Archive Videos #1: Sweedish woodworking and misc.

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Blog entry by dryhter posted 07-15-2009 01:47 PM 1737 reads 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was at a blogsite and followed a link to some archived video. I spent the better part of a day watching and marveling over these glimpse into the past. I think it is the fact that these were utilitarian items made for everyday use and although some artistry was involved most important was that the piece function. These craftsmen developed the skills to economically produce a no frill product. If you can take the time to watch you will notice that there are no rulers, just a few measuring tools and not many other tools at all.
I forget exactly what all twelve were about,but some of my favorites are the bucket maker, the wheel maker, and the shoe maker. Some others are nail making and blacksmithing, button making, pottery and wall paper printing.
I eventually found a web page translator widget at google that translated the text of the site but actually enjoyed just watching the videos not knowing what was going to start.

Here is a link to the site,a1364145,1,f,103007/pb,a1364142,1,f,103007/pl,v,,1371069/sb,k103004,1,f,103007


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#1 posted 07-15-2009 02:17 PM

Found these a while ago from another posting on this site. These are pure gold for guys like me who are history buffs and woodworkers at the same time. Just seeing the simplicity of their tools and work methods is an inspiration to me as I just don,t have a big fancy workshop like some on this site and knowing what can be acheived with basic tools is wonderful.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#2 posted 07-15-2009 04:10 PM

great videos

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