Here I will show you how to use a tool that Norm has never seen. If enough of you readers like this I will be able to buy the sleeves for my shirt and I will look just like him. Shoot, I forgot the most important thing. Please remember to wear these safety glasses.
I would love a chance to win this book. Sharping is a skill I really need to work on and I am sure everyone could use help on this subject.
I did a job with a carpenter that was a basement remodel and the entire job was meant to be a english pub style rec room. The plan from the start was a drop ceiling with a tin ceiling look. The walls were finished and the owner told us she now hated drop ceiling and could it be sheetrocked. There are many valves and junction boxes and wires that needed to be used later so this was not an option. The next day she came to us with a picture of a beach house that she wanted the room to look like now, My solution to this problem was to make beams with shiplap bead board panels that were pickled and removable. It actually cam out great even if it took three times as long to build as it should.
This book looks very interesting can't wait to get started.Count me in.
I was thinking of a job I had in college where the boss came in one day with a pile of barn siding he found on an old fallen down barn and a few boxes of sheetrock screws. He wanted me to make very , very crude cabinets out of the boards with as much rustic appeal as possible so his wooden boxes would look even more refined and polished. I have to admit they had a certain rustic charm. He used them for a few years and I stopped in where his store used to be a few years later and the new owner had some glass ornaments displayed on them. I guess it was four hours well spent.
I have a 20 yr old Hegner scroll saw and would love to learn to use it for more than the few puzzles I have cut . Sounds like it would be great for next years Christmas gifts.
I finally got to finish reading the book. I thought it was very well done but some of it was a little to basic. I think that a follow up book for improving and expanding a basic shop would be a great addition. Show us how the pros tackle their shops. All in all I liked the book and love Fine Woodworking.
I had a request to build a set of built in shelves to fit a building that was purposely built out of square. The building had to fit a zero lot line building that had to follow the crooked lot. The shelves had to try to look square but be built "crooked". As my father in law would say " A man on a galloping horse would hardly notice the difference." They would not let me build them to hide the out of clitter situation I think they wanted to show it off.
I have always been a "square " woodworker so it might be time to "Go Round" I have an old lathe and could use help getting it going.
I am re setting up shop so this would be a great book to help maximize my shop enjoyment.
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