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    Taking "I built it" to a new level

    This popped up on my suggested videos tonight. Part of it triggers my depression, part of it warms my soul to the core.

    This is poetry.

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    Awesome craftsmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Timber View Post
    This popped up on my suggested videos tonight. Part of it triggers my depression, part of it warms my soul to the core.

    This is poetry.

    It's a great video. I'm not sure anyone in this country could do that except maybe some of the Amish families. I'm glad that someone still has those skills.

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    There's still a very small group of people teaching and practicing timber framing in the US. You're right about it being a dying art though.

    If my neck and hands weren't fubar, I'd be doing it myself too. I still want to try doing some kind of log building, and I would love to timber frame at least part of my next house. If I'll be using traditional methods or not is yet to be seen since I have trouble with grasping things more than a few minutes at a time so beating a chisel isn't something that's good for me.

    I like the look of post and beam, but the artisan in me has too much respect for mortise and tenon with pegs. The joinery is what makes the form. Any jackhole can bolt logs together.
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    Great video and love the looks of your house. Very few houses are built like yours . Beautiful great job.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    I have no idea who these people are, but I have tremendous respect for the effort and the outcome in their resolve to build their own home.

    Hand hewing speaks volumes, but then to dig the foundation with a shovel and split the rocks for the foundation... Yowza!
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    Sorry missed the part it wasn't your house... Either way they did a great job.
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    Wow

    Admirable no doubt, but I'm glad I live in an era where none of that is necessary.
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    Sounds Norwegian to me. Thanks for sharing. What we do today isn't difficult despite how it may look and every modern building technique is missing the "art" from the world of old. There are untouched timber framed buildings in New England that are centuries old. I've been to and in them. I've been a builder for over 30 years but I step inside one of these buildings and I'm nobody with 0 skills. Not everyone can appreciate the pure raw craftsmanship it takes to build this. To me, it speaks to something much larger than a the sum of its parts where daily life was much more simple and meaningful. True to life happiness at its finest.


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    Thank you for a great video

    To say I enjoyed this just cannot do to the justice to this family and the talent it took to do such wonderful job! Thanks for sharing!
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    This family has lots of patience and love, to spend years building their house/home. I'm almost certain this family lives in Latvis.
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