This can only explain my lack of posting. Keeping busy these past few weeks taking care of business around home. New steel roof and repair of some carvings I did several years ago.
Now with all these distractions taken care of it is on the the business of building bridge # 6 for the cabin land. I promised myself that I would take my time and enjoy every minute of this project.
Here is a list of several key points that must be considered in the process for today's work:
- Orientation of the annual rings in each piece for the A and B chord layers.
- Orientation of the natural crown in each piece to match the desired camber.
- Relationship of the center of the chord to the false work it rest upon for clamp clearance.
- Relationship of butt joint and false work to location of lattice for hole drilling clearance.
- Stagger of all butt joints in the chords using 4 foot units.
- Placement of parallel block clamps at each butt joint for face and edge clamping.
- Forming of camber into chord layup and blocking in place.
So let the process begin:
Next will be the task of "sawing up the kerf" of each butt joint and drive them together to make a rock solid butt joint for superior strength and load carrying truss performance.