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Video looks great but I sure wish I could hear what they are saying. Is there no better way to pull sound from this kind of production?
That's one annoying survey.
Which one do you like best?
Are you sure you like that one best?
Does that mean you don't like the other ones?
How much don't you like the other ones?
Which one did you like best again?
I got bored after the four or fifth question and just left, very poor survey design, I hope it's not indicative of the quality of the show.
You do have two hands on that chainsaw in the cutting picture, right? It just looks like you might lose an arm if it kicked back.
At first I was surprised to read some of the comments below but then I read the resume page on Jons website. With numerous Fellowship Grants I would tend to think there would be enough cash to have adequate and proper insurance for just this type of unfortunate event. As a struggling maker myself I somehow come up with enough money every month to pay my insurance bills and I do it without grants, museum purchases and dozens of gallery showings to my name. I feel for his loss but agree that soliciting donations seems a bit lacking in tack for someone so well established as an artist.
Really like the flowers and butterflies. I have done a bit of marquetry but this is at a totally different level than what I can do, beautiful. What is the reconstituted stone like to work with and where do you get it?
I think it's beautiful. I have a picture of H.O.Studleys tool chest and for some reason they called it a tool chest even though it seems to hang on a wall. It also has unneeded decoration and exotic materials and probably took way to long to build. But it is beautiful nonetheless. As is his workbench which also has all the same unnecessary additives but I would be happy to have one or both in my shop. Bob
Wow, I couldn't disagree more with Tom on this one. No woodworker is forced to read FWW just like no art furniture person is forced to read American Craft; which is the premier magazine for people like Tom to feature his work. I am not an art furniture fan by any means so I don't read American Craft anymore and therefore am not influenced by it. The same should go for an art furniture maker, if you don't like what FWW presents, don't read it. Save the complaining for something worthwhile. Perhaps I should complain that American Craft rarely features functional work but instead focuses on non functional art oriented work that is disguised as furniture; craft that wants to be art. Perhaps they should change the magazine title to American Art rather than American Craft. FWW probably doesn't feature art furniture because the market for it is so small it is not worth catering to. Like Asa said, FWW is a business, not a non profit tasked with providing a clear unbiased view of every corner of the woodworking world. Maybe Tom should put his money where his mouth is and make his own art furniture magazine to cater to that market and see how long it stays in business.
I just heard of a guy that lost one of his fingers to a jointer when his glove got pulled into the cutter, he was lucky to not lose more. I wear gloves in the shop all the time but take them off whenever I am using larger power tools. They are great for moving rough stuff and even better for sanding to keep from wearing down your hands but probably not so much for power tool use.
It seems the same makers are featured in every one of these 'Studio Furniture' books that comes from any museum. Not that I don't appreciate their work but it was good 20 years ago and some of the work featured is actually from 20 years ago. Isn't there anyone else that is worthy of this kind of showcasing, maybe someone that hasn't been around for quite so long? How about a book on the generation of makers that came after all these big names? I love to see quality work by any maker but how about something new from someone new. Hasn't Wendell Castle trained a couple makers, where is their work? To me it is just the same stuff in the same type of book from 20 years ago.
Really like your work, any chance you could post pictures that show the entire piece for this and your other work also?
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