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post #41 of 47 Old 12-02-2014, 03:29 PM
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I stand corrected, I agree.
My post was not meant to correct anything except a misunderstanding which I may have cause way back in an earlier post. But we agree in the end, and I might be splitting hairs. Oh Well.

When I look at the work of the fine woodworking experts, I am truly humbled and that includes some of the fine work done by our own members, past and present. Probably the best way to improve your skills is to take on a project that's a bit over your head, and learn as you go. You're only as good as your last project sorta thing.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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post #42 of 47 Old 12-02-2014, 06:39 PM
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When I look at the work of the fine woodworking experts, I am truly humbled and that includes some of the fine work done by our own members, past and present. Probably the best way to improve your skills is to take on a project that's a bit over your head, and learn as you go. You're only as good as your last project sorta thing.
I have seen some of the projects some of the members here have done and there is no way under the sun I could begin to try, especially the inlays. One of our members Keith Mathewson, is an artisan stair builder, one of the absolute top stair builders in the USA today.

Bill, I too am humbled by some of our members abilities, it just makes us try harder.

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Woodnthings you are off base on this one.

Talk with any 'master carpenter' whos been framing houses for 30+yrs and theyll tell you things about building that you never knew. Likewise, the same can be said of a professional furniture maker. But to say that any less detail goes into framing a custom house versus building a custom hutch is of no note. They are one and the same.

If you want to label 'fine ww'ing' as something specific to custom furniture, cabinetry or trim thats fine. But it doesnt mean its any 'different' than any other custom type of carpentry/ww'ing.



I really feel like youre more hinting at good vs bad. The guy that makes hand cut DT's and M&T's rather than the guy that uses butt joints and nails. If thats the case its a whole different discussion. I know plenty of framers, but only a handful of 'fine framers'.
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post #44 of 47 Old 12-02-2014, 10:11 PM
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Woodnthings you are off base on this one.

Talk with any 'master carpenter' whos been framing houses for 30+yrs and theyll tell you things about building that you never knew. Likewise, the same can be said of a professional furniture maker. But to say that any less detail goes into framing a custom house versus building a custom hutch is of no note.
They are one and the same.


If you want to label 'fine ww'ing' as something specific to custom furniture, cabinetry or trim thats fine. But it doesnt mean its any 'different' than any other custom type of carpentry/ww'ing.
I said no such thing... if so where?

It's not me that's "labeling" it as such. If I am wrong, why are there thousands of readers of both the 2 different magazines, Fine Home Building and Fine Woodworking... they are similar, and require very refined skills, but they are not the same. You have missed my point, so I'll make it as simple as I am able.

A Master carpenter/framer/stairbuilder "may" also be a fine woodworker, who could make exquisite inlayed furniture, but not "always". A rough carpenter probably could not.
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A finewoodworker could probably build a beautiful curved stairway, but wouldn't. I don't see any stairways in Fine Woodworking Gallery. I see furniture, tables, chairs, Armoires etc.I don't see any fine furniture in the Fine Home Building magazine's gallery.

To put it a different way, I have a 3 types of welders, 2 metal cutting bandsaws,a pipe threader or two, 2 sheet metal benders, a metal lathe, 2 framing air nailers, a full set of automotive sockets, wrenches and airtools but I do not consider myself a "welder", tinsmith, plumber, framing carpenter, or auto mechanic. For me it's about the specific skill set required for each trade or occupation, usually requiring an apprenticeship or specialized training. I was formally trained as an Architect for several years, did not receive a "degree", and certainly don't consider myself one. I can design a house and I have. I can draw the plans for a house and I have, but I wouldn't do it for anyone else.

I feel I have strayed "off topic" far too much and I will refrain from any further discussion of this subject.

AS to the original question, I am very pleased with my 6 1/2" Milwaukee 18 Volt battery powered saw. Lightweight, but powerful and if you have a supply of 18 Volt batteries you won't run out of "juice" even on a large cutting project.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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My post was not meant to correct anything except a misunderstanding which I may have cause way back in an earlier post. But we agree in the end, and I might be splitting hairs. Oh Well.

When I look at the work of the fine woodworking experts, I am truly humbled and that includes some of the fine work done by our own members, past and present. Probably the best way to improve your skills is to take on a project that's a bit over your head, and learn as you go. You're only as good as your last project sorta thing.
Much truth in this statement above...
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Sure 'fine homebuilders' are in a different sub-genre than 'fine furniture makers' but they are both 'fine ww'ers'. Thats my point.


And yes, lets get back OT, I love my dewalt corded 7 1/4. My bud told me yesterday that Milwaukee now has a 18V brushless 7 1/4 saw. Id love to hear how well that works.
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Well The way I see it Fine Woodworking Magazine sports fine woodworking and their other mag, Fine homebuilding touts trim carpentry and the trades that involve building homes.

Seems the Taunton Press thinks there is a difference. Certainly not a right wrong, better best thing just different.

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