Timber Jointing – Dalaknut

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The course leader takes course participants through log-building from log to finished house. Participants have the opportunity to try out and use various broad axes, other axes and traditional equipment for log-building.

  • Price: 10 000 SEK including VAT
  • Lenght: 7 days
  • Dates: 26 June – 2 July, 31 July – 6 August, 14 – 20 August, 4 – 10 September
  • Content:  Practical instruction in groups or individually, Lunch, coffee and dinner

Product Description

The course leader takes course participants through log-building from log to finished house. Participants have the opportunity to try out and use various broad axes, other axes and traditional equipment for log-building. Instruction is also given in the use of modern equipment for sawing and milling logs for building log houses.  

This course is led by our trainers Andreas Hipf . Andreas is a talented carpenter with a multi-year experience in the field and is a trained carpenter in Germany. Andreas has also been hiking journeyman during his trip , he worked with carpenters for over ten different countries.

The course books are ‘From Log to Log House’ by Sven-Gunnar Håkansson and ‘Knuttimring’ [Timber Jointing] by Jan-Ove Jansson.

The minimum age for course participants is 16.

Course content

  • Design of a simple log house
  • Ground and foundation
  • Log-building tools and how to sharpen them
  • Obtaining, selecting, drying and sawing timber
  • Notches
  • Hewing technique
  • Types of joints – Dalaknut
  • Dowelling
  • Door and window openings
  • Roof construction
  • Grinding – The different phases, coarse and fine grinding
  • Browning and strigling
  • Different edges and their grinding technologies