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"a bowsaw from pallet wood"

I got the design from On this website you will find the exact plans with to scale drawings. There are more designs, like on...

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Re: Update: The Handmade Skateboard by Matt Berger

I would love to share this book with my boys. Actually I might stuff it under the tree if it comes in time.

Re: UPDATE: Outdoor Wood Projects by Steve Cory

It is almost my birthday, what a thought to get this in the mail....


Re: UPDATE: A Lesson Plan for Wood Turning by James Rodgers

If i don't win this book, i might actually have to buy it...

Thanks for this great book give away!

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

I have a spot for this book on my book shelf in my work place.
Thanks for this fun offer.

Re: UPDATE: Read a review of Wooden Boxes by the giveaway winner

There are never enough boxes, and never enough ideas on how to build boxes. It looks liken this book is adding to the existing collection in a very nice way.

Keep feeding the addiction...

Re: UPDATE: Turning Toys with Richard Raffan

Looks like a book i need to get on my shelf.
Thanks for offering us a chance to win.

Re: UPDATE: Wood Bender's Handbook by Zachary Taylor

Thanks for the free give away of the Wood Bender's Handbook by Zachary Taylor. With 144 pages of bending, it will be hard to lay this book down flat.

Re: UPDATE: In the Greene & Greene Style: Projects and Details for the Woodworker by Darrell Peart

I have already one of his books, it is good reading and it explains the woodworking process very well.

I would love to add this book to my collection.

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

This would be a great book to have in my collection. If I don't win it I might have to buy it.

Re: UPDATE: Refinishing Furniture Made Simple (with DVD) by Jeff Jewitt

This book looks like it will answer all my finishing questions. Besides that it would look real good on my bookshelf with the other woodworking books.


Re: Simple jig for planing the sides of finished boxes

Asa, very smart. I have done the same with larger drawers.


Re: UPDATE: Dovetail Techniques with Stephen Hammer

Great, I love winning give-aways.....

Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Fine Woodworking 2011 Annual Collection

Wait for me.... if the hat is big enough.....

Thanks for the offer.

Re: UPDDATE: Shop Improvements: Outstanding ideas from the world's finest woodworkers from Fine Woodworking magazine

Did I show up too late for the party?

Re: UPDDATE: Shop Improvements: Outstanding ideas from the world's finest woodworkers from Fine Woodworking magazine

Thanks for the opportunity to participate with this give away.

Re: We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!

Matthew, I can't believe 470 some odd woodworkers posting bs here just to get a crack on the home made planes.

My comment when I see that picture is; Matthew is a fine Christian name, I hope you live up to that; I have 14 kids myself, most all have nice Christian names, and you would fit right in with my bunch; I like your "studio shop" with the T1-11 paneling on the background with all the wooden handle chisels spaciously decorating the wall; it looks like you were ready to say something when they shot the picture, something like "did you take the picture already?"; then right after you do your photo shot you take off your apron and go right back to your desk right around the corner to finish editing the next Fine Woodworking magazine.

Oh no, I fell in the same trap as 470 before me.


Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Carving 18th Century American Furniture Elements by Tony Kubalak

If this book would end up in my mailbox, it would go to my daughter. She is in college, but uses carving to relax and forget her studies for a moment.

I promised to build a hope chest for her, with her doing the carving on it.

Thanks for offering this to us.

Re: Hand v. Power Tool Showdown: Watch it Live Online Nov. 12

Change of spice...great job.
I put my money on the plane, but personally I will sand when it comes to finishing my honey-do-list.

Re: Bench Cookie Giveaway

Hay, I am a Dutchman, I'll post for a cookie!

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

This is just up my alley, we have 11 children and just moved into our new house. Out of money we shop garage sales for furniture. To make them look right in our house, I do some fixing and give them a new coat of lacquer, replace some hardware and we are good to go. I can use some help with step by step tips in all of this. Now that I know about this book, I might have to ask it for my birthday next month.
Thanks a lot FWW, fun book!

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