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Off Grid Log Cabin Build Starts Again! Only Hand Tools | 13 | - One Man Traditional Log Cabin series

  • Am 11 Mai 2020 veröffentlicht
  • Episode 13 on the traditional log cabin series!
    I just graduated from high school and want a big challenge in life. I decided that I alone with only hand tools and raw power was going to build my own traditional off grid log cabin by hand in the Swedish forest. And film my journey on my own and make these videos for my subscribers.
    In this episode I am taking down the cover and starting the build again of the log cabin using only hand tools.
    How to Support Erik Grankvist Channel!
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/erikgrankvist
    If you wish to follow me on this journey, from forest to off grid log cabin, then SUBSCRIBE!!
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  • girish mehta
    girish mehta Vor year +95

    This is an all-inclusive package for any woodwork designer/builder shedbuilder.work Ryan's product is a compilation of experience and expertise to bring out the best for any woodwork. I can use this for a long time to come.

  • 李杰
    李杰 Vor Monat +25

    *Excellent **Shedplans.Work** and value*

  • The White Sanatarium
    The White Sanatarium Vor 2 years +57

    We need more young men and women in this world going back to the basics. Bravo young man, I admire your determination and your attention to details.

    • TinaJ
      TinaJ Vor 3 Monate

      @Kyle Payton not even legal age and i regularly do stuff like this.

    • Kyle Payton
      Kyle Payton Vor 8 Monate +1

      If only land was affordable

    • Leo Seven
      Leo Seven Vor 2 years +1

      Yeah. You are right.

  • chas viaud
    chas viaud Vor 2 years +12

    At last, the wait is over, glad to see you working on the cabin build. The job your doing is incredible & your incredible yourself. Good luck on the rest of the build.

  • Navin Kumar
    Navin Kumar Vor 2 years +7

    I really admire your workmanship and ability to covert the logs into a good cabin. I think you are the youngest aspirer to work on this core.My best wishes for your ambition to grow further and become a big entrepreneur.God bless you my handsome guy

  • Ken Bowers
    Ken Bowers Vor 2 years +17

    True craftsmanship...a pleasure to watch you build!

  • V. R.-H.
    V. R.-H. Vor 2 years +9

    Hi Erik, I like your videos with and without subtitles. Your work is selfexplaning. Im looking forward the next episode. Greetings from Austria

  • De Bean
    De Bean Vor 2 years +6

    That was really satisfying watching you fold up that tarp in a nice neat square. Well done.

  • 13prevail Bushcraft
    13prevail Bushcraft Vor 2 years +6

    Nice work man ! I've built a log cabin as well but not with hand tools. I will be building a second one in the next two years. I hope to keep learning from other DEclipsrs ! Thanks for sharing !

  • G Bruce
    G Bruce Vor 2 years +50

    I like the subtitles. The sounds of nature, the chopping and sawing without long winded verbal dialog makes for very satisfying viewing. I admire your ability to work alone. Clearly you are not afraid of hard work. I look forward to your next vid.

    • Sean K
      Sean K Vor 9 Monate

      Same here I like the choices you make in your videos

    • MrPanzerblitz
      MrPanzerblitz Vor 2 years +2

      @TBPollock I don't know the first one but I canceled my subscription to Wranglestar for the same reason.

    • TBPollock
      TBPollock Vor 2 years +5

      I also appreciate the absence of long winded pontification. Some times it is enough to drive me away from the channel. (Pure Living for Life & Wranglerstar, for examples)

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +12

      Thank you my friend. If the subtitles are liked I will continue with them. 👍

  • Santos
    Santos Vor 2 years +5

    Thank you very much for your videos. In this stressed world, we need to see a calm and skillful job. I love to see the progression. awesome to see how perfect fit the log

  • Michael Campbell Sr
    Michael Campbell Sr Vor 2 years +13

    At 72 can not imagine how much work your doing. Would have loved something like that fifty years ago but not on Gulf coast of Texas where I was raised. Great workmanship.

  • Al Luchterhand
    Al Luchterhand Vor 2 years +4

    Beautiful craftsmanship! I like the innovative scaffolding as well.

  • Jappel
    Jappel Vor 2 years +7

    It's nice weather the birds are wisteling and the log cabin is opening back to see another season. Good video. And thanks to the Swedish people in the comment great practice :)

  • Bradley Schneider
    Bradley Schneider Vor 2 years +4

    Nice to see you getting started with your build Eric can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve..keep up the good work young man...

  • Chui Rios
    Chui Rios Vor 2 years +3

    Your workmanship is impeccable! Enjoy watching every step!

  • Paul Machak
    Paul Machak Vor 2 years +4

    Erik, so glad to see you back on fitting the logs. You are one determined young man. You will be very proud when this is completed.

  • John Daniels
    John Daniels Vor 2 years +4

    It’s very nice to see you working on the cabin again. Thanks for sharing.

  • Steve's Workshop
    Steve's Workshop Vor 2 years +12

    This is the serie I was looking for : Sweden and log cabin building

  • Jason Wilson
    Jason Wilson Vor 2 years +4

    My favorite cabin build channel is back on! Awesome job...as always!

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      Thank you my friend. Next log cabin build video coming next week! 👍

  • Dale Premo
    Dale Premo Vor 2 years +8

    I enjoyed the subtitles very much - they are an excellent addition. I do have a minor suggestion which you may have read from others. Safety glasses might be a good idea to protect your eyes from wood splinters and chips. Don't make the same mistake I made when I was young. It only takes an instant and you could be blinded. I know they can be annoying, but you only have one set of eyes. You work very hard and it is a pleasure to watch your progress and your determination. Thank you for sharing your videos.

  • Ernie Mays
    Ernie Mays Vor 2 years +3

    It’s a pleasure to watch you do good work, keep it up.

  • Bal Trade
    Bal Trade Vor 2 years +8

    When ever videos posted on programmes like this there will be mass audience, because we feel like joining to accomplish the feat!

    • Bal Trade
      Bal Trade Vor 2 years +1

      Extraordinary achievement!

  • Derek Martin
    Derek Martin Vor 2 years +4

    Beautiful start ....gonna be unbelievably nice once finished ...

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +2

      Thanks.😉Going to try my best to make it a dream living.

  • Lawrence Berg
    Lawrence Berg Vor 2 years +3

    Using dry dowels in wet logs gives you a tighter fit!
    when the wet logs dry the hole gets smaller.
    When the dry dowels suck up the moisture from the wet logg they will expend!
    Keep up the good work 👌💪

  • Manuel Angerer
    Manuel Angerer Vor 2 years +3

    Hi Erik, wonderful work! I really enjoy your pace, you do not stress yourself to get something finished. Enjoy every moment of your the jourey and stay kind with your body! Also wonderful angles with the camera and smooth editing! All the best :)

  • Finnish Playground
    Finnish Playground Vor 2 years

    Great work as usual! I noticed you hit the pegs all the way down. I have heard that you should not make too tight fit there and leave a small gap (so that the peg is shorter that the hole). Otherwise the pegs will start carrying the cabin when the logs settle. And that causes gaps between the logs. Not sure how big deal that is after all, but it would be interesting to hear how it's traditionally done there.

  • Beneditas Serralheria & Reformas

    Está muito boa as legendas. Está ficando só o ouro, até o próximo video.

  • Gary Mucher
    Gary Mucher Vor 2 years +4

    I precise fit from one log to the other on top is simply amazing. And then the locking pegs installed make it near indestructible. Thumbs Up!

  • Dan
    Dan Vor 2 years +6

    just found your channel this morning and i watched episodes 1 thru 13 nonstop. You have earned a new subscriber. love the videos and can't wait to see where you go from here.

      STEVEN HOLTON Vor 2 years

      Love the way these guys value their subscriptions so highly wtfo!

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      Thank you my friend. New video coming soon. 👍

  • Steven Noel
    Steven Noel Vor 2 years +2

    Erik very nice video your cabin is coming along so well your a very skilled craftsman .

  • Karsten Andersen
    Karsten Andersen Vor 2 years +4

    I learn a lot from from seing you working. I appreciate that you show how, without explaning with words. Your subtitles even makes it better. I`m looking forward to new episodes. keep up your good spirit. Hilsen fra Danmark!

  • Ádám Várhelyi
    Ádám Várhelyi Vor 2 years +4

    There is so many guys out there, dream about a project like this... and you work on it, and ( in that case) not just for you, but for all of us. Maybe I am a bit sentimental, but thanks for it man. Patient is not my best ability, but this is woth it. Go for it!

  • carl ameen
    carl ameen Vor year

    I am very impressed with the way this young man go's about his work. Think it, see it, do it, bravo , detail is what it is always about, This is one of the very few works going on that I would give a 12 0n a scale of 1 to 10, keep up the good work my friend.

  • João Rabaça Teixeira
    João Rabaça Teixeira Vor 2 years +2

    Great work, good to follow up on your videos. I Would like to know where could I buy such tools and start learning alongside with your work

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      My axes are mostly made by Gränsfors Bruks. Some older tools like the saw and hand drill I don't think are made anymore, found from flea market. The exact methods and tools that I use are not a must, there are many ways to build a log cabin.
      Good luck, anything is possible! ;)

  • Eero Laukkanen
    Eero Laukkanen Vor 2 years +3

    Good job, Erik, again, nice to see logging to continue. I bet that "rain" this time a year was pretty refreshing....even in Southern Sweden, they just got more snow in Northern Finland?????=)

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      Yes we just got a bit of snow, then the next day it can be warm and sunny. :)

  • VMO [Sweden]
    VMO [Sweden] Vor 2 years +6

    Roligt att du är igång med bygget igen! Spännande att se vad du hinner med i år, keep up the good work!
    Liten fråga bara, vad har du 20-tältet till? :)

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      Tackar. Förvarar grejer där, kan inte bära med mig alla verktyg o sånt varje gång. Skönt att sova i också 👍

  • Ivan Hedlund
    Ivan Hedlund Vor 2 years +3

    Great content as usual! How do you know if the log is too high as you described? Also, what is the purpose of that short board you have on the tree?

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +3

      Thank you. I have to plan what log is going to be next on the notch. The next log is not big enough (diameter) to reach over the notch and leave enough above for next notch. This you always have to plane ahead for, specially when the diameters differs in top and bottom end. Hope you understand my explanation.
      The board is used to set the scriber in level, so the points are exactly above each other.

  • Kim Rathier
    Kim Rathier Vor 2 years +4

    Hi Erik, great job. May I suggest you make yourself a set of log dogs, I believe it will help you and make your job easier.

  • Brett Hildebrandt
    Brett Hildebrandt Vor 2 years +4

    I enjoy watching and listening to what you are doing while I carve. It very peaceful. Thank you for sharing.

  • Doris Lynne Graham

    I just found out what your vblog is about. I appreciate your skills and your determination of finishing. When I was 16 my mother and father bought land in Alaska. We moved there the next spring, and started felling trees for the next spring. Then we built our home of logs and miss and mostly love. Good luck to in all of your venture's.

  • Eric Meinke
    Eric Meinke Vor 2 years

    Thanks Erik! Nice videos, I hope your enjoying your project. Nice environment, rain probably felt good. Slay the dragon!

  • Erik Widlund
    Erik Widlund Vor 2 years +17

    When it is 50%water and 50% snow, a real Viking keeps logging :D

  • Larry325
    Larry325 Vor 2 years +2

    Erik. Great video as usual. I like the subtitles also. It must feel good to have the good weather so you can get to it again. 👍👍

  • McRocket
    McRocket Vor 2 years +4

    Hey Erik (the nerd woodsman - ;) ),
    that CC idea is a FABULOUS one.
    When I first read it? I thought - that just seems like more work for you for little in return.
    But I was wrong.
    It makes the videos seem more personal...yet does not disturb the peace/serenity of the videos.
    Also, it does give helpful information.
    I don't think I have ever seen CC used quite like this - did you come up with the idea yourself?
    It really is a great innovation.
    BTW - what kind of shoes are you wearing on the first day? Do they have little holes in them?
    Finally - none of my business, but that black mark just under your left ear? If that is a mole, I would get that checked out. It's fairly big and very dark. My mother died of skin cancer - so I know a bit about it.

  • Bal Trade
    Bal Trade Vor 2 years +4

    I really admire men who go extra mile to bulid what's rare in today's world, I envy his courage to go solo in the wilderness, hope there's no squash watching him!

    • Bal Trade
      Bal Trade Vor 2 years +1

      Thank you so much Eric, keep up the wonderful work!

  • 25ybot
    25ybot Vor 2 years +3

    Awesome work don't let anyone get you down you are a good Man.

    • 25ybot
      25ybot Vor 2 years

      @Erik Grankvistlove your work man please keep the vids coming.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      Thanks man, really motivating. 👍

  • Zurc Aled
    Zurc Aled Vor 2 years +7

    Looking forward to see of outcome of your project

  • Maynard Stamper
    Maynard Stamper Vor 2 years +2

    Awesome video!!

  • Ferd.
    Ferd. Vor 2 years +4

    still going strong, your motivation is very good! keep up the good work, was that knife an EKA ?

  • Ron Dennis
    Ron Dennis Vor 2 years +3

    Great Job. I like the subtitles.
    What is the diameter of the dowel drill?

  • Paul Yip
    Paul Yip Vor 2 years +1

    Great video and I really enjoy watching ...... Thanks a lot!

  • Jimmer Mackinnon
    Jimmer Mackinnon Vor 11 Monate

    Love this man! SO what I am planning on doing! here on my land!

  • Dyana Mullican
    Dyana Mullican Vor 2 years +2

    It is so interesting to watch your reasoning for the cabin. Now you about where you will be putting in a window. thank you for sharing with us.

  • Sandie Smith
    Sandie Smith Vor 16 Tage

    Hi, Erik. It just occurred to me to ask if you hear all the sounds of nature around you while you’re working or are you in the zone so much, you don’t notice. I, for one, love the sounds of the different birds and the wind in the trees. It’s as if they are playing a melody just for you, to honor what you are doing in their midst. You’re living your best life, whether you know it or not. I’m so happy to be able to see it and encourage you as you accomplish each milestone in your dream endeavor. Gotta love you, Erik!!! My body is 76 years old, but I’m as young as you in my mind. Thank you for giving us old folks something to look forward to on DEclips!!!❤🥰😘🤗

  • Safety Data Sheet SDS Author

    amazing job for someone that just graduated from High School. This used to be called high quality hard work, now they call it OCD

  • Jim Ackerman
    Jim Ackerman Vor 2 years +2

    Awesome job, thanks for sharing this

  • C zaro
    C zaro Vor 2 years +3

    Sehr gute Arbeit!

  • gillian templeton
    gillian templeton Vor 2 years +2

    completely and totally in awe of your skills and abilities

  • Jerry Johns
    Jerry Johns Vor 2 years +4

    Great video. This will last till you’re a grandfather. You can show them the videos of your building it.

  • Kevin Williams
    Kevin Williams Vor 2 years +8

    You are an inspiration to young people everywhere. Like the subtitles, ask that they stay up a bit longer, some I had to go back to finish reading them.

    • john k mcgregor
      john k mcgregor Vor 2 years +2

      Kevin Williams being a bit deaf I do like the subtitles. By the way he is an inspiration to us all not just youngsters, thanks Eric. J🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      Okej will fix that. Thanks for the advice. :)

  • elena fernandez
    elena fernandez Vor 2 years +7

    Nice video, thank you for sharing! Greetings from Melbourne, Australia. 👋

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +4

      Thank you. I have lived in Melbourne for 2,5 years. 👍

  • Gustavo
    Gustavo Vor 2 years +3

    Your axe collection is awesome! Cheers from Brazil!

  • Jorge Peralta
    Jorge Peralta Vor 2 years

    Hermoso lo que haces. 👍👍👍

  • William Rhea
    William Rhea Vor 2 years +2

    Hard work with a purpose is very beneficial to being a good person. You can appreciate work well done. I commend you.

  • K M
    K M Vor 2 years +4

    Love that you are taking on this old school challenge. If ever there is a zombie apocalypse, I want to be in your camp.

  • Kris
    Kris Vor 2 years +3

    Hi Erik, very good job, i like your channel! Do you know also a channel showing how to build a tipical small country Swedish red house? Thanks

  • baum stamm
    baum stamm Vor 2 years +1

    hei Erik! nice one again!
    whats your thoughts on straight vs curved handles for the felling axe? and how do you sharpen your saw? dont know if thats what you want but would be nice to learn about tools too! and where to find this compass?

    • baum stamm
      baum stamm Vor 2 years +1

      @Erik Grankvist perfekt, i think this would be a good video!

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      Thank you. Doesn't really matter if you go with a straight or curved handel, just what you are used to. I like straight handels for bigger axes (Gränsfors felling axe) and curved for smaller axes. I use a file to sharpen saw, could show this in a video. I want to do a video on what tools you need/what I use to build with hand tools. But this will probably be a video much later on.

  • Ken Marapese
    Ken Marapese Vor 2 years +3

    Right about the time I started wondering how were you going to elevate your work platform you did.

  • Arch Stanton
    Arch Stanton Vor 2 years +4

    Sehr gut gemacht!

  • Brett Hannan
    Brett Hannan Vor 2 years +1

    This is how you build a log cabin,nice work

  • Innoin
    Innoin Vor 2 years +1

    Did u leave any gap for dowels to sag down? If not that could be a problem soon. There should be couple of cm empty space on top of dowels so logs can sag down freely.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      Yes, I leave space both top and bottom. Thanks

  • Lee M
    Lee M Vor 2 years +5

    Excellent skills brother.

  • Buffalo
    Buffalo Vor 2 years

    Erik, yes a farm tractor! But what about a lift in the tractor for the logs?

  • Kvaigor
    Kvaigor Vor 2 years

    Привет из России! У тебя хорошо получается, продолжай в том-же духе! Удачи.

  • Jan Lerl
    Jan Lerl Vor 2 years +3

    ...an amazing vid as always !!! :) thanks for a wonderful time :)

  • Parrish Hemmeke
    Parrish Hemmeke Vor 2 years

    I'm thinking stain the logs as they go on to get the moss side and prevent the mold. Not that I've ever seen that done.

  • Ray Capps
    Ray Capps Vor year

    How many logs can you notch and scribe, in one day? Great job by the way 👏 👍

  • Jim Sechrengost
    Jim Sechrengost Vor 2 years +5

    I really like the new subtitles. I saw you eating lunch. I was wondering about what you normally eat on the job? I imagine that all the work uses a lot of calories. So what do you normally eat? Also wil we see any more of the dog? What breed is it? How old is that tractor and what is the manufacturer? It seems like an old tough machine. The kind they don't make anymore.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +6

      The dog Alice has got puppies, it is a Kavalier King Charles Spaniel. The traktor is fully original old Ferguson "Grålle" from 1950s, these have dragged a lot of timber in Sweden when they came.
      This might not be the best but I don't eat much when I am out working. I eat a big breakfast and sometimes have something small like a sandwich with me and work 7-9 hours. Then eat much for dinner, real "husmanskost". Then sometimes I work a little more in the evening and have a very small evening "snack". I don't like having to take a big break eating or having with me a lot of food when working, but this is just me. There is probably a better eating schedule for me. Thank you for the questions 👍

  • Andy Greenwood
    Andy Greenwood Vor 2 years +4

    I like the subtitles. It gives a good way to communicate more detail without getting in the way of your videos.

  • Rudy M
    Rudy M Vor 2 years +2

    Erik, what kind of wood do you use for your cabin? And can you share the cabin plan? Is it your own?

    • Rudy M
      Rudy M Vor 2 years +1

      Thanks Eric. That would’ve be nice if you can share the building plan so that we can visualize it.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      It is Spruce. Could share my plan in another video, it is my own and my grandfathers ideas.

  • Unflushablepiss
    Unflushablepiss Vor 2 years +3

    dumb question, but how come you remove wood chips from base/under floor?

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      When the roof is on I will throw everything out through the door. 👍

  • Gianluigi Bit
    Gianluigi Bit Vor 2 years +1

    Ciao dall'Italia, sei veramente bravo ,senza uso di motosega complimenti ,super bravo.

  • Tim Mccranie
    Tim Mccranie Vor 2 years +4

    Snow on the ground and Croc's on!!! Love it and the Channel, Keep up the good work young man!! From South Ga. USA.

  • Alberto Vargas
    Alberto Vargas Vor 2 years +3

    Awesome job

  • lasse lindgren
    lasse lindgren Vor 2 years +2

    Bra jobbat!

  • Bruce St.Martin
    Bruce St.Martin Vor 2 years +3

    New sub here... I just stumbled on your channel. Looks great ! Watching from Los Angeles,.

  • Human to nature.
    Human to nature. Vor 2 years +5

    When you lay the plastic together I hit the 👍

    JOSIP Vor 2 years +4

    Bravo Erik👏👍

  • bill
    bill Vor 9 Monate

    For a 19-year-old, your skills must have been trained by another.

  • Above All Things Love
    Above All Things Love Vor 2 years +2

    Nice work Erik.

  • Cheryl Joynson
    Cheryl Joynson Vor 2 years +3

    Loved the subs. Would you not use a chainsaw for cutting those logs ?

  • Hassekongo
    Hassekongo Vor 2 years +5

    Grym e du! Så kul å se när du sliter!

  • Pär Eriksson
    Pär Eriksson Vor 2 years +1

    Dymlingarna är väll inte för långa, slå inte dom i botten. Risk finns att det hakar upp sig i långdraget när timret har torkat

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      Glömde att lägga till det i undertexten, att dymlingarna inte var ner till botten. Bara att huvudet slogs av precis vid slutet, det händer ibland. Det är en konst att få till dem i precis rätt storlek.

  • Batteries Not Required Toys & Things

    maybe you addressed this elsewhere, but what is in the tent??? Is that where you store your tools? It seems like your family home isn't that far from your build site, so I don't imagine that you are camping in the tent... just curious :) I am thoroughly enjoying your calm, steady work habits. Both my grandfathers came to Canada at your age - one from France and one from Norway. Neither could speak English and were looking to build a homestead. They both were great craftsmen with wood as well. I imagine they had the same drive you display to succeed in their endeavors. Others have said it, and I feel it too - it is so relaxing to watch you build your dream, thank you for letting us come along with you

  • Myles
    Myles Vor 2 years +3

    Subtitles are a nice addition. Thanks for sharing !

  • Dean Beauvais
    Dean Beauvais Vor 2 years +2

    Im impressed.I don't think could even consider it. Good for you>

  • Игорь Соломатин

    Мужик!!! Все классно. Ускоряй, когда однотипные действия происходят.

  • Gustav Sjökvist
    Gustav Sjökvist Vor 2 years +1

    Var någonstans i landet håller du till?
    Otroligt fint bygge!

  • sergio quiroz
    sergio quiroz Vor 2 years +1

    un saludo desde medellin colombia muchacho eres muy inteligente felicitaciones