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.
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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
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
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
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
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]
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.
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
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
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.