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This is a great basic shop layout tool but, there are a lot of tools used in many shops that just aren't here. For example I have a Jet 22-44 Oscilating Drum Sander, Spindle Sander, Horizontal...

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Re: TV/Computer Tray

This is just what I was searching for, it's perfect. You wouldn't want to share your would you.
My wife has been bugging my to no end to make her a set of TV Trays. She just informed me that either I get them made or the next time she goes to Target she is buying a set. No matter how upset I get, so I had best get to work and make her some.

Re: AWFS Tool News: Austrian Engineering Comes to the U.S.

I've had my eye on the Hammer Table saw for quite awhile now, it will be my next major purchase. That will give me a second table saw, and save me a lot of time. They are a well built machine, first class all the way.

Re: Tokyo Dungeon Workshop

First off what a shop is very different for sure. I'd be in world of dodo with your shop. I'd end building something and not be able to fit through the hole to get it out of the shop.
But from what I have seen of your work, you seem to do quite fine with the situation.
How did a guy from Beautiful British Columbia, end up in Japan of all places. I'm from the lower mainland myself, you are like about the sixth or seventh guy from back home that I know of wwho is now living in Japan.
We will have to keep in touch......
Keep up the good work, by the way your bandsaw blog is great!!

Re: My retirement dream shop

Nice shop, and I love the Beemer as well.
About two years ago I had to make a desicion, which do I want for a new Beemer just like yours or some new woodworking equipment. Due to a arguement with my wife over getting the new bike I ended up with some new toys for the shop.
The only time I regret my choice is on a hot evening like tonight. I would love to get on the bike for a nice ride and a cool breeze to suppress the heat.

Re: Timber Frame Work Shop

You have my dream shop, you did a wonderful job building it, I love the huge wall of windows, to let all the natural light in.

Re: AWFS Tool Update: Rikon Pours its Best Bandsaw Features into a Super Saw

I spoke with Rod Burrows at length about a year ago when he helped me fix a problem on my 14" Deluxe. It was late on a Friday afternoon and Tech support had already left for the weekend and he was still in the office, so he took the call. I was very suprised by who was helping me, but Rod made sure that I was happy with the support I recieved. He even made a follow up call to me to confirm that all was well. I am impressed that Rikon has actually listened to us the customer. I'm quite sure I am not the only voice he heard. But a lot of whaat we talked about is on this new saw. Way to go Rikon!!!!

Re: Ideas for Woodworking's Own Reality TV

We'll pony up to do it, We even have a cool set up that would work really well for an idea like this, we have a old Movie Theater from the early 1900's converted to a woodshop/residense. Shop down on the main floor about 4000 sqft. And to top it off I have a one of a kind storey brhind everything????????


Re: UPDATED: Giveaway and Poll: The Most Requested Woodworking Gifts of 2009

How do people likr these L/N hammers. They almost look like the hammer user for doing sheet metal, just on a smaller scale. I wouldn't mind having one, I could see a few places it would come in handy.


Re: UPDATED: Giveaway and Poll: The Most Requested Woodworking Gifts of 2009

The Dust Deputy would be a real help in my shop. I get tired of dealing with clogged filters all the time. It would pay for it self in a short period of time. I wonder how many filters, I wouldn't have to buy in a year.

Re: UPDATED: Giveaway and Poll: The Most Requested Woodworking Gifts of 2009

I'd never turn down a chance to win a free tool, but even more so when it's a Lie Nielsen tool.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Craftsman Furniture Projects from the editors of Woodworker's Journal

This is tha Arts and Crafts book I've been wanting.

Re: UPDATED: Giveaway and Poll: The Most Requested Woodworking Gifts of 2009

My family knows anything L/N that I don't already have. There are also some things on the Veritas web site that would make any woodworker Happy

Re: The Forum Fix

Well it has finely happened, the Knots as we all knew it is gone, never to be seen again.
I hope that this is all going to be a worthwhile leap of faith.
I'll have my fingers crossed.

Re: A Dedicated Sharpening Bench- part 1

Is the above drawing available for download?

Re: Update: DVD Giveaway: Working with Plywood by Hendrik Varju

Hendrik's web site also has some great items & links, such as planning sheets for cutting plywood. This DVD would be a fantastic reference tool to have in the shop. I'm sure that whoever is lucky enough to win this will enjoy it. I look forward to viewing it.
It's also nice to see a fellow Canuck being successful and recognized for his hard work.

Re: The Editors Mailbox Has a New Home

I know you are swamped with the upgrades going on right now. For a least three weeks I have been trying to download Garrett's Hand Plane Plane book. Each time I try I get a broken link. I haven't botherd complaining, figuring that you guys are aware of the problem and are working on getting it fixed. Now we don't even have access to the download. Could you please advise me what I have to do to get this book.
Thank You in Advance,

Re: Free Handplane Book Download for Online Members

I have been trying for at least three weeks to download Garrett's book with no luck. I just get a broken link response. I was hoping that I wouldn't have to bug you about this, you already have your plate full. Please help me with this, I have been looking forward to reading his book.
Thank You,

Re: Drawing/Artist table

Very nice, great selection of woods. This will last your daughter a life time and then some.

Re: Tokyo Autumn

Beautiful table

Re: Live Edge Woodworking

Where is the rest of the story?

Re: Anyone with a saw

I hope you dont mind if I use your design for my sons room? He is bugging me for a desk that wont take much space for some reason I never even thought a bout the corner. I have allways used this idea for shelves, great idea.

Re: Cooper Entertainment Center

Another great peice of work. Was this in the house you guys built in Ohio?

Re: Modern Closet

Everytime I see this piece, the more I like it.
Nice to see you over here at fine woodworking!

Re: Twenty Foot Knee-wall Cabinet

Fantastic looking built in, you made great use of other wise wasted space.

Re: Library Wall

Very nice, a tough space to build for, you did a great job

Re: Basement Entertainment Center

If this was your first attempt at veneering, I would have to say I think you have figured it out. The works of Frank Lloyd Wright has allways fasinated me. You have done a wonderful job with challenging room.
You say you built this as boxes that you stacked, did you stack them on site? It would be a real treat if you were able to do a presentation of the job with pictures.

Re: Bow front cabinet

You have done a wonderful job of using using the form of the basin, and keeping everything in balance.
Great work!

Re: The Ultimate Mobile Base?

And here I'm worried about gettin my 1034 lb jointer down off it's 6" high skid onto the concrete floor?

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Woodworker's Guide to Veneering & Inlay by Jonathan Benson.

More and more of the work I have been doing as of late could be made better, not really better but just that added touch more with inlay. Where I live now it's hard to take the classes I would like to take, just due to the traveling. So a lot of my learning has become self taught through the great books available on this web site. Last week I was at a Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Cincinnati and ended up buying 5 more books on wood working, just because I knew it would be a while before the next chance would present itself.
A free book that I dont have would be great. Moneys tight with the way the economy is right now. So anyway to save money is very welcomed.
Hope to hear it is on it's way on June 8th!!

Re: Sam Maloof: 1916-2009

This is a very sad day for the woodworking community. We have lost a icon. Sams passion for woodworking was incredible, he never minded taking the time to chat about his passion. I was lucky enough to have met him about 20 years ago. It is a memory I will always cherish.
My prayers go out to Sam and his family.

Re: Furniture Maker's Shop Destroyed by Fire

At least no one was hurt in the fire. Machines and material can be replaced. Thank God you had insurance!
Atitude is what gets you through the rough times in life. i wish you luck getting back up and running.
Your work has been a inspiration to me.

Re: Curly maple dinning table


Re: Handmade Bench

Nice job!

Re: WoodWorking Bench

He did beautiful job on designing, and building his bench. I would be very proud of it as well.
But that last picture is really scarey!!!!!!!

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