Call me an asshole, but I just think that's utter pre-sweetened
nonsense. In ANY group of people you'll find an array personality
types. Plus, one man's good natured dude is another man's prick. But
you keep tellin yerself such things if it makes ya feel good ;-)
(as I hear a few distant plonking noises in the background)
Surely you can do better than that.
(Didn't see the movie, so I suppose it's possible that this was more
than just a lame dig and I'm just not getting it. Yes, I know it's
about gay cowboys or something, but beyond that...?)
Let's see. I've got the tools and the machines so don't
need recomendations. - anymore.
Can cut dovetails with the JoinTech fence, templates,
bits and router table, as well as with handsaws,
both push and pull, chisels and a mallet.
Know how to do proper stock prep - and not get
maimed or killed by the machines.
Learned about parts marking and reference faces,
edges and ends.
Acquired and went through DiCristafora's book on
many, but certainly not all, ways to stick two
pieces of wood together. Understand which are
to be used when and can make many of them. In
the process confirmed "suggestions" provided
by wreckers about layout tools and their uses.
Probably contributed significantly to Steve Knight's
daughter's college fund. Woodies are addictive.
Found out about BLO grain popping and the wonders
of bug spit - shellac.
Know about Krenov and have his books, along with
Nakashima - have his book too. And Maloof -
and have a couple of books about his stuff -
has he written a book?
Make dumb mistakes and know I'm not the
first to make any of them
Know how to turn most of my mistakes into
Know what DAMHIKT and SWMBO mean.
Same for Pooh Suit, The Cabal and Galoot.
Was inspired by the work - and attitude
of people I would probably not known about
except for The Wreck.
Was introduced to a lot of interesting
The list goes on and on.
So for me, that's Why The Wreck.
Now that I know everything and can
do everything - except finishing -
but I'm reading every thread on
the subject - I now have an
obligation to tell everyone what
to do and how to do it - the "right"
way"! (just kidding - but if I
can get a newbie to say "Hell,
if even he can do it, then I sure
as hell can." I'll be putting back
a little of what I've gotten from
I do miss Walt's tales and wonder
what Helga is doing. And if
Mr. Watson takes his leave, what
will become of the literary
part of The Wreck?
Still lots to learn - about wood
working and enjoying life in
general. This is a good place
to get that stuff.
Every time I learn something new, I usually also learn how much more
there is that I don't know.
I've learned a ton here. I hope I can help those newer than I, so
those who took the time to teach me can take a break from the
From where I sit, there's still much to learn from the 'wreck.
I've also met some nice folks in person, thanks to the 'wreck.
esnppered///// for the sake of brevity...........
As a newbie woodworker ( recent start when a I was forced to retire 6 yrs
ago due to heart problems) and who has learned much from -almost- ALL the
contributors to this group, and who hopes to learn much much more from
the vast collective/storehouse knowledge contained in the heads of the
members of this group .. and the ' Reck comaradrie in general; I,
(infected with the woodworkers dream of replacing all furniture in our
house with self made stuff):- add as well, a "Well said Tom"!!! Carry on
y'all with the discussions and ideas.
IMHO. This is the MOST VALUABLE GROUP on usenet. Lets keep it free of
stuff, like negativity, etc, that deters from the exchange of knowledge
that has often ruined so many other groups! And Okay, Okay, I canna spel
so good, and I dinna look so hansome as JT who can ! <g>
Tom's posts always remind me of a kid from the neighborhood where I grew up.
When we were about 9 years old and he was about 11 years old and was the
self proclaimed "Best Baseball Player" in the neighborhood. We played slow
pitch ball at the school field and he took great delight on being able to
hit home runs. Most of us tried out for Little League and played on
competitive teams in a league with real rules and fast pitch. The "King"
would never go to tryouts and continued to play with 9-10 year olds when he
On Sun, 19 Feb 2006 14:55:40 -0800, "Frank Drackman"
I am sorry that you were never very good at baseball.
I also find it to be unfortunately appropriate that you post from
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
Too bad I was away for three days.
I did an installation in Toronto on Friday, went to visit some friends, and we
had a whole lot of fun.
Upon my return home, I read this entire thread. (Balderstone owes me a keyboard.)
I like the Wreck the way it is in all its diversity, warts and all.
Leave it alone.. it's fine.
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