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Offline pixelated

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"Last Man Standing" Thomas Flinn & Co
« on: May 07, 2018, 07:35 AM »
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Last Man Standing. A film by Shaun Bloodworth. Thomas Flinn & Co. The UK's last traditional saw and hand plane manufacturers. Sheffield, England.



Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: "Last Man Standing" Thomas Flinn & Co
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 10:53 AM »
Thanks for sharing.
Mario

Offline Vondawg

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Re: "Last Man Standing" Thomas Flinn & Co
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 06:13 AM »
Got to love the guys shirt, sanding the handles, (5:40) all eaten up by the belt sander
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Online mike_aa

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Re: "Last Man Standing" Thomas Flinn & Co
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 10:13 AM »
@pixelated
Thanks for posting this!  I wish that one guy at 4:25 would come over and sharpen my saws!

Mike A.

Offline leakyroof

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Re: "Last Man Standing" Thomas Flinn & Co
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 10:18 AM »
I was surprised that few people were wearing Dust Masks of any type or linen /cotton gloves in much of the video.  Back in the 80's when I was in the Metalworking business as a youngster, we had both on all day long due to sanding and grinding operations going on around us all the time.  The Cotton gloves were thin enough to allow easy gripping of sheetmetal and other metal items, but provided much more protection than just our bare hands.
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline Cheese

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Re: "Last Man Standing" Thomas Flinn & Co
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 10:42 AM »
Got to love the guys shirt, sanding the handles, (5:40) all eaten up by the belt sander

I wonder if he puts on a new one each day or just wears the same old one?

Offline hrrb

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Re: "Last Man Standing" Thomas Flinn & Co
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2018, 03:44 AM »
...makes me want to buy a new saw.  [tongue]

Not that I need a new saw at all. I just want to!  [embarassed]

I'll bet y'all know that feeling  [wink]

Have a nice day.
/Henrik

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: "Last Man Standing" Thomas Flinn & Co
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2018, 09:10 AM »
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Last Man Standing. A film by Shaun Bloodworth. Thomas Flinn & Co. The UK's last traditional saw and hand plane manufacturers. Sheffield, England....

I assume that if they are the last, that Holtey has finally retired.  Perhaps Thomas Flinn & Co. are the UK's last traditional saw and hand plane manufacturers who actually expect their tools to be used to do real work.  I just know that if I used a Holtey plane for real work, I'd drop it and reduce the value by 80% the first week.  But they are beautiful.

Interesting - a tradition of valuing craftsmanship, and quality - some of the things that I aspire to.  People who make tools with pride and quality have a lot in common with many of us.  Maybe that's why I like tools like my Lie Nielsen and Veritas planes that feel so good in hand, and why I admire the design and functionality of some newer, innovative tools - the Parf Guide System, for example.
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