25. October 2012 22:31
Cabin Building Day 5
Got the foundation all leveled up and started to put the rim joist and floor joist together. Hopefully be done with floor tomorrow.
Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 6!
18. October 2012 22:53
Cabin Building Day 4
Worked on setting up mill on the lake and leveling out the foundation beams.
Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 4!
11. October 2012 22:45
Cabin Building Day 3
Heat wave today, warmed up to -13. Hauled the mill up on the sled. Went very well tracked right on the trail, a person could transport the mill fully put together a long way if bolted to a wooden platform in a sled. Next step is to clear off a place on the ice to put the mill and start cutting timbers for leveling the foundation. Will tackle after the new year.
Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 4!
4. October 2012 17:44
Cabin Building Day 2
-24 today, was able to get trees cleared and beams put in place. Going to need to haul m5 up on sled during the next couple of days. Ground is not as level as I thought, so I will need to make some 6x6 blocks to get all the foundation beams level with each other above ground. Found the highest corner and will level there up to it to avoid having to dig in the permafrost.
Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 3!
27. September 2012 19:13
What follows is part one of a several part series that documents the true story of Mr. David Wightman of Galena, Alaska, and his ”logs to lumber” experience of building a cabin in a remote part of Alaska. The story is written in Mr. Wightman’s own words and originally appeared on the Logosol forum. We will continue to post new segments roughly once a week until the story is complete. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Cabin Building Day 1
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Well after 10 years of wanting to build a cabin with an M5 in a remote location in Alaska the adventure started off today. I transported the foundation beams, sill logs, sill tops, and the floor joist that I cut with my M5 at my house to the cabin site today with a snogo and sled. Eventually when I get the foundation done and floor deck completed I will be bringing the mill out to the site for the rest of the lumber making. Here are the pics and updates for the project.
picture 1 of 8x8 beams for foundation and sill logs
picture 2 of 8x8 beams for foundation and sill logs
Bull Moose taking a look at the lumber on the way out of town. Small spike fork with a large body, would have been a good eater!
Bull and Cow moose inspecting the progress on the way out of town.
Cabin site looking in from the lake.
Cabin site looking out over the lake.
Load #2 true 2x6 floor joist cut with M5 in town, loaded and ready for a ride. 10 miles out of town one way via snogo.
Be sure to check back next Thursday for Part 2!
23. August 2012 22:42
The Arbortech TURBOPlane is a universal wood shaping blade that can be used to create different shapes, profiles and finishes. It can be used flat to create large level surfaces, or used at angles to provide shallow cuts for fine shaping, planing and sculpting. This specialized blade has Tungsten Carbide teeth for long blade life, that can easily be re-sharpened with a small diamond lapstone.
29. June 2012 00:12
Our friends at Husqvarna are offering rebates in the form of Visa gift cards with the purchase of popular chainsaws and blowers from June 8, 2012 until July 4, 2012. For a list of eligible units, click here. The rebate includes the popular Rancher line of chainsaws and handheld blowers.
19. November 2011 01:03
For years professional loggers have used this handy little filing assistant for sharpening their chains on the bar in the woods. However, not all part-time woodcutters and weekend warriors are aware of just how much help this little tool can provide when sharpening your saw chain outside of your shop or garage. Nik Bailey explains the proper use and advantages of the indispensible stump vise. After the scrench, the stump vise is probably a woodcutter's next best friend! We offer stump vises in just about every flavor (Husqvarna, Oregon, Stihl, WoodlandPRO and Carlton). Click here to take a look. But first, click PLAY...
20. September 2011 17:27
FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED SPECIAL OFFER!
Our Paul Bunyan "Shootout" demo units will be available for sale in Cambridge, Ohio!
LUCAS PORTABLE SWING BLADE SAWMILLS - We will be bringing a 6" Lucas Mill Model 618 and a 10" Lucas Mill Model 1030 to the show. You can save in two ways. First, if you pick it up at the show you'll save on shipping and second, we're offering the 18 horse power 6" demo unit for only $11,499 ($1,000 savings off the current SALE price) and the 30 horse power 10" demo unit for only $16,999 ($2,000 savings off the current SALE price)! Just pay for the mill ahead of time and pick it up after the show on Sunday! Our operators will even give you a free quick lesson if you show up a little early. These machines only have a few hours of use - just enough time to break it in for you. There's only one each available at these prices, so if you're interested, give our Lucas Mill specialist, Doug Coughlin, a call today at 1-800-322-4539 extension 228.
As an added bonus, if you purchase one of these units you can brag to all of your friends that Stihl Timbersports World Champion, David Bolstad "broke" your mill in for you!
8. July 2011 01:19
Last week a customer asked us via our facebook page what our thoughts were on the Oregon Powersharp. Bluntly put, he asked "So does it really work?" Well, I talked to Nik Bailey about this because he spent quite a bit of time testing the system at the Bailey tree farm in Northern California. Nik gave me a bunch of great information that I then dutifully posted to facebook. After I was done, I thought, "Gee, it sure would be a whole heck of a lot easier if I just sat Nik down and made a quick video with him on the topic." So, here you go. I took this on my Android phone, so the audio quality is just "okay," but if you're considering giving the Oregon Powersharp a try, Nik has some good information for you. Just click PLAY!
You can also check out Oregon's own Powersharp video and my previous blog post on the topic, here.