Exmouth, Devon, UK

Retired teacher and now a hobbyist.

Recent comments

Re: STL 65: Wicked Workshop Tips

You want to know what you can do with the gas point? Start using animal / hide glue, where you heat the glue in a water jacket pot. Veneering, colouring the veneer in a sand tray.

Re: UPDATE: The Creative Woodturner by Terry Martin

Practice will lead to fewer mistakes but inspiration and information will develop our making. This book will help

Re: UPDATE: Finishing Wood from Fine Woodworking

Anything that helps me to improve must be worth its weight in gold!

Re: UPDATE: Renaissance Intarsia, edited by Luca Trevisan

Anything that extends my knowledge base would be appreciated.

Re: UPDATE:French Polishing: Finishing and restoring using traditional techniques by Derek Jones

Anything tha helps to improve my work will be lovingly treasured.

Re: UPDATE: Carving in the Round by Andrew Thomas and How to Carve Wood by Richard Butz

Knowledge is power! More power to the elbow helps to make work better.

Re: Make a rabbet with a handplane

In the photographs the tool shown is not a marking gauge but a cutting gauge! This tool will give you more problems in use if you try to mark along the grain; with the tool trying to follow the grain. A cutting gauge is used to sever the fibers of the wood when marking lines across the width (grain). The appropriate tool to use along the grain is the marking gauge which has a spur and not a blade/ cutter.

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

If this book is anything as good as his other books I would love to be able to say I have a copy.

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

Don't just give it to any Tom, Dick or Harry, send it to me and you can be sure as you can be sure at a distance that it is being put to good use. I work as a technician in a Design Technology department of a school in Birmingham,UK. For all their supposed intelligence the teachers are surprisingly lacking in knowledge and often refer to me to pick my brains. Very tasty Dr Lecter!

Re: SawStop Inventor Walks the Walk

Whilst your video demonstrates the speed of reaction of the Sawstop device; it is a false situation to introduce your finger slowly fronm an angled vector. It would have been a much more powerful properganda tool had the inventor, Steve Gass, pushed his hand at working speed into the blade! Is he trying to con us with this demonstration to boost sales? However the hotdog demo tells it all.

The real issue is proper training and the use of the supplied safety devices that come with all reputable manufactured circular saws.

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