I kinda hate these posts but after watching this I couldnt help but to
wonder if anyone else thinks this guy is as much of a dork as I do.
I dont often get to watch the pbs woodshows but today on a break from
some work I sat down for a sandwich and happened across a show where he
had built a stone wall and now was constructing an arbor/gate for the
wall. I have seen the show before and he has always seem to be the type
of guy that is meticulous to the point of rendering himself ineffective.
Not to sound any meaner than my first line, but dork puts this guy in a
The reason I am wondering is because today I watched him construct this
arbor and the process looked utterly painful and crude for what I am
used to seeing from him. In the times I have seen him he usually dawns
rubber gloves and a full hazmat suit to apply any type of glue or
finish, is fussy to the enth degree, etc. Today he was heaving around 6
x 6's making half laps on a band saw, applied urethane glue without
spritzing it with his little spray bottle or squeege'ing it out, on and
on. It really looked like a departure for him. I think he might have
made a mess in his pant as he was extremely excited about cleaning up a
half lap with a slick. He seemed overly enthused to have gotten to work
on a project that included an excavator, bobcat, heavy rocks, and such.
My wife and I sat there shaking our heads.
Every time I watch him I just wonder how and why.....
Haven't watched him in quite a while, but I do know that when I did,
there were some elements of his behavior that seemed overly obsessive.
For example, with a plunge router, after using it and returning the bit
to non-plunged configuration, he made the comment, "hold the router
until it stops spinning before moving it" This comment makes sense with
non-plunge, or those instances when using a bit that extends longer than
the plunge mechanism, but when the bit is safely encased in its recessed
position, waiting 30 seconds for it to spin down seems obsessive.
Yeah, Scott seem to be a nice guy but he is a bit too touchy feeley for my
taste and is overly animated. Plus all that talking to himself and phrasing
himself for a relative simple tasks gets old. It sounds like he is looking
over a students shoulder and coaching him along when you realize he is
talking to himself. He however is quite talented and may just have his
talent toned down for the type audience and or show that he is working on.
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