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Re: Furniture Student Builds Reproduction of Emily Dickinson's Bureau

Too bad he's not offering the plans. What wife wouldn't want a repro of Emily Dickinson's dresser?

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

Woohoo! Free book!

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

Does it have to be a good comment?

Re: UPDATE: Fine Woodworking's Tables and Chairs

I can always use another book.

Re: UPDATE: 3 Book Giveaway! Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to...

Count me in!

Re: Dovetails Just Got a Little Easier

My thought too. If you already have the plane handy, why not use it instead of making another jig that you have to find a place for?

But, yes, cutting rebate nearly eliminates the problem of the drawer going together askew. Even a few arc minutes makes the difference between frustration and a wonderfully fitting drawer.

Re: A bed fit for a princess

I think a bunch of dad have their inspiration and need to get busy.

Re: UPDATE: Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman by Peter Korn

I read the mixed reviews on this, but am always interested in thoughts from someone who actually makes a living from woodworking, as opposed making a living off of writing about woodworking.

Re: Flatten Wide Boards without a Big Jointer

I agree with jlecomte. I have only a 6-inch Delta table top jointer--no surface planer, and twice a year I have to re-level the feed table. Unfortunately, I usually find out it is out of level AFTER ruining a board. Which is I went to hand planes. Much more enjoyable. A jointer (#7) plane is one of those tools that when properly tuned really does "do the work for you." The largest board I've hand planed so far was only 36x9, but I enjoyed it and didn't have to put up with dust, noise, or SANDING. As Paul Sellers put it, it's the difference between machining wood and working wood. The Delta is safely stowed away under my bench collecting shavings until I get around to putting it on Craigslist.

Re: UPDATE: Turning Toys with Richard Raffan

I'm always interested in a person who has to make a living off his woodworking. It's the guy who has to put food on the table that has the real skills. Richard is who got me into woodworking. I spent a year doing nothing but turning, watching his videos, and reading his books.

Re: UPDATE: Mortise and Tenon Joinery by Hendrik Varju

Woodworking DVD? Another one to bore my family! Woohoo!

Re: UPDATE: Wood Bender's Handbook by Zachary Taylor

Maybe it can tell me how to bend strips of 2x4, for the cheap woodworker.

Re: UPDATE: Turning Wood with Richard Raffan, 3rd edition

I learned everything I know about turning from Raffan. Nothing like learning from a guy who has to live off his trade. I'm still trying to figure out how he hollows out a goblet in 4 seconds.

Re: Add an Inlaid Signature to Your Work

Cool. Better than lacquering over indelible ink. CAUTION: you might want to seal the carving with finish before laying in the epoxy--it can bleed into end grain and ruin your work!

BTW, not sure how expensive the dye powder is, but charcoal dust works well--I've used artist's charcoal. I suppose pencil graphite would work well too.

Re: UPDATE: Carving in the Round by Andrew Thomas and How to Carve Wood by Richard Butz

OK, the penguins, probably not, but the second book looks interesting.

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

I read chapter 1--great stuff.

Re: UPDATE: Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac by Tommy MacDonald and Laurie Donnelly

I read his article on making a blanket chest. Inspiring stuff, particularly about how to take the pain out of carving the relief front panels.

Re: Practice your dovetails while making dinner

What's the background music?

Re: CPSC Drafting New Tablesaw Regulations

I wasn't aware that the SawStop DIDN'T destroy the blade when engaging.

I assume the gov't will get it's way regardless of what the citizens want because, hey, the gov't knows best ;). D@%# the facts, full speed ahead.

In all fairness, if manufacturers are mandated to use this technology, they should NOT have to pay royalties to SawStop, or else let them devise their own. Hopefully the new reg will not be so specific as to eliminate all but SawStop's device.

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