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It's that time again. Submit your best caption for this photo shoot outtake for a chance to win.
Well over 300 entries were submitted for our latest caption contest, and for good reason. At stake was a chance to take home a beautiful marking gauge that was handmade by senior editor Matt Kenney. So now, without further ado…the winner of our latest Fine Woodworking photo caption contest is:
Rex Walters’ promotion of a fictitious Asian handplane“At first, the Japanese ‘nanjakore’ miniature elbow smoothing plane feels slightly awkward to use, but with sufficient practice, the results can be astounding.”
Congratulations, Rex. I’ll be popping your marking gauge in the mail today. Well done!
Poor Matt Kenney. Our youngest senior editor has a habit of being singled out by interesting readers—like the fellow who referred to his shirt on the cover of FWW #212 as “dandy”—as well as uppity web producers like myself.
During a recent video shoot for an upcoming Video Workshop project (look for it in August), I caught Matt off-guard with my still camera on more than a few occasions. And so, for our latest caption contest, I thought I’d present this more pensive, serious Matt Kenney. Did I say serious? Perhaps I meant “full of bologna.” No? Ok, how about “non-chalant?” The choice is yours. Just come up with the most side-splitting, hilarious caption you can muster.
Here’s the deal. Matt still has the marking gauge used in his article from FWW #211. He’s willing to part with it in exchange for the reader who posts the most hilarious comment in the comments section below. Simply submit your caption between now (8/5/2011) and August 25, 2011. On or about August 26, we’ll select the caption that’s gotten the best response from the FW editorial staff and announce a winner. That winner gets Matt’s marking gauge. It’s that simple.
So sharpen up your pencils, polish up your whit, and start writing. Oh, and if you’re intersted in building your own marking gauge, be sure to check out Matt’s article on, well, How to Make a Marking Guage from issue #211.
The grand prize is a marking gauge made by FWW senior editor Matt Kenney for an article in issue #211
Matt covered every aspect of construction in the article.
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Since I haven't yet seen a translation of "nanjakore," allow me: a casual "What's this?" or more likely, "What the hell is this?"
To sand or not to sand.... that is the question?
Now if i could just figure out where to mount the toilet paper holder.
I'm waiting for a cawl.
Ummm, pensive of just thinking?
Rodin in Robinia, or Michelangelo in Mahogany?
Or better Sink First?
Was that measure once and cut 3 times? or ........???
Not a god idea.
the contest I mean. Feel sorry for you editors who have to select one from over 300 scintillating entries each month. Let's stick to woodworking. We do that best.
Oh Lord! THe hole was supposed to be on the other side!!!
Oh yeah, this is my better side, don't you think?
Now, what did I do with that round peg?
I've cut this hole three times now and its still not small enough, wait, all I need to do is change the drawing and everything's good again. Right?
Mmmmm….. That cameraman looks yummy
This will be the finest out house ever made.
My eight grade teacher-AAAHHHHHHH
And they said I'd never make it in Hollywood, or was it holeywood?
Hmmm... You'd think sophisticated web producers would know that it's "as well as uppity web producers like me" and not "as well as uppity web producers like myself" when they do this for a living.
O.K, Ed. Where will this shot show up?
" I just don't get it. What does elbow grease have to do with wood working?"
What would Asa make with this??
"That meatloaf was good last night! I hope there were some left-overs?"
Hmmm, this stubble is about an 80 grit, let me trim it back to about 150 grit and I can then rub my chin on the surface of this router table top with the grain
I think, therefore I am...a "Studley" Woodworker.
Hmmmmm? Sink or router table?
Do you think we can change the size of the sink?
Gauges? We don' need no stinkin' gauges!
Now THIS is a cupholder!
Guess the tool I am holding in my left hand.
Even Matt's senior pictures were taken in the shop.
I feel pretty. Oh, so pretty and witty and gay.
The Apprentice and the Studley Tool Box.
I think, therefore I am...a master cabinetmaker.
Bet you can't do this!
I sure hope they make a switch cover for this hole.
Finally my shop built toilet is finished
Matt is saying: "If you guess which finger is going to pop up, you'll win a marking gauge. If you're wrong, you'll know it immediately"
Matt shows you how to use the Peruvian elbow saw.
Anyone can break a board with their hand, but can you cut a hole in the board with your elbow?
Ok, who's the funny man that put the super glue on my project?
No, I didn't glue my elbow to this board. What make you think that?
This is how they taught us to pose in woodworking etiquette school.
When I prop my head precisely as shown, I can use the light reflection off my head to identify any surface imperfections.
And this is why we recommend against edge-banding with super glue....so, eh, could you put down the camera and pass me the acetone?
Sometimes I sit and think. Sometimes I just sit.
Yeah! Very funny, now just hand me the CA debonder.
Guys, I swear I made it three cubits long! See?
That stuff really does make my beard softer !
was that supposed to be the inside or outside measurement?
"With the elbow being the most sensitive part of the human body; I find it best to search for any blemishes or imperfections by scanning the entire project using an overlapping pattern… and resting like so, between passes.”
I think it would be more comfortable if I made the hole round and beveled
Could it have been square? Maybe if I squat like this, ah, yes it is oblong.
Yeah, go right ahead and subscribe to Fine Woodworking magazine. I'll wait right here while you do that.
Suddenly the light came on in Matt's head, as he realised that having thrown away the bit he wanted, what was left could make a nice picture frame.
Anyway, She can only wash one dish at a time and the price was much cheaper.
"Yes, the new CA glue does set up fast"
"I wonder if anyone's ever patented a hole? I could be rich. Really, really RICH! Everyone would have to pay me royalties any time they picked up a drill or a saw. Then I could afford to buy that fancy router lift mechanism. Boy wouldn't that be nice. I wonder if ..."
What was I making again.
"Just like at the lumber yard, if you ask your barber for S1S, make sure you get to specify which surface you want smoothed."
What d'you mean this hole is supposed to be round?
Master woodworker Matt Kenney makes the statement..."style when using hand tools is just as important as elbow grease!
I wanted a ROUND Hole
I've finished making the base plate. Does anyone remember where I put that new 15HP router we were testing?
Now, what did I make this hole for yesterday?
Is it Friday yet?
"...And then I pop out like this! And there you have it, a giant woodworker's cuckoo clock."
If I'm ever going to finish this, I'm going to have to take that mirror out of the shop. But, hey, what's the hurry?
There's more to me than just woodworking!
Kenney fix a hole that big?
"Everything but the kitchen sink !"
There now, I've got the frame done. Now if I show you my good side we should have my self portrait complete!
For the Caption Contest.
I like the overhead lighting on this shot. Don't you think that it gives me a certain chatoyance?
(looking in the mirror, thinking)
ooh, what a stud!!!!!!
I'm hooked on woodworking.
I have all these clamps behind me but instead I'm going to use a little elbow grease.
A light-switch cover... No, Pekovich gave me the dimensions and said something about a gestalt switch.
Tinker, Tanker, Dreamer, Thinker?
If I was only as good looking as the guy taking the picture!!
Who knew young Lex Luthor was a woodworker???
My first Cornhole project, hmmm, I think I messed something up.
In keeping with the theme of our "Ark" project, as I roll my forearm down, you will notice our opening is precisely one cubit from the edge of our board.
The only chance I have to stay popular here is to keep up a good face while I sit here and wonder;
Where did I put that marking gauge...
They all like hardwood!
To be honest, I don't really remember what I was making.
This is going to be the best outhouse *EVER*!
"Some finish with paint, some with a urethane, but my favorite finish is the DREADED FLYING JUDO ELBOW with some smolder on the side. What's up ladies? OOOOOOO YEEEEAH!" (Macho Man style)
"I feel pretty,
Oh, so pretty,
I feel pretty and witty and bright!"
This random orbit elbow should have it smooth in no time!
I've got the elbow, now where's the van with the grease.
I should get an award for this... come on I built this router table top even though the guy at the red cross says I have to keep my arm like this for at least another hour.
I wounder if anyone will notice I'm not sitting on anything.
Which route should I take.
Since the outhouse isn't finished yet, I'll just squat here and ponder where I'm going to find a square toilet seat.
Did you know The Thinker statue was modeled after me, do you see the resemblance?
When all else fails, Matt Kenny speaks Italian
I can at least daydream about a full head of hair. "Oh Matt, what a beautiful quiff you have going. There's nothing sexier that a full head of hair." Matt...Matt....MATT! Wake up baldy. "Back to reality I guess. (shrugs)"
I'm thinking I'll shave this part of my head next!
How could I have glued both my elbow to the project and my finger to my chin?
I wished Rodin would hurry up and finish! Maybe I’ll just take a quick peek and see if he’s still there!
I wished Rodin would hurry up and finish! All this thinking is giving me a terrible headache!
and that zit was this big..............
I wonder what Asa meant when he said "touch anything in the tool cabinet and your next assignment will be 'In Search of the parasitic wood borers of outer Siberia"' I mean I am not even sure there really are wood borers in Siberia!
Well Yesss.... I could have cut the piece I needed from the edge but here at FW we have a massive materials budget and along with it, a Festool plunge saw ... so I just hacked out a chunk where ever!
My elbow is glued in place... I should act cool.
With all the hand planning I do, I’m always ready to arm wrestle. Any challengers?
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood....Naw I don't have a hair or?????
Do you think only God can create beautiful things?
O Darling, you know you can't fit a round peg in a square hole.
Should I flick this or just wipe it on my shirt.
In the next installment I will show you how to install the elbow sink in this custom counter.
Creature comforts for the shop:Contemplating router table, or wet bar.
That's it ASA, reach for the planner, as busy as I've been on this router table, no one will ever figure it was me that put the crazy glue on the handle. Now where did I put that release agent.
What is the interests for my projects? And what is the interest for the Fine Woodworking family? Why do you come to me? Why do I deserve this generosity?
If this is a hole what do you call the piece i cut out?
Hmmmm.... Yes! My morning shave missed this little spot...right...here on my chin....come closer...feel it...just a little.. like 80 grit...
Now what was the next step
Now this is what I call the winning design for Norm Abrams shop toilet. I think I'll call it "The New Yankee Crapper."
Now this is what I call the winning design for Norm Abrams shop toilet.
"When I have air bubbles in my laminate, I first apply a little bit of elbow grease followed by an old Swedish massage technique."
Damn, another wasted board; I cut the opening too small again!! Let me think ... what am I doing wrong??
Damn, another wasted piece; cut the opening too small again!!!
Humpty Dumpty sat on a...
If I'm your straight man, this is the only opening you're getting!
Do you dig the hole before or after?"..... It's before!
"To finish, or not to finish - I wonder if I could just buy one and convince the wife it's been in my shop forever.... probably not - I don't have enough dust in here to make it look old...."
"I wonder if it would have been easier to just buy one---- it certainly would have been quicker!!!"
Is it really a hole or is it negative space? Only the Wood Genie knows for sure.
What router to insert into your personalized table?
When it comes to hairstyles and table designs Matt Kenny is a true minimalist.
You know I would rather build a two-holer but the back yard isn't big enough.
You want this? You can't have this.
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- They are a twist on those e-dating TV commercials.
What next !
To be or not to be.... oh, heck this isn't an audition for a play by the bard, just a video shoot with a piece of laminate!
Wow! A hole in one .....piece of MDF
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my underground lair. I have build a deadly mass destruction weapon out of wood and in 24 hours I shall destroy the entire world unless you give me 100 billion dollars. Don´t think that Austin Powers can stop me, because I'm going to place him in an easily escapable situation involving an overly elaborate and exotic death. Wohahaha !!!
OK, Ed, I'll take the heat for your lousy cutout, but one day ... One day I will come to you for a favor and you cannot refuse...
Mr. Kenney, you are trying to seduce me, aren´t you?
mmmmmm Router Table anyone???
My new armrest has a convenient inset for a chip bowl. Now to make the bowl.
Close the door's behind me, they make me look fat!
With the door's open, do I look fat?
Man I hope my friends at the gym don't see this.
And up next we have Right Said Matt, singing "I'm to sexy for this wood"
And this is how I emphasized my femininity!
"Is that a challenge? I bet I COULD put my head through that hole... if I get the last of the stubble on my chin... hand me that inch and a half chisel, I think it's sharp enough."
Effeminate! All right, let's arm wrestle. Come on, I'm ready for you...
"Psst...Wanna see my new tattoo? It's a rabbet plane!
"I'm Ready for my Fine Woodworking close-up, Mr. DeMille...."
Hmmm, gotta look cool until I can remove this crazy glue
Yes!Sometimes I do woodworking commando!
FWW recarves Rodin's "The Gates of Hell" but with only one gate.
Cogito pose, Madona smile, Vini air and all around,
I should have known that all those fumes
will go up to my head sometime!
If I look really cool no one will notice that cut my elbow on the table saw, pressure should stop the bleeding!
Hi, my name is Matt and I like long jointer planes, sanding on the beach, nib-free finishes and the smell of varnish in the morning. Your marking gauge gets you mine. Hit me up at.....
Does this router top make me look fat?
I can't wait to try out my new seat for the Fine Woodworking outhouse !!
Inner voice - " I wonder if they can smell that? "
Maybe I'll mortgage this place and get the Festool....
"I should have grabbed my clamps and roller before I glued this countertop."
Do you like? I needed a new Facebook profile picture.
"Here's where I demonstrate the proper application of the elbow clamp"
Let's take a break and arm wrestle. Best of two out of three. Who's first?
Going Green: Chi Mind Control allows me to rout holes in my projects with my elbow!
Woa, That's not right.
My attempt at being hip to be square...
Creating a path to channel my mind into my work...
Little did Matt realise that he'd just glued his elbow to the worktop.
Ahh, yes...that's it. Keep your chin up while applying a little elbow grease!
Don't rush me...I'm thinkin'...
Here's the perfectly-crafted armtable to go with your favorite armchair!
Does my hair look OK?
I'm Thinkn, ouh I,m Thinkn ....
Guess I need to make a Dutchman jig after all !
Should I have made the hole in this outhouse seat round?
Matt Kenney shows his sultry side during our annual "The Men of Fine Woodworking" editorial posedown.
"Laugh all you want, Pirnik - I make this look GOOD. YOU just make it look like a hole."
"Just remember the old German proverb, Ed: 'As wisdom grows, the hair must recede.' And you've got one helluva mop on your head...."
I know it looks like I am showing off my work, but I am really showing off my bicep...How do you like my gun ladies?
.....with all these tools, I should be able to figure out a way to get this hole out of this board...
Cut what out ??
male model not included
Was it "measure twice, cut once" or "cut twice, measure once"?
Would you like this for here or to go?
You've heard of a dry sink, haven't you?
I learned to break boards in my Karate class!
Huh? Hmmm...outer sink cutout's OK...inner sink sunk.
This hole is making my lounging around look awkward...or is that because of my evil chin scratching?
Did I cut that hole in the right side?
Should I put a router in it or a sink? After all, real men shave with sharp chisel's.
The truth of the matter, you see, is that most rollout waste cabinets are MUCH too small.
This is YOUR workpiece? No there must be some mistake- I put this hole in here for my router table..........
Look at all those silly people staring at me and trying to come up with a cleaver joke. If they are so smart, why don't they make their own marking gauge?
Sure, they're laughing now, but when the world sees my Linksys plunge router.....
Which one of you guys yanked that banana out of my hand????
Time to sharpen my chisels, look Maw, all the hair's done grown back on my arm.
Noticed I'm not testing my sharp chisels of my arm any more,huh???
Told you I could get this table balanced on two 2x4's !
I shall now use Kung-Fool energy to smash flawed kung fu Monkey panel, grasshopper... Your Monkey's kung fu is not strong.
a round peg will never fit no matter how hard i try
Well, I could call it a newlywed two seater.
I just don't understand I'm sure I put the circle cutting jig together righ, and it always made round holes before!
HEY, whatsa matta for you? Never seen a hole before!
If I sit here long enough, passers-by will throw money in the hole and I'll be able to afford to buy some lunch. Darn, I forgot my dark glasses again?
I like crunchy peanut butter better than smooth!
Outhouse seat? Naw, it's a skateboard. Got four wheels right right under the work bench here.
OK, now that I've perfected the portable hole, where should I take it for the best marketing?
FIRST you mark - THEN you cut!
I like using melimine for router tables because, like my head and chin, its a nonstick surface.
Does this haircut make me look thinner?
Confucius say, Man who work with wood-Masta of U-knee-vurs!
Now if you're new to woodworking and don't have a lot of fancy clamps 30-40 minutes of direct elbow pressure should do the trick.
I have completed the task before me, can you stop calling me grasshopper now?
You may have mastered the power of the elbow, but you are not a Jedi woodmaster yet young Kenny
Wonder if I am a Jedi woodmaster yet? I have mastered the power of the elbow.
I thought if I pressed with me yelbow I could get this level
Hey Mom!! Look, No hands!!!!
Dam my elbow can make a good smooth cut
If I use my elbow as a push stick, my fingers are safe!
Gave up on the golf but can still manage a hole in one when I want
At this stage, put your elbow IN FRONT of the hole. If you put it over the whole, you WILL fall down!
"This week on "Shaving With a Handsaw," we'll discover the various theories on face lubrication, in addition to the impact TPI can have on shave closeness. You'll notice I've prepared our invisible sink to catch the blood"
So I cut the hole the wrong size- the question now is what can I do with this now.
Do I look like Yul Brenner?
Anyone up for some wood yoga?
Arm wrestling any one?
Mornin guys, I know this is going to sound really stupid but can you film me in this position for while or until my chin stops bleeding, ? I was shaving as I usually do with my low angle block plane and gave myself a nasty gash!!sorr for the inconvenience.
OOPS!..Guess my circle jig and router didn't work this time???????????????
I think my right side is the best side for the photo, don't you?
“CONTEMPLATION” Did I measure that wright?
The difference between your work and mine?, simple...
I make it look GOOD
Can switching to GEICO really save you 15% or more on car insurance?...Does Matt Kenney look ridiculous with the back of his hand tucked under his chin? Well does he?
I have crick in my neck.
Hmm, I wonder if my boss will notice that I bought this pre-cut router table... Naa, I'm good to go!
When the client asked for a 2 x 3 wall switch cover plate I thought they meant feet!
Round Head. Square Hole. Hmmmmmmm..........
Do you think I scraped thought the veneer?
I think I'll place an elbow joint here.
Take that! twisted board.
DOCTOR! Will the hair from my arm work?
Hey, it may no longer work as a coffee table, but it will as a latrine. It's cool, no really, I'm cool.
Matt making the intimidating Fine Woodworking gang sign- "the c-clamp".
Now all I have to do is build the rest of the house around it.
What contact cement - I'm just resting
"Okay guys, who put the crazy glue on the counter top? Hello...I can hear you laughing! Guys? Guys?"
"Of course, if you find you're running out of time during a glue-up and and forgot to get your clamps ready in advance, you can always resort to one of my favorite shop tricks, I call it 'the elbow clamp'. Assume a standing pose like The Thinker, place your elbow on the work piece, bear down on your elbow, and hold that position for 30 minutes. You may find it useful to use your fingers to hold your chin up for the duration of the clamping time, or scratch your nose, adjust your glasses, the choices are endless."
Let's see, that's measure twice -- right?
Woodworker takes Rodin's "The Thinker" to a "hole" new level.
Welcome to another episode of FineWoodwor....ewww, stop the camera, I got an itch....
Let's see. Where was that hole to go?
And someday Grasshopper, your Kung-Fu will be strong enough for you to route with your elbow as well. Now try again!
Now, where did I put those two little studs?
If I smile they will not notes the hole.
Call me Studly Dudley.
I'm ready for my close-up now, Mr. DeMille
No studs required.
Maybe I should rethink this cabinet for my laptop...
It takes a stud!
"Hmmmm....no, not possible. Having been blessed at birth with such a high IQ, I could not possibly have misinterpreted the drawing detail on that arm rest to have cut it incorrectly. The illustrator made a mistake"
Now, what was it I was supposed to do with this board? Oh yeah, it wasn't this board - it was the piece I cut out. Now, what did I do with that piece?
Don't put anything in here but your elbow!
I'm sure this photo nut thinks I really know what I'm doing.
I work wood. Therefore I am.
Do you think my looks qualify me as woodworker ?
Mirror, Mirror on the wall; who is the Greatest woodworker of them all?
Perhaps this is a hole in to another demotion.
This Alice in the looking glass thing is really tricky
Is my muscle getting bigger?
Now that's a picture frame !
This special board allows me to place my elbow so that I can support my chin just so.....
am i a thinker or a doer or maybe i just think i'm a doer.
I’m starting to think there was a scaling error on that door latch strike plate drawing.
I DEFFINITELY need help here!
I'm really having second thoughts about the size of this sink.
Now where can I find a sink to fit?
Round peg in square hole....? Hmmmmm.......
It's incredibly hard to make sitting look "cool", ...when there's no stool.
This will make a really great mat for my portrait on the shop wall!
No! I didn't say "this stand needs a clamp." I said, "My hand has a cramp!"
Sup sweetheart... You come around here often?
My barber wasn't happy with this template. He told me to remake it with a ROUND hole...
I really getting into this cutting edge design thing, my wife is going to be so happy when she sees the new toilet seat Ive made..
super glue on the elbow and finger really sucks
Well, sure... it is lighter!
Why would you think I injured my left hand routing this hole?
I think I made that Dutchman too deep.
OH! You wanted this made of Hickory not Maple....
"Square vs. round, this will revolutionize the outhouse industry!"
All these fancy tools and i get asked to demo build a dolls house!
I REALLY like the height of this benchtop router table. I wonder who make the shortest router that I can pop in there???
j-roller? - elbow? - j-roller? - elbow? ELBOW!!!!!
Well yes, I am proud of my hole.
OK Guys the laminate is done. Uh can you bring me the acetone again?
Little problem with the elbow and knuckles!
A little elbow grease, lightly applied, provides the best finish.
Now for a round peg!
I should have measured twice for this kitchen sink........
What? Just scratching my knuckle. A 2-day growth does that really well.
Ok, I know this looks easy, but arm wrestling with the Invisible Man is serious business. First holding eye contact at all times is a must while maintaining the casual look of a superior opponent, as I'm demonstrating here. Then, when you see the sweat on his invisible forehead, drop your shoulder with relaxed confidence while you maneuver his elbow (also invisible) into the invisible hole in the table. It works every time, but takes lots of practice. Just like woodworking.
let us ponder the beauty of the router table cutout in all its simple beauty. The line, the arching corners, and the crisp lip to support the plate. Yes, I.. I mean, IT is grand!
Schu-u-ultz! I sink, zerefore I am!
Think, think, think...
I think I may have sharted.
This would have been so much easier if they had given me a stool to sit on. Man my elbow is tired.
I didn't make a mistake.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up. …All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up. …
Thinking to himself: If C. Schwarz can make goofy poses, why can't I. Maybe the chicks will see this as my sensitive side.
A round hole ? Your kidding, right ?
Now with a circular motion, we'll polish the surface using our elbows and a bit of spittle. This shouldn't take more that about 45 minutes.
I wonder if anyone will notice?
Going my way, Miss?
Okay, which one of you boy wonders put the super glue on the counter top? C'mon! a little help, please. No, I can not reach the razor blade in the cabinet. YOU TAKE ONE MORE PICTURE AND I'LL SHOVE THAT CAMERA ...
I'm thinking... "Man, I'm the BEST"
I wonder if I just cut that hole to the outside notch dimension, rather then the inside cutout dimension.
"I'm so pretty, I'm so pretty... whoops, I wasn't supposed to cut a hole in this panel. Oh well, I'm so pretty, I'm so pretty..."
I knew Asa would be disappointed if I came back from the hardware store without a 10 inch void so, Ahaaaa, I made my own!
Hopefully one of the girls from Popular Woodworking will ask me out to the prom.
"If only I'd have remembered to dry fit a clamp, I wouldn't have to stand here waiting for the glue to dry!"
"How youuuu doin?"
How dare you challange my skills,
I made this cutout using only a Card Scraper,
A hand made card scraper, fabricated from a drop of water and 5 nickles, BACK OFF
Now, where's that round plug.
Fish tacos yeah!!!
The Master himself in deep thoughts. There's a hole in this plate!
Anybody have a pancake router?
Dang- don't think my tenoning jig is big enough... where did I put that chainsaw???
I wish I could shave my chin as smooth as my head!
This board gives me a great idea... If I replace my kitchen sink with a router insert I can cook and do woodworking at the same time.
I'm not sure this router table is going to work as well as I thought it would.
Just a few visits at the hair club for men-
and no one will recognize me.
If I make a big frame my head won't look so big on the shot, right?
Get make-up in here. His forehead is glaring again.
"Hey there big boy....is that your zoom lens or are you just happy to see me?"
At first, the Japanese "nanjakore" miniature elbow smoothing plane feels slightly awkward to use, but with sufficient practice the results can be astounding.
The woodworker should pause on occasion to reflect upon the philosophical and spiritual implications of the router table.
"I'm ready for my head shot."
Hmmmm, now, where did I put the router?
The Thinker contemplates....."Is this board half empty or half full?".
The melamine surface also gives a fabulous up-lighting effect, like so.
Okay, back to Exercises For Woodworkers! Now, let’s do the chin lift, 20 repetitions, begin…
I route therefore I am.
Boy, this new router table sure will be a dandy! Now, where'd I put that insert.
Now, I did this last time, what did I do to get round it again...?
With his penchant for square joinery, we could call this an Asa-hole!
When you cut the hole you need to know what it's for.
Oh crap I wanted a round hole
Err, just remind me what I am making!
The client did want only one sink in this counter-top, right? Right?
Do you think my new beard compliments the shine on my noggin??
Hmmm... I guess if I sit here long enough I'll remember why I cut that hole in there.
Hmm, can I make a dual purpose Bar Sink/Router Table.
Don't just stand there with that silly camera. Get me some CA glue solvent - NOW!
This purpose made sink means my elbow will never be so dirty again.
Round head in a square hole ?
I was cutting some dovetails recently. Here are the tools that I use when I cut them with hand tools.
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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