Category Archives: Ronn Hann

Window and Door Layout Adjustments for Sweep in Header Logs

By Ronn Hann of Northern Comfort Log Homes Reprinted from Spring 2012 newsletter On my first couple of log building settings, the header log on the wall resulted in not lining up with the centerline of the logs below. This … Continue reading

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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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Scarf Saddle Boards

By Ronn Hann (reprinted from spring 2006 newsletter) Using this layout, tool uniform scarfs are marked on the wall logs when rough scribing. The log is then brought down from the wall and all notching and scarfing is done on … Continue reading

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Angle Iron Jig for Cutting Window Openings

By Ronn Hann (reprinted from spring 2010 newsletter) I use steel angle iron for a guide when cutting window and door openings. I buy two 20′ lengths and have them sheared or cut into one 12′, one 8′, one 10′, … Continue reading

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Bandsaw Chainsaw Chopsaw

By Ronn Hann (reprinted from spring 2010 newsletter) My sawmill adaptation makes a “bandsaw chainsaw chopsaw.” I bolted a chainsaw guide onto the cube frame of my sawmill to enable me to cut the ends of a post perfectly parallel … Continue reading

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