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Re: UPDATE: Acts of Creation: America's Finest Hand Craftsmen at Work by Walt Harrington

This would be a fine addition to my library.

Re: UPDATE: Fine Woodworking's Tables and Chairs

I make Windsor chairs so this would be a nice addition to my addiction.

Re: UPDATE: Win an all-access pass to Fine Woodworking Live 2013!

I've attended many woodworking events, but never for free. Put my name in the hat.

Re: UPDATE: Making a Welsh Stick Chair with Hugh Roberts

I learned how to make a Windsor chair from Mike Dunbar and then also studied with Joe Graham, it would be nice to learn one more type of chair from Hugh Roberts.

Re: Have you seen Tommy Mac's new woodworking show? Let us know what you think.

I watched all of season one and made a comment on that. Now I've watched all of season two that have been shown. I see no improvement. Actually I think it may have taken a step back. As with all the others, I think Tommy should go on de-cafe. Too much "you guys" and to many friends in the shop. I for one liked, for over 20 years, the formatt that was used in New Yankee Workshop. I'm willing to accept change for the better, but I watch these shows to pick up tips and projects, not friendships with Tommy's pals. I like Eli and think maybe he should have the show. Steve is very knowledgeable, let him do the show. Niether of the two of them seem to be over caffineated. The road trip is another issue. "IF" you have to do a road trip, make it worth while. Tommy jumps in and out so fast, what's the point?
Overall, just simplify. I really believe Tommy is a great wooodworker, but the Rough Cut format that he had on his blog wasn't something I wanted to watch then and isn't something I want to watch now. Come up with good projects, show how HE would build them, show the steps not just jump over them and quit saying "You guys" so much.
One last point. I find it interestingly annoying that you pick up a new sponser like lathe tools and suddenly Tommy is doing lathe projects and grips the whole time about how he isn't a lathe guy.
That's my two cents.

Re: UPDATE: Using and Tuning Your Bandsaw by Hendrik Varju

I use the bandsaw on a regular basis for everything EXCEPT resawing. I've never had any luck at that. Maybe I will win this video and learn something.

Re: Have you seen Tommy Mac's new woodworking show? Let us know what you think.

Having seen the new Rough Cuts this past weekend I personally think some adjustments are in order. I believe one reason Norm appealed to me and others over these many years is the ability to show what he was doing. Even if you were unfamiliar with woodworking terms or processes his show let you know how to do things. I am now and experience woodworker and had no poblem following Tommy but thinking of how it was back when, I'm not sure I would be watching the show. I love the idea of visiting other craftsmen's shops but not in the same show. It rushes things too much. If we are going to viist, let's do it and see what they build or do. But, when Tommy does a project, do it, show it, explain it and use the whole twenty some minutes for that. I have been aware of Tommy and his work on line for several years and if he slows down, talks a little less like everyone knows what he is doing and teaches, I think he will do fine.

A.W. in Ohio

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