In preparation for the building of the new covered bridge, John Tauke and a group of the Friday Work Crew volunteers participated in a timber frame workshop held at Dick Plog's house. Dick has an ongoing project and this was an excellent way for some of us with rusty mortician and tendon skills to hone them up for the bridge project. The project consisted of creating two king post trusses out of 10 by 8 beams. The span of the truss was approximately 16 feet. When fully assembled it took a machine to pick up.
|We began the day with lunch||Fitting a brace||Fitting braces in a kingpost||Kingpost and rafters fitted up||Morticians busy at work|
|Getting ready for the tie beam||Old geezers with their prize||Same geezers same prize||Picking up the first truss||Its a beauty|
|In addition to honing our skills we were rewarded with a donation to the society for the work performed.|
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