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Old 12-16-2016, 01:24 PM   #1
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So the other day I posted about finding the "Get Hands Dirty" channel on YouTube. From that, a user on the forums turned me onto Frank Howarth... and then I went down the rabbit hole discovering the creativity not only behind the projects Frank takes...
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Old 12-16-2016, 02:37 PM   #2
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If ya'll want to see something cool check out Frank's fence for one of his saws that he just built. he put in dust control right in the fence. he used a cnc but it got me thinking of some ways I can do it.
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:03 PM   #3
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If ya'll want to see something cool check out Frank's fence for one of his saws that he just built. he put in dust control right in the fence. he used a cnc but it got me thinking of some ways I can do it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwd6i3UmbMI
I have lusted after that fence since he posted it! I have a miter saw/RAS big rolling cabinet and I really want to tear off the extruded fence and make one of these. His duct work is killer as well on that project.
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Old 12-16-2016, 02:54 PM   #4
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There's a big thread somewhere in here about Frank building and outfitting his shop.
Yeah... talk about a rabbit hole! I lost two days of productivity.

Awesome stuff, though.

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Must.

Resist.

Another.

Rabbit.

Hole.

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Old 12-16-2016, 05:09 PM   #6
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Must.

Resist.

Another.

Rabbit.

Hole.

Don't look at a single one of his videos. Seriously. If you do, you are screwed.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:21 AM   #7
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Don't look at a single one of his videos. Seriously. If you do, you are screwed.
oh crap! I watched before reading the thread and this comment....He does some NICE work
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:12 PM   #8
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Must!

Resist!!

Aaarrrrrggggg..............

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Old 12-16-2016, 06:02 PM   #9
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Crap, I looked.
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:04 PM   #10
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Love these rabbit holes!

See ya later..............!
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:42 PM   #11
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Gee thanks!

I've always wanted a large diameter disc sander, after using a 15" one at work. This reminded me.

But now a desire for a CNC router rears it's ugly head...
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Gee thanks!

I've always wanted a large diameter disc sander, after using a 15" one at work. This reminded me.

But now a desire for a CNC router rears it's ugly head...
This probably won't help then: http://www.tested.com/art/makers/579...ld-cnc-router/
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:16 PM   #13
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Isn't enough for one man to be a skilled woodworker with an awesome shop?
Frank's got that and is an architect too, and a cinematographer ... and is has an infectious humor on-screen and a willingness to share mistakes made along the way.
An incredibly talented individual.
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:59 PM   #14
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Darn it, just misplaced an hour. Anyone seen it?

Thanks for sharing Ryan.
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Old 12-16-2016, 11:04 PM   #15
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It doesn't matter if you like wood working or not. I think anyone would enjoy watching this guy's videos.
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That's the first left handed (or right fenced) table saw I have seen. Also opposing saws.
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:47 AM   #17
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Ryan has been down so many rabbit holes he forgot that he posted about Frank a while back. I remember because people were bagging on Frank H. for his 1/2 buried shop (genius by the way) & some other BS. I suggested limiting the possible commentators to users who could cut 6" thick boards in a single pass.

Nobody even realizes that Frank has a serious stutter at times. It must come / go or he is also editing the shit out of the audio.
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Old 12-22-2016, 05:35 AM   #18
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Ryan has been down so many rabbit holes he forgot that he posted about Frank a while back. I remember because people were bagging on Frank H. for his 1/2 buried shop (genius by the way) & some other BS. I suggested limiting the possible commentators to users who could cut 6" thick boards in a single pass.

Nobody even realizes that Frank has a serious stutter at times. It must come / go or he is also editing the shit out of the audio.
There are always people with negative comments, regardless of the subject matter. It's sad but that's one of the unfortunate side effects of the anonymity of the internet and the degradation of a thing called manners.

Regarding the buried shop, I don't blame him one bit and his concept is genius. It wouldn't work well for me given that I need to pull vehicles into a shop, but if I were building a dedicated woodworking shop, it wouldn't be an issue. From his architectural perspective, having a massive outbuilding like many people build in the form of monstrous pole buildings, towering behind a MCM ranch (assuming it's a single story home, it seems most MCM houses are) would be undesirable and honestly, an eyesore. I think the design of his shop, both in form and function, is a thing of beauty. Those long vertical windows and the band of polycarbonate are gorgeous. I think a possible improvement in design would have been to sink a third entrance at the rear to floor level, then dig out an entry and build short block walls to create an apron outside the entrance. It would alleviate a lot of the difficulty he has getting things in and out of his shop. But it doesn't really seem to bother him. I'm also beyond jealous of his Clear Vue Cyclone... I've been lusting after one for a long time now and don't see myself freeing up the funds for one anytime soon. Also barely requiring a mention is my lust for all his machinery... so much quality and heft to everything he has.

Regarding his videos, they are simply a breath of fresh air at the end of my usual stressful day at work. The past few nights I have spent the last hour before bed watching some of his videos (most recently his kitchen remodel series) and the lighthearted way he approaches things is very calming and entertaining. I really appreciate that he shows and mentions his mistakes. It seems that a lot of the content on the internet, whether a video or blog/build thread, usually puts the best foot forward of every project. There's nothing wrong with that, but we all know mistakes are made but we never see them. With an honest style like Frank's, you don't feel as bad when you inevitably screw up in your own projects, knowing you're not alone.
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:04 AM   #19
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I'm down this rabbit hole now too. The second video of his I watched was the one on building the shop. A minute in and I said to myself this guy has to be in Portland. Yep, he is. I grew up in the area.
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I always want to make videos to document my projects but hell, I can barely remeber to stop and take phone pics. Making videos is a serious skill set.
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