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    Clearance in BD plane

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    I finally managed to have an honest-to-goodness clearance issue. I've been playing with low-angle frogs in a couple of my smoothers, and had a 40-deg one in my LV custom 4-1/2 last week. I swapped a new blade in while working some Red Alder with a medium cut (several mils, I didn't measure), and...

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    Rick Fisher

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    Hello. We recently sold our house and are building a new one. As part of this, I am able to build my own woodworking shop. The zoning on the lot only allows for 985sf. So .. I'm building the shop 985 sf. I want as few regrets as possible. So far, this is what I've arranged. ...

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    Brian Holcombe

    The Butler's Desk - Build Thread

    Thread Starter: Brian Holcombe

    Good morning! I've begun working on a cabinet in my spare time, this one features a fold down desktop to serve as a workspace when needed and to remain out of the way when it's no longer needed. Check out the work shown here https://brianholcombewoodworker.com/2016/05/07/the-butlers-desk/

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    Pat Barry

    Recommendation for new dovetail saw?

    Thread Starter: Pat Barry

    I want to get a new dovetail saw to replace my existing backsaw for dovetail cutting. The current saw is a standard backsaw (Pennsylvania Saw Corporation #78, 12ppi, 12" long, 3" deep). I also have another even larger backsaw and a Zona universal razor saw. I'd like something easier to control...

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    Mike Cherry

    White Oak Trestle Desk Journal

    Thread Starter: Mike Cherry

    The wife is retiring after 20 years in the US Marine Corps. She has requested a desk and I found a design that we both agreed on. She chose white oak because she is from Thousand Oaks, CA. I didnt argue at first because I have seldom used white oak and it seems like a good challenge. After...

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    Bob Glenn

    Junk, junk, junk

    Thread Starter: Bob Glenn

    Years ago I bought a cheap 8 inch Delta miter saw. Some years later, the trigger switch quit working. So I decided to upgrade and bought a Hitachi 10 inch miter saw. Recently, the trigger switch has been acting up. Today, the saw would not stop when the trigger was released. I finally got the...

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    kip allen

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    I just ran across your post today. I am in the market for a bigger lathe and don't know what I want. Looking at the Laguna 2036 or the Laguna 18-36.

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    Perfect situation for a track saw. Buy a good one and sell it when you are done with the cabinet work.
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    It is well established that the better Japanese chisels have superior edge-retention capability. And the steel hoop and ferrule make them very sturdy.

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