Recent comments

Re: Hope Chest

Exquisite chest! I am making one for my granddaughter so learnt about your finishing method is quite timely as I am using curly cherry too.

Re: Red Oak Bar now

Love the design and execution! Wish I could see the front of the base! Great job!

Re: Garrett Hack: Furnituremaker and Farmer

What a gift to be blessed with such great talent so early in life! I can only imagine what that has meant to you! Thanks for sharing it with us! Continued health and good fortune to you!

Re: UPDATE: 2011 Fine Woodworking Archive DVD-ROM (1975 - 2011)

The opportunity to win this CD of all the information contained in Fine Woodworking magazine's years is great! It certainly would be a huge benefit to anyone who loves woodworking, especially someone like me who has been attempting to increase my skill level. I started woodworking only a few years ago and really enjoy it. Actually, subscribing to Fine Woodworking for a number of years was what convinced me that pursuit of woodworking was a worthy activity in that it gives one a chance to be creative while developing fine skills that could result in some beautiful and worthwhile projects. My projects to date have been a small desk insert modifying an existing credenza, and several boxes for my grand children's treasures. So, this journey toward excellence in woodworking has been exciting and most challenging. However, I am still working with a positive attitude with hopes of getting a little better with each project. In any case, I am having fun. Now, if we can just find wood that is good and cheap, some more time to pursue the fun stuff, and some money to buy the desired (needed tools) that we all drool over, life will be even better.

Re: We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!

I made these planes and they actually work - Wow!

Re: Having Trouble Finishing? Here's a Great Product

How well does this work on wood that is prone to finish splotching such as cherry?

Re: Poll: What accessories, jigs, and shop gear are on your holiday wish list?

A well heated shop with adequate lumber storage and finishing facilities would be at the top of my list. In the mean time, the next best thing would be more time to spend in the shop to finish some of the projects already in progress. Could always use more clamps; like Norm says "you never have too many clamps". Right behind that would be a vacuum press to assist in proper glue up of veneer. These things are beyond the scope of your lists, but as long as you are dreaming, I think it is OK to dream big.

Re: New Yankee Workshop Series Ends

Wow! Norm is my hero! I met him once at the IWS in Atlanta. What a really nice guy! I am really bummed about this because he helped take the mystery out of woodworking. Norms personality is such that you are immediately put at ease and we, the audience, are empowered to believe that it is indeed "not rocket science". While he will be sorely missed, I hope that his New Yankee Workshop shows will be run over and over. Every time I watch one, even if it is one I have seen before, I learn something new. This is also true when watching This Old House. Thanks, Norm, for making such a significant contribution to the hobby, and the woodworking craft in general! You are indeed special to so many! I look forward to seeing you on This Old House!

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