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Regulator wrote:Yep, bugs would love the bark left on. And as said above the bark will peel off anyway. You will probably lift the logs with chains and if the bark and chain slips you could break things and maybe yourself. You also need to be able to scribe lines in the logs to cut your notches, tenons etc. Easier without bark.
Your chinking will also fall out when the bark comes off. And every year or two you need to spray the exterior of your building with oil or some kind of preservative to keep the log from weather damage.
Besides peeled logs look better. You can make a peeling spud from an old shovel and I’ve seen people use a portion of leaf spring. A draw knife works well for the finer work but don’t try to use it for the entire log. I imagine that would take a very long time.
Good luck, welcome to ZS and post pics of your cabin when you’re done.
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