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Old 06-25-2017, 07:25 PM   #676
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LEGO, not Lepin, right?
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:17 AM   #677
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Nice work guys!
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:31 AM   #678
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I harvested a little honey this weekend to see how low tech i could go.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:19 AM   #679
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Looks to me like you were supervising and the girl was doing the work. Fine way to treat a weekend guest.
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:27 AM   #680
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LEGO, not Lepin, right?
Yup. Hadn't heard of Lepin before...
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Old 06-27-2017, 05:58 AM   #681
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I did not know that was a thing.
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:56 PM   #682
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I want to play!

I stopped working today on my first scissors truss. It's the prototype, so it really isn't done. I intend to examine it, correct what's wrong, and make the appropriate adjustments when I use it as a template for the four that will follow it.

I think it turned out pretty good for my first truss.

Whenever I do something like this, I feel like Neo in The Matrix--"I know Kung Fu!" Thank you, YouTube.

As you might imagine, there's A WHOLE PROJECT going on here, but I wanted to share this little peek.

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Old 07-07-2017, 06:25 AM   #683
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Nice! Enjoy the glue and screw.
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Old 07-20-2017, 12:05 AM   #684
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All lumber cut. 18 more gussets to cut, already have a template. Need to buy a couple gallons of glue. Maybe another fifty pounds of nails. Then, making. And moving, they're a big awkward double handful. Then I have to get them onto the roof. Square and plumb. No ridge board, just purlins. Not really sure how I'll connect them to the roof. Will probably need to make a bird's mouth cut to seat the truss onto the "wall".

It's coming together!
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:14 AM   #685
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w00t!
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:06 PM   #686
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Not really sure how I'll connect them to the roof.!
Might wanna do some figgerin'. And maybe some finaglin'.
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:25 PM   #687
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:07 AM   #688
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Nice! Enjoy the glue and screw.
Would you think Titebond III would be adequate? I've read that resourcinol glues are best, waterproof, boatmaking glues, but that shit is very expensive and a giant PITA to deal with. What about TB III and many nails? This will be outdoors, but under the roof, of course. and only the light plastic roof material to support.

I'm a little stalled on this subject. I've read that I want structural glues, and TB and many others are *not* structural. Only the exotic ones are... after all, I will be using gussets and nails, the glue isn't the only fastening component.

All comments and commentators welcome.
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:27 AM   #689
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What did you make today?

I think you want tight fitting joints when using a wood working glue like TBIII. Framing lumber is slightly bowed and twisted and you will have little gaps to fill. TB will not work well there. You should use construction adhesive in caulking tubes. It is designed for this. I'm not sure which brand/type is best.
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:32 AM   #690
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If there's no load ("only the light plastic roof material to support") why not just nail the thing together and throw it up there?

I've thrown up a pole barn or ten, never even seen a glued truss.
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