This is pretty basic stuff, but it's the basic stuff that we take for granted and just assume we know. Very useful - thanks.
Everybody loves a little box. When I buy stock for a project, I keep my eyes open for sections of the wood with "flaws" which won't work for the furniture, but might turn into a great box. This books looks like a great addition to anyone's reference library.
I love making boxes for a lot of reasons besides their usefulness and common appeal. In between larger projects, boxes help me keep my skills sharp and often make me think about how things go together, both from the design point of view and from the mechanical point of view. That process has an effect on how I approach my next piece of furniture. Besides, everybody likes boxes; they're fun.
This is elegant in its simplicity, useful, short, clear and to the point. Exactly what I hope for from Fine Woodworking. Thank you!
Boxes seem to me to be like very small but fairly unforgiving pieces of furniture. My furniture has gotten better since I started building boxes in between projects.
I've always wanted to learn French polishing since not only do you end up with a beautiful result, it seems like a kind of Zen process. I've always be reluctant to really try it since it looks so tricky to pull off. Is this really something that can be learned from a book? I'm certainly willing to give it a try.
You know you've done a good job sharpening when the end of yur finger comes off with almost no pain at all.
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