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03-10-2014 05:32 AM

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Hi friends
My Lj buddy KOVA sent me this video of a cabin build ,I’m not sure what country this is in.
Enjoy
Thanks Kova

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3J5wkJFJzE

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#1 posted 03-10-2014 06:21 AM

it in Finland

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#2 posted 03-10-2014 06:36 AM

They are good with those axes! Thanks Jim.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-10-2014 06:39 AM

Posted here six days ago but worth the watch. All done with hand tools. I can’t even start a project without plugging something in…..............

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 03-10-2014 07:12 AM

Great video. I feel like I saw it before but I love that stuff. I was born in the wrong era

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#5 posted 03-10-2014 11:59 AM

Very interesting, I enjoyed it. Some of their joints were very sound structurally, one thing for sure they were not concerned with rot or Termites damaging the structure. I enjoyed this video thanks for sharing, O’Neal

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#6 posted 03-10-2014 12:12 PM

Somewhere in the former Soviet Union. I built my log home in similar fashion except I had a chainsaw and a 1961 Chevy Apache. Here is some pictures of how it was done: http://www.earthartandfoods.com/loghome.html

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#7 posted 03-10-2014 12:27 PM

I gotta give em kuddos, but, My first thought, is, boy, I sure luv flippin that switch on my power tools.

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#8 posted 03-10-2014 12:42 PM

Thanks for sharing this Jim. I was in Austria a few years ago and visited a friend’s mountain cabin that was built well over 150 years ago in similar fashion I would guess. This one will surely stand for many generations.

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#9 posted 03-10-2014 01:52 PM

Thanks for the great link, Kova and Jim

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#10 posted 03-10-2014 01:55 PM

Wow. I’m jealous. I remember watching Woodwright’s Shop when I was a kid and thinking – wouldn’t it be cool to be that good without power tools. Still not there – not even close. Thanks Jim!

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#11 posted 03-10-2014 07:46 PM

Greg, I was raised on a small farm where everything was done with muscle power in my early years. My dad and grandpa built a Gothic roof style barn that was 54×56 x 26 feet high with hand tools. One of my uncles did get a table saw just before they cut the long rip cuts for the Gothic rafters. If they had to do those by hand, they would probably still be working on it. I think having the option to do it that way may be better than being back there ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 03-10-2014 11:59 PM

I agree with u bob. We’ve lost a lot of skilled people because of rapid production. That’s why I like this site so much

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#13 posted 03-14-2014 09:45 AM

Great film and very enjoyable to watch Jim, thanks for posting it. I was really amazed at their axe skills and the efficient way they worked, really impressive.

When we moved to Norway in 1971 I dug out for the foundations and poured a cement foundation for our first house here. My wife’s two uncles built the house. they had the structure raised in 4 days and the house was completely finished in 3 months including all the interior work and they also built all the bedroom cabinets too. Today it takes almost a year for two guys to build a normal house here in our district. It just shows how productivity has declined in the last 45 years.

They built similar in Norway to the Finnish house, but the top of the logs were curved and the bottoms were hollowed out with an adze to fit on top of the curve so they would lock together. They were also notched like the Finnish house at the corners. The roofs were boarded and then covered with Birch bark, which is waterproof (think birch bark canoes), and then a thick layer of turf was placed on top of the bark. This made for a very heavy and well insulated roof. Rain water soaked through the turf and ran off. We have quite a few modern homes in our neighborhood still using those type of roofs today. I’ll take a photo of one while I’m out getting some milk for the wife in a few minutes.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 03-14-2014 05:08 PM

Can’t wait to see that mike

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#15 posted 03-14-2014 06:39 PM

Sounds interesting Mike. They make similar cabins as you described in Austria as well. Except I don’t recall seeing the birch bark (probably birch don’t grow there).

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