Yep, Roy explained it all Saturday. Said he wasn't doing any work at all.
He just reached into a sack and grabbed a draw knife. He said about cut his
dern finger off. He apologzed several times for his stitches showing up in
the camera tight shots.
Yeah I saw that episode and had a chuckle. I caught an episode awhile back
that showed all the different injuries he has inflicted upon himself during
the filming of the show. Hilarious. In one, he was hammering a nail I
think and smacked his thumb. He let go of the hammer to grab his thumb with
his other hand and the hammer hit him on the toe. He was jumping around
holding his foot and shaking his other hand.
I really do like his show, but I have often wondered if he is as clumsy when
the camera isn't running. Probably not
Well, maybe for the ever present bandaid (I've often wondered how many
people noticed that), but in terms of competence, that's extremely
unfair. More News and Les Nesman was a buffoon. Roy Underhill is very
accomplished if in no other venue than the production of his show. But
he has plenty of other bonafides besides his on-air skill. He may look
haphazard and rushed, but some of those things he does aren't all that
easy, yet he whistles through them reasonably competently with out
even getting winded. Remember, he's not trying to come up with a
finished project; he's demonstrating methods and techniques.
Master Woodbutcher and seasoned termite
Shamelessly whoring my website since 1999
Yeah, pretty gruesome line of stitches spiraling down his right index
finger. He explained that he had reached into a bag of drawknives. Ouch.
One thing's for certain - and it has always impressed me - Roy *knows*
how to scary sharpen all his tools. His bench chisels appear to slice
almost effortlessly, his turning chisels work great considering the
coordination and lathe movement required to get such a good cut, and his
hand saws cut very, very quickly.
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