Activity

  • Mona became a registered member 2 days, 13 hours ago

  • Just out of curiosity, how many logs can I expect to stack and pin down in a day? Given that I have never done this before.
    I will be renting a high lift fork lift. Wondering how long to rent it for.

    • If you are hammering the rebar into the logs by hand then one complete row a day, even this is tough to achieve, it’s slow and very physically demanding. If you have a jack hammer then I have done 4 rows in a day. The hammer will pound the rebar into the logs with about 4 inches left for you to hammer the rest

  • Monte became a registered member 4 days, 21 hours ago

  • Almost finished assembly on my first sawmill. Hopefully ill be sawing by the end of the week, weather permitting.

    • Keep us updated on your project and I am sure we all can chip in with some ideas and help and learn something from you also 🙂

    • I bought a sawmill last year. Love it! We are planning to mill most of the lumber for our home with it.
      You are gonna love it!

  • Donnie Hailey posted an update 6 days ago

    Wow, my story. My wife and I have had a desire to homestead for several years. Our children have now grown up and both of them are in the military. We decided that, even though we are 65 and 58 years old, it was time for another adventure. We wanted to finally live our dream, and have made the step. We sold 20 acres and a 4000 sq ft house in North…[Read more]

    • That’s awesome and great to hear about it. Sounds like you have found yourselves a wonderful place and a real adventure I am sure you will both have.

  • Nothing much happened this past week. The tractor isn’t back yet. I have put some more trees on the ground. Just catching up on homestead stuff.

    • admin replied 6 days ago

      Would love to know your story. If you feel like sharing I am sure others would love to read your story. We all come to the decision to build for different reasons 🙂 Have you got water on site or dug a well ?

  • Mike jacobs became a registered member 1 week ago

    • Hello and welcome to the site – always here to help

      • Thank you, and thank all of you for being honest people. It’s so damn hard to get any information or assistance in anything these days. I’m a traditional carpenter of 20+ years now, but am undertaking my first log home, by myself, and have been lost as to finding any type of resources without a fee.
        God bless you people.
        I hope I can contribute…[Read more]

        • Hi Mike 🙂 Happy to see you here and we are happy to help in any way we can, please ask questions and I am sure someone will try and answer and good luck with your log home 🙂

  • Alan Sandy became a registered member 1 week ago

  • Thanks guys. Actually, I have a twelve inch post auger for my tractor. I drill down about a foot, then clean out and broaden the hole by hand, to the right size. That has come to a halt though. The front end loader went South, so the tractor is in the shop, now. If it ain’t one thing it’s another!

    • I have to say that it’s better to know now that most things you will do will have problems but resolving them and getting the job done make it all worth the effort 🙂 Be assured that when you are done you will have an awesome log home

  • If you don’t already have arms and back muscles like Arnie then I guarantee you will have after all those piers and done 🙂 Great to see you are making progress 🙂
    • That looks like a great start 🙂 It’s a great feeling to final get ground broken and start the foundations. Have you removed the forms yet? I usually leave them for 5 to 7 days depending on the weather.
      • I got the batter boards a little close, but they are working ok.
        • This is the first of 17 piers. Hand digging the holes, pouring 11 80 lb bags of quickrete. Labor intensive, to say the least.
          • I got the batter boards a little close, but they are working ok.

          • That looks like a great start 🙂 It’s a great feeling to final get ground broken and start the foundations. Have you removed the forms yet? I usually leave them for 5 to 7 days depending on the weather.

          • If you don’t already have arms and back muscles like Arnie then I guarantee you will have after all those piers and done 🙂 Great to see you are making progress 🙂

        • Donnie Hailey and Profile picture of GibbyGibby are now friends 1 week, 4 days ago

        • Adam became a registered member 1 week, 4 days ago

        • Well, we put a corner pier in yesterday. 24 by 24 at the bottom, 18 by 8 at the top, 32 inches tall. Buried it a foot deep ( frost line in this part of Tennessee). Put a piece of heavy wire cattle panel about three inches off the bottom. Added two pieces of rebar on the side that didn’t have the one sticking out the top. Used eleven 80 lb bags of…[Read more]

        • Tom Sebanc became a registered member 2 weeks, 2 days ago

        • JD became a registered member 2 weeks, 3 days ago

        • Glenn became a registered member 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          • Hello Glenn and welcome to the site. If you have any questions I am sure someone will try and answer 🙂

        • Load More