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08-08-2008 03:02 PM

Here are some pictures of the banr I am removing from a fellows property as well as the other two buildings I will take down after the barn. Anyway, off to get some more of it down.

The Barn

-- Jerry

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#1 posted 08-08-2008 03:06 PM

That’s some project Jerry. Be safe.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 08-08-2008 03:14 PM

Heck, that’s quite a building. Is the wood in decent condition – good enough to be re-used?

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#3 posted 08-08-2008 04:15 PM

Jerry, please say the material is being put to a use other than warming back sides on a chilly evening. So much history is in these old barns. Imagine all that has transpired in that building over the years. Work safe.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#4 posted 08-08-2008 11:29 PM

Yea Bhack. I will build us a smaller barn from this one. 80% (My Guesstimate) is good oak. The roof was on it up until a month ago when the last crew took it and that was all they did. That’s why they lost the job. I got the top floors cleaned off today so I could see what kind of flooring I had to work on. Alot of old hay removed and dropped below. There are a few bad places but now that they are uncovered I’m really happy to know that these 2nd lvl floors are in really great shape. I took off all of the outter wall on the front and called it a day. The trusses on the left side roof will come off tomorrow. I’ll also load the trailor with the outside wall boards and bring them home. Since this is not a wood project I chose to use the coffee forum for the post. But I’ll have the left side area seperated from the main barn and down by the end of next week. On sinday we go to get the generator I have been wanting for awhile now as well as a couple of winches. I secured 3 block and tackles from the barn today as well and will set them up in key locations for the main barn disassemply. Anyway thats about all for now. :-)

Thanks for the comments.

-- Jerry

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#5 posted 08-08-2008 11:44 PM

Jerry you a hard worker not afraid to roll your sleeves up and get wired into the hard slog.Actually a man after my own heart you deserve all you get from this project .It’s people like you who keep the world turning God Bless from your old Scottish new pal Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 08-08-2008 11:58 PM

I’m glad that the barn is going to be recreated. Work safetly.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#7 posted 08-09-2008 12:02 AM

I see lots of birdhouses !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#8 posted 08-09-2008 01:32 PM

Yea, alot of bird houses, hehe. Yea Karson I’ll build a much smaller barn. We have drawn out plans for a 24×40 single story barn that will have 3 stalls and a tack room and hay storage. Alot of re-claimed wood here. Thanks Alistair. Well3 cups of coffee gone and time to head out to grab some of this wood.

-- Jerry

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#9 posted 08-10-2008 10:46 AM

Lucky you Sac, all that wood. That’s a great old barn. Look forward to seeing pics of the new one.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 08-10-2008 05:19 PM


Watch out for Spiders!!!

Looks like a lot of really nice wood!

If I get a chance at some old wood from a building like this, I try to get a picture of the building, make a frame from some of the wood and give it to the former owner as a gift.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 08-11-2008 11:36 PM

Snakes too Jerry.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 08-12-2008 02:46 AM

Cool. I like that hay hook/trolley. Those trusses look plenty salvageable. Good old circle milled oak, they have another 100 years in them. I am glad you are using the wood to build another structure.

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#13 posted 08-12-2008 04:17 PM

Yea that Hay Hook is pretty cool. I’ll be taking it down today. the family wants the hook. So they will get it this week. I hear ya Grumpy. Alot of spiders but not as many as there may have been. I did have my first snake spotting last Saturday. I’ve encountered 3 sheds as well. One looked to be near 4-5 feet. It is so new it was still in one piece. I’ve sprayed most of the area around and some inside areas of the barn for spiders and other bugs. I am hoping it may run the snakes out. But so far all the sheds are in the 1st floor rafters. I’ve got 2 loads of lumber so far and the front wall is now removed. I got the generator last night. I’ll be getting the 8 ton winch tonight. Anyway that’s about all. Have a great day folks!

-- Jerry

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