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A horizontal log for scaffolding on a huglekulture. It fit really tight. A tree log was used to smack it in place.
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This is the verticals I started with.
This is the verticals I started with.
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Here is the horizontal and my cuts are made in the verticals
Here is the horizontal and my cuts are made in the verticals
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Mine is the bottom log
Mine is the bottom log
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Instead of completely guessing for my cuts, I used pencil and paper and placed it in my vertical cuts to make a stencil. I think it helped me make pretty nice cuts and it fit really tight.
Instead of completely guessing for my cuts, I used pencil and paper and placed it in my vertical cuts to make a stencil. I think it helped me make pretty nice cuts and it fit really tight.
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This was a fun one and excellent learning experience. The key is to start your notches small and check to see your cuts line up to each other.
Not sure which works better, naturally you'll want to cut into the log the way it lies instead of vertical to the sky or gravity...
I made a vertical cut and Mike made a more horizontal cut. Both seemed to fit snug proving the joinery of this type of building is solid.
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The chosen material
The chosen material
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One of the verticals prepped to be set
One of the verticals prepped to be set
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Top notches
Top notches
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Notches on the horizontal
Notches on the horizontal
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Fin
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At the fall 2019 PEP Jamboree, I added a horizontal log to a Hugelkultur scaffold. This is north of the Fischer Price house, behind the gate.

Thanks to Fred and Josiah for teaching me lots about woodworking and roundwood woodworking on the way to this BB, and also for tolerating my foggi-headedness as I did this while I had a cold.
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The spot
The spot
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Starting wood
Starting wood
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Starting wood cut to length
Starting wood cut to length
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Shaping
Shaping
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Dat's a notch, dat is
Dat's a notch, dat is
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Like I said, foggy headed #weirdautomaticfilterchoice
Like I said, foggy headed #weirdautomaticfilterchoice
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It fits!
It fits!
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It works!
It works!
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Today I added a horizontal beam to the hugel scaffolding at wheaton labs. Here’s how it went:
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Log.
Log.
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Area.
Area.
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Notches cut, ready to insert
Notches cut, ready to insert
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Finished scaffold.
Finished scaffold.
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From below.
From below.
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Here's my first round wood project.
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The log
The log
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The location to install
The location to install
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Shaping one end
Shaping one end
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And the other
And the other
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Receiving notches
Receiving notches
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Other end
Other end
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Completed project
Completed project
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Here is my submission for the Roundwood Woodworking - Sand - Add one horizontal log to berm/hugelkultur scaffolding BB.

At the PJT, I installed a horizontal log on the new section of hugelkultur scaffolding near the Fisher-Price House.  The log is from one of the trees that fell a couple of weeks ago as the PDc was getting started.  

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:

  - Your chunks of wood that you are starting with
  - Action pic about halfway through
  - Final product
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horizontal log in front of new hugel scaffold
horizontal log in front of new hugel scaffold
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shaping the notches
shaping the notches
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Cutting the horizontal
Cutting the horizontal
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fitting - just a bit more shaping
fitting - just a bit more shaping
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finished
finished
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Based on the PTJ event, we added a requirement.  Any submissions in the next week are grandfathered under the old requirements (first three pics only).
 
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Added a horizontal log to a hugel scaffold. Log was about 8ft long. Used a combination of chainsaw, axe and chisel/mallet.
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Scaffold site
Scaffold site
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Log to be moved to scaffold
Log to be moved to scaffold
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Making the notch
Making the notch
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Fine tuning the notch
Fine tuning the notch
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Hoisting the log into place
Hoisting the log into place
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Finished and installed
Finished and installed
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I added a horizontal log to a berm scaffold at Wheaton Labs! It took a few tries of placing it, seeing where my notches needed more cutting, cutting it, placing it again, etc. Overall I'm happy with the result.
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The log I used is the one on the left
The log I used is the one on the left
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This is where the log will go
This is where the log will go
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Cutting the notch in the vertical log - I used a chainsaw for the initial cut, then chiseled it
Cutting the notch in the vertical log - I used a chainsaw for the initial cut, then chiseled it
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One end of the log is in place, while the other is held up with rope. This allowed me to check where I should make the notch on the other log
One end of the log is in place, while the other is held up with rope. This allowed me to check where I should make the notch on the other log
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Completed scaffold
Completed scaffold
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Mike stands on it to show its strength
Mike stands on it to show its strength
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Here is my BB submission for the berm scaffold:

This was done during the SKIP event at Wheaton Labs.  Of the batch of available logs, we picked the smallest for this location because it had to be lifted to the most awkward spot.  It is not touching dirt and it is relatively high and dry so hopefully it still lasts for a quite a few years.

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To get certified for this BB, post four pics or video (<2 min).  

 - Your chunks of wood that you are starting with
 - Action pic about half way through
 - Final product
 - Indication of the strength and stability of the scaffold log.  Examples could include:
    - You standing on your log
    - You and some friends sitting on your log
    - Creative alternatives?
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First cut into raw material
First cut into raw material
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First notch cut into berm verticals
First notch cut into berm verticals
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Action shot
Action shot
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Left notch fit
Left notch fit
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Right notch fit
Right notch fit
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In position
In position
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Standing on finished scaffold
Standing on finished scaffold
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Hey, sticks and stones baby. And maybe a wee mention of my stuff:
how do we get more backing of the brk?
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