Thursday, May 8, 2008

Alone In the Wilderness

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.

For more info see this site: http://www.aloneinthewilderness.com

5 comments:

The Village Carpenter said...

A couple of people told me to get that dvd. I should definitely order it. I love the wooden hinges on that door.

Frontier Carpenter said...

It’s a good DVD I’ve watched it several times. I have the other two of the set but their more nature oriented.

Regis said...

This is a great video. PBS showed it a while ago during their pledge drive and I was amazed by it. He makes it look so easy in the video but we all know it isn't. Now I want to buy the book, which is basically his diary. It must be really interesting.

Regis said...

This is a great video. PBS showed it a while ago during their pledge drive and I was amazed by it. He makes it look so easy in the video but we all know it isn't. Now I want to buy the book, which is basically his diary. It must be really interesting.

Kev Alviti said...

I love the book and the hinges are great on that door. I should try and make some at some point. Nice interesting blog.