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    Eric Schubert

    My First Workbench Build - A Journal

    Thread Starter: Eric Schubert

    Welcome to my journal thread for my very first major build: a workbench! I plan to add photos and updates as I make progress on the bench build, which may or may not be frequently. It all depends on how it plays out. But, I'm hoping that it'll be a learning experience for both you and me, and...

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    Martin Wasner

    My new shop

    Thread Starter: Martin Wasner

    I've been in business 12 years. My first shop was 1600 sq/ft, I occupied it for almost six years. The current shop is 2500 sq/ft. As of a few days ago, I've been in here six years. When I first moved into the current space, I thought it would take a long time to fill it up. Turns out it only...

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    jack duren

    So I told the boss....

    Thread Starter: jack duren

    I wanted a $40 a week tool allowance to maintain tools and purchase things as time goes on. His comment was make a list. A list is just a way to pick and choose what they want versus what I need. So I thought I'll just give him a Lee Valley.Grizzly, etc catalog and say I want everything...;) But...

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    Gene Davis

    Dovetail cutting. Tools for improving results.

    Thread Starter: Gene Davis

    I've been doing OK with a cheap pullsaw, a $15 Shark 10-2204 Dowel/Dovetail/Detail Saw. To step things up a notch, I was considering a spine-backed saw and one of the magnetic guides. On Jay Bates's YouTube channel, he shows dovetail cutting using a dozuki saw like the one I show here from Lee...

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    lowell holmes

    Any Old Draftsmen out there?

    Thread Starter: lowell holmes

    I have two Fugle lead pointers on my desk. I occasionally will put a point on a drafting pencil. Are there any others out there old draftsmen out there? Just curious. . .

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    Jim Koepke

    Tite-Mark Compared to Veritas Wheel Gauge

    Thread Starter: Jim Koepke

    Not too long ago I asked about the difference between the Veritas and the Glen-Drake Tite-Mark wheel gauges. Most people did express a preference for the Tite-Mark over the Veritas. There was not much explanation other than "it worked better." Since then, I have acquired one of each. ...

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