Traditional Finnish Household Skills

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  1. Mangrove

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    Metsähallitus, a state-owned enterprise, making duckboards across Martimoaapa in Southern Lapland.



    Controlled burning of a forest by Metsähallitus in Northern Karelia.

     
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    Orienteering (7 min, 1936). Have you ever wondered how to navigate using a map and Suunto compass when wearing a pair of tweed knickerbockers?
     
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    "Tar" (17 min, 1975). Documentary about traditional pine tar making in the municipality of Hyrynsalmi in the Kainuu region. Includes also bits of barrel making.
     
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    How Billnäs axes were made back in the days:

     
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    I like that mapcase at 03:30!
     
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    • The Heart of Finland (15 min) - Illustrating various parts of traditional (and modern) Finnish agriculture, forestry and sauna culture. Dubbed in English.
    • Home-Brew (10 min) - Making of Sahti beer using grains, water and juniper.
    There are a lot of things you can do with a piece of paper during the winter:

     
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    Excellent resource! Thanks for sharing....
     
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    Making birch bark backpack:



    Another film of how to make shingle baskets:



    Sled for hauling timber:

     
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    This is a great thread! Thanks for all who posted videos. I have searched YT for films about hand forged nails to incorporate into my presentation on traditional skills. I found several films from Finland and Sweden on the subject. Just search YT for “traditional skills” ans you will find lots of cool stuff.
     
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    - The Mace of Special Weir (1959). Making of one of the oldest type of fish traps used in Finland. Some excellent footage of working with axes.
    - Ice (1964). Traditional seal hunting in the Gulf of Finland.
    - Salmon Weir (1964). Catching salmon with traditional equipment in Tornionjoki River.
     
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    @Mangrove Always delivers!
    Kiitos!!
    Dank je wel!
     
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    Outstanding. My mentors are the old Scandinavians and the Bedouin people.

    My Great-Grandma (Ody) who migrated from Norway gave me my first AX, made by my Great-Great-Grandfather, back in Norway. It was used by my Great-Grandfather to build their first log house in the USA. It has been used and initialed by my Great-Grandfather. Grandfather and Father. Its a thing of beauty.
     
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    I've seen folks in these films make a three-legged sawbuck like in this film at 8:08, but I can never see it well enough to see how it is made. I think the legs are dovetailed to hold them. I wish I could see how they are constructed. I could use this design.
     
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    Based on the images I have seen and the footage above, I think the user merely cut slots to the body and hammered the legs into it with an axe. Photographs by www.finna.fi, drawing by The Finnish Heritage Agency:

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    @Sandcut , in additional to the photos @Mangrove has provided, take a look at 24:17 to 25:13 in the video linked in this post:
     
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    What an awesome thread! I've got some learning to do!
     
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    Isn't it great to have all this wonderful stuff in one thread. Thanks to all the contributors.
     
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    Thanks @rsnurkle . I must have missed that video earlier.

    Thanks, @Mangrove . The photos confirmed what I was thinking.
     
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    Yes thanks for getting this so readily available.
     
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    This actually is not all too long ago!
    makes one put stuff in perspective.
    (about people saying we can't work with handtools anymore or act and live locally. Or for the people saying work on the land??never!!!)
     
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    Handicraft Exposition in Tampere (16 min, 1922)
    Socks and sewing. Patching. Weaving birch bark shoes. Spinning yarn. Woman carving a wooden animal with puukko. Tool sharpening. Making a comb. Making leather mittens. Spinning thread. Carpet weaving in looms. Lace making. Potter. Basket maker. Making a basket out of shingles. Making a ski (Emil Lampinen). Making wooden pails. Weaving a net. Making a himmeli decoration. Bobbin lace. Making a tallukka boots.
     
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    I love this thread.....my ancestors are all from Norway and Sweden, and it makes me feel close to them to watch these craftsman do their work......
     
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    L-O-V-E it!!!!!

    It's nice to see a grub hoe being used by the first guy collecting roots. Probably the most versitile, yet overlooked, digging tool. At least here in the US. The rest of the working world seems to understand its usefulness.

    The wicker cable was awesome!!! I never would have thought to do a reverse wrap with branches. That guy must have the strongest, most calloused hands on the planet.
     
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    According to the narrator, the roots were merely cleaned and split. Nothing is said about soaking, but this was a technique used by e.g. Skolt Sámi, so I presume the Ingrians were also familiar with it.
     
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