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This is a video shot in 1923 for Swedish television, or at least featured there, which films several people working on different woodworking projects with simple hand operated tools.

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25 Responses to “Traditional Swedish Woodworking: Clogs, Spoons and Chairs”

  1. labrat7357 says:

    Thankfully, someone had the forethought to record this for future generations. Most of who can not even imagine life like this,and would not believe it without the images.
    I was amazed at the confident and heavy cuts being made on the partly finished items. For some reason I imagined a progression from heavy primary cuts to lighter and increasingly lighter cuts until the item is finished. This footage puts paid to that idea. The most efficient and energy efficient way obviously won out.

  2. howmuchbsisthis says:

    brilliant loved the whole thing that is what you call woodworking

  3. imakedookie says:

    i want to make a dang wooden spoon now!

  4. SuperBalaur says:

    Google history of film

  5. jotica54 says:

    have you ever heard about specheless movies? Movie cameras exist since 1890´s just make an easy consult go to Wikipedia

  6. jotica54 says:

    I sorry but you are wrong about existence of video cameras, then what kind of cameras where used to mak espichless movies??

  7. Ricvime12 says:

    Que buen video, excelente

  8. AhnkoCheeOutdoors says:

    Sorry but you missed the whole point of my original post. I was VERY specific to VIDEO CAMERA and TELEVISION CAMERA which are a specific technology which did not exist in 1923. They did not start coming into use until the late 1940s when television first came into vogue. Portable camcorders did not come into regular use until the mid 1980s. Of course moving pictures were around before this actually since the 1890s but that was not the point. I still stand by my original comments.

  9. soulite55 says:

    Epic 2 man hand planer.

  10. PaulkyArcher says:

    there is video of the battle of the Somme in 1915 i think, by any rate the first world war. so camera had to exist.

  11. JuryDutySummons says:

    Just have your local blacksmith make them for you. :)

  12. kabbinet says:

    Yes most of these tools are still made.

  13. cyclea2b says:

    How’s it Made 1923! :-)

  14. AhnkoCheeOutdoors says:

    Prove to me video cameras existed in 1923.

  15. SuperBalaur says:

    You are VERY wrong about video cameras!

  16. brethenia says:

    That was an awesome display of skills with a hatchet. If I tried the I would be minus a few fingers, if not all.

  17. soleaguirre100 says:

    Nice handiwork . Thanks for sharing this document, very good definition¡ 1923 Wow Awesome¡

  18. oljefri says:

    this was wonderful to watch!

  19. JLHewey says:

    google translate:…Forest village west of Boras carried on wooden handicrafts in many parishes…has specialized on the production of chairs…a special carpentry cottage….Bollebygds parish in Alvsborgs County has long been the seat of the one in which general pursuit woodwork…products are simpler furniture, casks, also minor handicraft products…farm typical of the area…carpenter’s cottage.such is found at the fiesta farms in the parish…goods driven past the suburbs to [place of sale]

  20. 69penetrator69 says:

    that’s a spoon drill

  21. AdventureFreak86 says:

    Thanks for uploading this.Wonderfull!

  22. chapiit08 says:

    This footage is a monument to skills that once where quite common among folk. It’s a good thing that someone back then realized that the then new art of moviemaking could be put to good use to create this real forlk ar heirloom.

  23. ugkcdrock says:

    What is the name of the tool used at 2:55?

  24. dartman1965 says:

    Wow.We got nothing on these guys with our power tools and all.Thanks for sharing.

  25. renter6 says:

    Agreed – this is straight up ethnology. Probably a nationalistic film (in the good sense), already nostalgic for this craft in the 1920s!

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