Ah yes, the HGTV Fill. First we're going to tell you what
we're going to do. Then when we get back from commercial
we'll re-tell you just in case you forgot. Then we'll start
doing what we told you we were going to do with painstaking
clarity ("Using a hammer, nails are removed from the
studs"). Next we'll break for commercial but when we come
back we'll tell you what we were going to do along with what
we've done so far...
You get the idea. It's sorta like reading Bill Pentz's
UA100, one third the way through Cyclonic Verses and
thinking maybe the reading of this tome should become a
reality series where contestants read and the guy/gurl not
ready to shoot their brains out at the end is the winner...
Actually, that's DIY that does that so horribly. People can talk all
they want about how wonderful David Marks is, but that very
presentation you describe makes the show extremely difficult to
watch...unfortunately, like a horrible accident...you can't turn away.
Master Woodbutcher and seasoned termite
Shamelessly whoring my website since 1999
If you're intent is to provide clear, accurate, complete
technical information - motivated by a desire to save
someone their lungs - it's extremely difficult to ALSO
make it Clancyesque - AND make it all accessible,
FOR FREE. Bill has put in an incredible amount of time
and money to study up on the industry's testing methods,
buy the testing equiptment, set up the tests, run the tests,
gather, record and analyze the data . . . With that data
and the acquired knoweldge of how and why cyclones
do what they do, he's also developed a design that works
better than anything that was available to the hobbyist
- at an affordable price.
BTW - Mother Teresa wasn't any beauty queen by
Vogue standards but I wish there were more people
like her around - if only to serve as an example to
others of what goodness means.
rant mode off
Absolutely no doubt to the word you said charlie b but I'm
sitting there plodding along and thinking to myself, "man
there's a whole bunch of repetition here" and then I comes
upon a passage where Bill states that he'd gone through and
edited a whole lot of the repetition out and damned if in
the very next sentence he repeats himself about the
Seems that the whole thing could be funneled down into
something less than 50 pages. Hell, it would be down to 75
if all he did was go back and remove the passages where he
Your Mileage May Vary/This isn't a dig at the message, just
wishing it wasn't repeated over and over and over and over
and over and over and over...
Start with a print out and a yellow highlighter. Whenever
you see something that's been said before, highlight it.
That's the stuff you want to 86.
Also, you might suggest that Bill take on a PayPal account
and post the link somewhere at the top of the page above the
links to the various articles and add a short blurb about up
keep for the site. This would allow for editing out the
numerous times he mentions how much it has/had cost him.
Don't get me wrong, I think Bill should be made a rich man
considering everyone else gets to benefit but damn!
And last but not least, less is more. Especially with
personally I really liked it, Just got a lathe for Christmas, and have been
trying to learn what I can, like the way to hold the chisel, I was holding
it un an underhand manner until I saw him working, and the part on how to
make the same peace multiple times was good to
but then again I just started with using a lathe
That "underhand" business is something I would never have though of, but
there are folks that do it. Seems counterintuitive to me.
A - Anchor the tool to the rest.
B - Bevel tangent to the rotating work.
C - Cut a curl by moving the handle for entry.
Worked for the kids. I used to tell them to "English" the "C" on bowls.
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