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Ethiopian craftsman Sentayehu Teshale has earned a living selling his handmade stools in downtown Addis Ababa for more than 20 years. The catch is, he doesn’t use his hands at all.
This woodworker has overcome incredible odds to turn his dreams of making furniture into a career reality.
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This is incredible! I wouldn't have believed that a man built stools with his feet without the video attached. This is humbling. Chiefengineer, we got the same problem here in the States, able bodied people taking government handouts for doing nothing.
Someone please hit me with a 2x4 if I ever complain about dry, cracked hands again!
This man is an inspiration to us all.
Talk about overcoming adversity.
Humbling. Seriously humbling. There's a debate going on here in the UK about people on benefits taking money for doing nothing when able to work. Here is an example of a man achieving huge things though grit and determination with no state help.
Wow! Jaw dropping.
Too often, when I see a simple stool or other piece rather crudely built, I don't think much about it and any thoughts I do have are probably rather negative. I seldom, if ever, consider the context in which something was made. I hope that will change after seeing this. As far as I am concerned, that crudely build stool just became a masterpiece.
Carl Swensson's woodworking skills go very, very deep. But they go wide as well.
Grids and cutouts define a practical piece
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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