Robert Szrama, Damascus, OR, US

Recent comments

Re: STL 76: The Drunken Woodworker

Am I the only one getting a file not found error?

Re: Easy levelers for shop work stands

Nice addition. But why the bevel? Unless I miss something, it seems to me if you just drill a pilot hole for the stem of the screw such that your adjustment screw-driver will fit you don't have to futz around with keeping the screwdriver on the end of the screw. Adjustment becomes - insert the screwdriver, turn gently till engaged in the slot, and turn to adjust.

What say you?

Regards -

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

I do all the "right" things but still don't have a shave ready blade.

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

My daughter in-law was supposed to inherit a blanket chest. Sadly it didn't happen. So I started thinking about building one for her in the style of the missed desire. More ideas are almost always better just short of the point of confusion. Blanket chests must be the new let's build it thing. I sure have seen quite a few different options in the magazines as of late.

Re: UPDATE: The Unplugged Woodshop: Handcrafted Projects for the Home & Workshop by Tom Fidgen

Was learning to drive my #6 (Woodriver) yesterday. It certainly was nice to be able to think and hear while dabbling in the hobby.

Re: UPDATE: Renaissance Intarsia, edited by Luca Trevisan

I think the idea of these techniques developing from primitive to advanced is overstated. Indeed there is development but a lot of what we see is the "style" of the era. The Roman Statuary show wonderful perspective whereas the period illustrations are flat; one might say stylized. Perhaps this is the desired style of the community. Fashion in art causes us to go OOOH over ridiculous things (e.g - paint splashed on a canvas that people "admire" for its aesthetic -gag). Unless people are fundamentally different now (please be real) the art community strives to create novelty and the consumer pays for what they want. In the renaissance era this comes out as intarsia.

Re: UPDATE: The Foundations of Better Woodworking by Jeff Miller

This was my Christmas present to my eldest, and my namesake, who has the woodworking bug too. He said it looked to be a great resource. Sigh. It's on my short list of ww books...

Re: The birth of a hobbit cupboard

You been spammed (see the first comment). Nice cabinet, feel like I'm in Hobbitown.

Re: UPDATE: Arts & Crafts Style Coffee Table with Gregory Paolini

My guilty pleasure. Watching others do the work.

Re: Should Woodworkers Say Goodbye to Ebony?

GOOD job Bob Taylor. As for all those nitpicking about replanting, no one is stopping you from starting an organization/charity to replant the ebony forests. Being a critic is easy. Walking the walk is admirable. Kudos to Taylor for effecting and affecting what they can.

Re: UPDATE: Fine Woodworking Best Workbenches from the editors of Fine Woodworking and a special magazine issue, Workbenches.

The challenge is the my eyes are bigger than my wallet. Sigh, what can I afford.

Re: Make Your Own Dowels

To NM WOODWORKER - Did you harden the steel?

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