Eric.

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  1. Eric. added a post in a topic Scoop / Cutter Combo   

    Friends don't let friends drink and make pizza.  Cheese goes on TOP of the sauce there, Emeril.
  2. Eric. added a post in a topic Sculpted Rocker   

    I got the hankerin' for some fudge!  Looks awesome man.
  3. Eric. added a post in a topic I'd like some clarification please...   

    Because I'm the baddest of bad mofos and I got a sweet fro.  But you can be Pete and I guess that means Kev is Julie.  Marc, obviously, the Captain.  Sorry Kev.  You're flexible.
    If I knew the Mod Squad better I'd use some clever catchphrase here to put a bow on it.  But I think I've seen about ten minutes of that show in my entire life.
  4. Eric. added a post in a topic I'd like some clarification please...   

    More often than not, I think, a thread disappears because the author deletes it.  This happens quite often, and I don't really understand people's inclination to do that, but it happens.  We can pull deleted threads out of the archives if it's something people really want to continue talking about, but the OP deleted it for a reason and I suppose we should respect that regardless of why it was deleted.
    You can believe me when I say that none of the mods enjoy policing threads and deleting posts and topics.  It's not my idea of a good time and no one wants to censor anyone.  But there are two rules on the forum that are to be followed: no jerks, and no political or religious posts.  And while Coop's thread last night was not explicitly political, it was politically charged and there was not a single comment that could be made in reply without heading into political territory.
    Just for the record, I did not lock or delete that thread, but I completely understand why that action was taken.  I think the vast majority of the regular members here are friendly and reasonable people who could probably have a discussion about any subject under the sun without getting too nasty about it...except politics and religion.  There's just something about those two topics that brings out the worst in people, and can drive a wedge between even the oldest and best of friends.  There's something written in the human DNA that simply does not allow rational conversation on those topics.
    There are plenty of places on the internet you can visit if you feel the need to express yourself politically.  I personally find that a monumental waste of time, but to each his own.
  5. Eric. added a post in a topic Lost in Norway   

    Boooo!
    Welcome anyway, I guess.
  6. Eric. added a post in a topic Best $15 Spent this Week   

    Amazon knows you better than you know yourself.
  7. Eric. added a post in a topic Power tools & hand tools   

    I use power tools for the grunt work and hand tools for the finesse work.  You can build most projects start to finish with only power tools, and you could certainly build any project start to finish with only hand tools...but neither scenario is ideal to me.
    Milling a board six-square, or plowing a groove, or cutting tenons, or any number of miscellaneous steps in a given project - with hand tools - is just torture and a total waste of time IMO.  But finessing a joint, or fitting a drawer, or shaping a curve or small part, or any number of miscellaneous steps in a given project - with hand tools - is often the fastest, easiest, most precise and most rewarding way to do it.
    Using hand tools also gives your project that hand crafted look that machined pieces simply don't have.  Fully machined pieces can look too perfect.  Lifeless.  Cutting exposed joinery by hand, or breaking sharp edges with a block plane, or shaping a little pull with a rasp will give your piece a richness and character that a table saw, dovetail jig and random orbit sander simply won't.
    So I use hand tools for three reasons: they're often the best tool for the job, they're fun and rewarding to use, and they actually make your end product a finer looking piece.
    And as for sharpening, once you set up a station and get some practice under your belt, it's a quick and painless process.  It certainly doesn't take any longer than boxing up your blades and sending them off to be sharpened.  Just part of the craft.
  8. Eric. added a post in a topic Best $15 Spent this Week   

    Best $15 I spent this week...priority shipping to Forrest sharpening services.  Man am I overdue.
    Good tip on the stanley steemer.
  9. Eric. added a post in a topic Auriou Rasps, LN phone first   

    Craftsman Studio also sells Auriou.  Similar stocking issues but it's one more place to try.  Plus they ship free.
  10. Eric. added a post in a topic Vise question   

    I'd use the poplar since it will be the least likely to dent and mar your work piece.
  11. Eric. added a post in a topic Sculpted Rocker   

    Orgo Man open invitation!
    Get Orgo'd. LOL
  12. Eric. added a post in a topic Demilune inspired mantle   

    Awesome, Brad.  I love your little signature hand plane inlay.  Super cool.
  13. Eric. added a post in a topic Sculpted Rocker   

    Yeah that's a bummer.  Hate to stop a build like that so close to the end.  But wood is patient...she'll be there when you return.
    Where you headed this time, Kev?
  14. Eric. added a post in a topic Simple Blanket Ladder   

    In trade you should request that she takes pics of your completed projects.  I wish I had a good photographer to take pics of mine.  I'm horribly deficient in that art.
  15. Eric. added a post in a topic Hand Tool Cabinet   

    Meaning why piano hinges or why not mortised into the case and doors?