This weekend the family indulged in a quick get-a-way to Victoria, BC for a quick vacation. Some were more modern, but some were nice looking vintage pieces that would great additions to the toolbox. The over in the native peoples exhibit they had a nice display on how they made the bentwood and carved boxes out of Cedar. We had a great time, and my son loved the undersea area which is done in a very steampunk, 20,000 leagues under the sea theme that is superb, and the giant Mammoth display. My wife and were out Antique store browsing, and I ran across this interesting piece of work. It was late on Saturday afternoon when the boys completed the work of procuring and laying in their stock and their tools; and several days elapsed after this before John had an opportunity to commence his work. The really cool thing about this new painting though, is that it shows one of the workmen clearly demonstrating how that strange looking plane with the roman style handle in front of the blade, rather than behind, is used.  The fellow is clearly pulling the plane!  And there are a couple other planes in the foreground as well. I’ve been sifting through old paintings looking for tools from pre-1600 and I found another good one.
The original image can be found here: I pulled the section with the tools, zoomed it  a little, and lightened it up to get more details on the tools. Metten is in the area of Germany known as Bavaria, with some high hills and much rolling farm land growing mostly sugar beets. The architecture of Munich varies from medieval to contemporary, with many buildings colorfully painted in delightful patterns, lending a whimsical look to simple facades like this one. The name might give you a chuckle, but for 165 years, the German company DICK has been in the serious business of making and selling some of the world’s best woodworking hand tools. DICK also runs an amazing variety of workshops on everything from knife making to gilding, furniture making to building a Japanese long bow (as they would have been made, with a layer of water buffalo horn for extreme flexibility). The workshop, and DICK’s tool showroom, are in the small town of Metten, a little over an hour from Munich in the southeastern part of Germany known as Bavaria.
As you would expect of German attention to detail, the workshop is impeccably organized, well lit, spacious, and full of more hand tools than you ever knew existed. To understand why I was there you have to know something about the German woodworking scene.
Language was much less of a barrier than I had feared, in fact we laughed a lot trying to translate some of my English expressions. Since train travel is so easy, we left after my classes to spend 4 days in Vienna, just a short trip from Metten. I hope the german hobbyists can be able to build a network and start having interesting conversations and share inspiration and experiences like the US or UK does.
Woodworking as a hobby (specifically woodworking as opposed to "household DIY" in general which has always been a common pastime :-) is a rather new concept and there are still very few people involved in the woodworking scene.
All I can figure is that either there is very little *hobbyist* woodworking, or there's something very different culturally when it comes to magazines. I also want to thank Philip Walker of Needham Market, England for his assistance with several items in the text whose meanings had eluded me, and Raymond R. O ekonomische encyclopedia or general system of State-City-of-home, and agriculture is the title of one of the most comprehensive encyclopedias of German-speaking countries. Hartville shaft Professional Woodworkers Dieter Schmid Feine Werkzeuge FRG Museum of Woodworking Tools fund Rosewood Studio Ontario.

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The hills roll and the Danube flows swiftly by huge fields of sugar beets, with the Alps in the distance.
One room is just for sharpening with special high tables and every sharpening method known. Many times at the workshop or guesthouse there would be several languages going, questions flying back and forth, lots of hand gesturing, and drawings quickly made when we needed them. Vienna was a hotbed of furniture creativity for centuries, from Biedermeyer to Hoffmann and the Weiner Werkstatte (Vienna Workshops). After getting to know all the great US Sources for woodworking it really confuses me, that even bigger bookshops give me strange looks when I ask about woodworking books.
Woodworking over here is indeed quite a different story from what you guys are used to, both professional and hobbyist. Many are turning to to the American woodworking communities as there is much more going on there.
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He must never act in a hurry, he said, in order to finish something at a particular time, or attempt to work with a tool that was dull or out of order, or to use a poor or unsuitable piece of wood because he had no proper piece at hand. The middle one is a much nicer bench with what looks like Gothic styling, and some decorative carving.  The one one the right has the legs set into the side of the top, with cross braces much like the sawbench I build a while back based on a Chris Schwarz design. Metten is a typical German town of white washed houses with tile roofs along winding streets, a few restaurants and shops, a thousand year old monastery, and lots and lots of paths to walk. And then there is a large bench room, a machine room with big industrial tools, and a lounge where we ate lunch every day (catered) with an espresso machine, fresh fruit, and a large library of books and magazines. From what I could learn and observe, German woodworking is highly skilled, but conservative and quite bound to tradition, often heavy, and overly ornate.

I shared a sense of how we live and how I make a living building furniture, while my students and others shared about their lives and views of the world — often quite different from our US centric vision. And to be honest, Holzwerken has some nice and informative videos, but their style is really unappealing to me.
I guess it all goes back to the historical development of the woodworking trade, over centuries the guilds have rigorously controlled all kinds of crafts, and are still doing so in some respects. I can only imagine that's because the market is so small (but then, how can the US market afford half a dozen woodworking magazines?).
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Such management as that, Ebenezer said, only led to disappointment, worrying, vexation, and failure. My wife and I stayed in a simple and very nice guesthouse a comfortable walk to the workshop through a spruce forest.
It’s not the kind of work a hobbyist would attempt, nor necessarily what you would actually want to live with.
I wouldn’t go to Germany just to take a class, but the overall experience will stick with you for a long time. The American idea of free entrepreneurship hasn't really had a chance to develop here in crafts and trades, and there is still a strict separation of hobbyists and professionals. I too would have liked to attend your classes at Dick in Metten this year, but just couldn't take the time off from my daytime job. Many "serious" hobbyists here subscribe to Fine Woodworking or some other US or UK publication. Exponent tools for professionals including tracksaws sanders HEPA dust extractors woodworking routers jigsaws joiners miter saws planers router tables. Traditional woodman offers choice hand tools for woodworkers woodcarvers in the main from USA german woodworking tools Germany England Austria Japan Sweden and all right High German handwriting Made Tools. Is based in San Francisco and is the direct importer german made woodworking power tools and distributer of Two Cherries carpentry tools In North America.
So here I come to introduce new ideas, such as some of the light Federal details I love to use. Spend a few days in Munich and just walk, or soak in the design ideas at Munich’s world- class science museum or the modern art and design Pinakothek, for years of furniture ideas.
It is practically unheard of that someone can start a woodworking business without a proper (usually 4-year) apprenticeship in a woodworking trade ("Tischler" or "Schreiner" = cabinet maker oder joiner, "Zimmermann" = carpenter) approved by the respective guild, followed by several years as a "Geselle" (journeyman) and then passing the "Meisterpruefung" (examination for the master craftsman's diploma). As far as I can tell the specs are the exact same as a bench plane, I would assume the depth of the cutter is the difference.
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