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Geordie log store
« on: September 24, 2013, 03:18:50 PM »
Hi
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I need a bigger log store not being a great lover of wood this is my effort so far

80 year old floor joists (free)


My take on a tennon joint (3 inch angle and coach bolts



The back wall


The finished job will be 8 feet square



John

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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 03:29:27 PM »
Do the trees grow rectangular trunks with straight sides up there then John  :clap:

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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 03:32:00 PM »
They even have holes for "threaded bar" already in place
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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 06:06:33 PM »
Hi John , its a pity your lasses washing line was there or you could have had it 3 feet wider  :clap:................ Looking good , I like the tenons, they wont come apart  :thumbup:

 Cheers Mick.

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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 07:30:10 PM »
Looking good -- should be solid!  :thumbup:
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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013, 11:11:20 PM »
Everyone is making a log store!

Actually, I have to make one as well. Some sort of log store with a small shed to keep the bears out of my garbage cans.

Good going John. I might take your idea of angle iron!

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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2013, 01:27:05 PM »
Hi
Lads
Had a few visitors today (Rob Wilson  KRV 3000    Micktoon)
Had a good laugh building the log store and taking the piss out of each other
The frame work is up it seems to be a sturdy job












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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2013, 05:17:05 PM »
What a crew!  :thumbup:  :clap:
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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2013, 04:56:29 AM »
Well that's certainly not going to fall down in a hurry John - looks good  :thumbup:

But I reckon at that size you've got an ulterior motive - that's not going to be a log store - it's really a workshop extension  :lol:
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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2013, 05:01:33 AM »
Looks more like a blacksmith shop in the making  :lol:   



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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2013, 06:26:19 PM »
Log store??? What's wrong with a woodheap?

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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2013, 06:30:36 PM »
RSNI!
(rain snow'n ice)

Now a woodstack, that's different...
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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2013, 07:21:08 PM »
Jim

I'm not sure which I like the best, the wood pile or the clear blue sky. I guess it depends on the season.

Hope you didn't have to split it all by hand.  :D :D

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2013, 04:11:20 AM »
Hey Jim, Don't you split it by hand then toss it in the old water tank tipped side on? Oops! That's what I had to do as a kid. Got warm twice by the one delivery of wood. First chopping and stacking the stuff second when it got burnt in the family's kitchen stove.  :D
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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2013, 03:51:56 PM »
he shud have a shed opaning party

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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2013, 08:19:56 PM »
Jim

Hope you didn't have to split it all by hand.  :D :D

Cheers  :beer:

Don

By hand? Nah - these days I use a nice sharp chequebook. The block splitter is relegated to the back of the shed.


But if I had a nice, keen son-in-law ...

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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2013, 10:45:09 AM »
Ooh, I've not looked in for a few days and look, Wye Aye Lads, another log store.  It's great to see joists being re-used, that's how I did my dad's workbench.  Must admit the scale of it puts my fiddling "entertainment in the shade.  Excellent job by the way, wish I'd used your "mortice n' tenon" technique.

I'm not altogether sure if you are now going to have two log stores or just one newer bigg'un?  Plus, I know for us Southern Softies it appears to get cold in Geordie-land, but I thought you just sat around in shirt-sleaves regardless and didn't need additional heat.
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Re: Geordie log store
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2013, 02:21:05 PM »
Hi
The log store is taking shape now