03-08-2013, 03:15 PM
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  • TexBilly
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To all woodworkers, craftsmen, engineers and all-around gadget geeks, enjoy!




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 03-08-2013, 05:01 PM
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  • OldDog23
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very cool, Billy...just amazing ! Thanks, enjoyed that ! Smile

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 03-08-2013, 05:23 PM
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  • Shaun
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Like a clock. Amazing.

Speaking of which, has anyone read Dava Sobel's book on Harrison's clocks? GREAT read; highly recommended: "Longitude".

Here's a Wik primer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longitude_(book)

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 03-08-2013, 05:52 PM
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  • freddy
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Billy, that is incredible. I WANT ONE! Babeando Thanks for sharing this.

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 03-08-2013, 06:12 PM
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  • mikeperry
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(03-08-2013, 03:15 PM)TexBilly Wrote: To all woodworkers, craftsmen, engineers and all-around gadget geeks, enjoy!

Hi Billy

That is one serious piece of furniture Thumbsup

Not related (apart from being seriously cool and woodwork related), but I was reminded of this, Wood planing competition in Uwajima 2012..





Take care, Mike

Edit: Fixed grammar.

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 03-08-2013, 06:48 PM
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  • freddy
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Mike, I guess there is a contest for absolutely everything! Smile

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 03-08-2013, 07:35 PM
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  • Johnny
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The woodworking is beautiful and the internal workings took more knowhow than anyone I know. Amazing.

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 03-08-2013, 08:22 PM
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Awesome

Sent from my Amaze 4G

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 03-08-2013, 09:01 PM
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Great stuff, Billy! What a beautiful piece of art!

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 03-09-2013, 04:27 AM
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  • MikekiM
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That desk is awesome.. I've done some small scale cabinetry and that piece leaves me with my jaw hanging. The detail, the inlay work, accommodating the mechanicals.. amazing.

Regarding the wood planing... While I can't imagine how well tuned those planes are, I know I have a few cabinet planes that I've spent hours getting sharpened and tuned and when I get a pile of those curly, tissue paper thin shavings from a board I find it impossible to NOT pick them up, fondle them, smell them and, I can't lie.. rub them on my face. It's one of those things you have to experience..

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 03-09-2013, 06:12 AM
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(03-09-2013, 04:27 AM)MikekiM Wrote: and when I get a pile of those curly, tissue paper thin shavings from a board I find it impossible to NOT pick them up, fondle them, smell them and, I can't lie.. rub them on my face. It's one of those things you have to experience..

You are not alone, Mike! There is something very satisfying about planing with properly tuned tools and along with the ribbons, the sounds are wonderful. Very relaxing.

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 03-09-2013, 06:17 AM
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(03-08-2013, 06:12 PM)mikeperry Wrote: Not related (apart from being seriously cool and woodwork related), but I was reminded of this, Wood planing competition in Uwajima 2012..

Mike, that was cool! A plane blade that wide must be really sharp and tuned perfectly to cut that well! I have one Japanese plane and just love the craftsmanship. I just might have to get in the garage this weekend!

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