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Videos: making kindling and making a bench

Postby mikepepler » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:30 am

Hi All,

Couple of quick how-to videos here, one on making kindling quickly with a froe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5daBhSvqSc

and one on making a bench using a chainsaw in under 5 mins:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPgrkkQl_F8

Nothing fancy in either of them, but they are very simple and anybody can do them! :-)
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Re: Videos: making kindling and making a bench

Postby SimonFisher » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:19 am

Hi Mike

Nice to see you back with a couple of great videos - interesting, useful and excellent quality. I'll certainly be having a go with your kindling making technique.

What size diameter log do you favour for making the benches?

Hope you have some more videos planned.


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Re: Videos: making kindling and making a bench

Postby mikepepler » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:32 am

Thanks Simon, glad you like the videos! It's been a while since I've been able to make any...

For the benches I'd generally use as large a log as you can find (and carry), to get the height. The one in the video is mainly going ot be used by 7-9 year old kids, so doesn't need to be too high, but it'll be a bit on the low side for adults. You can boost the height a bit though by using larger logs for the 'feet'.

I've got a 'just for fun' GoPro video planned in the woods, but not sure when I'll get to it. (all will be revealed in due course...)
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Re: Videos: making kindling and making a bench

Postby dredger99 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:41 am

Great videos Mike.

I really like the kindling idea, and I am a definitely a follower of the keeping it simple path.
I have spent many an hour sitting on a bench very much like this one.
Unfortunately my bits are not as supple as they used to be and after a bit you end up with an arse as flat as a pancake :lol:

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Re: Videos: making kindling and making a bench

Postby oldclaypaws » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:18 am

I had a successful go at your 'chainsaw stool' technique. Its easy when you know how :D Great videos. You might want to post a link to the wooden mallet-making video as well.
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Re: Videos: making kindling and making a bench

Postby mikepepler » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:27 am

Ah OK, here's the mallet making video - seeing as you'll need one to hit the froe with!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwdoQxPY39U
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Re: Videos: making kindling and making a bench

Postby mikepepler » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:00 am

On a bit of a roll with the videos this week, here's another one, on splitting logs in long lengths (2m in this case): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCsNmr7mqcQ

Here's where the logs end up next, after seasoning:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khv_0l5o6yg
OR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJappc18OvI
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Re: Videos: making kindling and making a bench

Postby SitkaSpruce » Sat May 03, 2014 5:38 pm

Thanks Mike, great videos. loved the stool from a log
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