Our own Fuad on Discovery Channel


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hso
February 27, 2009, 09:29 AM
http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/35884-howstuffworks-show-episode-12-ore-to-steel-video.htm

Fuad had several parts in this week's "How Stuff Works" Steel episode.

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Fuad Accawi
February 28, 2009, 11:07 AM
Here is another HSO.

Hi All,

For those who missed the episode of "How Stuff Works -Steel"on the Discovery Channel here's one of the clips I was in. http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/35890-howstuffworks-show-episode-12-creating-steel-video.htm

I know it's not much, but it is something. There are a few more on the How Stuff Works website. Scenes that I was in were filmed in Ron "Bowie" Claiborne's shop. My shop is too small to film in.

Cheers,
Fuad Accawi

hso
February 28, 2009, 02:18 PM
When Fuad says small, he mean itty bitty. Yet he turns out knives big on talent out of that itty bitty shop with the very few tools he has there.

feedthehogs
February 28, 2009, 05:22 PM
Yet he turns out knives big on talent out of that itty bitty shop with the very few tools he has there

Proof that talent is not in the tools but the tool user.

Fuad Accawi
February 28, 2009, 08:34 PM
Opportunity

THIS I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream:-
There spread a cloud of dust along a plain;
And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged
A furious battle, and men yelled, and swords
Shocked upon swords and shields. A prince's banner
Wavered, then staggered backward, hemmed by foes.
A craven hung along the battle's edge,
And thought, "Had I a sword of keener steel-
That blue blade that the king's son bears,-but this
Blunt thing-!" he snapt and flung it from his hand,
And lowering crept away and left the field.
Then came the king's son, wounded, sore bestead,
And weaponless, and saw the broken sword,
Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand,
And ran and snatched it, and with battle-shout
Lifted afresh he hewed his enemy down,
And saved a great cause that heroic day.

Edward Rowland Sill

One of my favorite poems and it inspires me when I'm working in my dirty cramped shop. Every day that I get up and go to work I am lifting up that broken sword and winning the battle.

Cheers,
Fuad Accawi

TimboKhan
March 1, 2009, 11:22 PM
Proof that talent is not in the tools but the tool user.

Amen. I hate when I hear guys say "If I had all those tools, I could do that".

No, you couldn't, at least not without years of practice. It's like thinking that buying a Les Paul will instantly make you play like Slash. It's the talent, not the tools, that define craftsmanship.

RedAlert
March 2, 2009, 02:34 AM
During my years as a machinist, we had a motto:

"It's a poor craftsman that blames his tools!"

Ralph

BHP FAN
March 3, 2009, 03:13 AM
great stuff,and TRUE,too.

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