two great woodcraft films

This first film is from a workshop I visited in 2000, I was still on a film camera then and my pictures are all slides so it was a treat to find this nice film of the ring turning process online. This is the workshop of Christian Werner of Seiffen a master ring turner. If you have not heard of ring turning before watch and be amazed. I had a go on one of the lathes and it is not easy.First a few images.

Seiffen is a small town where most of the inhabitants make their living one way or another from woodturning quite amazing.

Next up a lovely film about a saw maker, just amazing how fast these saws cut. I love to see anyone who has taken something that could be done reasonably well and just taken it to a different level to be the best they can possibly be.

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5 Responses to two great woodcraft films

  1. Unknown November 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    Had a tree fall in the yard from Sandy. That saw looked faster than me with a chainsaw.

  2. Kev Alviti November 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    Two amazing videos thanks – The one making the rings of horses is a neat way to do it and the old boy with the saws looks like my sort of person!

  3. Saaara November 20, 2012 at 5:09 am #

    AMAZING! :)

  4. Rob Gorrell November 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    What great fun to watch. As always when watching the pro's, I picked up several "I never thought of doing it that way" moments.Thanks for posting the links.

  5. Unknown December 1, 2012 at 1:41 am #

    Thanks for the videos, Robin. I am amazed at the skill of the ring turners. What vision they must have to achieve the proper profile, right down to the location of the ears. I also see that I've got to give my crosscut saw a sharpening right away!David Fisher

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