I really enjoy his videos. Especially the plane making one. It’s amazing to me that he’s able to build with such a small and simple amount of tools. Especially his vise. It’s good therapy for me to watch videos like this to keep my wanting to buy more and more tools in check LOL.
I am humbled and inspired. Good techniques are proven by time and spread through out the world. He does so much with what he has and even does embellishment on the handle in the first video. The embellishment reminded my of cloud lifts on Greene and Greene furniture which are reported to have be an inspiration from asia. I too have a 150 pound no-maring quick release clamp just like him. Works like a charm! I will checkout his other videos.
This craftsman has a bunch of videos and some with subtitles. I’m actually very intrigued on his style and have been watching his other videos. It is rough woodworking with nice results. He talks about using traditional Chinese saws and how they perform just as good as western imports. Proof it’s not the tool, but the person using the tool. Makes me rethink wanting to buy expensive tools. Also, they way he uses hand planes and bow saws make me think there is definitely a continental European influence in his woodworking style.