Indianapolis, IN

Recent comments

Re: John Reed Fox: The Uncompromising Craftsman

I have thought about making the same set of stack bookcases over and over again, and have actually built 4 of them. I felt slightly guilty for not "expanding" my woodworking skills, but no more. I quickly realized each bookcase was unique. I kept learning different methods and design changes that kept my mind lively. Each bookcase is different from the others and I have reached the point that the design has reached more subtle changes and don't care if they are noticed or not, its an inner thing anyway. I want my bookcases to resemble a beautiful Haiku.

The woodpecker—
still drilling
as the sun goes down.

Re: Stephen Colbert Takes the Sizzle Out of SawStop

One more thought--I have air bags in my car.

Re: Stephen Colbert Takes the Sizzle Out of SawStop

Last week I locked back the pesky guard on my jointer to make a "tricky joint, and nipped off about a 1/4 chunk of skin on the tip. Didn't make it to the bone, and it will heal ok. Does everyone think that saw stop technology should be applied to jointers? I do.

~~Mike G

Re: UPDATE: 2011 Fine Woodworking Archive DVD-ROM (1975 - 2011)

Sure would beat going through over two hundred issues to find something I need to know.

Re: Against the Grain: Bone-Headed Bandsawing

Ok here goes nothing.
# 1 Didn't brush teeth before sawing.
#2 No hat that says; FINE WOODWORKING
#3 Black knob not turned the right way
#4 No fingernail polish
#5 Clean shaved, ruining the image of a rough and tough woodworker.

Everything else looks OK. Its the way I re-saw, so it must be.

Re: We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!

Looks like a pushover plane to me.

Re: Has The Economy Tempered Your Tool Addiction?

Wonder how many people with a 3 or 4 thousand dollar tool investment just build bird houses?? More than most would suspect, I think.

Re: Making a Roubo Workbench: Part 2

I find a hand power planer made by Bosch or Makita works very well.

Re: Birdhouse

Any bird would feel like Bill Gates in this fine home. Kudos
~~Michael Griffin

Re: cherry jewelry cabinet

I like it a lot. The colored glass really looks good.

Re: Mahoganny and Maple Hall Table

excellent look. kudos

Re: Rotary Gouge Holder

great idea.

Re: Craftsman Shelf/Bookcase

I'll bet that took awhile. Looks great. I've always wanted to build the arts and crafts four sided book table, but haven't had the energy to start, since the joinery is tedious like your bookcase. kudos on a well done bookcase.
~~Michael Griffin

Re: Display Easel

nice proportions

Re: Handmade Bench


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