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wood chisels
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What name brand are good chisels for log homes.I am going to have to chisel out the logsfor the electrial boxesContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by shanny Feb 6, 2012.

Shower stall in a log cabin
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We are putting in 5 ft. shower stalls in our cabin.We are not putting any sheet rock in our cabin.We are using T & G  6" pine boards.We are going to stain the boards and put a glossfinish on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by shanny Feb 6, 2012.

Do I have to use a stain on the interior
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We are going to keep the interior of our logs the natural color.Do I have to put a clear stainon it first and then the gloss topcoat on it or can I just put the gloss topcoat on it without the stainContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Frykberg Jan 31, 2012.

What drill bits are the best
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What wood drill bits are the best for drilling holes in the logs for the electric wire?Also what is the best way to put a groove in the beams for the wire for ceiling fans?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Skorny Jan 16, 2012.

 

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shanny replied to Dave Skorny's discussion wood chisels
"I forgot to mention (although off topic a bit).....many times you can get great quality cutting tools at reduced prices simply because they are missing a handle.  I once bought a great ships builders "lipped" adze for under…"
Feb 6, 2012
shanny replied to Dave Skorny's discussion Shower stall in a log cabin
"I have talked with people who have used T&G "Koma" in a bathroom application and have totally loved it....no painting or maintainance (comes in white). It is expensive.   http://www.komatrimboards.com/   I have used Koma trim…"
Feb 6, 2012
shanny replied to Dave Skorny's discussion wood chisels
"I buy many vintage tools ...some of those are top notch; broad axes, adzes, chisels, planes (iron, wood and transitional style)....I am generally "cheap" so I check out yard sales or on occasion ebay. Liberty Tool sometimes has great buys…"
Feb 6, 2012
Raymond Wengerd replied to Dave Skorny's discussion wood chisels
"Barr makes a great chisel, but you could probably get away with a cheaper brand like Irwin or Stanley, depending on how many years you plan to use the chisels.   Have you considered a plunge router with a jig to cut out your…"
Feb 6, 2012
CharisB replied to Dave Skorny's discussion Shower stall in a log cabin
"One thought, Dave: add some extra mildewcides to the gloss finish - all coats.  This will help prevent surface mold/mildew from forming, which can eventually break down the finish and get to the wood.  There are several out there.  We…"
Feb 6, 2012
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Feb 6, 2012
Scott Castle replied to Dave Skorny's discussion Shower stall in a log cabin
"Dave,  Couple of thoughts.  Ventilation air flow CFM (cubit feet minute) is very important. Make sure you put in the best available unit to remove moisture. I personally would not put wood above the shower enclosure. A non porous surface…"
Feb 5, 2012
Bill Frykberg replied to Dave Skorny's discussion Do I have to use a stain on the interior
"Dave, Do you need to put a finish on the inside of your home? No. Is it a good idea to finish the inside? Yes it is. Here's why. Unfinished logs will suck up a lot of odors, cooking odors, fireplace odors, smoking odors and etc. Unfinished logs…"
Jan 31, 2012
Greg SWEETS replied to Dave Skorny's discussion Do I have to use a stain on the interior
"I would put the stain on first then topcoat,because you want to get your full coverage on the top coat and by putting it on first you will cut down on coverage rates,they way our system works is 1 coat on interior stain 400 sq frt per gallon then…"
Jan 26, 2012
Dave Skorny replied to Dave Skorny's discussion Do I have to use a stain on the interior
"Do I have to put a stain on it first or can I just put the topcoat on it"
Jan 26, 2012
Greg SWEETS replied to Dave Skorny's discussion Do I have to use a stain on the interior
"Perma Chink makes a interior clear and a satin or gloss clear topcoat that works great call for a sample or you can email me at greg@permachink.com and I will send you out some samples and information."
Jan 26, 2012
CharisB replied to Dave Skorny's discussion Do I have to use a stain on the interior
"Dave -  Most clear coats won't yellow over time (including Symphony), but the wood underneath them CAN yellow with natural oxidizing and just small amounts of UV damage.  Even clear coats with UV filters in them can't keep the…"
Jan 26, 2012
ed ziobro replied to Dave Skorny's discussion Do I have to use a stain on the interior
"Sashco makes an interior clear coat in satin or gloss called SYMPHONY, a lot of our customers have used it and a very pleased with results. Ed"
Jan 26, 2012
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Do I have to use a stain on the interior

We are going to keep the interior of our logs the natural color.Do I have to put a clear stainon it first and then the gloss topcoat on it or can I just put the gloss topcoat on it without the stainSee More
Jan 26, 2012
Dave Skorny replied to Dave Skorny's discussion What drill bits are the best
"Thank you"
Jan 16, 2012
Raymond Wengerd replied to Dave Skorny's discussion What drill bits are the best
"Drill bits for wiring, use a quality brand auger bit, or a self feeding bit for larger holes 2" and up. Good brands include Milwaukee, Irwin, Bocsh, and Northwest. Its also important to have a powerful right angle (or equivilant) drill. For a…"
Jan 16, 2012

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At 12:47am on January 16, 2012, Tim and Anita Dyer said…

Hi Dave,   Do you need assistance planning your log home?  We'd be glad to help!

 
 
 

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