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  1. Prepperjon Author

    Out of curiosity what is that sound from when you are splitting wood? It’s a metallic sound almost like metal hitting tile or cement. Maybe it’s just the mic you are using. Anyway love your channel
    Cheers mate and happy trails

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  2. Rob the Wayward Woodworker Author

    Had I known there was sheet metal involved, I could have predicted blood. I always manage that no matter what I make out of it.

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  3. jerri marcum Author

    Hi Shawn..I really enjoy watching your videos..Was so sorry you got hurt..Accidents do happen..Be careful..And by the way, I accidently hit the dislike button..I really really do love your videos..Take care..

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  4. Adrianne Elsey Author

    I am curious how the wolves behave… how would things go if Callie were to meet up with one? How curious are they about your cabin and kitchen. Same for the other animals. For instance doe cooking in the outdoor kitchen attract the attention of bears or repel the deer?

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  5. Janet Withers Author

    Yikes. That is a deep cut. Maybe stitches at doc were in order. But you seemed to handle it ok. Be careful. I am going thru lots if your videos. Enjoy them all. Very soothing to see someone else working their butt off. Ha. The trees sound like running water. Loud rustling of leaves. Soothing. Thanks for sharing 🐱💞

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  6. H. J.James Author

    I love your videos! Please do take care of yourself out there, I know that you will but I felt compelled to say it. Thanks for all you do in excellence, & with such a humble spirit. Hugs to Cali.

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  7. heather calder Author

    I had to take my iPad to the bathroom incase I missed your accident. Cleaned my teeth, washed my face and hopped into bed, all while waiting for it to happen. Sounds a trifle blood thirsty doesn't it, poor finger. New Zealander.

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  8. Donna Nez Author

    please don't hatchet wood that way. you are expending way more energy when you will ever get back from the warmth.. hatchet it … then turn it upside down for the weight of the wood to cut itself… let the weight of the wood split its self on the axe.once you lift it about 3 inches

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  9. Patricia Barnes Author

    Still playing catch up, with videos I've not seen. I can hear Cali panting away in the background, like a miniature steam engine. She is never far away from your side, such a sweetheart.

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  10. Martha Adams Author

    OUCH! I have done that when prepping food. It really hurts! Cayenne pepper and some other herbs will stop the bleeding right away. It takes a few days to heal over, be safe. There is a thing call blood stop and it works really good.
    Wolf or coyote? Wrote that before you talked about it. Keep Cali safe – My 'trained service German Shepherd' has to be protected because she is afraid of nothing and actually that is a bad thing. I actually have a run for her for after dark so that she is safe. She fear nothing, but 2 or 3 coyotes together could really hurt her.

    Heal your finger quickly!

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  11. Linda Petersen Author

    time for rest for today tomorrow is another day I feel for You so that is what I am thinking You are doing a GREAT job in working on wood it is Great work !!!

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  12. M1A1 Abrams Author

    I was always wondering how you got your boards ripped down. I was under the assumption you brought in a portable band saw or paid someone w/ one. I have never seen this attachment for a chainsaw. Curious as to what it's called ?

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  13. Gustavo Roca Author

    Start using your left hand for things like sawing and chopping. I wrote that before seeing you damn near cut your finger off, well what I meant was that you're risking muscle and tendon damage by only using the right arm.

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  14. Ginny Lorenz Author

    Dear Shawn, Please also keep some of the homeopathic remedy Arnica Montana on hand. Little pellets under the tongue. Help protect from shock on all levels. Very helpful and useful in all kinds of injuries.

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  15. Sally Vernon Author

    Watching was thinking if the blood loss made you dizzy, probably some sugar (maple sugar) would help that. Aslo, so much work to do the door, was thinking couldn't you have made a door first and built the clay oven around it? Not that I have any experience with such things – but that you could've 'cut' the door away from the clay and that the clay would shrink some during drying – then sanding the door around the edges to fit (?). Injuries are a drag. Anyway, nice finish 🙂

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  16. Liette Bonneville Author

    QUITE IMPRESSIVE SHAWN ! You put all your past experiences at work and you do very well. I like you to put more attention to your safety, accidents are friend of rush, you can do better, what's the rush anyway, it's a must for a long run. Callie is a wonderful dog and of good company, she's gorgeous. By the way, my buz is genealogy and my contibution to your life would be a little research on your ancestry. Who are your father, mother, grand parents and so on , if you know? I'll look at it. Of course JAMES may have a lot of roots, I would like to have a look for you and let you know. Gerry

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  17. will chandler Author

    That axe the chopper one is badass. My poppy had one its, long gone. I found them on the internet and snatched one up a few years ago

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  18. Judy R Reynolds Author

    MY GOSH SHAWN….I KNOW ITS BEEN AWHILE SINCE YOU CUT YOUR FINGER….YOU COULD HAVE PASSED OUT. You guys put all of your strength into everything whether it be pushing pulling turning a wrench….busted knuckle s and cuts ..
    We knew you were ok …when you flashed that bright SMILE 😊

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  19. Hummingbird West Author

    Wow! What a lesson you had here. I learned in school that when you have a bad cut, immediately, you apply pressure to stop bleeding, but add a bunch of salt to the womb and apply pressure. Raise your hand. When bleeding stop, a bandaid won't be enough. Just use paper towel and tape hight, always wrapping with pressure. You can rinse before wrapping it, but put salt on and then wrap it. Then, after a while change the wrap and do that a few times. Only when the bleeding is controlled, you will be able to put a regular bandaid. It might take even a day before you can put a bandaid on. You did a good wrapping around that finger. I've done this several times, since I cook, and it has worked for me.

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  20. Richard Frazee Author

    You are very lucky to have Cali there with you. We have a 10 year old Golden here in Voorheesville, NY. My Lady use to breed & show Goldens, for about 35 years. "Gosling's Goldens"

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  21. brian bond Author

    Shawn in a welding supervisor / shop foreman and I'd like to think I'm well versed in fabrication but I have never seen that method is it a nickel Solder type thing or stainless ,

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  22. Greg Baksh Author

    I absolutely admirer the wide range of knowledge/skills that you have man, and the ability to carry them out on such levels. My dream is to be half as good as you are, I'm just waiting for the right time and monies to start my off-grid work.

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  23. Carole Colin Author

    Hello, could you when your explain what you do translate in French I'm from France I used a translor to write to you I understand a little English but here I confess to be last and that would better understand your videos thank you

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  24. Andrzej Janas Author

    fajnie ze masz pasie moga zdazyc sie bledy ortograficzne wazny jest sens twoj pies jest zarombisty pewnie to twoja zasluga w jakims stopniu jestem ciekaw ile maszz tych filmow to tylko ciekawosc jestes w pozo.,

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  25. PEG Admin Author

    Thank you Shaun for your time in making your excellent and relaxing videos. I think every man should build a house, and you have motivated me to do my own. Nothing grand, just a comfy bolt-hole. By the way, for the back of the oven gable, you could make a frame with the shingles on to fill it, but hinge it from the bottom, or lock it in with wooden turnpegs. Stay safe.

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  26. The Jewelry Store Author

    Awe man, sorry you got hurt but you probably should of went got some stitches put in. You have been so careful for so long. I pray no more injuries for you. Sometimes I wish your wife would hang out there more often especially knowing you could really get hurt. Be safe Shawn!
    Always
    Liz

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  27. Hawaii Knife And Gear Author

    I love your channel, was definitely thinking it was gonna be a sheet metal injury while you were panning the sink. Great video as always, i wish i could do two thumbs up. I wonder if your average watch time is near 100%, I know that I cant stop watching and always view them until the end.

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  28. Andrew McGleish Author

    Your injury reminds me of a drawing that Mors Kochanski put in his book, showing the common sites for sharps injuries. I've managed to collect a few of them. It's worth checking the drawing as a warning, not a guide though!

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  29. José da Cunha Filho Author

    You need to purchase an assortment of clamps. It will make work so much easier than trying to balance pieces of wood for cutting them. A Clamps, C clamps, F clamps, they are so cheap and so useful.

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  30. Michael Author

    Love the job you're doing with the oven. Accidents happen. Yeah, it's best to take precautions to prevent them from being as serious but we all get caught up in our tasks from time to time and take shortcuts. Sometimes those shortcuts come back to bite us in the butt but most times we're fine (which makes it sometimes easier to justify, in our mind, taking the shortcuts). Glad you had the first aid kit but not surprised. You're pretty good at being prepared for most situations. Callie never ceases to amuse or surprise me; she's a wonderful dog. Thanks for taking the time to make these videos, Shawn. I love nature and just don't get out into it like I use to so these are welcome excursions for me here at home. Be safe; enjoy the journey.

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  31. Konaalii Alohaohana Author

    Being hurt SUCKS. Thatz why the call them accidents. Special HD gloves saved my left hand from a chain saw amputation. Gloves are a necessary pain. God bless you.

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  32. Janet Browning Author

    I love watching Cali hang out with you; almost like she knows exactly what's going on & wants to help. When my late hubby was still alive, he so loved wood working too & he had a border collie, named Annie, that was very much like Cali. Wherever my hubby would be, she would be right there with him. Watching you & Cali, brings back those fond memories. I hate it that you got hurt too, Shawn. When you are out there alone, that would be one of my biggest concerns, if you were to hurt yourself too badly; I would hope there is a way to contact someone, if that were to ever happen. I'll pray that never happens though! Take care, you & Cali. 😊🙏💖🐾💖🐾I really love the idea of an outdoor kitchen; anyone could have one & it would be so nice, especially in the summer, so as not to heat up your indoor kitchen. Shawn, also you may want to pick up some prophylactics too; they are excellent for covering over a pressure dressing on your fingers, when something like this happens. I've always had them in my 1st Aid kit, just for that reason.

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  33. Janet Browning Author

    Come on yall…Subscribe and always hit that "thumbs up" button, as soon as you bring up one of Shawn's video…that's how I never forget now! Love your videos so much, Shawn & sweet Cali too!!

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  34. Tina Hale Author

    I'm so sorry about your accident 😥 I was feeling your pain as I watched you looking so shocked. l even felt like crying. Its so amazing how YouTube has brought us all together even in the worst times🌈💛 love how things are coming together for you Shawn 🐕🌈 God bless you and your family🙏

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  35. Patricia A Bell Author

    When I saw in the title that you were hurt, I watched in rapt horror as you were working the sheetmetal (without gloves mostly) then as you used the axe to carve your wooden beams… it makes my stomach clench since you're alone alot… no more casually testing your luck, please! And thanks again for the videos!

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  36. Debra Johnson Author

    Your emotional reaction to the injury was touching. Perhaps it made you feel less alone knowing you were sharing the story with a million loving subscribers.

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  37. Connie Rogers Author

    WILD ANIMALS WILL NOT CROSS THE ODER OF HUMAN URINE, COLLECT ALL URINE IN A BUCKET, MAKE A THICK LINE AROUND YOUR WORK/LIVING AREA. MICHIGAN FARMER, IT KEEPS YOUR CROPS SAFE AS WELL AS YOU AND THAT FANTASTIC DOG. PET HIM FOR ME PLEASE.

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  38. Vbr Video Productions Author

    Foe someone who lives in country with no dangerous animals – I was wondering if you worry about Bears etc, I see you are not carrying spray or a gun etc?

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  39. André Franco Author

    I`ve seen your videos and yeah, you do a perfect job with wood. Let me just ask something, the wood that you are using looks already dry, like cutted some time ago. Do you use "green or fresh" wood that you just cutted in your buildings or do you wait until the wood is dry?

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  40. Diggs Author

    First inclination of some viewers: That's it? He just cut his finger!?"

    Some years back, I cut my pinky. Yes…….my pinky. People tend to think, as above, "You cut your finger? That's it!?" But, what they don't understand(until it happens to them) is that every, single time, it's unexpected and, painful. If it's a deep cut ie, muscle, fat, or bone showing, it's a shock to the system. It's sudden, instant pain and, it sends a shock through you which, releases this little thing called 'adrenaline'. That sends your body into overload. Now, dependent on your circumstances it(pain and shock)can be compounded by other things such as over-exposure to the elements, fatigue, stress, etc. Shock affects the nervous system in bad ways. Even the seemingly, smallest of injuries affects the central nervous system. And, the smallest of injuries can be life-threatening if not handled properly. Thus kids, the lesson to be learned here is, a small injury can be a big injury and, even if it's not a big injury it can affect you regardless.

    When I cut my finger, the pain was overwhelming due to it being sudden, unexpected and……..painful. Duh. I saw stuff protruding from the wound. Never mind what. I was already over-heated(middle of Texas summer), stressed and, tired. Seeing the wound was a shock. I 'trotted' to the front of the public junkyard(where I was pulling a part) thinking the worst and, not thinking. My adrenaline shot up, I over-heated and, promptly passed out from heat exhaustion. Won't go into the rest of the story. Point is as I stated above, a 'little' injury, any injury especially alone in the wilderness, isn't really so little.

    Always take the time to stop, treat your wound accordingly and, rest. You need time to let your body come down off the adrenaline rush. There's no such thing as a minor injury alone in the wilderness, as some might be inclined to think. There's a reason for the old adage, 'Better safe than sorry.'

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  41. miwin1000 Author

    Get you some superglue to keep in your first aid box. that's what the docs use to put things back together in a hurry. If you don't believe me, ask a doc or nurse next time you get a chance to talk to one.

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  42. miwin1000 Author

    have you built a dehydrator yet? it's really a good idea to have one to be able to dry your fruits, berries, mushrooms, veggies, jerky, and all kinds of other stuff….heck, you have the wood, all you will need is some screen (food grade plastic) and some metal screen to keep the buggies out. I would build at least a 12 tray dehydrator…and bigger if you want.

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  43. Pouty Gorilla Author

    Oh gosh. I'm really sorry about the accident but that oven is amazing. Don't get me started on that clever Cali. Thanks again for inviting me to your beautiful cabin 😍

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  44. Michele Harris Author

    Given the title of this particular vlog, and that it's set to automatically go to the next video, so I didn't read the description at the bottom, I spent the first 15 mins of this video not entirely watching it, except sideways, because you immediately started out with chopping firewood, sawing wood, both with chainsaw and manual, and using all manner of tools that can cut, slice, chop, puncture or club someone with… just mean! 🙂
    I'm sorry you got hurt, I haven't got to that part yet, I hope it wasn't too bad.

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  45. Полина Author

    Не понимаю, что говорит Шон, а просто смотрю и любуюсь этим Человеком…красив лицом и делами…

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  46. stanky6261973 Author

    So sorry you were hurt. Your wife and daughters must worry a lot. We love everything about your channel! The building, cooking, the wildlife, wildlife camera and the opening music.

    God bless and protect you, your family and that slice of heaven that you've built from the ground up.

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