Video: Traditional Swedish woodworking

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by JohnKrakatoa, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth


    Pretty cool, I love the handdrill mostly :)

    Maybe FIAAO or somebody else who knows the language can translate the annotations ? :)
  2. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

    Cool! Ill take a look later today when Im on my computer :)

  3. Africanfarmer

    Africanfarmer Junior Member

    I like to think that mane have made a few spoons in his life before this one.
  4. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

    and that's what 10,000 hours of hand work gets ya. Wow.
  5. dinobuddy

    dinobuddy Senior Member

    I watched the whole thing and am a better person for it.

    Also, that bit at the end with the bearded guy fighting that bear was awesome.
  6. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

    Cool vid! I enjoyed it a lot :)

    I found this rough translation online, so untill FIAAO helps us out, i have this for you :p

    writes: Let me try to translate the texts in the film.
    Gothenburg, Sweden

    00:03 Anniversary exhibition, Göteborg 1923. Culture historical film series.
    (This must have been the 300 years anniversary of the foundation of Göteborg.)

    00:05 Clog manufacturing, Kungssäter parish, Västergötaland county.
    (This is about 40 miles west of Gothenburg.)
    (in the forest areas wooden craft was a common duty. This film was recorded in conjunction to the 1923 Gothenburg university exhibition.)

    00:13 In the forest areas west of Borås (Borås city is about 38 miles west of Gothenburg) wooden craft is pursued in many parish.

    00:32 A special carpentry cabin often belongs to the farm.

    00:42 In some places one have specialized in manufacturing of chairs.

    00:51 The wood is Alder (tree of the genus Alnus)

    01:35 The blanks is wedged in to the Clog mare (like female horse)

    01:58 "Täxlan" ( I don't know what that the English name for that tool is)

    02:15 "Naver." ( I don't know what that the English name for that hand drill is)

    02:34 "Råske." could may be translated like roughing out spoon.

    03:43 "Lella slättjärnet." "the small smoothening carving tool"

    04:01 "Stora slättjärnet" "the large smoothening carving tool"

    06:27 Anniversary exhibition, Göteborg 1923. Culture historical film series.

    06:30 Manufacturing of wooden spoon. Bollebyggd parish, Älvsborgs county (About 25 miles west of Gothenburg)

    07:08 "Täxla." ( I don't know what that the English name for that tool is)

    07:58 "Skeajärn." could may be translated like spoon tool.

    08:29 Chair maker in Bollebyggd

    08:39 Bollebyggd parish in Älvsborgs county is since long a location were wood craft is commonly pursued.

    08:50 The products are simpler furniture, buckets (manufactured like wooden barrels of thin ribs and a couple of steel bands around) and smaller wood crafts items.

    08:54 Högsgärde farm is typical for the area.

    09:17 In some places they have specialized in manufacturing of chairs.

    09:29 Like this a Chair is manufactured in Bollebyggd.

    09:32 The blanks is shaped with an ax.

    09:43 Note the simple work bench.

    10:10 The manufacturing is standardized. Marking of the mortises is done with a template.

    10:45 The back cross beams.

    13:10 Painting

    13:50 the seat

    14:29 The carpentry cabin. There is one at most of the farms in the parish.

    14:33 The wood craft is driven on carriages to the marketing area, often a larger city as Gothenburg or Åmål or others.
  7. lucas414

    lucas414 New Member

    Why do you guys send good videos at the bad moment everytime, i cant watch it right now, cause i'm on a small vacation near the german border