That level of attention to detail will never be seen again, sadly.
The hat block article mentions theatrical costume makers as customers. My niece has just graduated from a theatrical costume course and she has a particular interest in hats. A beret block came up in an eBay auction a while ago and for one reason and another she asked me to bid on it for her. We won it. It turned up here in quite the ugliest most mis-shapen parcel I have ever seen (the wrapping contained the stand as well as the block). It was so ugly I felt moved to take a picture which I’m posting despite this being the Beautiful Things thread. The picture doesn’t do its irregularity justice. It was horrid.
Imagine a wooden mushroom with the cap somewhat asymmetric and the stand looking much like the stalk. That wasn’t unexpected though, so I didn’t take a pic I’m afraid.
Published in the Guardian,
Photographer Tanya Houppermans captured what she described as a one in a million shot of a sand tiger shark swimming through a bait ball of thousands of fish.
New picture of Jupiter’s little red spot. That is the south pole at the top of the picture…
That’s a cracker
This is the North North Temperate Zone Little Red Spot apparently - only 3,500 km’s above the atmosphere
Nice video. I love the way he uses traditional tools, something I try to do whenever I can, although he is very good and I am just a novice in comparison.
Well worth a quarter of an hour of your life to watch that
I am well below novice. I’ve been following this guy for a long while now. I think the only electric items he has are the lights and his video camera.
For me the most impressive cut in the video is the resawing of the oak panel.
Yes, that is good work.
My cross cutting is pretty good I reckon but resawing is bloody difficult.
I only use Japanese saws nowadays in the workshop. I would still be happy to match his effort though.
Which brand of Japanese tools are you using? I was thinking of trying some.
Cheers for that. I’ve used Rutlands few times.
I’ve also got a few saws from Axminster too
The chisels are a joy to use