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17 10, 2015

Off-Grid Cabin Build and Moving Logs by Hand

2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00

Without a doubt, the biggest task requiring the most human effort and time for this cabin build has been the moving of logs. When I say moving logs I mean from the felling of the tree to the logs final resting place. Up until now most of the logs used [...]

Off-Grid Cabin Build and Moving Logs by Hand 2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00
3 10, 2015

How to Scribe Fit – Building my off grid log cabin

2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00

Well the foundation and floor are done, now begins the laborious task of building walls and by laborious I mean suck it up buttercup its time to get dirty. Unfortunately I have not figured out yet how to magically make 20ft logs appear on top of each other... moving logs by [...]

How to Scribe Fit – Building my off grid log cabin 2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00
21 09, 2015

Insulating log cabin walls

2015-12-19T23:46:50+00:00

Here you can see me securing the first round of logs to the cabin floor and laying insulation between the logs. Overtime as the logs dry and shrink, small gaps may or may not develop. The fiberglass insulation is not really acting as a typical insulator, it is performing the [...]

Insulating log cabin walls 2015-12-19T23:46:50+00:00
3 09, 2015

Floor sills with the Haddon Lumbermaker

2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00

Here I am using the Haddon Lumbermaker to mill the floor sills for my off grid cabin. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Floor sills with the Haddon Lumbermaker 2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00
3 06, 2015

Milling logs with the Granberg Alaskan chainsaw mill

2017-03-28T20:45:28+00:00

So here I am having some fun with my Granberg Alaskan MK III chainsaw mill. The chainsaw mill is paired with a Stihl 661 running a 36" bar and I'm using a custom ripping chain made by the local Stihl chainsaw dealer in the area.

Milling logs with the Granberg Alaskan chainsaw mill 2017-03-28T20:45:28+00:00
3 05, 2015

Setting up my Granberg Alaskan chainsaw mill

2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00

Granberg Model G776 Alaskan MKIII Chainsaw mill 36" Here you can see the un-boxing and complete setup of the Granberg Alaskan chainsaw mill. Initially I will be pairing the mill with a Stihl MS 661 running a 32" bar with a custom ripping chain. I will be using the chainsaw [...]

Setting up my Granberg Alaskan chainsaw mill 2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00
3 02, 2015

Stihl Peavey

2016-01-19T23:22:35+00:00

Like the cant hook, the STIHL log peavey is an essential day-to-day forestry tool used for the turning of heavy logs or dislodging them from entanglements. What sets the peavey apart is a strong steel spike at the end of the handle. This gives you greater control of the movement [...]

Stihl Peavey 2016-01-19T23:22:35+00:00
3 01, 2015

How to use a drawknife for peeling logs

2016-01-19T23:31:41+00:00

Columbus McKinnon Drawshave Review How to peel a log with a drawknife / drawshave, known to some as debarking. I am using a 13 inch Columbus McKinnon Draw Shave, the end goal is to build a small log cabin.

How to use a drawknife for peeling logs 2016-01-19T23:31:41+00:00
3 12, 2014

Firing up my Virgin Rocket Stove

2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00

After watching several videos and reading many articles on the topics of heating small cabins in winter I thought I would take a stab at building a rocket stove for my winter shelter shack. Over a couple days I cobbled together the pieces for my version of a rocket stove [...]

Firing up my Virgin Rocket Stove 2016-12-25T18:54:58+00:00
1 11, 2014

Building my Winter Shelter Shack

2016-01-19T23:12:37+00:00

I decided to build a simple Winter Shelter on my off grid property. Using the the KISS method (my preferred method for approaching most tasks) I spent a few days over two visits cobbling together a shelter. Thanks to some interesting weather shifts the original idea morphed several times into [...]

Building my Winter Shelter Shack 2016-01-19T23:12:37+00:00