1940's woodworking video

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by hunter71 posted 11-25-2012 01:14 PM 3230 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came across this video from the 1940’s Although a bit before my time of high school shop of the 50’s and 60’s it is a lot like my days of shop class. I am sure many of you will relate to it well. Next think of how electric tools have changed today’s shop class.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

8 comments so far

View woodshaver's profile


2768 posts in 2009 days

#1 posted 11-25-2012 02:13 PM

Very interesting Doug! That was about 6 years before my time. To think they did all this work without computers and many other tools that we now have. Have you ever looked at the furniture in an old Sears catalog? The prices were so cheap back then but the wages were also I guess!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View BritBoxmaker's profile


4371 posts in 1692 days

#2 posted 11-25-2012 03:15 PM

Ah life was much simpler then. Harder work but most likely more satisfying for it. Enjoyable viewing, thank you.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

View Greg..the Cajun  Box Sculptor's profile

Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

5103 posts in 1964 days

#3 posted 11-25-2012 03:39 PM

I always find it fascinating to see old films from the 1930’s and 40’s and this one was especially interesting since it involved what I and most of us here on lumberjocks do. Alot has changed but much also holds true today.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

View jap's profile


1229 posts in 710 days

#4 posted 11-25-2012 06:35 PM


-- Joel

View Pimzedd's profile


450 posts in 2460 days

#5 posted 11-25-2012 08:59 PM

Being a retired shop teacher, I love this. I always notice the lack of safety devices such as no safety glasses. Not sure what that says about them or us.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

View hunter71's profile


2012 posts in 1843 days

#6 posted 11-25-2012 09:56 PM

Bill,s comment got me to say the obvious. We are all still here to talk about the “good ole’ days”

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View NormG's profile


4181 posts in 1660 days

#7 posted 11-25-2012 10:55 PM

I remember these films, thanks for sharing

-- Norman

View Roger's profile


14601 posts in 1460 days

#8 posted 11-26-2012 11:32 AM

Enjoyed that. Thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase