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WayneC

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144 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: axe plane hand tool log cabin

This video is well worth the watch. The axe work is amazing. Some interesting uses of handplanes as well.

http://youtu.be/_3J5wkJFJzE

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov


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TraylorPark

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#1 posted 144 days ago

They’d have a hard time getting that house insured with all that saw dust as insulation, but that was an awesome example of skills.

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#2 posted 144 days ago

made my back ( and hands) hurt just watching them.

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#3 posted 144 days ago

Make sure to turn the English subtitles on. I agree the axe work is impressive.

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#4 posted 144 days ago

I was in awe of Roy Underhill chopping to a line until I saw these guys.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 144 days ago

Precision cutting with a broad ax!!

Dovetailing with hatchets!!

Strong strong stuff!

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#6 posted 144 days ago

That was very enjoyable watching that log home built with old methods. Mad skills with the broad axe and hand axe. Interesting way they used that hand plane with two men. It looked like the plane cut on the pull stroke, like a Japanese kanna (?) plane, but I could be wrong.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#7 posted 144 days ago

HA! I watched the whole thing through and then saw Tim’s post about turning on subtitles! Still a great video though, amazing ax work. That joint at 11:43 is something else.

-- James

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#8 posted 144 days ago

That was very enjoyable watching that log home built with old methods. Mad skills with the broad axe and hatchets. Interesting way they used that hand plane on the joists with two men. It looked like the plane cut on the pull stroke, like a Japanese kanna (?) plane, but I could be wrong.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#9 posted 144 days ago

Amazing. I’ve seem something similar in the US. Might have been the Mormans.
Very few nails, in fact I didn’t see any used on the frame only the shingles, window/door frames and the skirtings.

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#10 posted 144 days ago

That’s not a mallet, THIS is a mallet.

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#11 posted 143 days ago

Way cool Wayne – thanks for posting.

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#12 posted 138 days ago

Cool ;-)

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