For being in the middle of a pandemic, my life is pretty full. Tools and chairs have been selling better than ever in my career. I have made over 200 reamers in the last 12 months and am about to run out again – whew! The online classes are doing well and have been a wonderful way to collaborate with people that I have admired for years. Who would have thought a pandemic would bring us together?
Here are a couple short British Pathe films of English craftsmen. They thoroughly amused me. You can watch them both in about 6 minutes:
Coracles! They make a basket and go fishing for salmon in it. Really cool.
I’ve always been fascinated by clog making – it’s like a chair seat for your feet. The tools are super cool too.