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261898 Mark Pfeifer <markpfeifer@i...> 2017‑03‑06 astounding
https://www.youtube.com/wa
tch?v=v4kB7JOVkqw <htt
ps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4kB7JOVkqw>

If the first part doesn’t grab your attention, start watching at about minute
38. You’ll want to go back at that point and watch the whole thing.

Mr Kohler’s breathing wasn’t edited out of the audio. At 87 I hope I’m still
working, even if I’m breathing hard.

After watching the drawknife work I realized there’s a lesson (intentional or
not) in the editing choice.

MPf.
262006 Don Schwartz <dks@t...> 2017‑03‑19 Re: astounding
On 2017-03-05 7:17 PM, Mark Pfeifer wrote:
> https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=v4kB7JOVkqw  <
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4kB7JOVkqw>
>
> If the first part doesn’t grab your attention, start watching at about minute
38. You’ll want to go back at that point and watch the whole thing.

At 20:55 he uses a wooden tool to compress the edges of the bottom 
piece, to improve the water-tightness. Does that tool have a name?

Don

-- 
The harder they come, the bigger they fall - Ry Cooder
262008 Glen Canaday <gcanaday@g...> 2017‑03‑19 Re: astounding
That's just a burnisher, is it not?

Glen
262010 "=?utf-8?B?cGhpbHNjaGVtcGZAZ21haWwuY29t?=" <philschempf@g...> 2017‑03‑19 Re: astounding
I made a couple of buckets for my daughter so I found the video pretty
interesting. I used a stick like that to gauge the thickness of the bottom
before I fit them together. No fancier name than stick. I doweled and glued the
staves together and thought it was cheating for lack of skill. Was heartened to
see journeymen do the same.

Phil

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262012 Don Schwartz <dks@t...> 2017‑03‑19 Re: astounding
On 2017-03-19 2:55 PM, philschempf@g... wrote:
> I made a couple of buckets for my daughter so I found the video pretty
interesting. I used a stick like that to gauge the thickness of the bottom
before I fit them together. No fancier name than stick. I doweled and glued the
staves together and thought it was cheating for lack of skill. Was heartened to
see journeymen do the same.
>
> Phil
>
> Sent from my HTC
I don't think it's a burnisher or a measuring stick, because I don't 
think he's either measuring or burnishing. It seems to me he's actually 
significantly compressing the edge to fit in the groove in the sidewall 
(whatever that's called), pre-loading it in a sense to fill the groove 
dry - even before milk or water hit it. You can see the ridge he creates 
at 21:10.

FWIW
Don


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The harder they come, the bigger they fall - Ry Cooder
262013 scott grandstaff <scottg@s...> 2017‑03‑20 Re: astounding
I for one was totally knocked out by this video.
I hadn't seen it, and it was like ....YEAH!  Oh this guy is soooo one of 
us.........
Spits on the dowel,.......... damn.
  I am cheering all the way through.   Is this a Galoot or what?
   .........a shave horse, with a backup bib around his neck for the odd 
stuff?
  and making it look so fluid........
     Could you kill him or what?
    The finished bucket was beyond imagination.

It seems most if not all of the wood was fairly soft and he was using 
something very hard (I was thinking boxwood?) with a notch in it, to 
roll down the edge of the bottom.
    He shaved it oversized and then rubbed it down to size with the hard 
block.

    I remember watching Klause hammer a wire into a piece of wood, and 
then plane it back off.
  But when it got wet the compressed wood "remembered", and swelled back 
up to seal.

  I expect it was something like that.
     yours scott

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262014 Brent A Kinsey <brentpmed@c...> 2017‑03‑20 Re: astounding
Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh! I have got to find one of those T-handled gimlet bit drills
with the large outer spur!  That thing was fantastic!

Watching the man work was amazing. The control with the drawknife, the certainty
with which he cuts pieces by eye...all that could only come from thousands of
coopered pieces.  I really enjoyed this!

Brent

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262019 Brian Welch <brian.w.welch@g...> 2017‑03‑20 Re: astounding
That's Ruedi Kohler, that taught Drew Langsner coopering and set him on his
woodworking path back in the 70s.  There is an article about him in FWW #40
(May/June 1983).  Not many articles about coopering out there, really, and
this is one of the better ones.

Speaking of Drew Langsner, did anyone else see that he is retiring from
teaching and closing down Country Workshops. I had wanted to take a class
there but will never get a chance.

I do have a nice stack of riven white oak drying in the back yard that will
hopefully be turned into a wooden bucket by the end of the summer.  Not
sure which summer, but one of these summers soon!

Brian
262020 Dennis Heyza <michigaloot@c...> 2017‑03‑20 Re: astounding
According to Peter Follansbee, someone in Maine is picking up where Mr. Langsner
is leaving off.

https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/passing-the-baton-country-
workshops-the-maine-coast-craft-school/

Dennis
262026 Nathan Goodwin <hiscarpentry@g...> 2017‑03‑20 Re: astounding
More specifically, this is who is taking over for Drew. 
http://www.mainecoastcraft.com/

        Nathan Goodwin
         H.I.S. Carpentry
 Honesty. Integrity. Service

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