John and Ingrid Boys

John and Ingrid Boys

  |   Team/people

John is my most important business partner that I can share my issue also satisfaction with. He is intelligent and reliable parson. I have been learning a lot from him especially how to look at the things, reality and fairness. Between me and John, our brain storming will bring up un expected result. Ingrid welcomes me and my family all the time, she shows me the joy of life, teach me fun of life. They become more than just part of business, they will remain in my heart does not matter what is going to happen to me. I thank that I met them,and also became the part of their life.

 

Nicola Logworks

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Cross brace with steel

  |   Set up / assemble

This trellis bracket can hang the huge weight as long as wall can keep the bracket in place. Steel are not decorative, it is structural. Timber looks a bid dirty, but this is patina effect. Timber are sand blusted and prepared patina finish. Actual aged look finish goes on top of this, recipe are complicated, John did hard resurch and test to acheive the result client a happy with.

Impel rod were installed behind steel where moisture can capture. Impel rod will release the chemical once moisture content raise more than 20% to prevent wood to rot.

 

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Installing curved brace on site

  |   Set up / assemble

Installing curved brace and fitting steels went well without any trouble. Though, I simulated the process of lay out, cutting and placing for a couple of days before I went to the site.

The most important factor that need to be consider is the twist in a curved timber. I can not assume the flat on curve timber are really flat, they are twisted. To deal with you, lay the piece on saw horse and set flat in level on both X and Y direction. If you find all the surface is level after, it means piece is flat, but you will see if you set one side level then other side will not, so find happy medium.

Then lay out all with level, square on line does not work! I used several trick to lay out this also drill the hole in a corner without jumping drill bid all over the place, but I did not had opportunity to take picture.

 

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Drill long hole accurately

  |   Work experience

How will you drill end to end of timber 6 feet long? I had project that 1″ rod needed to go through the beam to install tension rod for hammer beam truss. I had to drill 18 beams, so what will be the efficient way? Some one said, I can do that free hand, I believe he can but I can’t.

So, I bought simple lineal guide from 80/80, took genius drill guide from my muffele drill stand, and put the long drill guilde together. It worked okay, not perfect for all the piece. If I do this again, I will make long drill bid first.

    

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Valdes light house raising party

  |   Set up / assemble

Light house shaped cabin, design by Karl Willms. No public road to the site, transported all materials and raised all by human power! No gas burned, only cans of beer runs the crew for hard work.

No one in a team complained, we all seemed enjoyed the time, part of this is because all the work and result were, slept out side, no electric, all work acheived by old fashion, end of the day, tired body gave good satisfaction each day.

   

After this raising, it gave me idea that I may want to continue doing this kind small cabins after I retire.

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