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Not So Big Workbench

Finally completed Ed's "Not So Big Workbench" which is my first major woodworking project.  I started this back in May, 2013 and have been working on it on and off ever since.  Got sidetracked on...

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Re: UPDATE: Making Frame and Panel Doors by Hendrik Varju

Happy Holidays! Yes, please.

Re: Cabinetry Contest Winners Announced

Very cool work.

Re: Update: The Handmade Skateboard by Matt Berger

Very cool. My seven year old son would love one of these.

Re: Centering the Festool Domino on Imperial Based Materials

I agree with msdr's comment. Check Greg Paolini's website for an updated version of the 3-axis slot mortiser described in FWW 174.

Re: UPDATE: Handmade Furniture: 21 Classic Woodworking Projects to Build for Your Home by Rafael Nathan

It will make my life complete.

Re: UPDATE: Finishing Wood from Fine Woodworking


Re: Gary Rogowski on how woodworking fulfills him

Hate to sound like a prude but the objection is understandable. I often listen to these videos with my 10 year-old daughter and 7 year-old son in ear shot. Would prefer a PG-rated version.

Re: UPDATE: Acts of Creation: America's Finest Hand Craftsmen at Work by Walt Harrington

Looks like a nice book.

Re: UPDATE: Fine Woodworking's Tables and Chairs

Yes please.

Re: UPDATE: Outdoor Wood Projects by Steve Cory

Looks like a nice book.

Re: UPDATE: 3 Book Giveaway! Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to...

I never win anything, ever. Just ignore this entry.

Re: UPDATE: Wooden Boxes, by Doug Stowe and Strother Purdy

Doug is an awesome instructor. I have several of his books and a DVD. Highly recommended.

Re: UPDATE: Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman by Peter Korn

Highly recommend this book. Wouldn't mind another free copy either. :-)

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Re: UPDATE: Read a review of Wooden Boxes by the giveaway winner

I'll make the box for John65's mom and save him the trouble.

Re: Shoe Shine Box

A shine box even Joe Pesci would love!! Nice job.

Re: UPDATE: Blanket Chests by Scott Gibson and Peter Turner

Cool book and one that I've been wanting to get.

Re: 3 questions with Phil Lowe

Yeah, OK, cheap shot on the grammar. I apologize.

As for the block plane being a carpenter's tool, well, Jesus was a carpenter they say....

Re: 3 questions with Phil Lowe

Some of you guys need to relax. It's not like he said "EVERY plane needs a tune up" or some such nonsense (tell that to Tom Lie-Nielsen). Mario Rodriguez did a review of block planes a few issues ago and he's one of the most accomplished woodworkers in the country, bar none. See his article on shellac in this month's issue BTW. Phil's school also teaches using a pencil to mark dovetails. All of you guys going to chuck you expensive marking knives? Use what works best for you and don't make any apologies for it, or get defensive when someone has a different perspective.

FIMWDWKR - I think you sell Phil short with the 95/98% comments which should likely be around 99.99. You should probably brush up on your grammar as well.

Re: UPDATE: Win an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live 2013!

Reasons I would drive 400 miles from Virginia to attend FWWL:

1) If Nick Offerman was attending.
2) If Nick Offerman's horny (can you say that on a "family" blog?), ex-wife from Parks and Recreation is attending
3) If I had the opportunity to meet a "glue up genie". I'm building Ed's Not So Big Workbench and no matter how many times I snap MY fingers, no glue up genie appears.
4) To see if Mike is really the "Imelda Marcos of hand planes".

Steve in Virginia

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