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19 12, 2015

Off Grid log Cabin Build – Update Snow and moving a log

2015-12-19T23:57:49+00:00

It is official... Snow has fallen. In this video I give an update on where I am on my log cabin build. I have also added a few clips of me moving a log on the wall and getting it on to the floor.

Off Grid log Cabin Build – Update Snow and moving a log2015-12-19T23:57:49+00:00
2 12, 2015

Log Cabin Foundation – Using Concrete tubes

2015-12-19T01:53:31+00:00

Here I am installing the concrete foundation piers for my off grid log cabin build. Before I started mixing concrete we were lucky enough to have a couple days of good rainfall which allowed me to collect enough rainwater for concrete mixing. The forms I am using are Sakrete branded

Log Cabin Foundation – Using Concrete tubes2015-12-19T01:53:31+00:00
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 Hand2016-12-25T18:54:58+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 cabin2016-12-25T18:54:58+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 walls2015-12-19T23:46:50+00:00
3 09, 2015

Floor sills with the Haddon Lumbermaker

2018-09-28T02:09:19+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 Lumbermaker2018-09-28T02:09:19+00:00
3 06, 2015

Milling logs with the Granberg Alaskan chainsaw mill

2018-09-28T02:09:44+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 mill2018-09-28T02:09:44+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 mill2016-12-25T18:54:58+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 Peavey2016-01-19T23:22:35+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 logs2016-01-19T23:31:41+00:00