Look at that moron. He’s obviously holding a Moxon-style saw (see plate 4, the unlabeled saw above the whetting block) and he is using a four-fingered grip. I mean, do you need to see another scrap of evidence that “the Schwarcz” is just a self-promoting pretender?
Just a journalist? Ha, he’s barely a boy.
Look, I’m willing to ignore the boy’s poor fashion choices. It was 1975, and the open-collared shirt and ox-blood cords are not his fault. But his fly is undone! It’s foreshadowing that he obviously wants to violate each and every woodworker on the planet with his misinformation on saws, planes and workbenches.
Speaking of workbenches, Master Schwarz, what the heck is up with that thing in the photo? Clearly you are willing to preach your French three-dimensional clamping surface crap while using a bench that clearly violates every single one of the principles in your two workbench books.
And look at the tool chest the little pretender has “built.” More like the “Entropist’s Tool Chest” if you ask me. Bet that thing fell apart in about five minutes. Hard to believe anyone has actually built the “chest from his “book” – everyone knows chests are built from poplar or oak, not pine.
And one more thing: That’s a plainishing hammer on the benchtop, not a joiner’s hammer. And I assume the Scotch tape on the bench was used in substitute for real joinery.
<drops the mic>
— Charlie Roberts (my real name’s nunya business)