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Building a Cabin in Alaska Wilderness with the Logosol M5 Chainsaw Mill: Day 18

by dotcompost 31. January 2013 22:54

Day 18

Cabin 4/16/11

1x6 skip boards in place

Eave and Gable trim in place and all ready for metal.

Plan on putting metal in place on Sunday.

Snow melting on trail in front of Cabin, got in the 50's in the afternoon.

Pulled mill of the ice so it doesn't become an anchor, put it in the cabin for the summer work after break up.

Snow melting around the arctic oven, hoping to get one more weekend to get things done until June.

Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 19!

Building a Cabin in Alaska Wilderness with the Logosol M5 Chainsaw Mill: Day 17

by dotcompost 25. January 2013 00:22

Day 17

Cabin Building 4/13/11

Haven't put up pics for a couple of weeks because I can't remember to bring my camera. Got all but one of the trusses done last weekend, only have one more to make in the jig. Have them up on the top plates ready for 1x skip sheeting before putting on the metal roof.

Started moving slabs of the ice and stacking them for next years fire wood. Spring is on the way, maybe 2 or 3 weekends left before traveling by snowmachine will not be possible. Great days for building now with daylight hours from 7 am to 11 pm.

Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 17!

 

Building a Cabin in Alaska Wilderness with the Logosol M5 Chainsaw Mill: Day 16

by dotcompost 17. January 2013 23:09

Day 16

Cabin 3/28/11

Spent 4 days up at the cabin, got all the siding up, start working on trusses next.

East wall

Logging on a spring day in Alaska.

Lunch and the cabin.

Coal the building supervisor

Slab pile is building up on the ice, need to move it off for next years fire wood before the pond thaws out.

Students get lunch down the trail from the cabin with the pellet gun. 2 Spruce hens and one rabbit.

Great weekend, hope that winter hold out at least 2 more weeks so I can get the roof in place.

Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 17!

 

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Building a Cabin in Alaska Wilderness with the Logosol M5 Chainsaw Mill: Day 15

by dotcompost 10. January 2013 20:01

Day 15

Cabin 3/20/11

Worked on putting siding on this weekend.

House wrap installed and siding story board marks made on wall.

South wall left side done.

Right courses done up to top of window.

South wall finished with siding.

Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 16!

Building a Cabin in Alaska Wilderness with the Logosol M5 Chainsaw Mill: Day 14

by dotcompost 3. January 2013 19:37

Cabin Building Day 14

3/13/11 

Got a couple more logs cut down ready for making siding and put the double top plates in place. Squared up the walls and braced them, ready to install house wrap and siding next weekend.

24" Big Daddy Spruce, hope that 20" chain from Baileys comes in for this one, been on order for 2 months now, should be in this week.

Top Plates installed

View from above

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