German Barn Raising 2007 at our Farm

Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:05 am

This was on the local news in the fall of 2007. Wanted to share this great project - this was at the very early stages of my sons timber-framing business.

Re: German Barn Raising 2007 at our Farm

Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:56 am

Ken,

Your family is blessed with multiple talents and a good bit of longevity. :) I'm looking forward to seeing you and your father at Cecil's.

Bill

Re: German Barn Raising 2007 at our Farm

Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:00 am

Rudi - wanted to see some building pix. Just getting around to doing that....Interesting little story. This barn was razed when Dad was 10. He saved the original hinges....They stayed in the farmhouse basement for 80 years, until is grandson installed them again - where they were originally in 1799.


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Re: German Barn Raising 2007 at our Farm

Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:21 am

Ken:

das ist eine schön scheune .. that is a very nice barn :big smile: I am impressed. Those are the same techniques my Dad taught me to use in the old style post and beam framing. To see a new barn done in the old style is really nice. Tim is a real craftsman .. to even want to do it the old way today requires a fair amount of determination and of course pride in one's work. You and your Dad must be some proud. I know I would be. Another wonderful saga in the over 200 year history of your family's farm. Wow :!: :!:

I am looking forward to meeting you and your Dad in a couple week. Bring more pics :{_}: of the joinery if you would. I like it :D big time :!:

So I must ask .. did Tim place the tannenbaum ... fir or pine tree atop the ridge when the rafters were all done? That is a very old German custom and one I am sure occurred back in 1799.

Re: German Barn Raising 2007 at our Farm

Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:21 am

Rudi wrote:Ken:
So I must ask .. did Tim place the tannenbaum ... fir or pine tree atop the ridge when the rafters were all done? That is a very old German custom and one I am sure occurred back in 1799.


The tannenbaum was placed on the last rafter when it was raised. :D It stayed there till the roof went on. :D

Re: German Barn Raising 2007 at our Farm

Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:23 am

:applause:

You gotta be proud of that boy :big smile:

Re: German Barn Raising 2007 at our Farm

Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:25 am

Here's a couple more videos.


Last rafter being pinned.


Last Rafter Being Raised.

Re: German Barn Raising 2007 at our Farm

Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:32 am

A couple of more - people seem interested.


Re: German Barn Raising 2007 at our Farm

Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:32 am

Excellent!

Re: German Barn Raising 2007 at our Farm

Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:00 am

More :D

Re: German Barn Raising 2007 at our Farm

Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:14 am

Rudi wrote:More :D


Less than traditional but we needed this man-sized circular saw. This simple video has over 175,000 views. The saw weighs 35 pounds having a 16.25" inch blade.

Re: German Barn Raising 2007 at our Farm

Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:23 am

A couple more videos - Thanks everyone for your interest.


Re: German Barn Raising 2007 at our Farm

Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:47 pm

Ken:

That is one beast of a skil-saw. Wow :!: Makita .. I like em and I own one of em. But only a standard size. That puppy is huge :!: :shock: :D