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Re: UPDATE: Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening by Thomas Lie-Nielsen

I just got in line...

Re: UPDATE: Mortise and Tenon Joinery by Hendrik Varju

Eleven hours! It may be hard to choose between this and another reading of War and Peace...

Re: UPDATE: Building Small Cabinets by Doug Stowe

Winning it sounds good, and it would go over ever so much better with my beloved (aka swmbo).

Re: Bubinga Shelf

One thing is not clear from your photos -- is the shelf "floating" above the lower horizontal member, or is it "resting" on it? (I think I would prefer it to be "floating" -- I just wonder if you decided otherwise.)

Re: Bubinga Shelf

I think it's an excellent and very clean design. Prepare to be plagiarized! Having lived in several houses with wavy walls, I like that the design allows for some of that -- I really dislike having to fit a piece to such a wall. I would have hung it using keyhole slots in back, but that's largely because I would rather do the fiddlies with the keyholes than fill the holes and match the finish.

Re: Poll: Any Machinery on your Holiday Wish List?

A Sawstop would be nice, but a European planer/thicknesser would be ever so nice!

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

A Festool half-sheet orbital sander, please. I already have a half-sheet orbital sander, and it's great for everything except my breathing apparatus. The Festool would obviate the need for those darn masks

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

I've never made it to one of the Lie-Nielsen demos, but I'd be delighted to experience the feel of one of their planes in my shop.

Re: Poll: What accessories, jigs, and shop gear are on your holiday wish list?

Listing the Woodrat as one of your choices and not the Router Boss shows a worrisome lack of knowledge or judgment. The Router Boss is a direct descendant of the Woodrat, and is better both in design and implementation. (I have owned both.)

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

A Veritas #5-1/4W plane, please. You don't have to wrap it. I'm sure I have a sock it will fit into...

Re: Safety Manual: Tablesaw

"7. When making ripcuts, stand to the left of the blade."
That one surprises me. Regardless of which side of the fence you are using for the rip? Regardless of whether you are right or left-handed?

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