Burton, MI, US

Recent comments

Re: Eva's Cradle

I love it, it is absolutely beautiful. Job well done!

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

Thanks for the opportunity I downloaded a free chapter and it is good stuff.

Re: UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

Looks great, thanks for the opportunity.

Re: UPDATE: Routers & Router Tables from the editors of Fine Woodworking

Thanks for the opportunity!

Re: UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson

I've been waiting for this one. Thanks

Re: UPDATE: Back to Basics: Constructing Kitchen Cabinets and How to Make Kitchen Cabinets from Fox Chapel Publishing

My wife and I are in the planning stage of a kitchen redo these books would help greatly. Thanks

Re: Caption Contest Winner!

Think, think, think...

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Woodworker's Guide to Wood from Fox Chapel Woodworking

I guess when it comes to working with wood I have been guilty of putting the cart before the horse so to speak... I focus so much on technique and tools but really lack knowledge of the materials I work with. This would add quality to my work. Thanks.

Re: Patricks workshop

Patrick, it must be a Hagerstown thing becasue my shop used to look the same way and some days still does. I just blame it on "being a part of my process" and push on.

Re: Winner Chosen for Tablesaw Safety Tip Challenge

Safe operation of a table saw begins as you take it out of the box and put it together. My tip is that you need to ensure your saw is in proper working order and properly set-up.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Workshop Machines

I am always looking to add to my knowledge base and would appreciate this book very much.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing & Installing Hardware by Robert J. Settich

Hardware? Maybe I'm confused but my shop is full of the stuff; table saw, lathe, planer, jointer, bench. Am I confused? Your help would be appreciated.

Re: Locust Coffee Table

Love the look of that table. Love the grain and figure of the lower shelf especially.

Re: Calling all benchtop warriors

My current collection of benchtop tools include a 6-1/8" jointer and (by your definition) a 12" bandsaw which is really a stand alone machine. I received the jointer as a gift from my wife (so I'm stuck, you know what I mean)which suited my needs when my shop consisted of one half of a double garage. It has been the tool of most of my frustration over the last few years. The power is dynamite but I find myself very limited due to the size of the infeed & outfeed tables which are 12" respectively. I have tried using my roller stands to help the problem but an unlevel floor makes that challenging as well. It is time consuming registering a flat face or square edge on a board of any length over 4' long. I have thought about having some bed extensions built for it to extend the beds and see if that helped. I have since made a sled for my planer to help with the issues of face jointing a board, works great. My bandsaw is a "craftsman" 12" which is really a nice machine except for the trunnion assembly and I really have no complaints about it. It has plenty of power to resaw 7" of maple, walnut, oak, and cherry and it does an equally fine job on thinner material as well. Any suggestions for my jointer problem would be appreciated.

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