Sunday, September 21, 2014

Getting a log off the rack

In the process of building a cabin there are many parts of the process that may go unappreciated by those outside of the actual process. This post is to give one of those small but very necessary parts of the process credit. That of getting a 4 to 5 hundred pound 20 foot pine log from the rack to the actual cabin wall.

This log needed to be moved across the pile first. To do that a set of tie rods was used to stabilize the log and then the handy man jack raised each end until planks could be placed under the log.

With the log rolled across the planks into position and now onto rollers the log can be easily pulled from the rack on these rollers.

With the log pulled from the rack the log mover can be positioned over it.

The log mover is attached to the log at its balance point. Making lifting with the ice tongs a one handed job.

Then the log can be easily rolled into position for raising up onto the cabin wall using the rope parbuckle.

Run through this process just 18 more times and the walls will be complete! Note the rough opening for the door has been cut to allow entry to the inside for log work.

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