Yeah, cool. Here's what cut those and left the nice markings:
And the German way of doing it:
Experience is a good teacher, but she send in terrific bills.
-- Minna Thomas Antrim
The kindly OSHA inspector would likely curl up, keel over, and die
after seeing that process. The next one would prolly ban hatchets,
axes, and other bladed tools. They're dangerous!
Education should provide the tools for a widening and deepening
of life, for increased appreciation of all one sees or experiences.
It should equip a person to live life well, to understand what is
happening around him, for to live life well one must live life with
awareness. -- Louis L'Amour
Not sure if you saw the YouTube video that has an extended sequence of
Japanese style cutting, including close ups of the guys toes...
My toes hurt just watching and I had the urge to count them when the
video was over...
Thanks for posting those interesting photos. I couldn't help but
wonder at the amount of human energy required to produce and lift
those beams. It's Thanksgiving day and we ought to be greatful for the
tools we have these 200 years later to help us minimize the labor
inherent in those photos.
Happened to ask the greater family what they were thankful for.
Great granddaughter Mireya said, "I'm thankful for the leaves." I
had to think a brief moment, then thought of the beautiful colors,
layering the ground, etc, etc
Yes, thank God for the leaves. A beautiful sentiment.
Probably helps that she doesn't have to rake them.
Keep the whole world singing . . .
Here in Waterloo County Ontario there are a lot of old post and beam
barns, and I've seen quite a few go up in menonite barn raisings.
They put together a complete "bay" and then pull it up with ropes to
join to the next "bay" with the lateral beams - all placed by hand,
and pegged with wooden pegs and wedges.
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