Mountain Men: Tom Builds a Trading Post to Sell His Wares (Season 10) | History

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OmP9fAWU28"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]spring is coming soon to the isolated wilderness of the yak valley and for the oars that means it's time to go to market with all their winter wares shall we fill the box yes beavers yeah normally what we've done over the years is we've worked our fannies off all winter get ready for a rendezvous we take all our stuff there and try to sell it all rendezvous our trade fairs dating back to the 1800s where western trappers and craftsmen gathered to sell their goods we've about got a full box here i see that i about that buck's getting dressed oh right i really like this dress though and while this year's rendezvous has been cancelled by the pandemic the community is coming together with a new plan want one of these walls yeah boy they're big my buddy will stringfellow has been working on this trading post now for a couple years it's not completely finished yet but i think it's going to be a new way for us to build a seller the items that we make we're going to try it out see what happens i'll get some more stuff going here the neat thing about it it's not just me that's bringing stuff to wills but a lot of people that do a lot of artisans that do this old-timey stuff will help supply the trading posts all things from the past stuff you could never find in a modern day trading post hey are you ready for this oh yeah all right it's gonna be a heck of a trading post yeah yeah will broke ground on the trading post last year but there's still a lot to do to get it ready for business we're going to these logs that haven't been changed yet there's still lots of work to be done on the trading post just like mortar to brick chinking creates a seal between logs that can expand and contract as temperatures change so what will's done he's packed it with insulation and it's been changed on the outside over the insulation and now we're going to over the inside so that'll make the building more warm historically chinking was made with a mix of mud or clay one of the things i've done before is work it right with the backside of this but today an acrylic compound is used that's far more durable and forgiving if you just squirt a little a little water on it it makes it so you can smooth it out a lot better this is the new modern chicken really it's a new material for an old technique back here and take a look at it appreciate your help on this it looks good maybe move on to the next project huh yeah [Music] boy suckers are heavy are they yeah we're gonna start putting some ceiling boards upstairs because all the ceiling is all still exposed with fiberglass yep the lumber that we have for the ceiling is mostly red fur let's see what we got here they came from a local mill they're just beautiful well will and i were working the fannies off on the trading post all right yeah can you nail it yeah we'll see what happens all right tom we got one up here yeah hey i think it's gonna be a good thing the new trading post has a new ceiling oh you wanted to set it on the floor here yeah and will is helping tom unload a winter's worth of hard work oh looks like a lot of goodies we got some stuff got your old kid bow there huh yeah where should we hang it ah just wherever you think the new trading post may be far from the crowds nice wolf here's a bobcat but it's the best chance tom and nancy have during the pandemic coyote to make back what these pelts and crafts are worth nancy and i didn't go to rendezvous last year because of the pandemic we stayed home and tanned and kept doing our projects and stuff but that's where the trading post is going to help us a lot because almost fee around oh what do you got here oh this is that buffalo hide coke that we made i can't believe nancy let you escape with that yeah really the buffalo hide coat is one of the rarest items in the box nancy had told me 10 days to tan it 17 hours of hand stitching because of the painstaking work it's also the most valuable it's still got its tail on it and could fetch more than a thousand dollars the buffalo hyde coast they're always good sellers because they don't come like that anymore turkey wing bone this is made out of the three wing bones in a turkey's wing they're boiled down cleaned out they're hollow and it's just rawhide so it shrinks real hard and holds it all together [Laughter] it took a lot of bones around the campfire before they figured that one out i'll tell you and hopefully it'll work out good for us we're getting quite a quite a collection going here it's starting to come along now bare skin don't send them in there well there's some throwing tomahawks you got a bunch of them one of the things i want to do i'll set up a throwing block out there and we'll have contests and you know i'd like for this trading post to be an active trading post i want them doing something talking about history and this trading post it's going to be really nice especially for the people here who need a place to sell their goods and then there's always people that come to visit the yak valley and you know they want to go somewhere and see some of the local people and crafts and that's a really cool thing about it nice you got stuff in the back i got stuff from our house and a few things from jack and connie all right all right this is nice you guys yeah it's working out nice [Music] there's a lot of work in here nancy and tom have been in the primitive craft business for nearly 40 years but they still appreciate every item water and the unique story it has to tell bead work beyond belief a lot of hours of stitching trap and tan and then they move on that's what they're for hey hey all right what do you think of that nice is that in the middle uh your way just a tad okay okay that's good all right this is kind of a whole new little chapter of a good thing yeah after the year with everybody's hat yeah you know kind of a fresh beginning mm-hmm yeah all right should we go home okay yeah it's really been a big challenge this year hope we don't have to ever go through it again hopefully everything is gonna work out all right and i think it's good hell it is it's gonna work out right you<br><!-- wp:image {"id":1776,"sizeSlug":"large","linkDestination":"none"} -->rn<figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img class="wp-image-1776" src="https://en.videoencontexto.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Mountain_Men_Tom_Builds_a_Trading_Post_to_Sell_His_Wares_Season_10__History_4OmP9fAWU28.jpg" alt="Mountain Men: Tom Builds a Trading Post to Sell His Wares (Season 10) | History" /></figure>rn<!-- /wp:image -->[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Mountain Men: Tom Builds a Trading Post to Sell His Wares (Season 10) | History

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