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    :) I just broke down and bought a palm nailer...

    :)

    I just broke down and bought a palm nailer last weekend. Where has this been all my life? I love it! I had to buy it because there's only a 6" gap between the top of the boards and the rafter...
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    that's just too much work. Putting the...

    that's just too much work.

    Putting the insulation in the gaps is okay. But that's about it. I don't like nailing, don't like installing the lath for the "too big for nails" gaps. I really hate...
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    lol. I'm a "weapon of war" man myself.

    lol. I'm a "weapon of war" man myself.
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    https://i.postimg.cc/J4qM4HW7/122033110-1021865517...

    https://i.postimg.cc/J4qM4HW7/122033110-10218655177513816-1359507392054947663-o.jpg
    TOOLS EXPLAINED
    DRILL PRESS : A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of...
  5. On a Facebook log cabin group I'm on (not LHBA),...

    On a Facebook log cabin group I'm on (not LHBA), I just saw a post about how much did people spend to finish their kit home "beyond the price of the kit", and most folks were saying "3 times". So if...
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    I had a dream last night about chinking - I was...

    I had a dream last night about chinking - I was out there smoothing it out with some buffing thingy attached to my grinder. It was so smooth! Obviously, I then woke up.
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    https://memeguy.com/photos/images/found-this-at-a-...

    https://memeguy.com/photos/images/found-this-at-a-mechanic-repair-shop-320150.jpg

    there it is. LHBA motto.
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    I see I left out the word "not". I will edit to...

    I see I left out the word "not". I will edit to clarify... :)
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    yeah, we'll need to see pics. use an image host...

    yeah, we'll need to see pics. use an image host like

    https://postimages.org/

    upload the pics, then copy the url:

    https://i.postimg.cc/FF8XBTGk/Capture.png


    then wrap it in IMG brackets:
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    also, figure an r-value of about 1.5 "r's" per...

    also, figure an r-value of about 1.5 "r's" per inch. But r-values won't give you an idea on how much you'll pay in utilities - but it will almost always be cheaper in a log home, especially one where...
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    I think I get it. my wife is a seamstress as...

    I think I get it. my wife is a seamstress as well. She supervised the pick and placement of each log in our home. I had a neat spreadsheet with the diameters of the logs listed, but when she pointed...
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    here, here! yeah, I don't think I learned much...

    here, here!

    yeah, I don't think I learned much about building log homes - I had already researched it all over the years - the class was just confirming it was true. And definitely had more to do...
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    sounds like work. wow. in one of the building off...

    sounds like work. wow. in one of the building off grid books I have, they say to live on the land for at least a year before building on it so you can get a feel for the weather and how things flow...
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    lol. well at least we have the "animal" part in...

    lol. well at least we have the "animal" part in common. :)

    I think 5 years for a 3200 sq ft home is a good goal.

    If you don't have to cut trees and invent roads and ways to move them, then...
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    I've been telling folks "at least another year". ...

    I've been telling folks "at least another year".

    I have a lot going against me:
    1. doing it myself
    2. in my free time after working my full-time job
    3. building a 40x40 2-story home (I think...
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    you guys are hard core! I wanted to live on my...

    you guys are hard core!

    I wanted to live on my land while building, but we're within city limits, and they won't let us. I'm not sure how strict they would be, but folks across and down the...
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    Lol, you're welcome. I'm actually just inspired...

    Lol, you're welcome. I'm actually just inspired by everyone who went ahead of me, so.....As for how to do the online class- folks keep asking me that- I just keep sending messages I get onto to Steve...
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    Yeah, it's got the 3.0. Researching it, I think...

    Yeah, it's got the 3.0. Researching it, I think I had the problem where the back cylinder next to the crossover pipe gets too hot- my valves burned up in that cylinder. I bought a new motor off...
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    Another toyota guy? Hi. Me too. Just replaced...

    Another toyota guy? Hi. Me too. Just replaced the v6 in my 95 pickup, and while I was at it, rerouted the exhaust.

    Welcome from Alabama!



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    If you're trying to get me to take it back, it...

    If you're trying to get me to take it back, it won't work. ... :)

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    I sure love it when LHN posts pics. ahhh.......

    I sure love it when LHN posts pics. ahhh.......
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    I estimated the weight of mine a few weeks ago: ...

    I estimated the weight of mine a few weeks ago:

    https://i.postimg.cc/9MKkqqCw/Capture.png.
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    I never get tired of looking at your place. you...

    I never get tired of looking at your place. you gonna peel that log and use it or just leave it there to protect your RV?
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    sheesh, you make it look so easy, Kola!

    sheesh, you make it look so easy, Kola!
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