Urban Woodwright

One thing I have learned over the past ten years or so is if you see this fellow around, don’t go away. something interesting might happen.

it’s tricky riving in a place like this; you have to keep your eyes open…

then, it’s right back where you started from…

Hickory is a great wood for riving; and now there’s more space & light up here

and just to show that we weren’t just going willy-nilly, we had checked that the sign said nothing about hickory, riving tools. etc.  We are, after all, professionals.

Next year, it’s pitsawing.

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4 thoughts on “Urban Woodwright

  1. Great fun. It reminds of the dinner I attended where he was the speaker. After his talk he walked around the tables meeting people and cutting steaks with his broad axe.

  2. Not that I’m complaining, but I find it very interesting how people seem to find Roy Underhill in the most unusual situations at WIA. It seems when he’s not riving hickory logs, he’s wielding axes at dinner events or off in a corner sleeping or something.

    Which reminds me of a lame joke:

    Roy Underhill, Adam Cherubini, and Peter Follansbee walk into a bar during the middle of a brawl. By the end of the fight, Roy, Adam, and Peter are all sweaty, tired, and bruised; but all the tables and chairs that were broken during the fight are fixed.

    Sorry, but I did warn ya!

  3. Is it just me or the camera angle but he seems not to be making much progress on the split during two escalator trips and a session on the landing.

  4. This was my first WIA conference. It was very impressive to see all the faces I recognize from TV and video posts. Roy was constantly in the hallway in front of one of the conference room talking to people. It didn’t matter if it was one person or a group of six he seemed to be attentive to the conversation. I introduce myself to Roy but he seemed like a really nice guy. I was very impressed with the high caliber of the speakers at WIA 2011.

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