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    How smooth do you like your chinking?

    Hey all,

    Some of you may remember a year ago I bought a log home, and I am slowly renovating. Anyways, the main reason for this post is chinking - well in my case, caulking the gaps that have appeared that the previous owner did not attend to.

    How smooth do you like it?? I have tried really hard to get it fairly smooth, but it's a tough job! LOL! See below. Some of it is still wet, so it will dry darker than what you see.

    ALSO - The guy who built the place decided to paint the outside (God knows why) so I am stripping it back too.

    Some pics for you!

    https://imgur.com/XyMpUiS

    https://imgur.com/OR6xGk5

    https://imgur.com/ViGS3rA

    https://imgur.com/wraEPOh

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    LHBA Member loghousenut's Avatar
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    Glad to see you back.

    Of course, you already know that it doesn't matter how smooth we like OUR chinking. Every single one of our places turns out different.

    My house is rustic. Lots of unsanded knots, and the Chinking looks like it was put on with real hand tools. Anybody who knows me thinks my house reminds them of Ron Smith (me). I've seen Chinking so smooth, you'd think it was applied using laser technology and I've seen some that had hand prints in it. It's all good.

    In the end, I think you are the only one who will notice and you will like it no matter how it turns out. Everyone else will think it looks however it looks because that is how it is supposed to look.

    It is a fine looking place. I'm glad you are losing the paint. Make it yours.

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    Thanks man! Yep! I am certainly doing that! Big job, but I am enjoying the challenge.

    Cheers
    J

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    If you like doing it, just go at it. When it gets to be a chore, start looking for a way out. In the end, a log house is just a house.

    When I read that last sentence, I want to argue with it. It is total truth, but I spent the last 10 years building the house I will die in. I know the connection.

    Try to have fun with it.

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    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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