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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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