Saw that in my FFW e-mail this morning. Pretty awesome stuff!
No problem with too small of a shop there. Any of those tools kick back you
could lose an eyelash! Actually, instead of 1:12, I was thinking 12:1 so I
could justify a bigger shop, but then clamp storage would be a problem.
http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/AudioSlideshow/31688/index.asp?slideshow1688 > And click the play icon on the bottom left.
WOW! I have trouble with full-sized dovetails, and he's doing them
in places that won't be seen in the finished piece.
Just when you think your fine, detail skills are starting to shape up.
You see something like that, and probably relate more to someone that
builds fences that that guy.
The saw has cutting teeth? The plane works? Did anyone notice the
finishing on the tools and the box?
I wish I had the patience. (Oh yeah.. the skill, too!)
I do not possess the skill or patience for this kind of detailed work.
Hell, I don't possess the eyesight for this level of work.
I was awed by the Emmerit copy. And he speaks about it so matter of factly.
"works just like an Emmerit, just small".
I watched that video.
I went down to my woodworking shop, got an axe and destroyed
every tool I could find. Now I will look for another hobby:-
I can understand the temptation. It would awe inspiring to reach his
level of skill on full-sized projects. To do it on 1:12 size is
Even as I looking at the results, my mind kept say, "Nah. No one's
gonna do that."
But he did. Love that dollhouse.
Years ago I sold off hundreds of my old woodworking magazines, but the one I
just couldn't part with was Fine Woodworking #109, December 1994, which
features this craftsman's work in an article and on the back cover. I look
at it every now and then and I'm always as blown away as the first time I
saw it. Thanks for posting, Leon.
Glad to see that ya'll enjoyed the slide show. It reminded me of a model
shop that I built 1/24 scale when I was 14, ummm 40 years ago.
Unfortunately hurricane Celia won the battle and the model was destroyed.
While it was quite unique, it was in no way of any comparison to those
pieces on the link.
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