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Forum topic by anthm27 posted 03-27-2019 01:21 AM 426 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2019 01:21 AM

Maybe most have seen it before as I see its had over 6million hits.
I found it impressive


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#1 posted 03-27-2019 02:11 AM

I’ve been following him from day 1 when he got started. I’d say he knows and loves what he’s doing.
Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 03-27-2019 03:38 AM

Wow that is amazing. What is also amazing are some of the comments. “And I can’t even put up a tent,” is my favorite.

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#3 posted 03-27-2019 11:30 AM

Thanks for the link.

Here’s a similar set of videos from Mr Chickadee:

He starts by felling a tree and then uses hand tools to build and raise first a workshop and then a cabin. Absolutely everything is built from scratch, including framing, siding, foundation stones, doors and windows.

-- If I knew then what I know now, I'd have made a completely different set of mistakes.

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#4 posted 03-27-2019 02:24 PM

Dang. Lots of work went into that cabin. Guy is probably in the best shape of his life after that.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#5 posted 03-27-2019 02:50 PM

I did something similar 33 years ago. It can be gratifying.


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#6 posted 03-28-2019 09:22 AM

That’s pretty amazing.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 03-28-2019 01:49 PM

Very nice. He must have had an Alaskan Sawmill or something similar to make all that lumber for the roof and floors. Interesting how he overlapped sub roof boards, then covered them with ice and water shield, followed by purlins, then singed boards on top. Burning the top boards must provide a sealant of sorts.

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#8 posted 03-31-2019 10:57 PM

There’s nothing beats watching a true carpenter at work.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 03-31-2019 11:55 PM

There was a video series on PBS a number of years ago of a man named Dick Proenneke. He recorded many of his adventures in Alaska back in the 1960”s, including his construction of a log cabin he built. You can find info on it here. To me, what he was able to do with a few hand tools was just awe-inspiring.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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