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Greg Beck left a comment for ChinkerBob
"Hi Bob I guess you made it back home, hopefully we can pick up where we left off on my design issues, drop me a line when your ready, thanks, Greg"
Mar 5, 2009
ChinkerBob replied to Kelly's discussion How To Figure Out How Much Caulking Or Chinking?
"Don't forget to measure both the inside and the outside if you're going to chink both. If you have inside log walls besides the exterior walls, you can't just multiply by two. Hopefully you can figure in chinking behind the kitchen…"
Feb 28, 2009
ChinkerBob commented on Western Log Home Supply's blog post What do I do if I have a home treated with Creosote?
"In the early 90's I was chinking a house on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and was asked by a person who came to the job site if I could give a chinking bid on the log home they were building nearby. I was fairly new to log homes back then,…"
Feb 26, 2009
Dave & Jean Chaudoir and ChinkerBob are now friends
Feb 25, 2009
ChinkerBob commented on Western Log Home Supply's blog post The Case of the White Redwood Tree
"Sorry for the bad english in my last sentence. They don't let us edit comments on the blog end."
Feb 22, 2009
ChinkerBob commented on Western Log Home Supply's blog post The Case of the White Redwood Tree
"I live in Montana, and the Mann Gulch fire mentioned by Bill took place in this state, near Helena. The book he mentioned, "Young Men and Fire", by Norman Maclean, is quite a read. I would have loved to see the white tree. I would assume…"
Feb 22, 2009
ChinkerBob left a comment for Minnesota
"Permachink is fine as long as you are using one of their water-based finishes. I don't think they have a flat option. There is no problem using the Weatherall product over the top as a clear coat. So get the Permachink color and then top it…"
Feb 22, 2009
ChinkerBob replied to Denise's discussion Chinking
"Can you post any pictures of the worse places? Not the see-through part but the ugly chinking/silicon/whatever. Duct tape over the old stuff can work too. I'm a bit concerned about the interior finish. On one hand, because of the age of your…"
Feb 21, 2009

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I've been a log home chinker for 17 years. Don't do it much any more but I'm hoping I can use my experience to help a few log home owners/dreamers
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At 1:18am on March 5, 2009, Greg Beck said…
Hi Bob
I guess you made it back home, hopefully we can pick up where we left off on my design issues, drop me a line when your ready, thanks, Greg
At 12:14am on February 21, 2009, Minnesota said…
Hey Bob, I'm going to use either Cinnamon, Hazelnut, or Walnut from Permachink. They all cover great and it's simply great. Yes, I want flat as flat can get! :-). Thanks again.
At 10:14am on February 20, 2009, Minnesota said…
Good morning Bob! I wanted to give you an update on the project. I tried numerous stains and it works great. I like it! Now, you had mentioned a way to remove the "glossy" look from the logs and I wanted to know what that was prior to go forward with the staining. Can you remind me? I can't find it on the prior threads. Thanks again!
At 3:45am on February 15, 2009, Greg Beck said…
Hey Bob
Were did you go ? Hope you still kickin, drop me a line sometime, G. Beck
At 11:35pm on February 12, 2009, robert Parsons said…

Thanks for your help.....I will contact the Organiclear to see if they have an experiences with one chinking product over another. The logs are 11" white pine that are Swedish coped and a spline system with wood strips and foam in these splines run the length of the logs.

Thanks for your help,

At 12:19am on February 9, 2009, robert Parsons said…

I love the look of chinking and was wondering if a person could do this on the inside so that I could have that look and not have to worry about working around it when restaining the exterior.

Also would chinking the inside elimante the need to for chinking or caulking the exterior?

I'm also planning to use organiclear on the inside which I believe is an oil based product. You had mentioned that chinking was hard to do after an oil based product was applied, but you would have to mask all of the chinking if you do that before staining since I'm using a interior stain not clear.

I would appreciate any help you could give me since this all Greek to me


At 9:08pm on February 4, 2009, Greg Beck said…
Hi Bob, Thanks for the mail
Yes the front is the front gable wall, were the porch is 12' deep, the porch is closer to the ground there, otherwise I would need a 7' tall stair case on the side, we dont like to climb,, No biggie, I'll wait to hear from ya, thanks
At 7:06pm on February 2, 2009, Minnesota said…
Thanks Bob! Well, I also tried some stain here and it actually worked pretty well. I did have to use the darker color, but it covered quite well and just a bit darker. I think I'll probably go with it! I'll let you know!
At 11:09pm on January 30, 2009, Greg Beck said…
HeyBob, Just wanted to throw something at you, I had considered having a peak over the front porch stairs like the place in cashiers, that would break up the pizza hut look, and signify the front entry more, I dont know what would look better on the front , Thanks G.
At 10:53pm on January 30, 2009, Greg Beck said…
I saw the pics from cashiers, lots of good ideas, I had considered some bark siding before, N. Carolina was the only place I could find it, Poplar bark, they were proud of it, used to be made from chestnut before the blight, apperently wears like nails, wish I could find it closer to MO. twig rails were great, eve accents were neat too, the two materials roof adds oldness look, If I had the nerve I'd try it, can look cool, to change subject, I wasn't sure how the porch roof running down the right side would butt into the screened porch roof, straight of course but theres a pitch change near the sreened roofs ridgeline if you keep in sync with the right side, unless I can start the screened ridgeline right at the pitch change, thats probably the ony way to make it a smooth transition

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