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A quick and dirty film (dirty because there’s sawdust…)
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#1 posted 04-03-2013 09:26 AM
Smitty, good fun.jamie
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#2 posted 04-03-2013 10:11 AM
Half expected to see the pencil get punted off the bench..;-)Very nice Smitty ! the Gem looks very handy..
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#3 posted 04-03-2013 11:29 AM
having fun with the video’s ? Do you do your own stunts? :-)
I like it, well done!
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#4 posted 04-03-2013 11:43 AM
So I grabbed some popcorn, opened a tinny, sat down in my favourite arm chair and clicked play. Before I could get out my first burp, it was over! I hope you put out a full length feature film one day. The Adventures of Smitty Cabinetmaker.
Still enjoyed it though. :o)
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#5 posted 04-03-2013 12:09 PM
Short, sweat and to the point.Bravo
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#6 posted 04-03-2013 03:21 PM
Trying to create woodworking / old tool videos that are interesting… It’s kinda fun, actually.
This one ended up not having enough ‘sawing action’ in it. Soundtrack is tough; duration of ‘usuable clips’ of audio kinda sets the length of the film more than I knew.
Thanks for looking! The GEM does have a place at the bench, that’s for sure. Very easy to use, and small. Great for quick cuts, and a backsaw is not required…
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#7 posted 04-03-2013 04:07 PM
I’m liking it, maybe add a little bit showing off the tool more. You could do a whole series of “Cabinetshop Shorts” showcasing different vintage tools.
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#8 posted 04-08-2013 08:17 PM
Your movies are great Smitty.
As cute as it is, do you think that the GEM is remarkably more accurate than a bench hook?
#9 posted 04-08-2013 09:52 PM
“Remarkably more accurate” is tough, because while I have a bench hook and have used it as a sawstop, I’ve never considered it accurate.
If I want accurate and finished end grain, I walk over to the RAS.
Second part of the equation is the location of a good backsaw. Those are several feet away, but several sharp handsaws hang right behind my bench. The GEM works great with a non-backsaw, and I used it several times over the weekend on small cuts.
So I prefer it over the bench hook, and I’d rank it ‘just as accurate.’ My .02, your mileage may vary. :-)
Glad you enjoyed the movie!
#10 posted 04-09-2013 07:24 PM
If we all had Andy skill we would not need such nonsense as bench hooks, GEM’s or RAS’s.
I appreciate the clarification and insight Smitty. Thank you.
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