Nice blog with some articles on that and wood carving and some other crafts:

Robin Wood

He's just put up a video of foot-powered bowl-turning.


This man's heart is in the right place, too. He did a post once on GMOs and what they were doing to peasant farmers in the 3rd world:

I oppose GM because it has catastrophic effects on the worlds peasant farmers. Since 1995 when GM cotton was heavily marketed in India 300,000 cotton farmers have committed suicide to escape the huge burden of dept that this farming typically creates in third world communities. This short film shows how that process happens.
(I think 300,000 is a mistake, but we are talking about suicides literally in the thousands.)

Robin Wood: Food minister Owen Paterson backs GM crops