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Re: UPDATE: Weekend Woodturning Projects: 25 Simple projects for the home by Mark Baker

Apparently, I'm not the only one who wants to win this book. Sign me up, please.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique by Doug Stowe

I could use this book.

Re: Reimagining American Furniture Classics

Ajenriquez, and Ray_SHARR, Windsor is in Canada, in the Ontario province, south of Detroit, Michigan, right across the river. Just sayin'. Cool chair, nonetheless. If I could find plans for this chair, that would be awesome!

Re: UPDATE: A Lesson Plan for Wood Turning by James Rodgers

I have access to a Powermatic 2442 lathe and this book would come in handy to teach me more skills on how to use it more efficiently. I hope I win.

Re: UPDATE: Wooden Boxes, by Doug Stowe and Strother Purdy

I would like to win one of these two books; it would give me some ideas for some box designs I would like to try out.

Re: A New Take On Handmade

This is incredible! I wouldn't have believed that a man built stools with his feet without the video attached. This is humbling. Chiefengineer, we got the same problem here in the States, able bodied people taking government handouts for doing nothing.

Re: What Really Happens on a Fine Woodworking Photo Shoot

That was cool! I'm getting to like bluegrass more and more the older I get. I got to build one of these and learn how to play it one of these days.

Re: UPDATE: Mortise and Tenon Joinery by Hendrik Varju

I would love to win this DVD. Put my name in the hat, please.

Re: UPDATE: Win an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live 2013!

"Can you carve out some time for woodworking fun?" I know I can! Sounds like it's going to be a blast. I hope I win.

Re: UPDATE: Renaissance Intarsia, edited by Luca Trevisan

Another great book that Fine Woodworking is giving away. I would love to have this book!

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

I could use a book on the fundamentals since I could use some work on them. Count me in, please.

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

I can always use another book on woodworking to improve my skills. Count me in.

Re: Fine Woodworking on a prime time sitcom!

Now, Asa, when they give you a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, make sure it's made out of wood, preferably an outdoor wood, like mahogany. You might want to start writing you acceptance speech now so you don't have to wing it on stage. By the way, I got my DVR set, too.

Re: UPDATE: Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac by Tommy MacDonald and Laurie Donnelly

I met him at the Woodcraft store in Detroit and he showed his way of cutting dovetail joints, how to sharpen a cabinet scraper, and a couple of other things. I tape his show whenever it comes on and he makes some cool furniture. I would like to win this book.

Re: Tablesaw Safety Around the Clock

They have a clock like the one pictured at the Techshop where I'm a member. Pretty cool idea. Obviously, they also have a sawstop table saw in the shop, and I feel my safe judgement starts slacking since the saw will stop in time to prevent injury. What stops me from doing stupid things is the $200 charge the shop will charge me if I set off the brake, money I don't want to pay for a stupid mistake.
Pippy11, Sawstop did have a plastic brake that did not ruin the blade during the development years, but it didn't go into production. I think Steve Gass gets a kickback from the blade manufacturers every time a sawstop brake discharges.

Re: Antique Workbench Completion

The guy makes a great bench and all you guys complain about is his spelling? For crying out loud, get a life! Or all you complainers jealous for not having woodworking skills? Enough with this foolishness. That's one heck of a bench. I wish I had the time to build one like that.

Re: Antique Workbench Transformation

davidpugh3, some of those new phones are nice, but I think if you look at these articles on a desktop computer, you might like it better. As for the article itself, I think it's a good idea to take some old tools, in this case a workbench, fix what needs to be fixed, and use it again for its intended purpose. Really cool article.

Re: Watch someone turn a lamp shade (it's better than that sounds, really)

After looking at the main picture, but after watching the video, I realized that the turner turned away all of the wood on the inside, in which making a smaller lampshade incredibaly hard to do. I apologize.

Re: Watch someone turn a lamp shade (it's better than that sounds, really)

With all this talk about waste, I did not find anybody noticing the big piece of wood left on the chuck. The turner might be making a smaller lampshade, and after that one is made, making a smaller one still, utilizing more of the log than you people give him credit for. It's still a nice lampshade. I wish I could make one like that, waste and all.

Re: SawStop benchtop model delayed a year

James3one brings up a good point: if the leader of the skin sensing technology for table saws hasn't even produced a working jobsite model yet, how can the parent company of Ryobi be held liable for the Osorio accident when the technology hasn't been invented yet? Ryobi might be able to use this new push back date for the saw to argue for a new appeal.

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

Please put my name in the hat as I would like to have a copy of the video. That's a great looking coffee table, too.

Re: UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson

This sounds like a good book to have and read. Put my name in the drawing, please.

Re: Win an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live!

I would make time for this. I live just outside of Detroit and have been waiting for a show like this to come around. I have seen some of the presenters work in the magazine over the years, and would love to meet the people behind the work. Sign me up as one who would love to attend the show.

Re: How to Slice the Toughest Material Known to Man

That wood that was being shaved probably had some good interior dry rot going on inside. It goes good with the dry humor of the video. Had to sharpen and hone that blade a couple of times when his back was being shaved, too.

Re: UPDATE: Dovetail Techniques with Stephen Hammer

I could always use some help in making dovetails since mine are not real clean. I hope I win.

Re: UPDATE: Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers - The Basics with Dave Richards

This training video would be great to have in the shop. I hope I win.

Re: Green Woodworking?

It gave that ugly Prius some class.

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

After reading the first comment, and for being the last commenter (I don't think so), that means I want it the most. Sign me up, please.

Re: Play Against the Grain: One Lazy Latheman

That was an easy one. One thing to remember is that the small easy to overlook mistakes are the ones that get you in trouble. Paul

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Guitar Lessons by Bob Taylor

I would like to have this book! Sign me up.

Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Fine Woodworking 2011 Annual Collection

I could use this DVD! I want it!

Re: UPDATE: Building Small Cabinets by Doug Stowe

I would love to win this book. It looks very interesting.

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

Now I can have every issue from the beginning to the very latest and greatest of Fine Woodworking. Some of the older articles I would like to read, but for the life of me, just can't seem to find them, even at the public library. To have every issue right at my fingertips would be incredible and just "plane" COOL! Plus, even if I don't win, you guys knocked fifty bucks off the regular price, which I can afford right now, but let's face it, it would be better to get it for free. Hope I win. Paul

Re: UPDATE: Using and Tuning Your Bandsaw by Hendrik Varju

This looks like a very informative and educational set of videos from Hendrik Varju that Fine Woodworking is giving away. I am in the process of buying a bandsaw right now and these videos would sure help me out. Shoot, with these videos, I might buy an old, rusty, saw cheap and refurbish it to like new. Plus, it's free if I win, can't beat that! Put my name in the hat.

Re: CPSC Drafting New Tablesaw Regulations

I'm still wondering why Sawstop uses aluminum brakes instead of plastic ones which the company said it would use when the technology was still being developed. The brakes that are being used now damage the blade, and if you have a $100 Forrest blade on the saw, it adds up fast. Plus the cost of replacing the cartridge isn't cheap either. Granted, it's still cheaper than a hospital bill, but if you use all of the approved safety gear, like push sticks, featherboards, and, most importantly, common sense, you wouldn't need this technology. I agree with ncosman, who stated that schools should use these saws, because the kids are easily distracted and not always paying attention to the job at hand.
I don't think that other manufacturers should have to pay Gass for the licensing of this technology; if he were really trying to reduce injuries as his only goal, he would let the technology end up in public domain where anybody could use it, and he wouldn't benefit from it. He is still making money from the sales of his tablesaws, and a lot of it, last I checked. But then again, all lawyers think the same; they will benefit from somebody else's injuries

Re: UPDATE Caption contest: Win a CommandMax Sprayer

Shave at work with a belt sander? Now I can sleep in an extra half hour!

Re: UPDATE Caption contest: Win a CommandMax Sprayer

Purrs like a kitten, but scratches like a lion!

Re: UPDATE Caption contest: Win a CommandMax Sprayer

Most expensive shaver I ever bought, but man, what a close shave! Lasts all month, too!

Re: UPDATE Caption contest: Win a CommandMax Sprayer

Now that's what I call multitasking: sanding wood and shaving face at the same time! Those office workers ain't got nuthin' on me.

Re: Furniture Lab: Tech Cabinet Part 2

I can't wait to see the cabinet when it's done, especially the marks from the scrub plane. It's looking cool so far. Paul

Re: We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!

What, I gotta make two more planes??!!?? And I gotta give them away??!!?? C'mon, man!!

Re: We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!

I'm done with the grooves, are you still fiddling with that camera? Take the picture already!! What? You did? Oh.

Re: UPDATE: Back to Basics: Fundamentals of Sharpening from Fox Chapel Publishing

This book would be sure nice to have, since I have trouble sharpening chisels and such. Put my name in the hat, please. Thanks. Paul

Re: Winners Announced: You Want What Contest

I, for one, would like to see pictures of these projects the readers submitted for the contest, if they have them. The flying roasting spit piqued my interest; where do you vent the smoke in an airplane that is at 30,000 feet altitude? And the bed, well let's just say it is interesting for the story behind it. Paul

Re: Tablesaw Safety Goes Under the Microscope--Again

Since all of this mess is happening right now, there are other companies developing flesh sensing technology to be retrofitted onto existing tablesaws. Go to www.whirlwindtools.com and take a look. What's nice about this tech is that it can be used on just about any tablesaw in the marketplace now, it won't damge the blade so you have to buy a new one and a new cartridge, and it would probably be a lot cheaper than buying a Saw Stop. I just hope that with all of Gass' patents on the tech, he won't claim patent infringement on this new tech and have them shut down.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Frugal Woodturner by Ernie Conover

I have another book by Ernie Conover that is filled with a lot of valuable information. Ernie does a great job writing books. And with this one, it would be nice to learn how to make tools and a lathe. I hope I win this book! Paul

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Back to Basics: Setting Up Your Workshop from Fox Chapel Publishing

This book looks like it would have a lot of valuable information on how to set up a shop. Not only about tools and such, but about which is the most durable flooring, the brightest lighting, the best dust collection and everything else to set up the perfect shop. I hope I win this book!

Re: Ole Boulle

As to how the golden 1/4 sphere is made, I'm guessing half of a sphere was turned like a bowl on the lathe,cut in half, and then gold leaf was applied.

Re: Mahogany Sofa and Ottomans

I thought I saw the plans for the chair and table in some other magazine, and sure enough, that magazine is sitting right on the table. I also enjoy reading that same magazine. By the way, since you made the furniture out of mahogany, you can keep them outside if you wanted to, since mahogany is an outdoors wood.

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