Log Cabin Building - Level 2

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Overview:

This program is for individuals seeking to participate in the actual construction of a log dwelling from the ground up. On completion, the participant will have acquired basic log construction skills and should be able to successfully build a quality square timber, chinked log shell structure.

Purpose:

To enable participants to use the skills learned in the Level 1 Program.

Topics:

A wide range of skills in the art of log cabin building will be observed and/or practised, including:

  • laying out bunks to simulate a sub-floor
  • use of hand-plane, chisel, carpenter's square, level, drawknife, and various other hand tools
  • basic square timber dovetail joinery including
    • layout out notches
    • cutting notches
    • chiselling and hand-planing notches
  • drawknifing
  • setting logs
  • laying out doors and windows
  • trimming edges
  • setting timber floor joists

Duration:

  • normally 4 or 5 consecutive weekends in the summer; sometimes an opportunity arises to also build during the week.
Misc:

This Program is offered from time to time when an opportunity arises. Advise your instructor if you wish to be notified.

At present, in 2002, experience an exciting 5 full days over 3 weekends in August to October constructing a 20' x 20' squared-timber, dovetail-notch, log shell structure.

Tools and manuals will be available for sale at the orientation session. A videotape of this project will be available ($25.00) at the conclusion of the program.

Click here for infomation about our Log Cabin Consulting offering.

Fee:

Course fee: $295.00 includes the orientation session, and either A or B of the sessions shown below.
Includes campsite/outfitting, use of tools and equipment, and all instruction.
A meal /motel /accommodation package is available at your expense.

For further information or to request a registration form,
please contact the instructor, Stefan Myers. Click here
.

Not offered this semester, but available on request

 

 

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