So much for the standard. Unfortunately, we too are still far from meeting it. The making of furniture and tools still dominates the craftsmanship of our members, which include a wide spectrum of materials to be worked: wood, leather, rawhide, brass, bronze and iron are some of those.

If one thinks about the structure of rural society around the year 900, which mostly were self-sustaining farm communities without high specialization of single members, the aforementioned "still" could become a "permanently": Everything that in "the olden days" could be done without the help of specialized craftsmen (some early and important examples are: smith, cooper, turner) was probably done by the farmer himself.

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