Let's see. I've got the tools and the machines so don't
need recomendations. - anymore.
Can cut dovetails with the JoinTech fence, templates,
bits and router table, as well as with handsaws,
both push and pull, chisels and a mallet.
Know how to do proper stock prep - and not get
maimed or killed by the machines.
Learned about parts marking and reference faces,
edges and ends.
Acquired and went through DiCristafora's book on
many, but certainly not all, ways to stick two
pieces of wood together. Understand which are
to be used when and can make many of them. In
the process confirmed "suggestions" provided
by wreckers about layout tools and their uses.
Probably contributed significantly to Steve Knight's
daughter's college fund. Woodies are addictive.
Found out about BLO grain popping and the wonders
of bug spit - shellac.
Know about Krenov and have his books, along with
Nakashima - have his book too. And Maloof -
and have a couple of books about his stuff -
has he written a book?
Make dumb mistakes and know I'm not the
first to make any of them
Know how to turn most of my mistakes into
Know what DAMHIKT and SWMBO mean.
Same for Pooh Suit, The Cabal and Galoot.
Was inspired by the work - and attitude
of people I would probably not known about
except for The Wreck.
Was introduced to a lot of interesting
The list goes on and on.
So for me, that's Why The Wreck.
Now that I know everything and can
do everything - except finishing -
but I'm reading every thread on
the subject - I now have an
obligation to tell everyone what
to do and how to do it - the "right"
way"! (just kidding - but if I
can get a newbie to say "Hell,
if even he can do it, then I sure
as hell can." I'll be putting back
a little of what I've gotten from
I do miss Walt's tales and wonder
what Helga is doing. And if
Mr. Watson takes his leave, what
will become of the literary
part of The Wreck?
Still lots to learn - about wood
working and enjoying life in
general. This is a good place
to get that stuff.