Pleasing to the eye a plenty of smiles, I love it!! when your opponent has a good mood – so, the discussion is a success ...
I hope for the help of experienced people on this forum regarding a guidance in my direction on the conducting discussions. Again, I decided to write here with the sole purpose to revive this topic, and, perhaps, give it a new interesting direction.
I will answer to you from the text of your comment.
Certain construction standards were always existed and will always updated with the development of a human knowledge.
I am a rather modern man and I don’t like discussions with grandparents (peace be upon them!), given as an argument. It is common method of a dispute in the Internet - on behalf of the opponent grandparents are announced unintelligent and then carefully saved. I'm tempted to ancestors very warm feeling, and I want to ease the task of moderators, so, the discussion with grandparents will be in another plane. With regard to the aforementioned technique - it had even a special name in the times of ancient Greeks. Everyone can search it in the dictionary for the letter D.
Our grandfathers were totally different people, as we are now. I avoid idealizing them. In all times were excellent examples and a disgusting work in all sectors. The great arbiter is the Time, brought to us the best examples, in particular, the wooden buildings. The bad thing sinked into oblivion.
But one thing is clear - our ancestors leaded a simple life, worked hard and a lot, respectively, the rationalism was that they made and built, played a significant role. Yes, they preferred not to spend the extra calories.
I must say, in light of this that a traditional architecture is due in most part to living conditions (a climate), the availability of certain materials and the least a certain worldview.
Our grandparents and the Norwegian were smart and rational people.
In our climate the preservation of log buildings from the round logs was enough for that level of quality that suited our ancestors. They were not lazy, just why to cut too much?
A semi-half timber? And that, whether all the wooden houses were built in Russia from a semi-half timber?
In Norway's climate "their" grandfathers had to develop another system of building log cabins for the next generation in order to satisfy their needs.
A widespread use of saws began "there" and "here" almost in the same time and due to the industrialization of society. Up to a point there was no "the Iron Curtain" and people can move quite freely around the world.
The half timber was cut with axes.
The amount of labor which is expended on a specific operation, due to the aim which the person is trying to achieve. Carved details of a log cabin, for example, is a very labor-intensive operation, but the ancestors saw in the house carving a very important point, otherwise they didn’t do this.
The Japanese tradition operates so complicated, even for the present day, carpentry connections that it's saying a lot ... For example, of its rationality and necessary...