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Blog entry by benchbuilder posted 04-05-2017 11:38 AM 516 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am writting to tell you about a man, Lou Sauzedde, i watch on you tube. He has two series there and is most interesting. I am sure you will stop reading this in a few more lines because you dont care or dont understand. Its about a man, Lou Sauzedde a shipwright, who is doing videos. These videos are his way of trying to tell, show and explain what, how and why he does what he does. He builds and repairs wooden boats, and ships, no you dont have to be into boats to understand and marvel at his knowlage. If I dont spell so good at times here please forgive me, I think faster then I can type. Anyway the point is that here is a man who is not only doing great work, woodworking and is willing and able to show and tell you about what hes doing in a way that makes you lesson for and hear what he has to say. We tend to hear people talk but not lesson to what they are saying or even care. There are so many people with a world of skill and years of experince who are taking and we just dont hear them even tho we are looking right at them. This man, Lou Sauzedde, knows what he is talking about and is not just making noise. You can look into his face and see his many years of life and that it has tought him many thiings. Not just about his work but about life and that life around him. He has built and repaired wooden boats and ships all his life and when he says ” now I know….” then you can take it to the bank that he does know and can and has done it many times. He is a man that loves what he does, he not only uses hand tools with skill but knows and can use power ttools with the same skill. His understanding of these tools makes his using them so intersting. His use of hand tools and power tools such as a hand saw and an electric hand plane, something a hand tool guy would raise his eye brow at, is full of interesting facts. He not only shows you but tells you that its just easier and faster and using a stanley #5 is just to much work these days, refering to his age. He shows and talks about this tool as a misunderstood and seldom used tool. He goes on to tell us what he belives to be wrong with the electric hand plane and what he has done to make it work for him. I have an electric hand plane but have only used it a few times and with little sucsess. I did the things to my power planer as he talks about and WOW, it is much easier to use, tho I will still use my hand planes 99% of the time. As he states, there is a time and place for using these tools. I guess just watching someone who knows and does what he is talking about makes watching him worth your time. He does two series on you tube, one is, ” building the total boatwork skiff” and the other is, “tips from a shipwright”. Give him 10 mins of your time and see if you understand and feel what hes trying to tell us. No I am not promoting his videos or you tube and have never met the man,, but after watching his many videos I feel I know him, I believe you will to!!



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Woodbutchery

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#1 posted 04-05-2017 12:04 PM

Great! More woodworking stuff to watch!

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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putty

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#2 posted 04-05-2017 12:08 PM

I eagerly await his new video’s every Friday.

A couple things that come to mind from watching him, when using a Jointer, pull back on the stock a half inch or so when repositioning your hands.

Then there is the most simple thing of filling a hole with putty…who knew such a simple trick to fill a hole…press the putty knife over the hole and force your filler out the front of the knife to overfill the hole, use a scraper to clean up when dry.

I would pay him to go work with him.

-- Putty

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#3 posted 04-05-2017 01:17 PM

Thanks

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 04-05-2017 03:04 PM

I always smile when I watch him. All the tips and tricks are familiar but some differ slightly from my own experience.
There is IMHO not much in woodworking that covers as wide a range of skills as building boats. It’s what attracted me all those years ago.
I highly endorse this recommendation. There is much to learn from this man.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#5 posted 04-05-2017 06:41 PM



I am sure you will stop reading this in a few more lines because you dont care or dont understand.

- benchbuilder

I read the your entire entry but almost stopped because because of this… I’m intrigued that you think I don’t care and am not capable of understanding.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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benchbuilder

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#6 posted 04-06-2017 12:24 AM

Hi craftsman, didnt want to make you feel that way, just thoughtvyou may find my wrting boaring, I am not too good at it. I am sorry!!!!

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#7 posted 04-06-2017 01:04 AM

That is about the longest paragraph I have ever seen. I gave up trying to read it. It would help your readers if you would break it up into smaller paragraphs.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#8 posted 04-06-2017 03:46 AM

Hey Benchbuilder,

Good idea to recommend Lou – I like the Total Boat Work Skiff series!

I hope you will take this is the spirit of helpfulness as I intend. All I did was hit the “Enter” key in a few places. Type away like mad and when you are done, just re-read your text and break it up a bit.

.

I am writing to tell you about a man, Lou Sauzedde, i watch on you tube. He has two series there and is most intersting.

Its about a man, Lou Sauzedde a shipwright, who is doing videos. These videos are his way of trying to tell, show and explain what, how and why he does what he does. He builds and repairs wooden boats, and ships, no you dont have to be into boats to understand and marvel at his knowlege.

Anyway the point is that here is a man who is not only doing great work, woodworking and is willing and able to show and tell you about what hes doing in a way that makes you lesson for and hear what he has to say. We tend to hear people talk but not lesson to what they are saying or even care. There are so many people with a world of skill and years of experince who are taking and we just dont hear them even tho we are looking right at them.

This man, Lou Sauzedde, knows what he is talking about and is not just making noise. You can look into his face and see his many years of life and that it has tought him many thiings. Not just about his work but about life and that life around him. He has built and repaired wooden boats and ships all his life and when he says ” now I know….” then you can take it to the bank that he does know and can and has done it many times. He is a man that loves what he does, he not only uses hand tools with skill but knows and can use power ttools with the same skill.

His understanding of these tools makes his using them so intersting. His use of hand tools and power tools such as a hand saw and an electric hand plane, something a hand tool guy would raise his eye brow at, is full of interesting facts. He not only shows you but tells you that its just easier and faster and using a stanley #5 is just to much work these days, refering to his age. He shows and talks about this tool as a misunderstood and seldom used tool.

He goes on to tell us what he belives to be wrong with the electric hand plane and what he has done to make it work for him. I have an electric hand plane but have only used it a few times and with little sucsess. I did the things to my power planer as he talks about and WOW, it is much easier to use, tho I will still use my hand planes 99% of the time. As he states, there is a time and place for using these tools.

I guess just watching someone who knows and does what he is talking about makes watching him worth your time. He does two series on you tube, one is, ” building the total boatwork skiff” and the other is, “tips from a shipwright”. Give him 10 mins of your time and see if you understand and feel what hes trying to tell us. No I am not promoting his videos or you tube and have never met the man,, but after watching his many videos I feel I know him, I believe you will to!!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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benchbuilder

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#9 posted 04-06-2017 09:53 AM

You know, I did break it into paragraphs but when loaded it came out as one long blob. Sorry I am not a great computer wiss. I was just trying to pass along something good. But got a lesson in how bad I am at writting. So I wont be writting anymore and upsetting all of you!

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sras

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#10 posted 04-06-2017 02:55 PM

Oh – I am sorry. I didn’t mean to be critical but helpful. Like I said you had a good thing to pass along. Too bad your typing got run together. Please don’t worry it and post as often as you like!

Again – my apologies.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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MT_Stringer

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#11 posted 04-06-2017 03:42 PM


You know, I did break it into paragraphs but when loaded it came out as one long blob. Sorry I am not a great computer wiss. I was just trying to pass along something good. But got a lesson in how bad I am at writting. So I wont be writting anymore and upsetting all of you!

- benchbuilder

Note bad writing at all. You can always fix it. That is what the “Preview” button is for. Click Preview and read your post as it will be displayed for all to see. Then you can go back and correct misspelled words, create paragraphs, rewrite as necessary. Preview again until you like what you see.

Even after you make your post, you still have about 60 minutes to “edit” what has been written. I do that all the time because of fat fingered typing, or I forgot to include a picture. The “Edit” button is your friend. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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