I'm sure he took the same risks as any previous frontiersman ( or woman ) took and many of the same risks a lot of us take when we take sharp knifes and axes into remote ( ish - difficult in the UK ) and use them with forceful intent.
But death stalks us all regardless of how safe we think we are.
I found it hard not to wince when he was using the drawknife and getting so close to his main arteries, and the handling of the axes he was showing where I was pleasantly surprised he didn't slice his hand or fingers open That aside, it was interesting to watch and in fairness to the bloke no claret was actually spilt, nor limbs severed, although I haven't watched episode three yet so there's still time !!!
There is, now, a very popular man in Canada who built his own cabin from the trees on his land using hand tools. He has subsequently built other structures, from outdoor kitchen to sauna.
Shawn James, whose site is My Self Reliance.
I first saw his videos when he was still mostly posting his canoe trips and had only a few thousand subscibers.
Later, when he was still building the cabin walls, I found it really interesting to see how one man using only hand tools could build such a really sound and comfortable structure.
Now he has over a million subscribers, but he still posts bushcraft videos among his building projects.