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08-22-2019 06:44 PM

From a live tree to chair in about 12 hours. . .........Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#1 posted 08-22-2019 07:11 PM

amazing, are you going to do one

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#2 posted 08-22-2019 08:31 PM

Love it.

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#3 posted 08-23-2019 02:06 PM

amazing, are you going to do one

- Karda

Are you kidding?? I don’t have a cord on my draw knife or axe.

I witnessed this in Germany in October, 1966. We were on tactical bivouac somewhere near Ansbach, Germany. It snowed about 4” the first night. That morning, a group of about 6 Germans from a local village walked into the forest we were in. Three were carrying axes, and the others were carrying a round nosed bladed tool that looked like a flattened shovel. All of us stopped what we were doing, and watched as three guys proceed to chop down this 8-10” diameter tree.
In about 5 minutes, the tree hit the ground, and they then started cutting off the branches. After the trunk was cleaned, the guys with the round nosed tool took over, and started peeling off the bark. It took them about 30 minutes total to fell the tree and strip off the bark. They then lined up single file, put the tools on their shoulders like shouldering a weapon, and marched out of there. Two days later, they marched back into our bivouac area, spread the litter from the branches and stuff around the forest floor, lifted the tree up on their shoulders, and marched away. The village was at least one mile away. If this video was in German, I would swear this chair was made from the tree I saw chopped down…......, Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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