Years ago, I saw an interview with Vanna White, of Wheel of Fortune fame on a late night talk show. She was asked what her favorite missed phrase was. She replied that the correct phrase was 'Gone With The Wind' but that the solver guessed that it was "Done With One Hand".
Even if that wasn't right, I'm finding that doing things by hand has its own reward. I've been replacing electric powered small appliances with hand powered ones, one by one. The old fashioned egg beater I have does a good job, and costs me nothing but calories to use. The cast iron waffle iron I purchased from Lehman's is finally seasoned to the point where waffles don't stick to it anymore, but it would have been a lot better product had the handles been longer. It's still a pill to use, so consequently Steve doesn't get so many waffles anymore. Good thing he likes Dutch Babies. But it does the job when we need waffles, and I could probably use it over a camp fire (not that that's going to happen).
So it was with some real delight that I ran across this website. I have to caution you that I'm a bit of a tool geek anyway; my very first job was in a swell hardware store, and I've never lost my love for all things hardware. But the stuff that this guy is making is just plain beautiful. I especially like the convertible saw of his own design. Even if you don't have an affinity for tools like I do, take a look because the tools he makes are really gorgeous, if you can believe that. His work has inspired me to make new handles for the saws that I own, which should be easy to replace, considering that they are all screwed on. I don't expect to make them out of the fancy wood that he uses; I'll probably use either oak from HD, or go see what Rockler has.
I'm not quite ready to give up my electrical saws yet, because I still have to saw through some plywood, but if I can get through it with a hand saw, I may be selling my electrical saws. I will probably not be giving up my impact driver, which I love.
But I can't say that I wouldn't mind owning some gorgeous antiques that work a charm.