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BOOK GIVEAWAY: 500 Tables (Updated with winner)

comments (517) May 6th, 2010 in blogs

MKenney Matthew Kenney, senior editor
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500 chances for inspiration. You might not like all of the tables, but you should find ideas to help push your design.
Write your own caption. If I think yours is the best, youll win a copy of 500 Tables (Lark Books, 2009).
500 chances for inspiration. You might not like all of the tables, but you should find ideas to help push your design. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

500 chances for inspiration. You might not like all of the tables, but you should find ideas to help push your design.

Photo: Courtesy of Lark Books

UPDATE: I can't believe that so many people wrote a caption for the this photo. Truly impressive. Well, here's the one I liked best and the winner of the contest. It made me laugh. From "woodzealot:" Last person in the shop each day must, must, must remember to plug in the Paolini before leaving so it's fully charged the next day.

Thanks to everyone who wrote something. Since this was such a big hit, I'll dig up another photograph and we can give a go again soon. - Matt

 


 

Here's how to win a copy 500 Tables (Lark Books, 2009). Write a caption for the picture below. It's a photograph that I took of Gregory Paolini recently. Your caption can be humerous or serious, but keep it nice. Greg graciously agreed to let me use this photo and I don't want him to regret that decision. (Note: If you are mean, I'll delete your post.)

Write your caption in the comments section below. The deadline is Friday, May 14 at 5:00 pm (Eastern). I'll pick the one I like best and send the book to the winning author. I'll make the announcement on Monday, May 17. Good luck! (Note: I've extended the deadline.)

 

Greg Paolini modeling with router

A note about safety: The router was not on at the time I took this picture. It wasn't even plugged in. Greg was simply modeling for a moment while I was getting everything ready to begin shooting for real. That's why he isn't wearing any safety items (glasses and hearing protection), and why he isn't looking at the router.

More on router jigs & tricks:

Five Essential Router-Table Jigs in Action
• Rock-Solid Router Table 
 Routing with a Template 
 


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Comments (517)

baebel baebel writes: That was some vacation we just returned from. Can't wait til next year when we can do it all over again.
Posted: 10:23 am on May 7th

kgeorge kgeorge writes: "One of these days I'm going to come on the set, the taping will start, and the tools that I use WILL be plugged-in to the wall socket!"
Posted: 1:35 pm on June 8th

Windwoodtrader Windwoodtrader writes: Yeah! That's it! I'll get me one of those CNC router machines and be able to build stuff in a half hour just like that Yankee guy on TV!
Posted: 6:20 pm on May 22nd

netartsdave netartsdave writes: "And after dinner, I think I will take her to that new night spot that just opened; she will really like that. Then after that, oh man, she is so beautiful, I am so lucky. . ."
Posted: 2:51 pm on May 22nd

alamaral alamaral writes: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...
Greg hasn't gotten much work done since he took that on-line course in how to sleep standing up with your eyes open...
Posted: 6:08 pm on May 17th

michael2160 michael2160 writes: If you are going to smoke, don't do it in the shop.

"I would hardly classify what I just smoked as Marijuana" Walter's Weekly Wisdom (Fringe)
Posted: 1:58 pm on May 17th

ShawnG ShawnG writes: Channeling Ty Webb (Caddy Shack) Greg thinks to himself "Just be the router, be the router, be the router. You're not being the router Greg."
Posted: 12:21 pm on May 17th

slowman slowman writes: I just saw this, and was amazed that no on thought about
"Kind of Blue (and groovy...)"
no one listens to jazz while woodworking any more?
with greg's expression it sort of jumped to my head...
the winning caption is a bit too long and also somewhat mocking. I prefer gentler and more concise humor. but thats just me. any way, great idea, and hope there will be more.
Posted: 9:34 am on May 17th

trashpicker trashpicker writes: "Earth to GREG...Earth to GREG...Honey, what are you makin' me?"
Posted: 9:03 am on May 17th

agenttwitch agenttwitch writes: A conversation between two woodworkers marveling at this photo at the Fine Woodworking Gallery in Ridgefield, Connecticut:

Woodworker One: "I think that this piece really captures the true essence of Paolini! Look at the lighting, the use of line, the plaid shirt! Truly Baroque!"

Woodworker Two: "Yes yes, but what does it mean?! Art without meaning is decoration. Illustration. Point and shoot photography at best!...Form over function. Craft...."

Woodworker One: "You know, you really are a critic."

Posted: 7:19 am on May 17th

ebulakowski ebulakowski writes: Having mastered the half blind dovetail, Gregory attempts to pioneer the no-look mortise. A suspect idea at best.
Posted: 12:40 am on May 17th

artwkrp artwkrp writes: (watching T.V. to New Yankee workshop) "And most the most important saftey rule is to wear these... Safety Glasses"
Posted: 12:38 am on May 17th

THammack THammack writes: Hang on for dear life!
Posted: 11:11 pm on May 16th

Handschuhschreiner Handschuhschreiner writes: Longing for the right feeling.
Posted: 7:49 pm on May 16th

thompk4 thompk4 writes: "Who says blind people can't ride a motorcycle?"
Posted: 7:25 pm on May 16th

mrfixitnow mrfixitnow writes: It's all in the details. Safety is the most important detail of all.
Posted: 10:22 pm on May 15th

joetatoo joetatoo writes: I wish I could do this forever
Posted: 6:17 pm on May 15th

engleduck engleduck writes: So this is how those signs for the blind are made!
Posted: 5:04 pm on May 15th

manka manka writes: If you like how that router works now, you should try it with that little power button turned to "on"!
Posted: 1:10 pm on May 15th

marking marking writes: Daydreaming and routing don't mix!!! Don't do it!
Posted: 11:31 am on May 15th

Henning Henning writes: At the end of the day the village carpenter shuts off his beloved new router and if you listen very carefully you can hear him hum: "Forever young, I wanna be forever young..."
Posted: 6:47 pm on May 14th

GaryM GaryM writes: Why, oh why won't Oprah wear stripes?
Posted: 6:16 pm on May 14th

GaryM GaryM writes: Is that my hairpiece laying in the contact cement?
Posted: 6:05 pm on May 14th

GaryM GaryM writes: I wonder if the shop dog would like his head shaved, too ?
Posted: 5:41 pm on May 14th

JohnPT JohnPT writes: If only ............I had a router that worked.
Posted: 4:43 pm on May 14th

oldinstructor oldinstructor writes: 'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Posted: 2:43 pm on May 14th

scrollsawvideo scrollsawvideo writes: My project is overdue,
my wood is cracking too.
Boss says it has to go out,
all I can do is shout.
All of this noise from the router
wondering which tool could be louder.
Pockets are full of wood chips,
makin' my pants fall from my hips.
I'm waiting for the day to end
so I can go home to my shop and do it all over again.

Posted: 2:36 pm on May 14th

scrollsawvideo scrollsawvideo writes: Houston...We have a problem.
Posted: 2:21 pm on May 14th

scrollsawvideo scrollsawvideo writes: Put one foot in front of the other.....
Posted: 2:20 pm on May 14th

scrollsawvideo scrollsawvideo writes: Honestly, the blade on my plane will shave hair.
Posted: 2:19 pm on May 14th

scrollsawvideo scrollsawvideo writes: I am 'SPARTACUS'
Posted: 2:18 pm on May 14th

scrollsawvideo scrollsawvideo writes: Did I forget to lower the seat again?
Posted: 2:17 pm on May 14th

scrollsawvideo scrollsawvideo writes: This doesn't look like grandpas lathe.
Posted: 2:16 pm on May 14th

pmichelsen pmichelsen writes: "Did I remember to lock my car"
Posted: 12:33 pm on May 14th

tbonetom tbonetom writes: ... and the vibration of this bad boy stimulates hair growth!
Posted: 11:44 am on May 14th

Hondro Hondro writes: Man, it's hard to get much done when the power is out!
Posted: 11:27 am on May 14th

3frog 3frog writes: Sometimes it's just best for everyone in the shop if you take a day off...for safety sakes.
Posted: 10:59 am on May 14th

3frog 3frog writes: Now that you have all read your manual, Can you identify all the things that I am doing wrong in this picture?
Posted: 10:57 am on May 14th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: I'll bet if I had a hammer I could get this thing to turn on.
Posted: 8:45 am on May 14th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: Let's see, if I put a C note on Shoulda Saw it Coming in the 5th I could buy some goggles and hearing protection AND a dedicated mortising tool.
Posted: 8:43 am on May 14th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: Of course I've THOUGHT about safety, why?
Posted: 8:41 am on May 14th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: Yes dear, alright dear, whatever you say dear, just point me in the right direction honey, I'm sure I was wrong and you are right, you are always smarter than me...
Posted: 8:37 am on May 14th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: Why yes Matt, I could use a cup of coffee.
Posted: 8:35 am on May 14th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: Hmmm, if I was the subject of a photocaption contest...
Posted: 8:34 am on May 14th

Gkerns Gkerns writes: AH!...What a life I have.
Posted: 6:50 am on May 14th

luckyjudd luckyjudd writes: Look Gippetto! I'm a real boy. Now I'm going to make you a wife!
Posted: 2:42 am on May 14th

dandegennaro dandegennaro writes:

Norm's new most important safety rule: When screaming down the backstretcher at 20,000 r.p.m., always wear a safety helmet.
Posted: 12:53 am on May 14th

Jim_H Jim_H writes: "With my two hands on my router, I'm well on my way to the joy of creation!"
Posted: 12:33 am on May 14th

lbieber lbieber writes: I am a wood machinist not a woodworker.
Posted: 12:28 am on May 14th

bmyyou bmyyou writes: Countless hours spent training for action shots, and HE wants a statue pose!
Posted: 12:20 am on May 14th

bmyyou bmyyou writes: Just a few more minutes of faux routing, then I can REALLY cut some wood
Posted: 12:13 am on May 14th

woodworkerscott woodworkerscott writes: Who says blind men can't be woodworkers!
Posted: 11:47 pm on May 13th

paulie9026 paulie9026 writes: "oh I wish I was a CNC router table, that is what I'd really like to be, cause if I were a CNC router table, I'd be done and you wouldn't be seeing me". (to the oscar myer tune)
Posted: 11:46 pm on May 13th

woodworkerscott woodworkerscott writes: I really need to take the T.V. out of the shop!
Posted: 11:41 pm on May 13th

Jimrod Jimrod writes: Wow... this Bosch performed much better in the grooming test than the Hitachi. I look as smooth as a baby's behind!
Posted: 11:20 pm on May 13th

DDG DDG writes: "It says here, before using this tool; become familiar with the manual."

"This week's quiz; list and explain what three things this woodworker is doing wrong."
Posted: 10:44 pm on May 13th

johnpb121 johnpb121 writes: If it were only a Harley! Ahhh, the open road.
Posted: 8:45 pm on May 13th

Decibel55 Decibel55 writes: Think before you route!
Posted: 8:03 pm on May 13th

fosburn fosburn writes: Whoa!! What's wrong with this picture?
Posted: 5:59 pm on May 13th

Metsch Metsch writes: About to take the plunge.
Posted: 5:34 pm on May 13th

agenttwitch agenttwitch writes: Not Your Ordinary Router.

We're passionate about preventing router accidents.
That’s why RouteStop® routers are equipped with a safety
system to stop the machine from ever turning on if it detects lack of hearing and / or eye protection.

From the innovators at SawStop®.
Posted: 3:51 pm on May 13th

CaptKate CaptKate writes: "He said he'd give me a book if I just stood here..."
Posted: 3:43 pm on May 13th

JohnRyan JohnRyan writes: Satisfied that "Greg" the man-robot had done yet another good days work, Tina flipped the switch on the back of his neck to shut him off for the night.
Posted: 3:12 pm on May 13th

heharlin heharlin writes: Daydreaming router.
Posted: 2:39 pm on May 13th

Beeftone Beeftone writes: "I wonder if Norm ever gets lonely."
Posted: 2:28 pm on May 13th

ronaloha ronaloha writes: Hmmm....I wonder if I should have designed the piece before I started building it?
Posted: 2:03 pm on May 13th

Beeftone Beeftone writes: "Ho hum. Another day, another mortise."
Posted: 1:37 pm on May 13th

Beeftone Beeftone writes: "...and remember, have fun with it."
Posted: 1:36 pm on May 13th

Dwayne Dwayne writes: Here Greg demonstrates how the router is held on the jig. Once he fine tunes the depth he will place the jig on his head and wisk away any unwanted hair. Depth adjustment is critical so take care with this step.
Posted: 1:29 pm on May 13th

thonet thonet writes: "I Could'a Been a Contender"
Posted: 1:05 pm on May 13th

thonet thonet writes: Steady Hands and Steady Gaze is 2 out of 3
Posted: 1:03 pm on May 13th

thonet thonet writes: Steady Hands and Steady Gaze is Not Enough
Posted: 12:58 pm on May 13th

juanito juanito writes: "If only I had a nickel for every mortise I've routed."
Posted: 12:29 pm on May 13th

Lance_Turner Lance_Turner writes: Let's see, my jig set up looks good, my router seems to be balanced and oh, my shirt sleeves are rolled up. But you know before I actually start cutting I better put on my safety glasses and ear protection. Now, that's the ticket!
Posted: 12:04 pm on May 13th

LorneBehnke LorneBehnke writes: Thanks for the cool present Gramma, to bad I'm off grid!
Posted: 11:38 am on May 13th

53511Volunteer 53511Volunteer writes: My life has sooo improved since my computer guy told me I needed a new router.
Posted: 11:37 am on May 13th

TomHuntley TomHuntley writes: I used to play accordion, and everyone within listening distance would immediately look for ear and eye protection. Making music with my router has turned out to be far more rewarding for me AND my audience! Now, as soon as I find my glasses and earplugs, I’ll start making music once again.
Posted: 10:51 am on May 13th

TomHuntley TomHuntley writes: I used to play accordion, and everyone within listening distance would immediately look for ear and eye protection. Making music with my router has turned out to be far more rewarding for me AND my audience! Now, as soon as I find my glasses and earplugs, I’ll start making music once again.
Posted: 10:49 am on May 13th

TexasTed TexasTed writes: Let's see. Does this thing go right or left?
Posted: 10:28 am on May 13th

LovellLogman LovellLogman writes: How That Dreamy Project Can Become Your Nightmare
Posted: 10:07 am on May 13th

AlanMonty AlanMonty writes: Mmmm...bacon
Posted: 9:21 am on May 13th

JYA JYA writes: OK, I'm holding it, now what do I do?
Posted: 8:44 am on May 13th

ronberneburg ronberneburg writes: 500 hundred tables ! I am still on this one. How many years will it take ?
Posted: 7:50 am on May 13th

ronberneburg ronberneburg writes: I wish, I was as sharp as this router bit !
Posted: 7:46 am on May 13th

ronberneburg ronberneburg writes: It`s so easy with a good multi speed router
Posted: 7:44 am on May 13th

DrDaryn DrDaryn writes: I'm not sure, do I want fries with that?
Posted: 3:14 am on May 13th

artpolrd artpolrd writes: You know this is the only tool you can make 25,000
mistakes a minute.
Posted: 2:38 am on May 13th

bbm bbm writes: Some woodworkers say they study the wood and let it tell them what piece will come from it. I prefer to let my router do the talking.
Posted: 12:22 am on May 13th

SelenaW SelenaW writes: Dad was right - I should have studied harder and gone to college.
Posted: 12:20 am on May 13th

Barnhouse Barnhouse writes: I am one with the router....
Posted: 12:18 am on May 13th

Woodbuilt Woodbuilt writes: Hum?? Did I remember to unplug the curling iron this morning?
Posted: 11:53 pm on May 12th

grindog grindog writes: hmmm....I wonder what Norm is up to these days,,,
Posted: 11:25 pm on May 12th

BWINCH BWINCH writes: BEAM ME UP SCOTTY, I'M COMING HOME
Posted: 11:03 pm on May 12th

7SpokeDesign 7SpokeDesign writes: (Wow, I should really crack a window when I clean the brushes.)
Posted: 10:57 pm on May 12th

Repton Repton writes: Tell me the truth, do you think this router makes me look fat?
Posted: 10:48 pm on May 12th

wolff5den wolff5den writes: I Just know momma"s gonna love this,she"ll be so proud of me
Posted: 10:48 pm on May 12th

knot_hole_nut knot_hole_nut writes: AHHHHHH! Just like driving my Maserati....OH, Where was I!
Posted: 10:43 pm on May 12th

rontu rontu writes: simon says-
Posted: 10:33 pm on May 12th

kareardo kareardo writes: And to think I built this shop without a coffee pot.
Posted: 10:15 pm on May 12th

FatherIsaac FatherIsaac writes: I wonder if they have woodworking in Heaven...

or

Live, love, and woodworking--what more could you ask for?
Posted: 10:09 pm on May 12th

weekendhandyman weekendhandyman writes: "I can't beleive I shaved my head for this! Are we done yet?"
Posted: 10:07 pm on May 12th

billy2shirts billy2shirts writes: And so it begins.
Posted: 10:07 pm on May 12th

stumps stumps writes: Take number 53, my gums are getting dry from smiling.
Posted: 10:03 pm on May 12th

threedogs threedogs writes: Routered out.
Posted: 9:57 pm on May 12th

pathman98 pathman98 writes: now did she really say it was ok ?
Posted: 9:54 pm on May 12th

tveling tveling writes: A woodworking moment... Did I forget something?
Posted: 9:49 pm on May 12th

stumps stumps writes: Revs up, shift third to fourth (smooth); lean right, inside corner (wow) what a great day for a ride!
Posted: 9:49 pm on May 12th

K_man K_man writes: Awww Connie, I miss you. Why did you make me choose???
Posted: 9:09 pm on May 12th

CHITTWOOD CHITTWOOD writes: Even with all the finest toys, sometimes it's still just work.
Posted: 9:04 pm on May 12th

trashpicker trashpicker writes: "OOOOH, This baby feels Gooooooood!!"
Posted: 9:04 pm on May 12th

CHITTWOOD CHITTWOOD writes: Even with the best toys, sometimes it's still work!
Posted: 9:02 pm on May 12th

trashpicker trashpicker writes: "THE THINKER" "Posing for a new version of that famous statue "THE THINKER" "I still can't believe they terminated "The New Yankee Workshop"...
Posted: 9:02 pm on May 12th

Tenemos Tenemos writes: If This Was A Woman, I'd Marry Her.
Posted: 8:53 pm on May 12th

GenMan GenMan writes: This new feature is great - AUTOPILOT!










Posted: 8:42 pm on May 12th

OLD_SALT OLD_SALT writes: Say Watt ?
Posted: 8:40 pm on May 12th

joanitis joanitis writes: Um...Hello ? ! ?




THIS PHOTO COULD BE A FUTURE CONTEST, " WHATS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?"
Posted: 8:38 pm on May 12th

junderw5 junderw5 writes: Router Tricks: Shaving Your Head Without Nicks
Posted: 8:21 pm on May 12th

junderw5 junderw5 writes: Routing Made Easy by Turning It On
Posted: 8:19 pm on May 12th

BytesByGW BytesByGW writes: Only 427 more pieces to go.
Posted: 8:18 pm on May 12th

junderw5 junderw5 writes: How To Plug In Your Router
Posted: 8:18 pm on May 12th

junderw5 junderw5 writes: Reading, Routing and Rithmatic
Posted: 8:15 pm on May 12th

junderw5 junderw5 writes: The Route To Good Routing
Posted: 8:13 pm on May 12th

junderw5 junderw5 writes: Gentlemen, Start Your Router
Posted: 8:11 pm on May 12th

strat91 strat91 writes: I knew I should have been an Astronaut....
Posted: 8:10 pm on May 12th

junderw5 junderw5 writes: Ready, Aim, Rout!
Posted: 8:10 pm on May 12th

jamesr41 jamesr41 writes: Who IS buried in Grant's tomb?
Posted: 8:02 pm on May 12th

rondeal rondeal writes: I'd Rather Be Flying
Posted: 7:41 pm on May 12th

perryjr84 perryjr84 writes: Can the cameraman smell that? If so I'll just blame the dog again.
Posted: 7:36 pm on May 12th

perryjr84 perryjr84 writes: I should have never quit my day job.
Posted: 7:29 pm on May 12th

troutbrookpro troutbrookpro writes: This router feels just like im grabbing on to the steering wheel of my F1 race car
Posted: 7:19 pm on May 12th

MacGregorWoodWorks MacGregorWoodWorks writes: "I know what your thinking...did I route 8 mortises or only 7? Well, being this is the Bosch 3 1/4 magnum you have to ask yourself....huh, oh yeah. You begin by aligning the router with the edge....
Posted: 7:09 pm on May 12th

Moontoad Moontoad writes: "I wonder how big a martini I could stir with this ..."
Posted: 7:05 pm on May 12th

agphar agphar writes: Boy, I could use a cold beer. Maybe after I finish this last table leg.
Posted: 6:54 pm on May 12th

PRSVRNC PRSVRNC writes: Day Dream'n in the workshop
Posted: 6:44 pm on May 12th

PRSVRNC PRSVRNC writes: Day Dream'n in the Workshop
Posted: 6:43 pm on May 12th

Maximoe Maximoe writes: I wonder if he really likes bald guys?
Posted: 6:27 pm on May 12th

swenson swenson writes: Safety Note: First remove loose necktie and hair...
Posted: 6:25 pm on May 12th

Croakermea Croakermea writes: Ok, did she say square peg or round peg?
Posted: 6:22 pm on May 12th

makadu makadu writes: Ho Hum, I've had better shaves with a block plane!!
Posted: 6:22 pm on May 12th

Blayne_Overman Blayne_Overman writes: "Ah.... Deja Vu all over again......
Posted: 6:13 pm on May 12th

Blayne_Overman Blayne_Overman writes: 500 Tables on the wall... 500 Tables on the wall... Take one down pass it around.... 499 Tables on the wall.......
Posted: 6:11 pm on May 12th

GeorgeUlrick GeorgeUlrick writes: This router is so simple to use that even a blind, deaf person can use it without any problems.
Posted: 6:08 pm on May 12th

HLC HLC writes: They think I'm busy, I'm holding my tool, all is well, ahhhh.
Posted: 6:05 pm on May 12th

Strangelove Strangelove writes: I can tell by looking in his eyes that he's been smoking those funny cigarettes......
Posted: 6:03 pm on May 12th

Jim1300 Jim1300 writes: "(Dreamily) Now I think I'll lock in another smooth cut on my router."
Posted: 5:57 pm on May 12th

b_houf b_houf writes: As pictured, Gregory Paolini prefers to take somewhat of a "Zen" approach to routing. He pictures his power animal (a woodchuck), clears his mind of all other items on his "honey do list", and then flips the switch.
Posted: 5:56 pm on May 12th

tboat tboat writes: Waiting for power to be restored to my shop. I guess I should have invested in a good set of chisels.
Posted: 5:43 pm on May 12th

scottaye scottaye writes: Safety: It's not just a dream.
Posted: 5:42 pm on May 12th

scottaye scottaye writes: Mark McGwire: Life after Steroids
Posted: 5:41 pm on May 12th

pjmelanson pjmelanson writes: "lost in Space, Warning Will Robinson" that what i see.

peter
Posted: 5:33 pm on May 12th

_R_L_ _R_L_ writes: ...first watch the demo DVD -THEN- practice routing.
Posted: 5:17 pm on May 12th

JimKirkwood JimKirkwood writes: You think losing all your hair is bad? Try routing without looking! Safety first!
Posted: 5:16 pm on May 12th

Ron_C Ron_C writes: "As a first step in contemplating a router purchase, this experienced and safety-conscious craftsman simply considers how the tool feels in his hands before plugging it in and proceeding with any test cuts."
Posted: 5:09 pm on May 12th

BillyWon1 BillyWon1 writes: Honey are you kidding? On the Right Route! This puppy has a built in GPS. It Practically runs itself!
Posted: 5:08 pm on May 12th

Texastwhit Texastwhit writes: And I could be reading my latest issue of Fine Woodworking right now...
Posted: 5:06 pm on May 12th

billba1 billba1 writes: Please use both hands while day dreaming...Safety first!
Posted: 4:57 pm on May 12th

alamaral alamaral writes: After three days of broken air conditioning, the afternoon heat at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum begins to melt the neck of the newly installed figure of famous woodworker Gregory Paolini.
Posted: 4:50 pm on May 12th

HTHSSNTHTSHT HTHSSNTHTSHT writes: Do you dream of better Router Accessories? TL Rowland
Posted: 4:48 pm on May 12th

patrkclear patrkclear writes: Sorry, honey, when I said "Sweet little rabbet, I didn't mean we were getting a pet"
Posted: 4:40 pm on May 12th

kevmc_Samm kevmc_Samm writes: now, do I route left to right or right to left?
Posted: 4:38 pm on May 12th

medfloat medfloat writes: Will you hurry up I gotta go so bad my eyes are floatin'
Posted: 4:32 pm on May 12th

rubbaduck rubbaduck writes: I wonder what Norm is doing right now?
Posted: 4:30 pm on May 12th

Grandpa_Harry Grandpa_Harry writes: Remembering the first time his granddad let him use his good block plane, the smell of wood shavings on the shop floor and the pride in using quality tools. Granddad gave him a life long love of woodworking.
Posted: 4:30 pm on May 12th

BooBooFriend BooBooFriend writes: After mistakingly gluing his hands to the router, Gregory Paolini contemplates what else could go wrong.
Posted: 4:27 pm on May 12th

rnv rnv writes: it would be nice if the double expresso would kick in....
Posted: 4:26 pm on May 12th

Commuter23 Commuter23 writes: "Gregory did you pick up the eggs and milk" or "Who turned the power off"
Posted: 3:53 pm on May 12th

JackFrost JackFrost writes: "When your as good as I am, you don't have to watch what you are doing."
Posted: 3:53 pm on May 12th

ritaannette ritaannette writes: I can just see it now. Already finished. How great it will look in my room!!
Posted: 3:52 pm on May 12th

bb63 bb63 writes: "Yes, Grasshopper, with Kung Fu and utmost concentration you can cut straight free hand dadoes without looking."
Posted: 3:40 pm on May 12th

wrightvedder wrightvedder writes: I don't believe I grabbed the Crazy Glue instead of the bearing lube !!!
Posted: 3:35 pm on May 12th

tjtyrrellz tjtyrrellz writes: Jeez, this is really boring. I don't think this is how it's done.
Posted: 3:34 pm on May 12th

Holry7778 Holry7778 writes: It is easy, while in the workshop, to let your mind wonder and start day dreaming about the next great tool you‘ll purchase or that great project you have been trying to wrap you head around. It is a good thing Greg is just doing some tool setup. Earth to Greg? Greg!? Over here, Greg. Float back down to the shop and let’s get back to business.
Posted: 3:29 pm on May 12th

wrightvedder wrightvedder writes: I don't believe I grabbed the Crazy Glue instead of the bearing lube !!!
Posted: 3:25 pm on May 12th

ving ving writes: You want WHAT for your birthday!!!??
Posted: 2:43 pm on May 12th

ving ving writes: Awww no kitty kat, it wasn't that loud.
Posted: 2:40 pm on May 12th

spainter spainter writes: Having bought a Bosch plunge router and assorted bit set for his wife's birthday, Greg (pictured) has been sleeping on the couch for the past three weeks. At least he has his router to keep him company.
Posted: 2:34 pm on May 12th

dbshumway dbshumway writes: Hmm, why didn't Marshall Dillon ever spend the night with Miss Kitty???
Posted: 2:33 pm on May 12th

dbshumway dbshumway writes: I wonder when the producers of The New Yankee Workshop are going to call?
Posted: 2:28 pm on May 12th

jftheleeco jftheleeco writes: they are paying me how much?? all right!!!!!
Posted: 2:27 pm on May 12th

jftheleeco jftheleeco writes: Why hasn't mickey proposed to minnie yet???
Posted: 2:26 pm on May 12th

dbshumway dbshumway writes: I wonder if this is how Norm Abrams got his big break?
Posted: 2:26 pm on May 12th

jftheleeco jftheleeco writes: Did I leave the oven on? oh well....
Posted: 2:25 pm on May 12th

MikeSweet MikeSweet writes: What would Norm do in this situation......
Posted: 2:24 pm on May 12th

jftheleeco jftheleeco writes: Does this apron make me look fat??
Posted: 2:24 pm on May 12th

dbshumway dbshumway writes: Little Joe, your entry for the caption IS quite visible, several times.
Posted: 2:20 pm on May 12th

dbshumway dbshumway writes: IIII'm too sexy for this router, too sexy for this router, No need to be a doubter!!
Posted: 2:16 pm on May 12th

MKenney MKenney writes: Holy distracted woodworker Batman! I never expected this many people to take their shot at writing a caption. It's great. Make offerings to the muse and keep them coming.
Posted: 2:13 pm on May 12th

Little_Joe Little_Joe writes: "It's better to have a Dry run Now than a Wet run Later."

Posted: 2:11 pm on May 12th

dbshumway dbshumway writes: I can't believe I agreed to this.
Posted: 2:09 pm on May 12th

fjfrye fjfrye writes: Let's see, labor plus material, am I actually making anything on this thing?
Posted: 2:08 pm on May 12th

dbshumway dbshumway writes: Did I pay the electric bill?
Posted: 2:06 pm on May 12th

dbshumway dbshumway writes: MMMMMMMM, Pie!
Posted: 2:04 pm on May 12th

lashing lashing writes: To save a few bucks Greg didnt renew his Fine Woodworking subscription ... and makes last years projects all over again.
Posted: 2:03 pm on May 12th

captained captained writes: Umm, I could have an astronaut.... will power tools work up there?
Posted: 2:03 pm on May 12th

bogonhill bogonhill writes: "I really should be cutting these by hand but..."
Posted: 1:56 pm on May 12th

MacGregorWoodWorks MacGregorWoodWorks writes: "Maybe my mom was right - I should've gone to law school."
Posted: 1:56 pm on May 12th

nailhead49 nailhead49 writes: Damn, it's not plug in.
Posted: 1:43 pm on May 12th

Sportique Sportique writes: Warp factor 3 Mr Zulu
Posted: 1:42 pm on May 12th

nailhead49 nailhead49 writes: Take the damn picture!
Posted: 1:41 pm on May 12th

jim4111 jim4111 writes: Now, what was I making?
Posted: 1:37 pm on May 12th

davcefai davcefai writes: Ah the good old days when I could do this with a router plane.
Posted: 1:19 pm on May 12th

Brodog Brodog writes: Clear the mechanism, Focus, focus ...
Posted: 1:18 pm on May 12th

BCwoodshaver BCwoodshaver writes: 'Sigh'.... another day, another mortise. Cancun, here I come.
Posted: 1:17 pm on May 12th

Brodog Brodog writes: I'm too sexy for this router...
Posted: 1:17 pm on May 12th

Brodog Brodog writes: A moment of zen.
Posted: 1:17 pm on May 12th

HerrBrush HerrBrush writes: "Dyslexics, UNTIE !!!
Posted: 1:16 pm on May 12th

bbrozo bbrozo writes: Slip slidin' away
Slip slidin' away
You know the nearer to completion
The more you're slip slidin' away

Posted: 1:15 pm on May 12th

jdoyle53 jdoyle53 writes: Caption: 'The dry-run feels about right.'

Comment: I would vote for one of these: Omri, Quinn020, P_Courtean, Henning, edcomfort.
Posted: 1:14 pm on May 12th

Borrego Borrego writes: Greg's mind drifts off as he prepares to rout, "Have router will travel reads the card of a man. A knight without armor in a savage land. Paolini, Paolini, where do you roam, Paolini, Paolini, far far from home." Man, I should've been a cowboy!
Posted: 1:13 pm on May 12th

3pinner 3pinner writes: You mean I spent $3200.00 and a 6 week boot camp to get my CCNA certification and I end up with a router like THIS???
Posted: 1:09 pm on May 12th

Jiggler Jiggler writes: Serious Router Business - Giggles cause Jiggles
Posted: 1:07 pm on May 12th

Eric4 Eric4 writes: As Greg sighs, thinking he finally has some quiet time alone in his shop, he fails to see the irony as he triggers the screaming 95db router without hearing protection, the equivalent of a speeding express train running through the shop.
Posted: 1:00 pm on May 12th

ascara ascara writes: Let's see... yesterday I had the chicken parm... boy was that good.. today maybe.. wings.. no pizza.. or maybe steak and cheese...hmmm...
Posted: 12:58 pm on May 12th

TennisGuy2 TennisGuy2 writes: "Why real men love their routers!"
Posted: 12:55 pm on May 12th

djwoodworker djwoodworker writes: "It Began with an Idea"
Posted: 12:54 pm on May 12th

ricswood ricswood writes: "Geez, I really should be in church!"
Posted: 12:52 pm on May 12th

bruceb bruceb writes: Just before the accident, Greg, who is hard of hearing, thought he had turned the router off.
Posted: 12:51 pm on May 12th

agarelis agarelis writes: A route to 500 tables
Posted: 12:45 pm on May 12th

methods methods writes: I miss Norm and the New Yankee Workshop,...
Posted: 12:40 pm on May 12th

steve3624 steve3624 writes: I don't get it, she says I don't spend enough time with her. What does she want I am with her all day long, she is in the house right now.
Posted: 12:37 pm on May 12th

Guy H Guy H writes: Without eye, hearing, or respiratory protection the long arm of the woodworker demonstrates wobbly router performing plunge and splinter through hardwood.
Posted: 12:30 pm on May 12th

Omri Omri writes: Beauty and the Beast...
Posted: 12:22 pm on May 12th

junsie junsie writes: What was my agent thinking..router modeling? I should be on the catwalk...yeah, on the catwalk.
Posted: 12:22 pm on May 12th

philbob22 philbob22 writes: Well, there goes the smoke detector again...time to change the bit !
Posted: 12:20 pm on May 12th

rmerrill rmerrill writes: Does this router make my head look big?
Posted: 12:12 pm on May 12th

leznarf leznarf writes: I think she really does dig me, and it is so hard to find women who like hair-challenged men...maybe I should call her again
Posted: 12:03 pm on May 12th

SNDZWM SNDZWM writes: I know what you're thinking, "he doesn't even know what he is doing." You're right I'm a professional model, I don't even know what I'm holding or why I'm standing in some old guy's garage. What I do know is I smell like lavender and I look really good right now (my left side always photographs better).
Posted: 12:02 pm on May 12th

Kirk26 Kirk26 writes: Dreaming of the perfect router station...
Posted: 11:53 am on May 12th

kingwah kingwah writes: "Sightless Woodworker Tests New Blind Dovetail Router"
Posted: 11:52 am on May 12th

garystiller01 garystiller01 writes: "The One That Got Away - Daydream Believer!!!"
Posted: 11:51 am on May 12th

Aplantfan Aplantfan writes: Hmmm, this is the precise moment, when it's still perfect... lemme' just enjoy it...
Posted: 11:46 am on May 12th

Turning2 Turning2 writes: "I had a dream"
Posted: 11:46 am on May 12th

CA_Woodworker CA_Woodworker writes: Why doesn't my cake batter look like Julia Child's? Oh wait, I am not in the kitchen...
Posted: 11:46 am on May 12th

trm1945 trm1945 writes: "What would be a good caption for this? I wonder. I wonder, I wonder."
Posted: 11:45 am on May 12th

redavalanche redavalanche writes: I've got the feeling...
Posted: 11:44 am on May 12th

Andruid Andruid writes: What's wrong with this picture? Can you find at least 5 safety issues here?
Posted: 11:43 am on May 12th

countryparson countryparson writes: Another cup of coffee!
Posted: 11:39 am on May 12th

Shillingsrw Shillingsrw writes: OMG! Is that my marking gauge under there?! I've been looking for that all morning!
Posted: 11:35 am on May 12th

kenerv1 kenerv1 writes: OK..router is out of table facing down; so the upcut bit cuts dow- no up; and I cut clockwise in an inside rout..or is it countercl....
Posted: 11:33 am on May 12th

Mikey_Tucson Mikey_Tucson writes: Safety glasses? we don't need no stinkin' safety glasses
Posted: 11:32 am on May 12th

JohnRyan JohnRyan writes: Secretly having moved the spare television into his man-cave, Greg takes a routing time-out to admire the strength and beauty of Tad and Brittany's "pas de deux" on So You Think You Can Dance.
Posted: 11:30 am on May 12th

JackCaptain JackCaptain writes: Great game pad...I wish I had a screen for it
Posted: 11:27 am on May 12th

HickoryKnut HickoryKnut writes: Dreaming your router away (caption for contest)
Posted: 11:27 am on May 12th

quinn020 quinn020 writes: Ahhhh, it just doesn't get any better than this!
Posted: 11:23 am on May 12th

MrPhil MrPhil writes: "It is important to read and understand the instructions BEFORE operating your equipment rather than AS you do so."
Posted: 11:22 am on May 12th

JohnRyan JohnRyan writes: One dayyyy ovvvvver the rainbow...way up highhhhh...
Posted: 11:21 am on May 12th

alamaral alamaral writes: ...and Greg downshifts with his left thumb as he eases his racecar into that easy right-hand turn off of the back straight...
Posted: 11:20 am on May 12th

Hangsloose Hangsloose writes: Now, where does this plug into the network???
Posted: 11:14 am on May 12th

kevinfodor kevinfodor writes: I would rather be reading Fine Woodworking
Posted: 11:13 am on May 12th

ChucklesK ChucklesK writes: Let's see. Milk, eggs, butter, shampoo. What was the fifth thing she wanted me to pick up on my way home?
Posted: 11:12 am on May 12th

PeteMoss PeteMoss writes: Shaa nah nah naah....be the mortise, be the mortise.
Posted: 11:08 am on May 12th

PappaB PappaB writes: What would Norm do???
Posted: 11:04 am on May 12th

mwl1716 mwl1716 writes: Keep the FOCUS
Posted: 11:01 am on May 12th

Oregonsmith Oregonsmith writes: WOW! This new jig idea from FWW is realy great, but if I just changed.....
Posted: 11:01 am on May 12th

Tim1856 Tim1856 writes: Boy,
These Woodworking videos sure make it look easier than this!
Posted: 10:59 am on May 12th

mikerapolas mikerapolas writes: "If I only had a fish!!!"
Sing phrase like "The Wizard of Oz, Tinman song "If I only had a Heart""
Posted: 10:58 am on May 12th

John_ John_ writes: Make sure your bench dogs are in the correct holes before pushing and pulling the router.
Posted: 10:56 am on May 12th

John_ John_ writes: Make sure your bench dogs are in the correct holes before pushing and pulling the router.
Posted: 10:56 am on May 12th

DanTresko DanTresko writes: "Festool wishes and Bosch dreams" (with apologies to Robin Leach)
Posted: 10:55 am on May 12th

P_Courteau P_Courteau writes: When in doubt, don't rout...
Posted: 10:55 am on May 12th

John_ John_ writes: Greg is deep in thought about the jig he needs to create to keep the router level during the cuts he needs to make!
Posted: 10:53 am on May 12th

atoma atoma writes: What is the router telling you, Grasshopper?
Posted: 10:52 am on May 12th

cstir cstir writes: off camera editor to assitant: "Do you remember where Greg's on-switch is?"
Posted: 10:50 am on May 12th

hogiewan hogiewan writes: "Eyes closed? No, I just said I could do it without looking."
Posted: 10:48 am on May 12th

ozarkmike ozarkmike writes: shampo and cream rinse ---Check
Safty Glass---- dang lost them in the cream rinse cycle

Posted: 10:45 am on May 12th

jef_keighley jef_keighley writes: Routing - A Haiku
By Gregory Paolini

router is power
grain is true and clear
maple chips fly free
Posted: 10:43 am on May 12th

brianlefevre brianlefevre writes: I wonder if this is how all the supermodels got started?
Posted: 10:40 am on May 12th

jwiley3 jwiley3 writes: Greg thinks ti himself, "There must be a better way to create toothpicks than this."
Posted: 10:37 am on May 12th

dbm dbm writes: Is your chisel rack too crowded too? We'll show you how to build a better one...
Posted: 10:36 am on May 12th

PeterHoey PeterHoey writes: "My wife is gonna kill me when she see's I'm not wearing my wedding ring". Ehh, I was doomed when I bought that new "Saw Stop" any way.
Posted: 10:30 am on May 12th

opt4bob opt4bob writes: Today's lesson, always pay attention to details.
Posted: 10:27 am on May 12th

jef_keighley jef_keighley writes: Greg's routing philosophy..."before beginning, cleanse your mind of all non-routing thoughts, find your routing zone...and BE THE ROUTER!"
Posted: 10:27 am on May 12th

scooteruk scooteruk writes: "Ya know, this SawStop video makes a lot of sense..."
Posted: 10:26 am on May 12th

opt4bob opt4bob writes: Why can't I ever route a straight line? Why, why, why?
Posted: 10:25 am on May 12th

tms tms writes: What's wrong with this picture?
Identify as many safety errors as you can find in this photo, and enter to win a free copy of "500 Tables"(Lark Books 2009).
Posted: 10:24 am on May 12th

woodartistsan woodartistsan writes: When will he be done?
Posted: 10:23 am on May 12th

thecount thecount writes: Relaxing with a router can be dangerous.
Posted: 10:23 am on May 12th

pek283 pek283 writes: Bank left, bank right, pull the stick back to climb,push the stick forward to dive. How do I keep it all straight?
Posted: 10:22 am on May 12th

woodartistsan woodartistsan writes: When will he be done?
Posted: 10:22 am on May 12th

woodartistsan woodartistsan writes: I wonder what is for Dinner? my question of the everyday.
Posted: 10:21 am on May 12th

Philip_W Philip_W writes: "I'm piloting my F-22 Fighter, going in for a Mach 2 Dogfight, opps, I forgot my Safety Gear"
Posted: 10:21 am on May 12th

WoodDogCustom WoodDogCustom writes: can you believe the size of this thing? why couldn't i have been a jewelry maker?
Posted: 10:19 am on May 12th

luckycarpenter luckycarpenter writes: All This Joy and No cleanup!!
Posted: 10:18 am on May 12th

Dids Dids writes: These handles fit my hands so well....
Posted: 10:18 am on May 12th

Bur Bur writes: "A real 'groovy' sort of guy."
Posted: 10:18 am on May 12th

pfonte132 pfonte132 writes: Did I turn off the iron?
Posted: 10:17 am on May 12th

srosengren srosengren writes: Remembering Dad
Posted: 10:15 am on May 12th

Henning Henning writes: "To rout or not to rout"

"No chips in the air and no dandruff in the hair!"
Posted: 10:14 am on May 12th

Absolutely1derful Absolutely1derful writes: Where is my stand-in?
Posted: 10:11 am on May 12th

Absolutely1derful Absolutely1derful writes: This is my smug look,,, I get PAID for this!
Posted: 10:09 am on May 12th

Absolutely1derful Absolutely1derful writes: Nacrolepsy's onslaught
Posted: 10:08 am on May 12th

Absolutely1derful Absolutely1derful writes: In a quite moment between tasks, we catch Greg looking longingly looking to his beloved Porter Cable Router, wishing that is was the one in his grasp.
Posted: 10:07 am on May 12th

doctorlewis doctorlewis writes: Caption: Daydreaming -- an accident about to happen!
Posted: 10:04 am on May 12th

jlmcd jlmcd writes: Hope it works as well on wood as it did for the haircut.
Posted: 10:01 am on May 12th

alanjt1 alanjt1 writes: "Router Do's and Don'ts"
Posted: 10:00 am on May 12th

dhyton dhyton writes: They found Greg in a catatonic state, it was one mortise to much. Look for the signs of woodworking addiction: obsession with grain, excessive spending, and hording tools.
Posted: 9:55 am on May 12th

Mainah70 Mainah70 writes: "I coulda been a contender."
Posted: 9:55 am on May 12th

edcomfort edcomfort writes: And the dream begins
Posted: 9:52 am on May 12th

philtomlinson philtomlinson writes: I can't believe she laughed at my joke. Nobody laughs at my jokes.
Posted: 9:49 am on May 12th

HowardInToronto HowardInToronto writes: And now, for the ceremonial "Holding of the Router," Greg demonstrates the correct stance.
Posted: 9:49 am on May 12th

shutty shutty writes: oh god, she was so beautiful.
Posted: 9:44 am on May 12th

baebel baebel writes: beam me up scottie......
Posted: 9:44 am on May 12th

Gene33 Gene33 writes: I wonder if woodshaving wigs have ever been invented. Hmm -- Black Walnut Curls, Nappy White Pine, Maple Spirals, ---
Posted: 9:43 am on May 12th

Col_F Col_F writes: Swell! The User's Manual is in nine languages, but none of them is English!
Posted: 9:43 am on May 12th

lrz lrz writes: First tenent of design: follow your bliss.
Posted: 9:43 am on May 12th

JamesVH JamesVH writes: Oh, wait a minute! This isn't my Nintendo game controller!
Posted: 9:42 am on May 12th

Col_F Col_F writes: Swell! The User's Manual is in nine languages, but none of them is English!
Posted: 9:42 am on May 12th

srichard44 srichard44 writes: THINK!!!!! Before plugging the router!
Posted: 9:40 am on May 12th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: No, not my wife, I was thinking about Spot, my dog.
Posted: 9:35 am on May 12th

Hiltyga Hiltyga writes: "If I had only studied harder in culinary school when I had the chance. I could be making bananas foster instead of standing here trying to balance this router on piece of wood waiting for the glue to take hold!"
Posted: 9:34 am on May 12th

PapaKelly PapaKelly writes: Greg contemplated how he lost his hair in the tragic "spindle sander incident" as he prepared to turn on the router...
Posted: 9:34 am on May 12th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: You think THIS is something, you should see what I do with those chisels.
Posted: 9:34 am on May 12th

medfloat medfloat writes: Speaking of Rabbits I sure do miss my pink, fuzzy, bunny slippers.
Posted: 9:31 am on May 12th

justjohn49 justjohn49 writes: Nine Hunded Ninety Niiiiineee.......
Posted: 9:31 am on May 12th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: Don't worry, it's a Bosch.
Posted: 9:30 am on May 12th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: Ain't no big thang!
Posted: 9:29 am on May 12th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: Why yes Matt, I too am amazed I still have all my all 10 of my fingers and all 30 of my knuckles.
Posted: 9:29 am on May 12th

frank T frank T writes: Please let this reverse spiral bit stimulate hair renewal.
Posted: 9:27 am on May 12th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: Hmmm, did I remember to shave before this photo shoot?
Posted: 9:27 am on May 12th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: I guess I really should have gone fishing.
Posted: 9:26 am on May 12th

richardfrancis richardfrancis writes: Photo caption:

"Lover or craftsman woodworker."
Posted: 9:26 am on May 12th

intothelens intothelens writes: It was the first of 500 small pieces needed for the order. "I'm going to miss the Ellen Degeneres Show tonight," he mumbled to himself. Even before he cut the first one, Greg was dreaming -- wantonly, longingly -- of using the shaper he almost bought just days prior. This was moments before his trusty, old plunge router, seething with jealousy, ripped across the benchtop and out the shop door. With Greg's arms still attached.

Posted: 9:25 am on May 12th

mccarthyjp mccarthyjp writes: Dum-dee-dee-dee-dum-dum, huh? Where was I?
Posted: 9:25 am on May 12th

bill117 bill117 writes: ..I'm sitting on a white horse, the maiden is struggling with 2 ne'er-do-wells, I shout "unhand her"! They turn and look my way....
Posted: 9:15 am on May 12th

sarat56 sarat56 writes: If you can Dream IT, You can Do IT !
Posted: 9:15 am on May 12th

MW66 MW66 writes: Did I leave the iron on?
Posted: 9:12 am on May 12th

toenee toenee writes: WOW.....That is some good pot!!!
Posted: 9:10 am on May 12th

RoyC RoyC writes: The router will follow your mind: Let your mind wander and the router is sure to follow.
Posted: 9:09 am on May 12th

GeroG GeroG writes: A masters craft can sometimes be seen in the glint of his eye and the ease of his motion...
Posted: 9:08 am on May 12th

justolbill justolbill writes: Ya just gotta love this new autopilot add on feature for routers.
Posted: 9:06 am on May 12th

hcazoo hcazoo writes: This lever is supposed to stabilize the rear deflectors...until this battle station is fully operational, we are vulnerable.
Posted: 9:05 am on May 12th

gunnut gunnut writes: 459 mortises to go, 459 mortises to go, route one down...........
Posted: 9:05 am on May 12th

bill117 bill117 writes: Imagine what I could do with a CNC!
Posted: 9:02 am on May 12th

HG_home HG_home writes: While meditating one afternoon, Gregory recalls a most spiritual woodworkers mantra: "hmmm...to stay single or to marry? ... should I take the plunge?"
Posted: 8:59 am on May 12th

acornbob acornbob writes: So many projects ... so little time
Posted: 8:55 am on May 12th

JoeinME JoeinME writes: No wonder the Amish charge so much for their furniture.
Posted: 8:54 am on May 12th

ckozak ckozak writes: The feel of this machine reminds me of my first date, sweeeeet!
Posted: 8:53 am on May 12th

canadiangent canadiangent writes: Measure twice ,cut once.
Posted: 8:52 am on May 12th

canadiangent canadiangent writes: Now if both sides are 7/8 th's and the bit is set at 3 /16th's and if I leave room for expansion , did I take into account 2 sides or all four ?
Posted: 8:51 am on May 12th

kentuk55 kentuk55 writes: "I'm having daydreams about wood things, in the middle of the afternoon".......
Posted: 8:49 am on May 12th

canadiangent canadiangent writes: Nothing happens , but first a dream.
Posted: 8:46 am on May 12th

Terry_Leach Terry_Leach writes: Oh drat, did she say she liked the Roman Ogee of the Coved pattern??!!
Posted: 8:43 am on May 12th

SARGEgrinder47 SARGEgrinder47 writes: Did I miss a turn somewhere while I was napping..?
Posted: 8:42 am on May 12th

canadiangent canadiangent writes: Pre-passion Contemplation
Posted: 8:41 am on May 12th

rubarb rubarb writes: I'd rather be knitting....
Posted: 8:39 am on May 12th

Golden_Mountain Golden_Mountain writes: Router $249, Making beautiful profiles, priceless.
Posted: 8:37 am on May 12th

bmack500 bmack500 writes: I'd rather be welding...
Posted: 8:36 am on May 12th

DHamm DHamm writes: En rout to disaster! Safety rule number 1: Keep your mind on the task at hand.
Posted: 8:32 am on May 12th

kzierath kzierath writes: It's amazing, I really can't hear my wife at all with this thing running........
Posted: 8:26 am on May 12th

Termite 645 Termite 645 writes: "I really should't be watching Ellen while working in the shop...but Heide Klum really lights my fire"
Posted: 8:24 am on May 12th

TBB TBB writes: Hmmm, the directions say to move counterclockwise but my mortise is only as wide as the bit?
Posted: 8:22 am on May 12th

JerryWatson JerryWatson writes: Do they really put chicken parts in hot dogs?
Posted: 8:16 am on May 12th

rubarb rubarb writes: ...I remember the hair days...who put those safety glasses over there....?
Posted: 8:15 am on May 12th

TBB TBB writes: After finishing up with a flush trim bit on his crown, Greg sets the depth for his plunge cut mortise and double checks his cut list.
Posted: 8:12 am on May 12th

coned coned writes: Don't I look good.
Posted: 8:12 am on May 12th

ohgtogeorge ohgtogeorge writes: And she's a woodworker too!
Posted: 8:11 am on May 12th

whampoo whampoo writes: Scientists prove EMF from Routers causes hair loss.

Follow up headline ....

Man sues Router manufacturer for 20 million dollars over hair loss.
Posted: 8:11 am on May 12th

Ramar Ramar writes: I'm pretty sure I heard my wife calling me...she must have finished my "honey to do" list...if I turn on the router back on I can put off the inevitable for a little while longer!
Posted: 8:11 am on May 12th

FrogLick FrogLick writes: Greg really likes the simple and clean roundover look on all his projects.
Posted: 8:10 am on May 12th

rubarb rubarb writes: Turn to page 32 to see the gruesome after photo in our series "20 Reasons Why Daydreaming and Power Tools Don't Mix"
Posted: 8:08 am on May 12th

theflyguy theflyguy writes: I use to have long hair until I bent down to see my work.
Posted: 8:07 am on May 12th

rubarb rubarb writes: Router vibration feels goooooood
Posted: 8:06 am on May 12th

Damper Damper writes: Wow; the vibration of this router is making me so sleepy.
Posted: 8:06 am on May 12th

Ramar Ramar writes: "I love the sound (and smell) of my router in the morning"....If only I had 10 more routers...I do have 10 more projects...it could be one new one for each of them!
Posted: 8:05 am on May 12th

RMurphey RMurphey writes: 1) "What am I forgetting?"

2) "It's hard to get motivated on Monday's."

3) "Only eight hours 'til quitting time......"
Posted: 8:04 am on May 12th

clay71260 clay71260 writes: Greg contemplates whether to route the perfect mortise or get a hair cut.
Posted: 8:03 am on May 12th

dpat dpat writes: Do as I say, not as I do.
Posted: 8:02 am on May 12th

jdaddieo jdaddieo writes: "Donuts or Cherry Danish for break-time?"
Posted: 8:01 am on May 12th

pinecutter pinecutter writes: This could be tricky.
Posted: 7:58 am on May 12th

AllTenFingers AllTenFingers writes: Did I leave the iron on?
Posted: 7:56 am on May 12th

AllTenFingers AllTenFingers writes: Did I leave the iron on?
Posted: 7:55 am on May 12th

pinecutter pinecutter writes: This could be tricky
Posted: 7:53 am on May 12th

1952Moose 1952Moose writes: Router Romance
Posted: 7:52 am on May 12th

galand galand writes: I wish he would hurry up and take the picture so that I can put on my safety glasses and plugs and get back to work.
Posted: 7:51 am on May 12th

paps paps writes: OK, I lost my paycheck at the bar at lunch, what am I going to tell the misses? Maybe I can get a loan from the boss.
Posted: 7:50 am on May 12th

wrightcraft wrightcraft writes: "Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays."
Posted: 7:46 am on May 12th

cr17 cr17 writes: Focus on router safety.
Posted: 7:41 am on May 12th

leparker5099 leparker5099 writes: Roy Underhill is still my hero!
Posted: 7:40 am on May 12th

portsMouth portsMouth writes: Please wait while Gregquest calculates your rout.
Posted: 7:39 am on May 12th

Rod Arnold Rod Arnold writes: OK, I turn on the router, and the first one who blinks loses.

Posted: 7:38 am on May 12th

jlsltd jlsltd writes: Look at the shape of those legs ............table legs
Posted: 7:35 am on May 12th

kiskadee kiskadee writes: I'd rather be fishing!
Posted: 7:34 am on May 12th

muskie1 muskie1 writes: Can I really fall asleep with my eyes open?
Posted: 7:31 am on May 12th

CRFARNZ CRFARNZ writes: I just woke up and found I had bullnosed my head!
Posted: 7:30 am on May 12th

keethy keethy writes: And then when she looked at me with those ¼”dado slit eyes, I knew she was the one.
Posted: 7:29 am on May 12th

screename56 screename56 writes: Just as Greg was about to pull the trigger, He had a revelation "Wow, Maybe I could be Norm's replacement?"
Posted: 7:24 am on May 12th

sirzymok sirzymok writes: Sleep-Routing....The surest sign of a devoted woodworker.
Posted: 7:17 am on May 12th

texaswilly texaswilly writes: (dreaming:) ".....and down to the last lap, Paolini in the in the Fine Woodworking Fiesta is leading the pack at Taladega..."
Posted: 7:13 am on May 12th

AxlMyk AxlMyk writes: Greg explains to the class that when using a router, you must have a comfortable grip on it, with both hands.
Posted: 7:03 am on May 12th

PaulRoy PaulRoy writes: Hand-held routers can produce some of the most rewarding results in your wood shop.
Posted: 6:57 am on May 12th

simonburrows simonburrows writes: ohhh I WANTED THAT BOOK.......
Posted: 6:48 am on May 12th

simonburrows simonburrows writes: ohhhh I WANTED THAT BOOK.....
Posted: 6:47 am on May 12th

jsilver jsilver writes: Since making OSB with handplanes was such a success, I bet this new venture using a router to make MDF will be even more successful.
Posted: 6:40 am on May 12th

richlife richlife writes: "Hmm-m. Reminds my of my dog -- who's leading who?"
Posted: 6:38 am on May 12th

driftwood2 driftwood2 writes: ... I knew I should have built a really cool tool cabinet before FWW got here!
Posted: 6:32 am on May 12th

FredsWorkshop FredsWorkshop writes: Don't do what I'm doing!
Posted: 6:31 am on May 12th

w610497 w610497 writes: Look Mom, without looking!
Posted: 6:24 am on May 12th

JoeSchlump JoeSchlump writes: "I can't believe I just routed the wrong side of 20 parts"
Posted: 6:10 am on May 12th

HIVANH HIVANH writes: Gosh. When Barack offered me a "cabinet job", I kinda expected something a litle different.
Posted: 6:06 am on May 12th

daltxguy daltxguy writes: Ever since the accident, Gregory was happy just to hold a power tool.
Posted: 6:02 am on May 12th

tim290280 tim290280 writes: Greg looks like he is pining:

"If only I was using my hand tools."
Posted: 5:50 am on May 12th

andythomas andythomas writes: monastery finds new karma in silent machines
Posted: 5:17 am on May 12th

Woodchuckles Woodchuckles writes: Rabbets? I remember once......
Posted: 5:14 am on May 12th

aaraksha aaraksha writes: Did I really agree to do this..
Posted: 4:45 am on May 12th

sundancewfs sundancewfs writes: Ok Greg we're ready to go.... Greg....Greg..... GREG!
Posted: 4:15 am on May 12th

photonut photonut writes: I bet Norm never had to do this. If I were famous, I would have a double for scene setup.

Posted: 4:07 am on May 12th

accentcreate accentcreate writes: Yes Greg, I did say it helps to visualise your cut beforehand. You can stop it now and focus man, focus.
Posted: 3:32 am on May 12th

DWats DWats writes: See Honey, I told you that this new router wouldn't create a mess.
Posted: 3:31 am on May 12th

wendysea wendysea writes: I rather be sanding
Posted: 3:18 am on May 12th

Hankus Hankus writes: "my happy place"
Posted: 3:17 am on May 12th

guineafowl guineafowl writes: Here Iam in my fighter plane; zooming over the enemy
Posted: 3:15 am on May 12th

luvemawl luvemawl writes: "Gee When I Grow-Up, Maybe They Will Let Me Turn It On"
Posted: 2:31 am on May 12th

luvemawl luvemawl writes: Are We Having Fun Yet!!
Posted: 2:28 am on May 12th

Gribini Gribini writes: "Greg tries out the new Playstation control for woodworkers..."
Posted: 2:24 am on May 12th

bmyyou bmyyou writes: Maybe "I" will make the cover this time..
Posted: 12:59 am on May 12th

bmyyou bmyyou writes: I wonder if other woodworking models started this way?
Posted: 12:55 am on May 12th

stoeffler stoeffler writes: So smooooth.....Cuts like butter!
Posted: 12:19 am on May 12th

jovenx jovenx writes: This is going to be very noisy, could be dangerous and very dusty. It took me forever to set up and I still have to get my safety gear on. Maybe it is time to switch to hand tools.
Posted: 12:16 am on May 12th

JimFuller1 JimFuller1 writes: "You know how to whistle don't ya Steve? You just put your lips together and blow." That was when Greg figured out he was going to have to stop watching old Bogart movies in the shop if he was ever going to get any work done.
Posted: 12:15 am on May 12th

jimmer24 jimmer24 writes: Hmm.... I wonder if this is the biggest router i can get...
Posted: 11:11 pm on May 11th

JosephQuigley JosephQuigley writes:
Old Russian saying: "If I pretend to work, they will pretend to pay me."


Posted: 9:27 pm on May 11th

amatermite amatermite writes: Train some termites or use this router.
Posted: 9:25 pm on May 11th

HSP HSP writes: I wonder what I could buy next for the shop if I win the Power Ball lottery tonight?
Posted: 9:25 pm on May 11th

Gribini Gribini writes: "One instinctively knows when something is right..." aka "I don't need no stinking jig"....
Posted: 8:01 pm on May 11th

wworker2 wworker2 writes: I work to live, but work with wood to enjoy life.

I wonder what the wife and kids are doing right now?

I know that she will appreciate this kitchen island when I am done.

My wife is great! She lets me buy a new toy for every new project I start for the house. This will be special project - just for her.


Posted: 7:33 pm on May 11th

Zargon Zargon writes: "We spent the entire night talking and making love...
'Round 3 am we went to the Empire Diner for some comfort food...
and then... well back to my place for some more "desert" Yummm!
I can still smell the scent of her. It wafts gently in the air filling
my mind with visions of her silken skin that glistened in the moonlight
gently beaming through the window onto her body as she lay there
glowing on those satin sheets.
Why oh Why did the daylight have to tear us apart...
I just can't seem to keep my mind on this job.
'But that's because tonight.. well tonight;
we plan to do it all again..... Yummmmmmmm."

P.S. "I wonder if she wants kids?"
Oh well. One day at a time I guess. ..... [ drifting off again..... ]
Posted: 6:39 pm on May 11th

rangus rangus writes: The new Bosch softstart feature is an impressive safety measure. Designed for the novice woodworker, the tool will not start until the finger is released from the softstart lever. This gives ample time for the operator to consider all avenues of safety... and what to have for lunch.
Posted: 6:00 pm on May 11th

gandc gandc writes: hmmm , i wonder what's for supper?
Posted: 5:59 pm on May 11th

thorno96 thorno96 writes: I can't wait to watch the hockey game tonight. I sure hope Montreal wins.
Posted: 5:16 pm on May 11th

47woodbutcher 47woodbutcher writes: after testing the new router bit on his scalp, Greg decides to shave a little wood too!
Posted: 4:47 pm on May 11th

Gawain Gawain writes: "There gotta be an easier way to make bedding for my ferret."
Posted: 4:38 pm on May 11th

Lohan Lohan writes: Meandering minds often lose sight of the task at hand.
Posted: 4:26 pm on May 11th

mbelfer mbelfer writes: Keep your eyes on the road, keep your hands on the wheel........now, if I can just reach that switch with my toe...
Posted: 4:05 pm on May 11th

wagonboss wagonboss writes: How many times have you placed your router on your workpiece and realized you need more support under the router for stability?
Posted: 4:00 pm on May 11th

modern_animal modern_animal writes: Maybe one day I'll be editor of Fine Woodworking magazine??? Then things will change!!!
Posted: 3:43 pm on May 11th

alfi1 alfi1 writes: pattern routing? Look up--chin up--relaxxxxxx-feel the flow--look at what your copying--that's it--.......damit!!!
Posted: 3:38 pm on May 11th

Bradleyman Bradleyman writes: Hurry up and wait ! Hurry up and wait !.... Hurry up...
Posted: 3:16 pm on May 11th

martyp52 martyp52 writes: Is it time to go home yet!
Posted: 3:02 pm on May 11th

Inner Inner writes: Gregory and his router share a special moment.
Posted: 2:58 pm on May 11th

DrHokie DrHokie writes: This board is too thin for this big router, maybe I could build a router table first, and then finish this project...
Posted: 2:58 pm on May 11th

CLamb CLamb writes: Contemplating the Next Great Masterpiece!
Posted: 2:51 pm on May 11th

agenttwitch agenttwitch writes: "I am getting sick and tired of the neighbors kids putting up posters of Lady Gaga in here..."

"WHAT IS THAT? A monkey-squirrel? Hrmmm...Thought I'd seen everything."

"What should I contribute as a caption for that Fine Woodworking caption contest?"

"I know Matt didn't just take a photo of me before I was ready for him to."
Posted: 2:43 pm on May 11th

Thoronymous Thoronymous writes: A router's route to blindness.
Posted: 2:42 pm on May 11th

jbenner jbenner writes: Should I tell her that I love her?
Posted: 2:28 pm on May 11th

kgeorge kgeorge writes: "I know that I am missing something."
Posted: 2:18 pm on May 11th

morningwoodwrker morningwoodwrker writes: "Some day I will rise above the Norm."
"Hand tools and planes get the cold shoulder."
My head's in OSB, but my heart's in walnut."
The journey of 500 tables begins with a single rout."
"She had the loveliest crotch mahogany."
Posted: 10:50 am on May 11th

morningwoodwrker morningwoodwrker writes: "Some day I will rise above the Norm."
"She had the loveliest crotch mahogany."
"The journey of 500 tables begins with a single rout."
"My head's in OSB, but my heart's in walnut."
"Hand tools and planes get the cold shoulder."
Posted: 10:47 am on May 11th

morningwoodwrker morningwoodwrker writes:
"The journey of 500 tables begins with a single rout."
"Some day I will rise above the Norm."
"Hand tools and planes get the cold shoulder."
"She had the loveliest crotch mahogany."
"My head's in OSB, but my heart's in walnut."
"My measurements may be off by a few hairs."
"Ex-pensive afterthoughts de-Pfeiled by power tools."







Posted: 10:30 am on May 11th

morningwoodwrker morningwoodwrker writes:
"Ex-pensive afterthoughts De-Pfeiled by power tools."

"The journey of 500 tables begins with a single rout."
Posted: 9:53 am on May 11th

morningwoodwrker morningwoodwrker writes:
"Ex-pensive afterthoughts De-Pfeiled by power tools."
Posted: 9:52 am on May 11th

woodzealot woodzealot writes: Last person in the shop each day must, must, must remember to plug in the Paolini before leaving so it's fully charged the next day.
Posted: 7:16 pm on May 10th

GraceAndGrain GraceAndGrain writes: Motion in Poetry
Posted: 9:13 am on May 10th

LawrenceofPA LawrenceofPA writes: Not too slow; it burns.
Not too fast; it chips.
Clockwise on the inside,
Counter on the outer.
Don't forget the safety gear.
Calming breath. Enjoy.
Posted: 9:00 pm on May 9th

tcossey tcossey writes: I wonder how long it would take to build all 500 tables.
Posted: 4:09 pm on May 9th

philsfire philsfire writes: Tell me again. Why I didn't stay in school?
Posted: 4:01 pm on May 9th

jverreault jverreault writes: Hmmm, let's see, router, wood...I know I'm forgetting something. What would Norm do?
Posted: 1:19 pm on May 9th

DanBud DanBud writes: I wonder if i can control the router with my mind? Right what was i doing again..
Posted: 1:01 pm on May 9th

jg0258 jg0258 writes: hmmmm....maybe it will go faster if I turn it on.
Posted: 10:13 am on May 9th

satyadev satyadev writes: Rush hour's daydreamer
Posted: 9:32 am on May 9th

SawDean SawDean writes: Hmm...is this mortise going to be an innie or an outie?
Posted: 2:15 am on May 9th

JimFuller1 JimFuller1 writes: Routing is kinda like Grandma's dairy farm back home... a firm grip and just the right motion and you're done in no time.
Posted: 1:12 am on May 9th

JimFuller1 JimFuller1 writes: "The force is for weiners, just give me more power and a good round-over bit."
Posted: 1:06 am on May 9th

MP72 MP72 writes: I wonder if Matt lied to me when he said this was for the cover of GQ.
Posted: 3:48 pm on May 8th

LawrenceofPA LawrenceofPA writes: Ahhh...Hmmmm...Ahhhh...Hmmmm...Ahhhh...Hmmmm....
Posted: 1:07 pm on May 8th

rcs47 rcs47 writes: The smell and feel of wood, whether I work it with hand tools or machines, puts me into a kind of trance. I see the finished product in every step, and can’t stop working until I complete the project.
Posted: 12:34 pm on May 8th

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: Fire Photon Torpedoes! Fire! Fire!
Posted: 1:49 am on May 8th

patwreck patwreck writes: AHH Damn!

I'll just call the lady and tell her it will take 2 weeks instead of two days.And if she ask why, I'll tell her I needed a special router bit that was out of stock at the Home Depot. Yeah, that should go right!
Posted: 10:33 pm on May 7th

Dave Worsencroft Dave Worsencroft writes: Greg pauses because in the midst of the project he sees it on display at the Smithsonian.
Posted: 9:09 pm on May 7th

hubiedoo517 hubiedoo517 writes: MKenny:
Doh, Busted!!! I knew I should have went with the Homer Simpson quote.
Posted: 6:19 pm on May 7th

dugan1 dugan1 writes: sounds interesting

Posted: 6:08 pm on May 7th

Ed_Pirnik Ed_Pirnik writes: I know I can't enter this giveaway but I couldn't resist:

"Another example of exquisite craftsmanship could be found towards the end of the tour, where Madame Tussaud's skilled sculptors have delivered a stunning rendition of Fine Woodworking contributor Greg Paolini. The wax likeness is accurate down to the last eyebrow hair and the reproduction workshop smells of linseed oil and sawdust."

Cheers,

Ed
Posted: 3:20 pm on May 7th

Gusaamot Gusaamot writes: A VERY LUCKY MAN INDEED PAYS NO ATTENTION TO WHAT HE'S DOING AND STILL HAS ALL HIS FINGERS
Posted: 2:36 pm on May 7th

Gusaamot Gusaamot writes: A VERY LUCKY MAN INDEED PAYS NO ATTENTION TO WHATHE'S DOING AND STILL HAS ALL HIS FINGERS
Posted: 2:35 pm on May 7th

yohann yohann writes: Let's assume this is an add for the Bosch router. The add may say something like "Bosch XGen, the next generation of routers, Do it in your sleep."


have fun

Posted: 2:13 pm on May 7th

KarlPe KarlPe writes: Setup complete, I wonder what I will look like with all that safety gear on me; where can I find a girl who thinks woodworking is sexy - you know - the "she thinks my tractor's sexy" kida thing...
Posted: 12:59 pm on May 7th

Tomball Pa Tomball Pa writes: That router sales lady was sooOOOooo pretty. . .
Posted: 12:23 pm on May 7th

agenttwitch agenttwitch writes: I should have listened to my mother and pursued a career in door to door sales. At least then I wouldn't be stuck inside of my workshop building furniture all day long. I mean, this router is okay I guess, but a brief case and a name tag, that is something to get excited about! Mother is always right...
Posted: 12:19 pm on May 7th

RalphBarker RalphBarker writes: I'll get to the plunge cut in a minute. I need to rest after lifting this big router up onto the work piece.
Posted: 11:26 am on May 7th

frugalweaver frugalweaver writes: I've made this tenon cut so many times I can do it in my sleep.
Posted: 10:17 am on May 7th

Pap12 Pap12 writes: I wonder if my whole head needs protection? Let's see,
goggles, head phones, respirator and oh yea maybe a pith helmet.
Posted: 10:03 am on May 7th

Pap12 Pap12 writes: Gee, If I only had a CNC.
Posted: 9:52 am on May 7th

BA3 BA3 writes: Wait... what's the rule? Go 'round clockwise, counter-clockwise? Do the end grains first? 20 years doing this and I still can't remember!
Posted: 9:38 am on May 7th

bigun94 bigun94 writes: Seriously, all the cool stuff in my shop and you want my picture with this router?
Posted: 9:35 am on May 7th

groverwoodworks groverwoodworks writes: Another Mortise, Another Morris Chair, Another Day, wait what I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Posted: 9:13 am on May 7th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Hee hee i cant believe there paying me .
Posted: 8:41 am on May 7th

Dusty9 Dusty9 writes: To think,I could have been a "DANCER!!!"
Posted: 2:15 am on May 7th

bmyyou bmyyou writes: I really miss my router plane
Posted: 1:08 am on May 7th

bmyyou bmyyou writes: I can't even look - I know it's ruined
Posted: 1:03 am on May 7th

ccb1982 ccb1982 writes: Gregory Paolini cuts a mortise during this weekends first annual "Power woodworking with the visually impaired" event.
Posted: 10:44 pm on May 6th

Jollyroger Jollyroger writes: Clockwise??..counterclockwise??
Posted: 10:20 pm on May 6th

jacko9 jacko9 writes: Dang, did I pay that electricity bill?
Posted: 9:53 pm on May 6th

lighthearted lighthearted writes: "I dreamed a dream, when time gone by...."
"Boy that Susan Boyles' got a set of lungs on her!"
Posted: 9:19 pm on May 6th

MKenney MKenney writes: Hubiedoo517:

Hey. No quoting Larry from The Razor's Edge! However, you do get credit for quoting good literature.

--Matt
Posted: 8:41 pm on May 6th

brisand77 brisand77 writes: I wish Matt would just get his camera set up already, my arms are getting tired. Oh, now instead of setting up his camera the joker is taking pictures for a caption contest...Matt is so hard to work with.
Posted: 7:59 pm on May 6th

byhammerandhand byhammerandhand writes: And now I take my routah with the harlf inch mautising bit and ... Hey, do you think I could really be ADD? ...plow out the mautise.
Posted: 7:43 pm on May 6th

Aroonstock Aroonstock writes: Mmm . . . The smell of a Bosch. Puts me in the mood for Beck's and brautworst.

Please excuse that I was not able to spellcheck brautworst.
Posted: 6:33 pm on May 6th

hubiedoo517 hubiedoo517 writes: "I had a strange sensation, a tingling that arose in my feet and traveled up to my head, and I felt as though I were suddenly released from my body and as pure spirit, partook of a loveliness I had never conceived. I had a sense that a knowledge more than human possessed me, so that everything that had been confused was clear and everything that had perplexed me was explained."

- Gregory Paolini at a recent photo shoot


Posted: 6:17 pm on May 6th

MrHudon MrHudon writes: Hum, I really miss Norm and all his routers.
Posted: 6:15 pm on May 6th

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: The Wife always has "just one more" project... So much for my relaxing Weekend...
Posted: 6:10 pm on May 6th

woodzealot woodzealot writes: Greg tries out the new, revolutionary Hypnorouter. It works.
Posted: 5:47 pm on May 6th

woodzealot woodzealot writes: Well... at least he's not texting too...
Posted: 5:43 pm on May 6th

woodzealot woodzealot writes: Time challenged? Learn to route while sleepwalking.
Posted: 5:38 pm on May 6th

dmath dmath writes: Geez, this router's bigger than my head.

Posted: 5:27 pm on May 6th

themillcreek themillcreek writes: Visualization Technique: The woodworker sees with his mind's eye the passes he will take - each successively deeper than the next. He sees his router moving straight and true and knows his work will not suffer from burning or chip out. In essence - See the cut, be the router.
- Router Zen Master Gregory Paolini
Posted: 4:44 pm on May 6th

GregoryPaolini GregoryPaolini writes: What's he thinking??? Hmmm... What's Mona Lisa smirking about??? Hmmm... Will we ever really know????

Maybe he’s just mesmerized by the Guinness poster hanging on the shop wall in front of him?

This kind of reminds me of the Willie Nelson look-a-like contest, where the real Willie placed third :)


Posted: 4:29 pm on May 6th

hoosierchris hoosierchris writes: I know that sweet spot is around here somewh....Ooooh yeah
Posted: 4:28 pm on May 6th

illron illron writes: Looks like Santa in the summer. Shaved head to stay cool, and 6 more months of toy building...
Posted: 3:24 pm on May 6th

jay_kreger jay_kreger writes: "Gee, if only I had the skills to do this with hand tools, maybe I wouldn't be so bored."
Posted: 1:31 pm on May 6th

shall shall writes: This is not a router it's an F1 car and I'm shooting the Chicane at Monaco...no, wait...I'm the great wamp-rat slayer Luke Skywalker running his final run on the trench of the Death Star with Darth Vader in pursuit...Luke, use the force...shut-up old man I'm trying to shoot!
Posted: 1:23 pm on May 6th

LarryMarshall LarryMarshall writes: Don't hate me just because I'm pretty.

Cheers --- Larry
Posted: 1:05 pm on May 6th

LBF LBF writes: One Down.....Just 499 to go.
Posted: 1:02 pm on May 6th

SplinteredBoard SplinteredBoard writes: Oooh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Wei..., wait, how does that song go?
Posted: 12:04 pm on May 6th

SuperTroye SuperTroye writes: Woodworking is known to be a stress reliever to many hobbyists, as evidenced by Gregory Paolini looking in a catatonic state as he massages the handles of his router.
Posted: 11:55 am on May 6th

saschafer saschafer writes: I shaved my head, just like Matt, and he STILL gets all the women. What am I doing wrong? It's the beard, isn't it? I look too much like Mark McGwire...

Posted: 11:13 am on May 6th

cokelector cokelector writes: "I know I laid those paperclips somewhere on the coffee table!"
Posted: 10:10 am on May 6th

Dean7 Dean7 writes: And I was sooo careful...
Posted: 9:46 am on May 6th

ak ak writes: Wow. Greg's looking pretty bored with his Bosch. I wonder what's going through his mind?

"(Sigh) Another day, another 500 leg mortises. How much longer before lunchtime?"


Posted: 9:32 am on May 6th

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