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07-12-2009 01:00 PM

An interesting woodworking survey - 45 replies

I was wondering if you might be able to help me with an interesting woodworking survey. Two years ago, Tool Crib posted a simple question to a number of woodworking forums: Who have been the three most influential woodworkers who got you started woodworking? Today, with their permission, I’m looking to update their results, and I nee...

03-26-2008 01:34 PM

An interview with Doug Stowe - 9 replies

Famous Box Maker Doug Stowe has graciously agreed to be interviewed for my blog. He’s got some very interesting insight into his design process. I posted the interview this morning, and it’s definitely worth a read. In fact, I’m gonna have to try making some really nice boxes…

03-24-2008 03:25 AM

Thoughts on wood stain? - 3 replies

This week in my blog, I posted a poll about your thoughts on wood stain. This did get me to thinking – I know that my work has evolved over the years to where I would rather have just a small punch of ‘color’ on a piece to draw attention – either some exotic wood lid for a box or an exotic wood handle… I don̵...

03-10-2008 02:56 PM

This week's poll - all about mortises - 21 replies

So, I’m planning on building a new project that is going to involve more than a few mortises. It got me to thinking about the sheer number of ways you can cut a mortise. Over at my blog, this week’s poll is all about how you cut mortises. Sure, I might be fishing for a new tool. So, by your vote, I’ll be able to influence...

03-02-2008 01:37 PM

New poll on my site is up... - 3 replies

I have been so sick this week, but, I’m able to finally get to my blog to post this week’s quick poll. This week – come on, no one ever makes mistakes, right? What do you do when you mess up? Check out my blog and cast your vote!

02-24-2008 04:34 PM

Can it be? Another new quick poll? - 8 replies

Yes, indeed it is! This week over at my blog, I’m going to explore your inner psychological make up…. Nah, I’m gonna try to figure out what your favorite North American hardwood is! Have fun voting….

02-17-2008 04:35 PM

This week's new quick poll... - 9 replies

Over at my blog ( ), I’ve posted a new weekly quick poll – where is your shop located? If you’d like to participate, I’d be much obliged. Of course, I’ll share the results here. Thanks for your help!

02-15-2008 04:41 PM

Another newbie! - 26 replies

Good morning, everyone. I’m Tom Iovino, a hobby woodworker in the Tampa Bay area, and I’m looking forward to meeting all of you. As far as tools go, I have: A Ridgid 3612 Table SawDelta 3/4 hp 14” band sawRidgid oscillating spindle sanderDelta 14” thickness planerDelta 1 1/2 hp dust collector (I have GOT to upgrade...

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