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bluekingfisher

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03-12-2014 03:50 PM

Courtesy of Woodgears.com

For those of you interested in hand tools and building your own home, Pay particular attention to the splined ridge board joint and the interesting concept of the DPC …Birch bark.

Not a circ saw or air nailer in sight. I must brush up on my Finnish though.

Enjoy.

David

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

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#1 posted 03-12-2014 04:05 PM

Looks interesting—I’ll have to watch it all after work. Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 10:33 PM

Thanks for posting. Talk about hard work. I watched the entire video. I especially liked the part where the older guy started hand planing the floor!

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#3 posted 03-13-2014 12:06 AM

That is amazing. Some serious craftsman.

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#4 posted 03-13-2014 12:25 AM

I thought that was great joint they used on the ridge pole too

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

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bluekingfisher

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#5 posted 03-13-2014 08:28 AM

I have to admit that having an interest in older architecture I often found myself wondering how some of the work was undertaken.

I should imagine there will be few of us alive that can state they have lived in a time when power tools of some description did not play a part in our built environment.

Although the cabin shown in the video is rudimentary and rustic it still highlights the skill and work ethic required to create a sustainable building.

My old dad served his time as a bricklayer, his tutor was a man himself who had served his apprenticeship in Victorian times. The expectation and skill level was very high. A lot of the skills and techniques my old dad learned are no longer taught. Evident when I have spoken to modern day bricklayers who have no idea what i was talking of.

The cabin build was my first real insight to how traditional carpentry was undertaken before the introduction of battery powered tools or modern equipment or materials.

I for one really enjoyed watching it.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#6 posted 03-13-2014 10:54 PM

Not that long ago David. Battery tools didn’t start showing up until a little over 30 years ago. They took a few years more to become common place. When I was an apprentice, all the carpenters had hand saws. Not any more!

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

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