Media Studio Entryway Woodwork

Progress is being made on the Media Studio entryway. This long beam is the main ridge of the entryway and is almost ready for installation.

The classic tool in the following photo with Kumarnathaswami using it, is an Ajax No. 8 Barn Beam Drill, made of cast iron and oak. Such drills were common in the latter part of the 19th century, used for drilling large holes for mortising in timberframe construction, such as the building of those marvelous old barns that used to adorn the countryside from sea to sea. The drill removes most of the waste in the mortise which is then squared up and cleaned out with chisels. The mortise's purpose is to accept a tenon cut on the end of a joining post. 
Kumarnathaswami purchased this drill on ebay specifically for our timber-frame work on the Media Studio entry system. Despite being 150 years old, it is in perfect shape and functions flawlessly and easily, a remarkable wonder from the days before power tools came on the scene. It is also easy to use and a lot of fun. It just makes you feel good just to look at it, drill a hole or watch someone use it!


9 Responses to “Media Studio Entryway Woodwork”

  1. Padmaja Patel says:

    Padmaja Patel liked this on Facebook.

  2. Purany Ponniah says:

    Purany Ponniah liked this on Facebook.

  3. Rishi Markandeya Nageshwar says:

    Rishi Markandeya Nageshwar liked this on Facebook.

  4. Anna Morano says:

    Anna Morano liked this on Facebook.

  5. Victoria Hamilton says:

    Victoria Hamilton liked this on Facebook.

  6. Jayshree S Rao says:

    Jayshree S Rao liked this on Facebook.

  7. Kaivalya Sarasvati says:

    Kaivalya Sarasvati liked this on Facebook.

  8. Balu Devado says:

    its amazing how monks get so much accomplish by living in the now i suppose. i wish im there doin my bit

  9. Даша Сура says:

    Даша Сура liked this on Facebook.

Leave a Comment

Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.

September 2013
October 2013
November 2013
December 2013
January 2013
February 2013
March 2013
April 2013
May 2013
June 2013
July 2013
August 2013
Subscribe to RSS Feed