MY DOG HELPS Procure a Citadel within the Woods-Massive Lean-To, Bushcraft Knife Abilities, The use of Grandmas Axe!
I don't know where we're going so what's the way tripper where you hear the plane everyone calls that Joe's plane does it always flies around when I make a video hmm hey come check this out I saw this last time I was here man that plane is just like flying circles or something go away boy bro that's a woodpecker here.
Her phone is ball anyways I wanted to wait for the plane to go away but it's not yeah somebody some time long ago built something here it could have been for hunting could have been a cabin there's a little canvas sea blanket thing inside it who knows like I said this is an old hunting camp huge parcel and it's been used for what.
Do you see before you go check it out oh man that wind hey the Sun went away - what the heck what do you think tripper happen to that but with the ground is a lot more flat hey then it used to be here there's somewhat of a roof we can go up there if you want and check it out yeah it looks different what yeah it does.
How you doing Joe here obviously with mr. tripper and the kiddo today I'll plan for today is just come hang out for a bit I'm going to cut a lot of logs and get them either placed up or get them ready for the next time but Amy wanted to come over to the fort with me today and make a video so that's what we're doing so let's get started I.
Want to get my axe out my saw and we'll find some wood you're gonna fit me too hot ok cuz it's really warm outside oh that's very nice of you so he's out with us at the fort on the bench there you go mr. Scutaro with us - then I guess as a pup it's snowing any I've got a camera for you to use if you.
Want you want to use a camera and use your own camera and just shoot whatever we want you so much okay you brought a watch well that's helpful what time it is and cool the fuel grandma's act today one minute it's gonna be the whole day so what we're doing right now anyways we just cut down the trees cuz we need to.
Use it for the pork well we need to have flat huh where all these puppies aren't poking out over where all right it's a little axe all right but it's good axe to do the small work yep okay so after asking you guys last week what do you think I should doing there's a lot of good ideas what I think I will do because I don't really.
Know what I want to do with the RUS today I'm okay with making this hey sweetie into a lean-to on this side at least for now I kind of liked the idea of coming in and over that way as a doorway as well as this way because I can access the woods the fire would entertain need that way but this way it's kind of a jumbled mess anyways.
So regardless of what I do on that side I think this side I will make it to a lean-to I'm gonna have to take this Toffler down which is okay I don't need to do today but I do need to measure some stuff so that I can get decent sized poles for this I don't know if I'm going to make what I have behind there where it stops and then there's a.
Secondary wall to stop I think I'm just gonna go right to the ground here if I do the secondary wall thing that's a more of an angle and I'll have to find some very good waterproofing material and I don't want to put another tarp off but if I just go right to the ground it's a steeper pitch I still get more angle more.
They'll still get more room people still get to leave their storage at whatever and I won't have such a flat ish okay so let's measure this up see see the pitch I need the trail yo there's one sir there's definitely one create over a couple years we've been here without trees in the way but like we got it you gotta fill that in where you are today.
Oh the ideal right I thought such a crazy steep pitch and then I'm getting an extra like on the ground two and a half feet width wise and a little stand hill here you definitely put a bed or a cot or something down in here make another raised bed down in there I got a new sweet new knife from MP knives Matt Paulo to New York New York State I will.
Show you guys that in a little bit me and Matt are old buddies from the bushcraft USA days it's a different type of knife than I'm used to it has more of a high belly well if I call it a recurve bow definitely a belly on it nice him he makes stunning signing work all right that's actually will chop through this with the knife it's not meant for that.
Lets it called the bushcrafter so I'm sure yeah I'm sure it is not for that actually the camera said well then that by not meant for that I mean the smart thing to do and to be across baton it as opposed to chop at it flat whatever here's the right I have the specs on it I'll throw him up on the screen here.
You doubted your dear old dad it's a convex full convex true convex which is my favorite favorite grind of all we're so good this is only green balsam fir okay measure cut and repeat about 500 times what are you doing okay we got a slew of logs now to work with let's take a look at them so a lot of these are.
Live some are dead most of the live ones are broken off at the top so fair game regardless everything's fair game but even though I have fair use of this land everything is good to go there's tons of trees and want to do whatever I want I still want to be conscious what I'm taking down if I can take something down that was in a.
Stand where it has no chance of growing already it's gonna just compete for light and grow tall and thin and break off or something I already has broken off I'm gonna take those over something that's flourishing regardless none of that really matters let's start to fit these up for the wall you know let's take down this poplar first off because.
That's gonna be in the way of me making this this lean-to proper and potentially use this for support or something but it's it's not straight thank you it's not straight it's all Wampus and it is poplar so it's more of a soft kind of folio party tree but we can't use it for something whether it be benches whatever all right I do want to follow this in a.
Specific spot we'll put this back that way because anywhere else actually straight that way to what we doesn't want to fall yeah I can make it just go straight that way that's what we'll do so in order to do that we're going to put the notch on this side right and then we're going to cut back on this side and push it over.
We'll use the axe instead this for the knotch partly because it's funner and partly because this is saw blade design for Deadwood and it's gonna get gall gummed up in there alright there's a nice spot to hit and they can always saw it down after that poplar is a very quick growing tree a lot of people refer to them as weeds need to.
Back off number it's soft it's got some uses when it's older the inner bark can be used for birds nests do this for making cordage tinder bundles animals eat it all right it's a pretty clean notch and she's soaked inside Wow so if I just saw it worry about there here in the corner you can barely see.
From the camera the notch this is the this is the the apex so I'm just gonna go like maybe almost an inch above it Emmy Emmy I need you to go back please quite a bit so you can see over there if you want to fell on that's fine just go back just in case this kicks up and kind of stand behind that little tree you don't have to stand all the way there.
You go thank you tripper go stand next to anybody sure mistake down yeah good boy careful it's coming backwards all right hung up down okay not so bad not very graceful.
well preaching to the choir on that one kiddo knock down now this stump has got to go alright so we're gonna have to no that's okay for now probably work around that yeah excuse me I don't want to have to cut that stump again with this table we're gonna start lining up the logs now for a little lean-to okay.
Where are you okay show me you're on that way it's a good idea a little garage a little shed yeah so it's really open with this go on it really opens up here you know I mean you can see more of the plan so a certain get our logs up there have some thick logs some thin well the beauty of this is these logs are gonna.
Go underneath the roof logs and it's gonna create like an overhang you know I mean already so that's even better it stops these logs will be covered from the water at least someone mentioned that the foot Oh someone said in the comment hold flat roof good luck or something like that I know I understand it's definitely not a flat roof it's.
Very close to it but I'm not concerned I'm gonna put some patching up there Barwick whatever I get and and we'll see I know it's gonna be waterproof I get that completely it's gonna be fine and then in the winter time for the snow that might be the problem okay okay this snow might be the issue but oh well if it falls it falls if you do if it falls.
It falls and I can come over here and check on it and stuff like that thank you and it's not even better so it's all working progress and all these this always has been you guys know that everything thing is let's go thank you baby lift at the top put it on a swatch your head there you go.
Look at there no you're good you doing boy you be all full of SAP that nice vest that fluffy pink oh it's pink in it opal whatever gonna call it what isn't it what is the name of it what color okay wait even worse excuse me oh there's a rope up there I know you did awesome job.
All right okay one more one more to go - okay so it's starting to get longer I think this we have to cut them a little bit longer now the pieces because everything's not as straight up there obviously but look at that man you got some room yeah test it out model it up for us there you go won't you go sit down.
Underneath it okay all right that's fine you don't have to you're fine you enough room hey tripper timber bud hey I can hear how it all looks good but I'm gonna have to eventually do what I did on the on the on the floor and just tie up some pieces here together straight up and down to make make an end wall which is fine but I'm also remembering that I.
Have all these pieces and we come grab this out pull that straight up toward you this piece here pull pull pull hard buh-buh-buh-buh-buh Oh any pull thank you Oh girly signor that that scarf I don't think oh okay you're into the Hat sir I got all these cut off pieces that I can use that don't fit on anywhere else and I'm gonna fit on the.
Roof and they're not gonna fit on the sides I got a ton of them so we'll collect them all and see cuz I imagine I'm done taking down trees for today um you're gonna make up some hot chocolate but there is some serious solid wood just picking around here then I can make a decent sidewall with like just alright here I probably have left.
Any and then the tops of them like these wispy tops I don't could it be structurally sound for anything can start to go on the side as stashing or on the roof we're not I have a ton of them over there so that's cool too lots of building materials oh sorry baby you good am I ready alright you want a hot chocolate here.
Well Emmy and I are sitting here oh I'm sitting here I'm he's behind the camera watching watching uh I mean waiting for hot chocolate to cook up and it's thought that I would play with this knife a little bit and I'm supposed to give some feedback to Matt he sent it to me to test it out and yeah I've had it for a while and I haven't really used it.
Because um but oh so this is some dead balsam fir or spruce it is I don't know I think spruce white spruce so I'm just cutting it off to get a clean end like that and then I'll do this maybe I'll do it different so there I cut it I trunk ated the would say if you didn't have a saw right you're gonna use your knife for everything you're gonna use your.
Full knife to make a full bow drill kit you don't have a saw to cut it into pieces say I wanted a spindle and I wanted a hearth board I can actually do that because you seem to do it a hundred times and I can legally make a bow drill fire anyway so but we'll use our knife to maybe create some of the pieces so good size selection is a little bit.
Bigger than that so we start down here cuz we're gonna lose some and now we can just carve in again like I did and go around and then flatten that off or you could do across baton so let's cross baton this this Deadwood here let's see how the edge holds up for him make a little X knot just like an X angle bit of X and angle in that way as well don't.
Even need to do an X this is gonna we'll do it but it's like 90% of the way through it okay so we didn't lose any we're still sitting pretty with much longer than we want when we then we need well bad you can clean the end up a little bit if you want it's not still going kiddo yeah it is.
We're gonna split this in half you can do it by batani oh I don't need to though we could probably do one of these look at that perfect split the thumbs up in all honesty I bought something a little bit more thick than this thicker than this for a bozo earth board but this is still work for sure square up the ends make a flat bottom.
This is one of the times you do want a flat bottom yep a flat autumn bottom exactly I mean know where I was going with that yeah and then you're gonna step on this part so you want you want the ground to be again you wouldn't put it on the ground because groans wet but put it there so it's pretty flat just put there.
Put your divot here don't go too deep because it's not very thick all good yeah after that you can make your notch after you've burnt in which we're not gonna do a notch for the dust to collect it's okay you see me do it when I mix fire with a stick before kind of yeah I'm not making shavings I'm making a notch in the in.
The wood so there you go pretty easily done a few different hand grips you see me using there's all very comfortable there's a little bit of a guard slash coil thing not really toil you can't put your fingers up on there if you want to get more open for curls that's what we'll do we'll make some curls that get me saying and then this will be your.
Spindle and all I would do to make my spindle is just again round it out as much as possible which is nothing that this knife can't do and then I would make a tall long frictionless point at the top to spin in the bearing block and then at the bottom you'd want a sharp I mean a dull rounded.
Obviously point to drill into your baseboard like this like that remember what I'm talking about now let me yeah okay for shavings oh yeah I'm just seeing how fine of shavings that how nice what this might can do so earlier when I said the toy thing my hand is up past the handle a little bit but it's fine I'm just getting super good control.
With it up there and this being a full convex night if I'm actually yeah it's doing really good I'm not surprised I'm pleased I'm pleased that how how it's working on me was that my camera oh no is it leaking something leaking something creaking anyway yep yeah nothing wrong with this knife man oh stay back then girl no not for me for.
You oh don't worry about me it does good yeah it's not like you cut yourself a minute with an axe before it's not not at all okay I'll talk about time yep so it's because of this little belly decent chop to it it's not a hefty knife by any means whoo it's a thick enough spine but he really really gets it down with that convex down to super thin all.
Right bring it over here honey could have done that yes but the my backpack was hanging off that hook frame not that it matters you guys need to see me pour hot chocolate into a pot right Wow yeah they really do Oh the side to the side then the side side side yeah oh and I'm full cool dad bridge yes no.
Your camp can't wolf that's the coolest name I've ever heard in my life okay go up net is it cooler what a good girl here you go clean off the boughs but I just noticed you look here this one's broken off at the top too uh where'd she go that one so let's take that down over here this is right behind.
The fort so it's nice and easy pickins easy picking strips what'd you say I'm trying to avoid that not dad I guess ok we got the last few here should probably all for today I imagine we're gonna go look for some leeks medium you're gonna go find some leeks and dig.
Them up and bring them home leeks are onion you garlicky bulbs from the ground remember from last year the green leaves okay well we're gonna find him yeah we're gonna come today so that will give you a good remember a give you a good remember oh that's pretty good for one day here have my helper helping me out getting some sticks all.
Right at me and I'm gonna be your helper soon here line it up on the ground yep exactly is it too short getting there we will mix I took this one known to measure will switch it with a different one but it doesn't matter right now all right well I'm rolled is collecting some sticks for her fort deal.
With this poplar so let's see how just so tall it was and I don't want to leave it laying on the ground it is poplar but I might be able to use it for something and seeing as how my ax plate sorry my saw blade like I've said a million times is not meant for green wood and I'd like to use my grandma's axe let's book this this piece of poplar.
Up and do maybe two or three sections long enough I can still use it but enough where we can get it off the ground are you doing see when you cutting something with an axe you always want to go at least as wide as it is or wider the notch wider than it is in diameter of the piece of wood you can see here two or three hits.
I got this big plate off and then was I chopped in again I'm chopping right in the same spot I chopped before if not like very very close there we go nice clean chopping few chips plates more you go buddy found what baby oh hey pokey stick nice so what you've been doing over here girl here's a big.
One ooh the EPI Oh sapped over here oh my oh right Chili's room scream go let me alright guys that's it for us thanks for watching this video probably gonna be a short one I've seen it at all the time ends up being 40 minutes anyways but we'll see you guys have a good day we had a fun day out here do you have fun.
What you got little sappy but alright guys I'll see you next one bye okay alright cherry tree maybe this cherry tree will be our ladder that's why we left it up that's a good idea so bad not too shabby you jump in all right
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