Joy of simplicity


One cheap-ass cable channel has been showing NYW episodes from 1991. When I watched the first one I soon felt a different attitude than I have to the last few years. I realized that I was somehow more "comfortable" with what Norm was doing because he was (at least 15 years ago) closer to me in technical standards. He was using a drum sanding attachment to his drill press, and a morticing attachment. He belt-sanded panels. His jointer wasn't big enough to handle a sequoia. His featherboards were laughably ragged with teeth missing. In all, I could "relate" because he was making furniture more than he was operating wowser machinery.
Bring on 1992.
FoggyTown
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What????? You didn't see the Shop Smith, the craftsman saw and the other antiques?+
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Brent Beal wrote:

I was just intrigued how "bare" the shop looked without all the new doo-dahs. Not even a tenoning jig to be seen! He was making tenons with TS and BS.
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What's so weird about that?
I cut tenons with just a table saw and a shop made crosscut sled. I fine tune them, one at a time, with a shoulder plane. <G>
Barry
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