Mr. Chickadee -- colonial skills

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  1. VaughnT

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    As much of a fan of primitive skills as I am, I much prefer more advanced technology. Stone and bone are great, but I'll take good iron tools any day of the week. I blame this on exposure to The Woodright's Shop at an early age. ;)

    I just ran across Mr. Chickadee on youtube and have been really enjoying it. The quality of the videos is superb.

    That little trick he shows at the 6:07 mark is just plain brilliant!

     
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    Unless I missed something but at 6:07 he is just using hand lathe??
     
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    Nope. He replaced the stone wheel on one of those little bench grinders you see at all the flea markets. I've seen thousands of those things and never had a use for one. Now I'm thinking I might have to make me a block-n-tackle just so I can turn the pulleys on a frickin' grinder!
     
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    Ohhhhh! that is indeed a very good tip. Thought it was a hand powered lathe lol.
     
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    Fantastic. I liked the way he radiused the block by planing it. I would point out that he is planing END GRAIN. I have a small plane for such purposes but you still get occasional tear out (where the wood just chips out--usually ruining the work).

    Great post.
     
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    I've watched a goodly number of his videos so far and have found them all to be interesting. That one on forging the strap hinges was really really painful to watch, but that's from a guy that forges steel regularly. :)

    His woodwork seems pretty solid to me and I like the cinematography.

    Something I've been meaning to do for ages....

     
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    Another sunscribed channel... i need those tools. Some i can make some not so much.
     

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