I really enjoy seeing how things are made. I especially like to see how traditional things are made,  and am happy that there are people who value craftsmanship enough to keep the skills alive and the tools running.

This photo shows traditional cedar shake shingles being made on an old steam powered machine. Each pass of the blade shaves off a thin layer of wood while the board is slowly pushed forward.  I imagine the difference between the work that got done with this machine versus hand cutting them must have seemed magical.

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