Old World Woodworking Tools


“Eric Hollenbeck is a master woodworker who owns and operates the Blue Ox Millworks in Eureka, CA. The Ox is a lovely short film about Hollenbeck directed by Ben Proudfoot…”

Sent by Kevin Kelly.

Also see: https://www.blueoxmill.com/ 

“Eric Hollenbeck, his family and staff welcome you to the Blue Ox Millworks, where the craftsmanship tools and techniques of the last century are utilized to produce authentic custom millwork for private homes and commercial buildings throughout the United States.  …”

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Old World Woodworking Tools

  1. What a brilliant film, the end statement is quite correct. " there are those who shower before work" and those who " shower after work" and the world needs both of us, extremely profound.

  2. What a beautiful little film. There were so many things to love about it, but the look on the kids face who had crafted the wooden bowl said everything about the impact that Mr. Hollenbeck has on his community and the world. Very cool, thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for sharing this excellent look into the mind of a Doer. During my time on earth I've held both kinds of jobs. Sometimes I took a shower in the morning before work and then after working for a living I would come home and work until I needed a shower before going to bed.
    Working with your hands means working with mind and body. I think I share with Eric that my best times working are when I'm sharing what I've learned with others.

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