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TESTING The Weirdest Axe Ever For Log Cabin?

  • Am 17 Aug 2020 veröffentlicht
  • I normally upload on the log cabin series. This is a short video of testing a new weird axe. I still prefer my normal method, but this is good when the log is too high up. The end is a little preview of the next video on the log cabin.
    Were you can buy this axe (don't know if you can order this axe outside of Sweden): skogma.se/reeman-tjackelyxa-2...
    When I graduated from high school and wanted 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.
    Next episode will show the finishing of the walls of the log cabin!
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  • Montana Family Trails
    Montana Family Trails Vor 2 years +73

    This has to be the coolest cabin ever... made by one person only using hand tools, even to get the logs to begin with! Impressive!!

    • Paul Stottman
      Paul Stottman Vor Monat

      That axe is made for the job . Very impressive.

    • Cowboy Thomas
      Cowboy Thomas Vor year

      @Erik Grankvist I think you are based out of Europe and if so you should sell quality European axes of all kinds for merch. Watchers in the Americas will like that we are stuck with cheap Chinese garbage or extremely over priced European.

    • Cowboy Thomas
      Cowboy Thomas Vor year +1

      Yes great only had to use the tractor once.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +12

      Thank you, appreciate it.

  • Joanne Mason
    Joanne Mason Vor year +4

    I love the project! As for the axe, it forces you to use one direction strikes, and over time that's bad bad for your body. Your usual method is to use strikes from both directions, working both sides of your body. That equals less daily fatigue and fewer injuries over time.

  • Mark Fritch
    Mark Fritch Vor 2 years +11

    I made an ax similar to that about 40 years ago. I started with an old double bitted felling ax that was used in the large timber that we used to have here in Oregon and Washington. I put a symmetrical compound curve in each side of the ax. This allowed me to cut both directions and to chop notches from one or both sides of the notch. You could chop one side, raise the ax and spin it a half turn and start chopping the other side. You can also go down the log and chop a lateral groove in either direction should the grain of the log shift from right to left. I thought I was pretty smart until I went to the Gränsfors Bruk plant in Bergsjö. In the last room that I was in I found that Gabriel Brånby had found two commercially made axes exactly like what I had made for myself. I still have a photo of Olaf Jung holding one of the axes.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      Nice. Interesting story. Still smart making it from a double bitted axe. :)

  • Ken Bowers
    Ken Bowers Vor 2 years +4

    It's been a while since you've been on. That is one beautiful axe/daze and will save you some time and still keep the traditional feel of your build. Looking forward to seeing the next video. Keep safe and healthy! Ken from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

  • James Iha
    James Iha Vor 2 years +12

    I like it. They need to make a left and a right version of it so the head is attached facing 2 different ways. One should have a red handle (cuts right) and one should have a green handle (cuts left) to tell them apart. You're welcome, from your favorite Tin Knocker.

    • Joseph T
      Joseph T Vor year

      I wonder if this is the James Iha from the band

  • Timothy McIe
    Timothy McIe Vor year +3

    AWESOME job young man. You should be very proud of yourself and take much pride in your accomplishments. There aren't many lads your age that could/would attempt what you have completed on your own. Great job. Very skillful performance you have shown. Keep it up. I look forward to watching more of your content.

    • Tom Mulder
      Tom Mulder Vor year +1

      Most people just can't afford it, it's a privilege more than anything.
      Young people (or just lads) would love to be able to afford this, and have the education, tools, and opportunity.
      But there's a few hurdles and risks most people (or lads) can't afford to take, because of how great the economy is doing and the price of living and the quality of life and education in most places....
      But sure go off, pretend that people (or lads) are all just lazy bums nowadays.

  • McKinneyDoug
    McKinneyDoug Vor year +1

    I agree it's an odd axe, but for some job it's probably the perfect tool. Keep up the great work Erik, you should be very proud of the skills you're mastering and what you are creating!

  • Jae Fellows
    Jae Fellows Vor year +1

    I am jealous this strong young handsome man gets to build his own cabin in the woods and he is so good at it. Beautiful craftsmanship!

  • Northern Woodsman
    Northern Woodsman Vor 2 years +5

    A large version of this, hewing axe style, might be good for making dugout canoes.

  • lynn cooper
    lynn cooper Vor year +2

    Never seen a ax like that, but it looks like it's going to be some good work.Awesome video.👍👍👍👍👍❤

  • Ruru War Dragons
    Ruru War Dragons Vor 2 years +2

    I has seen adze before, but that is an adze axe combo. I have to wonder how they’re forged. Another great video-as always

  • derrith1877
    derrith1877 Vor year

    I would love to see a closeup of each of your tools. Is the broad bladed axe offset to one side?

  • Airton Percisi
    Airton Percisi Vor 2 years +1

    Looking forward to seeing this house ready!

  • Don pace
    Don pace Vor 2 years +7

    Great to see you again cabin is getting taller ,that Axe is really Weird .

  • Ubiratan Oliveira

    Erik, ápos assistir vários dos seus vídeos em ao menos 5 TV´s e monitores diferentes e com diversas tipos de configurações de imagem, acredito que o problema recorrente de escurecimento de imagem que venho observando nos seus vídeos, se deva à : ou ocorre na edição de vídeo, ou o recurso de compensação de luminosidade de sua câmera de gravação não está habilitado. Pois o escurecimento da imagem no geral se dá quando passa de ambiente claro para ambiente com sombra ou em penumbra. O intuito é sempre colaborar para melhorar. ( Erik, after watching several of your videos on at least 5 TV's and different monitors and with different types of image settings, I believe that the recurring problem of image darkening that I have been observing in your videos, is due to: or occurs in editing video, or the brightness compensation feature of your recording camera is not enabled. For the darkening of the image in general occurs when it changes from a light environment to a shaded or dim environment. The aim is always to collaborate to improve.)

  • Ferd.
    Ferd. Vor 2 years +2

    Well ; good to see you back Erik! Indeed a "crooked" axe but it does the job outstanding, how to sharpen this...?

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      Yes sharpening this is a challenge. I have a smaller sharpening stone.

  • Blair Arthur
    Blair Arthur Vor 2 years +2

    looks like you like your new axe,it seems to work pretty good

  • EldarKinSlayer
    EldarKinSlayer Vor 2 years +2

    A cross between a broad axe and an adze. Very specialized but useful, very cool.

  • Steven Noel
    Steven Noel Vor 2 years +1

    Wonderful video Erik I’m glad you are back again I enjoy watching your videos so much .

  • Susan OShea
    Susan OShea Vor 2 years +2

    What a great tool! Thanks for sharing.

  • Gemini twins try anything Gtta

    So what do you think of the performance of the axe I believe you’re doing a great job doing it on your own More or less the old way if you know what I’m saying

  • Richard Sabean
    Richard Sabean Vor 2 years +2

    Glad to see your ok,, no videos in awhile..Great work doing it all by hand,, without any power tools.. Chain saw droping ,, limbing & cutting the saddles & roughing the groove would cut the time in half,!!! I've done them both ways.. Stay safe ,,Aloha

  • francisco hernandez
    francisco hernandez Vor 2 years

    Sería maravilloso aprender el oficio de constructor de cabañas rústicas. Y que bien que no se a perdido ese buen gusto saludos cordiales.

  • Pxb Vic
    Pxb Vic Vor 11 Monate

    Dude you have mad axe skills IRL....
    I don't know why DEclips sent me here, but much respect for your efforts you do incredible work.

  • Felipe Fontes
    Felipe Fontes Vor year +7

    That moment when that log hit just right. 2:30 ish. Damn that was 🔥

  • Laura Ristow
    Laura Ristow Vor year

    Perfect tool for your stacking method!

  • Sue Norton
    Sue Norton Vor 2 years +4

    That was to short ☹ never seen an axe like that before but man it did a great job. Be safe

  • MidnightAmratha
    MidnightAmratha Vor 2 years +1

    looking good, pretty useful axe

  • Larry325
    Larry325 Vor 2 years +1

    Erik it looks like the usual way you do it your force is all down. With this axe it looks like it’s not as easy to control and your spending more time in one spot. Is this the case? Looks like you went quicker before. But there may be a place where that might be a useful tool to have. ?? Great video as usual. 👍👍

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      @Carmine69ification skogma.se/reeman-tjackelyxa-243142001940/

    • Carmine69ification
      Carmine69ification Vor 2 years

      @Erik Grankvist where did you get the axe?

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +2

      Yes it is easier the usual way I do it. But if I didn't raise the work platform it is easier to do with this axe.

  • baum stamm
    baum stamm Vor 2 years

    hei erik, what are the legal restriction in sweden to build a cabin in sweden? what do you have to watch out for? best regards and keep goin;)

  • Onubense 1977
    Onubense 1977 Vor 2 years

    Hola. Nunca había visto un hacha con esa forma. Gracias por mostrarlo.

  • Jim Cripps
    Jim Cripps Vor year

    As regards the Axe it's as the old adage states "Form follows function" . Great job. Regards, Jim in NI UK

  • Juan González G
    Juan González G Vor 2 years

    What an interesting channel, want to see more

  • Jappel
    Jappel Vor 2 years +2

    Good video as always. Sadly it was a short one :)

    • Jappel
      Jappel Vor 2 years +1

      @Erik Grankvist great I am looking forward to it

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      Next video will be a full length log cabin episode. :)

  • Marshall Suber
    Marshall Suber Vor 2 years +1

    Is there right and left hand versions of that tool? It seems quite dangerous just from some of the shots. I'm glad to have you back, but be careful. Blessings from New Orleans.

    • Marshall Suber
      Marshall Suber Vor 2 years +1

      @Erik Grankvist Thanks, that makes me feel better but do be safe!

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      Yes. There is a right and a left.

  • Soul Scout
    Soul Scout Vor 2 years +1

    Good job ! Have fun Erik !

  • يوسف الليبي
    يوسف الليبي Vor 2 years +7

    Where have you been all this time, Mr. Eric, don't be late to us, as we want to finish building the hut

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +12

      Yes sorry about that. I don't like it either when you are not updated. New episode next week. :)

  • 8th colony est.1653
    8th colony est.1653 Vor 5 Monate

    looks like one of those German Oberharst or however you spell it style of axes, always thought the Mexican cedar axes made by plumb resembled them. awesome axe!!

  • G Bruce
    G Bruce Vor 2 years +1

    Looks like you got the hang of that new ax. What is it called? Spoon ax? Gouge ax?

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      I don't know the name of this tool, if it even has a name. But I guess it's a type of adze.

  • selador11
    selador11 Vor 2 years +1

    Cool tool! Pretty much a wood adze with a sideways handle.

  • Hubert Cumberdale

    Imagine what a nasty hard too heal wound that axe would make.

  • Topias Nurmi
    Topias Nurmi Vor 2 years +1

    In Finland it is available.
    www.uittokalusto.fi/reeman-kourukirves-oikeakatinen-e3696.html Right-handed version
    www.uittokalusto.fi/reeman-kourukirves-vasenkatinen-1.html Left-handed version
    It's called a gutter- chute- or throughaxe in Finnish.
    There is also another version from Finland available (not international shipping) hirsityokalut.fi/tuote/kourukirves/

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      Thanks for the info. Too bad that they only sell in Finland.

  • Feraco Pictures
    Feraco Pictures Vor 4 Monate

    Awesome axe where did you get it?

  • El Perro Dice guau
    El Perro Dice guau Vor 2 years +3

    Muy buen video :D

  • Rick Felix
    Rick Felix Vor 2 years +2

    Thank you bud for another great video. Greetings from Arizona USA

  • demos113
    demos113 Vor year

    A good man with an axe. :-)

  • Leif Hietala
    Leif Hietala Vor 5 Monate

    Well I think the axe is a brilliant, if singleminded, solution to a problem. But being lefthanded, I hate it.
    Ah well.

  • scottnyc
    scottnyc Vor year

    Requesting the local blacksmith to design this style of axe probably caused many arguments in the early days.”What are you crazy”?”I’m not doing that to an axe head!!!”

  • baum stamm
    baum stamm Vor 2 years +1

    what modell of axe do you use for chopping the joints in the corner?

    • baum stamm
      baum stamm Vor 2 years +1

      @Erik Grankvist what version of this axe would you recomend? the double bevel or one of the asymetrical ones?

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      Gränsfors bruks broad axe model 1900

    NO ONE ABOVE Vor 2 years +1

    Good IDEA man 🙂🔥💪

  • Craig Quilter
    Craig Quilter Vor 2 years +1

    Glad to see you, awesome tool, is it Grandsford??

    • Peeter Reemann
      Peeter Reemann Vor 2 years +1

      @Erik Grankvist it's an ax made by me :) www.sepp.ee

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +2

      This is a Finnish company that I didn't know about called Reeman.

  • chickenfarm09
    chickenfarm09 Vor year

    What kind of trees do you use in Sweden?

  • Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria

    Ya quiero verla cuando acabe :~

  • Chevinto
    Chevinto Vor 2 years +4

    Que tranquilisante 😌

  • Fytt
    Fytt Vor year +1

    i was just scared he would hit the camera

  • Jero RGB
    Jero RGB Vor 2 years +2

    Hahahaha a shovelaxe it makes both functions in the wood

  • Matias Fuenzalida
    Matias Fuenzalida Vor 2 years

    Si yo lo estubiera haciendo lo dejaria a la mitad todo xd

  • Lars Kiel
    Lars Kiel Vor 2 years +1


  • Александр Кондратьев

    красивая работа

  • Lampshade
    Lampshade Vor 2 years +3

    Imagine seeing this crooked blade axe during a fight in a medieval battlefield and then seeing your comrades getting chopped into a parabola /:o

  • Bob Anderson
    Bob Anderson Vor 2 years +1


  • Caricaturas shidas Para ver mientras comes xd

    Greetings from Monterrey Nuevo León, Mexico, you are a big brother.

  • david harrison
    david harrison Vor 2 years +1

    So did you like the axe?

    • david harrison
      david harrison Vor 2 years +1

      @Erik Grankvist really just a sideways adze, I can see how it would work well at height, no standing on skinny logs. Keep up the good work enjoy your content.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +2

      It's a bit of a learning curve in the beginning, being so different. But ones you get the hang of it it can be effective in certain situations. I still prefer my usual method but this is much better if the log is higher up. :)

  • Francisco Mendoza
    Francisco Mendoza Vor 2 years +15

    Por cierto mire este canal en “Un poco de todo"

  • Jack Tramiel
    Jack Tramiel Vor year

    Patience Mother of all virtue

  • ramdalion
    ramdalion Vor 9 Monate

    Är det den där sortens yxa som kallas "Skål-Yxa" ? :)

  • Brian Jetty
    Brian Jetty Vor 2 years +1

    Sleeping out at the end I see. Under a sweet sky Northern sky. Where's the bugs?

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      There were not a lot of bugs that night. And of course I use insect repellent.

  • Contadino X caso
    Contadino X caso Vor 2 years +1

    Nice! From Italy

  • Jullian
    Jullian Vor 2 years +1

    How are you gunna do windows and doors?

    • Jullian
      Jullian Vor 2 years +1

      Erik Grankvist cool

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +2

      I just finished the opening of the windows. You will see this in episode 17. First I will be uploading ep 16 "finishing the walls" :).

  • Cameron Williams
    Cameron Williams Vor year

    What type of wood is this? Pine?

  • cathrinecat_
    cathrinecat_ Vor year

    3:24 made me flinch

  • Francisco Mendoza
    Francisco Mendoza Vor 2 years +1

    Cada cuánto sube videos este compa ?

  • Oldest Survivalist
    Oldest Survivalist Vor 2 years +1

    So where do I buy this adze axe???

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      Link in description. Don't know if you can buy this axe outside of Sweden.

  • Okeechobee Joe
    Okeechobee Joe Vor year

    I suggest that you stop jumping down off things and start using a ladder.
    I know.....your young !
    But when you turn about 50yrs old, you'll regret every jump down you ever did.

  • nazmi
    nazmi Vor 9 Monate

    Hello Eric,
    I subscribed to channel

  • Martin Johansson
    Martin Johansson Vor 2 years

    I suggest you buy this axe directly from the blacksmith himself: sepp.ee/en/peeter_remann/

  • Riperfox
    Riperfox Vor 2 years

    hermano y donde vas a poner la puerta?

  • Nur Hamdah
    Nur Hamdah Vor 2 years +1


  • Ramon Bauti
    Ramon Bauti Vor 2 years

    💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻desde España

  • Macías
    Macías Vor 2 years +1


  • Sebastian Fernandez
    Sebastian Fernandez Vor 2 years

    Va quedando crack 💪

    ZEKİ TAŞER Vor 2 years +1


  • VA F
    VA F Vor 2 years +4

    A ca en mexico son las
    1:50 A.M.
    pe pus a verlo
    The video is cool.
    Yea men.
    Edit:yo fui el tercero sii

    • VA F
      VA F Vor 2 years

      @Chevinto una
      Y a dormir
      Ya sabes

    • Chevinto
      Chevinto Vor 2 years

      @VA F hacer el bladimir

    • VA F
      VA F Vor 2 years

      Hora si a mimir

    • Marcelo Vasquez
      Marcelo Vasquez Vor 2 years +1

      @VA F
      Despues de este video a mimir

  • ATO Konstruksi
    ATO Konstruksi Vor 2 years +1


  • elmaurus_05
    elmaurus_05 Vor 2 years +1

    Vengo por un poco de todo

  • Pat Daley
    Pat Daley Vor year

    bruh what kind of jacket is that

  • Anil Dogra
    Anil Dogra Vor 9 Monate


  • juannacu nnacu
    juannacu nnacu Vor 2 years +1

    4 a.m. in Uruguay

  • Evgen
    Evgen Vor 2 years +3

    Эрик посоветую тебе канал Адвокат Егоров

  • Ted Semonis
    Ted Semonis Vor 2 years

    Adze sidways

  • Sam
    Sam Vor 2 years +1

    Un peu de tout

  • El Perro Dice guau
    El Perro Dice guau Vor 2 years +2

    Hola :p