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Keyway Cradle Holes

By Ronn Hann of Northern Comfort Log Homes Reprinted from Fall 2006 newsletter I use cradles for all my one notch logs and find them very convenient for roughing down these pieces. It occurred to me that if I accurately … Continue reading

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Scribing onto the Scarfs

By Ronn Hann of Northern Comfort Log Homes Reprinted from Fall 2006 newsletter The notching system I use has best been described as “scribing onto the scarfs.” Follow me through. The scarfs are layed out and cut at the same … Continue reading

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The Thin Tin Shim

By Ronn Hann of Northern Comfort Log Homes Reprinted from Spring 2006 Newsletter Several years ago, I made a simple 6” by 12” rectangle out of some aluminum flashing stock in order to lay out some 6” by 12” mortise and … Continue reading

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Roof Structure Ideas

By Bill Olsen (reprinted from 2005 newsletter) Some years ago, when I worked at Frontier Builders in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin, company founder Jerry Wait and myself were out looking at buying stumpage when we stopped by a log home … Continue reading

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Underscribing or Overscribing?

By Robert L. Gifford (reprinted from spring 2009 newsletter) This is a subject that gets bandied around every year or so in the newsletters of one log building organization or another. It still confuses a lot of log builders, but … Continue reading

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Roof Trusses

By Frank Vanderveur (reprinted from fall 2009 newsletter) First of all, thank you for choosing me as a GLLCA board member. I hope to contribute my experience in the log building world as well as promoting the profession. Looking back … Continue reading

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A Simple Method For Aligning Logs

By Curtis Lindberg (reprinted from fall 2009 newsletter) Like many of you know aligning a plate log to cut on a mill can be very frustrating and time consuming. First you have to rotate the log so the roofline is … Continue reading

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