So here’s a neat video from someone who calls his YouTube channel the “Crazy Russian Woodshop”.

But do not fear, this Russian does not seem too crazy — just really into woodworking.

So the Crazy Russian was visiting PA, and dropped in on an Amish furniture shop.

I like this video because he shows you the operation from top-to-bottom–starting with how they get their power, down through to the little retail store on site.

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Sometimes people imagine that Amish furniture makers are using only primitive tools like quaint wooden mallets and elbow-grease handsaws.

As you see that’s not really the case, the tools are just powered using non-electric sources (though some shops are plainer than others).

And as Michael (the Crazy Russian’s real name) tells us, the unattended retail shop operates on a classic Amish formula — browse around, find something you like, then go find somebody to sell it to you.

You’ll also get a peek into the family garage. Michael is a bit surprised by what he finds there. But if you’ve been reading this site for awhile, you probably won’t be.

Check the video out here. What do you notice?