I recently finished a side table and I filmed the build process if you're interested in watching.
This was my first time using lacewood and I was happy with how easily it worked for such a highly figured wood.
Pictures: Bottom right titled "Side Table in Cherry/Lacewood" (three pictures)
Pt 1 http://www.garagewoodworks.com/video.php?video=v89
Pt 2 http://www.garagewoodworks.com/video.php?video=v90
Pt 3 http://www.garagewoodworks.com/video.php?video=v91
On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:40:01 PM UTC-4, tommyboy wrote:
You felt so insecure about yourself after I ripped on your projects that you felt the need to browse around my website.
I've come across your type before. You've probably been to my website in the past. And I'm guessing that your initial tantrum has more to do with jealousy than an honest critique of my projects.
Yeah, asking for criticism (quote: Criticism ok) then throwing a temper
tantrum when criticism is received (albeit snarky and uncalled-for criticism)
doesn't leave an observer with a good impression of Brian.
Definitely a shaker-style, minimilistic piece. I do mostly shaker-style
stuff myself, and there's nothing wrong with that style of woodworking.
As for criticism, the proportions of Brian's side table didn't look natural
to me, but the lacewood and cherry looked nice and the workmanship was
certainly workmanlike. Bookmatching the top would have added to the
effect of the piece, I think, perhaps by resawing the solid lacewood into
But if Brian and his cohort like it, that's really all that matters.
I am probably the worlds worse for firing back but he really did not
have a leg to stand on.
Absolutely agree and, ;~),I noticed that there was a more reasonable
amount of glue used on this "educational episode".
Well it was his piece and it looked nice but going a bit further I would
not have used the lace on the top at all, rather I think it would have
had a more balanced look hed he used the same design and used the lace
on the aprons and drawer front. Used cherry for legs, drawer pull, and
top. But that is just my way of thinking and really did would not have
been a suggestion for better design.
Exactly! Only when you sell your work do you need to "worry" about what
anyone else has to say.
Well, I was actually the first one who jumped in with a "Flame" for Tommy b
oy, who had actually encouraged me to do so with his comment about expectin
g flames for his post. Maybe I encouraged Garage boy by coming down on his
side, which isn't always the case, I have trashed his stuff before as well.
Tommy has the right to his opinion, and criticism was requested but I felt
it was over the top in terms of harshness (is that a word?)and more denigra
ting than necessary so I jumped in to provide some defense, assuming Garag
e boy would likely not.
I never did see Tommy's work (can't see fricking ABPW via my Google reader)
and I loved Sam Maloof, he was a sweet and talented man and I learned a fe
w things from him over the years but I have no love for that swoopy design
type stuff so likely would be unimpressed.
I don't look at workmanship based on my taste, I look at it purely as
what went into it.
Tommy Boy produced some nice work.
I was not impressed by Brian's work, there were a few things that I
found out of place, the lacewood was beautiful, but not well done, since
the glue up put a piece that distracted.. If I had no more lacewood, I
would have move that to the outside where it would be less noticable
instead of breaking up the pattern.
I am troubled by some of Brian's machine work, especially tablesaw work.
I keep seeing the leading edge lifting, and in my opinion, his blade is
too low, leading to some of the burning we see, and a huge potential for
kick back. I keep the blade high, except with ply to avoid the
potential, and the wood near the blade never lifts..
As far as Brian's design, I had no problem with it, only the execution.
On Wednesday, July 3, 2013 1:25:37 PM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
Why? It may be a faster maneuver but you need to swing your blade over and re-align to 90 degrees. (Here is where you tell me you trust your positive stop and we have a lengthy discussion about sawdust gumming up the works. )
Most woodworkers despise tilting their blade.
On 7/3/2013 1:26 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Which is, imo, worthless...unless one has a saw that is poorly made so
that stops aren't reproducible--in which case it probably isn't very
easy to rely on it for anything else, either.
I don't see why it shouldn't (be a surprise/shock, that is)...as I think
we've discussed before, there's a whole history of woodworking long
before the 'net and forums even existed and it seems most of the ones
around now are pretty much only relatively newcomers w/ little if any
actual production experience.
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