Monday, October 5, 2015

Is there a moral?

At this point it looked like the crucifixion by Bacon. 

 So I just kept on going wanting to die

 I measured something wrong.

Or maybe I didn't measure it at all

It looked well when I tried one, and then the other.

Didn't think of trying them both at the same time. Next I do. I anyway call it done.


  1. I love it!

    The object is not the goal. We are learning. I want to end up with perfect joinery, hairline joints and right off the saw.....but I don't.

    So where did you go wrong? It looks as though you dropped 5mm from the center vertical, measured for 75mm when it was actually 70mm......or this maybe was using one of those first forgot-to-use-centerline lines?

    1. I used the centre line, and let me tell you, it's really fast to mark this joint like that.

      The problem was in the stub tenon and the male part where the sashisen go. I made the latter longer but seems that I also enlarged the former without realising. When they were together outside the post I should have measured again the distance between the shoulder and checked that it was indeed the same as the post width.

      That or the change of humidity made the beam 10mm thinner in a day.

      I really don't know, and I'll never now, that joint is anyway not coming apart in the next 100 years.

  2. Its an awesome joint. We can finally look at the four way connection to a post without drooling in awe and understand what's going on. Did your draw pin go through one or both of the sachi-sen? And what do you think the best way would be to allow the sachi-sen to be removable/tightened further as the beams dry? Perhaps leave them really long with a snell on the end.

    1. Neither. I check the drawing and it seems like the pin goes behind one and over the other but didn't understand how to do that without breaking the wedges of the sashisen. So i just put it behind 1 and lext it half way on the tenon.

      I still don't get the drawing in that part though...

      Maybe keep on hammering in and put another piece as the wood dries?

      SO! What's next? Four way or a small roof model? Jason needs to finish it still, I heard he was cutting some trees to make a real massive one.