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Johnny Vee's Little Short Shop & Sawdust Emporium

My shop has as many mobile machines and tables as possible to accomodate whatever work comes into it. I have a 10" tablesaw, 14" bandsaw, 6" jointer, lathe, 13" planer, benchtop mortiser, 17" drill...

Recent comments

Re: UPDATE: Weekend Woodturning Projects: 25 Simple projects for the home by Mark Baker

Looks like a fantastic read.

Re: UPDATE: Handmade Furniture: 21 Classic Woodworking Projects to Build for Your Home by Rafael Nathan

I would love to add this tome to my library.

Re: UPDATE: The Creative Woodturner by Terry Martin

This lovely tome would look fabulous on my reference bookshelf (not to mention in my hands during a pleasant read)...here's to hoping.

Re: UPDATE: Fine Woodworking's Tables and Chairs

I would love to win this book which prominately features a fellow Canadian (Michael Fortune) on the cover. It might just inspire me to make a chair or two....in fact, I know it would.

Re: UPDATE: 3 Book Giveaway! Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to...

That's one sweet prize! Hopefully, the publishing Gods will smile on me.

Re: UPDATE: Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman by Peter Korn

I'm looking forward to seeing this tome in my shop library.

Re: UPDATE: Blanket Chests by Scott Gibson and Peter Turner

Sounds like a fabulous addition to my library and impetus to get up off my duff and build at least one blanket chest. Please put me down for one entry....

Re: UPDATE: The Unplugged Woodshop: Handcrafted Projects for the Home & Workshop by Tom Fidgen

Nothing like getting a great book from a fellow Canadian...and free to boot!

Re: UPDATE: Mortise and Tenon Joinery by Hendrik Varju

I would absolutely love to add this DVD to my collection.

Re: UPDATE: Win an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live 2013!

This would be fantastic to win. Thanks for the chance.

Re: UPDATE: Turning Wood with Richard Raffan, 3rd edition

This would be a great partner to his DVD which I own.

Re: UPDATE: Renaissance Intarsia, edited by Luca Trevisan

I'll throw my hat in the ring. Here's wishing everyone luck.

Re: UPDATE:French Polishing: Finishing and restoring using traditional techniques by Derek Jones

This would be a lovely addition to my library and a great resource. Learning to do French polishing would be fantastic.

Re: UPDATE: Carving in the Round by Andrew Thomas and How to Carve Wood by Richard Butz

Since I love to carve these would be excellent additions to my library.

Re: UPDATE: The Foundations of Better Woodworking by Jeff Miller

That would be an excellent addition to my library and a great expansion of the material I already own from Jeff Miller. I can always use more training and I like Jeff's style. Here's to hoping for a win.

Re: UPDATE: Rough Cut - Woodworking with Tommy Mac by Tommy MacDonald and Laurie Donnelly

I watched the first season on TV but my local PBS station changed its line up and now I cannot get it...however, I wouldn't be missing it if I won--hint, hint. ;^)

Re: UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

Hendrik's stuff is always great ... it's even better when it's free!

Re: UPDATE: Routers & Router Tables from the editors of Fine Woodworking

That would make a perfect addition to my library. Thanks for the chance.

Re: UPDATE: Sharpening & Tuning Hand Planes and Chisels by Hendrik Varju

I have watched a few of his other DVDs that my friends own and winning this would allow me to both start my own collection of Hendrik's DVDs and return the favour with my friends.

Re: Help me choose what to build for a video workshop

Option 1 is my preference.

Re: UPDATE: Refinishing Furniture Made Simple (with DVD) by Jeff Jewitt

This would be a great addition to the finishing section of my meager library of woodworking books & DVDs. Thanks for the chance.


Re: UPDATE: Arts & Crafts Style Coffee Table with Gregory Paolini

Just put up a new book/media shelf in my shop...this would be just the accessory it (i.e. me that is) needs! Good luck to everyone.

Re: UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson

Looks like a great read. Count me in.

Re: Welsh Lovespoon carved from a single piece of New South Wales rosewood

That is stunningly beautiful. Wow.

Re: UPDATE: Practical Furniture Design from Fine Woodworking

I have picked this book up at least a half dozen times in the store but never bought it as something always distracted me and I put it back. I think the Fine Woodworking Gods knew it should be mine but steered me to wait until this draw. Who am I to argue with Gods? That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Seriously, I would love to have this book in my collection.

Re: UPDATE: Dovetail Techniques with Stephen Hammer

Looks like an excellent bit of viewing. Best of luck to everyone (but a wee bit more to me...LOL).

Re: UPDATE: Fine Woodworking Best Workbenches from the editors of Fine Woodworking and a special magazine issue, Workbenches.

Best of luck to everyone but hopefully that luck will be mine when the draw happens. ;^)

Re: UPDATE: Woodworking 101 by Aime Fraser, Matthew Teague, and Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk

That definitely would look good on my bookshelf and be a great read to boot. Thanks for the opportunity.


Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Fine Woodworking 2011 Annual Collection

That is a great prize. Since I already get the full archive, if I win, I will donate it to my local Woodworkers Guild library.

Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Fine Woodworking 2011 Annual Collection

That is a great prize. Since I already get the full archive, if I win, I will donate it to my local Woodworkers Guild library.

Re: UPDATE: Fine Woodstrip Canoe Building from Bear Mountain Boats

Coming from a long line of shipwright's, of which I'm sadly not one, winning this would be strangely appropriate.



Re: UPDATE: Using Your Router and Router Table Safely by Hendrik Varju

Sweet!! Hendrik's training DVDs are fantastic and would be a fabulous addition to my collection...not to mention adding a bit more Candian content wouldn't hurt.

Thanks for the chance at winning it.


Re: UPDATE: 2011 Fine Woodworking Archive DVD-ROM (1975 - 2011)

That would be an awesome addition to my library. Wish me luck ... Good luck. ;^)



Re: UPDATE: Building Small Cabinets by Doug Stowe

Looks like a great one. Please count me in.

Re: Some times it seems so small but I get things done

I hear you Bob. I'm in the same boat but I would kill for the amount of headroom you have...the joys of a basement shop in a 97 year old house. You'd think they planned to just send the shortest members of the family down there. Sigh.

Great shop and thanks for sharing.



Re: Caption Contest Winner!

"When I have air bubbles in my laminate, I first apply a little bit of elbow grease followed by an old Swedish massage technique."

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: 4 "issues" of The Missing Shop Manual series

These would a a great addition to my collection! I have a few of the others in the series but not one of those up for grabs. What can I say but "Pick me!".

Re: Split Top Roubo Workbench

Hey Chuck
Fabulous looking bench! Ok, now I'm jealous. LOL
Seriously, it is a great bit of woodworking and you should be proud.

John V.

Re: UPDATE: Turning Segmented Lamps by Ralph S. Buckland

I would love to add this fine tome to my collection.

Re: UPDATE Caption contest: Win a CommandMax Sprayer

There, there. I won't let that mean old hand tool galoot touch you again. You're mine. All mine.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Acanthus Carving and Design by Bob Yorburg & Hans Sandom, Illustrator

Looks like a great book. It would look even better on my book shelf, don't you think?

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Hand Planes in the Modern Shop by Kerry Pierce

This looks like what the wood doctor ordered! I would love to add this to my collection.


John Verreault

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Fundamentals of Model Boat Building by John Into and Nancy Price

My shipwright Grandfather left me a model squRe rigged ship which I have yet to complete. Winning this tome might be just the push I need to get started on building it. Here's to hoping!



Re: UPDATE: Back to Basics: Fundamentals of Sharpening from Fox Chapel Publishing

I have several of these Back to Basics books. BUT I don't have this one. Hope luck smiles on me...

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Back to Basics: Setting Up Your Workshop from Fox Chapel Publishing

I've got a couple of the other "Back to Basics" books and they are really very good. This one would feel right at home in my collection with a couple of its siblings. ;^)

Thanks for the chance to generate this "family reunion".


Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: 1st five "issues" of The Missing Shop Manual series

These are fabulous books and a superb prize. What a great addition to my library should I win.



Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: 500 Tables (Updated with winner)

Hmmm, let's see, router, wood...I know I'm forgetting something. What would Norm do?

Re: Chris Nilluka, Small Beaverton Oregon Shop

Great shop and I do sympathize with the size as my shop has similar issues...you work with what you have.

I noticed the Rigid 14" bandsaw and the green riser block. Are you using the Grizzly riser block kit? Just curious because I have got one but haven't yet installed it (the Rigid one was just too bloody expensive and is exactly the same except for the green paint).

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: American Furniture 2003, Edited by Luke Beckerdite

Did I make the deadline?

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture by Robert W. Lang

I have an 1917 Arts & Crafts style home and this book would be a great thing to have... please put me into the draw.

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