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I'm looking for the "perfect" hall table for our new home, and maybe this book would help!
Perfect! I've been trying to turn firewood into art pieces. I need some help!
My shop is big enough but my time is too limited. As for equipment, I'm torn between a midi lathe and a new drill press. My current woodturning lathe is a 6" metal lathe with some modifications; and my drill press is a pre-WW2 benchtop model with just a bit too much runout.
I'd like to have this book.
I've found DVDs to be a good way to learn new techniques. I'd love to add this to my collection.
I have used Sketchup on several projects, and I find it easy enough to get what I want from it. However, my main tool is Microsoft Visio. I can very quickly create accurate drawings and apply microscopic movements to get perfect alignment. I have used it very successfully on projects as small as a replacement part for a spinning wheel and as large as a cabin.
My latest design was a set of shelves for our new pantry. There were 75 individual shelves supported with wall-mounted rails and vertical posts in the front. I designed it all with Visio, and then modeled it with Sketchup. The Sketchup work provided some insight into a few improvements, simplifications and one major problem that I solved before I ever cut wood. Getting the changes back into Visio was easy, and I used the Visio drawings to cut every piece of wood before I began any on-site assembly. All fit fine and we're very happy with the results.
I'd like to learn more about these tools. Hope I win!
I'm hoping to get some ideas on the ideal turning tools and chisels.
Sounds like a great addition to my library. I use my bandsaw quite a bit, and I'm still learning new ways to use it.
Looks like a great addition to my library. I am embarking on a restoration project of an antique spinning wheel that has been in storage for many years. There are broken parts and bad paint jobs to overcome, but the wood is sound.
I also have an antique pump organ that I want to restore. The wood appears to be mahogany but there are many layers of finish to uncover and some repairs to make.
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