Made a stray cat that had been living in the pile homeless.
So I had to move a lot of others before I found the ones I wanted to start with.
They sure seemed lighter 26 years ago when I first met this set of logs.
Of course I was 26 years younger and had been doing this kind of thing for a while.
Each log is about 18 feet long, and probably some where between 300 and 400 pounds.
Yes! In place. Will just need to add a thin rock on the center pier.
The ends will be cut off, which is kind of sad because on these first two logs I will lose those beautiful notches.
Now it's time to see how good of a mason I am and how level my supporting piers are.
Not bad for a 61 year old builder with a bad eye and achy joints.
Now time to see how level I have it the other direction.
Ah, look at that! Bubble is right on.
Maybe I should stop while I'm ahead?
You can still see the axe and adz marks on the logs.
And right in the center of the right hand log you can see a notch that was made for some reason.
Also, this is a good view of the 'V' notches on this end of the log.
These logs will be cut to the length I need for this project and will get new notches.
Square nails are all over all these logs!