Dang! I didn't know I was so old. I well remember these and they were sought after. It was cool to have a phone chair where you could place your ashtray beside the phone on top and store the phone book underneath the table. I better get moving or someone will call the undertaker.
There is a whole world of woodworkers working without power, it's wonderful, creative, and beautiful. Jarrod Dahl is one of those woodworkers, creating his turnings by roughing out the blank by hatchet, then turning on a pole lathe, all his creations on his website are done entirely without electricity, something I aspire too.
His wooden ware is done in the Slojd tradition, as all his work is. I hope to be there someday in my journey.