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Forum topic by UncannyValleyWoods posted 12-17-2013 05:57 PM 1010 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 12-17-2013 06:15 PM

Thanks for sharing – all the skills in the video were impressive. I believe it is Korean.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#2 posted 12-17-2013 06:57 PM

That was awesome!

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#3 posted 12-17-2013 07:18 PM

I’m pretty sure we’re not supposed to call them “oriental” any more.

I believe “Asian” is the preferred term.

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#4 posted 12-17-2013 07:19 PM

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#5 posted 12-17-2013 07:53 PM

That’s amazing very cool ,thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 12-17-2013 08:14 PM

Pretty sure “Oriental” is ok since Korea is within the “Orient”. It’s more specific than “Asian”, which could refer to anyone from Russia to India to Micronesia.

Edited it anyway.

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#7 posted 12-17-2013 08:20 PM

Did a little checking. “Oriental” refers to an object from the “Orient”, hence it’s political incorrectness when referring to individuals. In the subject line of this thread, I wrote, “This video of Japanese furniture makers will make you feel like a novice.” Then edited to “This video of Oriental furniture makers will make you feel like a novice.”

The subject of the sentence is video. The term Japanese or Oriental is an adjective which describes the furniture made by the featured “makers” and does not serve as an adjective for the “makers”. So, in this context, the term “Oriental” is describing a thing from the orient and therefore not offensive.

Just saying.

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#8 posted 12-18-2013 04:52 AM

I don’t have but a few clamps, guess I need to get me some rope.

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#9 posted 12-18-2013 06:30 AM

Just make sure its Jorgensen rope not Bessey. Those guys are awesome craftsmen by the way.

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#10 posted 12-18-2013 06:44 AM

Great share. I wish it had subtitles. I’d love to know what the heck they’re saying

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#11 posted 12-20-2013 03:00 PM

As someone of Asian descent…I will affirm Chris208’s comment (I’m pretty sure we’re not supposed to call them “oriental” any more. I believe “Asian” is the preferred term.) ...while “Oriental” isn’t considered PC, most Asian I know brush it off, unless they have a very strong degree of cultural identity.

UncannyValleyWood – So, in this context, the term “Oriental” is describing a thing from the orient and therefore not offensive.

Very subjective to interpretation. If you refer to the finish product, sure it could, since the subject is an item. But bear in mind that different countries have different styles. If you refer to a process or approach taken by a person…then there could be a lot of pride associated with their way of doing things. To play devil’s advocate, the flip-side parallel might be an Asian over-generalizing saying “White furniture” to describe Arts & Crafts, Mission, Greene & Greene styles all.

Though I will say, that the sensitivity is generally more on the non-Asian side than amongst Asians (most just brush it off)

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#12 posted 12-20-2013 06:36 PM

Great video; I have seen it before but watched it again. Great technique used to make the drawer fronts with solid inlay. I have to remember to save old rope incase I run short on clamps.

-- Julian

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