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Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: mo] #17837 01/27/09 11:46 AM
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The last frame I raised went up with hands and two ginpoles. It was out of necessity, we had to walk into the remote site. It is just another tool in the box. I have added a snatch block to the bace of the pole this allows more hands on the rope without folks getting in others way, more ellbow room.

Tim

Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: mo] #17840 01/27/09 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: mo
thanks for all the good info everyone, everyone starts at the peanut gallery. im a sponge.

p.s. cranes are too obtuse
trees for big machinery
driveways aren't too wide


nice one, Mo
maybe we need a haiku section of this forum?


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Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: OurBarns1] #17843 01/28/09 01:00 AM
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Hi Timbeal and others:

Timbeal I always put a snatch block at the base of the Gin Pole in my raisings, and then from there I used a single horse to do the main pull with men following up with pikes across the face of the bent.

I made the use of safety ropes that followed up with the bent and could at a seconds notice secure and hold the lift.

Thanks again for coming on with your pesonal experiences.

NH

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Timbeal I am interested in the fact that you used 2 gin poles, was it because it was a heavy lift or was there another reason?

Just curious

NH

Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #17848 01/28/09 12:22 PM
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The second pole goes up easier than the first and moving one from one side of the building to the other for the top plates than back for some other task and back for another. Two was a temptation and that is the way it went. It was in the plan from the start. We stood the bents up by hand, they were planed to be raised with the gin poles, I was unsure of the number of hand available. The whole building could of gone up by hand but at more risk and grunt.

Tim

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HI Timbeal


Thanks for the reply, putting up 2 gin poles certainly would advantageous if one was contemplating a busy day.

This thought never crossed my mind during our building raisings to have 2 already set up at the start of the day's proceedings it sure would have been an asset.

I found that during the taking down and putting up again of the gin pole in a new location there was a general lull in the interest factor and participants interest also

NH

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NH, I also made up a couple metal caps for the top of the poles. A 6" pipe with a flat plate on top with four holes for the lines. This allows the pole to be twisted with out winding the guys around the top of the pole. A big relief I must say. Some day I would like to see a universal pivit for the bottom allowing the pole to be tilted in any direction and still be anchored down well.(a universal joint from a large trucks drive line). And maybe a boom atached as well, like on a ship, allowing timber to be lifted and swung into place so the pole wouldn't have to be moved, perhaps. For now I am really happy with my four-rope caps.

Tim

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Hi Timbeal and others:

I also capped the gin with a metal cap I had the blacksmith fashion it with 4 wrought Iron rings to hook ropes and pulley blocks.

One thing that I did on the two securing lines was to use two sets of 1\2" rope double sheave pulley blocks, this really helped to fine tune and adjust the cant of the gin

NH

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NH:
Got any pictures?

Timbeal:
Same for you.....


Whatever you do, have fun doing it!
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I am having problems with the machine which houses my pictures, when this is fixed I will post some.

Tim

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