Burke, VA, US

Recent comments

Re: UPDATE: A Lesson Plan for Wood Turning by James Rodgers

I would love to have this book so I could better learn how to use the lathe on my SHopsmith.

Re: New cabinet saw from SawStop

Personal safety can be in your head - think before doing stupid things.
And personal safety can also cost money - buy the right equipment.
The government is too intrusive but they sometimes get it right - like mandating seat belts for autos.
This SawStop technology is so amazing it should be mandated.
Yes, it is expensive but with the benefits of mass merchandising, the cost would be greatly reduced.
Once you lose a digit or two, or 1/2 a hand, your life is changed forever.
Buy it now, take a loan, put it on layaway, whatever. Don't get any other saw.

Re: Setting up shop: Which machine first? And why.

Just starting? Table saw seems to be a big favorite but I am surprised that no one has advocated SAWSTOP. Produce your project with an outstanding quality tool AND save your fingers too. What a combination. Especially if you except to use that tool repeatedly for the next 30 or so years. That's a lot of opportunity for an accident (meaning it didn't happen on purpose) to occur. Check it out before you make a purchase commitment. Go to SAWSTOP.COM and watch them try and slice a hot dog. By the way, show your wife before you tell her the price.

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