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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

If You Make Things You Are My Brother: Curtis Buchanan Makes A Windsor Chair

I have no idea why every video of anyone making things on the Intertunnel  is accompanied by bluegrassy contradance sorta music. In my experience, it’s Death Metal or the F*cking Eagles, man.

Curtis Buchanan Chairmakers

4 Responses

  1. if you enjoyed that watch his whole series. and no i don't think the music is included.

    it's been some time since i watched it but my recollection is he is a man way more knowledgeable about wood than me and yet willing to admit his ignorance about things.

    i would have recommended it to you for this space but it is a rather long series and you have better things to do than spend your days on you tube. (unlike me…oh wait i do too. i just don't sometime do them.)

    on an unrelated note it's good to see you posting things again more regularly. i hope all is well with you and yours. you have been in my prayers on more than one occasion in the last few months.

  2. Man it looks like there's a mess of ways a fella could go wrong there (I could go wrong there a couple of messess of ways). What Leon said at the end, there, too. Good to have you back.

  3. O.K., now; I understand that all those fancy curves would require hand tools. But why is he using a hand auger and bit for all the holes? Why not a handy 18V DeWalt with a keyless chuck? Sure would be a lot faster and easier and it's not clear to me how the quality or artistry of the work suffers. But then I don't do this kind of thing for a living so I would appreciate some light shed on the matter by someone who does.

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