Although this video has a comedic spin to it, the information is valuable and the love/attraction to plywood holds strong in its description. I honestly did not know the reliability and effectiveness of plywood in building or constructing, but based off the video plywood seems like the best way to go. I thought it was interesting the way the video was laid out in its attempt to describe with text before each section of working with plywood. The intimacy of the lighting also allowed for a more romantic feeling when watching the video. It let the viewer grasp a more sensory experience attached to attraction and love when presented with a inanimate object. Plywood is definitely feeling the love in this video.
I have never heard plywood spoken of in a matter-of-fact, positive sense. My realized stigma is forever changed. The cheapness of the material had me over looking beneficial structural qualities. As Quinton stated, plywood will now be in the top consideration for reliable construction. In addition, this video highlights the care a treatment for the wood in the same unfaltering sense. Matriarchal indeed.
This video has just shown/described most of the element of working in the wood-shop quite the romantic way. (Our discussion about love on the first lesson start to make a whole lot of sense) For the majority of the video, this was pure wood porn. The slow, gentle strokes of the sandpaper on the material, the precision where the blade penetrates the plywood and so on. All of these shows (and in a way, sexualises) the affection of love towards the material.
Good comments all. The service that Sach's video performs for this class (I think) in particular is that he is showing us how to love or question or observe a material. The rules of the material and the rules we might make for our own relationships with materials. Peter (Vincent) I like that you relate the video to porn more than love and talk about the sexualization of the material/shop. This could be an interesting point to debate. Is he truly loving the material as much as possible or is he exploiting it? Or does he love "the idea" of the plywood more than the plywood itself. Just because he writes a love letter might not mean he really loves the material In a true sense. I ask these questions but I have a sneaking suspicion Sach's is fully aware of this dynamic.