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Historic Woodworker Videos #48: Samuel Bentham creates power tools for the wooden Royal Navy in the Age of Sail

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Blog entry by Hoosierwoodcraft posted 05-28-2021 01:39 PM 733 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my historic video tribute to Sir Samuel Bentham.

This is the life-story of an upper class gentleman, Samuel Bentham, who became a woodworker and a shipwright just before England’s war with France, and improved wooden ship construction with new techniques and designs. He used steam engines to manufacture wooden block pulleys – one hundred years before Henry Ford “invented” the assembly line. He is known as the father of woodworking machinery.

You can see it by clicking on https://youtu.be/Z6b4u29Htxs

Do not miss the woodworking history of Portsmouth Block Mill in Chapter 3 starting at 11:04

-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom



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HowardAppel

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#1 posted 05-28-2021 11:03 PM

Thanks, very interesting.

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#2 posted 05-29-2021 01:52 AM

Glad you liked it.

To me, it was exciting to find this history.

-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom

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#3 posted 06-05-2021 11:12 PM

Good stuff, that was an interesting view.

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