Hi everyone! It's me, Mitchy reporting! I was the supervisor in charge yesterday on the on-going barn project! Mom and dad will be working on this project for another year till it's completed!
Naturally the outside work is done because the seasons have changed so we've moved indoors.
Dad uses all the fancy timberframe saw equipment and mom mostly works using the hand tools. She finds it less stressful and safer!
This mortise is all done and mom is ready to move onto another one. This is one of the posts in the barn.
Dad prepares it for her with the skill saws and timberframe saws like this
And mom uses her mallet and chisel to get everything nice and square and plumb so that this pattern storm brace fits and then she knows that she can move on to the next mortise.
I've got my eyes on you, mom - no goofing off!Dad made the mallet! This one happens to be white oak. He turned it on his lathe and he had the bronze head machined. It was an idea he had one year. Actually, he made a whole bunch of them for his timberframe students to use in class. The bronze was so pretty and shiny that mom didn't want to use the mallet at first and mark it up! Dad told her to go ahead - they were to use - not to display!
Maggie has the day off from supervising! She's busy with her stuffed bone.
Break time! It's time for me to enjoy that nice warm fire and my stuffed bone too!
Yesterday was rainy and yucky and the fire looked and felt so good!
The project is coming along nicely. Keep up the good work, mom and dad!
So until next time.................
Yer friend and supervisor,