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Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« on: September 12, 2017, 08:23:44 pm »
 

 
If you have been following the Logosol saga, I started to build the 10X16 building that I have been sawing the lumber for. Here I am cutting a half lap joint.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 07:51:10 pm »
 

 
If you work,especially with wood,don't leave home without one. Or two.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 08:00:26 pm »
 

 
To cut a half lap set the depth of your saw to half the thickness of your beams,make multiple cuts to your desired width and knock out the pieces. A sharp hatchet works good to clean up the cut or you can use a chisel.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 08:12:15 pm »
 

 

The deck uses 16ft Hemlock 6X6 skids,16ft and 10Ft Hemlock rim joists. 2X6 pine joists 2 ft on center. I am using a plan and it calls for 3/4 plywood subfloor. Other then the windows and the roofing,I cut everything else on the Logosol. In this pic I have the top plate on the ladders ready to install.  When working alone use a lot of screwed on stops to be your helper. Also make sure you brace all your posts to keep everything plumb and square as you go.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 08:16:22 pm »
 

 
Ratchet straps are handy for a lot of things. Here I am pulling the posts into alignment. If your cuts are accurate it makes it easier to keep everything square as you go.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 08:20:37 pm »
 

 

Again, if your cuts are all accurate you will end up with a square,tight fitting joint.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 08:24:11 pm »
 

 
I am a slow carpenter but I did get the frame up and the braces and nailers in today. Tomorrow is a loft and framing out the door opening. The reason the deck is that color is I wanted to get a finish on it because this is a weekend project and it will be exposed to the weather. The lumber company had a gallon of floor and deck "mystery color" for 10 bucks. Ha!
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 08:28:37 am »
 

 
Out pf order but I found a pic of the floor.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 09:07:42 pm »
 

 
Loft in,started the siding this weekend.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2017, 07:32:06 am »
Looks good so far.

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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2017, 07:13:54 pm »
 

 
Rained Saturday so not much progress,put some more siding on today. There is enough siding on now to tighten things up so next weekend I am going to start on the rafters. Picked up two $2.00 windows at a yard sale. So far the chainsaw lumber is working out good.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2017, 09:26:12 pm »
Looks good.
I am a slow builder too. I was building the Women Cave when we was selling veggies. Had a lot of talkers said they could do it quicker.  ::)  Only was able to tell a few,grab a hammer and show me than. But they was always busy and could not show me.  ???  Maybe if they was cutting the lumber from stump to lumber they would understand,but they still would not.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2017, 09:44:14 pm »
 

 
Two dollar yard sale window. Ten cent chainsaw milled pine 1 by for the frame.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2017, 08:39:12 pm »
 

 
Check out those nice Logosol cut 2X6. Started on the rafters today. I won't go into detail as there are good vids on youtube to show you how to use a speed square to cut a rafter. I use a phone app or there are online tools that let you enter your building dimensions,and they give you the rafter layout. Also the speed square comes with a rafter layout booklet.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2017, 08:42:40 pm »
 

 
Once you have a rafter cut correctly and tested for fit,use it as a pattern for the rest.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2017, 08:48:48 pm »
 

 
Using clamps and bracing with screws line everything up,nail the rafter to the plate and then nail the ridge board to the first rafter. Here you see a temporary board the same thickness as the ridge board to position the rafters.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2017, 08:57:01 pm »
 

 
Here you can see the braced rafters on the other end and two pair on the near end. If all your measurements and cuts are accurate everything should come together. Always check the crown on the ridge baord and each rafter before you cut it. You want the crown of the board to face up.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2017, 09:03:26 pm »
 

 
Layout the rafter position on the ridge board before you put it up. Also layout the position on the top plate. In this case they are on 2ft centers. Nail one rafter through the ridge board,toenail the opposing rafter through the ridge board along side the rafter.
Building something from tree to finished project takes some effort but is worthwhile.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2017, 06:41:35 pm »
 

 
Had a few more nice days working on the shed.
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Re: Logosol Chainsaw mill,from tree to building
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2017, 07:35:01 pm »
 

 
Gable ends sided and started on the roof today.
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Takeuchi mini excavator
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