Recent comments

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

I enjoy anything from Doug.

Re: Do you mix your own finishes?

A lot depends on the type of wood I'm using. For hardwoods I'll use a 1-1-1 mixture of BLO, Varnish, MS. but on soft wood or resinous wood I find it stays sticky and takes too long to cure. On that kind of wood I'll use shellac or a wash coat of shellac followed by polly. For both finishes I always finish up with a coat of wax applied with 0000 steel wool, that gives a satin sheen.

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

I love making wooden boxes and I love Doug's books and videos.

Re: UPDATE: Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman by Peter Korn

Looks like a good book

Re: Francis Cape: Utopian Benches

Very nice benches, They are very simple but made with wonderful craftsmanship. I love to make benches. Thanks

Re: UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson

Please enter me into the drawing

Re: UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson

Please enter me in the drawing.


Re: Shop Talk Live 8: Just a Splash of Water

Why did you discontinue the video. I much prefer to watch someone talk about a subject with demos and drawings rather than just listening. How can you demo a color or shape on just soundtrack. I really looked forward to the video talk show but I don't think I'll be listening to the sound only very much. It's like talking to someone face to face, much better than by phone or e-mail etc.


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

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Re: We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!

But Wait! There's MORE!!

Re: Poll: What hand tools are on your holiday wish list?

I hope santa will bring me at least one of the items on my wish list. I've been a very good boy. I would like to get all of them but I understand that Santa's purse is a little flat right now.

Re: Making a Wooden Hinge for a Box

Very nice hinges and beautiful box. I just completed a small box and made wooden hinges for it also. However the first time I raised the top one of the hinges broke. Thankfully I had just used glue and pegs to install them so I was able to remove them with some careful chisle work. I lost my cool and replace them with some brass hinges. I will try again---Later. It hurts when you lose several hours of work.


Re: Book Giveaway: Furniture Restoration - Step-by-Step Tips and Techniques for Professional Results

I've done some restoring and found it to be a very tedious but rewarding project. I would like to do more and this book looks like it would be very helpfull in that respect.

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