Boring: The Movie!
As you might remember, we have a bit of a competition going among some of the women attending the Woodworking in America conference this week. Megan Fitzpatrick, Heather Griffin (one of the conference organizers) and Kari Hultman from the blog The Village Carpenter are all vying to be the best borer.
As a result, they’ll be competing in the Hand Tool Olympics, sinking a 3/4″ bit through yellow pine to see who is the fastest (points off for a hole that isn’t plumb).
Today we gave Heather a few pointers on boring, then Megan showed us how she was doing. Then Megan tried to kick Heather in the head. Really. It’s in the movie.
By the way, apologies to everyone in advance here. I called both of them “girls” during this short video. Yes it took only 1:09 for my Southerness to shine through. In Arkansas we call 70-year-old grandmothers “girls.” And until my voice changed, they called me “girl,” too.
In any case, the boring climax of this competition will occur at the Saturday-night banquet at Woodworking in America. It’s a full card: Roy Underhill and a catfight.
– Christopher Schwarz