A little more fancy axe work
I thought that everyone might enjoy seeing Roald and his associates doing a little more axework. Here’s a video of them beveling a beam:
It’s quick, leaves a great surface and can be done where there’s no electricity or gasoline. Roald tells me that the axe he is using is a replica of a medieval Norwegian type made by a local smith. They are working in a manner that allows them to duplicate the tool marks found in Scandinavian stave churches. This finished section of the beam was oval and it was used in a reconstructed house in Stiklestad.
Just in case you might think that these guys are working in the shop all day long, watch how Roald drops a tree right where he wants it. Watch the entire 4 minutes and pay close attention to his technique.
Roald has a number of other videos on YouTube that are well worth watching. And, I’m going to encourage him to put more videos up of the work they’re doing at the University.