I saw this YouTube video from Fine Furniture created yesterday:
Looks sooooo easy!!!! lol
What happens when I don’t get the jig to fit snug? How many do I make and how long will it take?
What if I want that subtle curve? I’ll still end up using hand tools which I probably should have done in the first place.
Hand tool vs machine tool????
It’s really sad to see topics like this, I for one thought this forum and its members were above all this.
If some woodworkers want to make jigs and use machines, well that is there right to do so. I work wood with hand tools, because that’s the way I want to do it, it dose not give me the right to knock others that choose to do it another way.
I have kept away from forums for years for this very reason, I saw the phrase narrow minded used in one post, well topics like this is sure a great example of that guys.
Do what you want to do, and leave others to do the same. This forum and most of its members have a lot more class than the others, lets keep it that way.
Jigs like that have their place. If you were making ten tables, so tapering 40 legs, a jig like that is ideal – it’d save hours of work. Sure it’s overkill if you’re only making a single table, don’t have the power tools in the first place, or don’t want all four legs exactly the same, but for making a big batch of identical table legs it’s the perfect jig.
"To know and not do is to not know"
The funniest comment I ever read on Paul’s blog was on a post discussing sharpening with diamond stones or other abrasives.
” Paul this method works better if you let a velociraptor do it for you using a snapping turtle as a whetstone…..”
Let’s get back to a constructive and enjoyable discussion of real woodworking.
Personally – and I fully respect everybody using machines – I would like to leave machines out of the discussion completely or give them room in an own forum section because then this here could be a great library for every aspect of handtool woodworking.
I enjoy working wood in Germany.
Jim, I found that video funny too. And do not think you were showing any disdain for machine workers. I, too, find working with hand tools more fun than machining. That’s not a put down of others, just a preference.
The essence of what Mr. Sellers is doing here is showing us how much can be done with so little. And he freely admits he uses machines in certain circumstances.
No offense taken Jeff or anyone else.
I posted the link for what was meant to be a video comparison to Paul shaping the legs on the coffee table.
George is absolutely right that if I had many tables to make, once the jig is made, cutting them all would go much easier.
And yes, to each their own.
Food for thought. Not right/wrong, above/below, should/should not…..
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