Sorry I missed the seminar on box joints tonight. I’m sure Phil did a good job as he is a very good speaker and demonstrator. Hope you all enjoyed it and learned something.
Actually, I am writing this from Minneapolis where I am taking care of family members while one of them has surgery. Fortunately, the surgery went very well and my brother-in-law now has a couple screws in his hip. (I told him from the x-ray they looked like about "No. 12 Flatheads, perhaps with a Phillips or Square Drive."… Yes, my mind is always thinking woodworking.)
Anyway, while I was sitting in the waiting room at the hospital I decided to put together some of the results about future seminars from the survey all of you filled out last week. This should really be of help as we are starting to plan the seminars from Mid-January into April. Here are the most popular seminar topics so you are likely to see many of these coming up at the Woodsmith Store this winter:
Router Table: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
Tips for Setting Up a Great Home Shop
How to Build Your Own Jigs and Fixtures
Oils and Varnishes
Solving Problems with Jigs
Tips for Working with Plywood
How to Build a Frame and Raised Panel
Buying and Getting the Most Out of a Band Saw
Setting Up Your Table Saw for Perfect Cuts
Machine-Cut Dovetails with a "Hand-Cut" Look
There were 24 choices on the survey and those were the "Top 12." (Sorry, those of you who have been after me to do a seminar on "Turning Pens on the Lathe." That came in at No. 23!)
We try to provide you with the seminars that YOU, the audience, want. If you have other thoughts or suggestions, leave me a comment and let’s get some discussion going.
I’ll be back next Thursday! — Doug