There was a cameraman shooting but I don't know if it was recorded or just
projected on the monitor.... . I'll have to ask!
No stray plane parts found today... had to move many of my stationary tools
this evening and the only thing I found was a build up of saw dust
underneath the cabinet saw that the dust collector missed. ;~)
Power tools are just an extension of the industrial revolution's aim
to obviate operator skill in favor of cheap labor. There's also the
question of cost in outfitting a shop. A complete joiner's shop back
in the day fit in a 3'x2'x2' box. Now a guy figures he can't do any
work unless he has ten grand in tools - to start. Journeymen
carpenters walked around with a roll with their tools inside, often
just the blades and bits, and made handles, benches and whatever else
was needed on the spot.
We've gained some with power tools, but we've lost just as much
because of them. I still wish that carpenters wore corduroy suits so
we could see at a glance who was in the brotherhood.
It is very obvious, by the above, that you do not build things for a living.
Well, I have been sick. Otherwise, I don't think I would have missed
I have made that argument many a time to the devoted *home
woodworker*, but they don't get it.
You can be as dedicated, take as long as you want, and be as true to
wood work as you think necessary to satisfy your inner Duncan Phyfe if
you aren't charged with making a living doing it day in and day out in
a hyper-competitive market.
We just found Rough Cut a week or so ago guys. We also watch Roy and
Norm and other WW Shows.
Guys, the other night my wife said out loud "I like him," when I
suggested watching Rough Cut.
But guys, his personality bugs me a bit guys as I, too, am most
interested in techniques and know damned well that that jig took him
more than five minutes to make.
Guys, I'd like to see a Woodworking On A Budget show where the host
used his own shop worn equipment instead of the latest and greatest
tools (available at WoodSmith & Company).
You forgot a few "look it"'s. I hope that's just the effect of 1st
The Woodworking on a Budget show sounds interesting. The host is given a
small budget every show (say $100) and must build his project for that.
Leftover money accumulates for bigger purchases. You can do a lot very
quickly for $100 in 2x4s.
I just Recently watched my first episode of Rough Cut. My first
reaction was who is this idiot?
I then watched a few more episodes during the marathon on Create...
Tommy grew on me quickly, he's young and proud of his work. So what
if he describes a nice piece of wood as "sweet"? Yes, some detail is
left out but he only has 22 minutes or whatever TV is now. I also
like his appreciation of old work and how he brings in people to help
out. He doesn't need to act like he knows everything.
As one who worships at the altar of Norm I can remember the early
shows when Norm all but dunked each part in glue and power nailed
everything. But the best thing that Norm did for me was inspire me to
buy a few pieces of wood and cut them up and try putting them back
together as something useful. I hope Tommy Mac can stay on the air
and maybe inspire a few more people to try hacking apart a piece of
wood and building something with it.
On Feb 9, 10:18 pm, "John Grossbohlin"
No record for posterity? I'm surprised that they don't keep all of
the presentation videos, stick them on a DVD and sell them, or even
just post them on a YouTube channel to attract more people to their
shows. Thanks for asking, though.
There's a fair to middling chance that I might make it up to this
year's show. If I say I know you, will they let me in for free or
charge me extra? ;)
If you don't mention my name they'll let you in for the regular price...
mention it and you may not get in! ;~)
There is, however, a discount coupon at http://www.nwawoodworkingshow.org /
If you come to the show look me up...!
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