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Building a Cabin in Alaska Wilderness with the Logosol M5 Chainsaw Mill: Day 9

by dotcompost 29. November 2012 18:18

Cabin Building Day 9

1/30/11 Sunday

Had a local inspector looking at the project this morning when I arrived, I think he was happy with the progress so far. Suggested I upgrade to a m7 J

Back to building

Had too much taper on this one and had to cut it down so the 16" bar would cut it. Cutting another corner post.

Side wall done.

End wall done after dark.

End wall pic 2

Planning on getting the other walls done next weekend if the weather holds out.

Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 10!

Building a Cabin in Alaska Wilderness with the Logosol M5 Chainsaw Mill: Day 8

by dotcompost 15. November 2012 18:11

Cabin Building Day 8

Finally warmed up in AK so I got a chance to get out and work on the cabin today. Here are some of the pics.

Pulling out Logs to make corner beams.


Pulling out beam logs pic 2


Getting ready to make 7x7 beams for corner posts and mid post.


First pass on corner beam, been getting pretty smooth cuts with the Baileys Low Profile Chain

 

First pass image 2

 

Second pass beam is 7" thick

 

Second pass picture 3

 

Finishest 7x7 post

 

First corner post in place and braced

 

One side wall completed 8' tall with true 2x4's on 16" centers

 

Getting logs just before dark (4 pm) for cutting Sunday.

 

Racking logs for cutting Sunday

 

Hopefully more walls up on Sunday.

 

Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 9!

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Building a Cabin in Alaska Wilderness with the Logosol M5 Chainsaw Mill: Day 7

by dotcompost 9. November 2012 18:35

Cabin Building Day 7

-28 today, got the mill set up for cutting logs. Made a loading ramp out of 4" timber and some stumps. Also cut a 14' long in half and place in front of the loading ramps so the logs do not get stuck to the ice during the week. Plan on hauling some logs next week and start cutting 2x4's for wall studs. Going to put 7" corner posts in each corner and two middle ones on the 20' long walls so I do not have to deal with hauling trees over 12' long.

Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 8!

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Building a Cabin in Alaska Wilderness with the Logosol M5 Chainsaw Mill: Day 6

by dotcompost 1. November 2012 22:18

Cabin Building Day 6

Hauled out the osb, only got stuck once on the trail thank god I have a warn winch on the back of my machine, its bailed me out more than once on this project. Got the rest of the floor joist and rims done, and put down the deck. Ready for some walls!

Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 7!

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