Wednesday, March 23, 2016

And so it begins again. . . .

I still have the logs from one more log building under tin.
I started going through them this past weekend with thoughts of the project I have next in mind.
There are not enough good logs left to rebuild the building the way it was. But there are enough logs
to do one or two special 'builds' for daughters Girl Scout troop.

 So. . .  here is the pile of logs.
For the most part they have been covered for about 20+ years.
The weight has made the pile sink a little so the bottom logs probably aren't in to good a shape.
 Covered with the tin that use to be the roof of the same building.
 Here is the old peavey hook (peavey or peavey hook is a logging tool consisting of a handle, generally from 30 to 50 inches long (0.75 to 1.25 m), with a metal spike protruding from the end. The spike is rammed into a log, then a hook (at the end of an arm attached to a pivot a short distance up the handle) grabs the log at a second location.) that I have used on all my log work.

This picture is one of the second floor joist logs with the peavey hooked on.

I already have a couple of stone pillars made from another project which I will use on this one.

So, what is the project you ask?
I plan on building at least one, hopefully two log Adirondack Shelters to sleep in around the fire.
Although they are not usually built with logs that require chinking I think it will turn out just fine.

I will keep you posted on how the project is coming along. Along with the little cabin work this summer.


  1. Love the lean-to idea. Interested to watch the progress.

    1. I will post here as it goes along. Thanks for the interest.