A Guide to Building the Traditional Hewn-Log Home

A guide to building the traditional hewn-log home, including information on master logsmith Peter Gott and his log-building workshop, creating a solid foundation, site preparation, digging and acquiring logs.

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Peter Gott (on bench) demonstrates the balance and temerity required to pin rafter splices together. Locking notches are cut into the plate logs at each point where a rafter crosses. with a chisel or slick. Start the notch cuts with a chain saw, and finish them
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