Historic Woodworker Videos #11: Oshkosh Woodworker Strike

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Blog entry by Hoosierwoodcraft posted 10-19-2012 02:06 PM 4837 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: A Tear for the Cooper Trade Part 11 of Historic Woodworker Videos series Part 12: Tribute to Nora Hall »

Because most of us work at a small studio shop -with one or two employees, we forget that most of modern equipment was first used in a factory.

I wanted to look back at the industrial revolution in 1898, when George Paine built a new factory to make internal wooden doors and lower prices; and woodworkers in Oshkosh Wisconsin who attempted to raise their wages

Mr. Paine’s progress ensured the adoption of the power planner, and confirmed long term success depends on the workers wo use their tools every day.

The video can be found at

-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom

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#1 posted 10-19-2012 02:47 PM

Luv the history lessons, my friend.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 10-19-2012 03:01 PM


That is a very interesting Historic Video.

Thanks for sharing.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#3 posted 10-19-2012 09:25 PM

thanks once more for the video┬┤s ceep them coming :-)
we can all learn from them
I just saw both the sloyd video and the one about the first comercial made bandsaw … interresting stuff :-)


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#4 posted 10-22-2012 02:23 AM

I have been watching your stuff on YouTube for sometime now. The videos are so well done and informative. The subject matter is wonderful. Keep up the good work and the stories just keep getting better.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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