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  1. On 1/2/2021 at 2:33 AM, Bill_729 said:

    If you make it too cozy, you may find wildlife taking refuge in it.  That could provide a surprise for you both!   : )

    I am going to put a door in for sure. I am not scared of voles, they are easy to kill. We do not have many bears, and the cabin is too small for a moose. The predators are wary becuase me an my neighbor both trap.

  2. 14 hours ago, mikechell said:

    Are you notching those logs, or just lying them on top of each other.  A lot less chinking required if you're notching, which narrows the gaps and keeps the logs from moving later on.

    yes, I am notching the logs


  3. 19 hours ago, Bill_729 said:

    It reminds me a little of of a deer blind I used a long time ago, except my blind was round.

    Have you "thought out" the roof?

    Why don't you want to use a chainsaw?


    I am making the top wood flatter and I am nailing planks to the top. Since the cabin is so small i will easily be able to shovel it off and I will pack 4-6 inches of snow on the roof for extra insulation. As for the chainsaw, I don't have one. Remember, I am 14. I don't think my dad wants me to cut my leg off. It's also really good exercise hacking at wood with an axe.

  4. 5 hours ago, TIER said:

    I don't have a picture, but I got 2 courses on my cabin. I'll post one when I go out again tomorrow.

    nevermind, I thought the picture was too dark, but I put a filter on it and it looks fine.


    It's getting taller!

  5. 3 hours ago, Steeldrifter said:

    That's cool hope it turns out well for you. Building something with your own two hands is one of the best feelings of accomplishment a person can do.

    Indeed. I agree with you 100%. This cabin, even though it is small, will be awesome when it's done. I am going to install some 12 or 24 volt batteries to power a heater and a light, and I will have a bed, table, counter, and maybe a cupboard.

  6. On 12/29/2020 at 4:36 PM, vicente said:

    Probably would've been best to dig the snow out of the cabin area, I haven't tried it myself but I imagine it makes a terrible foundation.

    I actually dug out an area all the way to the ground where the logs go. I don't have a snow shovel, but hopefully if my friend comes to help me tomorrow he can bring a shovel.

  7. Oh crap i didn't say the dimensions! About 6.5 by 7.5 feet. I want the cabin to be easily warmed up, so the dimensions are purposely tiny. The door will also be small.

    @Bill_729 if anyone paid me to build a cabin I would go to our local public logging area and pick the biggest, straigtest logs possible. But this is my first time, so I would refuse any payments until about my 5th cabin, since I am not very good at it. 

    I am running out of logs so I have a question for @Mark Knapp . Do you know if the wood on the side of the Richardson highway is up for grabs?

  8. I decided to build a cabin 4 days ago. This is the product of the 4th day. yes, it needs chinking. I am very aware of that.1814534765_Screenshot2020-12-28105742.thumb.png.240ca8adcd960adae2bb2a0a12c9e0c3.png

    I will try to post as many updates as possible. Here is the product of today (Day 5). I spent most of the day getting more wood because I ran out, but I did manage to put a whopping 2 logs on my cabin.


  9. 3 hours ago, denduke said:

    Hear ya go TIER....Never tried chipotle on our beloved Specks(spotted weakfish).  Might be worth a try.  Oh to be young again...Can’t figure out if those are snow flakes or poinsettias????😛



    Those fish i am afraid are already spicy

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