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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 640 days ago 4211 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I saw this I was amazed by the skill that this guy has.
Only one chisel to turn up a chess piece.
Human powered
All four limbs engaged, well three at least.
This guy puts many of us to shame.
Compliments my good buddy AndysDen

http://www.wimp.com/chesspieces/

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python



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Allison

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#1 posted 640 days ago

Howdy Grumpy,
Yes it was truly inspiring to watch. He made that look so easy! Waaay cool!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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jap

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#2 posted 640 days ago

awesome

-- Joel

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 640 days ago

That’s pretty neat, Grumpy. He’s not worried about unemployment.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Don Broussard

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#4 posted 640 days ago

Very impressive. Marrakesh’s version of Roy Underhill?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Roger

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#5 posted 640 days ago

I’m speechless

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Don Johnson

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#6 posted 639 days ago

Oh! My back! – I bet he can hardly stand up at the end of the day.

But skillfull ? Very!

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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harry1

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#7 posted 639 days ago

Simply amazing Tony, perhaps my turning would improve if I had a less sophisticated lathe and tools!

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 638 days ago

Me too Harry. My first attempt at turning was snooker table legs on a makeshift lathe I adapted from an electric drill but this fellow goes right back 2,000 years or so to the basics.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Don Broussard

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#9 posted 637 days ago

He uses only one chisel, and he uses it for turning and for carving the details on the piece too. Simple and amazing.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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AjayO

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#10 posted 637 days ago

Makes you wonder if most of us are woodworkers or tool collectors! As inspiring as another video someone had posted of a guy who could not use his hands, but did all his woodworking with his feet including hammering nails, sharpenings chisel on a grinder and locking his shop at the end of the day.

-- - Ajay

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 636 days ago

Ajay. I remember that guy. He was amazing. I think he was from a similar part of the world.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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johngoes

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#12 posted 636 days ago

Coupla thoughts – I have the most problem using the skew chisel so I avoid using it. Maybe I should rethink that!

Notice how the topcap had a chunk chipped out which he fixed by cleaning it to a square face then squared the other face as if that’s what he wanted to begin with. No waste!

He’s an inspiration for “TEOTWAWKI” – who needs power tools for turning! I’d do something a bit different, thinking about the back- I’d make a foot pedal spring bow as the motive force and thus keep using my hands to turn. This old dog would rather not learn to turn with my foot.

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes!

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