Detroit, MI, US
I'm done with the grooves, are you still fiddling with that camera? Take the picture already!! What? You did? Oh.
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
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
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.
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
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!
Ladderback chairs are what I consider one of the more interesting designs to make, and with the knowledge gained from this book, I won't put building them off any longer. Now if I can only get my hands on some lumber, maybe some nice oak or some birdseye mable.... I really hope I'm picked to receive this book, hint, hint.
I just read the article about building your own shop machines: bowl lathe, crosscut saw, thickness sander, and the like, and was really impressed. Since I don't have deep pockets, I just might build the bowl lathe, and maybe a couple of other machines, too. The thing is, I don't think these plans will go over well with the general public; there's nobody to sue if a finger gets cut off, like the guy who used the contractor's saw improperly. He then sue's Ryobi's parent company, One World, because the saw didn't have skin sensing technology on it. I'm trying to make light of all this mess with the court case and the payouts and all. I just hope I haven't laid any litigation seeds out there with this comment. You know who you are.
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.
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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