50 Dollar Tool Kit for Green Woodworking
50 Dollar Tool Kit for Green Woodworking
Dave Canterbury, David Canterbury, The Pathfinder School,Bush Craft ,Survival skills, Historical Lore, Primitive Skills, Archery, Hunting, Trapping, Fishing, Navigation, Knives, Axes, Fire, Water, Shelter, Search and Rescue
Great collection of great videos, but I’m curious about the lack of a few tools.
File and Stones (for sharpening those tools)?
I’ve found that a really good knife for green carving is a carpenters utility knife, the blade is sharp and thin which is a good shape for this kind of work and you never have to sharpen it. granted you will not be able to do everything you would with a regular knife but for most things it works very well.
Love the variety of your vids Dave. Very informative. Thanks
Hey Dave, what happen with the Rokon series? I would love to see that beast in action!
50 if you’re lucky enough to find them on a flea market.
Great information Dave, thanks for sharing with us.
Hey Dave, would a Michigan Axe work well with this kit?
the fact..that we still can find froes..spokeshaves..draw knives..tells me that the skill of green wood working and frontier / homestead wood craft..is not so far removed from us.. a generation or so ago it was still common..thats why we can find the tools at flea markets..think about that for a sec…when was the last time you saw a muzzleloading cannon sextant or a flintlock spring vice? they are too far removed from us and have gone to scrap long ago..thanks for this series Dave…i wish i had learned more of this type of work from my grandfather and great uncles..they did it out of need..and didn’t see any use for it once they could buy the lumber/ product cheap enough..really looking forward to this..safe journeys
a great, inexpensive addition to this kit would be some files.
Hey David! Do you think its possible to forge a hewing hatchet from a fell axe?
What about like a hand drill of some kind?
I use my Japanese style timber saw mostly. It has a larger tooth for ripping on one side and a finer crosscut saw on the other. The ripping side is great for fine green crosscutting and the smaller tooth for extra fine cutting.
David. can you do a video about proper axe hachet replacement. don’t it and doing it right are two different things. thank you for all you do jerry in West Virginia. I hope to attend a class soon.
What do you think about a tomahawk in this kit
Quality video. Thanks once again for the upload.
Great vid, as usual =)
I would say this is more of a 100 dollar tool kit.
Dave do you have any construction plans for your bodgers bench with shaving horse?
awesome video man….I just loaded up on a bunch of goodies from an auction.
So cool being able to make whatever I need. Really enjoy learning and experiencing bushcraft. I love living in Appalachia, and forage plants and mushrooms, throw my Tomahawk’s, made some super strong green Tulip Poplar cord today as relaxed in my sylvan chair. Now TN has passed laws making most camping a felony. I was going to buy land and start a homestead, but I was planning on probably moving into my van and checking out properties while canoeing and saving money, and I could just move onto my land with my van. I came into the state living in my motorhome with my dog four years ago, been using the VA here. Now all of that camping would be felony or misdemeanor depending on whatever crock of shit. So Im thinking I had enough. My entire life has been me being prevented from basic needs and living by laws and whatever B’s, and I don’t want to be a camping felon filling a profit prison cell, or forced to pay to attend legal camping school so Im going to brody on down to Costa Rica and live in those mountains instead. No cops popping out of the back of my toilet trying to make me a felon there because some new asswipe law. I don’t see a good future for Americans, pretty sure they’ll be eating each other within five years tops. I want to miss out on all that.
This is a great video Dave and what seems to be slipping by some of the people commenting is that the value of things change from region to region and depending on how much someone values a tool or thinks something is worth more than it actually is just needs some good ole lessons on bartering the price. I recently picked up an old outside spring caliper for about $1.00 but it would cost me almost $60.00 for a new one that is as good as the one I bought. Deals are out there people you might have to look around some but they can be found and you don’t have to get everything right away.
Dave thanks again for the video’s that you do to help others learn!!
These are the video’s where Dave excels (in my opinion), the ones where he’s showing you, you don’t have to listen to mall ninja’s, you can get plenty of bang for your buck if you put in a little effort yourself and you’ll learn a whole lot more getting there! I was hugely disappointed when I heard Dirty Rotten Survival didn’t get a second series, Dick Strawbridge is another hugely knowledgeable guy and the show didn’t stoop to freak show tactics (rare enough these days).
spiting and ribbing what is ribbing? most these heard to get they do not want to let them go if you can find them.
Great explanation. Thank you for sharing.
If you can some videos on twig furniture:
Hello Dave,,, have you ever consider being on the History Chanel for a new season of Alone?
you need to limb a tree on that all wheel drive bike
Any chance of you and the guys doing a set of videos with winter around the corner basing out of the cabin? Hunting and the like?
woops. I Ment Axe hatchet handle replacement
i have one of those hewing axe heads but its not a hatchet head,its full size.also its one sided,i mean flat on one side. a question,you said the large axe was 5 lb,i just picked up another collins 3.5 lb ,the handle is toast but i can refurb the head,shouldnt a 3.5lb be good enuff?
Great video. I like to see you talking about the basic woodworking hand tools.
the dude abides.
you’re awesome man i always like seeing you in stuff i learned a lot
those tools are keepsakes , they built america .
That is some of the best instructional material I’ve seen on green woodworking so far!
You must have really cut your finger bad. I see you are still favoring it.
I think a rasp & hook knife should be in your kit for finer work. They are probably not necessary but would be very useful.
Good overview but the $50 price tag is unrealistic. In my neck of the woods, I’d be lucky to get any one of these tools for $50 unless I spent weeks or months going to estate sales. I know because I own vintage versions of all these except the froe, still haven’t found a good quality one for under $100.
I miss some sort of drilling implement to make holes for connecting pieces together with dowels ?
Appreciate your advice and looks like a good cheaper kit.
additionally,i found a draw knife at the flea market but the guy wanted 45 bucks! and it needed new handles and sharpened,i let him keep it.but i also picked up an old cleaver,about 2 lb,…5.00, truth i swear…gotta love flea markets. lately i have been hitting a lot of 3.00-5.00 deals.
$15 dollar froe, AWESOME!! I have searched on and off for a froe about three years. I couldn’t find one for under 70……… I ended up making my own out of 1/8” x 2” strap iron and built a massive oak handle for some major torque. I used it once and the edge started to fold. not the best steel for this stuff….. Do you think a heat treat in a coal forge quenched in oil would help this tractor supply strap iron steel? I was going to make a hand adze as well maybe I will use an old leaf spring this time!! Love the videos by the way!! Thanks
so luckuy us citizens here in argentina that head axecan cost like for us are for you up the 100 dollar price!dam
a small chisel would make a good addition
Here we go. Going for a great ride with the champ. Good stuff in the horizon. Thanks
Really love this series. I agree that greenwood working is a huhe part of bushcraft. In my opinion its one of the aspects that distinguish bushcraft from just camping. Great video, hope you continue on this series someday
Is there any truth to the common belief that you have to split wood shingles on a certain moon phase? Seems like a wives tail but I’ve heard it a lot in WV.
hey dave you say that you can make a new axe handle in the bush, i challenge you to make a video where you make an axe handle in the bush with nothing but whats on that table, that would be an amazing video