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  1. #1
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    Default Oxymoron or Technologically Unimpared?

    G'day

    I was crawling, looking for joinery examples to try on the bit of scrap that I have picked up from some of the work sites across the road from work when I came across this web site.

    http://www.branchhill.com/info/faqs.html

    Now this site is selling Amish Woodwork my point is this. They say on the site that most of their work is done by hand tools, subtly suggesting that some of it is not.

    My question to you is, how do the Amish even know that the Internet exists??

    HA!!

    J!
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    My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, and its price is competitive. If you like, I'll trade for one of yours.

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    They saw it on TV.
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    Hi J, the attached should prove useful. It appears there website is managed outside the community.
    http://www.800padutch.com/atafaq.shtml#elect
    Hope it helps, certainly interesting.
    beejay1,,or Amos to my close friends.

    http://community.webshots.com/user/eunos9

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    The cherry kitchen is very nice.
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    No doubt, they know how to do things by hand.

    J!
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    My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, and its price is competitive. If you like, I'll trade for one of yours.

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    Read carefully. "At the workshop on my farm, initial preparations for the furniture are performed using power tools such as planers and table saws. The rest of the construction is done at the individual Amish home shops" I think he chose his words very carefully. He says he basically makes the furnture by preping all the stock to the right length, width, and thickness. The Amish assemble, sand and finish it (I'm thinking most are finished at another commercial shop). You don't need to be Amish to do that.

    I See this sort of "hand made" gimmick all over the eastern USA. The furniture is made with regular power tools then the guy runs a hand plane over it to give it some tool marks and calls it hand made.

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