Then he goes inside and sharpens the chisel with a slow-speed motorized
wetstone grinder so he can show the public how poor he can look.
"Father Haskell" wrote in message
Carving without looking at what you're doing, one hand in
front of the chisel? I've no doubt that skew could shave hair
from his arm. Seems to be the only tool he uses.
Remember, that guy has probably already made 1,370 chess sets, so he
has a bit of experience with it by now. And way back when, a person's
job was their only job for their entire life, so vast experience was
had by all by the time they were 25, starting from a very young age.
One brick at a time.
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering WTF happened.
Poured concrete bricks constructed from remote stone quarry dust.
"Bill" wrote in message
It made me ponder that people were probably a lot better at using what
they had, than we might give them credit for, centuries ago. Does
anyone know how the pyramids were made yet?
Some French chemist suggested that, but no one who has examined
the stones agrees with him. The blocks were cut from limestone in
a nearby quarry. Aside from the fact that it is trivial to
natural stone and concrete, some of the stones were set in mortar
would hardly be the case had they been cast in place.
Current thinking is that a metric buttload of independent contractors
working in teams were coordinated by people whom I would regard
as among the world's greatest project engineers.
For instance, the massive bakery that supplied the workers with bread
consisted of numerous small one-man bakeries.
If you look closely you can see that he chips the top bead while
turning it. But then he just carves that into one of the flats on the
top of the king. That's a sign of a true craftsman, turning an error
into a feature!
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