Tuesday, February 27, 2018

I Love My Labrador Retriever Scroll Saw Pattern.

Here is the second of the series of "I Love My" dog breed patterns. I have a list going of requested breeds. I will design them as I find good reference photos. 

Golden Retriever
basset hound
English Cocker Spaniel
Great Dane
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Jack Russell terrier.


 Top Feeder or Bottom Feeder? Video by William Young.

By William Young.

Back in 2016 I did a poll here on the blog. I ask if you were a top feeder or a bottom feeder.
Here were the results from back then.
As you can see, we had 758 people take the poll and nearly 75% answered they were a bottom feeder. 
For those of you who may not be familiar with the terms let me explain. No a bottom feeder is not a cat fish. Bottom feeding means that you release the blade from the bottom chuck and thread the blade up through the bottom of the board when you change to another interior hole. A top feeder does just the opposite.

In the video above Bill Young talks about being a top feeder and why he prefers that method. 

I have always been a predominantly bottom feeder. I will sometimes top feed if the board is large. A large board can be tricky to find the hole from the bottom. 

There are pros and cons for both methods but it boils down to preference. If you have always done it one way or the other then give the other method a try. I think that having both techniques in your quiver gives you the most flexibility. Practice both techniques. Larry Bird could shoot right handed and left handed. He did alright for himself.  

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