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Forum topic by docholladay posted 04-13-2010 01:47 PM 925 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-13-2010 01:47 PM

If you want to be depressed check out this video on the Village Carpenters blog.

This guy is doing amazingly intricate turning work with only a very simple bow lathe, a skew chisel, and his right foot. You read that correctly, he uses his right foot to help control the skew chisel. There is no way that I am letting my wife watch this video. I would never get to buy a new tool again.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#1 posted 04-13-2010 02:54 PM

Very neat!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 04-13-2010 02:59 PM

If you think about it, he has all four of his limbs involved, cause his left foot is holding the tailstock in place.

He should also give instructions on how to sharpen a chisel. Very Impressive, great skill set.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#3 posted 04-13-2010 04:13 PM

He should be on the Woodwright’s Shop. Can you picture Roy taking off his shoes and trying that?

-- Failure is the road to success if you learn to learn from your mistakes - Vince, Greenville, SC

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#4 posted 04-14-2010 06:44 PM


Thanks for sharing.

-- Kenny... The man who needs a tool he doesn't have is already paying for it.

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