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Do you have a depression era chinking recipe? We are building a small cabin using no technology

Answer:

Here are a couple: Chinking: Mix by the shovel: 1 portland cement 3 strained sawdust 4 fibered plaster 2 masonry sand 2 masonry cement mix dry add water ----------------------------------------------- Daubing Mixes parts (volume) material MIX A 1/4 cement 1 lime 4 sand 1/8 dry color hog bristles or excelsior MIX B 6 sand 4 lime 1 cement MIX C 1 portland cement 4-8 lime 7-10 sand Mix A (Donald A. Hutsler, "Log Cabin Restoration: Guidelines for the Historical Society," American Association for State and Local History, Technical Leaflet No. 74, "History News," Vol. 29, No. 5 (May 1974.) Mix B and C are reprinted from "Log Structures: Preservation and Problem-Solving," by Harrison Goodall and Renee Friedman, Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History, 1980.

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