Reston, VA, US
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…
Doug is an awesome instructor. I have several of his books and a DVD. Highly recommended.
Highly recommend this book. Wouldn't mind another free copy either. :-)
Tom is god.
I'll make the box for John65's mom and save him the trouble.
A shine box even Joe Pesci would love!! Nice job.
Cool book and one that I've been wanting to get.
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....
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.
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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