Recent comments

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

my little LN block plane is my favorite tool in the shop and it holds an edge like no other tool that I've owned. I'm a believer in the quality of these tools and would love this book.

Re: UPDATE: Read a review of Wooden Boxes by the giveaway winner

was just looking for ideas on box making and this looks more advanced than anything I've seen.

Re: UPDATE:French Polishing: Finishing and restoring using traditional techniques by Derek Jones

I am ready to learn!

Re: New Yankee Workshop Series Ends

I came from a family of furniture builders specializing in upholstery. Although I loved my grandfather's shop and loved to watch him work, I had no love for it for myself until I took up woodshop as a school kid. Then many years passed where I had no access to tools and was focused on career/family, until I saw Norm on NYWS and was inspired to build a project for my wife. A construction crew was remodeling our home and I borrowed their tools. It was great in all respects but I had no time for woodworking. After years in technology industry I started watching Norm and David Marks and got back into it and now my kids are involved. What a wholesome alternative to staring at a computer screen! I wish I could do it full time, but have to pay the bills and don't have the talent of the professionals who can make a living. Norm has done a great service by demystifying so many things for so many people. Wood is good.

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