Brian Gilstrap, Webster Groves, MO, US

Gender: Male

Recent comments

Re: UPDATE: The Unplugged Woodshop: Handcrafted Projects for the Home & Workshop by Tom Fidgen

Would love to own and read this book.

Re: UPDATE:French Polishing: Finishing and restoring using traditional techniques by Derek Jones

Yes, please. Would love to learn this technique.

Re: UPDATE: The Foundations of Better Woodworking by Jeff Miller

Would love to have this book to read.

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

I would love to have this fantastic compendium...

Re: UPDATE Caption contest: Win a CommandMax Sprayer

If your beard is particularly stiff, you can keep your sander belts clean at no cost, though the technique can be a bit tricky to master...

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Frugal Woodturner by Ernie Conover

A lathe is the last "big tool" I need in my workshop. This book would be great.


Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Making Ladder Back Chairs with Russ Filbeck

Hoping I win so I can learn to build some nice chairs...

Re: Hank Gilpin: Exploring the American Forest

Absolutely awe inspiring. I agree completely. If you are tempted to call something "bad wood" it just means you are too lazy to find a way to use that wood.

Now I just have to improve my skills so I can live up to that ideal...

Re: Taking the plane to St.Louis

Both seminars were great! I learned a bunch and will apply that knowledge to my scraping and hand plane restoration immediately (I've got quite the back log of hand planes to tune up/restore).


Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Windsor Chairmaking by James Mursell

I've always wanted to learn how to build chairs, especially Windsors.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Made By Hand by Tom Fidgen

Just the book I need as I continue my journey further and further into hand tool woodworking.

Re: The Woodworking Shows

I plan to attend the St. Louis show and would really like to watch your restoration work. The schedule for the St. Louis show has you under "Hand Tool Rodeo" with two other presenters and doesn't specify when your sessions will occur. For the "Hand Tool Rodeo" it has:


Friday 1:00, 2:30, 4:00
Saturday 12:00, 2:00, 4:00
Sunday 11:00, 12:30, 2:00

Do you know which of these are yours?


Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Wood Finisher's Handbook by Sam Allen

I'd love to give it a read.

Re: Bench Cookie Giveaway

Avatar shmavatar. You get a picture... :-)

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