Got a project that you are working on that is not a tractor? Maybe a barn to hold your tractors or just fun stuff like woodworking, glass, tools, sheds, gardens, custom implements, etc., this is the place to talk about it.
Rudi - wanted to see some building pix. Just getting around to doing that....Interesting little story. This barn was razed when Dad was 10. He saved the original hinges....They stayed in the farmhouse basement for 80 years, until is grandson installed them again - where they were originally in 1799.
German Barn 1
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German Barn 2
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German Barn 3
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German Barn 4
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German Barn 5 - Before the Doors
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das ist eine schön scheune .. that is a very nice barn I am impressed. Those are the same techniques my Dad taught me to use in the old style post and beam framing. To see a new barn done in the old style is really nice. Tim is a real craftsman .. to even want to do it the old way today requires a fair amount of determination and of course pride in one's work. You and your Dad must be some proud. I know I would be. Another wonderful saga in the over 200 year history of your family's farm. Wow
I am looking forward to meeting you and your Dad in a couple week. Bring more pics of the joinery if you would. I like it big time
So I must ask .. did Tim place the tannenbaum ... fir or pine tree atop the ridge when the rafters were all done? That is a very old German custom and one I am sure occurred back in 1799.
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Rudi wrote:Ken: So I must ask .. did Tim place the tannenbaum ... fir or pine tree atop the ridge when the rafters were all done? That is a very old German custom and one I am sure occurred back in 1799.
The tannenbaum was placed on the last rafter when it was raised. It stayed there till the roof went on.