The 21st Century learning experiences gained as the community, school and businesses design, plan and build a 32 foot long Town Lattice Truss covered bridge for the Village of South Wayne, Wisconsin.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Gable end logs going up
Finally real cabin building weather has arrived. Ten degrees out with a nice 15-20 mile per hour breeze! Real crisp weather to begin work on the gable end logs today. Here you can see the first log that has been taken off the back wall and attached to the log truss rafter.
With the second log in position and spaced I could determine the amount that would have to be removed from the back side of it to to get the log centered over the first log.
A couple of inches chopped out did the job. Now the log is centered on the wall and the groove can be scribed and cut.
I have to do some cutting on the ends to match up with the perlins and will have to think about just how I will do that. Then there is the top to consider because the perlins are 3 inches higher than the top of the rafter. May have to pull a couple of perlins out of storage and size them up. I plan to drill holes down through the gable end logs and peg them. Then when the cabin is assembled on site I would drill a few holes through the gable logs up at an angle into the rafters to secure them in place.
Plenty to think about.