Log Home Building Course #1: It's spring...

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Blog entry by daltxguy posted 11-02-2007 01:40 PM 3065 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Log Home Building Course series Part 2: Advanced Chainsaw Techniques » 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 )

and Graeme Mould, who together run Natural Log Homes – 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!

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#1 posted 11-02-2007 01:44 PM

Wow this is something I have always wanted to do! Will be wacthing this blog with interest! Good luck…it sounds like alot of fun!


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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 11-02-2007 02:10 PM

Have a lot of fun. There is a lot to learn as well. Good luck

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 11-02-2007 03:50 PM

Going to play with twigs. Have fun!

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#4 posted 11-02-2007 07:51 PM

I wonder if anyone has thought to build a log workshop? Might be a fun “project” for someone. I’m sure my wife would kill me if I started one in the back yard.

-- He said wood...

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#5 posted 03-07-2008 05:00 PM

I’ve done a log construction project (Southwest style carport additionwith the vegas and lattias) Its a whole new wood working experience!.....We mortised the upright posts into the Vegas…......what a job! but the results were worth it! Good luck with your project…........look forward to seeing progress and detail of construction….....Take LOTS of pics!


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