Monday, March 1, 2010

Films from 1930s Finland

Heritage Crafts Association posted a link on its facebook page to some interesting films made in Finland from 1936-1939.

One in particular is a film that woodworkers will like. It's 34 minutes long and here are some key parts:
10:30-12:13: using a bow saw, auger, and axe to make a maul.
12:47-18:54: using an axe, knife, and frame saw to make an axe handle; and using a piece of glass as a scraper.

The remaining minutes show some agile knife work to make toys and slats, and wooden wedges to split logs.

Here is a link to the video and here is a link to the main page if you would like to see other crafts.
You'll want to install the latest version of Flash, otherwise, the films are pretty choppy.