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French Polishing. Finishing and restoring using traditional techniques. By Derek Jones

French Polishing. Finishing and restoring using traditional techniques. By Derek Jones

05-22-2013 11:54 PM by Jorge G. | 3 comments »

While I have done French polishing in the past, I would like to become more accomplished with it. I thought this book, given it’s name would be the one that would gain me that knowledge. Sadly this is not the case, if you are considering this book, do not waste your money! There are more in depth, better explained sources in the internet. I should have bought a Charles Neil book instead of this one. First, I do not know if it is because this is written by a British person, but the te...

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A versatile tool for small cuts and other tricks

A versatile tool for small cuts and other tricks

11-13-2011 11:27 PM by Jorge G. | 13 comments »

Well, I finally got my Jointmaker Pro V2. I mainly bought this tool to make kerf bending, inlay, and a few other ideas I have for spiffing up projects. The tool comes in a fairly small box, there are a lot of pieces and assembly instructions are very explicit and easy to follow, the machine can be put together in one afternoon. When I got my tool, there were a few parts missing or the wrong size, being BCT once I contacted them I was sent the parts at no charge to me via Fedex, great se...

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Is it worth $500?

Is it worth $500?

08-23-2011 07:03 PM by Jorge G. | 13 comments »

It all depends. Here is my philosophy for buying tools, if I say to myself “Gee it would be nice to have XXXXX tool so I could make this operation easier” 3 times, then I buy the tool. I do it this way because I know that I will be using the tool, and it makes my woodworking easier. Shooting a board is one of those operations that seem simple enough, just make a shooting board and shave the end grain with a plane. THe problems comes with the execution. At least for me. I tried ...

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