Anyone ever try Thatching.

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  1. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    There was an old counterculture book called 'Shelter' written back in the 60's/70's. I believe it came out in reprint a few years ago. I remember it had a few pages on thatching, with diagrams, etc. If you are ever in England, check out West Stowe Village, which was constructed using traditional means with thatched roofs. Also, there are a few 'primative skills' websites out there, many of which have detailed instructions with photographs. One such site that I have found is http://www.primitiveways.com/ . I am sure there are many others.
     

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    We were planning to try it this winter on some of our portable animal shelters, to add a bit insulation and keep them warmer.

    We've had great luck using this slow approach, trying new skills on small-scale and low risk projects until we gain some expertise...
     
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    when i get back to washington some day i am going to redo the roof on my archery target and go with a thatched roof it whould be pretty entertaining to see.
     
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    There used to be a fellow on this board and he may still post over at Todays Homestead who was English and a Thatcher by trade. I think his nickname on the Board was Thatcher or some such variation. Im sure he could tell you a great deal unless they are trade secrets. :rolleyes:
     
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    It was Thatch. He's still here - posted on another thread of Valduare's in the last day.

    Maybe so, but I just do it occasionally for fun. ;)

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    Don, that would relate to whether it was soft wood or hard wood, and the moisture content, don't we all know; Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus Latinus alacribus et fructuosis potiri potes! :p

    And for thatching, first there are cross poles to which the bundles of material are tied, in an over lapping manor.
     
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    im not use to not know what people are talking about on my threads lmao what are you guys doing :p
     
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    hehe WTB translator!