World Skills & Learning About Old World Skills
There was once a time when almost everyone acquired, or knew
how to do a practical skill of some kind, they were special
skills, which most people used throughout life. They just became
The proliferation of pioneer style reality T.V. shows have
featured sophisticated modern people transported back into the
early 1900s, and boy, do they struggle to cope.
It points out how badly off most people are when it comes down
to knowing about old time survival skills, or the ability to make
things using old time hand tools & methods.
The survival rate of some of the people on these shows has
been quite poor, due to the fact that they have never been
instructed on how to utilize old-time pioneer skills in a
practical kind of way.
Pioneer skills are not difficult to learn, but they do require
a certain amount of study along with plenty of hands on
Domestic skills, farm skills, building skills, woodworking
skills & metal working skills; all of these skills were
mostly learnt through simple instruction and much practice...
mostly the skills were passed on from mother to daughter, or from
father to son.
Even in today's super sophisticated, computerised world there
is still a place for "old pioneer skills".
Take for instance the home inventor- mechanic - restoration or
project builder. they all need to build or fabricate special
parts, or to reproduce old broken parts to rebuild - restore all
Presently, the pioneer skill of metal casting is going through
an incredible world wide renaissance.... people want to know how
to make simple wooden patterns using everyday woodworking tools
and skills. They want to know how to melt and pour aluminium
& bronze into sand moulds.
Is all this old age art metal casting stuff difficult to
learn? Definitely not!
There are various Usenet groups around where you can learn
from others, but one of the best ways to learn is to buy a book
written by an author who has been there and can actually tell you
how & what you should do to set up and run a successful hobby
There is an excellent collection of metal casting ebooks which
describe the age old art of metal casting in a way that the
ordinary handy man will fully understand & be able to learn
about one the most ancient old world skills known to man.
All it takes is to have the ability to build the simple
equipment & tools and then learn the special methods to
create sand castings in Bronze & Aluminium. It is an
enjoyable & rewarding pastime, but off course it is hot dirty
work and can also be hazardous, but then all old world skills and
could be claimed as potentially dangerous, and that is where
common sense is used to prevent any potential hazards.
If you are looking for an old world challenge, then welcome
aboard the world skills, old world skills express.
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