Don Wolfe wrote to say thanks for sharing Luis Costa’s unique murals. Planning to start a small home business in the near future — making shadow boxes — he found it inspirational how people like Luis use their God-given talents.
Don Wolfe also appreciated the story on Bench Dog. He was especially happy to see American ideas and hard-working Americans doing so well in the field he loves & woodworking. Bench Dog will definitely be on his list for future purchases.
Declaring that Rob Johnstone and Michael Dresdner missed the point, Art thinks the box maker’s question related more to the miter gauge than to the fence on a left-tilt blade. His reasoning? A box maker relies on the miter gauge for cutting mitered box corners. Assuming that left miter gauge slot was used by a right-handed woodworker, he described how the blade would be tilted toward the hands that held the workpiece. He felt that moving the miter gauge could be a dangerous proposition, especially when cutting sides for small boxes around 3″ x 6″.
Tung Oil Finish Practicality
Our Q&A expert, Michael Dresdner, didn’t think much of the tung oil thread summarized in our last issue. As Michael unsparingly explained: “It is hard to imagine that anyone can accomplish anything in the field of finishing given the staggering amount of misinformation (and misdirection) one thread can generate. It was a masterpiece of befuddlement, containing everything from flat-out incorrect “facts” to classic ‘post hoc, ergo propter hoc’ conclusions. Thanks for a humorous, if slightly disturbing, reading experience.”