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    wats the best Roy Underhill book?

    I don't do the Neanderthal thing anymore but I do appreciate Roy Underhill's way of teaching. I also enjoy old things and techniques from the past. I got a B&N gift certificate from the grands for Father's Day and want to buy one of Roy's books. What I'm looking for is the book with the best (most?) plans for olde timey type stuff. Suggestions?
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    Hi Frank,
    I don't think there's one best. It depends what you want to make. He's got one with really nice plans for a shaving horse, a wood threader [I tried and couldn't get it right] and lots of other stuff. I'm sorry but I don't remember which one it was. Could you get them at the library, peruse them and then decide? Amazon might have tables of contents.
    Nice stealth gloat, BTW.
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    who`s roy?.......some talking head on tv?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    who`s roy?.......some talking head on tv?
    Roy Underhill is a masochist that uses colonial tools with which to inflict pain upon himself.

    Roy had/has a program on PBS where he builds items using tools that were in use during colonial America. He is very good at his craft, but his work is not for the weak of back or intentions.
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    thanks ken! i haven`t watched television for lotsa years so that explains why i haven`t heard of him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    who`s roy?.......some talking head on tv?
    Take Norm back 150 years.....

    .....and don't ask, "Who's Norm?"
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    Only 150 years, Rennie? Think it's more like 200-250-300--he's using tools like those that were used in Jamestown and Williamsburg and St. Augustine and Plymouth.

    I agree with Ken - he "is a masochist that uses colonial tools with witch to inflict pain upon himself." It's also painful watching him.

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    Yes, one of the bloodiest shows on TV.
    I ordered a used copy of his "Favorite Projects" book from Barnes and Noble. I want to make a Tom Jefferson library ladder. Dunno why. I don't have a library or high walls. I just think it's a neat item. Folds up inside itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    who`s roy?.......some talking head on tv?
    Been answered who he is. I'm sure you would like him, Tod. He's a neat guy and very talented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Take Norm back 150 years.....

    .....and don't ask, "Who's Norm?"
    rennie, seriously i`ve never watched a "norm" show .......i`ve become accustomed to his name from advertising in magazines and mention on the forum(s).....if the time ever comes that i have an hour to sit in front of the media box i need to find something productive to do
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