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Custom case for Glasses

After getting new glasses and pinching myself in the cheap spring case they give you, I decided to make my own case with my bandsaw. I first glued the maple and oak together, clamped them for a...

birch ply/maple trim entertainment console

I built this entertainment center console for my brother and his new wife as a wedding gift. The bulk is birch plywood with solid maple trim. They wanted a country look. I brought it in a bit from...

Recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique by Doug Stowe

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Re: Dovetails Just Got a Little Easier

not that it matters much, but did you rabbet the block or did you glue on a strip to a square block? I can't really tell from the pictures, but I assume that's what you're telling us in the 3rd picture.

Re: UPDATE: Wooden Boxes, by Doug Stowe and Strother Purdy

I love the video workshop. I'd learn a lot from this book.

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

As an educator, I can see the value of this book.

Re: Shop Talk Live 20: Fine Woodworking on Primetime TV

How about some character names/nicknames for said musical. I'm thinking this is an action packed musical.
Chuck Blade
Jack Scraper
Peter Planer
Mark Gauge
Saul Stop

and not so action packed...
Mary Paring
Doug Tailor
Rose Wood-Spline
Mortise the Tortise ???

How bout informative children's books?

Asa's First Wood - strictly about getting started in woodworking and nothing else...

Mommy, Why Does Grandpa Only Have Two Fingers? - teaches shop safety at a young age, but SawStop might have published this book already.

Little Eddie's Lumber Yard - I can't bend this in my mind to make it mean anything else...

I could go on... back to the shop!

Re: UPDATE: Dovetail Techniques with Stephen Hammer

i want this book on dovetails because i'm awful at them. back to practicing my dovetails...

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

I would love to win this book!

Re: UPDATE: Building Small Cabinets by Doug Stowe

I still really want this book!!

Re: UPDATE: Building Small Cabinets by Doug Stowe

Pick me! Pick me! I need to learn!

Re: Make a wooden, spring-assisted, sash cord lid stay.

I just now read the companion article. Looks like the design will definitely work as is for the intended purpose (and now I know what those slots on top are for). I still think enclosing the mechanisms would be worthwhile if not hanging the blankets inside.

Re: Make a wooden, spring-assisted, sash cord lid stay.

I really like this idea (simplicity and elegance), but I am concerned about it's function with the trunk full of stuff. Things will want to shift to fill out space. How will you make sure this doesn't get in the way of the spring or pinch the rope? Is a panel going to enclose the mechanisms?

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