...in the southern hemisphere. The days are getting longer, the temperatures warmer, the leaves are out again and the rhodos are blooming. That means more shop time (I’ve got an unheated garage for a workshop) and more projects – I’ve got a slew in the pipeline: some pressies in the form of some small food storage containers, one of those Wood Whisperer’s boards is glued up and ready for phase 2 cutting and I’ve got a custom TV stand for a friend nearly ready for assembly, but all that is going to have to wait for my biggest project ever… a log home
No, that’s not mine. And I’m not actually building my log home. Rather, I’m on a one month long log home building course starting Nov 5 in Geraldine, New Zealand in which ( I hope) we complete a log home shell. I’m packing a computer with me and a digital camera, so I hope to share this experience as it unfolds.
The course is being offered by Robert Chambers ( author of Log Construction Manual http://www.logconstructionmanual.com )
and Graeme Mould, who together run Natural Log Homes – http://www.naturalloghomes.com headquartered in Wisconsin with production in New Zealand.
This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long, long time and I’ve got my chainsaw, chaps, helmet, safety boots, measuring tapes, chalk lines, etc all packed and ready to start on Monday and hope to bring updates over the course of the next month.
-- If you can't joint it, bead it!