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Have you seen Craftsman's Legacy tv show on PBS? The host lives in Michigan, travels around the area interviewing various trades. The episode I'm watching now he is working with a cooper to build a bucket using custom hand tools, jigs and things. No routers in this episode! In Austin TX it airs on PBS, not sure what time since my DVR records the new episodes for me to watch after work. Last week he made soap and before that he made a scarf from sheering the alpaca to knitting the scarf.
Very interesting to see some of the details of how these trades work. For example, the cooper started with a block of wood and a curved blade. He set the blade down on the end grain of the wood and used a mallet to split the block into a cupped plank. Then a draw knife to plane the outside of the cup to the right shape and a tool I've not seen before to curve the inside of the cup. It was basically a 2-3" ring blade attached to a handle, used similar to a draw knife.
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Wow now he's using another custom tool, a chisel blade attached to a half circle shaped jig to manually rotate it around in the bottom end of the "bucket" to cut a dado for the bottom to set in.
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Hey that was a cool trick, after cutting the dado they had to measure the radius in order to cut out the bottom. To do this he took a compass and walked it around the inside of the circle in six equal spans. Adjusting the span of the compass so that after six steps inside the circle he stopped at the same place as he started (one revolution). Then used that spread in the compass as the radius of the circle. So apparently, I don't remember high school geometry where I must have learned the point of a hexagon to the next point is the same as the point to the center and thus is the same as the radius of a circle. But when I look at this picture it makes sense that this would work to find the radius of a circle.
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Looks interesting, Everend. I should be able to get it on PBS Buffalo.
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Our local PBS stations don't have any good programming!!!!

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I ran across this series a year or so ago on an odd station, recorded a few, then realized it wasn't always that interesting, and then it disappeared. I think the problem for me was it often covered crafts in whick I have zero interest.

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I'm usually doing something on the computer while I watch it, so not a problem if the content is not totally engaging. But the first episode was John Wilson making a shoulder plane.
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Looks interesting, Everend. I should be able to get it on PBS Buffalo.
It was on PBS Buffalo, Channel 17.1 at 4:30 P.M. Saturdays following Woodsmith. After "hi, I'm Brian" I would fall asleep in the chair and my wife would wake me up at 4:30. They stopped showing it along with 'Woodsmith', 'This Old House' and 'Ask This Old House' about 6 weeks ago. They ran consecutively. I guess they ran out of money again. You can see reruns of This Old House on CREATE T.V. which is Channel 17.2 from Buffalo. I'm just across the lake in Oakville. Probably about 50 kilometres or so.
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It was on PBS Buffalo, Channel 17.1 at 4:30 P.M. Saturdays following Woodsmith. After "hi, I'm Brian" I would fall asleep in the chair and my wife would wake me up at 4:30. They stopped showing it along with 'Woodsmith', 'This Old House' and 'Ask This Old House' about 6 weeks ago. They ran consecutively. I guess they ran out of money again. You can see reruns of This Old House on CREATE T.V. which is Channel 17.2 from Buffalo. I'm just across the lake in Oakville. Probably about 50 kilometres or so.
According to the link in the original post, these are coming up on WNED (17.1 and 17.2 Buffalo):

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Tue 12/13/2016 7:30 PM ET The Flute Maker(307)
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Thu 12/15/2016 11:30 AM ET The Sand Caster(301)
Thu 12/15/2016 5:30 PM ET The Sand Caster(301)
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According to the link in the original post, these are coming up on WNED (17.1 and 17.2 Buffalo):

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Tue 12/13/2016 7:30 PM ET The Flute Maker(307)
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Thu 12/15/2016 11:30 AM ET The Sand Caster(301)
Thu 12/15/2016 5:30 PM ET The Sand Caster(301)
I'll have to look for it.
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