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Blog entry by dog434 posted 06-28-2010 01:06 AM 2976 reads 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have started.We are building the pump house first to learn from our mistakes, so far its going good just making some adjustments to the chain saw cutting the dove tails.It looks great but it takes a long time with drilling all the holes you need for electric and the thru bolts you need on all corners and cutting the dove tails.Here is a picture so far what we have done..I hope I can get a picture on…..If this loads this is a picture of the pump house what we have done so far and my mom she was visiting from New York.....

-- Bob, Michigan



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#1 posted 06-28-2010 02:06 AM

:( picture does not load

Hi Bob, why have you decided on using dovetails?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#2 posted 06-28-2010 02:12 AM

I like how it ties everything together and when you look at it..its like art…..For me atleast..

-- Bob, Michigan

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#3 posted 06-28-2010 02:13 AM

I will try the picture again..Sorry

Bob

-- Bob, Michigan

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#4 posted 06-28-2010 02:26 AM

-- Bob, Michigan

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 02:48 AM

-- Bob, Michigan

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 03:39 AM

Much better, thanks. Ah, I see now. Ok, so this a ‘chinked’ log cabin.

Ok, well I’m a fan of the notched and scribed log building myself. Tighter weather tight joints, forced log cracking relief to be inside the joint, no chinking required, no bolts required and wood shrinkage factor is ‘built in’. More work however.

I suppose though, this is the log cabin style of the area as I believe it was on the other side of the border too in Ontario.

Looking good so far – keep us posted!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#7 posted 06-28-2010 03:40 AM

Here we go I hope…Sorry it took me a couple of trys…

Bob

-- Bob, Michigan

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#8 posted 06-28-2010 03:42 AM

Here ya go – the original picture – you’ll just have to shrink it a bit for next time – poor old Mom gets left out!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#9 posted 06-28-2010 04:05 AM

Looks good. Are you using a jig to keep the chainsaw consistent or just cutting it by hand to a line?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#10 posted 06-28-2010 12:02 PM

I made a jig to keep the chainsaw consistent.
Bob

-- Bob, Michigan

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#11 posted 06-28-2010 12:08 PM

If you go to my Home page I have a link to pictures of the Jigs I made.

Bob

-- Bob, Michigan

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#12 posted 06-28-2010 03:28 PM

Ahh!! Very cool jigs. I like that. Thanks for sharing.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#13 posted 07-03-2010 10:54 PM

Nice work! Can I get the plans for the jig?

-- Kevin

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#14 posted 07-05-2010 07:03 PM

notottoman…The inch and half space will be chinked.You can go to www.permachink.com and see what chinking is.

kevintroutt… I wish I had plans. What I did I saw pictures of different jigs people are using and made my own with the help of a wife that is great with math for all the angles and my son-in-laws help and the state of the art wood working shop( I mean he has some nice tools)LOL What I mean is had no plans made it as I went.Sorry I could not help.

-- Bob, Michigan

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#15 posted 07-23-2010 04:14 AM

that son-in-law sounds like one heck of a guy!!!

-- Matt, RI

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