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Pallet wood birdhouse

Made from pallet wood and tree branches that blew down in my neighbors yard.

Recent comments

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

Always interested in what drives others to make things. Would love to read about his journey too.

Re: UPDATE: Mortise and Tenon Joinery by Hendrik Varju

would love to add this to my woodworking library!

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

I would love to win this book.

Re: Win an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live!

Sign me up!

Re: Video Tour: Garage Shop Makeover

Hi Mike, like the video and nice job on the shop.

How do you heat the garage? What system do you use?


Re: UPDATE: Google SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers - The Basics with Dave Richards

Been learning it slowly here and there and could use the DVD. Thanks.

Re: Why do you work wood?

One other thing though.

Part of working with wood also involves my connection with my late father who also was a carpenter. That connection follows me and surrounds me like a warm blanket whenever I'm in my shop working some project or another.

Re: Why do you work wood?

Ditto. I'm with you and I couldn't have said it any better.

Re: Rough Cut Director Gets Emmy Nomination

After watching Mike Pekovich take us thru "Building a Hayrake Table" I vote for Mike replacing Tommy M on Rough Cut. I found Mike's pace very satisfying and thorough overall. I too find the Rough Cut show to be herky-jerky and too fast. Great video Mike. Keep it up.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Back to Basics: Setting Up Your Workshop from Fox Chapel Publishing

This book would be a nice incentive for me to finally get my shop in order. Thanks.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Tables You Can Make, from the editors of Woodworker's Journal

Looks like just the book I need to my dining table. Looks good.

Re: Poll: What accessories, jigs, and shop gear are on your holiday wish list?

I would love to have a small garage/shed of adequate size that I could dedicate solely for a wood shop with windows that let in wonderful natural lighting and that look out onto a forest or meadow where I could spend time crafting my creations. In the summer I would leave the doors open to let in the warmth and breezes and sounds of a peaceful summer day as I quietly hand cut dovetails or plane a table top (that's going to be a secret gift for my wife), meanwhile my dog sits quietly watching my progress and I have no other care in the world. Maybe I'd add a little quiet music too. That's my wish.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Modern Cabinet Work by Percy A. Wells and John Hooper

There is/was nothing like relaxing on a fall Saturday morning
in front of the TV watching Norm Abram in his workshop. What a true inspiration!

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