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    Two inches long? I dunno, Wade. I'll tack on...

    Two inches long?

    I dunno, Wade.
    I'll tack on a chipped corner,
    or lifted veneer, but not something structural.
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    I have a Sandvik and Orsa crosscut saw. ...

    I have a Sandvik and Orsa crosscut saw.

    They'll get them out of my sawtill when
    I'm too slow to beat them to my shop.

    Great saws - very hard plates that can be a challenge to sharpen,
    but cut...
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    The number 4 is a workhorse size in my shop. I...

    The number 4 is a workhorse size in my shop.

    I would guess that a little steel wool, some oil and a sharp blade
    would be all it needs to get going again.

    I'm not a fan of the #5 - it's a...
  4. You're WAY ahead of the game. It took me three...

    You're WAY ahead of the game. It took me three years to figure that out.
    I find two things make for better dovetails - there's an ideal position for
    me to hold the saw, to make cuts vertical -...
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    Good catch. An elemental question, which escaped...

    Good catch. An elemental question, which escaped me.
  6. I use a small Veritas inset vise - on rare...

    I use a small Veritas inset vise - on rare occasion.

    It's nice to have the feature, in an unobtrusive package.
    Maybe it's just the vagaries of my damp basement shop,
    but a traditional sliding...
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    If you can make one of the PWW events with...

    If you can make one of the PWW events with smaller tool makers and second hand tool vendors,
    apologize to your wife, in advance. Some of the new makers out there build brilliant tools, at a price.
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    Before chasing a replacement - have you stropped...

    Before chasing a replacement - have you stropped the blade you have after sharpening?
  9. I did it with an oak 'butcher block' from salvage...

    I did it with an oak 'butcher block' from salvage and a top mounted laundry sink.

    Everything seems fine - six months on.

    305635
  10. Nothing wrong with your saw or chisel technique....

    Nothing wrong with your saw or chisel technique.
    You've got no broken pins, or blown out chips.

    You cut neatly to the lines, it's just one of them was
    out of square.

    FWIW - I use the board...
  11. Thread: ebay

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    I've been selling on eBay for the better part of...

    I've been selling on eBay for the better part of fifteen years.

    It's rare I get a bid, let alone a question - until the last two hours of an auction.
    These days, I set fixed price sales with a...
  12. If this doesn't pan out, I've got a stash of...

    If this doesn't pan out, I've got a stash of "someday" saws up for trade.


    There's a lovely Geo. Bishop with a large handle
    (no thumbhole) that might serve your purpose.
  13. $58 a mile, round trip? I would take those...

    $58 a mile, round trip?

    I would take those rates,
    every day.

    Why do car dealers price their products this way?
    It's maddening. I don't buy anything else
    with hidden incentives - why cars?
  14. I made something similar to this for a single...

    I made something similar to this for a single radiator run in my bathroom remodel.

    The slantfin radiator is just capped on top and in the front with 1/4" ply.
    I cut basic slots in the top and...
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    The Best things sells the line. Perhaps they can...

    The Best things sells the line.
    Perhaps they can help?

    http://www.thebestthings.com/newtools/planes_nt.htm

    It seems to me that this is just the sort of thing a
    local machine shop should be...
  16. Have a browse of Jim Tolpin's excellent "The new...

    Have a browse of Jim Tolpin's excellent "The new traditional woodworker".

    He's a professional cabinet maker, prolific author and accomplished teacher.
    Pay special attention to the power tools he...
  17. That's demented. Love it. kudos

    That's demented.

    Love it.

    kudos
  18. This is really sensible. Apprentices being thin...

    This is really sensible. Apprentices being thin on the ground, burn electrons when necessary.

    I favor buying your lumber as close to your preferred dimensions as is reasonable.

    While I can hog...
  19. We do the same thing with clothes. Every...

    We do the same thing with clothes.

    Every Spring, the unopened Rubbermaid tubs go straight to Goodwill.
    No peeking allowed.

    If we didn't look for it in a year - we didn't need it.
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    +1 on this. Check every year to see if there's...

    +1 on this.
    Check every year to see if there's an upgrade available.

    I piggybacked a Netgear WiFi router (which I own) to my cable router, supplied free of charge from my ISP.
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    Well, isn't that special. * you suck * 305347

    Well, isn't that special.
    * you suck *

    305347
  22. I would not advise you to sell any tool for the...

    I would not advise you to sell any tool for the first year of your new approach.

    These things are already paid for, and unless you're desperate for cash -
    selling them won't reclaim much space...
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    Gary Rogowski recommends warming up with a '5...

    Gary Rogowski recommends warming up with a '5 minute dovetail' before you cut 'good wood'.

    I would say this to anyone starting out with dovetails.
    Bright lights help immesurably.

    Some people...
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    It's just enough to get my kids excited, and tire...

    It's just enough to get my kids excited, and tire out the dogs.

    No big deal. Schools are closed, mass transit stopped and people
    will be eating bread and milk for a month before they see the...
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    I dunno about the locals near you, but "down...

    I dunno about the locals near you, but "down heya" by the Rhode Island coast,
    the Swamp Yankees were in all out panic, yesterday.

    Today, they're ticked off that nothing bad happened.
    There's...
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