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Volume 6 - AFC Edition - Page 16
Tal Harris demo
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Tal Harris demonstrated joinery and discussed various fitup problems as well as forging technique. Among the things discussed is what happens to a long piece when you punch holes, incise or texture it. Generally the piece becomes longer. If there are critical fits or hole centers then care must be taken to determine how subsequent operations are going to effect the piece.

While straightening a piece Tal made the mistake of asking if it was straight enough and Clay Spencer pipes up,
"Its either straight or it isn't, and that's a direct quote from Francis Whitaker!"
Tal replys, "I guess I set my selg up for that one -- there will be more".

One of Tal's first demonstrations was marking and making a flat cross joint in flat stock.
Clay Spencer striking for Tal Harris
Tal's fireman and help was busy when Tal needed a striker so Tal asks Clay to step up and strike for him.

Tal, "Yep, just ask a rocket scientist to strike for you and all you have to do is nod and he'll strike!"
Bracket by Tal Harris
This piece displays classic forge work and sophisticated joinery. It was donated to be sold at the auction.
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