Owen Hinsman

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About Owen Hinsman

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    Southern Maine
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    blacksmithing, woodworking, leatherworking, welding, horseback riding, tree climbing

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  1. Big bolts and brackets. They’re set with the top of the beam right below the bottom of the wall sill and sitting on top of 2x6s.
  2. All three beams are now up, but it's dark now so I'll post a picture tomorrow morning. By the way, does anyone know how to put a picture into my profile picture? I can't seem to figure it out.
  3. We actually had to use PVC rollers to move the beams. Plus about ten minutes ago the first beam went up! I'll put a video of the process up, but the computer doesn't like me at the moment...
  4. Yeah they are. The frame actually bent when we tried to lift it into place.
  5. Well, the wood arrived on Friday, so we’ve spent the last few days figuring out how to get it up. The posts are 6x6, the beams 4x12, and the rafters are 2x10s. As the beams weigh about 600# it’s a little difficult. There is also an electric winch rated for 3500# in play.
  6. Look up Chevron twist. That should be what you're looking for.
  7. after hearing that I was a smith at a neighborhood bonfire, my new neighbor gave me a dozen (real) used horseshoes.
  8. I don’t thinks so.... but it won’t be long!
  9. yeah he’s great. That’s Otter, my chocolate lab.
  10. Both of the holes are now dug and naturally, being in Maine, there are tons of rocks. But the concrete is in and the bolts are set.
  11. We’re finally starting construction of my workshop, so I figured I’d start a thread about it. So here’s the half ton of concrete and the tubes for it in my garage.
  12. I managed to get out into the shop today, so I dressed my new hammer and tried my hand at a basket twist.