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 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