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08-30-2012 01:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: old vintage film resource traditional

This film, “The Woodworker,” is fun to watch but I’m old and worked about everyway shown here.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#1 posted 08-30-2012 01:17 PM

I’ve had my share of that type of work as well.
It’s nice to see these old reels though.
Thanks for posting it.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 08-30-2012 02:21 PM

I miss the old days hammering nails and sawing decking…not! But I do like a film that sparks a memory. When I was framing as a young man in San Francisco about 1972 we would coat our frame nails with a mixture of gasoline and wax. Awe, the good old days, I can still smell those nails.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#3 posted 08-30-2012 05:26 PM

well maybe i was the only one to catch this, but ya know they usually give some kind of idea or hint near the end as to how you can really make it, i saw it…and ill share it with you guys…are you ready, bird houses…right near the very end of this movie there they were, so don’t let me stop you, you all live in different areas, go for it…you will become rich…the American dream…......

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 08-30-2012 06:20 PM

This one might discourage you from being a carpenter though…

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#5 posted 08-30-2012 06:24 PM

Is it just me, or do these old educational reels sound like they’re all narrated by the same guy?

-- Brian Timmons -

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#6 posted 08-30-2012 06:45 PM

I think they are narrated by the same guy.

GRIZZ, you may be on to something, good catch.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#7 posted 08-30-2012 07:06 PM

I love the almost universal bib overalls. Don’t see them much nowadays.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 08-30-2012 07:09 PM

When I started out I loved the pin stripped overalls. I really liked the ones with the zipper that would let you remove the bags. Nothing worse than dropping you overalls with 10#’s of nails to the outhouse floor.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#9 posted 08-30-2012 07:50 PM

When I was in high school I worked on a horse farm that was owned by a local judge who was wealthy. My main job was riding and exercising the horses and keeping the stables clean but I also hauled hay and did whatever else was needed. The judge was restoring the Georgian plantation house that was built in the 1840’s. The house was very big and had around a million bricks that were made on the sight when the house was built. At the base the foundation of bricks was 3-1/2 feet thick. A lot of the bricks had to be removed in places, cleaned, and replaced so brick cleaning was a common chore. However, my favorite job was with working with the carpenters who were restoring the interior. All I did was the grunt work for them but I will never forget working on that house and watching those skilled carpenters do their thing. They all wore overalls. Most of them were in their mid 50’s and were very skilled and friendly as all get out but worked hard. That was the longest running job that they had ever had. As I recall it took two or three years to restore that house and is now used by movie companies occasionally as a location for filming movies. The whole experience made a lasting impression on me that I will never forget. Thanks Jagwah. The film reminded me of some of those carpenters.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 08-30-2012 09:14 PM


-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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