What’s the best style of log work for us?Where do we go for financing?How long will it take?
Handcrafted log homes are generally more expensive than milled log homes because there is so much more labor involved and often larger material is used.
In this issue we will focus on de-barking tools log scribers and peaveys. We’ll also lead you through the many methods used to peel logs from drawknives to adzes to pressure washing.
When I went to Japan several years ago to re-erect our first log home to Japan I kept hearing people ask why the house logs weren’t ‘Norimaki Logs’. or … How to avoid mold and mildew on your beautiful logs.”
Remember to only use with 4-1/2 grinders…with a constant pressure (paddle type) switch…you don’t want this to keep running if your hands slip and you’ve locked the trigger on.”
Here is a good primer by Perma-Chink these folks make Wood Cleaners Wood Brighteners Chinking and Caulking products and Wood finishes.
Here is a quick and simple way to make your own chink paint. This is used to ‘freshen’ the look of weathered chinking.
This is pretty lo-tech however it seems to work and the price is right.
Sikkens Natural Oak (005) on different wood species
Find out whether there is a 1/4 pitch spur sprocket available for your make and model of chainsaw: