Firewood, Power Tools

STIHL 011 AVT Chainsaw Problem- Part 2

21 Sep , 2015   Video

With fall approaching now is a good time to get chainsaws tuned up and ready. Thought I would take another stab at getting the STIHL 0011 AVT arborist chainsaw working. Really like the small chainsaw. You can use it for an hour and it doesn’t tire you out. the power to weight ratio was excellent. […]

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Hauling, digging, etc, Heat and Cooling, Power Tools

Spring Break Tree Clean Up

26 Mar , 2015   Video

Had some time off during Spring Break in March.  Decided it was a good time to remove some trees that were diseased and to close to cabin. Side note: Personally, I don’t like to cut down trees, I like the shade and privacy they offer. But these were too close to the structure and could come […]

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End Cuts, Heat and Cooling, Power Tools, Relaxing

The Manly Man Weekend

16 Jun , 2014  

The long weekends have always been the cottage or cabin season opener. That’s when the ice has finally melted and moved off the lake. Most of the snow is gone and the recreational home is prepared for the summer. Lucky for me, a bunch of pals offered to give a hand and make this transition […]

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Power Tools

Advice for a Vise

29 Apr , 2014  

Have a new addition for the workshop. Two, large bench vises. In great condition. Found a huge 6″, heavy-duty, American made bench vise on Craigslist. The seller, was located out in the countryside at a retirement community. The older gentleman, who was selling it, had moved from a larger home with workshop to a smaller […]

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Other, Power Tools

The Trusty Table Saw

21 Apr , 2014  

Wow! This is the 100th published video on the Cedar Workshop channel. Can’t believe it’s come this far. I’ve racked my brain to come up with a special nogalistic video based on short clips of the last 100 videos, but to be honest, it took too long. So, I went back to the roots and […]

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Appliances, Other, Power Tools

Trading the Trusty Table Saw for a 1930’s Frost King Ice Box

18 Apr , 2014  

Took one for the team, and traded my trusty table saw for an 1930’s Frost King Ice Box. For the last year, we’ve been searching for one of these old school refrigerators. How they work is quite basic, a large chunk of ice would be put in the top and the cool air would filter […]

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Buildings and Renovations, Heat and Cooling, Power Tools

Splitting Hardwood Logs with a Ryobi 4 Ton Electric Log Splitter

17 Mar , 2014  

Just before winter, my neighbour took pity on me and gave a heck of a deal on an used Ryobi 4-Ton Electric Log Splitter $100 Bucks! Awesome! The plan was to use the log splitter at the cabin but, the extreme cold made it difficult. So, I decided to take the log splitter home to the […]

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Buildings and Renovations, Other, Power Tools

A Present from YouTube Fans and Subscribers to the Cedar Workshop

6 Jan , 2014  

This video was about a fantastic present from all the fans and subscribers. Because of a few clicks on the Google ads and a Google AdWords campaign, it has generated a few dollars to go towards a snow blower. The Cedar Workshop test facility is located on the top of a mountain and far away from […]

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Heat and Cooling, Power Tools

Dead Tree Cutting Project

17 Sep , 2013  

My father took the lead on the chainsaw and helped cut down a bunch of dead trees near the cabin. My father grew up on a farm on the East Coast and has tons more experience cutting trees safely. With my previous problems with these type of trees, I have no problems letting someone more […]

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Power Tools, Wind Turbine Projects

How to Squeeze Grease into a Wind Turbine Gearbox

15 Jul , 2013  

It was time to grease up the gearbox on the small wind turbine. Ran into a small problem with the bolts on the gearbox. Couldn’t fully remove them, so the grease had to be squeezed through a narrow crack. Didn’t have my grease gone handy and had to come up with a work around with […]

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Hauling, digging, etc, Power Tools

A Tree’s April Fools Trick

4 Apr , 2013  

Things don’t always go as planned.One of the trees close to the lake was rotten on the inside. The best time to trim trees is in the early spring before the ice thaws on the lake. The plan was to drop the tree on the lake and then buck it up in smaller pieces. Parts of […]

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