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I did this project for a friend of my son who couldn't find a TV console long enough for his needs. The 6 foot cabinet is birch ply, the frame, edging and doors are poplar. He wanted it black and it...

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Re: Sometimes hand tools cut the joint faster and easier

Matt, I'm with you. I use what works for me. It is not about what is best, better or the only way. It is about techniques and reading about the various approaches used. Filed away and brought out to try on a project. If it works great if not there are other options.

Re: UPDATE: Furniture Design & Construction by Graham Blackburn

I would welcome the resource

Re: UPDATE: Making Drawers by Hendrik Varju

The issue will be finding time to watch them all.

Re: UPDATE: Weekend Woodturning Projects: 25 Simple projects for the home by Mark Baker

Saw this book in an email the other day and thought it would provide some nice projects. I would like it on my resource shelf.

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

Toss me in the hat.

Re: UPDATE: The Creative Woodturner by Terry Martin

Looks like something different, put me in the hat.

Re: UPDATE: Finishing Wood from Fine Woodworking

I can put this to use right away, sign me up.

Re: UPDATE: A Lesson Plan for Wood Turning by James Rodgers

I have a spot next to the recliner that will just fit this book for some evening reading. Also to CarlSr, congratulations on your retirement.

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

A nice set I could use right a way.

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

Would love to add this to my reference collection.

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

This may help to explain why I do what I do. Looking forward to the read.

Re: UPDATE: Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening by Thomas Lie-Nielsen

Honed my first plane iron yesterday, would like to know if I am om the right track.

Re: UPDATE: Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening by Thomas Lie-Nielsen

Honed my first plane iron yesterday, would like to know if I am om the right track.

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

It's a great book. I have a buddy getting into turning who would appreciate a copy.

Re: UPDATE: Best Workshops from the editors of Fine Woodworking

There is never enough room so a book full of tips would be handy.

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

Toss my name in the pot. Looking to try some letter carving.

Re: Shop Talk Live 23: Cuba's Forgotten Furniture Masterpieces

Good show guys, my first but not my last. The segment on radial arm saws was interesting. I still own my old Sears and I have the planer head and router collet. This was my first big investment in equipment and it was a do all for me for many years. It now collects more dust than it ever makes.

Re: The hobbit cupboard completed

what a nice piece! The hardware is great. I just may have to hook up with the blacksmiths here in LaPorte county. We have number of them along with very nice working blacksmith shop at our county fair grounds.

Re: Repairing a Checked Tabletop

What a cool fix! It would not have helped me with a large crack that open on a custom maple dining table over a year after it was delivered. I completely cut, rejointed and refinished that top a lot of work but my customer is happy. I'll keep this fix in my bag of tricks.

Re: jewellery box

A beautiful piece of work!

Re: Cherry-Walnut stash box

John, Nice job on the box and the finish looks slick. Just finishing up on a series of 12 lift lid boxes out of a variety of woods. Hope my finish looks this good.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Beginning Picture Marquetry by Lawrence Threadgold

I'm in, ya can't win if ya don't enter.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Making Wooden Chess Sets by Jim Kape

I have a box of walnut cutoffs that would be ideal for this project.

Re: Has The Economy Tempered Your Tool Addiction?

My money went into rough lumber this year. It's stickered and air drying so will take awhile before I see the return. I'd love to have a new Unisaw but in no way can I justify the outlay. I did just today order a new (remanufactured) Delta miter saw. I may be sorry but the $100 savings I can put into a blade or my pocket.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Esherick, Maloof, Nakashima: Homes of the Master Wood Artisans by Tina Skinner

Hey, just the book for the new table I'm building.

Re: Workbench Tip: How to Cut Small Trim

What a simple but effective solution. Yes, I've used my band saw depending on what blade is installed but this is now a no brainer.

And to Moshup_Trail; cutting small strips on a table saw is easy. 1.Plane your material to proper thickness and 2. Cut the strips so they fall to the left of the blade. Use a strip cutting jig, you can find plans on-line, for repetability.

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

The shop is never big enough but organization is key. Any hints or help the book can provide would be helpful.

Re: Free Plan: Drill press shelf

My shelf has been on the drill press for over two years and it holds a set of drills, plug cutters and stop blocks. It swings around the column with ease if needed. It sure beats the flimsy plastic one I was going to buy.

Re: Tommy MacDonald and WGBH pursue a new woodworking show

Tommy, I am very much looking forward to the new show. Yes I was sorry to see Norm hang up his TV tool belt but after 38 years I've seen my share of change in business and wood working. Change is good, it keeps us fresh. Best wishes and hope the sponsers come around.

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