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I was challenged to make a box so I decided to make it with just a chisel out of a block of firewood. this build is about as minimal on tools as you can get. there is not much more basic than a chisel.
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Cheater starting with firewood, go into the forest cut down a tree with your chisel and only with one chisel, no hammer anything else a found rock, branch anything like that acts like mallet and again techinically cheating also your working bench is one hell of a tool can not forget that so there is atleast 3 tools involved there already , let it dry, split it with the chisel and make your box, , then come telling folks it`s possible :D :D on a more serios note, yes it's possible starting from a firewood and ending up with a box using only a chisel but why would you, seriosly why? when there is so many other wonderful tools too to help you speed up the process...
I'm sorry if I came across as rude, that was not my intention, my original post was meant more tongue in cheek. As a challenge if I think back makeing a box with a chisel was a part of my wood-working class at the very beginning maybe in grade 4 or so, just so young boys would get the feeling of what and how chisels work and believe me many boxes started as firewood and ended up as firewood :D
because I find it fun. many of the things on this channel are done the hard way and in every project I limit myself in tools to hone my skills and find a different way to do things. I am actually working on a video now where I will be chopping down the tree using only a chisel.
I remember as a kid messing with a chisel by writing my name at a random block of wood. I was using a hammer to push the chisel down the wood. Then I accidentaly put my thumb on the top of the chisel handle and hit it by the hammer.It was really painful but no one knew because I was alone in the garage.
I made a wood sheath for a knife using another knife once but that was more out of lack of tools and it took me about 3 days. (I also used a pencil and wood glue and kept testing the fit until it was snug enough to stay in upside down but still be able to pull the blade out rather easy.) my point was the techniques used are about the same though I imagine a chisel is much better at cutting accurate lines than a little 4" folding knife. (it was wavy and not at all evenly proportioned.)
A keen eye, patience and some imagination go a long ways, better tools lead to more inspired and accurate work but enough elbow grease can achieve any task with enough patience and determination. Since then I've gained chisels and a dremel set but I still like to use the ole whittling knife for a lot of fine detail mostly because I used it so long and that I keep it at a nice 2000 grit edge. (it's a single blade, case xx with brass and antler handle with a 10-20 degree angle on the edge.)
Just tried this today, (I cheated with a chop saw) only mine was a chest with hinges. I used a single small stump piece of ceader log and damn it took forever. I made it a one piecer so the seams matched up. Not planning on trying that again *my bandsaw needs new tires or else I would of used it*..... I can only imagine how hard it was using oak!
I've been interested in woodworking recently, and this video is what inspired me to put it into action! I found a cheap 3/4 chisel, bought a couple of chunks of firewood and got to work. And seeing your videos from when you first started only 3 years ago to the point you are today is the greatest inspiration. Thank you
Didn't use a pencil because you didn't want to use another tool? What about the hammer mate? Oh and the bench vise.🤣🤣 loved the video you are a craftsman my friend. I was just teasing to start.😉👌 big thumbs up.👍
I started wood working at home with just a 3/4" chisel. its pretty awesome. learned how to sharpen it with the materials I had on hand and i've made a couple sculptures that look pretty good with them.
maybe you could make a guitar stand or something. just looking around my office as to what I need lol.. nice work man :)
This was the second time watching this video and I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first. I'm adding to my chisel collection one chisel at a time so watching chisel videos helps pass the time until they arrive. I'm sparing no expense on developing a complete set of Lie-Nielsen bevel chisels so it will take months to save the money and order each chisel. Thanks for a fun video.
oh sorry. if you want you could just use a stick rather then a mallet. you can do anything in woodworking with just a chisel, it will just take longer. every other tool is just a faster way to make it happen. here is my list of the first tools in hand tool woodworking.
Totally love the Celtic weave. the whole project is awesome. I'm a complete medieval loving dork myself. My house is covered in swords and Celtic stuff, and I have Celtic knot tattoos. Loved your video.
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
Thanks for reading! See you again this time next month!
love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.