieces

Al works to fit one of his organic pieces

Bodger, official workshop guard dog

Bodger, official workshop guard dog

The ladies demonstrate what 7 hours of Australian Timber Oil inhalation will do to you

The ladies demonstrate what 7 hours of Australian Timber Oil inhalation will do to you

Day 8

Day 8 was our last big push before the crane arrived for raising day. 

Morning huddle

Morning huddle

Al's vision finally comes together - and it's a beauty!

Al's vision finally comes together - and it's a beauty!

Greg gets his chisel on

Greg gets his chisel on

Bob demonstrates technique 

Bob demonstrates technique 

Paula double checks Greg's work

Paula double checks Greg's work

Jon's ready to hammer

Jon's ready to hammer

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Paula makes a butterfly friend

Paula makes a butterfly friend

Coming together

Coming together

Checking for adjustments

Checking for adjustments

Group sanding effort 

Group sanding effort 

Matt joins the fun and gets a face full of sawdust 

Matt joins the fun and gets a face full of sawdust 

We wrapped up day 8 with some down to the wire, after-dark timber oiling and celebratory drinks around Al's fire basket.