In this final post on different ways to be unplugged, I thought I’d share this video of Roy Underhill demonstrating a few amazing man-powered machine tools.
I hope I am still working wood at his age. It might take me that long to master it!
I was interested to note that he is a fan of walnut and, if you look closely, of George Orwell. A man after my own heart…
…not sure about operating a lathe with no eye or head protection whilst wearing a neck tie though.
Roy Underhill is an old school woodworker. His TV show, The Woodwright’s Shop, has been on air since 1979 and there have been over 400 episodes.
Christopher Schwarz is a contributing editor to Popular Woodworking magazine, and a strong advocate of traditional woodworking. His books on workbenches are my main inspiration for wanting to build a Roubo style workbench. Continue reading “Sawing Secrets”