Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chris Schwarz-enegger

On this, the day after Chris Schwarz' 43rd birthday, and the day before his last day as editor at Popular Woodworking Magazine, I'd like to thank him for making such a positive impact on the woodworking world.

To the man who was one of the catalysts for the current hand tool renaissance; whose midas touch sets off waves of orders to many a one-man toolmaking business; and who possesses boundless enthusiasm for woodworking and a penchant for writing humorous and informative articles and books....

Happy (belated) Birthday and All The Best To You, Big Guy.

13 comments:

rgdaniel said...

What is that, Tung Oil?

Dyami said...

Happy birthday to Chris from me too!

Ben said...

You need that kind of physique to bore 3/4", 4" deep holes with an 8" brace.

Happy birthday Chris!

EMBO said...

I'm itching to make a joke about illegitimate children... Nicely done, Kari, and congrats to Chris!

Anonymous said...

How in the world did you get that picture of my husband in his swim suit?
Signed, Wife of The Schwarz

The Village Carpenter said...

Bob, I believe he buffs on a French Polish.

Thanks, Dyami.

Ben, maybe Chris should produce his own workout video: Sweatin' to the Mouldies.

Emily, thanks for keeping it PG-13. :o)

Ms. Schwarz, and he claims to have chicken arms!

Megan Fitzpatrick said...

Nice - but I still like your work with the Wenzloff saw model...

Greg Miller said...

I think it was building the Roubo benches which did it. When you have to saw, chop, plane and handle timbers that big, it's got to have some side effects.

Yes, Chris, thanks for your fantastic contribution to the woodworking world, and for your contagious enthusiasm. ...Oh, and your sense of humour ... possibly a side effect from the Tung Oil? Better check the MSDS Sheet.

John Cashman said...

Great, now I can't sleep.

The Village Carpenter said...

Megan, yeah, the saw was much nicer in that photo. heh.

Greg, you have a point. All that hand tool woodworking does a body good. Ahnold could take a few pointers from Chris.

Sorry, John. haha

Brice Blocker said...

Is that a bench-dog in your pants or are you just happy to be here?

Thanks for everything you've done.

Brice

Michael said...

Oh man, I just spit my morning orange juice across my ipad.

Michael

Tom T. said...

At least he is wearing safety glasses.

Couldn't he afford to get some spray tan up on that noggin?