Resources and recommend watching

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sodatrain
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Western Red Cedar wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2024 5:20 am
Beau Miles on the second-hand life:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z8TfdNWn_E
I watched this... Was hoping for a little nugget of wisdom or something at the end. A little disappointed to just have it end... After sorting a gazillion bits and nails and screws! That was sort of fascinating.

What did you like about the video, @WRC?

sodatrain
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Ego wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2023 2:21 pm
Playing at a local film festival here. I have not yet seen it but it looks like it may fit here.
https://youtu.be/FRMpViTaWNI?feature=shared
Hehe. This was excellent! Thanks for sharing.

It makes me think of the fantasy I have of someday deleting my LinkedIn profile.

Western Red Cedar
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Re: Resources and recommend watching

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sodatrain wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2024 2:30 pm
I watched this... Was hoping for a little nugget of wisdom or something at the end. A little disappointed to just have it end... After sorting a gazillion bits and nails and screws! That was sort of fascinating.

What did you like about the video, @WRC?
A few different things. It is the other side of the story of the "junk shed" that somebody linked to upthread. It is great to see a project come to fruition, like building a beautiful backyard workspace/she-shed with salvaged timber and nails. But...that required years or even decades of salvaging and saving. In this case he talks about taking on materials saved by his grandparents.

Ultimately the video offers a look inside the mind of someone who despises waste, who is drawn to creative repurposing, and bringing something back to life. The habit he discusses can be an affliction for the ERE-minded individual. The desire to extend the life of materials tossed aside, the desire to repurpose those into something useful and beautiful, it is almost innate. Sometimes that can drive one crazy as you have stuff all over the place.

He has some other videos where he is salvaging roof beams, or building with repurposed wood and nails, and these add some context.

It also reminded me a lot of my father, and how he tends to save odd bits and ends for decades. Sometimes it looks or feels like clutter, but it is amazing how he can pull out an odd part or loose end to fix something.

ffj
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@wrc

Ha! Just watched the video. I am currently sorting out tons of screws and nails in my shop. I just got so irritated on not being able to find anything but knowing I for sure had it somewhere. As a recovering second-hander, I have developed the ability to throw something away if it's not practical thank goodness but I also really enjoy using up my current stock that I have salvaged. Very satisfying.

loutfard
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Re: Resources and recommend watching

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ARTE is a publicly funded European medium. Originally French-German and not super well-known, you might not be aware that they now also produce content in English, Italian, Polish and Spanish. Their content in general is worth exploring even if from some countries, you might have to use a vpn to get to it. Excellently supported by yt-dlp.

A recent example of their production that might appeal to eremites:
- https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/115490-01 ... e-regards/ (fr)
- https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/115490-01 ... rer-luxus/ (de)

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