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Coopering - Buckets and Barrels the Traditional Way  

04/27/2017

Like most people, we spend lots of time (way too much time) surfing the web, entranced by various videos. In Video Roundup, we offer some videos from all over the world that we found especially intriguing.
Join George Smithwick, a 6th generation traditional cooper, and learn how to make a wooden bucket.
Then travel to Porto, Portugal, and see how Tanoaria Josafer makes its wine barrels.

Traditional Cooper - George Smithwick - History and How to Make a Wooden Bucket




The American Innovator - How to make a Wine Barrel - Porto, Portugal



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1600s English Furniture & Timber Frame Farmhouse and the Popiscle Mansion  

04/20/2017

Like most people, we spend lots of time (way too much time) surfing the web, entranced by various videos. In Video Roundup, we offer some videos from all over the world that we found especially intriguing.

The Frontier Culture Museum in Virginia reconstructed a traditional 1600s English timber frame farmhouse, part of its mission to educate visitors about the global influences on early US residents. Here is a tour of this traditional farmhouse. (Also check out the linked article and photographs.)

And for a very different kind of wooden home, check out the construction of this popsicle mansion.

1600s English Furniture & Timber Frame Farmhouse - Traditional Woodworking Tour





Popsicle Mansion


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Competitions - What Can You Make in Half an Hour? and Plane the Thinnest Possible Wood Shaving   

04/13/2017

Like most people, we spend lots of time (way too much time) surfing the web, entranced by various videos. In Video Roundup, we offer some videos from all over the world that we found especially intriguing.
In this entry, we're enjoying some competitions. In “What Can You Make in Half an Hour?” you’ll be impressed by what a determined woodworker can fashion in just half an hour!
“Wood Planing Competition in Uwajima” shows the annual battle for thinnest giant shaving of planed wood. Winners routinely get shavings about a tenth of the width of human hair. (Don’t blame us if you find yourself hankering for fresh pasta after watching this video.)

What Can You Make in Half an Hour?




Wood Planing Competition in Uwajima 2012




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The Woodworkers Of Oberammergau (1934) and The Woodworker (1940)  

04/06/2017

We're delighted to institute a new feature, Video Roundup. Like most people, we spend lots of time (way too much time) surfing the web, entranced by various videos. In Video Roundup, we offer some videos from all over the world that we found especially intriguing. Sometimes we'll be pairing videos for extra interest, as we are doing here, with two videos from long ago. First, "The Woodworkers Of Oberammergau," made in 1934, showcases the Bavarian town with a 500 year old tradition of woodworking. Next,"The Woodworker," part of a vocational guidance series called "Your Life Work" associated with Iowa State College, made in 1940.



The Woodworkers Of Oberammergau (1934)




Your Life Work: The Woodworker (1940)


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Coopering - Buckets and Barrels the Traditional Way - 04/27/2017
1600s English Furniture & Timber Frame Farmhouse and the Popiscle Mansion - 04/20/2017
Competitions - What Can You Make in Half an Hour? and Plane the Thinnest Possible Wood Shaving - 04/13/2017
The Woodworkers Of Oberammergau (1934) and The Woodworker (1940) - 04/06/2017