Very therapeutic video if you like a bit of wood work or appreciate craftsmanship.
I noticed that too along with having the barreled action clamped in the vice so he could file the stock. I would have been too concerned about catching the file on the metalwork accidentally.Obviously a very talented guy.
It was interesting see the stock copying machine in action and some of his other bits of kit designed to make life easier
What really suprised me was his approch to checkering without supporting the stock in a cradle attached to work horse.