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Re: Cabin Deck Furniture

hi wgh. I have been looking for plans some time with no luck. is it possible to get a copy of yours? They are very nice. are the comfortable. well nice job. here is my email
mjhaines@sbcglobal.net much appreciated

Re: Are CNC machines ready for Fine Woodworking?

CNC are great for production work, but someone still needs to know how things work. eventually will run out of these people. The work that comes from cnc's will look nice, all the perfect lines and curves. it will look like prodution furniture and not hand made. they have their place, in my opinion not if fine hand crafted furniture. I once work in a cabinet shop for a little while. there was a guy who installed hinges and slides all day. And he made mistakes even at that simple job. he called himself a woodworker, he once told me he wanted to build a dresser and some questions. the parts would come from the beam saw, then to the edgebander, then to the cnc to drill hardware holes, then to the dowel machine, and finally to him to assemble it and call it his. does not sound like the work of a woodworker but the work of an assembler. it may look nice and function well, but is that all that matters. machines do not make better woodworkers, woodworking makes better woodworkers. you can train anyone to push buttons in a short time but it takes years to feel and understand the bueaty of wood. we have all seen some very bad matched boards in a set of cabinets, that is because a labor put them together not a woodworker. sorry i guess i do not know when to stop

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Choosing & Using Hand Tools

books to me are the next best to working in the shop

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The New Complete Guide to the Band Saw

this is a very cool idea

Re: Book Giveaway: Fine Art of Carving Lovespoons

I am sure that i am not alone on this one, but so many things to make and so little time. yet another thing that i have wanted to make

Re: Book Giveaway: Furniture Restoration - Step-by-Step Tips and Techniques for Professional Results

this is a very cool give away. i think a good way to learn is from seeing how it was made in the past.

Re: Woven Chest

vey cool looking bax. it would be realy cool to see some consruction details. is looks pretty hard to build. or am i missing something


Re: Can Fine Woodworking and art furniture coexist?

I am not sure about others, but one of the reasons i started woodworking is the beauty of the different types of wood. In my opinion there is no ugly wood just different. As far as art furinture and fww, i guess that is why there are different magazines for each of us. it is not that i do not like sculpture, it just not my prefference. i have seen some very wild things and wondered how they were put together and how to use them. i guess that is why some of it is painted, to cover screws and nails and other types of joints. most of things of style go in circles as things go in and out of fashion. one last opinion i am not sure if there is anything to this, but why do people still recreate 18th century furniture? maybe that is why they call them classics. no one opinion is wrong just different.

mike h

Re: Deco Box (Kerf-bent corners)

that is very cool. the work looks to be flawless. i think that i might have to try that sometime.

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