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First notch done.

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Squaring up the ends of the posts. The sawmill really leaves an angled cut.

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Using pressure treated 4x4 to brace the posts and beam.

I had pre-cut the 4x4's with a miter saw. They ended up being too long as they overlapped in the center of the beam.

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Marked them up again and trimmed them with the worm saw.

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The braces will sit in notches 1/2" deep in the posts. The 4x4's are cut on a 45 with the pointy part trimmed off to give a 1/2" lip that will sit in the notch.

Marked up.

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I was going to build a jig to guide the router but got lazy and just went freehand again.

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Drilling holes for two 8" ardox galvanized nails.

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Set in place.

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Using these gang-nail plates to temporarily hold the post to the beam. These will be able to be left in place once I bolt on the steel fish plates. They work ok, but you have to take your time pounding them in gently or they get bent up.

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This is a temporary 2x4 brace between the 4x4 braces. I'll probably use a bolted 2x6 here when completed.

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Braced and almost ready to be stood up. The posts are still 12' long. Need to cut them down once I've taken some good measurements with the water level.

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I'll be standing them up with this little guy. He'll also be living Under one of the carports.

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The view of my lots from the street.

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My 2x8x16 rafters and fire engine red roofing steel waiting to be assembled.

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I'm off work this weekend and am hoping to get the timber frames set, install the rafters and roofing steel as well as build the double doors.

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I searched for an easy way to drill my 3/4" holes plumb with the surface of my 6x6's. I found a pretty neat method.

Stick a CD on what you're drilling. Drill through the CD hole and keep the bit in line with it's own reflection. I'll find out today if this actually works.

Edit: From here: http://www.timberframe-tools.com/techniques/drilling-straight/

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Chopped up my connecting plates. I had a leftover chunk of 6x3/16" plate from my trailer. Cut 8 pièces 12" long from it.

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I started drilling the holes for the ready rod. After three pilot holes I decided the torch would be faster.

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Good enough.

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I scored some free 36" lengths of 5/8" ready rod. Chopped them up with the circ saw.

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Those gang nail plates interferred with drilling so I pulled them off.

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I found the CD trick didn't help much as I could do just as well by eye. I ended up making a guide block to drill the holes. Surprisingly they all lined up on the first try.

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That should hold.

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Picking up one of the two 6x6 that will sit on on the shed walls.

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Got them in place and bolted down. I also completed the second frame to support the carport. Will set them today.

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