You can find tours of the ruins of the Packard plant on YouTube. Pictures of the empty production floors on Google images. That is what it is today, here’s a video of what it was. I know this is old propaganda. Look beyond the words, look at the people, the buildings, the engines on the assembly line, and remember who we were.
Thousands of people converged on the National Mall and tore down the barricades around the WWII memorial. A glimpse of Old America, like a dying tree that puts out one green branch. But an unusual event, certainly one that seems newsworthy.
This is mastery in woodworking. It’s what craftsmen aspire to. I’m sure he’s long since left us and taken these skills with him.
The site asked everyone to link to them for streaming only, so here’s a link to the video from 1973:
Update: theunpaidBill let this in a comment’ “You might be surprised to find that there is a thriving, if small, group of hobbyist craftsmen who work using old-school techniques like those shown here. The capabilities of the hand tools are really quite remarkable and a basic competency isn’t that hard to achieve.”