By - aloofloofah
I do this with baked potatoes all of the time.
Lol thanks for this, Happy Thanksgiving!
Paint them in tar?
Anyone know what the little pegs are he hammers in? Is that wood that he’s filling holes with?
depth guide maybe?
No, I think it’s rated appropriately.
If I were to guess, I'd say that all of those dowels are equal in length, and are markers that tell them when to stop digging so as to not make the walls too thin.
You can see that they're all dipped in something colorful. Could be a kind of glue, but it also helps them stand out drastically. When you see green, you know you're at wall depth
Same for when you build a quinzee (sp?) in the snow. Sticks for depth measurements.
> [...] they use hundreds of little dowels to figure out how much to carve out of the middle: they drill holes and push them through, using the dyed end to see when they’ve cut out the right amount.
Well that’s cool.
Drill a hole 2" deep, have a dowel pin 1" long. When you cut down enough to get to a hole you can see how much is left till you get to the 1"
They appeared to be dowels
In wooden shipbuilding, dowels like that are called treenails (pronounced and sometimes spelled "trunnels"). They are literally wooden nails that are friction fit. They serve the same mechanical purpose as a metal nail. If done right, they are very strong.
I recommend watching the full episode on The World of Calm series on HBO Max (aptly named, as they're calming AF, while being educational). This one is narrated by Keanu Reeves. The series covers various topics, and all episodes are narrated by different actors.
EDIT: A World of Calm
Had trouble finding it til I searched Keanu instead of the title. It’s A World of Calm & not The World of Calm. Fabulous recommendation. Thank you!
Ah, thank you for the correction. Enjoy!
They even use the traditional propane torches
Just like the indigenous people did
Ha ironically my grandma said her mom's people use to hollow out the inside of a canoe by burning it up to a certain point. Much faster.
Definitely a common method used back then. The joke is the propane torches
I watched a team do this on Naked & Afraid XL. They did their dug out canoe completely primitive using fire and a knife. That was it. It was amazing.
Did you know the Indians used all of the firework? Nothing goes to waste.
Pretty sure this is a scandinavian style,, comes from the channel Northmen
Calling people just before industrialisation indigenous seems odd...
“Indigenous” just means native to an area. Has nothing to do with industrialization and is not a slur.
I know, just seems an odd choice of words.
He could have just a few more normal ones like "in the olden days before the internet" or "Like my great grandparents"(Not mine, they were rich fucks or too poor to afford the tools).
Edit: And honestly does anyone even consider “indigenous” an insult? Well TIL, the wording just felt hella off. But also seems very untrue, in the 1700s Europe there was quite a lot of folk migration and I(personally) consider the term indigenous for fairly insular societies.
Indigenous refers to groups who by nature of occupation and ancestry have a socially accepted right to certain areas of land. There were indigenous germanic tribes who would clash with indigenous franc, celt, and anglo tribes as well as indigenous Native American tribes who would trade with Indigenous aztec, anasazi, moche, etc tribes.
Basically to be indigenous you have to have a deep societal and to a degree biological tie to the land you live in; the Inuit people are indigenous to the arctic circle as they're hunter gatherers whose physiology has adapted over centuries to survive on predominately raw meat. Their phenotypical features adapted to their environment and they belong in this niche the same as someone developed more or less melanin depending on their distance from the equator (melanin acting as a natural sunblock from UV rays). This is specifically referring to indigenous peoples who would've utilized dugout canoes (I specifically say it this way because the oldest archaeological dugout canoe to date was found in the netherlands, and it's roughly 10k years old, despite the most common association being Native Americans. Other groups often credited with their usage are native americans, australian aborigines, polynesian peoples though each has their own unique design and application. At this time we're really not sure who invented the first canoe as it seems to be extremely old technology just widely accepted across the board).
But this type is very advanced and I've seen very similar examples from the 1800s.
And with how much movement there was at that time you can't really say they were tied to an area. That is why the wording seems odd.
Indigenous is the correct work for the group of people they are referring to.
Yes but they are referencing people that aren't relevant, and all I've said is that it looked odd that they referenced indigenous people.
The indigenous are relevant because that’s the method they are using! The method the indigenous communities use.
If I couldn't say it, I wouldn't have said it. Another example would be old kingdom egyptians, middle kingdom egyptians, or new kingdom egyptians; old kingdom were primarily of Egyptian heritage, middle kingdom were egyptian and Nubian, late kingdom were these + Roman. Nubian and Roman wouldn't be considered indigenous though whatever conglomeration of tribes made up old kingdom egyptian would have. There's a time frame in human, cultural, and societal evolution that are applicable to these things.
Wow, you are a dense one. We could try to make a canoe out of you, but your density would cause it to sink regardless of what was removed.
Da hell? I'm trying to correct a slightly odd choice of words and I'm called dense, I'm just flabbergasted that the consensus isn't same as mine.
Sure I can accept that the first joke is okay, but defending it is just weird.
Edit; And if any of you actually read the wall of texts he's actually saying pretty much the same thing.
Username checks out.
And the traditional fire in a metal barrel
Well, it IS clean burning and fuel efficient
Hank Hill has entered the chat
And Flex Seal
Came here to say this lol
this is one of my favorite videos to watch on a sleepy weekend day. don't get to many of those these days tho
[Does that fall down to your category?](https://youtu.be/VkSmaFAuaH4)
Thank you! I really wanted to watch this with sound.
That’s a good way to get from Lumby to Edgeville.
Homie didn’t even have a mith axe smh
Pssh, what a noob
what? can’t handle a little keming?
This must have taken at least an hour
When you need a canoe but in 1 years time.
Can I still attempt this if I don't own a ring for every finger?
We have one of these in my state museum that was abandoned due to being cracked when it was almost done.
Can't imagine how that must have felt.
Maybe I shouldn’t have complained so much about the challenges of installing my roof rack
Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I THINK those little plugs that dude has towards the beginning, I think they are a different color than the wood the boat is made from.
Holes of the correct diameter are drilled, same diameter as the plugs, and then the plugs are tapped in gently so they are basically flush on the outside and the glue keeps them still once dried.
Then, when they’ve hollowing out the inside, they’ll have a visual cue when they are getting close to breaching the hull with their adze-work (making that up a bit, maybe not adze?).
Later those holes are used as outward pressure stabilizers with all those branches.
You think he'll be playing Waynestock?
This is what I came here looking for
My forefathers used to do this by the Thames in Londium. Then go out baiting Romans for a pre breakfast warm up
I can’t believe I had to scroll so long to find this.
*An... old man fashioning a kayak out of a log?*
If you book them they will come
The color grading here should be a crime.
I think they were aiming for Dick Proenneke "Alone in the Wilderness" style/poor video quality.
He's not complaining about the canoe...
Wow thats a skill ill never have...amazing.
These guys make all sorts of tools and stuff that are just absolutely gorgeous and I would love to have a set, but its so expensive that I don't know anyone that actually works with their hands that could afford a set.
Hi everyone, the original source of this video isn’t from the verge, but actually a YouTube channel known as The North Men.
Here is their [original video](https://youtu.be/ueFiy-uxI4Y). They have a rad channel, and it definitely strikes me as a group of folks who feel a connection to nature and “the old ways,” if you will.
As a heads up, they don’t post often or consistently, but they do have a sick few videos to watch.
Ah yes, ye olde traditional *flamethrower*.
What does the fire do?
Imagine being a twin before we had modern technology. You get a new bow/doll/knife for your birthday and your twin gets a whole ass boat.
The video this is ripped off from.
Seems like a really wasteful manufacturing process.
Take a big log, and cut away everything that doesn't look like a canoe.
Right, I'll let them know. Maybe they'll make a plastic one next time just for you.
Lol, I’m just saying, seems like a lot of that tree got wasted
Just because it's not shown in the video, doesn't mean that material was wasted, just not a part of the final canoe.
I don't know this sure, but I would guess it was used as fuel in the fire
That sure is an observation. It's literally the point of the process and in the title.
When people mow their grass do you say, wow you sure wasted a lot of grass there.
When you drive yo work do you say, wow I sure wasted a lot of gas getting here.
When you read this comment will you say, wow I sure wasted a lot of time getting here?
They made a lot of these in Virginia, in the city of Roanoke.
Small, smooth strokes
Only took a minute? Gonna make me one
This is so badass.
What's the black stuff they heated and painted on?
How long before this gets posted on r/diwhy?
That’s a lot of dang work.
They even smoked the wood using traditional John Deere oil drums.
Jon Townsend would like a word.
This is from a show called A Life of Calm, it is on HBO Max and this particular episode is narrated by Keanu Reeves
No it's on YouTube channel is northmen
This scene is specifically from a world of calm
Well I just looked it up so....
Ok? It may be on both who cares?
Just telling you it's on YouTube they have other videos similar to it
Did this feel good compared to all the sex you aren’t having?
Why you gotta be rude
I’m guessing that the black finish is pine tar (or a mixture of it). I really like learning about the old fashion way materials and items were made pre industrial revolution.
So impressive! Amazing to think that hundreds of years ago there were far more people on this planet who could do this.
Didn't this guy play at WayneStock? I heard he wails.
Just watched this on HBO and narrated by Keanu Just great
I’m no expert, but I think he needs one more ring
Can do Canoe 🛶
This is amazing. I’m curious how it was done before the advent of metal tools.
With sharp stones and a few more days
That’s even more amazing.
If you're interested in that stuff I'm sure there are lots of subs.
Tools were made using flint I think for a blade, I believe one you might like is r/historyporn
That sounds great. Thanks. I’ll check it out.
This looks way easier than fiberglassing a bunch of pieces together
Now try making it using traditional tools, not modern steel.
this is the most wasteful (tree and man power) way of building a canoe