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Skill Building #9: Oh, my. I'm building the wrong stuff!

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 435 days ago 1067 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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http://www.gallerypauleanglim.com/Beech.html#3

Time to re-focus and find my inner minimalist and sense of visceral elegance so my work brings in real money…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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tsangell

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#1 posted 435 days ago

This guy refers to “High Art.”

I think that about sums it up.

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 435 days ago

So many questions.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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AnthonyReed

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#3 posted 435 days ago

Well he seems to like paint on wood, so you have that going for you.

-- ~Tony

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Don W

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#4 posted 435 days ago

seems like his “High Art Practice” could use a little practice.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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RonInOhio

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#5 posted 435 days ago

And all of that out-pouring of the ever popular tortured artist effect cause he
just couldn’t figure out dovetails.

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GrandpaLen

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#6 posted 435 days ago

...had never really considered ‘Duct Tape’ as an artistic medium.

...design influenced by inadequate ventilation while spraying high V.O.C. finishes.

...gives a whole new meaning to ‘disposable income’. (evidently I’ve thrown away a small fortune)

...hmmm, Painter’s rags in a lucite cube, do I even have a proper space in my home to display one?

Smitty, you had to have searched the entire World Wide Web before you stumbled upon these treasures.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len 8-)

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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terryR

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#7 posted 435 days ago

Ouch…my eyes are still hurting.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Farrout

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#8 posted 435 days ago

Ah Haa, now I can tell my wife all that stuff is ‘art’.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I should be a genius!

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Enoelf

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#9 posted 435 days ago

I think I may have accidentally thrown some “art” in the trash can.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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stefang

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#10 posted 435 days ago

Am I really awake or is it just another nightmare!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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ScaleShipWright

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#11 posted 435 days ago

Where are the prices? I absolutely need to buy some

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!

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MrFid

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#12 posted 435 days ago

Best laugh I’ve had today. I hope that guy stumbles upon this comment section someday, or this site in general. My favorite part is how he calls screws ‘rotating hardware.’ What a douche.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#13 posted 435 days ago

Does anyone have proper space to display a lucite cube filled with painter’s rags? :-)

Great insight by all comments thusfar.

I’m stunned at the pencil markings, in particular, on several of the pieces. Scratch a circle, drill a hole nearby. Really wish I had taken an art appreciation course in HS, because I know there’s a name for that type of defiance. So bold, and haphazard, but certainly calibrated. Right?

And I’m just relaying the find from discussion on the Porch. Had to share here on LJs…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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AnthonyReed

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#14 posted 435 days ago

Which porch generates such finds?

-- ~Tony

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chrisstef

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#15 posted 435 days ago

I swear if that jaw bone makes a living selling stuff that we throw away on a daily basis under the false pretense of art ill track him down and throat punch him.

“Here’s a cut off that I stirred some paint with and attached it to 2 L brackets” “Im basically Salvador Dali”

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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