The Digital Reader of 16 January alerts us to this series by How to Make Everything. Here’s their introductory video:

The other videos in the series can be found at the Digital Reader link.

This guy is not messing around: making his own pencil! Why should I be a bit disappointed that he didn’t try to build a printing press? But he does at least end up writing in his home-made blank book consisting of his hand-made paper and cover material, using his hand-made pencil, quill pen, ink and brush. Makes the coloring book fad look like a total cop-out.