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Re: No tear stained defense needed..

david weaver
It's certainly a large enough sample, but it may not be representative of the population!!

(I'm sure it's not. My grandfather bought a gaggle of local custom woodworking from a guy in Barlow Two-Tavern's, PA. Not cheap, but not expensive by wealthy person standards. By that, I mean the equivalent of perhaps $7500 or something for a nice corner cabinet. He bought this stuff in the 60s - it is very carefully machined by machine - there's very little evidence of hand work on it. This guy was dutchy (that's a local term for any PA german), but not amish. If he wasn't using hand tools, who was?

And who is, now?

(separate and aside, I have always admired Rob Millard's furniture. I've seen a lot of pictures of Garrett Hack with nice furniture, but never got the sense that his core business was other than writing books and teaching classes. I think that may be an economic necessity for most).

In the end, does any of this really matter much? I doubt it. Will it make a difference if a guy is putting most of his wood through a planer and making 80% of his income teaching classes and writing books? Probably not. Is there any real money to be saved or made either making stuff for yourself or making a living woodworking. Also, probably not.

So, it's just curiosity for me. Which gets a whole lot of us to do all kinds of unreasonable things.

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