I always thought it would be fun to make like a little Fieldnotes book of useful charts and graphs that you could carry around in your backpack to settle arguments. This would go in there.
Traditional Swedish Woodworking: This black and white footage from 1923 may have no sound, but the kids were still riveted as we watched these fellas use their hand operated tools to make clogs, spoons, and chairs with wood.
Amazing! I’ve built a couple tables, and working wood and making corners square and all that is a difficult thing. These are a bunch of skilled folks who can work the wood with facility and confidence. I love watching people make things, and these archive films make me think of why I liked that George Clooney film, The American - it’s about watching a craftsman doing his craft.
I too have an exercise plan.