B. Allan Mackie building Shanty Lake

Auction went well and the tools went to buyers in Canada and the United States. Thank you to all builders and friends who supported this event. The come-along and handmade sled were won by B. Allan Mackie’s grandson, Jacob Jackson.

B. Allan Mackie, pioneer, log builder

This Pioneer was B. Allan Mackie’s first chainsaw which he used to build the ranch house featured on the first editions of Building With Logs (Lot 52)

One of BAM’s most treasured tools, this come along pulled logs and moved heavy equipment out of the mud and so much more. He is pictured here using it on a 1998 teaching course in Parksville, Vancouver Island

This large Sony Betacam was the camera that he filmed his 9-part video series Building with Logs and other documentaries. 

Also in the sale will be his large BOLEX film camera and some reels. He did many documentaries on site with this camera too.

BAM used the Makita planers in many ways, including finishing the scarfs on logs… this image is featured in his last book, Owner-Built Log House

B. Allan Mackie, log builder, log building teacher

BAM was a master with the chainsaw and happiest when building, especially in the company of other fine builders and dedicated log building students around the world.

One-of-a-kind, yet he believed in the possibility of independence for all who wanted to learn, B. Allan Mackie in 2003 on the porch of Knotingham, Shanty Lake.