Hey other half, can you knock up a pantry. And fill it?

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baldkev

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I watched the first 30 seconds then had to skip forward, that digging was making me feel tired 😆
 

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Me to but that's because we're old, especially when you find yourself saying out loud 'why doesn't he get a digger?'.

When I was young me and my mates loved making dens in woods, baking potatoes and toasting bread on camp fires. It ignited an interest in self-sufficiency but not to this extreme, not now anyway!
 

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Watched it start to finish Dave and agree for a young lad or to be honest anybody of any age to have learned those skills and be able to put them into practice is astounding , and way beyond my skill set . Most of his Tools seemed new but he certainly knew how to use them , his use of those axes was impressive by anybody's standard.
But :eek: and there has to be one or two to make it fair . The main one was his lack of some kind of eye protection when he is whacking away at those boulders and steel wedges like some sort of demented version of a young Mike Oldfield trying to perfect Tubular Bell's , and that poor Dog (cute as hell though :love:) should have been well out of the way or at the very least had a back wards facing Baseball cap and Shade's , obviously built in ear muffs do work well in these situations.
Those were some pretty big chunks of rock he was moving and a bad back could oh so easily been the least of his problems in a split second had things gone pear shaped . The time taken to do this amount of work and the cost to do it for what is such a small space, and what space there is just about halved by that ladder. He may survive a tiny mishap in this crazy world we live in for a few weeks at most ,but one of them is going to go hungry real quick and the other has a ready made meal or two that would only prolong the inevitable .
Does make me rather jealous though of his sheer tenacity to carry on where most and that includes me , would have said ---- ---- and moved on to the next project .
His abilities could surely earn him a living doing something and i suspect that if given time and a few more Krona from Mum and Dad to finance the next project or two ,he will do just that.
Do I regret watching it , no not at all , i learned a few new tricks today that will of course never be used , but it's nice to think they might one of these day's come in handy. In my case that day had better hurry up and arrive , clock's running and blah blah blah :censored:;);) .
 

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Nice find. I haven't time to watch it all now, Just the first six minutes or so.

Reminds me of my first job after leaving school.

At the tender age of 14 I noticed that the best pipe layer was always clean, no matter how dirty the surroundings while lesser men were muck to the eyebrows.
 

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Great to watch. He sure is up for a bit of hard graft. That cabin would be a great place to unwind and get away from things. Hope he has many years enjoyment from it as he really has earned it.
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John
 

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Watched it start to finish Dave and agree for a young lad or to be honest anybody of any age to have learned those skills and be able to put them into practice is astounding , and way beyond my skill set . Most of his Tools seemed new but he certainly knew how to use them , his use of those axes was impressive by anybody's standard.
But :eek: and there has to be one or two to make it fair . The main one was his lack of some kind of eye protection when he is whacking away at those boulders and steel wedges like some sort of demented version of a young Mike Oldfield trying to perfect Tubular Bell's , and that poor Dog (cute as hell though :love:) should have been well out of the way or at the very least had a back wards facing Baseball cap and Shade's , obviously built in ear muffs do work well in these situations.
Those were some pretty big chunks of rock he was moving and a bad back could oh so easily been the least of his problems in a split second had things gone pear shaped . The time taken to do this amount of work and the cost to do it for what is such a small space, and what space there is just about halved by that ladder. He may survive a tiny mishap in this crazy world we live in for a few weeks at most ,but one of them is going to go hungry real quick and the other has a ready made meal or two that would only prolong the inevitable .
Does make me rather jealous though of his sheer tenacity to carry on where most and that includes me , would have said ---- ---- and moved on to the next project .
His abilities could surely earn him a living doing something and i suspect that if given time and a few more Krona from Mum and Dad to finance the next project or two ,he will do just that.
Do I regret watching it , no not at all , i learned a few new tricks today that will of course never be used , but it's nice to think they might one of these day's come in handy. In my case that day had better hurry up and arrive , clock's running and blah blah blah :censored:;);) .
+1 on H&S (and the dog).
I think he missed a trick with those rocks (and the logs a year or two back). Using the mechanical advantage of block and tackle would save him a lot of work.
Full of admiration for his axe work though. And the chalk line... and much more.
Imagine him telling his grandkids what he did as a youngster?
 

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He has it all on camera the grandkids will love watching how grampa nearly got crushed to death multiple times in just over an hour ;);):)
 

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I did something like this last year - it still needs a door but already has lots of stuff in it. Big hole to dig with a pick and shovel, but it only took about 6 weeks from start to finish, including pouring the concrete roof. Kudos to the lad for finishing it - big commitment, especially without help. Mine is 4.5 m x 3m, so the hole I dug out was probably 40 cubic metres in total. If you haven't got any rocks to contend with, you can move a suprisingly amount of soil in an hour. It also helps to have company.
 
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