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Project by TimberMan posted 12-01-2008 02:06 AM 2214 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided in high school that I would eventually build a log home. I start it in ‘03 and I am starting to see the finish line. (knowing it will never be fully completed).

Here are just a few pics of the work that my wife and I have done. I have built most of the cabinetry in the house (not the kitchen). Besides the roofer (shingles), electrician, and HVAC all of the work has been completed by my wife and me. It has been a long journey but in the end will be a great success.

Two years ago I had a quick reminder of safety procedures when working with my table saw. After three years of ripping pine boards down for all the walls, ceilings, trim, cabinets, etc… I decided to go out to my shop and make a quick drawer divider. While ripping the board I decided to place my left hand behind the blade to hold the board down (yes I knew better, but I was rushing because the Ravens game was on in an hour). Although I was using a push stick with my right hand that did not help when the board pinched and my finger met the blade dividing the last joint in my index finger in two, straight up the finger. I like to tell this story as a reminder to those LJ that like me sometimes forget about safety when rushing or just not following good safety procedures. As soon as I did it heard my shop teacher in my head telling me to never put my hand behind the blade. It would have been more effective had he been in my head before I turned the saw on :)

Anyway, thank you to those welcoming me to the community. I have several questions that I will be asking as I am about to start my dining table next week and will have some finishing questions.

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#1 posted 12-01-2008 02:11 AM

Nice work on the house. I am sorry about your injury. Perhaps sharing it here will help some other Jock keep from complacency.

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#2 posted 12-01-2008 02:18 AM

holy crap. thats amazing!

-- just another woodworking newb

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#3 posted 12-01-2008 02:27 AM

5 years is a long time to build a house. it looks great and will give you many years of happiness.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#4 posted 12-01-2008 02:52 AM

What a beautiful home! Those timbers and joints are amazing. Nothing can out do the pride you put into building your own home (except your family). Please share more with us as you go.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 12-01-2008 04:06 AM

Sweeet home Alabama…(uhh, I mean Maryland). That’s a beautiful home. My parents talked many times about having a log home, but never achieved it.

Sorry to hear of your accident. It’s truly a reminder for all of us.

Welcome to LJs.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 12-01-2008 04:24 AM



-- I don't make sawdust...I produce vast quantities of "Micro Mulch."

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#7 posted 12-01-2008 02:25 PM

Nice joint, man!

-- Have a blessed day!

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#8 posted 12-02-2008 04:47 PM

That is an amazing home! It’s totally awe inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with us :-)

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#9 posted 12-02-2008 06:47 PM

I’m with others here.
The only different maybe, they can dream to build and the dream comes true.

Absolutely beautiful ! Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 12-04-2008 04:09 PM

Timberman – I was about to forward this on to my wife, as I’ve always wanted to do something similiar, but you had to mention the table saw story. :) It would not be in my best interest to forward that info to her. Great project. Job well done. Looks like it kept you out of trouble.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#11 posted 01-07-2009 06:10 AM

Tomberman. A great project that you and your wife created together. Show us more pictures.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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