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« on: February 10, 2013, 08:43:35 am »
What can you do with an hatchet and basis hand tools?

I found this video of old time Swedish craftsmen.

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Re: traditionl Swedish woodworking video
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 09:43:03 am »
I watched it all and broke a sweat. Loved to watch them make those chairs.  :)

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Re: traditionl Swedish woodworking video
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 10:36:16 am »
wow! can those guys move. Great hand eye co-ordination. thanks

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Re: traditionl Swedish woodworking video
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 10:47:46 am »

The accuracy of those guys swinging those hatchets and gouges was amazing.  Liked the two-man plane.  Gonna have to make me a workbench like the one used by the fellow making the shoes........
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 11:45:35 am »

The accuracy of those guys swinging those hatchets and gouges was amazing.  Liked the two-man plane.  Gonna have to make me a workbench like the one used by the fellow making the shoes........

accuracy is right, that guy was swinging away just a few inches from his hands.... i wouldn't have any fingers left if i tried to imitate that video....  :)

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 01:17:24 pm »
Thanks Bibbyman, that was a nice lunch break...great video, you can learn much from just watching a short film like that.  Brings back many memories.

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 01:18:35 pm »
I got hooked watching Roy Underhill on a PBS channel that was called The Woodwrights Shop. He used all traditional hand tools. It taught me to keep all cutting tools as sharp as I could get them,when tools get dull you tend to push and that's when they bite you!!! Great video,I love using all the new tools,but I always go back to traditional hand tools to keep me grounded. Tim

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 01:36:18 pm »
Years ago I read a book written by a guy that went out to find someone who could make a Kentucky rifle from scratch. At that time it was a dead art.  He finally tracked down an old guy way back in the mountains that could still make them.  He was aghast when the old guy pulled out a curly maple plank and started whacking away with a hatchet.  Said he hack it to near finish with it and all by eye.
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2013, 09:59:44 am »
Whats the tool he used after the drill when he was making the shoes? Sure looked sharp to be hogging out wood like that! I'll venture to bet that it was a pretty soft wood.
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Re: traditionl Swedish woodworking video
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 10:11:11 am »
Hi Jake,

That is a "spoon dirll," and they are a dream to use.  Many different cultures have them, (as many have wooden shoes as well, Japan, Spain, Africa, China...a lot of them.)  here is another video that everyone may like:

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Re: traditionl Swedish woodworking video
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2013, 02:21:30 pm »
Fascinating videos.  Does anyone know the name for the type of bench they're using?  It's a pretty simple design, but seems very effective at holding stock at a variety of angles/positions. 

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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 02:49:43 pm »
Hi AHH,

Many different names, depending on country of origin, and even different names within the regions of those countries.  What I can tell you are the similarities...the wedge.  The one in the video is a common version found in many places in Eastern Europe to Asia.  A section of log that has a section removed to accommodate the material to be worked held in place with a wedge.  Another you maybe familiar with is for doing glue ups of boards into a panel. A robust sticker is placed under the boards to be glued up.  They are place at the same intervals you normally would use "bar clamps."  Now a second set of stickers are placed over the first, with the ends bound tightly with rope.  Now wedges are driven in between the binding and the edge of the boards driving them together.  I still use this method myself.  It allows me to do many glue ups but with only a limited amount to bar clamps.  I use the clamps to arrange and tighten my glue ups then I use the traditional method to hold them in place till dry, there by freeing up my bar clamps to be used elsewhere. Just about every modern clamp can be replace with a traditional system that works as good and often better.

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Re: traditionl Swedish woodworking video
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2013, 04:41:36 pm »
Sven! I tuld you aye vanted extra zupport in dee arches!!   ;)

The people in Sweden are very friendly, but the waterfowl can be a bit testy. This mallard wanted me off his piece of turf in Djurgarden, Stockholm.

 

 
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Re: traditionl Swedish woodworking video
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2013, 05:25:21 am »
I used to make axe handles and paddles with nothing more than an axe. You'd be surprises what a sharp axe can do. ;D

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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 11:59:27 am »
Sven! I tuld you aye vanted extra zupport in dee arches!!   ;)

The people in Sweden are very friendly, but the waterfowl can be a bit testy. This mallard wanted me off his piece of turf in Djurgarden, Stockholm.

 

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i think i might have met that same mallard if he flew south a little. when i was in europe me and a friend were feeding a large and diverse group of birds and ducks that had congregated by lake in a park, we came prepared with a large supply of 3 or 4 day old bread we got almost free. after a few minutes of feeding the mallards figured out that instead of waiting for us to hand out small pieces of bread, they could simply attack our shins till we gave them the whole loaf. before we knew it we were surrounded and being attacked from all sides. i considered my options, i had a family and friends to return home too, so i threw the bread and made a break for it. my friend tried to stand her ground but didn't last much longer.

we survived with only bruised shins and bruised egos...  and then we nursed our wounds over some fine German beer....