Mick S

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  1. Mick S

    Pekovich Case on Stand

    Beautiful journal all the way through. Fantastic build. Your dog's nose looks so familiar to me. Where have I seen that before? Oh yeah,
  2. Mick S

    OSMO Polyx Oil & Top Oil Durability Test

    If nothing else, that will make me avoid turmeric tea from now on. Aside from glass, I'm not sure any finish would hold up to that stuff.
  3. Mick S

    Arts and Craft Sideboard

    Beautiful job, Chet. Such a nice, clean line design and impeccable execution.
  4. Quite a talent! Thanks for posting.
  5. Mick S

    Pekovich Case on Stand

    Paul, out of curiosity, did Mike mention why he chose not to drawbore the M&T joints? He does it often and just wondered why not on this piece.
  6. Mick S

    Japanese vs Western Chisels

    I have both mid-price Japanese (had them too long to even begin to tell you who made them) and LN. I had the LN for a few years and was generally happy with them, save the odd unexpected release from the sockets. Then I started working with mesquite a good bit. Fail. Fail. The edges rolled over very quickly. I pulled out the Japanese chisels and have used them since on anything tougher than cherry. I like the feel in my hand of the LN better, but there's no comparison in the edge or endurance of the edge. The only knock I have on the Japanese chisels is if you do chip an edge far enough back to have to tap it out, it's a bear to repair. I've watched people tap out the hollow, but for the price of an enchilada dinner and a margarita or two for two, I'll just replace the chisel.
  7. Mick S

    Pekovich Case on Stand

    Great job on this build, Paul. Very nice work all the way around!
  8. Mick S

    Suggestions for Heirloom Tool

    I like your thinking on this. Great way to honor your grandparents. I would have recommended the #60-½, but it sounds like you’ve already covered that. My second suggestion would be a Brian Biggs straight spokeshave. I love mine. Great feel and simple to set up and use.
  9. Mick S

    Felder AD941

  10. Mick S

    Felder AD941

    I'm a little envious of your trip. I think I've only missed one IWF since the early '80s. I highly recommend making a list and map of the booths you want to visit.
  11. Mick S

    Felder AD941

    That’s what I did before ordering the 41. Left it in place the whole time I waited for delivery.
  12. Mick S

    Felder AD941

    Paul, if you can possibly make it work in your space I'd definitely go for the 941. The 4 post planer table support alone is worth that. I think once you see them in person you'll appreciate the difference. The 941 is a lifetime machine. You'll never have to trade up.
  13. Mick S

    Bird Bath Basin Bowl

    It's that addiction part that I've been avoiding. I did a good bit of turning back in the '80s, but have intentionally avoided getting a lathe since I retired. I know how addictive it is and I had too many other furniture projects I wanted to get done before dipping my toes back in. I'm taking the class at Santa Fe Community College. They have a really nice turning lab, equipped with several lathes - OneWay, General and others and very good instructors. Just short of Hotel California.
  14. Mick S

    Bird Bath Basin Bowl

    Absolutely brilliant - concept, planning, execution - all the way through. Really brilliant project! This makes me very happy that I signed up for a turning class for the fall semester! Now I can't wait!
  15. Mick S

    Built-Ins! How to?

    I think every woodworker should have a copy of this... https://www.amazon.com/Cabinetmaking-Millwork-John-L-Feirer/dp/068413277X