I have always enjoyed making stuff. I was born and brought up in the 1940’s and 1950’s when the UK was recovering from WW2, and in my experience everyone I knew repaired and made stuff. Most of them grew their own food as well.
I have never been particularly good at making stuff, but I have built some basic furniture, built storage solutions for the house, built a rabbit hutch and run for my children’s pets, and so on and so forth.
In high school, even though I went to a Grammar School, all boys attended mandatory lessons on metalwork and woodwork. We learnt how to use hand tools and some power tools, make joints in wood, we also learnt to do basic metal work like soldering and brazing, and so forth.
Learning this stuff at school was great but I have used the woodworking techniques more than the metalwork - other than soldering.
I stopped watching TV in 2013, preferring reading and listening to podcasts. In recent times I have subscribed to a number of YouTube channels which share woodworking and metalworking techniques and projects. In general these people are Makers and Artists who can turn their hands to many skills. I thought I would share some of my favourites via HPR.
Comment #1 posted on 2017-01-10 07:01:41 by m1rr0r5h4d35
I love Jimmy DiResta, and have spent more than a few hours on his channel myself. Looking forward to checking out some of the other channels you posted.
Comment #2 posted on 2017-01-10 20:58:32 by Victor O
*thumbs up* I think making things is healthy. So what if factories make things a better and cheaper. Its not about that. Its about keeping our humanity. As a handyman we don't have to be so dependent on whats available. We have options.
Comment #3 posted on 2017-01-12 02:56:46 by dodddummy
Iggy Swann is another I like. I'm a bit of a Darbin Ovar stalker. Paul Sellers, Diresta, and Primative Technology are like magic to me https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL3JXZSzSm8AlZyD3nQdBA
Already watch most on this list but there are about 5 I hadn't heard of. Can't wait to check them out.
Comment #4 posted on 2017-02-02 05:27:46 by Jim Weda
You definitely put some time in being that you were able to put a great list together.I know when I was doing my search for great builders I could learn from I made sure I watched many of their videos until I felt confident and comfortable about turning to them for ideas and techniques.
Thanks for turning me on to a couple new names I hadn't ruñ into yet.can't wait to watch some of these since I really agree with the rest of the list.
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