I tried to build a bushcraft chair... and...

Sep 8, 2020
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Hi my friends!

Today I went into the woods and tried to make something by myself, I built a Bushcraft chair!
It was the first time that I made somenthing like this :p
I used only an hatchet and saw, then to keep all toghether, I tried to use Liana plant but it wasnt working too good, so I ended up using rope.
here is the full video:

 
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Very impressive, both the construction and the video quality. I wonder how much longer the hike took because you had to keep setting up then going back for the camera! That is dedication :lmao: Filming a first attempt is also pretty brave. :bigok:

The "liana" looks like some sort of wild clematis. I haven't had a lot of luck with it for lashing either. It looked like you might have had some hazel trees in the wood. I have had more success using hazel shoot withies, even though they are more work to make. If they survive being made, they tend not to break as easily as clematis when pulling knots tight.

Sawing notches with a bow saw is hard, the teeth really aren't the right shape. Have you tried using a baton to strike the spine of your knife (billhook) while you hold it against the wood? I don't want to distract from your video, so rather than a link, just search "Mors Kochanski Butterfly cuts for trystick" on Youtube...something like that, although the notch is a different shape.

If you haven't watched videos of Mors, and you like building this sort of thing with sticks, I thoroughly recommend you have a look. His student, Kelly Harlton has a good video of making a bucksaw which you might like, could be easier than carrying your bow saw frame all the way up the hills.

Thank you for sharing! All the best

Chris
 
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Very good, thank you both. We need to teach you in the way of the Silky saw, once you have one you’ll never go back to the bowsaw.

As Chris says, the Old Mans Beard Clematis vitalba isn’t too good as cord, but there are people who use it.The fluffy seed heads make good tinder for a spark but I’m lazy, I use paracord. And a Zippo for the fire. ;)
 
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Sep 8, 2020
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Very impressive, both the construction and the video quality. I wonder how much longer the hike took because you had to keep setting up then going back for the camera! That is dedication :lmao: Filming a first attempt is also pretty brave. :bigok:

The "liana" looks like some sort of wild clematis. I haven't had a lot of luck with it for lashing either. It looked like you might have had some hazel trees in the wood. I have had more success using hazel shoot withies, even though they are more work to make. If they survive being made, they tend not to break as easily as clematis when pulling knots tight.

Sawing notches with a bow saw is hard, the teeth really aren't the right shape. Have you tried using a baton to strike the spine of your knife (billhook) while you hold it against the wood? I don't want to distract from your video, so rather than a link, just search "Mors Kochanski Butterfly cuts for trystick" on Youtube...something like that, although the notch is a different shape.

If you haven't watched videos of Mors, and you like building this sort of thing with sticks, I thoroughly recommend you have a look. His student, Kelly Harlton has a good video of making a bucksaw which you might like, could be easier than carrying your bow saw frame all the way up the hills.

Thank you for sharing! All the best

Chris

HI Chirs =)
thank you very much for the compliments, yes it's quite time-consuming to change the angle every time, but I think it makes it look a little more entertaining like that =) hahaha yeah that's right
Yeah, I say Liana because I don't know the actual scientific name. It breaks quite easily... yes they are indeed hazel trees =) I will try with those next time I need then!

No, I actually never tried! I will take a look at the videos!

Thank u so much to u for the suggestion!