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Hi, I am trying to find someone with skills in full log scribing cabin build.

We have woodland in Perthshire currently undergoing a clear fell. It would be good to retain some logs to build a cabin.

Is there anyone out there willing to work and teach me at the same time , thanks Nigel

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1 hour ago, [email protected] said:

Hi, I am trying to find someone with skills in full log scribing cabin build.

We have woodland in Perthshire currently undergoing a clear fell. It would be good to retain some logs to build a cabin.

Is there anyone out there willing to work and teach me at the same time , thanks Nigel

Its a skill Id love to learn too. IF you find someone perhaps I can help and learn as well. :D 

 

Ive actually bought a machine to produce Log Cabin D-Profile Logs. Kinda cheating I know. 

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Have a look for Ben Law, he used to do workshops showing people various roundwood building skills. A true craftsman. Don't know if he still does it. He was featured on grand designs many years ago. "The woodsman's cottage" or something  similar. Well worth a look.

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Just now, gobbypunk said:

Hi Andy do you use that machine often is it a stand alone thing or does it go on a Norwood sawmill 

Hey,

 

It rides on pretty much any Band sawmill. Its the LM410. But since you have the 130max you'd need the slightly wider LM410 XL, same cutter width, its just the body that accommodates the wider track you have. 

 

To be honest Ive used it for a couple of days and thats it. :D Ive made some Demo Logs to take pictures of and get a feel for the machine. Ive used it more as a 24" Planer to be honest. Planed some 4m long Beech Slabs and it did an amazing job. 

 

I'll be using it in anger next year as Ive got 50t of Norway Spruce to mill into 6" Beams, then I'll let them dry a little before moulding them with the LM410. 

 

 

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A long way off but there was a guy in Devon that used to run week long courses in full timber scribed cabin builds. Accommodation on his farm and as much Cider as you could drink. A couple of guys I know attended one and really rated it, they went on to buy a Black Pine block in Bulgaria and developed a holiday cabin complex, never saw them again.

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Contact Ben Law.
I did the round wood timber framing course there. Part of the course involved scribing
We used it for “butterpat” joints on the cruck frames.
There is a book that covers his course.
It’s an interesting process but pretty slow.
You can visit some of his builds that are in daily use around here.
The Lodsworth larder and the national trust building in Haslemere are good ones.
Might give you some inspiration/ direction.

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