Building a real log cabin – part 2b – the walls go up

 

Chainsaw carving the notches a little

Chainsaw carving the notches a little

 

Smoothing off the knots and branches

Smoothing off the knots and branches

 

 

Eddie and George

Eddie and George

 

Mr Chainsaw

Mr Chainsaw

 

Balancing?

Balancing?

 

More lap joints - we were using left over poles not at full length.

More lap joints – we were using left over poles not at full length.

 

Then finishing with the adze

Then finishing with the adze

 

George having a go with the adze!

George having a go with the adze!

 

Resting

Pausing!

 

One of the adze experts

One of the adze experts

 

 

Saw and adze

Saw and adze

 

At the end of the day!

At the end of the day!

 

As far as we got the walls up

As far as we got the walls up

 

Collecting our own full length gum poles below the school

Collecting our own full length gum poles below the school

 

 

Months later here we are burning stones for building

Months later here we are burning stones for building

 

Building a real log cabin – part 2a – from bow saw to chain saw

More pictures of the team in action on last winters log cabin building project… Ah winter – full of dry, warm(ish), sunny days….

 

Initial cross beams and foundation pillars

Initial cross beams and foundation pillars

 

Notching for the floor joists

Notching for the floor joists

 

 

Notched beam going over the floor joists

Notched beam going over the floor joists

 

Didymus

Didymus

 

building a log cabin

Building a log cabin

 

Checking the corner joints

Checking the corner joints

 

Checking the corner joints

Checking the corner joints

 

From bow saw

From bow saw…

 

to chain saw - smoothing the knots

… to chain saw – smoothing the knots

 

working on those lap joints with the chainsaw

working on those lap joints with the chainsaw

 

Now let's agree where you want me to cut!

Now let’s agree where you want me to cut!

 

Here it comes!

Here it comes!

 

 

 

Building a real log cabin – part 1a

There is always something new to build…and we  have lots of pine poles to use up. The school children counted 470 of them.

De-barking pine poles

De-barking pine poles

 

Cutting off the branches

Cutting off the branches

 

Resting the initial logs on our new stone pillars

Resting the initial logs on our new stone pillars

 

Dr Udhogo treating poles

Dr Udhogo treating poles

 

Eddie

Eddie

 

Didi

Didi

 

Thinking time

Thinking time

 

Hmmm - we have to get this right from the start!

Hmmm – we have to get this right from the start!