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George
 
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It was the national feed, with a woodcarver. Roy was trying to push a gouge
uphill, getting some fuzz, and asked the carver how he knew when to change
directions.

The carver replied, "the wood is the teacher your always have with you."

I think it's functionally the same as cutting the wood "as it wishes to be
cut." By Frank Pain.

The wood will let you know how you're doing. When you don't have to press,
you're doing it right!


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George wrote:

It was the national feed, with a woodcarver. Roy was trying to push a
gouge uphill, getting some fuzz, and asked the carver how he knew when to
change directions.

The carver replied, "the wood is the teacher your always have with you."

I think it's functionally the same as cutting the wood "as it wishes to be
cut." By Frank Pain.

The wood will let you know how you're doing. When you don't have to
press, you're doing it right!


Even though Alabama originated the idea of Public Television, or so they
claim, their coverage of things woodworking is spotty at best. At times
they will carry several shows and "bam" with no warning, all you can get is
"The Router Workshop" and "handy Mam."

You said this was on a national feed, exactly what did you mean by that? To
be honest, I am going into a "Woodwright's Shop" withdrawal and need a fix.

Deb
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You said this was on a national feed, exactly what did you mean by
that? To be honest, I am going into a "Woodwright's Shop" withdrawal
and need a fix.


If you have sattelite television, and if you are in an area where the
'local' stations are not available on the sattelite service, then you can
get the feed that the networks send to their affiliates. Otherwise, these
are blocked, and you get the local channels.

The 'local channels' are rather regionally defined. On cable, for example,
we got three PBS channels. On DirecTV, we get 8 or 9, maybe more.
Certainly all we need. Add in HGTV & DIY, and you HAVE TO HAVE TiVo to
deal with it.

If you are in the lower 48, check www.directv.com, and input your zip code
for information local to you.

BTW, I haven't seen where Roy has sent out many new shows, but I could be
wrong. He's one of my favorites.

Patriarch
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You said this was on a national feed, exactly what did you mean by that?

To
be honest, I am going into a "Woodwright's Shop" withdrawal and need a

fix.

Patriarch pretty much says it. We're DirecTV, and the local PBS affiliate
(which does not carry Roy) tower is about 70 miles away. Qualifies as no
local, though the NBC affiliate, whose tower is a thousand yards from the
PBS tower, doesn't. Output is the same.

If you're an aficionado, you need to read his book on public speaking. It's
a hoot, until you realize how well done it is underneath. More or less like
the shows themselves.

I always like it when he goes to the lathe, because he's had that same oak
toolrest since the show started, and we get so many comments here about
dented _steel_ rests.


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I always like it when he goes to the lathe, because he's had that same oak
toolrest since the show started, and we get so many comments here about
dented _steel_ rests.

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Think maybe he has a little HSS rod embedded in the top of the rest?? (:-)

Ken Moon
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On Wed, 11 May 2005 3:34:49 -0700, George wrote

I always like it when he goes to the lathe, because he's had that same oak
toolrest since the show started, and we get so many comments here about
dented _steel_ rests.



i wonder if Roy roughs out many 20" bowls on that lathe



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"Ken Moon" wrote in message
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"George" george@least wrote in message
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SNIP

I always like it when he goes to the lathe, because he's had that same

oak
toolrest since the show started, and we get so many comments here about
dented _steel_ rests.

=======================
Think maybe he has a little HSS rod embedded in the top of the rest?? (:-)


Dunno, but in a shop of antiques and reproductions, that's a Sears carbon
steel turning set that he uses. Bet he doesn't use that lathe much
off-camera, though. It's at a back-breaking height.


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Roy's on a roll. I haven't seen any stitched up fingers or blue finger
nails lately.


"George" george@least wrote in message
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"Ken Moon" wrote in message
nk.net...

"George" george@least wrote in message
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"Dr. Deb" wrote in message
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SNIP

I always like it when he goes to the lathe, because he's had that same

oak
toolrest since the show started, and we get so many comments here

about
dented _steel_ rests.

=======================
Think maybe he has a little HSS rod embedded in the top of the rest??

(:-)


Dunno, but in a shop of antiques and reproductions, that's a Sears carbon
steel turning set that he uses. Bet he doesn't use that lathe much
off-camera, though. It's at a back-breaking height.




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My past comments were about denting _cast iron_ tool rests with HSS. I
just tried an oak toolrest, but it dented as easily as cast iron. I'm
going back to steel or steel reinforced rests. Best for using hard
tools held in ham fists.

Actually, avoiding dents in a wooden rest might be a good way for
learning to make gentle cuts that in the end probably get things done
quicker. Aggressive tooling is quick and has a certain satisfaction, but
do we pay a price later by having to correct a damaged surface?

Further OT, but I'm sure Roy doesn't mind, I have a question about final
tooling. It's said that a final surface gently scraped with sharp tools
might look and feel better than if cut, but scraped fibers make it much
more difficult to get a good sanded finish. What's yall's experience?


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Further OT, but I'm sure Roy doesn't mind, I have a question about final
tooling. It's said that a final surface gently scraped with sharp tools
might look and feel better than if cut, but scraped fibers make it much
more difficult to get a good sanded finish. What's yall's experience?


If you accept that what constitutes a scraped surface is one in which the
edge does not come perpendicularly across the fibers - severing them - but
at some broader angle, then some fibers are crushed and torn of necessity.
Matter of degree, but if you grab and tear, you do deeper damage. It will
take longer to get below it by use of the eighty grit gouge.

What I find most distressing is compression. You know, that part where
you're making the turn into a steeper bottoming cut and rub the bevel hard
against the wood. Leaves that darker, burnished area before finishing, a
lighter area by rejecting finish afterward. I think cherry is one of the
worst offenders, probably because the heated resin consolidates the area
beyond simple surface burnishing. Even water won't swell the fibers up to
where a sanding will easily make the area the same as surrounding
non-crushed areas. Colossal PITA.

Peel, don't pound!


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