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The log moose house build
« on: August 07, 2020, 08:47:18 PM »
This project started 18 years ago. I'll fast forward to June of 2020.

 
500 linier ft of 8x8 cants were loaded up for a 25 mile ride to Labrador lumber in Owego NY. There they were milled into D shaped logs

 

 
And then for the ride back home.
8/6/20 the building crew showed up and spent the day preparing and adjusting.

 
Adjusting the dovetail jigs.

 
Building a jig to cut logs to length with a consistent repeatable cut. I'll post a pic next week of the 16" 220 volt beam saw in action. It's a beast!
Rudy and Ruben spent a number of years building log homes in PA before moving to NY. The rest of the crew is very excited to learn log home building from R&R. 
More to come,....
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Re: The log moose house build
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2020, 10:07:46 PM »
Koolz!
What will those 'd' shaped logs be a sittin on when sittin?

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Re: The log moose house build
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2020, 10:31:56 PM »
Prolly on that floor in da pics  :)
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Re: The log moose house build
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2020, 11:25:57 AM »
8" ICF block foundation.

 
This was from working on the deck system last winter
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2020, 01:41:42 PM »
Prolly on that floor in da pics  :)
Ha, ha, but so true. 
Thoughts were if that's a joist floor, lots of weight ain't it? 

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Re: The log moose house build
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2020, 05:58:05 PM »
Not really. Pine runs around 35 lbs per cubic foot. 8' tall wall 8" thick would run about 185 lbs per lineal foot. Perp to grain compression strength of pine is around 325 psi, a single rim without counting joists is 18 square inches per foot so around 5850 lbs capacity per foot. There are other loads, upper floor, roof but you can see it isn't anywhere close to a problem. I usually did a double rim but not really needed.

I'm not sure we aren't looking at an engineered floor system  :)

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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2020, 07:16:52 AM »
I really had no idea that it wood support that much wood...... ;D 
Thanks. 

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2020, 09:10:05 AM »
Engineered floor system with reinforced / double rim. The rim is slightly over 4" thick of solid wood. There will be two interior log walls. They will be supported by 8x12 hemlock beams built into the floor system.

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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2020, 09:13:41 AM »
 

 
Hard to get a high vantage point to get a good pic of floor.

 

 
The beam saw set up for end cuts.
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2020, 10:49:08 AM »
Yesterday s progress


 

 

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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2020, 08:07:31 PM »
Taking on a little more shape .
 

 
 
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Re: The log moose house build
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2020, 07:42:23 PM »
Really looks nice!  Your long journey is a lot shorter than it was.  

Will you need to unstack and assemble the dove tails?  What are in the corners now, I can't tell from pictures and my lack of knowledge on building such structures leads to this question?

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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2020, 06:22:30 AM »
Dovetails are cut before stacking/ assembly. The guys are cutting the dovetails, assembling two corners then working towards the center of a wall. 
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2020, 09:28:30 AM »
What you describe is what I expected, I see now the off set in the basement on the left side of above picture.  Initially I did not see that and thought there was no log wall yet on the left side.   ::)    Looks great.




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Re: The log moose house build
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2020, 09:21:38 PM »
Mh,
Are your log builders Amish?
I have never seen the dove tail on that style of log.
The ones I built notched a mortis in the logs and the over hang left d shaped.
Your way is much better to keep the ends dry.
Very nice work.
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2020, 10:17:31 PM »
Or back, or shoulders  :D
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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2020, 03:40:53 PM »
Yes they are Amish. They said it was ok to take pictures of them but they won't "pose" for a pic. I just try to keep their faces out of the pics.
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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2020, 03:49:14 PM »
DonP, they are not using crane or lifting assistance. Just muscle power. 
On that note though, I spent part of the weekend running 4x6x14' beams for the ceiling system through my planner. Did 34. My forearms are on fire today! Oh well, only about 50 left to do. 
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2020, 08:44:49 PM »
Today's progress


 

 
The inspection team, they seem ok with the work so far

 
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« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2020, 06:55:58 AM »
That looks great, are you going to fur out the inside of the wall and add insulation?


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