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Blog entry by stefang posted 442 days ago 1262 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I couldn’t find a suitable forum for these films, so I just hung it onto my old blog hoping that marquetry interested folks would still be subscribed. The first film and part of the second film looks to be made in the early 70’s and is regular woodworking, but there is a marquetry part that I think you will find very interesting and entertaining, particularly the scroll sawing machine which is touted as an improvement to the chevalet, but I doubt that. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. You can find them all here

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 442 days ago

Great videos. Thanks for posting.

-- Julian

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#2 posted 442 days ago

Very good Mike I enjoyed them and watched several more in the series
in fact about the past few hours.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 442 days ago

Mike … That was absolutely wonderful to watch. I had to wait until there was some quiet time for watching, and I have to say these videos were well worth the wait! True artistry and craftsmanship … how I would have loved to have apprenticed in that shop!!! Many thanks for drawing our attention to these Mike :)

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#4 posted 442 days ago

Did anyone else notice the gratified looks on these craftsmen?
Yes they were doing good work but the look on their faces was nothing short of great pleasure.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 441 days ago

I just watched those all the way through over lunch. It’s a very inspirational film for any woodworker, all right. I loved that self-made fretsaw rig the guy had. It’s great that those guys defied tradition and allowed people to watch their process. I’m sure they’d love that their methods are now being passed to people all over the world. I wonder if any Jocks here do woodworking all day wearing a necktie?

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#6 posted 441 days ago

I saw a some photos of an auto factory in England not long ago take around 1920. All of the men on the assembly line were wearing ties. Times have sure changed.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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