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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pegs, tenons, and mortises

Important steps to raising a post and beam barn....
Making pegs


Tom H.


Pegs are made from hardwood and most are 1 x 12 inches long. They are split by hand and pounded through a metal pipe using a sledgehammer. They are used to join the beams and posts and corner braces together. There will be no nails in the barn frame.

Doug measuring and marking tenon

Keith and Doug cutting Tenon

Tom W. above and Bonnie W. below cleaning out mortises on the sill
Some of the pre-work was done using power tools- cutting beams to length, starting tenons and roughing in mortises. Most of the "finish" work was done by hand.

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