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blueshead said..."Wow that's great, thanks mick - after a week of dealing with pointless bureaucracy through work, seeing this reminds me of the simple pleasures of 'craft'."Because this morning, If you were me.. You crawled into an attic/basically a crawlspace with 2 feet of room to work in..You then put 2 2x8"s flush with the drywall ceiling between 2 10" roof joyces (36"s apart) so the Home owner could screw some hooks into her kitchen ceiling to mount a a really crappy artsy pot and pans holder. You did not fall through the ceiling onto the very ugly "Island/cooking thing that is the pride of their kitchen. You only had 2 roof nails stick you in the head due to the fact you had 2 feet of moving room.. Then there was the joy of crawling out with 100 year old black dust on you... :heart:
peak' said...Funny, after I typed it, I said to myself 'I know why I left, because I twice came as close as I ever want to to losing part of my anatomy in some machinery!' ...
mick said...who made that beautiful chair, peak'?
veryfunnybones said...peak' said...Funny, after I typed it, I said to myself 'I know why I left, because I twice came as close as I ever want to to losing part of my anatomy in some machinery!' ... Yes there is that scary part.Another big reason many people don't get into woodwork is that it happens to be a really hard way to make money. Price is important to everyone and competing with mass production is tough. And as mick said, those machines are EXPENSIVE. Each easily worth a multi core MacPro plus studio display monitor. (...)Good tools are wonderful, but many people have a 'precious' attitude about them. It's not about the tools. A good craftsman can make a beautiful piece using an axe if that's what he (or she) has available. The other important skill, which I'm sure that Blues will agree with, is the ability to make a mistake and then to make it look as though you always intended it to be that way. (...)
veryfunnybones said...Mick, I think of steam bending as more of a dance than poetry.
peak' said...click on the image mick (John Makepeace) Some of his stuff I really like, some I think is just over the top.
blueshead said...Anything I make is built to be sat on, eaten off, tripped over when drunk.. and hopefully it will be around for another 100-200 years.
mick said...someone paid him 1500$ for a freakin' trestle table?? not that it isn't lovely, but... that would go for 300 max here. they're almost no work at all, and ... 'course, wood's there for the finding. milling into slabs is the most expensive part. you usually have to slip one of the loggers an extra 20. he has a nice big workshop, too. :)
blueshead said...Hey mick ..we made 4 of these out of old 130 year old red heart pine from demoed house... $1.200 each. Breadboard ends, hand waxed finish,.. sorry no minwax poly etc, etc, no nails or metal.. just a lot of old wood and love... :heart:The table Is 8 feet by 36"
blueshead said...The table Is 8 feet by 36"
nimmot said:holy crap!!!
blueshead said:Ya..It blew me away.. Jesus fuck.. Jeez..That Computerized Router made me cum in my pants! :P
Ya..It blew me away.. Jesus fuck.. Jeez..That Computerized Router made me cum in my pants! :P