Each end will be notched like this, leaving some to attach to corner posts. Putting them together is the easy part. To be honest, if it wasn't raining I would go build a fire and get stuff done through the night.
I've setup a make shift quarry by camp. It's nice to have nearby resources. I'm separating the sand, gravel, rock and clay. The floor, stove, chimney and front porch will benefit along with drainage.
The first pole was a beast to strip. After a few poles thought, stripping gets easy! 1st pole - 2 hours, a blister and bad back.2nd pole - 1 hour, trying to be perfect wastes time and calories3rd pole and on - 20-30 minutes each 5 poles in a day before my back said no... Continue Reading →
I'm leaving camp tomorrow for a couple. Coming back with a draw knife to skin some logs. Once the bark has been removed, it is time to start assembling. I tore down the old garage and moved it to where I had firewood stored. I removed all roots, black berries and shrubbery. I have been... Continue Reading →