And no complaining on the expensive tools you need to do woodworking until after you watch this.
I don't buy gadgets either, but there are a lot of people out there that do, and largely things they could do as well, or better, without. I don't make gadgets either, just stuff I actually have a use for.
That depends on what you call 'fully equipped'. Looks like the shops I saw when I was in that part of the world. They didn't buy any power tools, unless the savings in work time justified the expense, because power tools were expensive, and electricity cost too. But I would say he used hand tools because that was more cost effective. By the time the wood was set up to use a power saw or whatever, he could have already done that particular task with his hand tools. He did use a power drill and disc sanders tho, obviously they saved enough time to make using them worthwhile.Interesting watching this, and realizing that there is a fully equipped woodshop at his disposal, but still went with the hand tool methods.
More likely he wears flip flops when not working, that was pretty much the standard footwear when I was in that part of the world, likely still is. It was always common to take them off at the door, and likely they would be a hindrance while doing work like that.That guy probably has never worn shoes so his feet are like saddle leather or inch thick calluses. Interesting video. I marvel at furniture in antique shops that were made entirely with hand tools.