lazy day today....lost early day light hours to certain speculation tasks...
then downed a tree, debarked on another in the shade, established solar south (my guess and subsequent tractor work was very close), checked to see if my BMS was still working after transfering more than 1.4KW, then did chainsaw maintenance in the shade.
Hi Inge, yes but my fellow Alpha Centaurians see no such excuse as viable :]
Mark, while being a good shot, I'd rather try the trick of putting cat dung in their burrows' entrances...just don't know anyone with excess cat dung (nearby anyways).
How are you liking that saw, have you had it for a while? I was curious about getting an electric but wasn't sure how quickly the batteries recharge, if you'd have to pace yourself. A couple years ago we did some work on the berm shed and used the electric saws for shaping most of the joinery, and had to swap batteries a couple times each day. Do you plan any mortise and tenons, going to hammer in rebar, or do you have another method in mind for the posts and beams?
I'm not quite a lumberjack, but that's OK, I sleep all night and I dream all day; I'll coppice trees, I'll grow my food, and compost poo and pee! With a well and off-grid solar, it's a permies life for me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshU58nI0Ts
Mark Brunnr wrote:How are you liking that saw, have you had it for a while? I was curious about getting an electric but wasn't sure how quickly the batteries recharge, ..........Do you plan any mortise and tenons, going to hammer in rebar, or do you have another method in mind for the posts and beams?
Love the 16" saw. Durable as heck. Bought the same model I used in the Boot Camp. If you buy four 4Ah batteries and have the same or better solar system I have, you can saw all day provided you immediately put an exhausted battery on the charger....in a previous post, I mentioned that 0.5 charge on a 4Ah battery took a max of 2 hours....the exact time I haven't measured yet, I suspect it is less.
From experience with the berm shed and the Abbey, Josiah will point out that small 2" deep joints with max surface area tended to hold up better to tremendous lateral forces found in wofatis. Other types of joints tend to split.
From looking at Cooper Cabin, the berm shed, and the Abbey, it is my sense that mortise and tendons work great for barns to hold dry hay but not wet dirt. Perhaps an Amish carpenter could prove me wrong, but the berm shed convinced me otherwise.
I will do 2" deep joints and pin with 1/2 rebar where ever I feel it is necessary. I won't have enough summer to make wooden pegs.
I believe the battery powered chainsaw is a requirement over the gasoline, but you'd need to check with Paul on that.