Wednesday, September 12, 2007

And we begin...

After we gathered our thoughts, had a bagel, and got the leftover trash loaded in the dumpster, we started on tackling the process of cutting a "slot" in the log walls. Angie calls this task "hacking the house". There is really no easy way to do this, but we need a flat place to attach the new room. After measuring twice (okay three, four, or five times) we attached a straight edge to the wall and made some kerf cuts in the logs with the circular saw.

After we knocked the pieces out with a hammer we have a rough looking slot. After some fine-tuning with a hammer and chisel (and maybe the belt sander) we'll be ready to attach a post.

Tomorrow there is a lot more of this...

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