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Re: UPDATE: Making Drawers by Hendrik Varju

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Re: Tablesaw Safety Around the Clock


usafchief,

You should do a little research about Sawstop before criticizing it for not handling things that it does, in fact, handle.

Re: Tablesaw Safety Around the Clock

OK, you guys have convinced me. People should stop being idiots. They should stop doing stupid things. They should not sue manufacturers for their own mistakes. They should do all this perfectly 100% of the time.

And if somebody does make a mistake, then he deserves to lose a hand or an eye or his life, and if innocent bystanders are injured as a consequence, well that's their tough luck.

Safety devices are for loser wimps who should never have owned or operated machines that could injure them. I don't know why I didn't think of all that myself. It seems so obvious now.

Re: Tablesaw Safety Around the Clock

The sawstop is not affected by a loose knot in a board. It's triggered by contact with something that conducts electricity, like a finger or a hotdog. It could be triggered by a very wet board, but it has an override switch for situations like that.

The guy who invented it did offer to license it to saw manufacturers, but they ignored him.

Yes, I know that anti-lock brakes don't work under all conditions. But they do work under many conditions that would otherwise lead to crashes. I'm still not sure what your position is: all safety devices are bad under all circumstances, and so they shouldn't be installed?

Nobody is saying that the use of a safety device means you don't have to think about safety. It's just one more safety net in case something bad happens. Since you were in the air force, you know that flying relies on backups to backups to backups so that if one thing goes wrong, it doesn't necessarily cause an accident.

I'm sorry you're so angry about so many things, usafchief. You must have had a tough life.

Re: Tablesaw Safety Around the Clock

Wow. It's amazing the level of hostility to sawstop by some on this thread.

Re: Tablesaw Safety Around the Clock

There are some safety devices that we now take for granted that didn't exist 40 years ago: Anti-lock brakes, for example. Should they be outlawed on the grounds that only an idiot would slam on the brakes in slippery conditions, and that whatever happens as a result of that is just what the idiot deserves? And what if the idiot runs into somebody else because he couldn't stop?

Still trying to understand the position...

Re: Tablesaw Safety Around the Clock

So, usafchief, are you saying that if a machine had existed that would have prevented the loss of part of your thumb, you wouldn't have wanted it? Are you saying that you were an idiot and deserved to have an accident?

Isn't it better if there are safety features on machines that help protect us from our all-to-human momentary lapses in attention or judgement?

Just trying to understand your point of view here.

Re: Tablesaw Safety Around the Clock

I've got two of those! One for an expensive crosscut blade, the other for a very expensive dado set. But no clock movements.

Good idea.

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

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A lot of sites that allow comments have a "Report Spam" button associated with each comment. Not a bad idea...

Re: ouch this on hurt

Which of the 82 videos at that link are you referring to?

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Re: Chest of draws [sic] Revealed



All kidding aside, I do like it a lot.

David

Re: Chest of draws [sic] Revealed



What tools did you use for your design drawerings?

How did you decide where to drawer the line between draws?

How deep are the draws? According to the dictionary, they should be shallower than a ravine.

Did you drawer any blood while dovetailing the draw sides?

Can you drawer any parallels between this piece and other pieces you have done?

You should enter it in a design competition. Win, lose, or drawer, I'm sure it would be a good experience.

I like your design a lot. I'm very drawern to it.

:)

Re: Chest of draws



The difference between the almost right word & the right word is really a large matter--it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.
- Mark Twain, 1888

Re: Chest of draws

Draw does not mean drawer, whether spoken or written.

Re: Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?

Thanks for your thoughtful response.It's exactly what I expected.

Re: Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?



This was a pretty good thread until the past day or two. Maybe the two guys who've been stinking up the place with their arrogance and negativity will go away now.

Nah... Probably not...


Re: Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?



aaron_k

Well, the reason I didn't reply to Peter's last post was that I agree with him too. :)

No fun if everybody agrees, right?

But my opinion of the entire modernist movement, from Bauhaus to hairpin legs, to curvy, minimalist chairs is: I don't much care for it.

Not sure where to go from there. No accounting for taste, I suppose.

David

Re: Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?



Peter,

I was with you right up until "we can't see frozen music". I'm not sure about that.

Jim Tolpin has a great exercise on page 1 of his book "Measure Twice: Cut Once." He shows two tables, identical except for the relative proportions of the top and the apron. The table designed according to the golden ratio looks fine, the other just looks wrong.

You can see it if you "Look inside the book" on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Measure-Twice-Cut-Once-Woodworking/dp/155870809X

So, maybe we can't see frozen music, but maybe we can see frozen discordance? If almost everybody who looks at those two tables agrees which one looks best, what does that tell us about design? Have our eyes have been trained to respond that way since infancy, or is it somehow more "built in"?

Or maybe we can agree about simple forms like those tables, but more complicated forms are not so easily judged?

David

Re: Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?



Asa,

That interpretation of the quote is certainly something that I can agree with. I wonder if that's what Mr. Jacobsen intended, however. Take a look at his designs here, for example.

http://www.bonluxat.com/d/arne-jacobsen.html

They seem far from restrained, to my eye at least.

David

Re: Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?


Neil,

Wow, what a rant! Maybe after you calm down a little you can post again and explain a few things, like why you have such contempt for home woodworkers. And what is it, exactly, that disgusts you so much -- are you really that upset that people want to learn how to sharpen and tune their hand planes?

Oh, and how is it that a guy who is "of the Maloof/Krenov generation" looks to be around 40? What's your secret?

Me, I'll just be waiting here, tears streaming down my face, waving at the parade that passed me by as it recedes into the distance.

David


Re: Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?

I'm still pondering the quote from Arne Jacobsen: "Good design is when you can't remove any more elements."

Surely that's not the only thing that characterizes good design. By that measure, Ikea particle board bookcases would qualify. They do a fine job holding books, and it's hard to remove any more elements. If you do, they'll fall down. But do we want them in our homes? Not me.

So what's being left out of that formulation? I suspect that at least part of it is "personal preference" element. What looks good to your eye?

George Walker has a great blog on design that addresses questions like this.

http://georgewalkerdesign.wordpress.com/

Ultimately, I don't believe that the Jacobsen quote is any more helpful than the old joke about how to carve the statue of David: start with a big block of marble and chip away anything that doesn't look like David.


Re: Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?

@Ieronymus

You quote Arne Jacobsen: Good design is when you can't remove any more elements. And you say "How true."

That is definitely a personal preference, don't you think? Not everyone will agree with you.

For example, read "From Bauhaus to Our House" for a dissenting opinion.

Re: Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?

OK, so I guess I'll start. I don't like this furniture style. Krenov, Maloof, Danish Modern -- it all looks too 1950s to me. Too skinny, like a gawky teenager. I keep expecting to see chrome legs.

I realize that I'm being a bit heretical, but my hope is that this style does not beget the style of the 21st century.

Don't ask me what I'd prefer in its place, because I don't know.

Re: Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?

OK, so I guess I'll start. I don't like this furniture style. Krenov, Maloof, Danish Modern -- it all looks too 1950s to me. Too skinny, like a gawky teenager. I keep expecting to see chrome legs.

I realize that I'm being a bit heretical, but my hope is that this style does not beget the style of the 21st century.

Don't ask me what I'd prefer in its place, because I don't know.

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Re: Blast Gate Improvement

Don't those holes leak when the gate is open?

Re: Blast Gate Improvement

Seems like a good idea, but I'm not sure I follow. Could you explain a little more?

Re: UPDATE:DVD Giveaway: Revelations on Table Saw Set-up & Safety by Hendrik Varju

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Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Encyclopedia of Wood

Some might say that since I won last week, that I shouldn't win again. They would be wrong.

Re: "Ember in Black" Vase

Beautiful. How did you finish it?

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Turning Boxes with Threaded Lids by Bill Bowers

It's definitely my "turn" to win.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Creating a Fine Art Entry Table by Robert Ortiz

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Re: Ash Night Table

What an interesting design! When you say "the panels were...doweled together", do you mean that the side panels were doweled to the top and bottom panels. What about the connection between the panels and the posts? Were those joints doweled too?

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Re: Shop Tool Storage Cabinets

I'm halfway through building something very similar to your lower unit, and I have a question. I'm trying to decide whether to make the lower, deeper drawers have high drawer sides, or to keep them at 4 or 5 inches. How deep did you make your drawer sides?

Re: Paint Shelves

Wonderful!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Choosing & Using Hand Tools

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Re: UPDATE: Unlocking the Secrets of Traditional Design

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Re: Create Shop Drawings II

Oops. Never mind. I found your post on this subject here.

http://finewoodworking.taunton.com/item/2440/organizing-bundling-and-printing-full-size-templates

David

Re: Create Shop Drawings II

This is a great tutorial. Thank you.

I have a question about printing. You say that you can print out a full size template (of a leg, for example) to use on the lathe. How do you do that? Do you have a large format printer?

For those of us who don't, is it possible to have SketchUp print a large component on several sheets along with registration marks for taping the sheets together?

Thanks again.

David

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

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Re: Took A Hit

Wow. That's really spectacular. Is the top parallel to the floor? How about the drawer bottoms?

What are the bluish cylinders in the third picture?

Really interesting piece.

Re: Cocobolo & Pauduk momento box

This is spectacular! The combination of Cocobola and Padauk makes the box look like it lit from within. Beautiful.



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