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Stephen Warburton, flagstaff, AZ, US
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Recent comments


Re: Router Accident is a Great Lesson in Climb Cutting

I think you've got a double whammy. Not only are you climb cutting, but you've got the workpiece trapped between the bit and fence while climb cutting. This means there's no way for the piece to "bounce off" the bit. I've done this, usually at the end of long day, and it's really scary. I can still count to 10 however.

Re: Magnificent Miniatures

I've seen the ones in Phoenix. Utterly astonishing! I echo your sentiments about visiting one of these museums if you're anywhere near.

Steve

Re: Table boldly goes where no woodworker has gone before

Indeed, very nice, shows a spock of genius I'd say. Is it oak?

Re: Fixing my miscut, dovetailed rail

I think there are two issues, one aesthetic and one structural. As you point out, the aesthetic one is not important here. To maximize the structural support, I think you want the wedges to be the least wedge-like you can manage. In essence you want long straight shims so the entirety of the joint is filled, not just the top. With wedges, the top of the dovetail is fixed, but the lower part of the joint is still going to be loose. I think this is where one adds "DAMHIK".

Re: Free Plan: Arts and Crafts Library Table

Yes, enough already! I'm 55 and would really like to see other furniture styles in FWW. They could continue to publish the now mandatory A&C piece, but maybe (pleeeeeese) include some other historic designs? I'd love to see how someone does the ornate Art Nouveau style carving. Looking back over decades of FWW it seems A&C is increasing its page/year quota. How about some empire chairs/couches? Biedermeier? If you watch movies, look at how they signify wealth and power in settings, always with Louis 15/16 furniture.

So yeah, I'm on board with something that's not fumed oak.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Wood Finishing Fixes by Michael Dresdner

After several finishing disasters (I like to experiment) I could really use Dresdner's help.

Steve W

Re: The Sale of Fine Woodworking Magazine

Don't forget "Bandsaw or card scraper - how to surface mahogany for French Polish"

Steve W.

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

A high quality smoothing plane would be great! Did you hear that Santa? Veritas, Lie Nielsen come to mind.





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

A high quality smoothing plane would be great! Did you hear that Santa? Veritas, Lie Nielsen come to mind.



Re: Future Period Furniture Articles

I support the idea of more Art Nouveau (Ruhlmann, Galle, and how about a Biedermeier piece? I'm also a fan of Federal style and French Empire. And I doubt anyone is brave enough (or foolish enough), but how a Carlo Bugatti-type article?

Cheers!

Steve



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