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Forum topic by pierce85 posted 11-14-2011 04:29 AM 4585 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-14-2011 04:29 AM

Some of you may have already discovered him, but I just wanted to share this gem for those who haven’t. I’ve been pouring over his many videos over the past several weeks and he’s terrific. I’m learning a ton from this guy – great presentational style, very straight forward and practical instruction, 25+ years professional experience, and for you dog lovers, like me, his shop assistant Papi keeps things running smoothly. ;-)

Anyway, if I keep going I’ll be gushing… Check him out at and click on the video tab.

He’s also a relatively new member here at LJ. He hasn’t posted anything yet but I suspect he will when he finds the time. Here’s a belated and warm welcome to you, AskWoodMan!

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#1 posted 11-14-2011 06:07 AM

his stuff is good. I’ve watched a bunch of his sharpening videos. I recommend him too.

-- When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.”   Theodore Roosevelt

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#2 posted 02-10-2014 03:05 PM

He’s my guru too. I feel like he’s talking just to me in a clear intelligent tone with the most useful and informed videos. Recently I’ve gotten into his steel mig welding videos for woodworkers.
What could have been too intimidating to even try now seems easily doable and fascinating. I didn’t even know what mig welding was! He’s just awesome. I can’t say enough good things about Allan and his huge and generous contribution to all of us woodworkers..

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#3 posted 02-10-2014 03:17 PM

I watch a lot of his stuff. I would recommend his sandpaper too.

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#4 posted 02-10-2014 04:08 PM

love to watch him too really like the Bis type fence they constructed for tablesaw

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#5 posted 02-10-2014 05:38 PM

I want to watch his videos because he does some really cool projects but he edits nothing out and ends up with 40 or 50 videos for anything remotely complex; watching would be like a hobby unto itself. ‘Watch my 12 video series on pencil sharpening.’ Maybe that appeals to someone starting out but most of the time I just need the gist and I’m good to go.

-- Rick M,

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#6 posted 02-10-2014 06:22 PM

I must agree with you Rick. When all I need is a tip, watching a 45 minutes show just to get to the tip is too much for my ADHD brain. I think there are others who are less into the gist and find his shows interesting. In any event, welcome askwoodman to lumber jocks.


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#7 posted 02-10-2014 06:27 PM

He’s a cool guy. He is very good at making something out of nothing. He gives tons of tips on saving money and doing things well, but on a budget. I have actually talked to the guys over the phone multiple times. He is very nice and frank. His videos are a little long, but they are very thorough and I like to watch them.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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