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1042 days ago

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 1042 days ago

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 1042 days ago

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

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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#3 posted 1042 days ago

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 1042 days ago

The axe work is pretty amazing.

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

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#5 posted 1042 days ago

thankĀ“s Andy

Dennis

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#6 posted 1042 days ago

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 1041 days ago

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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#8 posted 1041 days ago

Lol. I purchased 3 hatchets today…

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

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#9 posted 1041 days ago

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 1041 days ago

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 1041 days ago

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 1041 days ago

That is truly woodworking. I enjoyed it. Thanks

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

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#13 posted 1041 days ago

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 1041 days ago

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

-- Jesse --

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#15 posted 1041 days ago

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

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