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Lobsterpennies
Lobsterpennies New Reader
7/8/18 8:59 p.m.

Got it! Hope you had a good day and I will look forward to when work resumes. 

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/19/18 5:32 p.m.

Finally have some more time for this project.....

Misc assortment of hangers and brackets. Let's get those peg legs secured.

grover
grover HalfDork
7/19/18 5:41 p.m.

command-r, command-r, command-r

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/19/18 6:33 p.m.

More secure.

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/19/18 8:10 p.m.

And I successfully turned long boards into shorter boards.

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
7/20/18 5:40 a.m.

In reply to Indy-Barely Functional-Guy :

Yeah!  Glad you’re back to it!!

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro PowerDork
7/20/18 10:40 a.m.

Are you using Robertson screws???

Congratulations! Welcome to the 20th century.

Signed Canada.

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/21/18 10:18 a.m.

In reply to Trans_Maro :

Maybe? They are saber drive brand.

 

Platform beginning.....

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/21/18 11:01 a.m.

Yes, I'm rocking the Dad socks (black) with shorts.

Almost ready to lift into tree....

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/21/18 1:58 p.m.

First I've got to figure out how to get this out to the tree......

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/21/18 4:41 p.m.

Took some inspiration from mazdeuce, and used ratchet straps.

 

Then call in reinforcements.....

 

 

Steady.....

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/21/18 4:51 p.m.

Almost there...

 

Snap you're fingers....

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And poof:

This happens.

 

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/21/18 4:55 p.m.

 

That might be enough for the day... It's raining.

Lobsterpennies
Lobsterpennies New Reader
7/21/18 6:58 p.m.

Enjoying the build!

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/27/18 7:20 p.m.

Had a bit of a set back.... So going to walk away from the build for the weekend and do something else.

 

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
7/27/18 7:30 p.m.

I’m sorry. sad

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro PowerDork
7/27/18 7:31 p.m.

See, here's that weird law of the universe again.

You do the math, try to make everything as safe as possible and use good hardware and this happens.

Kids can knock a treehouse together using pallet wood and bent nails driven in with a rock and it will never fall down because they don't know any better.

Indy-Barely Functional-Guy
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy UltraDork
7/27/18 7:56 p.m.

In reply to Trans_Maro :

Operator error is to blame for this.

 

I went about this like a mechanic minded guy (thinking metal). Didn't tighten the lag​​​​s all the way, so I could adjust things, align yada yada yada. So two weeks later I try ( with a really long cheater bar) to turn them another turn or so to snug things up. With all my weight hanging on the bar, it finally turned, when I twisted it off. sad sad  sad

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UltraDork
9/3/18 2:01 p.m.

Took a break from this while I worked on the Einhorn. Now back at it with the bed frame scraps....

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
9/3/18 2:10 p.m.
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy said:

In reply to Trans_Maro :

Operator error is to blame for this.

 

I went about this like a mechanic minded guy (thinking metal). Didn't tighten the lag​​​​s all the way, so I could adjust things, align yada yada yada. So two weeks later I try ( with a really long cheater bar) to turn them another turn or so to snug things up. With all my weight hanging on the bar, it finally turned, when I twisted it off. sad sad  sad

I've always used Dawn liquid on driving lag bolts after a pilot hole but have no idea if it would help turning after sitting driven in for two weeks.

Good luck, great project.

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UltraDork
9/3/18 2:39 p.m.

Used the metal glue thingy....

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UltraDork
9/3/18 5:25 p.m.

I needed some flat steel for this repair bracket, so I cut it out of some discarded lawn equipment framing.

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UltraDork
9/3/18 8:57 p.m.

MicroMan got in on the action today (sporting his Davey Crockett hat):

 And taking a safety que from Stampie:

Clamped up ready for more metal melting action:

And here's the final product for the day; this will put two lags (one above and one below the broken off one in the tree. Strategically placed over 12 inches away from the original lag (for tree health reasons). 

Now I just need to paint and then install.

Bent-Valve
Bent-Valve Reader
9/3/18 9:12 p.m.

I like that the second attempt pins the board to the tree, I wondered about the first one if the board slipped as the tree swayed.

We watch the professional tree nuts building crazy tree houses sometimes. cheeky

Keep going!

frenchyd
frenchyd SuperDork
9/5/18 8:05 a.m.
Indy-Barely Functional-Guy said:

In reply to Trans_Maro :

Operator error is to blame for this.

 

I went about this like a mechanic minded guy (thinking metal). Didn't tighten the lag​​​​s all the way, so I could adjust things, align yada yada yada. So two weeks later I try ( with a really long cheater bar) to turn them another turn or so to snug things up. With all my weight hanging on the bar, it finally turned, when I twisted it off. sad sad  sad

The result of the tannic acid in the oak attacking the steel in the lag bolts, is why you broke off that lag.  

That’s why I use stainless steel any time I’m bolting/nailing any wood high in tannic acid. White oak, Black walnut, cedar, redwoods, 

It will help if you drag the bolt across a candle or dip it in some hot wax. There is a specialty stick made for the application which I used.  

I recently retorqued all the lag bolts in my house ( 2800+) of them without a single failure. And all those Timbers are either black walnut of white oak. 

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