Stephen Shepherd (Guest)
09-29-2001, 11:14 AM
Barb is going to be in my area and will be coming up for a visit this afternoon. Having met her on the internet it will be interesting to finally meet someone from online woodworking.
09-29-2001, 10:15 PM
Stephen - for real? Cool!
BTW - good bumping into you out here, too.
Everybody - HE'S EVERYWHERE! :)
...he's also chock-full of knowledge, and he's earned my respect a number of times. Listen to what this fella says.
-- Tim --
10-01-2001, 01:00 PM
Home from a family funeral (grandmother: 103) and a 'gathering of the clan' wake in Salt Lake...what a weekend! I had time to go up to Park City and meet with professional cabinetmaker, author and historical authority on early Am. tools, Stephen Shepherd, quite a treat. He was generous enough to take time out to show George and I his two shops, the one upstairs for production cabinetry, full of MDF sheets, plywood, power tools and Sawdust, as well as the one downstairs, his quiet little basement room for handtool work. I saw Lots to admire, and now have all sorts of new 'shop projects' to undertake, after seeing what he has done: wooden spokeshaves, routers, hand planes, drills, a wooden compass, benchtop hand-turned grinding wheel on a clamp-on base, beaders, panel cutters, marking gauges, even templates and 'french curves' in wood, as were his squares of many sizes. He even 'gave' me a beader with a hand cut wood screw to adjust its depth from the edge of a workpiece, and several pieces of scrap hardwood he was going to trash as 'off cuts'. It was fascinating listening to him explain his shop (Stephen, got a picture for here?) and how he works there. With thirty years experience, his knowledge so far surpasses mine, I feel left in the dust. He also sells 'Moses T's' high gloss oil finish (at ilovewood.com) which I came home with a sample of, and I'm anxious to get it onto a project, as I prefer oil and oil/varnish finishes for what I do. It is truly great to meet other woodworkers after talking with them online, and see others' shops and what work they are doing. Stephen, Thanks for the hospitality, and though you had an awful lot of wood there, I hope you can make some nice tool handles out of the apple wood I brought you! I'll be working on the Red Alder you shared. Thanks again, Barb S.
Stephen Shepherd (Guest)
10-02-2001, 07:54 AM
Enjoyed the visit, next time bring a bigger vehicle and I'll give you more wood. The apple wood you gave me will be put to good use, it is good and dry so it is ready to use. Don't forget to dispose of oily rags properly. Thanks again for taking the time to come visit.