Log Dovetail Jig Plans
Building a hand hewn cabin
Logs were first scored with a chainsaw, then rough hewn with an axe. In the photo below, I am using an adze to remove any saw marks.
I did use sawn timbers for the first course of logs. The adze was used to roughen the face.
A simple crane with a hand winch was used for lifting logs:
Laying out dovetails the old (slow) way!
A real crane was called in to lift the roof trusses.
The cabin dimensions are 22x28 (interior).
The limestone base and recycled brick chimney.