Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mother's Helper

Isn't it amazing how much sawdust comes from sawing up just one floorboard?

I replaced the split board and discovered that the house indeed used to end at that point. The builders had continued the joists with smaller modern ones and hadn't firred the spaces, hence the board was taking all the weight.

I have the same problem with modern machining, because although the new douglas fir is 4" nominal just like the old, there is a gap of 1/8" which I will have to tamp. Tricky.

At least the sawdust won't be a problem, I am still in love.


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