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Eagan, MN, US
My son thought he could come over to the shop to build a beautiful box for his wife for Christmas. He had 2 hours. Needless to say, he didn't even get the rough lumber milled in that time. He could have used a book like this.
This sounds like the perfect book for me.
I have yet to find a finishing technique that I like.
I want one that is foolproof, easy to clean up after, allows me to take my time when putting it on, very durable, easily repairable, and doesn't look like poly when I'm done.
I also want one that doesn't set off my explosive gasses alarm like shellac does.
I suppose it is too much to ask for, but it would be nice if I found that solution in this book.
I've never ever dreamed of trying to make a chair. I tend to build things that are all at right angles to each other. I would never think of building a chair without a LOT of direction.
This book might actually get me to make that project for my wife she keeps asking me about.
My son needs this book. He tried to make a box for his wife. He bought all the wood, brought it over, started cutting, and got stuck. A year later, I gave him back the wood.
I have owned a joiner for many years. I have never used it. I have no idea if it is set up correctly. I'm almost afraid to turn it on. I would love the DVD to see how I did.
I attended a 6-week course by the same name. It was taught by the editor of another woodworking magazine. I learned a lot, but haven't had time to practice the craft. This book would sure help.
When I first read the title of the article, I thought you were talking about a VERY dangerous sport - the Bullet Catch - even more dangerous than the Javelin Catch. ;-)
As with all of these books, it would be nice to have a list of the original articles that make up the book. That way I would know if I needed the book because I was missing the articles.
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