Soooooo.. are you saying that when Julia Childs slid a roast in the
oven, and took it out 45 seconds later....it COULD have been
shenanigans/video/time-lapse kinda trickery? Is that why my 20-second
souffles were always very runny?
The runny soufflé problem is because you aren't using a nitro injection
system on your appliances... the secret to TV cooking is high heat.... or at
least that's the impression Julia's torch scenes left on me. ;~)
Always possible. That's why I didn't tee off on him to begin with. I
know even >> I << have been misunderstood at times! You betcha!
Damnit, I was trying to let that go. when I saw that haircut and dye
job, he reminded me of this older lady I do a lot of routine
maintenance for at her house.
She is in her mid 70s, and dyes here hair such a dark brown it is
almost black. I think she believes she has fooled everyone about her
real color, but it looks like she has a piece of black carpet draped
on her head. Their hair styles and colors are strikingly similar...
Shame on you Karl!
I believe you have the type of attitude towards others the world really
needs to try and bring back. I know my woodworking is still on a novice
level, but a kind word from someone more accomplished sure encourages me to
continue. That kind word with helpful hints as the say is "priceless".
It ain't just woodworking. Kind words are in a great shortage in this day
and age. There was a time when courtesy and polite conversation was
considered an art form.
Kind words are healing. Kind words are helpful and incouraging. Mean and
nasty isn't helpful or inspirational.
Amen, brother. Some of those harmless little old retirees didn't
deserve that treatment. They were the ones that seem to take it the
And they are so far off Marks' radar, I didn't understand why he
couldn't have shown just a bit more decorum, if not consideration.
David Marks sells plans for a number of the projects on his shows. I'd
assume that all of his designs are copyrighted.
David Marks runs his own private and group woodworking classes along
with teaching classes at select Woodcraft store.
I'm surprised Woodcraft allowed the person to bring the table in for
fear of a law suit.
It makes me sad to hear this story. Although I can't count him among
those on my Christmas card list, I have met him and it is impossible
for me to connect the experience I had with the one you described.
Have to be two different people. I'm not arguing that it happened, it
just doesn't jibe with mine.
Just for background, a bunch of locals (Central Florida) who are
co-conspirators on some of the woodworking fora, were having a picnic
get together three or four years ago and it happened to be on a day
that Woodcraft had Marks in for some sessions. One of the locals got
the bright idea to invite him to join us after the day's sessions were
over, and he accepted (actually I think it was Victoria who accepted,
but it doesn't matter, they both showed up).
It was just as if he'd been one of the forum regulars, himself. There
wasn't a bit of pretense or arrogance. Just a regular guy. I'll bet he
stayed there four or five hours. Naturally, he was the most
experienced and professional guy there, not to mention celebrated, but
we all talked, shared stories, asked him about the show, he passed
around some pieces he had brought, but all in exactly the same way we
all (well, most) would sit around a fire if we wreckers got together.
As you say, he could have had a bad day, but even at that, it seems so
all out of proportion to the guy I sat and talked with all those
hours. And one of the other guys and I made a Krenov style plane that
afternoon before he arrived which we presented to him after dinner. It
had no finish on it, but it was a nice chunk of wood and the iron was
made out of an edger blade, but he acted as if Krenov himself had made
it for him.
You weren't clear on whether you were actually there or not, but there
is one other possibility (if you weren't) and that's that somehow
someone got their nose out of joint, and that the real story isn't
exactly the way it was told to you. Of course if you were there, I
accept that it's an accurate rendition, if not even more puzzling.
Well, I still like the David Marks I met. I probably wouldn't have
cared much for the one you described. It's too bad that stories like
this get told (true or not). It only takes one aberrant encounter to
seriously tarnish an image.
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