This would be an excellent tool to add to my turning library (Not to mention the only book in my turning library).
It's always the fundamentals and details that distinguish the casual (fill in the occupation or activity here) from the expert. A book like this would be invaluable.
Dovetails with a jig look fine but don't give the satisfaction of cutting a perfect dovetail by hand.
Looks like a really nice shop. If you look around, there are community woodworking organizations all over the country. I would stack ours up against any of them. Check out the Kansas City version: http://www.kcwoodworkersguild.org/index.html. On another note, the author must be from one of the coasts to consider $200k "surprisingly affordable."
I used to think the stuff in Fine Woodworking was far above my skill level, but with excellent articles and some practice I think the archive would be a great idea right about now.
Hmmm... You'd think sophisticated web producers would know that it's "as well as uppity web producers like me" and not "as well as uppity web producers like myself" when they do this for a living.
Smooooooooooth as a baby's bottom. You don't get a shave like this unless you use zirconia.
ABRA*-cadabra. The perfect shave.
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So take the picture already...
I had a problem with the chisels chewing up the bottom of the pockets. This happened to five or six of the rolls I was using. What I wound up doing was trimming the damaged parts and sewing them together into a new set of pants. :)
Bad news is that there were no tools under the tree this year. Good news is that there were a couple of nice gift cards. My philosophy still is that if you cannot afford good tools, it is far better to save up until you can rather than buy cheap tools immediately.
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