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Our kitchen

Thee pictures are from my first project after graduating from Humber College in 2005, with an honours diploma from thier Industrial Woodworking Technician course. I demoed the complete...

Kitchen cabinetry - Maple

This cabinetry was made from Maple veneer coore plywood and solid maple.  All door and drawer hardware is from BLUM, Pullout tall pantry, beside the double oven cabinet, is a six basket...

White Quarter Sawn Oak Dining Table

White Qtrd Sawn Oak 48" x 72" 2 leaf dining table.   Constructed with Greene and Greene accents on apron, maple pinned (ebony pin caps) mortised and tenon joinery attaching apron to legs...



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Re: SketchUp 2013 Released Today

Thanks Dave. I could not see that on the main page of Make. Too bad they would not give more details.

Regards
Harold

Re: SketchUp 2013 Released Today

So I just downloaded and installed SketchUp Make.

The installer installed all the pro version evaluations. The email I got when I downloaded Make from SketchUp appears to say that the version I downloaded was an evaluation and I have 8 hours to evaluate.

From this I assume free 2013 version is not an option

Regards
Harold

Re: Drawing a Shop Cabinet in SketchUp - Part I

Thanks Dave a great video. I have now picked up a few more tricks in using SketchUp

Re: Knife block

Great piece of art and practical function.

Re: General Consolidates Operations, Closes its Canadian Factory

Yes we loose again. Jobs leave, technolgy is skimmed off, and best of all we get plastic low quality tools in return.

Re: SketchUp Has a New Home

So as to have a plan B, is there something else on the free or modestly priced range that a small woodworking shop could be reviewing that may be a replacement of SketchUp?

Re: Why does FWW cost more than other magazines?

I have had many woodworking magazines in the past, but FWW is the best one out there. More content, more pictures, and certainly the best editorial staff going.

After many years of getting the physical copy of the magazine, I have switched to the online membership. This gives me the best of both worlds (current magazine and the ability to find old articles and stories to help me in my many projects).

There are a lot of other online magzines on woodworking, but "none" come close to FWW.

My feelings on this subject...

Regards
Harold

Re: Updated: Stanley Sells Delta Tools to Taiwanese Company

As a small woodworking shop here in Canada, I was glad to see that Delta is still remaining in the USA. I have quite a few staionary powertools with the Delta name on them and I find they do an excellent job.

I wish some of the other major brands that were around such as Porter Cable and Dewalt had not slipped into the B&D line. Maybe someone in thwe US will buy these back and make them back into the quality they once were.

As pointed out by some, the money saving is in labour costs overseas. Make things cheaper. I thought that reduced cost meant maximizing the cost savings through technology developments and not through cheaper labour. Also I don't see how the freight would be an advantage in cost of goods made overseas. Last time I looked shipping tankers take fuel to work.

Quality should be the focus for any manufacturer and not shareholders return.

In todays society where throw away technology seems to be the present state of mind, we just don't care or appreciate having an item that is old and works well.

Just my view on the subject

Re: Special Announcement - My Book on SketchUp

Just purchased your ebook Tim. Great stuff here. Thank you for taking the time to compile and publish it.

Now to see how I can improve my SketchUp skills

Re: Maloof and Templates by SketchUp

Are you putting the model up on Fine Woodworking store?

Re: Dining Table

Great job. Looks beautiful. Curious as to what you used for the substrate of the top

Re: Drop-Leaf Harvest Table

Nice job.

Re: Another Coffee Table

Nice work. Must have taken quite a bit of time to do the matching in the parquetry

Re: Lessons in Teaching SketchUp to Woodworkers

Is it necessary to get the full blown pro version of Sketchup or can most things be done with the free version?

Re: More Details on the Carlos Osorio Tablesaw Lawsuit

Wow, and the group of jury people, who obviously do not run table saws, found that this guy was not at fault.

I guess everything manufactured now will be up for law suits as long as people like this are allowed to work.

Re: A pair of maple chairs

Nice design and build Ollie

Re: Cutting Boards with Breadboard Ends

Nice job.

Re: Bar Stools

Nice work, walnut is so elegant and impresssive

Re: No-lathe ribbons and bows box

Quite impressive

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

Hi all, on my list is

1. 14" bandsaw
2. Bigger shop

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: New Masters of the Wooden Box by Oscar P. Fitzgerald

I would like to win this as I am interested in box building to use up some of the left over project material.



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