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Bruce, A.C.T., AU
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retired public servant . woodwork hobby mainly furniture . member of mens shed .volunteer school visitor teaching Meccano .married , 3 sons , 3g'daughters



Recent comments


Re: John Reed Fox: The Uncompromising Craftsman

i'm 75 so i've discovered John too late too attempt to emulate him but this is the style i'd love to have found 20 yrs ago . does John have a book of his work or a catalogue . i'd love to just look at them .

Re: More Details on the Carlos Osorio Tablesaw Lawsuit

one question , if these idiots have their way what happens to the millions of saws and saw owners which exist now . do we have to dump our saws or operate illegally or can i knick my finger and sue for millions ?

Re: Shop Tour: Furniture Maker Greg Paolini

i' ve stopped drooling long enough to write this . unfortunately few of us have 800 sq. ft to spare . i work in the front of a two car garage in a space approx. 120 sq. ft. in which i have a saw table , drop saw , router table , drill stand and bench . i would love to see an article aimed at my situation .

Re: Catching up with Toshio Odate

can such a spirit survive in a materialistic , competitive, free enterprise society .perhaps we need to change society . the present approach isn't doing too well .

Re: We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!

the bowling ball is in the groove

Re: Milwaukee Tools Boost Their Battery Power

i wish someone wd produce lithium batteries to replace the old ni-cads . i have three perfectly good drills but the old batteries have packed up .

Re: Milwaukee Tools Boost Their Battery Power

i wish someone wd produce lithium batteries to replace the old ni-cads . i have three perfectly good drills but the old batteries have packed up .

Re: Free Plan: Space Saving Tool Rack

great idea but i can't grasp how the leaves fold back w'out taking up a large space over the bench. perhaps more detail wd help.

Re: Classic American Furniture For Sale

some of the items shown in these exhibitions are so good i'm tempted to give up but i'll soldier on

Re: Video Tour: Garage Shop Makeover

this video made me laugh. my current w'shop is the the front of a 2 car garage not occupied by cars . of course the cars can be moved but all eq'ment has to fit in this space. to have the whole space wd be the ultimate luxury. maybe you shd do an article on really small w'shops. i am 74 and despite the restrictions i have produced the following items over the last few yrs :drop leaf table; lift-top occasional table; nest of tables; hall table; 6ft buffet; two level auto-tray( tea trolley) with drawer. i have also converted an old piano to a desk and computer centre.

Re: Help Us Help You Sell Furniture

i was very interested in custom made as an idea . however when i e-mailed them asking did they operate in australia and did they have or want an agent in australia,i did not get any response.

Re: Watch the preview of Tommy Mac's new woodworking show

looks very interesting. any hope of incorporating it into your newsletter so that we in the antipodes can get to see it?

Re: Watch the preview of Tommy Mac's new woodworking show

looks very interesting. any hope of incorporating it into your newsletter so that we in the antipodes can get to see it?

Re: Practice your dovetails while making dinner

very funny but i worry that little w'work will be done and at the same time the family will starve (that's a joke , Joyce) if you are interested e-mail me and i'll explain what that last part means

Re: Woodcraft signs on to sponsor Tommy MacDonald's WGBH woodworking show

very interested, especially in the prospect that we in the antipodes will be able to see it on the web. no doubt you will keep us informed. regards laurie power

Re: tables

very nice work and congrats. but what concerns me more is the comment that the wood was going to be burnt. while woodies are paying a fortune for wood others are burning it. iknow its a dream but can't the two be co-ordinated in some way.perhaps web site where wood availability could be posted.



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