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Traditional axe making and wooden lodge construction from Sweden

 
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Traditional axe making and wooden lodge construction from Sweden
http://youtu.be/dbCpDsxUHVc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbCpDsxUHVc

Really excellent video. Notice that he is building a cabin with green logs.
If you are building a house with rough sawn lumber from the sawmill always nail it up green and do not dry it beforehand;
let it dry in place. If you dry before building it will warp, cup, curl, become very hard, if hardwood lumber, and difficult to nail;
antidote to that is to dip the nails in oil or coat with parrafin wax; in extreme cases also blunt the tip of the nail before driving;
use cut nails and/or pole barn case-hardened ring shank nails.
See the out of print book "The Green Wood House"
 
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Lawrence, those folks are true artists. Thanks for that !
 
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lovely and a nice beard. i like a bit more because i tend to do alot of small splitting. however that is a nice Ax.
 
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