more great old woodcraft films

We are so lucky that folk years ago filmed these for us and also that folk today are uploading them and making them available for free.
Alex Stewart cooper

I love this one Elizabeth Proper “it’s just a job, ya gotta eat” “I just like working wood that’s all”

and 90n yr old tinsmith John Forshee

2 Responses to more great old woodcraft films

  1. pfollansbee August 4, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    Robin thanks for posting these. The basketmaker is part of a tradition in New York that is also captured in Martha Wetherbee's book The Legend of the Bushwhacker Basket. These are great baskets. I never knew one of the makers was caught on film, albeit a bit of a revival at the point Elizabeth was working at them. These families in upstate New York made the best swing-handle baskets I have ever seen. Nice stuff.

  2. Brian August 4, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Great old craft films Robin I really enjoyed them especially the cooper thanks 🙂