|Round logs take more time to prepare. Each must have a scarf cut on each side of each end of the log (Four scarf cuts on each log).
Each log is an individual, so the jig must be moved between cuts to maintain the width of the lateral groove. By making this modest shift, there is less waste of time and wood. In the photo at left, you'll notice that the lower right face is smaller than the face immediately above it.
Although round logs take a little extra planning and effort, a round log building with dovetail corners is absolutely stunning!