calvin williams, Murfreesboro, TN, US

Gender: Male

Birthday: 05/10/1979

Recent comments

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

Looks like a great read!!!

Re: My Favorite Woodworking Documentary of the Year

Man..... what a great story!!!

Re: Matt Kenney's Ultimate Jig

Wow.... you people need to loosen up a bit.

Re: Sam Maloof Rocker

MASW is a great school. Very nice job!!!

Re: Shop Talk Live 1: The Big Debut

Hey guys, I enjoyed the podcast and plan to continue listening to the rest. Great job!! I do have one thing that I would like to add and that is at the end of the show you guys are talking about plywood staining differently than the hardwood (typically stains darker). I've heard this from woodworkers several times and they always seem to have the same answer as you guys did. Coming from the cabinet industry where plywood is used exclusively for the carcass. Sometimes there just isn't a color wood that the customer or yourself may want for whatever the situation therefore stain comes into play. So, needless to say I have stained plywood to match the hardwood faceframes on numerous occasions. Honestly more times than I can count. As I am not an advocate of staining beautiful wood sometimes that's just what you have to do when trying to achieve a certain color. The trick is to sand the plywood to a grit or two higher than what you sand the hardwood to. Say Cherry for instance, I would sand the faceframes to 180 and the plywood to 220 or even 320.

Re: New Study Discusses Tablesaw Injuries

First off let me say that we don't need the government in our garages just as many others had already said. Cause we all know everything else they control is working out so good! LOL!! Anyways, I'm not really sure where to start, cause in my 17 years in the construction/woodworking business I have fortunately kept all my fingers and have never had an accident where I cut myself. Knock on wood! But, I think it might also have something to do with the fact that I always use push sticks and featherboards when possible. I beleive if more people would just slow down and use more safety precautions there'd be alot less accidents. I know several people that have had accidents where they have cut theirselves severely or either lost fingers. Everyone of them I have ever asked how it happened they always say somewhere in there about not using pushsticks or not using featherboards. To everyone out there using any kind of powertool. Just take your time, be cautious and use your safety equipment that came with your saw when possible. Stay safe and happy woodworking!!!

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