Association of Manitoba Museums

Log Preparation for Building Repairs

Log Preparation Workshop for Building Repairs – DVD

This DVD is a useful tool for owners of heritage log structures to assist them in sensitive and good quality restoration construction work. This instructional DVD demonstrates some methods used in repairing log buildings such as:

  1. wood hewing techniques;
  2. notching techniques for a half lap dovetail notch (by far, the most common notch used on most log buildings historically)
  3. tools and sharpening techniques;
  4. analyzing old historic buildings to show hewing and notch cutting techniques.

This DVD is based on a two day workshop conducted by Sandy Siepman (Heritage Consultant) and Gordon Menzies (Restoration Technologist, Historic Resources Branch, Province of Manitoba). The workshop was held to train the volunteer group at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in the art of log restoration work).

The workshop was filmed and produced into a technical instructional DVD. The workshop was funded in part by the Manitoba Government’s Heritage Grants Program and the Prairie Icons Project administered by the Thomas Sill Foundation.

The DVD is for anyone who would be interested in having this informative item in their collection. We believe the DVD Log Preparation Workshop for Building Repairs can be very helpful for anyone charged with caring for and maintaining log structures.

The DVD is $10 plus shipping and handling for members and $15 plus shipping and handling to non-members. To order your DVD contact the AMM office at 204.947.1782 or email us.