|I have six logs left to go.|
Monday, March 21, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
I'm definitely enjoying the warmer weather that comes as spring approaches in Southern Arkansas. It's fantastic to go for several weeks straight without losing the feeling in my feet. However, one downside to warmer weather is thunderstorms. Having been hit by two thunderstorms in the past week, I'm not embarrassed to admit: being in a tent in the middle of a thunderstorm is vaguely terrifying. Both have come at night (or very early morning), so my only course of action is to watch the slow strobe-light effect of the lightning and listen to the thunder and torrents of rain. But the whole time I constantly wonder what would happen if lightning were to strike a tree close by, or if there are any dead limbs above my tent that I failed to notice during my previous inspections. Thoughts like these can make it very hard to fall back asleep.
|Pulling a log up my ramps.|
Surprisingly, one of the easiest parts of this entire venture is getting these massive logs up onto my frame. Just use my rope to pull them up the ramps.
The most time-consuming part is peeling them with the draw knife. It's not hard, but it's taking me around 2 hours to scrape the cambium off a single log.
|My notches are starting to look|
round instead of jagged.
|Things are starting to look a bit more cabin-ish.|
Monday, March 7, 2011
|One of the prettier of my |
first four notches.
(Also, I recently found out that for more detail, you
can expand the pictures by clicking on them.)
|Peeling the remaining cambium |
with a draw knife.
|Working on one of my notches. For |
every piece of saw dust that flies out
of the back of the saw and onto the
ground, several more somehow find their
way into my shirt, pants, pockets, and socks.
|The first layer of my walls.|