Using rollers to move the log, and ramps to get it up on the platform I was able to get my next long log up before company arrived.
It also shows how you need to stagger your wider and narrower logs all the way up to keep your logs as close to level as you can.
I other words; you can't have all thick logs on one side and all thin logs on the other.
You can tell that in two ways.
The notch on top is not a crown notch, but rather a more complicated one that would keep the plate log from sliding off.
Secondly you can see that the end of the log sticks over the log below it about four inches.
That was to allow the plate log to stick out a bit and give better rain run-off off of the roof. A slight cantilever.
Some really nice old chisels and a wooden mallet.
Man did those chisels work well. Nice and sharp.
Made it a pleasure to use them.
Here is John heard at work using them.
Here you can see how the middle log is much wider than the one above or below.
Staggering your widths.