Nice set! I have 6 of these kits (its all your fault!), I only hope mine turn out half as good as yours. Those will make really nice gifts. I know what you mean about the people. A few years ago I left the company that I had worked for 25 years...had to go, the company was not the same anymore; but some of the people I had worked with from the beginning, that was tough. I still stay in touch, but you know, you miss the daily interaction.
I will have to try using just the skew. I have played with it some, it does tend to leave a smoother finish with less sanding. I still haven't done the acrylic for the wife, but soon, soon...
Anywho, glad to hear I inspired somebody. Bob thinks I am going to pass you by, but I think I have a long way to go just to catch up!
Woodworking is more than a hobby.
It is a journey of discovery,
An application of innovation and creativity,
And an opportunity at self improvement.