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Re: UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

wow what an opportunity. Sign me up.

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

Yes please! would love to learn more about finishing and refinishing.

Re: Wave Table

Eoghan,
Great Table! I can't believe you are only in your second year in school. That table looks like it was made by a pro.

Re: UPDATE: Practical Furniture Design from Fine Woodworking

looks interesting! count me in

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

maybe i will win this time

Re: Pro Portfolio: Hank Holzer and Judith Ames: Labor of Love

He says in the article that the joints used in his akira chair are spline miters. If you search FWW website there are plenty of articles to show you how to do them. The splines are pretty straight forward, The tricky part is the slight curve in the chair.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Hand Planes in the Modern Shop by Kerry Pierce

I love to use hand planes in my shop. Everyone thinks I am crazy but I love 'em. This looks like a good book to add to my collection.

Re: BRAND NEW BENCH TOP

Very Nice! I was thinking of doing one similar to this one. I already have a bench but I am not too happy with the top so I was thinking of replacing it. Which article(s) did you use when making this? Any trouble areas or advice for someone making one like this one? Thanks.

Nick

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Working with Routers from Fine Woodworking

It would be neat to take a look at this.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Beginning Picture Marquetry by Lawrence Threadgold

Sure! enter me please

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Frugal Woodturner by Ernie Conover

sure count me in! I always enjoy making new tools and jigs

Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Surface Preparation and Staining by Hendrik Varju

I would love to have this video set. I hope I win!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Traditional Projects from the New Best of Fine Woodworking

count me in

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Making Ladder Back Chairs with Russ Filbeck

Hope I win. Thanks for the opportunity FWW

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Wharton Esherick Studio & Collection

I am currently a Furniture Design student and we just got done looking at some of Esherick's stuff last semester. It would be great to learn more and to be inspired by his creations. Thanks FWW for giving us the opportunity to win these books.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Getting the Most from your Wood-Buying Bucks

count me in

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

looks like a great addition to my book collection.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: How to Choose and Use Bench Planes and Scrapers by John English

I love using handplanes so this would be a great book.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: 500 Tables (Updated with winner)

The Wife always has "just one more" project... So much for my relaxing Weekend...

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Woodworking Techniques, from Fine Woodworking magazine

I would love to win this book

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Contemporary Hawaii Woodworkers by Tiffany DeEtte Shafto and Lynda McDaniel

always interested to see what other woodworkers are doing. It looks like it would provide some great inspiration.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Wood Finishing Fixes by Michael Dresdner

I would love to have a book on finishing in my library

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

sure count me in!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Chairmaker's Workshop by Drew Langsner

count me in!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Windsor Chairmaking by James Mursell

always in for a free book

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Made By Hand by Tom Fidgen

sounds like a neat book. Count me in.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Wood Turning, from Tree to Table by Bill Bowers and Wooden Bowls from the Scroll Saw by Carole Rothman

Im taking a turning class next semester at Northern Michigan University so this would be a great couple of books to have.

Re: Poll: Any Machinery on your Holiday Wish List?

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Re: Poll: What power tools are on your holiday wish list?

How about lots of money to buy all this stuff and a nice big shop to put it in. That is what I really want!

Re: Poll: What hand tools are on your holiday wish list?

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Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Craftsman Furniture Projects from the editors of Woodworker's Journal

I'm feeling lucking. Maybe I'll finally win!

Re: Update: DVD Giveaway: Working with Plywood by Hendrik Varju

Always looking to learn as much as I can. I would love to add this dvd to my collection

Re: UPDATED: What Tools Are on Your Holiday Wish List?

How about:
1. a set of lie nielsen hand planes
2. a set of lie nielsen bench or mortise chisels
3. sawstop
4. 18" bandsaw
5. waterstones
6. a shop
7. MONEY to buy all of the tools above that I can't afford!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: 500 Chairs and 500 Tables

what a great addition to my library!

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

What a book! Would love to get a copy.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Step-By-Step Guitar Making by Alex Willis

My dad plays and i build so it is a perfect combination!

Re: Bench Cookie Giveaway

Hey so I finally got my picture changed, so now I am ready to win some bench cookies!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: New Masters of the Wooden Box by Oscar P. Fitzgerald

Maybe this time my luck will change! Haha. Looks like a cool book.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Essential Guide to the Steel Square by Ken Horner

sounds interesting. Count me in.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture by Robert W. Lang

what a great book to have! I would love a copy!

Re: UPDATE:DVD Giveaway: Revelations on Table Saw Set-up & Safety by Hendrik Varju

sure! count me in

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Encyclopedia of Wood

I would love to add this to my collection!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Creating a Fine Art Entry Table by Robert Ortiz

Just made an entry table for a friend. I would love to get some inspiration for the next one I need to build.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Encyclopedia of Woodworking by Alan and Gill Bridgewater

I'd love to add this to my library. Thanks again Taunton!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Woodworker's Guide to Veneering & Inlay by Jonathan Benson.

I would love to have this book. The project I am working on now reuires some inlay and it will be my first time so this book would be great!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Traditional American Rooms

Count me in.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Choosing & Using Hand Tools

I'd love to own this book. count me in

Re: Calling all benchtop warriors

ooops hit the wrong button so here is the rest:
My table saw also does double duty as a workbench for handtools and glue ups. I use a variety of clamps to hold pieces to the top for hand planing, sawing, resawing, drilling etc. It is a bit wobbly but it gets the job done.

As for limitations on what I can build there are a few. The jobsite table saw lacks power so it can be hard to cut through thick stock. I usually just take it in about four or five passes and that seems to do the trick. there is also no outfeed table so cutting long or wide pieces (sheet goods) can be a problem. As for the jointer it is only 6" but I have just started to teach myself to use handplanes and my current project requires me to do some jointing on a face that is over six inches and it seems to be going pretty good. So I guess there are really no limitations there. Well I guess that is it for now.

Nick

Re: Calling all benchtop warriors

My shop consists of a shed in the backyard. Now we're talking about a shed that is about 5' x 8' so no work gets done in there it is just a place for the tools to spend the night and stay out of the rain. When I want to work I pull all of them out onto the cement patio and get busy. Since I have to pull all of them out they are all either portable (i.e. jobsite table saw, benchtop joiner, planer and a jobsite chopsaw) or hand tools.

Re: UPDATE: Unlocking the Secrets of Traditional Design

count me in I would love to have a DVD on design!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Early American Country Furniture

I love it that you guys keep giving away books. I would love to own this one.

Re: Knotty Coffee Table

This is probably my favorite piece in the entire gallery. Great job.

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The New Complete Guide to the Band Saw

Looks like a neat addition to the library. Count me in.

Re: Book Giveaway: Fine Art of Carving Lovespoons

I have never carved before but I was looking at getting started. This looks like an excellent way to get started and I am sure that the wife would love it.

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

Well I have never done restoring but that doesn't mean that I won't try my hand at it. I would love to learn restoring. Sign me up!

Re: Spicy Box

Kmack,
I am planing on using the scratch method... I guess what I was getting at is how do you "scratch" the channels so that the curve of the grove is consistent as opposed to wavy? Do you use some sort of guide, maybe a trammel? or do you just do it freehand and be very careful? I am planning on inlaying intials so do you have any tips specifically for letters, as the curve changes directions and therefore would make using a trammel difficult? Any suggestions you could give would be helpful. Thanks!
SK2

Re: Spicy Box

Kmack,
I am planing on using the scratch method... I guess what I was getting at is how do you "scratch" the channels so that the curve of the grove is consistent as opposed to wavy? Do you use some sort of guide, maybe a trammel? or do you just do it freehand and be very careful? I am planning on inlaying intials so do you have any tips specifically for letters, as the curve changes directions and therefore would make using a trammel difficult? Any suggestions you could give would be helpful. Thanks!
SK2

Re: Spicy Box

Kmack,
I am planing on using the scratch method... I guess what I was getting at is how do you "scratch" the channels so that the curve of the grove is consistent as opposed to wavy? Do you use some sort of guide, maybe a trammel? or do you just do it freehand and be very careful? I am planning on inlaying intials so do you have any tips specifically for letters, as the curve changes directions and therefore would make using a trammel difficult? Any suggestions you could give would be helpful. Thanks!
SK2

Re: Spicy Box

hdgis,
I am planning on trying my hand at inlay on a box I am making (a friends initials) but I cannot figure out how to accurately plow the groves on the curved pieces. Do you mind sharing how you made the groves so that they were consistent? Thanks.
SK2

Re: Inlayed Jewelry Box

JC,
I had a question about the inlay. How did you cut the groves for the curves? Did you lay out the lines and then follow it freehand with a scratch stock or did you use another method? I have been looking around on the website but all I can find is how to inlay using a scratch stock inline with an edge. I am making a box for a friend of mine and want to put his initials on the top but I have never done inlay and I am not sure where to start. Thanks for the help.

SK2

Re: Keepsake box

doow,
I love the legs. What did you use to make them? I am getting ready to make a similar box and have been looking around for ideas and I really like the way you did the legs. Are they too small to do on a bandsaw? Or did you use a router and pattern or something else? Thanks,
Nick



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