Axes, Hatchets, & Machetes

Video: Traditional Swedish axe-forging and log cabin construction

There is not much that I can add to the excellent subtitled explanations at each step of the process. Just a great video of hand-forging an axe and notching logs.

I had the wonderful experience of assisting my great-uncle build a small cabin across his 5-acre pond. I believe I was about 11 or 12 at the time. I remember watching the efficiency of the Amish crew he hired when construction began in earnest. The trees were all felled on my Uncle’s property, and I got to witness the process from start to finish.  I will try to dig up a picture. The Cabin was central to so many memories I have of my Uncle Scott.

(h/t tractormedia.net)

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