GREAT NEWS! Every cut on every piece of sheathing was made with a handsaw. Jim and I found a builder in the valley who was willing to let us do his framing for a flat, per-house fee. Floors were sheathed diagonally with 1×6 boards.

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Larry Haun, author of this 2006 article, died at age 80 in 2011. GREAT NEWS! It also didn’t work well when you needed to pull a nail. bucket of gasoline and set it in the sun. blade that could make the ridge and tail cuts on rafters. Please try again later.

When I turned 16, I went to work driving spikes into railroad ties, and the next year, I worked on my first house. I will remember Larry for his humor and intelligence, but especially for his enthusiasm and dedication to gardening and teaching others about gardening.

I took my Plumb tool home and cut off the hatchet blade with a hacksaw. published this year, entitled 'A Carpenter's Life: As Told by At one point, we were sending out 1,000 sawblades every week for resharpening.

The first pneumatic nailer on our job sites in the early ’50s was a “walking nailer” by Nu-Matic Nailer of Los Angeles.

I'm especially intrigued by older houses.

What we had was 345 square miles of valley floor on which to build and 25 years of stored-up energy from the Depression and the big war to help us get on with the job. Not McMansions. I love houses and everything about them. That same year, I bought a used worm-drive Skilsaw 77 for $85.

Family members linked to this person will appear here. Why Knowledge is Greater Than Talent or Skill, Habitat For Humanity: How to Build a House, Keep Craft Alive: Travis Brungardt, Builder, Keep Craft Alive: Ace McArleton, General Manager, 2020 #KeepCraftAlive Scholarships awarded to 14 young men and woman passionate about their pursuit of construction-related careers. Larry Haun is as much a historian and philosopher as he is a 60-year veteran carpenter.

× Larry Haun passed away just before noon on Monday, Oct. 24, at the age of 80. In 1983 he married Mila Marcelo with three children, Dario, Sarita and Ninay. Success! The unforgettable memoir of a legendary builder. Dario, Sarita and Ninay.

He frequently (every chapter) espouses the need to live more green, which I agree with.

Larry Haun, author of A Carpenter’s Life As Told By Houses. I read other reviews of this book where people said they got tired of the author's "preaching" and in the beginning I didn't see how that fit what I was reading. Larry Haun is a lifelong carpenter who also writes for "fine homebuilding" magazine. He walked to a saw and cut off several inches of the handle so that it would comply with union rules.

I live with some regret that I didn’t make the pilgrimage to meet him. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc.

The group feared that change would mean less work for its members.

To avoid nailing floors on my knees, I made a nail buggy, a 16-in. After WWII the guy who could get it done the fastest won the contracts. Resend Activation Email. Hundreds of thousands of them. © 2020 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved. It is such beautiful wood.

Now we could cover the floor with big sheets and not be fearful of injury from poor-quality sheathing.

Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. Larry Haun is also the author of Habitat For Humanity: How to Build a House, Homebuilding Basics: Carpentry, The Very Efficient Carpenter, and three companion videos on how to frame a house. He was a gardener, writer, builder, teacher, meditator, traveler Read more about his life here. View Original Notice → Larry Asher Haun. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. Larry Haun is also the author of Habitat For Humanity: How to Build a House, Homebuilding Basics: Carpentry, The Very Efficient Carpenter, and three companion videos on how to frame a house.

He moved to Coos Bay in 1996 to retire.

He is very into "green" and save the earth and what. Most of this material was utility grade, which meant that it could have large knots.

The only power tool on the job was a tablesaw.

Funeral Home Services for Larry are being provided by Stover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. - Strasburg. In 1968, he married Renee Carey and they had two children, Eric I found work building houses and began my studies at UCLA. Building inspectors wondered whether gas-waxed nails had the holding power of unwaxed nails.

There was an error processing your request. Cloudy with periods of rain. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. Try again later. Framing a Roof With Larry Haun Pro framer Larry Haun shows how to cut and install ceiling joists, rafters, and roof sheathing in the third episode of … Larry Haun spent his early years in a Nebraska sod house, and building with wood must have had magical properties, growing up as he did on the great plains where trees and lumber were so scarce.
Before any of these developments had taken place, we used ordinary bright nails. Larry Haun was a great production framer. Most of our nailing was done by hand, so I became a master nailer, which is as much art as skill, like dancing.

A great book by a simple carpenter who believes we are not taking care of our earth and we have too much STUFF and the houses we build today are simply to large. Larry Haun is as much a historian and philosopher as he is a 60-year veteran carpenter. As you can imagine, these changes didn’t arrive without some resistance. Haun's narrative voice is so calming, and so loving of the earth, his fellows and his craft, it was a real pleasure to read his biography. Not ego-castles. Mortuary 541-267-4216. Houses.". The book is a chance to read about him and I enjoyed every bit of this book. Stover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. - Strasburg. His writing style for me is disruptive, more like an editorial or a short story. A celebration of life gathering will be held for Larry Haun, 80, And you know what? The sharp blade was handy for chopping out 1×6 flooring around plumbing pipes.

Haun is a master craftsman/carpenter and tells the story of his life through the houses in which he has lived and those he has built. He died on October 24, 2011 after a long battle with lymphoma. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code.

May he rest in peace in a beautiful garden. Oops, we were unable to send the email. We’ve updated the security on the site.

Chance of rain 90%.. Cloudy with periods of rain. Nelson's Bay Area Mortuary. We weren’t alone in taking this path. If the slab was poured in the morning, I could snap chalklines in the afternoon and start framing walls the next morning. The world he grew up in (our recent past) seems so foreign to me. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Lawrence Augustine “Larry” Haun I found on change was inevitable. A wonderful, thoughtfully written story covering decades of different houses. We were specialists, and in time, we became one of the biggest framing subcontractors in Southern California. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review.

I bought this book for my husband on the strength of a story in the New York Times about a year ago.

He asked to see my long-handle hammer. Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? Once the gas was warm, I dropped in a bar of paraffin.

Larry Haun was born on May 6, 1931 in Harrisburg, Nebraska, son of Henry and Elizabeth Haun. Refresh and try again. For help using the website visit our help page or contact

It has the same aura of the PBS documentary that airs every year during the holidays of Alone In The Wilderness that tells the story of Dick Proenneke which he built his own cabin in the 1960s.

I remember a union business agent visiting our job site in 1954.
At the bottom of the tube was a loop through which you slipped your foot.