China's 17th-century Tianqi Emperor suffered from a learning disΠ°bility, and was illiterΠ°te. However, he was an outstanding carpenter and craftsman, spending vast amounts of time on woodworking, and he instructed his servΠ°nts to sell his creations undercΠΎver, to see how much they were worth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tia…
Ole Kirk Christiansen, a Danish carpenter, suffered huge losses after a fire broke out in his woodworking shop that made furniture. He descended into bankruptcy & decided to start making small wood items, including toys. He even renamed his company to 'leg godt' ('play well') or Lego. history.com/news/the-disa…
Traditional Japanese woodworking didn't use nails or glue, instead they used interlocking joints to connect the wood interestingengineering.co…
Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson in Parks & Rec) used his woodworking skills to build a wooden gazebo for the Japan House of his alma mater (Urbana-Champaign). youtube.com/watch?v=4Pk4Q…
The chainsaw was invented in 1830 to make the widening or partial removal of the pelvis easier and faster during childbirth. It was later used for invitations and other surgical procedures. This evolved into a woodworking tool when people noticed how quickly and easily it cut through most things en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ost…
Bob Ross was missing a finger due to a woodworking accident in his youth. In The Joy of Painting, he hid it by holding his palette in the hand with the missing finger. biography.com/news/bob-ro…
The cuts or degrees of roughness of metal files (the woodworking tool) are labeled as follows: rough, middle, bastard, second cut, smooth, dead smooth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil…
Wood can be welded [PDF, more info and video in comments, from /r/woodworking] nordicforestresearch.org/…
Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) runs a woodworking shop on the side offermanwoodshop.com/
Today I learned about the Wittmoor bog trackway, two historic corduroy (wooden log) roads, discovered in 1898 in Hamburg, Germany. Dating of the logs used to construct the road reveal they were cut down in 330 AD during the Roman Empire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit…
On 10 August 2018 in England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a "'floating ball of fire'" -- ball lightning -- was "spotted during a thunderstorm outside an Essex care home." This "orb of fire" "drifted for 15 to 20 seconds...It exploded and caused damage to the woodwork." essexlive.news/news/essex…
Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) is a master woodworker who made a marijuana stash box and "Lord of the Rings styled pipe" to smoke out of. hightimes.com/read/nick-o…
Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) is a talented woodworker in real life and owns his own wood-crafting website. offermanwoodshop.com
Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) is a master woodworker who made a marijuana stash box and "Lord of the Rings styled pipe" to smoke out of. hightimes.com/read/nick-o…
Nick Offerman (The actor who plays Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation) is actually a very skilled and talented woodworker in real life. offermanwoodshop.com/cano…
Jerry Garcia's most famous guitar was made by a self-taught woodworker who got his design from watching Dead videos and then mailed the guitar unsolicited. Garcia called it "the guitar I've always been waiting for" dozin.com/jers/guitar/Bol…
Because of enormous political corruption in 1860s New York, the cost of building a court house was twice what the United States paid to acquire Alaska. A carpenter was paid the equivalent of $4.9 million for one month's work in a building with very little woodwork. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Nick Offerman aka Ron Swanson is an accomplished woodworker with a professional woodshop offermanwoodshop.com/
Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson on Parks & Rec) is Actually a Skilled Woodworker youtube.com/watch?feature…
All Speaker's gavels in the US Congress are made by the House Carpentry Shop, which also makes all the seals and signs around the capitol building. history.house.gov/Histori…
There is a tree in Africa that is called "Bloodwood trees" because its sap is blood red. amusingplanet.com/2014/05…
What US Patent Number 1 is. inventors.about.com/libra…
"sloyd" was a 19th century system of handicraft-based education en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slo…

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