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    An 1-1/2" rabbet and an 1-1/8" round. To help...

    An 1-1/2" rabbet and an 1-1/8" round. To help keep it consistent over a long length, I'd make a test gauge that looked like a scratch stock.
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    BCTW makes (or made) magnificent rulers: 6", 12",...

    BCTW makes (or made) magnificent rulers: 6", 12", 24". They put a lot of thought into the length, thickness, and coloring of the tick marks.
    In my shop they put Starrett and B&S to shame.

    On the...
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    How about drill some horizontal holes that are...

    How about drill some horizontal holes that are just pilot holes for screws. Then drive the screws just deep enough to occupy the slack space?
    .05" is about the thickness of five playing cards. With...
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    You need to make a vise that drops into the wagon...

    You need to make a vise that drops into the wagon vise opening. tightening the wagon vise holds it in place.
    It might be possible to design one where tightening the wagon vise also tightens the...
  5. How good are you at keeping the shop at the left...

    How good are you at keeping the shop at the left end of your bench clear?
    The left end of my bench is 2' from the wall, so a vise at the far left wouldn't be ideal.
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    Please do. My Gramercy vise is untreated and I'd...

    Please do. My Gramercy vise is untreated and I'd like to intelligently change that.
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    Boggs sharpening does a great job; I've run...

    Boggs sharpening does a great job; I've run hundreds of files and rasps through them. Their process will not tighten the corners to any real degree.
    The price runs about $.30 an inch with no real...
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    I'm trying to find a radial arm drill press (need...

    I'm trying to find a radial arm drill press (need the reach) that runs slower than 550 rpm. It's a pretty dry search.
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    Wood Carvers Supply has handled Chinese gouges...

    Wood Carvers Supply has handled Chinese gouges relatively cheap. If you're willing to make your own handles, the same (?) gouges unhandled are available through ebay - 62 for about $180 (including...
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    Those threads were 'run' by people who are...

    Those threads were 'run' by people who are offended by 'high' prices even though they are/were not forced to buy.
    With Jim Bode the price is well-known and does not mysteriously move.

    I've bought...
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    [QUOTE=Pat Barry;2380943] Not as sharp as they...

    Not as sharp as they can be, the power overcomes what's missing.
  12. My hand tool space is 9'L x 7'W. It is bound by...

    My hand tool space is 9'L x 7'W. It is bound by walls on the left and behind the bench. My bench is 7-1/2' long, giving 1-1/2' free at the left end of the bench.

    Tool storage: saws and braces on...
  13. I have one and installed in on an Ikea-like bench...

    I have one and installed in on an Ikea-like bench top. The install was easy, the quick-release works well, and it's a fine performer.
    If you want a tail vise, this is a good way to go.
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    Which ones has he like that he should not have? ...

    Which ones has he like that he should not have?

    Where are your tool reviews?
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    I have and use the LV plow as a plow, but haven't...

    I have and use the LV plow as a plow, but haven't used the additional gee-gaws. It works wonderfully.

    It's only drawback for me is that the small metal piece/bracket on the bottom of the handle is...
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    The backs of my Barr chisels are not buffed, so...

    The backs of my Barr chisels are not buffed, so no dubbing.
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    They're still getting more done than I do some...

    They're still getting more done than I do some days.
  18. The 4x4's are 3-1/2 which means the top probably...

    The 4x4's are 3-1/2 which means the top probably finishes to 3", maybe 3-1/4".
    A ripped 2x12 gives you 5-1/2", which easily finishes to 4-1/2.

    When making mine from 2x12's I used the 5-1/2" to...
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    This sounds like a problem I had dropping a LV...

    This sounds like a problem I had dropping a LV PM-V11 blade into a LN #4-1/2. Pardon the untechnical language... the tab from the frog that extends into the blade was mismatched to the hole in the...
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    There's a book by Jim Stack, "Box by Box", that...

    There's a book by Jim Stack, "Box by Box", that is close to step-by-step for 15 to 20 boxes. It's spiral-bound to lay flat on your bench.

    It starts with easy ones and progresses to much more...
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    I work (ok, play) in a couple of different styles...

    I work (ok, play) in a couple of different styles and would like a couple widths of each. My eye notices when an armoire's panel has the exact same field as a small box's panel. The strangest details...
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    I also vote for the panel raiser. The other...

    I also vote for the panel raiser. The other options are covered in my toolset, but I do need to build a small assortment of panel raisers.
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    When my lumber guy refers to "crown cut" he's...

    When my lumber guy refers to "crown cut" he's referring to the outermost slabs from the above drawing; the pieces that have the full smile (or frown) end grain. Plain sawing a log produces quarter...
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    I've got two of Ron's backsaws now, with two more...

    I've got two of Ron's backsaws now, with two more in the hopper.
    They are stunning and cut quite well.

    Time to build the custom backsaw till...
  25. I am a blended woodworker but I do every fifth...

    I am a blended woodworker but I do every fifth project hand-tool only (the small ones), so my hand planes are set for a wide range of tasks.
    Also I like having tools so I have not pushed myself...
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