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09-14-2012 06:33 AM

Topic tags/keywords: roy underhill woodwirghts shop

Read it here We are truly blessed! ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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#1 posted 09-14-2012 06:51 AM

Great news.

Christopher Schwarz is my favorite guest and I wish he had his own show.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 09-14-2012 06:56 AM

Amen to that but I resent the name calling of us that choose to do work with hand tools. I am not a friggin caveman.

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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#3 posted 09-14-2012 08:43 AM

One of my favorite shows, was just watching it earlier. I knew it’s been on T.V for a long time but I didn’t know it’s been that long.

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#4 posted 09-14-2012 10:23 AM

Good news indeed!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 09-14-2012 10:53 AM

I enjoy seeing how things were done in the days before electricity. Roy’s shows are informative and fun.

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#6 posted 09-14-2012 10:55 AM

Now THAT is good news! Grrrrrrrreat!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 09-14-2012 11:23 AM

Glad to hear it. I’m always amaz3d at some of the things he accomplishes without power equipment.

-- Life is good.

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#8 posted 09-14-2012 11:38 AM

I typically watch reruns of the Woodwright’s Show on-line, and I met Roy at a woodworking show last year. He is just as enthusiastic for the craft in person as he is on television, and was good enough to spend a few minutes talking with me and my 8 year old daughter. At the end of the discussion he presented my daughter with an autographed demostration piece. On it he wrote “Thank you Claire! Just say NO to power tools! Roy Underhill”

-- Stuart

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#9 posted 09-14-2012 11:45 AM

That IS great news. I hope that the dumb-assed PBS station here carries the show.
Bill

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#10 posted 09-14-2012 11:46 AM

Roy was one of my original inspirations for getting into woodworking!!! I have been watching him almost ALL of my life. I mean it…I remember watching him with my dad when I was around 5 and then going with him down to highland hardware to drool over tools.

I just wish one of the 2 PBS stations in Atlanta still carried the show. I guess I’ll be watching it in the computers at work while I’m on night shift…...a man has to have his priorities straight! :-P

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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#11 posted 09-14-2012 01:15 PM

It’s tongue in cheek, Dude… Read Scwarz and it’ll be clearer. Like this article...

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

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#12 posted 09-14-2012 02:04 PM

And here I thought caveman was a step up in the woodworkers ladder, guess I have to go refigure. I just
wish they had more shows accessible on the Woodwright’s home page, guess I will just have to spend some
money if I want to see them. Thank you for sharing the good news.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#13 posted 09-15-2012 12:13 AM

Roy was one of my inspirations to try hand cutting dovetails. I always do it his way, tails first ;-)) Norm used to come on right after Roy on Saturday afternoons here in Seattle. I loved the way Roy would have things done by the time Norm could make the set up!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 09-15-2012 12:45 AM

Wormil, I read Christopher Schwarz blog every time it hits my inbox. He’s one of my favorites. And Yes this is truely great news! Roy is absolutely super. And he bleeds real red blood in many of his shows.

And Smity cabinetshop. Thanks for your link. I hadn’t read that one before.

Lastly, is there any way to very simply forward these fine blogs to another woodworking friend?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#15 posted 09-16-2012 03:16 AM

Smitty I know how they mean it but too many power tool fans think that its real and it makes it dangerous I dont like the stereo type. I dont know I dont mind anarchist but Neanderthal bothers me and knuckle dragger does too.

I like the modern Hybrid woodworker that i am I use hand tools because they add accuracy to the craft while woodworkers believe that hand tools are slower those woodworkers have not used hand tools they are missing a better finish and in turn better fitting joints and finer finish that hand work brings.

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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