About ten years ago we had guests for dinner; we did not know them well but
they were nice people. She, trying to be interested in my obsession, asked
if she could see my studio after dinner. Unfortunately, I had a mouthful of
soup at the time and my shop is DEFINITELY NOT a studio....its a mess. The
soup went all over the place as I laughed explosively. No, my shop is not a
Dave in Maine
Are you implying that anyone who chooses to use the term "studio" when
referring to their wood shop is being prissy? :) When I think of
"studio" I think of Paramount or MGM or an artist's loft in SF, or a
BTW: I'm not knocking the guy in the article; his work is uncommonly
extraordinary. I'd love to own one of his pieces.
Thanks for the link, Dave.
To say that I am impressed with Heitzman's craft is an understatement ...The
Maloof influence is apparent, as well as the fact that the Marc Adams School
of Woodworking definitely puts a stamp on its adherents, staff and student
Wish I could design AND build a dining table in 60 hours! I am designing a
comparatively simple one now, (new page 5 on the site) and have 12 hours
just futzing with the &%&$ CAD program, and haven't even ordered the wood,
or finalized the design.
BTW, the style of writing in the article, if you're from anywhere else in
the world, is so "CAspeak" as to be "notable" ... I started to say
"painful", but decided to be polite. ;>)
Good reading ... thanks for posting the link and bringing it to, IMO,
Man, if we could just replace a show with the frequency of DIY's "Warehouse
Whoopdedoo", with a TV series by Heitzman ...
You are welcome!
I hadn't heard of him before today. Having lived in CA since '70 I
didn't notice the "CAspeak".
I too thought the 60 hours was pretty quick, but then again maybe for
him it was a "simple" piece. Like something that I couldn't build
before the sun grows cold.
Seeing him creating such masterpieces in his STUDIO, on TV, would be a
darn sight better than TOH, huh? I might even upgrade my basic cable for
the premium channels to see him.
Don't wanna get sued these days. BTW, How do you pronounce your name?
I figured that it was the same as Travis, but I heard it pronounced
Travs. OT, I know, but it's beeen bugging me.
Dave (standard enunciation) in Fairfax
reply-to doesn't work
daveldr at att dot net
On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 17:25:57 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org Crawled out of the
shop and said. . .:
yep its Travis with an E...say it the same.
and lemme tell ya, it was a PITA growing up with that spelling, and it
continues to this day. . .
its been pronounced Trayvs, travs, and once in a blue moon, Travis.
but i can honestly say, i am the only one i have ever seen spelled
this way...might have been my dads fault,,,he cant spell worth a damn!
Traves W. Coppock <newsgroups-AT-farmvalleywoodworks-DOT-com> wrote:
Wow. It took me a long time to get around to answering this message.
I started answering it last night. I was most of the way done when my dog
freaked out and ran under the computer desk. He hit the power switch.
I lost the message, and the computer. The damn thing had been running for
several months uninterrupted 24/7 without a hitch, and it up and died after
being shut off last night.
I spent hours and hours swapping parts around. Three computers in the
house, none of them running.
Mine is DOA. Best I can tell, the motherboard took a dump for absolutely no
reason. Under no circumstances should powering off a computer via the damn
off switch kill it, but that's exactly what happened. Some component was
going, I guess, and the power cycle killed it, like a light bulb almost
always burning out when you turn it on.
So after swapping parts back around, I was luckily finally able to get
something to work, but it sure isn't pleasant.
I started answering this message on a 1 GHz Athlon system. Old by today's
standards, but it was a nice enough machine. Now I'm using a hybrid. The
RAM from my computer, and my hard drive, grafted into some old POS Gateway
computer someone was throwing away, which I had intended to use as a
diskless workstation on my LAN.
Now this old POS is my *server*. Though there's currently nothing to serve.
I won't be using it as a terminal, and the other terminal needs a power
supply. The old server is more usless than my Crapsman router, and that's
It's a screaming Pentium II 233. It's not as bad as I thought it would be,
but I'm not exactly thrilled either. Luckily it was modern enough that I
could drop my hard drive and RAM into it, or it wouldn't be tolerable at
all. As it turned out, once I got in via a rescue disc to rearrange /etc
fstab and recompile my kernel for this piece of crap processor (Intel, you
suck!), everything worked. The video card is of the same general flavor as
my newer one, and the same driver works. Linux adjusted itself to
everything else with perfect aplomb, and it just booted and started working
once I could boot it.
Even still, it was a hell of a lot of trouble, and it was all your fault,
I forgot what I was going to say to you last night.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < email@example.com>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
No, but then I don't invite strangers into my toilet to admire the form
and colour of my "creations" and (if they have enough money) take one
home with them or commission me to make a special one just for them.
On Fri, 16 Jan 2004 15:22:29 +0000, Bay Area Dave wrote:
It's all about newspeak.
"shop" sounds less classy than "studio".
Give them what they are looking for (in this case, "studio") and you can
get more for your work.
We all do it, we speak in embellishing ways. A rose is a rose is a rose
until it becomes something special with a moniker descriptive or each
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