This morning I stumbled on a cool movie from 1940 that explains the types of woodworking jobs available at the time and has some really fun shots of veneering, furniture-making and patternmaking. If for some reason your browser won’t display the movie, scoot on over to archive.org and you can choose from a wide variety of video formats.
My favorite part of the video is where they show the vocational students attacking some boards with tools. One of the students is planing a big old hollow in an edge. Then it shows him checking the edge to ensure it’s square. Though you cannot hear the student, I’m sure he said something like, “Jeepers that edge sucks eggs.”
If you have 10 minutes to spare, I think you’ll enjoy this little flick.
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