I think I have too many tools

Even if green woodworking isn’t your thing, I think you’ll find this post/video from Peter Follansbee this morning absolutely fascinating. The video is in German. Just mute the audio if it’s distracting, and watch. 21 minutes long; you may not be able to take your eyes off it.

Read the post and watch the video over on his blog, not here. That way you can maybe catch some explanations of everything going on in the comments.


It gets better & better. I forgot to add a short television clip Tamas Gyenes sent me; so here is that.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B48s8ERHyYTwZEJBWE1keU4wOUk/preview“> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B48s8ERHyYTwZEJBWE1keU4wOUk/preview
But I also received a short film about another Hungarian making one of these riven beech chests. Frederik Uijs (whose blog is here: https://frischesholz.wordpress.com/) sent a link of this 1955 film, that to my mind could almost be shot in 1555. Watch it & count the tools – probably less than 10. Axes, hammer, saw, chisels, that twybill-like tool, compass, drawknife, auger – not many more than that…astounding.

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