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Shop journal #5: OK I really don't get it

03-22-2013 08:21 PM by Ron Harper | 9 comments »

I have been amazed at all the heat that Christopher Schwarz gets on the web. One of the major complaints seems to be that he has an opinion. Yes he does, but almost always, he says feel free to do it another way if it works for you. I am a hand tool woodworker and Chris, in his own way has picked up the hand tool banner and run with it. He s not a purist, as is Underhill and a few others, but he really enjoys the hand tools, and like Paul Sellers, is preaching the gospel that you really do not have to use power tools to make beautiful things. Is this what people find offensive? And speaking of Paul Sellers, a well known blogger teed off on him today, accusing him of being anti power to...

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