Robert Chambers, log builder, instructor, author, environmentalist, shares his secrets of log construction.
3 DVDs ~ 5 hours of video
- Log Wall Skills & Techniques
Scribing (marking where to notch logs), scoring, cutting, carving, and brushing corner notches, sill logs, cutting grooves, scribing and cutting flyways (overhangs), tools, what are good trees?, how to debark and peel logs, how to find the widest gap and set your scribers for the long groove, corner notch and flyways, how to snap chalklines, how to rip with a chainsaw, how to flatten logs with brushing and sweeping techniques, plumbing your scribers (and self-plumbing models), how to cut curves like saddle-scarfs (blazes, receivers), how to put logs onto the walls, the right way to line-up one-notch logs, sill log layout, how to use my selection “rules” to choose which of your logs to use next, drilling holes for electrical and through-bolts, kerfing logs to locate checking, how to organize the work so it is efficient and faster, and more . . .
- Log Wall Fundamentals
Why we alternate butts & tips in each layer, average gain, selection maps, how to get the selection “Rules” for your logs, sill logs–the most important logs in your home, why saddle notches stay tight over time, how to use underscribing to ensure tight fits, how to use one-notch logs to save money (and logs!), the best chainsaw chains for each task, and more . . .
- Professional Tips & Tricks of the Trade
Cutting backhanded, fast ways to get to the scribeline, keeping corners 90°, the best tools for the job,
and animations illustrating log-building fundamentals that have never been seen before anywhere !