Holliston, MA, US

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Current Power Tool Area

My current power tool area

Shop Layout

Tried the shop layout tool--a bit slow and cumbersome but this is where I got to.

Cherry Screwdriver

I made this screwdriver from an off-cut from some 2x2 cherry table legs. I turned the cherry block on my drill press using the hanger bolt adapter shown. The ferule is a plumbing part I found and the...

Recent comments

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

These look great! I'd love to win!

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

I love Doug's work and would love to have this book.

Re: UPDATE: Read a review of Wooden Boxes by the giveaway winner

That looks like a great book! I love to build boxes.

Re: UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

It would be great to have this!

Re: UPDATE: Sharpening & Tuning Hand Planes and Chisels by Hendrik Varju

Looks like a great DVD--I'd love to win it!


Re: UPDATE: Refinishing Furniture Made Simple (with DVD) by Jeff Jewitt

Great looking good--I'd love to have it!

Re: The Biggest Lathe We've Ever Seen

I know this lathe is a joke but there are some really big lathes, like the one at Mystic Seaport for turning ships masts and spars. This lathe must be over 50 long and can turn a log several feet across.

Here is someone else's photo of it:


As I recall the drive for the lathe includes an old automotive transmission. The cutter is advanced on a carriage that slides along the lathe ways more like a metal working lathe.


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

Looks like a great one--I'd love to win it!

Re: Should Woodworkers Say Goodbye to Ebony?

Good job Bob Taylor! And let's just leave politics out of the discussion please; this is woodworking and instrument-making after all.

Re: UPDATE: Practical Furniture Design from Fine Woodworking

Looks like a great book--I'd love to win!

Re: UPDATE: Dovetail Techniques with Stephen Hammer

Looks like a great DVD--I'd love to win it!

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

Looks great--I would love to use sketchup more effectively!

Re: Stephen Colbert Takes the Sizzle Out of SawStop

The problem isn't SawStop per se, it is the royalties that Mr. Gass wants us all to pay for the SawStop technology. Right now, with his over-broad patents in force, there is no way to build any technology like this into any saw without paying Mr Gass the fortune that he is apparently asking for.

If Gass really wants to help people, he should license his patents for $1.00. As it stands now, I think he is using the government to try to force a deal that he could not negotiate.

Let's call a spade a spade: this is a commercial issue and not a safety issue.

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

Looks great--I'd love to have it!

Re: UPDATE: Building Small Cabinets by Doug Stowe

Looks like a great book and I would love to win it!

Re: UPDATE: Building Doors & Drawers by Andy Rae

Looks great! Love to win it!


Re: Fine Woodworking Magazine Goes Digital

I would prefer PDF's (like some of your competitors do). The new format is not really very easy to navigate, nor is it portable to. PDF solves both problems.

Re: UPDATE Caption contest: Win a CommandMax Sprayer

I love this new trac-one-million multiblade razor!

Re: We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!

(You know the tune!)

Groovin' on a workshop afternoon.
Really, couldn't fit that drawer too soon.
I can't imagine a fit that's better.
The world is ours whenever we're together.


Re: At Last... FW Videos on the iPad

This is great news! Thanks for doing this.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Carving 18th Century American Furniture Elements by Tony Kubalak

Looks like a great book--I'd love to win it!

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

Looks like a great book! I would love to have it!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Making Wooden Chess Sets by Jim Kape

This looks like a great book!

Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Surface Preparation and Staining by Hendrik Varju

This looks like a great DVD and I would like to enter!


Re: A Brand New Bench Video!

I agree with the other comments that workbench design, and Roubo-style workbenches in particular, have been thoroughly explored in my "other favorite" woodworking magazine. It would be nice to see FWW cover other, less well plowed territory.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Civil War Woodworking by A.J. Hamler

I would love to have this book! It looks great!

Re: iPad and Woodworking?

I remember getting the early black and white FWW issues and the B&W only Kindle seems like a step back in time that would not be good.

I like the PDFs FWW puts here now--they work fine on my iPod touch.

I wish this site would move from Flash based video to HTML5 or other iPod/iPhone-friendly movie, but flash works great on the desktop. It has always seemed funny to me that FWW seems worried about copying videos and so uses Flash, but nicely has PDFs here for the magazine content.

Having a small screen optimized (iPhone/iPod etc) mobile version of the site would be great too! I know others are doing this!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Make Your Own Walking Sticks by Charles Self

This book looks like a good one! I would love to be able to make sticks like these.

Re: UPDATED: Giveaway and Poll: The Most Requested Woodworking Gifts of 2009

The Lie-Nielsen stuff is great! Tom L-N has been a great friend to the woodworking world by making it possible to keep the hand-tool tradition alive and prospering. With L-N, would you have had a tablesaw vs handsaw tenon shoot out?

It's a wonderful woodworking life!

Re: UPDATED: What Tools Are on Your Holiday Wish List?

I am going to the Lie-Nielsen mini-show outside of Boston this weekend to look at the inlay tools.

One thing already in Santa's bag is a new chopsaw, but I am still figuring out which chopsaw blade to buy. Forrest is great but $$$, so Freud looks like the value winner so far.

Re: Bench Cookie Giveaway

I would love to try out these bench cookies! They look yummy for routing edges.

Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Jointer and Planer Secrets by Hendrik Varju

Count me in too!

Re: UPDATE: Unlocking the Secrets of Traditional Design

Looks like a great book, revealing the "secrets" of good design.

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