Tagged: wood

Treehouse build timelapse

This tree house was built by Ethan Schlussler and his friend for a customer. The build took about six months start to finish, not working on it full time. It is located in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Log cabin construction without power tools

No talking viral timelapse video of Shawn James off grid log cabin build by one man alone in the wilderness of Canada, from 1st tree cut to last floor board laid. [Via: My Self Reliance]

Spoon carving

Windsor chairmaker Peter Galbert blows off steam by picking up a carving knife and whittling spoons. See how he creates his elegantly simple designs from start to finish. [Via: FineWoodworking]

Puzzle cabinet

A mechanical/puzzle cabinet designed for a puzzle collector with several mechanically automated moving compartments opened by solving the appropriate puzzles. Decorated with Wisteria flower marquetry and inlayed stone butterflies. Inspired in part by the...

Making counterfeit bananas

In this video, Bob’s Wood Stuff carved bananas out of a kiln dried fir, using the bandsaw, Japanese hand saw, slick chisel, drawknife, and spokeshave. Then painted them to be as realistic as possible. The texture and finishing...

Hakone marquetry

West of Tokyo, in the shadow of Mt. Fuji, the small mountain town of Hakone, Japan, is known for its legendary hot springs, but it also gives its name to a special type of...

How to make fire by rubbing sticks

Rubbing two sticks together is likely the oldest of all ­fire-starting techniques, and also the most difficult. Besides proper technique, you have to choose the right wood for the fireboard and spindle. Sets made...

Then and now: manufacturing plywood boards

Plywood is a simple material made by glueing together thin sheets of wood, known as veneers or plies. These basic elements have remained broadly the same throughout its history. The most significant breakthrough in...

How to make cane sandals

Via primitivetechnology.wordpress.com: I made a pair of sandals from loya cane. Walking bare footed in the bush generally doesn’t cause problems for my feet. But when repetitively carrying loads of various materials the soles of...

Reusable charcoal mound

*Turn on captions for written commentary (CC in bottom right corner of screen). Via: primitivetechnology.wordpress.com: Charcoal is a valuable fuel that reaches a higher temperature than the very wood it’s made from. I’ve made some...