Received my signed copy of Charles's new book last week. If you recall,
late in 2007, Charles requested pictures of peoples' shops for this new
project. The book is out and is a complete one-stop shop of ideas for shop
recommendations. This book is also one massive volume in terms of
content -- it is understandable how a full year would be required to
complete and publish a work like this.
I want to publicly thank Charles for the copy of the book and his use of
pictures of my shop. We may not see eye to eye on some things, but he
provides a wealth of knowledge in this book and I've really appreciated his
opinions on tools and other woodworking posts on this forum.
Best of luck on the success of your book Charles.
Title: "Creating Your Own Woodshop"
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Waited to post this until I was able to find that the book had been
If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough
I didn't think you wanted it, so I didn't offer.
In fact I didn't want to get embarrassed by your refusal to use it or the
awful looks on peoples faces if they saw you did use it. Sometime it
will look presentable. Untile then I just bask in the gratefulness of
people whom I make stuff for, no matter how it turns out.
Most every shop has something to show the rest of us. My old junior
high school buddy with the garage/shop and shop cats forgot I was
going to use his photos in a book: he would have cleaned it if he'd
remembered and shot some of the cleaned up workplace, but, in fact, I
think Pete's shop shows more worthwhile dual use than does another
cleaned up shop with a Honda 2000 sitting out in the upstate NY
weather. As he recently told me, he uses the shop to maintain
equipment for his business, trees for landscaping. Some of that gear
is very large. He also still does all his own vehicle work. I wish I
had half his energy.
I've already emailed my thanks, but will repeat them here. That's my shop on
the title page, p. 11, p. 77, p. 99, and pp. 174-176. Brag? Not me. Never.
Nice shop, Mark. That's quite a wood stash!
On Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:29:17 -0700, Mark & Juanita
Have always enjoyed Charlie's contributions here and this book looks
like a winner as well.
May I make a suggestion? I know whenever I'm thinking about purchasing
a book (or other items) I will often go to Amazon to check the user
reviews. There is nothing like feedback from people who actually have
experience with a product. So, if some of you who have actually been
fortunate enough to get your hands on a copy, why not take a few
minutes to leave some feedback about it on Amazon.
Best of Luck, Charlie!
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