That knife he's using cuts through that wood like butter.
Romanians have some serious skills from my experience.
I always thought it'd be cool to visit Romania, being a poorer nation it's probably very much like the West Virginia I knew as a child when visiting my Grandparents
I remember being at King's Landing or one of the other living history places in New Brunswick when I was a little kid... I've got an image burned in my head of two old timers, and I mean pushing 90 and probably had 90 surrounded, and they were sitting across from each other, with a giant pile of 18" cedar bolts behind them and a MOUNTAIN of hand froed shingles in front of them.
I'd say these guys had a lot of experience doing this, because they were CRANKING out shingles.... and I think they only had about 12 fingers between the two of them!
Cypress makes good shingles.
White pine is good too, big, cut the knot whorls out, some growth can be 2 feet between the knots. I have always wanted to make a lean to and use shingle on the roof in place of brush. Drop a plastic in front and a space blanket inside for reflection, Mors super shelter. Cedar is nice but hard to find good clear and not rotten stock, at least in my woods. I would even try spruce if it was clear enough.
Showed it to the wife & she said, "maybe he'll give you one of his stumps"....as I've been looking for a while for a nice size to support my old anvil.
I didn't understand a single thing they said, but I loved the video!
Never mind the hammer, Dat Hat!!!
"Can I get some coffee?" ~Verbal
A cool video, indeed!
Might be an idea for my woodshed.
Those kids look to be in a good shape and that blade.... I wonder if you'd notice it when it takes a bit out or off of you...