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Re: UPDATE: Acts of Creation: America's Finest Hand Craftsmen at Work by Walt Harrington

it is oft said the eyes are the windows of the soul...the hands are the instruments by which the soul and the mind bring its joys to sight....

Re: STL 57: Tablesaw Accident Update

Last year about this time I sent this inquiry to the PTI. I was reading an article in Fine Woodworking magazine the other day that stated, “The PTI said 800,000 saws have been sold since 2007 that meet the updated voluntary standard (UL 987), which includes an improved blade-guard design and riving knife.” From Fine Woodworking #224 December 8, 2011. This is very good information, however is there some direct quantifiable charts or statistics supporting this data over a broader span of time, the last 25 years, for example of table saw sales in particular that I may survey? My purpose is to evaluate the market profile for a ancillary product of my design. Any assistance in this would be of great assistance. Sincerely, Joseph Warren........ their response was...

Joseph,

The Power Tool Institute does not have any publicly available information on the size of the table saw market over the past 25 years.

Sorry that we are unable to be of assistance. The roar of the crickets was deafening!!! I was not asking for proprietary trade secrets, just a good place to start the investigation for my intended market...since the were so free with the initial claim....I would have appreciated the last decade or so...
Mike, you will probably get the same response tone for your query. I love FWW.......joseph warren

Re: A Barrel Chair --part 2

simply amazing!!!

Re: Curved Surfaces in SketchUp

that was great, Dave. I have been working on the basics for a little while with this end product in mind. kind of like learning scales before playing jazz. this is liberating! thanks for showing us the mastery in this tool.

Re: Intersects to Create Mortises

this is v, helpful.

Re: A Curved Leg With a Simple Inlay

Brilliant!

Re: A Step Stool With Box Joints and Loose Tenons

This is a great help worthy of further study. This exercise deals with many issues I have been thinking about as to,"how can I do that?". Dave is the prime example of a master craftsman with this tool. Thanks, Dave, v.much.

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

congrats to jeff. this would make an excellent addition to my library of books and skills

Re: Neckties and Tablesaws Just Don't Mix

One of the greatest tools salesmen use in closing a sale is creating a sense of loss on the part of the prospective customer if he (they) don't buy. Here we have another mis-placed use of authority relying on the general ignorance of those who have little or no specific knowledge in an attempt to regulate or control some who appear to have the "need" to be protected from themselves. Therefore, unless if "we" don't protect them from themselves "we" the people will lose something. Whatever that something is "we" don't know, but we will lose something...
This whole argument is specious at best. It all relies on the general ignorance of a specific industry/trade/hobby that is like ALL of life inheriently dangerous. I believe Eddie Rickenbacker once replied when it was suggested to him that bicycles would be much safer with seatbelts said, "the only truly safe place was in the grave" (for illustration purposes only I will accept this argument). As in all trails to find the truth about fear generated sense of loss issues that deal with proposed law, whether legislative of administratirative(the most insidious) follow the money!!!

Re: Neckties and Tablesaws Just Don't Mix

One of the greatest tools salesmen use in closing a sale is creating a sense of loss on the part of the prospective customer if he (they) don't buy. Here we have another mis-placed use of authority relying on the general ignorance of those who have little or no specific knowledge in an attempt to regulate or control some who appear to have the "need" to be protected from themselves. Therefore, unless if "we" don't protect them from themselves "we" the people will lose something. Whatever that something is "we" don't know, but we will lose something...
This whole argument is specious at best. It all relies on the general ignorance of a specific industry/trade/hobby that is like ALL of life inheriently dangerous. I believe Eddie Rickenbacker once replied when it was suggested to him that bicycles would be much safer with seatbelts said, "the only truly safe place was in the grave" (for illustration purposes only I will accept this argument). As in all trails to find the truth about fear generated sense of loss issues that deal with proposed law, whether legislative of administratirative(the most insidious) follow the money!!!

Re: A Leg With Curves

dave, great work you make it all seem so easy... on a somewhat related subject, i would like to draw two arched parallel beams 3"square 2"apart with their base ends 60"apart with a height of 36" . then tilted both 15% right & lfet from each other. i'm sorry if this is not the proper form for this request.

Re: UPDATE Caption contest: Win a CommandMax Sprayer

Hair today...skin tomorrow?

Re: Looks like a razor clam

no,no,no, it's just about me,me,me just like the prince of darkness said in "TIME BANDITS", "I wasn't created, I created myself".... nope, only what My nimble little fingers can do. nothing more,yes that's the ticket...



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