Anyone who has an interest in woodworking by hand and a yearning to return to the wilderness will love this DVD!
In 1968 at age 51, Dick Proenneke left life’s mainstream (if you can call living in Alaska mainstream) to live in a remote region of Alaska called Twin Lakes. He took with him some basic supplies and a few woodworking tools and built an incredible cabin alone, and by hand. Dick lived in the cabin alone till the mid 90’s.
In the DVD you will see Dick ripping spruce logs with a hand saw for lumber. He makes kitchen implements out of tin cans and a gigantic table from an enormous spruce burl. The part I liked the most was when he makes wooden hinges for his Dutch door. The hinges are made from the base section of a spruce tree. See the attached picture.
Buy "Alone In the Wilderness" you wont be sorry.
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