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Re: UPDATE: 3 Book Giveaway! Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to...

I'm in.

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

Yeah, I think I could squeeze in a FWW event like this into my schedule. The Mrs. will just have to wait another week for that side board.

Re: Hidden Genius: The Extraordinary Furniture of Roentgen

I really would have like to have seen this exhibit. It started in October yet FWW does a piece on it ten days before it ends. Oh well.

Re: Making a Crematory Urn Box: Part I

My mom passed in October of last year. My sisters asked me to make the urn. Being a novice woodworker I was a little apprehensive. But thanks to the prior box making video on this site and articles written by Doug in FWW's back issues, I was able to make something that everyone was impressed with. I used curly maple for the sides and figured walnut for the keys and an inset in the top. Thanks Doug (and FWW), you've been a big help.

Re: I built a lumber rack one morning - Now I have a lumber problem

I realized I had a lumber problem when I knew I had to build a barn to start storing what I already had properly!

Re: workbench

Nice bench rcj. I'm about to start building a new one myself based on the Robuea(sp?) design too (Chris Swartz's Bench book). I'd like to ask some questions. Why do you have a sliding deadman on the opposite side as well? Also, can you tell me what kind of wheels you used? I was planning on adding those or the new bench casters that Rockler sells. I believe a harder type wheel will roll better. I'm glad you pointed out that Lowes can order #1 grade wood. I didn't know that.

Did you use leather on the vises? What type of glue did you use if you did?

Is there any reason you used long grain for the end of the bench on the vice?

Again, great looking bench.


Re: Tool-shopping tips for flea market fanatics

I too went to the Brimfield Fair two weekends ago and came back with some great items including a prime #6 Stanley plane, an old Disson hand saw, a rosewood marking gauge,some turning tools and several socket chisels (some old Buck Bros) just to name a few of the tools. It helped that my wife went and found treasures too. We spent 6 hours there and saw about half of the vendors. Hint: Don't pay asking price everyone will negotiate at least somewhat. I highly recommend this fair (no rides or games here) not just for tools but for anyone looking for unique items or old furniture that needs tlc.

Re: Roland Johnson's Complete Illustrated Guide to Bandsaws hits the stands!

This book came out just in time for me. I was having trouble cutting large bowl blanks with my 14" and decided it was time for a new one. Then the Tools and Shops issue arrived in the mail box and Roland had me thinking (as well as the article about putting your router into the table saw). This book really is the bible when it comes to Band Saws. He covers it all. I highly recommend it. Now if I could just make up my mind on which saw to buy...

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