I've always enjoyed watching craftspeople at one with their tools. Highlights for me were:
- Use of moss as chinking throughout the building. Even around windows.
- The axe work in general and how many tasks they were put to.
- Use of a two man plane (around 9:30)
- The broad axe with the ambidextrous head (@ 13:00) Yep, he flipped it around so he could hew into an opposite corner. I'd heard that before and discounted it as Eric Sloan type imaginations
- Dinner! (@16:16) :)
- Using Birch Bark as a moisture barrier under the floor sleepers (@16:40)
- Awesome fence (@ 24:50)
- Why was sand/earth used to infill around the floor sleepers? This is protection from drafts/insulation? Seems like a prescription for rot.
- What about the sawdust between joists? That seems like insulation for sure.
- Was this video shot as demonstration of skills in the past? I saw NO power tools, but this is clearly depicting modern era men. My biggest clue being the amount of electrical tape on tool handles and as a depth mark on an auger. :)