White River Lumber #001

Flipping The Center Sill
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During the end of April-beginning of May I was gone on vacation. Work continued while I was gone. The couplers were installed and the center sill was flipped right side up. The bolsters and intermediate sills were also installed. It was nice to come back and see all the progress that was made. My thanks to Dickey for both taking these pictures and letting me use them.

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With the couplers installed, the center sill is ready to be flipped right side up. Blocking has been attached to the edges of the sill in the middle to protect the wood from the lifting chain.

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The frame has been lifted and set on one side.

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A view from the other side of the sill. The museum's back hoe was used to lift the sill.

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There was one small hitch in flipping the center sill. The chain slipped and one end of the sill came down hard on the saw horse. The blow broke one of the legs loose. Two smaller saw horses were substituted.

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The job is done. Now that the center sill is right side up, the frame can be put together.

All photos this page Copyright 2003 by Dickey Huntamer. Used here with permission. Copying prohibited without permission.