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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Lefty might have seen that one before.

    ETA - the floor looks mighty clean.
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    Default Re: another famous woodworker's bench

    i was thinking just that
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    ^ He's dead.

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    Default Re: another famous woodworker's bench

    His hand drill collection seems a bit pretentious because it doesn't prominently display a belly drill.

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    Looks good, but is that a museum? I can't imagine him routinely reaching over the bench to take a tool off the wall, especially those up high.
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    Yes, where's all the paint tins, jars full of weird stuff, shavings, empty beer bottles , mouldering coffee mugs, stuff your going to get around to and general umska befitting this beauty?

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    Default Re: another famous woodworker's bench

    james krenov died 13 years ago
    his bench passed to a caretaker who doesn't use it
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    Did he expire leaning over it? There's a certain glory in that.

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    My grandmother dropped dead up in the raspberry patch one day, which the whole family thought was splendid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Did he expire leaning over it? There's a certain glory in that.
    he went blind i think
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    I’m reading his book in cabinet making. Interesting cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    My grandmother dropped dead up in the raspberry patch one day, which the whole family thought was splendid.
    my father retired from a company having accumulated six months of leave, he owned another two businesses; he was miserable after retirement and after a few weeks convinced his former employer to hire him as a consultant so he'd have an office to go to; he divested himself of the other two businesses (mostly), finally after about another year he quit going to the office, and died a couple of days later
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    ^ If you live long enough, most people reach a point where they can't do the work they used to do. It's very true of surgeons. It's pretty true of engineers. It's even true of dog walkers. You lose dexterity, strength, stamina, and mental clarity.

    So everyone needs a second passion in life, something they can do when they retire. It can be wood working, golf, sailing, writing, whatever, and to some degree you need people to share it with. That means 3 friends on the 19th hole or a club of like-minded people. I've seen too many people die soon after retirement and a few sit down and wait for death to come.
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    I wonder what Krenov kept in those drawers down low?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I wonder what Krenov kept in those drawers down low?
    I wonder why he needed 11 egg beater hand drills.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    I wonder why he needed 11 egg beater hand drills.
    not his drills
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