Moose Mountain Log Homes Inc.
PH# (403) 932-3992 Fax (403) 932-9299
email - for more information
Mailing address: P.O. Box 26 Bragg Creek Ab T0L 0K0 Canada
2016 Moose Mountain Log Home Course is planned to be held
for the three weeks of March 7th to March 24th, 2016
Thank you for your interest in our Log Building Course. Moose Mountain Log Homes Inc. has been handcrafting log homes since 1978 and Lloyd Beckedorf has also been an instructor in different parts of the world over the decades. The initial intent of the Moose Mountain courses was to train future potential log craftsmen, that we could then offer employment to. Today an equal number of students have an interest in either building their own home or entering the industry with us or at some other location around the globe, therefore our program has been catered to both approaches. Because of our international reputation as the leader in advanced log home joinery techniques, many of our students have come from all areas around the world, in some years that maybe as high as 1/3 of our student enrolment.
We will cover, by actually working on a log
building (one that will not be actually intended for residential purposes but
perhaps a garage
or a barn), the principals of
log construction with a hands on format. Normally students of the course
notching, grooving, door and window cutting and roof beam log flattening and
We also want to include by discussion and by demonstration, stairs and railing construction, truss construction and numerous other aspects. This part of the course will be dealt with usually towards the end of the course but is an extension of the fundamentals of notching and grooving learnt through out the course. Whenever possible we will try to do this as well in a hands on approach.
We have included our recommended tool list and
on the morning of March 7th at 8:00 AM in our construction yard, on the first day of the course we will go into further detail.
This is a tool talk that is designed to introduce students to use, maintenance
and safety of chainsaws and log building tools. Should you want to
know more about tool recommendations or where to order specific tools please call our toll free number. The course has limited space so we recommend you
commit no later than late January to early February 2016 to assure an opening in the
only course we will offer in
2016. (The 2015 course was filled by February 14th, 2015)
Mailing address: P.O. Box 26 Bragg Creek AB. T0L 0K0 Canada
We are usually anticipating needing a few additional builders so let us know if you are interested in joining the Moose Mountain Log Homes team of craftsmen!
for annual Log Building Course
March 7th to March 24th of 2016
I________________________ (please print name) would like to apply for the 3 week, year 2015 Log Building Course from March 7th, 2016 through March 24th, 2016, 5 days per week 8 hrs per day for the three weeks. I understand the costs are $2,500.00 CAD plus GST ($2,625.00) total. Unless other arrangements have been made, I will include 50% as a deposit, $1,250.00 CAD plus applicable GST ($1,312.50) total, to confirm my attendance. I understand if the course is full or cancelled for any reason I will receive my deposit back in full, otherwise my deposit is non refundable but applicable to future courses. I also understand that the balance is due on the first day of the course.
I am aware that I am responsible for my personal tools and safety requirements and on the morning of the first day of the course these will be further discussed in the Moose Mountain Log Homes Inc. construction site, located @ 46 Griffin Industrial Point in Cochrane Alberta. Mailing address: P.O. Box 26 Bragg Creek AB. T0L 0K0 Canada
Your contact information please:
City, Province/State, __________________________
Country, Postal/Zip Code: ______________________
Phone number: _______________________________
Fax number: _________________________________
My intent in learning the craft of log building is to join the Moose Mountain Log Homes Inc. team of log crafters.
or, my intent is to use the information for my own purposes, such as working for myself, building my own structure or building with another builder, etc.
To check if last minute openings are available, print, scan and email the above to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax the above to 1-403-932-9299 then phone 1-403-932-3992 to discuss, afterwards please mail application with deposit check to confirm enrolment.
Please note the tool talk will be held March 7th, the first day of the course.
1) Chain Saw:
55-80cc with 20²
Cannon Mini Pro Bar (or any narrow profile 20" bar with a 2" or smaller radius tip), recommended makes:
Husqvarna or Stihl. Try to determine your long term goals, a single medium range
cc saw would work but a larger and smaller one is common for professionals (Keep
in mind, a saw that has had gasoline in it may not be transportable by air or
some other forms of transportation). We suggest you consider our local saw shop: Equipment Express at 1-403-932-5050 and ask about the course specials.
2) Scribers: Equipped with levels Mackie or Lee Valley design (Lee Valley Tools in Calgary Alberta at 1-403-253-2066)
or if you want probably two of the very best available contact either Ed Shure, to view or purchase Ed's scribers visit: http://www.timmerhusinc.com/#!tools/c19om or contact him by phone: (303) 449-1336 or fax: (303) 449-9170 or email: email@example.com or contact Robert Chambers about the radical Chambers Scriber at: www.ChambersLogScribers.com
You might also want to check our Magard Ventures Ltd. in Prince George B.C. for a wide range of log building tools at: http://www.logbuildingtools.ca/index.htm
Basic hand tools are usually least expensive at Princess Auto locations in Calgary at: http://www.princessauto.com/pal/locator/storeLocator.jsp or at your closest outlet.
KMS tools is now in Calgary with one of our former builders working there. Michael Penny is available at 1-403-613-2329, let him know you are or plan to be a student and he may be able to help you get some great tool values! www.kmstools.com
3) Chisels: Flat 1 ¼ ² or 1 ½ ² width
4) Gouge: #8 or Lee Valley "Saddle Notch" best if it has a compression ring
5) Hatchet/Axe: Ox-head style (preferred by most builders) could replace gouge Lee Valley # 48U04.02 Carving Axe or 48U03.06 small Broad Axe.
6) Tape Measure: 30 foot or longer 1.25" wide
7) Level: 3ft or 2ft and 4ft
8) Chalk line: Mainly blue chalk occasionally red
9) Carpenter's Square: Larger size
10) Carpenters Pencil: Soft or medium
11) Safety Apparel: Hard Hat, Ear Muffs, Eye Protection, Chain Saw Chaps and Steel Toed footwear without black marking soles (the black marks are very hard to clean off logs).
Links relating to Log Building Course:
Often students choose to park
a camper in our construction yard to keep accommodation costs minimal.
Please call for more information.
Recommended preliminary information from a former student of Lloyd Beckedorf
Log Construction Manual
Building Log Homes
the video companion to my
Log Construction Manual
Photos of our 2014 course
Photos of our 2010 course
Photos of our 2008 course
1 VIDEOS --- 2 PHOTO GALLERY --- 3 MEDIA ARTICLES --- 4 WINNING PLAN --- 5 FAQ'S --- 6 WHAT 2 CONSIDER
14 OUR CREDENTIALS --- 15 INFO REQUEST --- 16 CONTACT INFO --- 17 LOG COURSE --- 18 CAREER WITH US --- 19 LINKS --- 20 HOME