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About Robert Coldwater

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About Robert Coldwater
Hi, I am new to this forum, actually I have never joined a forum until today. I have been working with Wood on and off for 20 years. I have built traditional Birch skis and poles, toboggans, carved spoons and bowls. I make tools from bone stone and wood. I have crafted a traditional Scandinavian style half dovetail log cabin without the use of any power tools, only handtools. My wife and I have crafted a timber frame addition to our home together. Right now it is just bones and a roof. I have done everything with handtools in the past, but three years ago we had a child, and my wife once the addition finished, so I have recently acquired power tools. Scared the daylights out of me, but they are fast and effective. we live a mile and a quarter from a road, with our nearest neighbor 6 miles away. We have no electricity or running water, and want to keep it that way. We have acquired a generator to power the tools, and use it only for that. Looking to learn from others, share what I know, and get some questions answered.
Finland, MN
Gathering and processing wild foods, hunting, tanning hides, making tools from bone stone and wood, playing with my son and wife, exploring the wild lands I’m immersed in, timber framing and log building, making clothing and utensils
Father, husband, Gatherer, hunter


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