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Kaiser Schnitzel
Mar 28, 2006

Schnitzel mit uns




There was some discussion in the Woodworking thread recently about this guy's videos:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA...zSm8AlZyD3nQdBA
(Turn on captions and he does a little explaining)

This guy's channel is more colonial/early america but also really great:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx...312LulcajAkKJYw

I thought it was interesting discussion and something I am interested in so chat about it here I guess. I can't be bothered to write a mega-OP about something I don't know much about so, I guess the rule is no electricity and no internal combustion engines? (Steam engines are rad and always allowed). Survivalism/homesteading/living off-grid, all that stuff is welcome here.

I do some hand tool woodworking and have always been very interested in early industrial/pre-industrial crafts and would love to learn more about that stuff. I could spend weeks at colonial williamsburg kind of places.

Anyway, I really want to go dig a hole in the ground and dig some clay and make some little pots and build a kiln and stuff. Some of my favorite woodworking times have been out in the woods with a sharp axe or hatchet making walking sticks and mauls and dumb little lean-to's and now I think I'm gonna add 'mud' to my list of materials.

Kaiser Schnitzel fucked around with this message at 16:40 on Oct 17, 2020

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Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

Forums Rutabaga

Check out my kick rear end bit brace! I donno how old it is, I assume pretty old. I found it in a pawn shop for $5. I never use a power drill when this will do that job. It just so fun, I don't know why we invented power drills (I do know, its because the bit brace is hard work )


corgski
Feb 6, 2007



Townsends is extremely my jam, although I do tend to follow the cooking videos more than the crafting videos.

GWBBQ
Jan 2, 2005




Rutibex posted:

Check out my kick rear end bit brace! I donno how old it is, I assume pretty old. I found it in a pawn shop for $5. I never use a power drill when this will do that job. It just so fun, I don't know why we invented power drills (I do know, its because the bit brace is hard work )



I have an enormous one of those, I think it's hanging on the back wall of the shed next to the 7 foot 2-person tree saw. I forget what I drilled with it, but I distinctly remember my biceps feeling like I 'd gotten 15 tetanus shots in each the next day and then went to Home Depot and bought a Dewalt corded drill.

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

Forums Rutabaga

This guy is the ultimate in off-grid wood working, Dick Proenneke. The man backpacked into the Alaskan wilderness with nothing but hand tools and a rifle and built himself a log cabin from scratch.

Here he is carving the handles for all of his hand tools (why carry heavy handles? )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG3fUIoXQ5A#t=333s

Dick Proennekes bush sawmill. Making flat boards from a tree with hand tools:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTHLpA4267Q#t=36s

Tias
May 25, 2008

Deyr fe,
deyja fraendr,
deyr sjalfr it sama,
ek veit einn,
at aldrei deyr:
domr um daudan hvern.


Hi thread! I don't really do a lot of primitive stuff yet, but I got the bug and watch a lot of Alone in the Wilderness.

I know Dick Pronneke and raise you 42 years away from civilization: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lykov_family, though the Lykovs were a lot less crafty.

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

Forums Rutabaga

Stone Age to Iron Age, bootstraping yourself to iron tools using a stick and a rock:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmknPnU5QNs#t=562s

His Divine Shadow
Aug 7, 2000

I'm not a fascist. I'm a priest. Fascists dress up in black and tell people what to do.


Prepping a log by hand, medieval swedish method
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8DD5NQ1L7c

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Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

Forums Rutabaga

His Divine Shadow posted:

Prepping a log by hand, medieval swedish method
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8DD5NQ1L7c

Wow now I feel like a sucker for buying a draw knife. Just do it all with your axe!

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