Just thought I might show off a bit…well not really LOL! I don’t often post pictures of my work. I’m a pretty humble guy in that manner.
I just thought since I tend to get a bit ‘opinionated’ on certain subjects….here and there…(translates into ‘piss people off’ sometimes)LOL! That I’d post some more pictures of my soul…maybe so people can understand me a little better
Just to let a select few know that you don’t ‘need’ a Bailey 5 1/2 in your hands to have a full understanding of what superior quality, craftsmanship, precision and huge personal satisfaction is all about…with a little bit of Feng shui and a sprinkling of Zen to boot.
Believe me when I tell you….This IS my heart and soul. You don’t do this for the money.
It’s been suggested by a few on this forum and outright SAID by a few others(on many occasions), that you just “cant” manage the same “quality”....the same “precision”...the same “satisfaction”....the same….”Zen”, with power tools, as you can with hand tools(planes).
As they look down their nose at you…
I think I have a pretty good grasp on ‘all of the above’ as I’m quite sure a lot of the ‘elitist’ hand toolers do as well. But, don’t tell me…I don’t ‘understand’...and don’t tell me I ‘can’t’.
I do…and I can.
Satisfaction is an extremely personal thing. Don’t ever belittle someone who is standing in front of a 16” jointer and assume that they aren’t, or can’t be getting the same…Zen, as you with your jointer plane.
Get a sense that the subject pisses me off a little bit? LOL! I’ll stop now!
BTW….Krenov is one of my heros.
Anyway, hope you enjoy.
Here’s a couple of stairs I just finished yesterday.
The second is in the background of the first pic.
Mirror images of each other built for a 800 square foot front foyer.
Some finished jobs.
Front cover of a regional builders mag.
Similar design(same builder) with 2 1/2” thick Sapele treads with Walnut stringers and rail.
A Maple(you’d never know it)spiral
Jatoba circular with granite tread inlays.
same stair from below
Hope you enjoyed the pictures…. pissing and moaning aside! ;)
-- A true craftsmans best tool, is passion.