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Re: historic hewing questionnaire #24764 11/21/10 08:03 PM
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Hello everyone tonight

Further to my above post

Parts of this reconstruction are challenging because I did not have access to a large bandsaw or lathe and to reproduce the round wooden axle ends I had to rely on my skills with the adze

NH

Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #24766 11/22/10 07:53 AM
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Hello,

Reminds me of the time I was able to spend a day helping to raise this reproduction windmill near Troyes, a project of an acquaintance. In the video, at the beginning you see also the massive axel of the windmill, similar work to yours I think.




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Re: historic hewing questionnaire Moulin de vent [Re: northern hewer] #24769 11/22/10 07:39 PM
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Don,
Thanks for this informative and inspiring record of some great work done.
Steve


Shine on!
Re: historic hewing questionnaire #24843 12/07/10 10:29 AM
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Well, hasn't this become the mother of all threads???
way to go northern hewer!

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Hello everyone tonight

Also a very happpy and (more) prosperous year we all hope in 2011

Just an update on my project I am half way there 1 unit completed and 1 to go in the new year.

I had many inquisitive visitors drop by, and one in particular, a young fellow selling corn seed.

He looked at the Garrison Carriage and said to me what is it? I said what do you thing it is? He replied it sure looks like something to support a cannon, well I said it sure is, then he said are you repairing it? I said no it is completely new, well he said you could have fooled me because it looks old.

I told him he just made my day, and he said why, well for starters I said good restoration workmanship is supposed to renew and look old at the same time, and I know from your comment I have attained the look that will fool 90% of those that will examine it in the years to come.

Of course there is that group that really knows what they are looking at, and to that end I have to be sure that the details of workmanship meet very strict criteria, and adhere to the guidelines of military equipment construction dating back 300 years.

I did some research at Fort Henry in Kingston in preparation for
the project just to ensure that the details on the Garrison Carriage standing at UCV's main entrance the one I was using as a copy, and that I had restored 20 plus years ago were accurate, and I did find some irregularities that I corrected this time around to ensure that the ones following in my footsteps will have as accurate details as I can supply

Thanks for the comment Mark I only supply what I consider interesting topics and you guys make it all happen

NH

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Re: historic hewing questionnaire [Re: northern hewer] #24849 12/08/10 01:14 AM
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Where are you doing this work Richard? I sure would like to stop by some time to see that.

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Hi Ray

Give me a personal email for details

NH

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here I am working a few moons ago

NH

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Hello everyone tonight

Here is a wonderful period driveshed-horsebarn combination that I happened to run across in my travels and searches for historic structures

It has 3 16foot bays on one end, and a fairly large horse barn on the other end. There was an original hay manger still attached in the 3 bays with stays dovetailled into the vertical timbers to hold it in place

Enjoy

NH

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Hi everyone tonight

I will be posting a series of pictures associated with the restoration of the barrel wheel that powers the vertical saw blade in the 1846 saw mill at UCV

This picture shows the wings of the cast iron offset crank that has been inserted into the end of the new turned 12" oak shaft using molten babbet and wrought iron rings that are original.

The wings increase in thickness as they protrude into the end of the shaft, this fact alone along with the rings on turned seatings make it vertually impossible for the unit to loosen from the unending pounding and tourque assocciated with the sawing proceedure

If anyone has questions do not hesitate to ask

enjoy

NH


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