“Today I did a quick video of some of the tools I have on hand to build my Tiny House. These certainly isn’t all of them, but they are the main players. I will do an update after I am done building the house to talk about what I used, what I didn’t use a lot, what tools I needed to get along the way, etc.”
Dan is making excellent progress on his latest tiny house and how-to video series – a virtual tiny house building workshop. Last step on the exterior of this house was to finish the roof.
“I personally like the look of the metal roof, but I know it’s not for everyone. The problem is that there aren’t many alternatives that are as strong for the high winds that are experienced while moving a house and as lightweight as metal.”
Here’s an article that explains some of the mysteries for building an RV-style plumbing setup for a tiny house.
“Currently the majority of tiny homes are built to accept pressurized water hookup from a hose. Simple, but also quite limiting if the house is ever moved for a few days (or longer) to somewhere where there is no pressurized water hookup- a music festival, or, say, a vacant alley lot.”
In part 8 of this video series Cody (Wranglerstar) shows us how the joints are fitting together.
“Have you taken steps to prepare your family to survive economic collapse? Our economy is on the verge of total collapse. Now is the time to prepare for tough times ahead. Its time to fit the sill joints. Have you always wanted a small cabin in the woods? This video series will demonstrate how mill your own timbers with a Alaskan chainsaw mill. I will also be using a mini mill attachment. The saw I’m using is a Stihl MS441. The Ms441 is a bit to small. I would recommend a Stihl MS066.”
Cody (Wranglerstar) shares the reasons he is straying off the timber frame plans he’s using. It sounds like he’ll end up with a stouter cabin as a result. You’ll also see more tricks for working with large logs in this episode.
“This video covers the largest and most complex timbers in the survival cabin. I had much trouble getting this large White Fir log onto the cribbing. Fortunately the log was large enough to cut both 16′ sill timbers from it.”
In this episode of his 12×16 timber frame cabin video series, Cody (Wranglerstar), shows us more about selectively harvesting trees for lumber.
“Are you doing it right? This video will cover the tools needed to fall timber and the best chainsaw chain for your Saw. I cut this White Fir tree down with a Stihl MS441 PRO saw using a full skip chain. The fallers belt includes a hand file for sharpening my saw, a chainsaw tool, three plastic wedges, and a 50″ spencer logging tape.”
In part 4 of this video series Cody (Wranglerstar) retrieves another log for milling and some basic chainsaw usage info.
“Have you always wanted a small cabin in the woods? This video series will demonstrate how mill your own timbers with a Alaskan chainsaw mill. I will also be using a mini mill attachment. The saw I’m using is a Stihl MS441. The Ms441 is a bit to small. I would recommend a Stihl MS066.”
In part 3 of this video series, Cody (Wranglerstar) continues the slow work of cutting the joints for his 12×16 timber frame cabin.
“This video cover the first notching of the 12″ sill timber. This video series will give you the knowledge needed to build an survival cabin. Have you always wanted a small cabin in the woods? This video series will demonstrate how mill your own timbers with a Alaskan chainsaw mill.”