We recently came across two videos about using tools that are mesmerizing. Arnold Golay, Toy Maker is a 30 minute film about a craftsman who was a watchmaker until he turned to toys in his retirement. The film documents his process for making a toy hand-cart. A preview is available online at the DER website.
Ben’s Mill: Making a Sled is a one hour documentary about Ben Thresher and his woodworking mill. Among other things, Ben makes a horse drawn sled for a neighbor to haul logs. You can watch the entire one-hour film online at the Folkstreams site.
Ben’s Mill has quickly become one of my favorite tool-based films (a close second to Alone in the Wilderness).