Hi, there will be 2 posts today:
I was just viewing a video of making a tool called a “chair devil” or “go devil”. I am restraining myself with great effort not to post to that cabinetmaker that he is wrong!!! wrong , wrong, wrong.
Which brings me to a rant (here);
The internet is a wonderful thing! anyone can post anything, anytime.
The internet is a horrible thing! anyone can post anything, anytime.
There are a lot of really great instructional videos out there. there are some really horrible, terrible , very bad , no good instructional videos out there. Many people learn a new skill and the first thing they do is make a video of their new skills demonstrating to the whole world their competence. And sometimes the worst is when a “pro” posts a vid and I know they are wrong. you can’t expect “new” persons to be competent or completely correct, and a “pro” posting something that they do, that works, isn’t really “wrong”. Is it? no, I don’t think so.
The vids that I have the WORST possible reaction to are the ones done with an air of “I’m great and you are not so you must try your incompetent best to emulate me” and the whole video(s) is really just a tribute to their barely competent greatness.
I MUST always keep in mind that in Woodworking, there are at least 6 ways to do things “right”. And, what is right for one is not for someone else.
deep breath, it doesn’t really matter. the shaped scrapers in holders that he was making WILL work. and will help to get that job done.
here are my go-devils: if anyone cares, the top two are spokeshaves, the bottom 3 are go-devils, if I get a big response I’ll make another one and document the critical points here on LumberJocks.
-- Kai SaerPren