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by lupinfarm
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Peg and Hole Joinery
Replies: 13
Views: 10364

Re: Peg and Hole Joinery

Hi James and Ripfish...Thanks for the info on Mortise and Tenon joints. My house seems transitional. That's to say there are some Mortise and Tenon with those pegs I referred to, some where the Lap joint pieces run Perpendicular to one another with a Peg in them and then just what looks like modern ...
by lupinfarm
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Peg and Hole Joinery
Replies: 13
Views: 10364

Re: Peg and Hole Joinery

The only thing is there is no Mortise or Tenon..It looks more like a lap joint. The sill was chiseled into a square pocket and a hole drilled through it in the center. The beam had been cut to fit in the pocket and a hole drilled into it that corresponded with the hole in the pocket. A peg somewhat ...
by lupinfarm
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Peg and Hole Joinery
Replies: 13
Views: 10364

Peg and Hole Joinery

Finally got my kitchen floor and framing rebuillt All the plumbing and heating sorted. However The main support beam which runs from front of House to the rear was attached at either end Using Peg and Hole joinery. Does anyone know When this type of joinery fell out of favor? This part of my house i...
by lupinfarm
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????
Replies: 41
Views: 27442

Re: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????

I had a few pieces of flooring that were loose in my bedroom upstairs and pulled them up to find a whole heap of sand and other debris, very fine dress makers pins, coins and playing cards from the 1950s. I asked a friend about the sand and was told that the Victorians used sand to clean the floor w...
by lupinfarm
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cleaning and restoring dirty wood trim.
Replies: 9
Views: 35437

Re: Cleaning and restoring dirty wood trim.

Beer and a soft lint free cloth is good for cleaning wood and as a bonus you can always drink what you dont use. :)
by lupinfarm
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Um, bats! Like you have never seen
Replies: 13
Views: 6520

Re: Um, bats! Like you have never seen

Yuk...that`s scary crazy. Ive peaked in my `attic` ( sorry my exclamation marks dont work). Hopaefully i will never have bats
in my attic as you can not even stand up there.
by lupinfarm
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????
Replies: 41
Views: 27442

Re: Mystery Compartment in the Floor?????

Please, Please, please lift it up and put me out of my misery. :)
by lupinfarm
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?
Replies: 25
Views: 11504

Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

Hey now Sooth that was a "typo." I use mainly my iPhone these days
As my laptop has so many "sticky" keys. What I meant to type was1940s.
Although something from" antiquity " would be great as it would probably
Make me a tidy little sum of money.
:)
by lupinfarm
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 26
Views: 11032

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Its 4pm here north of Belleville Ontario.,. winds gusty but not like last night. Oh boy the wind howled and moaned like a tormented soul. My son and I didn't get to sleep until 5am this morning. what with all the flapping of the stove vent in the kitchen and things blowing around outside. No damage ...
by lupinfarm
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 26
Views: 11032

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Its really windy here Just north of Belleville, Ontario. Winds are expected to get to 100klm/Hr winds around Toronto. Not to worried about the house...its stood the test of time and many storms. Mostly worried about my Doggies in the doghouse as it is not the best built building. I was out earlier t...