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If you enjoyed the video I posted that showed Swedish woodworkers making wooden shoes, spoons, and chairs, you’ll really like this short film from around 1940.
The film covers carpentry, furniture making, and pattern making. Here are a few of the things I enjoyed. I came across it while browsing our Knots discussion forum.
At about 2:50 in, there is a guy using a handsaw to cut boards for the roof … while he’s hanging out of the rafters! I’ve done some roofing in my life (thanks dad), and I’m not sure I’d like to use a handsaw while on the roof.
At about 3:50 in, there is a carpenter fitting a kitchen cabinet drawer into its pocket with a block plane. Even though the cabinet was made in a mill (or so the narrator suggests), the drawer was fit by hand. That rocks.
Check out the router being used at about 5:15 in.
During the segment on furniture making (and the narrator is complimentary of the skill involved, even if he thinks that furniture making is best done by older men), there is a bit about veneer. Check out the machine to make veneer at about 6:10 in. I need one of those for my shop!
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Kezurou-kai Mini, or NYC KEZ for short, is a gathering in which craftsmen and enthusiasts come together to celebrate Japanese style woodworking.
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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