John_Moran


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Re: UPDATE: Handmade Furniture: 21 Classic Woodworking Projects to Build for Your Home by Rafael Nathan

That would look nice on my bookshelf ... assuming your offer reaches across The Pond, which they never do.

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

Just what I have been waiting for.

Re: UPDATE: Fine Woodworking's Tables and Chairs

a comment

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

If this competition includes us guys paying our dues on the other side of the Atlantic, count me in.

Re: UPDATE: Blanket Chests by Scott Gibson and Peter Turner

This would allow me to make the perfect wedding present for my daughter wedding in the New year.

But then I guess us Brits are excluded from the competition, as usual.

regards - John

Re: Digital Angle Gauge: What do you use yours for?

They are perfectly accurate enough for all woodworking tasks, but the battery life is appalling. It should have auto-off and last at least a year. A slightly unfair comparison but, my Mitutoyo digital calipers last at least five years with constant use on a tiny battery.

These guys need to re-design with battery life in mind.

Then it would be perfect.

Re: Calculating for Wood Movement

Ed, Nice article, thanks.

Just a comment, I'm puzzled by the apparent melting in the bottom corners of your meter - was that caused by something hot, or a solvent?

It obviously doesn't seem to have affected the accuracy so you got an excellent bargain there.

Regards - John

Re: UPDATE: In the Greene & Greene Style: Projects and Details for the Woodworker by Darrell Peart

An excellent looking book to add to my library.

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

This would go nicely with all the other excellent books I have from Richard.

Re: UPDATE: Refinishing Furniture Made Simple (with DVD) by Jeff Jewitt

Count me in ... although I think us Brits are excluded from all your "win this" promotions for some reason ...

Re: Time to end the hand vs. power battle

I don't see why people have to be so elitist over hand work, as though using a machine is a sin.

In reality, as always in a sane World, a nice mix of the two is the perfect solution - use what is best for the job in hand.

I particularly like the bandsaw for very efficient conversion of thick material; I like the table saw for its quick and accurate cuts, and you can't beat the hand plane for silky smooth surfaces.

Re: UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson

Not sure whether us Brits are included in this competition, we rarely are, but just in case - please add my mame.

Re: Make perfect square pegs with real strength

Sorry, forgot to mention - it chops all the image-related text off as well.

Re: Make perfect square pegs with real strength

Nice article - shame your formatting chops all the images in half when you try to print the article ... and yes, I tried formatting the paper for landscape and the images were still chopped in half and pushed to the RHS of the page.

Re: UPDATE: Building Small Cabinets by Doug Stowe

Count me in - looks good.

Re: Recycled Materials Make for One Great Budget Workbench

No, gsm627, it isn't a useless blog at all.

However, what is very annoying is finding out that when you print the article to a pdf file, the images are missing!

So, excellent article, shame about the back-up systems.

Kind regards - John Moran



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