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WayneC

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03-03-2014 06:04 PM

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

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 07:03 PM

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 03-03-2014 07:07 PM

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

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 08:17 PM

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

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 08:58 PM

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 03-03-2014 09:20 PM

Precision cutting with a broad ax!!

Dovetailing with hatchets!!

Strong strong stuff!

-- - Terry

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 09:58 PM

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 03-03-2014 09:58 PM

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 03-03-2014 09:59 PM

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 03-03-2014 11:21 PM

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.

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

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#10 posted 03-04-2014 01:56 AM

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

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#11 posted 03-04-2014 03:07 AM

Way cool Wayne – thanks for posting.

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#12 posted 03-09-2014 07:54 PM

Cool ;-)

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