Monday, January 9, 2012

bandsaw techniques

Cutting curves on bandsaws require steady hands and a smooth flow, and then you get a nice curve. Gate number 1 parts have been cut.

Friday, January 6, 2012


What is beam deflection? It's when a pressure is placed usually on the top of a beam somewhere near the middle span. This pressure over time becomes unbearable, and because wood is somewhat elastic it bends in response to the forces placed upon it. After a while if the pressure is so relentless, the beam may just snap, as the bottom do to the curvature of bending, is stressed the most. Look at this beam and you can clearly see what I mean.

Monday, January 2, 2012

happy new year

I know today is a holiday but being self- employed, I went ahead and did some work anyways. Here is a photo of the pre-primed gate jambs that I will be installing tomorrow. They are 3" by 3" by 48" long and are Western Red Cedar. I hope the masonry columns I'm installing them on are fully grouted.