Brint Keyes, Richmond, VA, US

Gender: Male

Recent comments

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique by Doug Stowe

I'd love a copy -- I'm trying to move into boxes with my woodworking skills.

Re: UPDATE: Finishing Wood from Fine Woodworking

I'd love a copy, thanks.

Re: Gary Rogowski on how woodworking fulfills him

Mr. Burkin, I have to agree with the other commenters. While I liked the video, there are many websites out there (that are generally LESS attuned to the niceties of polite discourse) that nevertheless make a habit of prominently displaying a warning when a video contains language or images that some may find objectionable - or, in the net parlance of today, "NSFW" (Not Suitable For Work). I see no reason why FWW should not make the effort to adopt the same policy.

Sincerely, Brint Keyes

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

Sign me up!

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

I'd love to win this book - thanks!

Re: Shop Talk Live 41: Ask a Rocket Scientist

Do y'all publish transcripts of the ShopTalk podcasts? I'm just not a fan of listening - much prefer reading, in case I want to go back to a previous sentence.

Re: UPDATE: Renaissance Intarsia, edited by Luca Trevisan

Very cool. Count me in, thanks.

Re: Hate sanding? Try this super-block

Although they're not quite as large as the Preppin' Weapon (but they are just as expensive -- !), I really like Highland Woodworking's Stikit Sanding Blocks (full disclosure - I picked them up for free when purchasing a bandsaw from a late woodworker's widow). Of course, you have to use the proprietary sandpaper (not the Norton 3X), but especially for minor jobs, they're terrifically convenient. Once you load a roll in one, it's good for months. It's much easier to unroll a fresh surface and tear off the used portion than it is to get out a sheet and cut it, attach it to a sander, etc. I have four with different grits loaded on each one.

Re: Nakashima's Leg

Thanks so much for posting -- a fascinating, instructive, and illuminating account.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Back to Basics: Setting Up Your Workshop from Fox Chapel Publishing

I'm relatively new to woodworking, and when we relocated from Georgia to Virginia, I left behind a 2-car garage and an 8x12 shed to a custom-built 14x28 building-for-everything (tools, bikes, gardening equipment, auto maintenance gear, Christmas tree stand, etc.). I'm trying to figure out 1) the best way to lay out my machines 2) in the limited space I have, as well as figure out different "levels of accessibility" for different tools. This book looks like precisely the kind of guide I need. Thanks for the opportunity!

Re: Help us design a workbench for power-tool lovers

DEADLINK REPORT: The last link in your list of five in the box ("Guide to Workbenches") lands me at "Oops! We're sorry, but we can't seem to find the page you are looking for."

Re: Is the Radial Arm Saw on its Last Legs?

Well, I'm a 48-year-old relatively novice woodworker. My shop has a secondhand Grizzly cabinet saw, an inexpensive Delta 10" chop saw, and a basic Skil saw. I admit to fawning over tool catalogs and sometimes ordering a particularly cool or pretty something that is sure to be really useful someday. ;-) However, I have never felt the need or the desire to purchase a RAS. I see lots of posts here from folks who got theirs when they were young, learned on them, and would never give them up. That's great. But if 1) manufacturers have slowed or stopped their production, 2) magazines have stopped publishing articles about them and 3) new woodworkers are not learning on them, then I'm not sure why they WOULDN'T fade away. AFAIK, there's nothing I can't do with my current setup that a RAS would allow me to do (but please correct me if I'm wrong).

Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Jointer and Planer Secrets by Hendrik Varju

I'd love to get the video instruction.

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