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Thread: These Stools Are Not Handmade

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    These Stools Are Not Handmade

    Where there's a will, there's a way...
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Truly an inspiration.

    Can't even say exactly how much I admire that man.

    Everything I could say would be trivial compared to his will and character.
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    Wow, "where there is a will, there is a way"! Absolutely amazing. Makes a person count their blessing, for sure.
    "We the People ......"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    It embarrasses me to no end.

    I am CNC and I cannot be more on the wrong side of the fence when I say this.

    We are all spoiled brats from ultra rich families.

    We cannot be satisfied with what we have. NOPE - the fence that came on my JET contractors saw is Crap - I "NEED" a NEW incra $1,000 fence otherwise it is not possible to do great cuts.

    Nah - that old Stanley Bailey i scrap - I "NEED" a brand new - not used - Lie Neilson hand plane.

    NO - NO - those Freud carbide tipped blades will NEVER make a decent rip cut - you need the BEST blade - to get that mirror smooth finish on the rip cut - (even though I am going to sand it anyway)

    Dust collection - Saw Stop - 24" $5000 band saw - $8,000 Table saw - seperate building to work in - LIGHTING - HEATING - AIR CONDITIONING.

    Planers - Sanders

    CNC - oh forget it there - now we get into 10's of thousands of dollars - even 100's of thousands.

    If we stub a toe - forget about shop time.

    This is not just in our hobby - but is daily life as well.

    We JUST CANNOT be satisfied.

    Spoiled Rich Kids - that's what we are.

    Watching a video like that humbles me - makes me realize what I am - spoiled, unappreciative.

    Welll - that is my take on it...................................

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    Im not sure if its a question of being spoiled or whatever.
    It seems he just adapted to the cards he was dealt.
    My guess is also that if he didn't learn to use his legs and feet, he wouldn't eat. And hunger can be a strong driving force.
    I once met a very old carpenter from the "old country"(he was Italian)
    He learned carpentry from his father, who learned from his father, and so on.
    When I asked him about stuff he made, like did he make chairs, tables.
    He told me in broken English, yes, I make chair. I asked him if he sold his chairs.
    He said no, I make chair so I can eat at table and not stand or sit on floor.

    made perfect sense to me.
    Human Test Dummy

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