How It's Made
If you have never seen the TV show How It's Made, watch it, if you can get it. I don't watch a huge amount of TV, just leave it on as background noise. Today when I turned it on they were showing how gumball were made. Then they went to making drum shells. The first method was solid maple boards, that they cut from a log, trimmed, angled the ends, then steamed. After an hour they put the piece on a round former, made it round, glued the ends, did some precision trimming outside and inside, then assembled. Then they showed one being made from laminated maple. Don't recall the number of layers, but 14 sticks in my mind. Next came how they made flat wood baskets. That was a lot more complex than I ever thought. Would have been simpler if by hand, but they had some really interesting machines they used. Very much worth watching if you can receive it.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.