Reply by ArtMann

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Paul Sellers push for a return to traditional woodworking skills

View ArtMann's profile


942 posts in 813 days

#1 posted 10-06-2016 12:25 AM

Sellers appears to have arbitrarily chosen the 1750’s to the 1850’s as the only period in time in which real woodworking was done. To me, that doesn’t make sense. Before steel there was iron tools. Before iron there was bronze tools. Before bronze there was flint and other stone tools. Woodworking was accomplished during all these periods. Why not master woodworking as it was in the bronze age or the stone age instead? Wouldn’t that be even better? It older isn’t better, then why not choose a time period from which to learn woodworking in which things are easier and faster?

I can respect someone who wants to master the historic tools and methods of woodworking for their own satisfaction, but to imply that power tools can’t be part of “real” woodworking is just absurd.

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