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Definition of "Homemade" !


Kinda puts a new meaning on the word "Craftsman" also !

http://1funny.com/the-rocking-chair/



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Very cool...wish I had the skills to do that

I used to watch a show on PBS....Woodwrights Shop or something like that....He would work up a sweat doing all that by hand

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Yeah, I remember that show and I watched it also - - - - a lot of homemade tools on that one also - - - very little power other than man power also.

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Thanks to the wonders of youtube, they are still available for our enjoyment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TsRkTRbuIk&list=PLhDKt_oQLIyYj8X9LPN_4xIQ21zOntbDE



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That young man is a real throwback, and a really fine craftsman; that was good to watch.

I watched an episode of "The Woodwright's Shop" this morning; they are still available in our PBS Cable market.  He is a goofball, if you ask me, talented to a certain extent, but sort of nutty, too.  In the episode I watched this morning, he was in a blacksmith's shop to see how a cant hook and a dog hook were made.  I have to hand it to the "Smith", he didn't bean the guy with a hammer, or brand him; our hero just couldn't seem to stay out of the guys work space - I was sure he was going to get burned, or cause some sort of accident.  I wouldn't have had that kind of patience.

Talking about "throwbacks", I was watching the young fella across the street going about putting up their Christmas decorations today.  I felt like I was watching a home movie from our own early days - he with his ladders and light strings strung out all over, his Bride watching and keeping the two wee ones out from under foot, and lending a hand when needed.  They are a nice young family, and observing their lifestyle gives me hope for the way life should go on.



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I use to do a lot of wood work,,( in fact I am missing one joint of my middle finger from a mishap with a jointer when I was in the 8th grade) thank god they taught me to respect power tools,,

I watch that woodwright shop all the time,, makes ya realize why they came up with power tools,, so long ago,,



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I'm more of a Norm Abrams guy. I've tried to watch that show a few times and usually get about 1/2 way through and decide that he's more interested in babbling then really making something worthwhile. It does point out that woodworkers these days have a lot more fun with power tools.



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Dave W wrote:

I'm more of a Norm Abrams guy. I've tried to watch that show a few times and usually get about 1/2 way through and decide that he's more interested in babbling then really making something worthwhile. It does point out that woodworkers these days have a lot more fun with power tools.


 So true, Dave.  However, using old tools and doing it the old ways is quite meditative in my mind.



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Rrumbler wrote:
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I'm more of a Norm Abrams guy. I've tried to watch that show a few times and usually get about 1/2 way through and decide that he's more interested in babbling then really making something worthwhile. It does point out that woodworkers these days have a lot more fun with power tools.


 So true, Dave.  However, using old tools and doing it the old ways is quite meditative in my mind.


 If I need meditation, I move over to working on my car. Most of my mechanic's tools are non power with the exception of a couple air tools and the usual electric drills. I still do have a couple of bit and brace setups, hand saws, planes(including a new Lie-Nielsen), a miter box, squares, a hand drill though did sell the antique one that had a place to lean on it (breast drill, maybe?). Using those kinds of old timey tools can be relaxing to many and I do respect that choice - but I'm just not one of themconfusedisbeliefdisbelief



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 If I need meditation, I move over to working on my car. Most of my mechanic's tools are non power with the exception of a couple air tools and the usual electric drills. I still do have a couple of bit and brace setups, hand saws, planes(including a new Lie-Nielsen), a miter box, squares, a hand drill though did sell the antique one that had a place to lean on it (breast drill, maybe?). Using those kinds of old timey tools can be relaxing to many and I do respect that choice - but I'm just not one of themconfusedisbeliefdisbelief


 Makes ya sleep a lot better too,, takes a lot more  energy too turn a brace, than holding  a elec drill



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Now I love The Woodwright's Shop, watch him whenever I can catch him on PBS, which is fairly regular. Find him entertaining, which is what a show needs to be, not a dry instructor that just spews facts. Poor guy can't film a show without winding with a bloody knuckle, which is real life to me! It's not like anyone is going to watch him and be able to do the stuff anyway.

That said, I like Norm too, but can't match his power tools. Watching him won't teach you to do it either. Just a tv show after all.

Me? Not a talent for woodworking anywhere in me..............

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