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.
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.