17 Responses to any fool can make something more complex but it takes real genius to make things simple again

  1. Rob October 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Fantastic! Congratulations on what you do, Robin, and also to the makers of this film.

  2. Follansbee October 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Very nicely done. Captures your work very well. Congrats. PF

  3. Brian October 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Beautiful film robin I could watch all day 🙂

  4. Jeff Bower October 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Robin Wood October 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Thanks folks I think they did a nice job. There are good vids on other craftsfolk on their website http://www.artisanco.com/

  6. Gorges Smythe October 13, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    Excellent video. Excellent work.Two tries on the word verification.

  7. Alison - Eco Eco October 13, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    What a beautiful film. I plan to share this with everyone I know.Captures the process and your joy of wood wonderfully well.

  8. Dave Challen October 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    Great film. Inspiring!

  9. ed iglehart October 15, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    Great to see you and hear you. Digesting my breakfast eaten off your wooden plate, as almost every day.;-)

  10. Mr. Fletcher November 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

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  11. Mr. Fletcher November 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    i'm pretty contrasted about the video…on one hand i'm absolutely awed by your work, the look of it and its feeling.on the other hand i keep thinking it doesn't make much sense and keep asking myself questions like "why isn't he using this, or that? it would make the work much easier".anyway, the video is a fascinating work.

  12. David Yule October 9, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    Really enjoyed the video, love your story and your lifestyle, glad that you have taken up mantle of turning greenwood bowls…

  13. jd ware November 20, 2013 at 4:27 am #

    Beautiful, Robin….. the work….. and the process.

  14. Aled Dafis December 17, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    An excellent video Robin, thanks for making it and sharing your craft. I now have an urge to build myself a pole lathe!! (and forge myself some hook tools!)

  15. edward December 27, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    You are an inspiration for me. With everything that one does there are positives and negatives. I work in finance – creating something from nothing. Increasingly I find it leaves me feeling shallow and empty.. What you do is creating something real and useful. You do it by hand for the good of your fellow man. I wouldnlove.to do what you do but I am not brave enough. I hope that you are able to keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing your video.

  16. Laura Mapes March 15, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    An inspiring and beautifully crafted video. You are my spoon and bowl hero. 😉

  17. Joe Wrigley August 7, 2015 at 9:59 pm #

    I came close to crying watching this. Particularly when you described your kids understanding what you do. As you say, I find it hard to describe what I do. My son says I “fix people’s computers”. I’m a country boy stuck in a technological age and my mental and physical health are suffering for it.

    Watching this has fed my desire to find a way out of it and get back to the country and a life of making.