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When my wife retired from teaching and started her 'volunteer career', she attempted to move herself and her stuff into my office space which is already too small. I run four businesses from there...

Recent comments

Re: UPDATE: Finishing Wood from Fine Woodworking

The finish makes the difference in so many projects and it can always be better. I would like to learn all the techniques and have it in a book form so I can read it in my shop!

Re: STL 60: Dumpster Diving for Terrific Tools

I was behind the granite counter store and watched an employee throw a Delta 10 inch mitre saw with blade into their dumpster. I dived! I spent 30 bucks to have the 80 tooth blade sharpened and have a great and accurate addition to my shop.

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

I could really use some pointers as I approach retirement from cabinet making and venture into antique reproduction and restoring. Thanks for the opportunity.

Re: Chopping mortises in absurdly narrow stock

I wonder sometimes if finding the hardest way to do things is a prerequisite for woodworking. I find drilling out the waste first then trimming with a sharp knife or chisel prevents the pressure that would cause blowout.

Re: We're Giving Away Grooving Planes!

Wrong Edge? Whoops!

Re: Bending Dovetails

Very interesting, however I wonder why you avoid the use of power tools like a router to round out the curves. It seems that using hand tools is a matter more of prestige than finished product.

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

Very interesting to see what other people want! I mostly need more space and more time for me in my shop but an oscillating spindle sander would be nice. :-)

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