Sterling Heights, MI, US

Recent comments

Re: UPDATE: Turning Toys with Richard Raffan

This would give me a reason to get back into turning.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Tables You Can Make, from the editors of Woodworker's Journal

Looks good and free will make it even better.

Re: Components & Make Unique -- A Simple Piano Hinge

This is great and the bonus of how to draw countersinking screw holes makes it even better.

I have to say thanks for not only this tutorial, but all the others too. If it wasn't for Design. Click. Build. and all yours and Tim's hard work I would still be trying to figure out how to draw a box.

Again thank you.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Windsor Chairmaking by James Mursell

Pick me please.

Re: iPad and Woodworking?

I currently have a Blackberry and a Kindle. The Blackberry works, but is a bit small for my liking. The Kindle is wonderful, but only displays in black and white, which would not be very good for videos or reading the magazine in my opinion.

Concerning the I-Pad: I am very interested, but will have to see what type of apps become available and at what cost. To be honest cost will probably be the biggest factor.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Craftsman Furniture Projects from the editors of Woodworker's Journal

WooHoo, another sacred tome of knowledge!

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

I probably should ask for a new job, especially since I am getting to comfortable not working for a living, but where is the fun in that. :-)

So lets see: 1)Kreg Jig K3 Master, 2)Jet Bench-top Mortiser, 3)Vacuum System for my Lathe, 4) Cyclone Dust collection, 5) Lie Nielson Jointer Plane, 6) Lie Lielson Adj. Mouth Block Plane

Re: Shop made grooving planes

I like to make tools. Knowing some of the tools history gives me a sense of how and why it was originally created. I like to know any progression that has been made over time to improve the tool or make it not as useful. That way I have some potential options when I make my own.

With something like this, a molding plane, maybe history is the wrong word to use. Like you said the topic would be to big to fit into an article, but maybe some highlights could be mentioned.

Just my thoughts.


Re: Shop made grooving planes

These look really nice. I would love to see an article on how you made them and maybe a bit of history of the grooving/moulding plans.

Re: Bench Cookie Giveaway

These cookies look very interesting. Although, something in a chocolate chip sounds good too.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Step-By-Step Guitar Making by Alex Willis

I have been wanting to try making a guitar. This would be a great start to that goal.

Re: Is it OK to sell furniture based on FWW articles?

This is a subject that I have struggled with for a long time. Some have said that it is okay if you have modified the original design. The question that then arises is, “How many elements of the design have to be modified?” If I use pocket screws instead of mortis and tenon joinery is that enough of modification? Instead of round-over edge I use an ogee, is that enough? Are there a set number of modifications that need to be made? Is there an unwritten rule that say after you change 5 elements the design is now original again and you own it? How about 10?

Geekynovice uses the example of a making a bench. How many different ways can a bench be made? If you make a bench are you not coping someone’s original design somewhere within history?

What do you do if a customer comes to you with the plans of someone else and asks you to build it for them, do you say, “Sorry not my design I cannot build it for you. Take it to someone that has no ethics”.

Please don’t get me wrong I am not saying that it is okay or not okay to sell a piece that you have made from someone else’s plans. These are just questions that pop into my head when this subject comes up.

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

I am going to have to check this one out. I have been considering doing so refinshing/repairing to try and supplement my income.

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