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    So....how much for the new book? blog:...

    So....how much for the new book?

    blog: https://loghomejourney.wordpress.com/
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    I wrote all my notes in the workbook they handed...

    I wrote all my notes in the workbook they handed out. that thing is my bible. (no offense meant to the real Bible).

    I took copious notes. Lotsa notes. notes, notes, notes. My hand got tired. I...
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    Echo. But I'm curious snowman- how did you know...

    Echo. But I'm curious snowman- how did you know that a cabin could be better built- is the kit starting to show some decay?

    blog: https://loghomejourney.wordpress.com/
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    a little more research- - the phone I'm using...

    a little more research-

    - the phone I'm using has a 1900mAh battery, and claims a standby battery life of 281 hours, which means it draws about 7 mAh per hour at idle. I imagine with the app...
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    I'm perusing your links, misplayed. why are we...

    I'm perusing your links, misplayed. why are we not facebook friends? You, sir, are the type I want in my corner. that stuff is devious....and cool. Anyway, once I'm moved into my place, I'll...
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    Loving this discussion. Thanks guys. Ok, I...

    Loving this discussion. Thanks guys.

    Ok, I work for a medical device company- we do a lot of work these days with Android apps and such- anyway, it happens that we have a lot of android devices...
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    I think I'm going to resurrect this thread. Got a...

    I think I'm going to resurrect this thread. Got a chain and 2 chain binders stolen sometime last week. Found out right when I needed them while trying to bend a log into place for pinning...
  8. I started my build within 4 weeks after taking...

    I started my build within 4 weeks after taking the class-had less than $20k saved for my build- closed on my land after putting a few thousand down, then started cutting trees. paid a few thousand...
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    You're gonna find a lot of variations in our...

    You're gonna find a lot of variations in our group, but the end result is the same: most of us are building our own, with little to no experience, from logs that we peeled ourselves, paying as we go,...
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    So.....when you gonna join us? :) I think of...

    So.....when you gonna join us? :)

    I think of that decade I wasted- I could be living in mine right now! 'course....10 years ago, the logs I'm harvesting for my build right now were much, much...
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    "U-G-L-Y, you aint got no alibi!" man, what a sad...

    "U-G-L-Y, you aint got no alibi!" man, what a sad photo.
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    Well, Ronnie can definitely tell you more than...

    Well, Ronnie can definitely tell you more than probably anyone, but the short answer is the more you process your logs- "milled" - the more it will cost you. And there's no benefit- other than in...
  13. Congrats on the pregnancy- it will change...

    Congrats on the pregnancy- it will change everything. I was a lurker for years. I'm writing about our build experience [see link below] because I had the same questions- couldn't see how it was...
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    Jack was going to be married to Jill, so his...

    Jack was going to be married to Jill, so his father sat him down for a little fireside chat.
    "Jack, let me tell you something. On my wedding night in our honeymoon suite, I took off my pants and...
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    Welcome to the family, Ron! We're in north...

    Welcome to the family, Ron! We're in north Alabama, building a 40x40. About to start our 7th course- which is our second floor. We're building it with block and tackle, hoping to get the roof on...
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    Going to have to watch this thread- we are 50...

    Going to have to watch this thread- we are 50 feet from a 500 year flood zone. We built up the piers to be 3 feet higher than the surrounding land, so we should be fairly safe.....should be. The...
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    That's awesome. Good for you. Yes, it's hard....

    That's awesome. Good for you. Yes, it's hard. Building a log home is good cheap therapy.

    blog: https://loghomejourney.wordpress.com/
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    I had a good Father's day- was so sore from the...

    I had a good Father's day- was so sore from the 14 hours on my build on Saturday that I could hardly move on Sunday.

    I have a terrible father who used to make license plates. Won't go into...
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    The lognoob- greetings from Alabama. I see you...

    The lognoob- greetings from Alabama. I see you joined in 2008. I started researching LHBA method in 2003-ish. In 2008, I had just purchased a HUD home in AL with cash from the sale of my cabin in...
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    I was the same- skeptical but open minded. I took...

    I was the same- skeptical but open minded. I took the class in Feb 2016. I consider Ivan, LHN, and a bunch of these people encouraging friends. I'm still on a very tight budget- some months, I don't...
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    You have to do some vector calculations, along...

    You have to do some vector calculations, along with figuring the weight of each purlin. The angle of the forces butting against the ridge pole vs the forces of a relatively non-loaded center purlin...
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    Dangit! Forgot to mention we are building just...

    Dangit! Forgot to mention we are building just outside Huntsville, AL. I don't live on-site, so message me before you come.

    blog: https://loghomejourney.wordpress.com/
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    Welcome to the forum! We have 6 kids, boys aren't...

    Welcome to the forum! We have 6 kids, boys aren't much help (they are too old to tell them what to do- about to move out anyway), but my 5 year old daughter helps more than they did. I took the class...
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    3490 Makes me laugh every time I see it.

    3490

    Makes me laugh every time I see it.
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    We're in North Alabama, near Huntsville. 90...

    We're in North Alabama, near Huntsville. 90 minutes from Nashville, 90 minutes from Birmingham, 90 minutes from Chattanooga.
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