- 8 Nov 2011
- Reaction score
- Sunny South Wales
I was similarly sceptical of virtually the same working hours claimed by/for some high-end painters until I got some personal insights into the work, along with some first-hand accounts that said it was no exaggeration and an average (ponder that for a bit). So, old-school work ethic + complete immersion; I'd buy it.Chris Knight":2iffry7n said:No question about his expertise and the work he produces. I am somewhat sceptical however, of his claimed working time - 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 50 years?
"This followed me home, isn't it lovely?"That would work":2ewpkh6j said:800 planes kind of ok but 450 spokeshaves???
Ah fair enough! One does put the lie to the other.gasman":2ewpkh6j said:But he does say on his blog he raced bicycles for 35 years - that makes me a little suspicious about the 84 hours a week work - racing bikes takes time to maintain the bike, train, race, recover etc etc
It's olive. Insane as it may sound, all my scrap wood for practice, and training is being done on olive wood. It's my firewood pile.dannyr":2m77rdg6 said:who could toss out that lovely slice of ???hawthorn
Awww look at the cutie on the right there, when it grows up it wants to be a vice!TFrench":g18m3f8t said:My vice collection has exploded this year!
The grey Leinen is my normal day to day vice, the grey one on top of it is handy for holding bits I've painted off the bench. The monster on the right is a shaper vice for a metal shaper (and a large clue as to my next machine rebuild project :lol: ) The green ones in the middle were a recent restoration project and I'll probably sell one or both, the brockhaus needs a lick of paint before I sell it and the Jones and Shipman on the left is for my surface grinder. The DOHM is most definitely a me wantee purchase - even happier now I know what it is! It might well become my main user, it deserves better than sitting on a shelf.ED65":3fnkrsc4 said: