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Bodgering #1: Requirement Gathering for a Bodger Site

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Blog entry by Rock Run Bushcraft posted 06-27-2013 08:18 AM 1565 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I am going to be setting up a site for rustic woodworking. But I do want some primitive amenities. I will have some electrical, but I will not be using purchased wood. I will either salvage it, or make it.

I plan on doing allot of chainsaw work here, including slabbing with a chainsaw mill.

So I think I need some more robust saw horses, if I am to place 500 pound logs on them for working. I am thinking something short and stout.

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Next I will need a shave horse, something along these lines should do.

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And then I will need some log vices.

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Note these images are used for illustration purposes only, they were pulled mostly randomly from the web, they are neither my work, nor do I own the copyright to the images and are being used privately to illustrate the needs in the shop



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Bogeyguy

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#1 posted 06-27-2013 12:30 PM

The chain saw is hardly a primitive amenity.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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Rock Run Bushcraft

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#2 posted 06-27-2013 01:47 PM

I was ever the traditionalist, yet never the purist. The primitive amenities are the shave horse and wedge jig for working.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 06-27-2013 02:24 PM

It sounds interesting. I assume you’re still going to have a fair collection of traditional hand tools and a workbench. Since you are not going to have a lot invested in equipment you might could afford to include a small blacksmith shop and marry the wood and the metal. Way back when primitive woodworking was done there was often a small blacksmith shop under the same roof.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Rock Run Bushcraft

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#4 posted 06-28-2013 01:55 AM

Wow, what a great idea, I would love to get a simple smithy set up. I have set up some raku kilns, and the technology should be similar. Though, I am sure it will take me years to get that far.

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murch

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#5 posted 06-28-2013 07:14 AM

The best of luck with that. Sounds like a lot of fun to me. Out in the woods, close to nature, doing
woodworky stuff.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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