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    David Weaver

    Beech Jointer Build

    Thread Starter: David Weaver

    I thought I'd put this in a separate thread, I changed my mind. There will be less talk about the mortise, wear, etc, it's all covered in the cocobolo smoother thread here. http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?218832-Cocobolo-Smoother-Build-2 This beech is courtesty of Prashun...

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    Pat Barry

    Anyone else worried about Ebola?

    Thread Starter: Pat Barry

    Just today: The number of new cases being diagnosed in west Africa has doubled in the past two weeks A nurse in Spain, contacted Ebola from a priest who died in Spanish hospital Also Dallas situation seems out of control Dallas victim from Liberia has gotten worse rather than better...

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    Mike Heidrick

    Pole Barn 40X64X16

    Thread Starter: Mike Heidrick

    Signed a contract yesterday with S&L Builders out of Indiana for a 40X64X16 Pole Barn with a 10X24 porch. Build date August 18, 2014. Plan to install Pex for raidant floor heat. Concrete slab 5" thick. Also doing 1.5" closed cell foam under the pad. Built on Laminated posts in ground. Will...

    Last Post By: Mike Heidrick Yesterday, 11:37 AM Go to last post
    David Barnett

    $20 cast iron lap for 1µ diamond

    Thread Starter: David Barnett

    While too soft for forging and just about anything else, these cheap 15lb. cast iron anvils from Harbor Freight make acceptable laps for diamond honing and most of the work is already done. The milled face is easily scraped flat in little time, even if you've never scraped anything before, and with...

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    Stuart Welsh

    Your High School shop from the 70's….

    Thread Starter: Stuart Welsh

    Did you take shop class in the 70's in either Junior High or High School? If so what to do you recall about the shop? The reason I ask is as I complete my shop I'm taking the time to make it look as close as I can to what a shop from that era would have looked like, it's an homage to the first...

    Last Post By: Jim Andrew Yesterday, 11:01 PM Go to last post
    Brian Hale

    Oak vs. Ash

    Thread Starter: Brian Hale

    How similar are these two woods apperance wise? I'm doing a kitchen island, desk and TV stand for the inlaws and money is tight. I can get Ash for $1.49 bd ft and Oak for $2.09 and i'll need about 175 bf ft for the project. I assume i'll need to fill either wood for a smooth writing surface on...

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