San Mateo, CA, US

Recent comments

Re: Should Woodworkers Say Goodbye to Ebony?

You mean that there has been figured ebony out there all this time and nobody was selling it? That is disappointing.

Re: Video Sneak-Peek of New Groundbreaking Video Workshop Series

Great tips on using Melamine. I can't wait to see how to properly stain it to get that finished look.

Re: Tablesaw Safety Goes Under the Microscope--Again

Thank God we will eventually have these safety devices. I hope we can get them to be retrofitted to older models. My brother-in-law almost lost his surgery career because of a just an accident. I don't care how much concentration you can have, you will eventually loose that concentration and be subjected to a situation that will cause injury. It's not because you are stupid, its because you are human.

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

And to think I built this shop without a coffee pot.

Re: Man Wins Big Money in Tablesaw Lawsuit

Accidents happen. I've never met a stupid woodworker, but judging what some have written they seem to be out there. I am glad to see the size of the judgment for this lawsuit. Perchance it will make it too expensive to not protect the Customer's of the machine manufacturers. A technology is available to make these cutting machines safer, but it is not being installed because it will hurt the profits of the manufacturers. Air bags, seat belts, crash zones, were all forced on the automotive industry because any change that would not contribute to the sale of the car was not seen as important. But because the industry was forced to implement these safety features, the death rate on the highway did not increase in proportion with the population. I wish the table saw technology was available so I can retrofit it to my existing table saw. Perchance, with the threat of more law suites they will start paying for the design and manufacture of such retrofits.

Re: Wood Shop Al Fresco

Stephany, Welcome to the Bay Area!

I hate to tell you but you're going to be highly disappointed working outside in SF. If you put power tools out there, rust is your least worry. It's noise. Be nice with your neighbors and if you have parties, invite them (makes them feel indebted to you ). Samuel Clemens said once that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. There is truth to that because as the Central Valley warms up, that cold Pacific air moves in to compensate. All that air powers itself through the Golden Gate and you freeze!

If you deal with just hand tools, then you might have to refinish that work bench every other year. Check the ground under the deck and see if you see any green stuff growing. If you do, the deck is on the weather side and it is going to be moist.

Its good to see one more woodworker in the Bay Area!

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