Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|The Chicago Tribune once described Norm Abram this way:
"What _______________ is to the culinary crowd, Norm Abram is to the hammering masses." Who fills in the blank?||General Woodworking
Julia Child. Julia Child, Cordon Bleu chef, was a pioneer in culinary television, Graham Kerr, "The Galloping Gourmet", has had a resurgence in recent years, Betty Crocker is on many a cake box, and who doesn't know "the Doyenne of Domesticity", Martha Stewart?
|Which is NOT a designer known for being at the forefront of the Arts and Crafts style?||General Woodworking
James Krenov. James Krenov, founder of the College of the Redwoods, and a fine furniture designer in his own right, was not one of the fathers of the Craftsman style.
The angle at which a saw tooth is set. The hook angle saw blade determines the amount of "grab" a saw has. It is the angle between the face of the tooth and a line perpendicular to the line of a saw's travel. A zero or negative hook is used in cutting metal where total control of the feed is essential.
Fusion. Mission and Arts and Crafts are interchangeable terms, also called Craftsman or Cloister. Shaker style, you guessed it, was made by the Shakers of the eastern US. Fusion is the fiction here.
Butt Joint. A butt joint is where one pice of wood is "butted" up against another at a 90 degree angle. It must be reinforced with nails or screws for it to be effective.
Poplar. Poplar is a strong wood, often used in furniture construction. It does not take stain well, and is most often used where it cannot be seen, inside a chest of drawers, for example, or painted.
Feather. A feather board is used to guide wood through a table saw. The others are types of molding used in architectural or furniture styles.
Tim Taylor. While Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor was on a TV show, Tool Time was a show within a show.("Home Improvement" starring Tim Allen). Norm Abram hosts "The New Yankee Workshop", Scott Phillips is the star of "The American Woodshop", and my friend John Sillaots hosts Canada's "In The Workshop".