Woodcraft and other treats

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  1. Leshy

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    This is a resource that I've come across on BCUK , somebody shared... so I thought I'd share here too.

    It's a huuuuuge resource with all things , from woodcraft, camping , carpentry , technology and even knitting and cookery

    Just as an example , check out how quick this guy turns out a beautiful spoon ...
    The speed and accuracy of how he strikes the axe and adze is just awesome...
    6 and half minutes in he starts on the spoon...

    They just don't make stop cuts like this anymore....[emoji4]

    http://basiccarpentrytechniques.com...dish Woodworking Clogs, Spoons and Chairs.mp4

    Also at the end they make chairs , the old fashioned way... Make it look so easy...


    That's just one video ... There are tons of books videos etc.
    Free! [emoji106][emoji4]

    Enjoy

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  2. rsnurkle

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    Awesome, thank you for sharing this!
     
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  3. Leshy

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    My pleasure Sir!

    Such a huge resource of olden days knowledge , it has to be shared! [emoji106][emoji106]
     
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  4. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Very nice @Leshy , maybe some of this could be added to the PDF section...paging @GreyOne ...
     
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  5. Leshy

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    Sure thing! [emoji106]
    I don't know how to that, but by all means please do...

    Some gems in there but they're not all PDF s , there are quite a few videos too... [emoji4]
     
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    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    LOL, I don't either...that's the reason I tagged GreyOne, he is the resident expert and historian!
     
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  7. Leshy

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    Ah gotcha.. [emoji106][emoji38]
     
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    Great information resource! Thanks for posting this!
     
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    Thanks for the link. Last night I went down the rabbit hole of perusing the The Ideal Bartender from 1916. Picked up this little gem:
    DIARRHEA DRAUGHT
    Into a Whiskey glass pour:

    ½ jigger Blackberry Brandy.

    ½ pony Peach Brandy.

    2 dashes Jamaica Ginger.

    Grate Nutmeg on top and serve.
     
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  10. Leshy

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    Brilliant , but where the hello would one find some peach brandy let alone blackberry brandy? [emoji4]

    They sure liked their brandy back then ...

    And what's a jigger and a pony ? [emoji38]

    And you're too right about the rabbit hole... There are so many in that link , I havent even got to a third of it...
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    Oh man, that one just had the best name. There were many, many drinks that had raw eggs and nutmeg in.
    The pony is the bottom of a two-sided measuring cup. Jigger is 2oz and a pony is 1oz.
     
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    Wow! Thank you for clarifying that!
    How the hello did you know that? [emoji23]

    Obviously you are from the olden days ...[emoji57] I should have guessed by the avatar...Lol [emoji38]

    [emoji106][emoji106]


    Edit: I'm sorry I've only just realised you're a historian. [emoji106]
     
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    Looks like an awesome resource. Thanks for sharing this!
     
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    That was pretty cool. You can't do that stuff nowadays, tho. All woodworking tools have to be electrically powered now. To drill a hole grab the battery powered drill, get its battery off the charger, attach it, find the right bit, drill your hole.... oh wait, the battery isn't charged. Oh crap the battery has gone bad. Go down to Home Depot and buy a new battery ($50 or so), bring it home, put it on the charger, go do something else for a while, now your battery is charged so you can drill your hole, etc etc.

    I have a friend who is into woodworking and he has almost no hand tools, and you can barely walk around in his shop because it's so full of big expensive power tools. But I'll bet he can't make shoes or spoons. Chairs, maybe, but it will take days of setting up his various machines. And don't let him near a hatchet or it won't be long until he hasn't any fingers left.
     
  15. Leshy

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    Meh, that's not necessarily true.
    I use my hand tools everyday.
    Sure , I also use power tools , but only because I have to , (time=money)..


    your friend is not the only one to have lots of power tools. The stereotypical woodworker these days kinda does, because everything work related comes down to money .
    "Get the job done , quick sharp". But preferably quick as far as the boss is concerned.
    But I use my planes , my chisels , mallets, hammer, scribe's , compass , squares and hand saws everyday .

    I have Japanese saws and chisels but that's only for really lovely work,like furniture etc, not everyday building ...
    And that's just at work, in the woods , knives, axe, adze , crook knives .
    It's all part of the fun!

    So I understand where you're coming from , but I respectfully disagree . [emoji14]

    Some of us work in carpentry because we enjoy the work , wood is a wonderful medium . The olden ways are not forgotten , in fact many of us are returning and taking great pride in learning and working the old way.
    And some old ways and methods are very accurate despite never using laser levels and such.
    An example:
    A big estate house dating about 300 years near here is open to the public , our college carpentry tutor (many moons ago [emoji16]) took us all to admire the craftsmanship.
    He took us down to this corridor/hallway which is actually room after room after room (7 rooms in total) , separated by 6 big Oak doors , I mean these are huge .

    He left us on one side of the first room , told us to get away from the door and look at the wall...
    He then walked all the way to the end closing all the doors behind him .
    He shone a torch through the escutcheon (keyhole) of the last door, and voilà, the perfect keyhole projection on the wall behind us.
    I mean that's accuracy and craftsmanship.

    No laser levels back then , and even though these doors were 300 or so years old , they hadn't moved one iota out of square.

    Isn't that something?


    The point I'm trying to make (sorry to waffle on) is that the tools described in some of those books are still available today , in carboot sales and markets and old fairs and such.
    It's never too late to start learning "the old way.."


    Sorry @gila_dog , you probably wish you hadn't said anything...
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    I'll get my coat ...

    Rant over.[emoji33]
     
  16. gila_dog

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    My post was mostly a joke. I was kidding. There's no question that you can drill more holes faster with a power drill. And cutting precision angles with a chop saw is much easier, faster, and better than using a hand saw. I've participated in building several houses and barns and electric tools are the way to go. Try screwing down plywood roof decking or floor decking with hand tools. No question that power tools are the way to go. I just admire the skill of those old timers using nothing but hand tools.
     
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    Sure ! [emoji106][emoji106]
    I didn't mean to sound harassed or anything [emoji16]

    Sorry bud...

    Here s a treat for the builders and old ways bushcrafters
    This guy is one of my heroes...




    There is also a part 2 on there somewhere...[emoji106]
     

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