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    David Charlesworth died May 22

    David Charlesworth died May 22

    http://davidcharlesworth.co.uk
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    Sad to hear someone who gave so much to other woodworks has left us.

    jtk
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    I agree sad news. I liked having Davidís input once and a while.
    Travel well David
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    RIP David. Thanks for everything.
    Take me to the hotel - Baggage gone, oh well . . .

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    Wow, unfortunate. Everything that was contributed is appreciated. Thank you, David.

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    That's a shame. I really enjoyed his videos. His easy manner and teaching style was very appealing to me, as were his colloquialisms. A favorite was when he would describe a dulling plane iron as "becoming imprecise"

    Some time ago, a commenter to a Charlesworth video I watched posted that his breathing seemed labored and he should see a doctor. He replied that he had a medical condition and was under a doctor's care. Perhaps it took him in the end?
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    Rest in Peace David. I will miss you.
    Fred
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    Sorry to hear this news. He was a good man.
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    Joe

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    I think the best we can do is carry on in his tradition. Cutting the best dovetails we can, keeping edges keen and sharing what we know with others. Rest easy sir.

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    RIP to a legend of a teacher!!

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    I've written on a few other forums.

    I corresponded at times with David. What a generous and thoughtful man. Many of us owe a huge debt of gratitude to his guidance and teachings, and to his measured and thoughtful approach. I consider him one of the more influential writers and thinkers on woodworking technique over the past 30 plus years. It was a mark of his interest in learning, and flexibility, that he continued to explore new ideas and adopt new strategies. His willingness to accept when he was wrong and take on a new approach speaks to his lack of ego.

    Many thanks for all the years of inspiration, David.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek

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    Sounds like a great guy, he predates my entrance into woodworking for the most part. Sounds like I need to put some his stuff on my book and video list. RIP David.

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    RIP David.

    Your videos and books form the foundation of my hand tool woodworking; I will always think of you fondly when Iím in my workshop.

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    A heads up that the next edition of Quercus magazine will be dedicated to David.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Cohen View Post
    A heads up that the next edition of Quercus magazine will be dedicated to David.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
    Thanks Derek
    Aj

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