Notches of All Kinds: A Book of Timber Joinery

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A traditional log structure was held together by gravity. Logs were carefully cut to length, and notched at the joining points to ensure a very tight fit, great stability, and weather-tightness. The notches were also beautiful and functional as the dovetails of a master cabinet-maker.

Here, Allan Mackie shows a complete selection of notches for corner joinery, roof beams and trusses and lateral grooves (for seating a stacked log firmly along the length of another wall log; and timber framing techniques).

Clear instructions and profuse illustrations and drawings make this a completely detailed manual for the log builder.

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B. Allan Mackie continues to teach, design, and build. His schools have trained thousands of good craftspeople; some of whom formed building companies internationally, with the result that the worldwide standard for excellence in log building is now a "Mackie" log house. His other books include Log House Plans and Building with Logs.

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Very indepth.... This is no book for cowboys, and he has pitched it at people who want to build a log house and to do it professionally, ethically and to a high aesthetic standard. (Owner Builder)

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