Hontanx, Landes, FR

Recent comments

Re: Reimagining American Furniture Classics

A similar style of chair was first seen in England as early as the sixteenth century. What we know as a windsor chair today was first shipped from Windsor, in South-East England, to London in 1724. It's certainly a classic but in this case not American.
On the other hand Shaker furniture is an American classic.

Re: It's impossible to cheat at woodworking

Wow, that's a lot of comments. When I started working wood many years ago in England I did a three year cabinet making course at the London College of Furniture. There we started from scratch, we were taught about wood and tools. I can now take a piece of rough timber and turn it into a straight, flat, square edged plank with only the use of hand tools. I can make any type of joint you care to mention with only hand tools. Learning all these skills is an essential step in becoming a woodworker, in my opinion. However, I very rarely use these methods when making furniture, it just takes too long. I use table saws, band saws, routers, shapers, planer/thicknessers, and any jigs or other aids that can be bought, borrowed or built. Cheating? No, no such thing.

Re: Big Router Table on a Budget

I like this router table, I might even build one. The main modification I would make is to include a track for a miter gague which would improve the table's versatility.

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