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Blog entry by hunter71 posted 605 days ago 2939 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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tREZ77I7uO4

-- A childs smile is payment enough.



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woodshaver

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#1 posted 605 days ago

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 , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 605 days ago

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. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 605 days ago

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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#4 posted 605 days ago

cool

-- Joel

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#5 posted 604 days ago

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

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#6 posted 604 days ago

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.

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#7 posted 604 days ago

I remember these films, thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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#8 posted 604 days ago

Enjoyed that. Thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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