Clear, concise, informative. Great vid!
Thank you for proving what my father taught me fifty years ago. I wish more people would just think for themselves and practice. My friends and I appreciate your straight-talking, no-BS, no-sales-pitch demonstration.
That is so gorgeous!
Happy Happy Joy Joy!
It relates to woodworking because woodworkers think for themselves and solve big complex problems with simple concepts.
It is ingenious, and shows the profound power of an individual who works for his own edification. It is art, manifest through simple Newtonian physics from the intuitive mind of an experienced tradesman.
It has everything to do with woodworking, all craft, art, science and the peculiarly inspiring spirit of fellow humans.
It is beautiful.
He does it because he can.
Thank you for posting this.
Now, if we can just get everyone else to think and act this self reliantly...
Wandel is a high-functioning polymath. I'd sure like to talk with him someday.
You really should check out his website, including his rants. Pictures of his boyhood home, his dad's shop, the lumber mill, the ice-skating / ice-driving...
joyous, lively, empowered... everything humans want to be. A wooden pipe-organ... Silly marble machines, gears, games... Entertaining... Inspiring!
FW and especially Tim Rousseau SHOULD win awards for this type and quality of content! I have watched all the "workshop" episodes. They are all good, but Tim's small cabinet workshop is certainly one of the most comprehensive and informative woodworking videos ever produced. He is relaxed, efficient and thorough as a teacher. His speaking voice and persona are easy-to-take too. There are very few grammatical mistakes, and that is commendable because we can tell he is not reading most of the time. To be able to explain clearly and work at the same time is an unusual talent that makes Tim Rousseau especially adept at video tutoring. It is obvious that Tim is a clear thinker, a great teacher and an inspiring craftsman. The editing is top-notch too. The workshop is fast-paced, but doesn't gloss over important details. This video with Rousseau really puts the "Fine" in Fine Woodworking.
As long as FW can keep producing this quality of content, I will definitely maintain my online subscription! Congratulations! Well deserved!
Splendid original design, well executed and clever photos too. You obviously had some time to consider the meaning of the work as you created it. Even without the philosophical explanation, this piece exhibits "feeling." The title could have other inferences, given the psychedelic curvilinear design, but your words ring true. The impacting-object making ripples on the surface, combined with stressed yet stable form and the mirror, gives the viewer a sense of immediate self-awareness. But it is not a "show-off" riff. It speaks but does not shout. The technical challenges are subordinate to the artistic intent. This piece is fine craft, high art and poetry, all in one. Kudos!
Very nice design. Original? If so, Bravo!
It's amazing how people are attracted to gimmicks. A shop full of expensive machines and router-jig-cut dovetails do not a craftsman make. Feh.
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