Monday, March 16, 2015

Sorting out the 5x5's

After using up the 6x6's Sue and John went to work sorting and laying out the 5x5's for the top half of the cabin walls.

Six rounds of the 6x6's and the walls are up about 5 feet on John.

The decision was made to keep the outside surface of the walls flush leaving a small ledge on the inside. Sue is marking ends of one of the first 5x5's. Notching the 5x5 to fit on the 6x6 was a bit of a head scratcher at first but we worked it out nicely. I think they are getting the hang of it. Nice pile of logs!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Resume cabin building

Nice change in the weather and cabin building is back on and in full swing. After a few weeks break starting again brought back memories of teaching when students returned from semester break or the summer off. Seems like we forgot everything! Started out warming up by layout and cutting all the remaining 6x6's to the correct lengths. Was surprised in a nice way to have minimal waste and got an extra round out of the 6x6 supply we had before we will have to use 5x5's.

After a bit of practice Sue and John got the hang of it and started in.

After the laying out the top of the dovetail it is notched with the chainsaw then Sue went to work chipping it out.

At the end of about 8 hours there you have it so far. Square, level and parallel. Nice!