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Brit

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09-17-2011 03:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: video carving shaping joining traditional hand tools

Saw this today and thought I’d share it. It is fabulous. Notice the simple tools and how they use their bodies to hold the workpieces and provide support/leverage for their hand tools. I love the two-man plane.

Trades: Clogmaker, spoon carver, chair maker

After they make their wares, they load them on a horse and cart and take them to market.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.


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mafe

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#1 posted 09-17-2011 04:45 PM

Yes this video ar wonderful, I will try and dig up the link for the page with all their videos for you.
Best thoughts and wishes of a wonderful weekend,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 09-17-2011 05:07 PM

Great watch!
You would almost think that they had done it at least once before!!!!
tom

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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jeepturner

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#3 posted 09-17-2011 05:14 PM

Wow, what a nice video. I liked the drill press technique, and the total lack of an acme screw clamp. Makes me appreciate my shop more.
Those are some awesome carving techniques by the spoon maker. I like the one where he puts the back of the knife against his knee for leverage.
On a lighter note, all those craftsman had an axe to grind. :-)

-- Mel,

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#4 posted 09-17-2011 05:43 PM

The axe work is pretty amazing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 09-17-2011 06:07 PM

thankĀ“s Andy

Dennis

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#6 posted 09-17-2011 07:24 PM

Andy, that was the best 15 minutes I spent today so far! Thank you for sharing it!

Mads, you have more of this?

Now I have to start collecting drawknives too?

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#7 posted 09-17-2011 08:14 PM

Wayne..testosterone ! now we know about fine axe work !
and some amazing spooning ! Errr..spoon making..

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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WayneC

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#8 posted 09-18-2011 06:52 AM

Lol. I purchased 3 hatchets today…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mafe

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#9 posted 09-18-2011 01:32 PM

Be careful Wayne it is a slippery road… Look forward to see them.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 09-18-2011 01:35 PM

Normally the movies are here: http://www.filmarkivet.se but the site will not show on my computer now…

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 09-18-2011 03:04 PM

Thanks for posting this. I’d only seen the cobbler film, the others were new to me. It is amazing the precision with which they wielded their axes/hatchets!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#12 posted 09-18-2011 04:12 PM

That is truly woodworking. I enjoyed it. Thanks

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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#13 posted 09-18-2011 04:33 PM

Is that Finnish? They have the most horrible language I’ve ever heard, if I lived in Finnland I’d learn to speak German and pray for the Kaiser to come back!

Oh, wait… that’s Swedish. Never mind…

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#14 posted 09-18-2011 04:54 PM

That was great! A wonderful way to precede my day in the shop. Thanks for posting!

-- Jesse --

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#15 posted 09-18-2011 05:45 PM

You don’t see many Swedish (or Dutch) marathon runners, do you… wonder if it’s the shoes?

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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