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  1. If Star Wars had been a Home Repair show, Yoda...

    If Star Wars had been a Home Repair show, Yoda would have said this.
  2. Ahh - the infamous photo that started it all... ...

    Ahh - the infamous photo that started it all...

    My wife called this Arnold Schwarzenegger's sawhorse, because only weightlifters could move it.
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    Gotcha. Missed that part. Build it upside...

    Gotcha. Missed that part.

    Build it upside down.
    Put it face down on a stickers, so you can get a grip underneath
    once all the glue dries...

    First one set of legs, then the other.

    That...
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    Do you keep the entire bevel polished? I think...

    Do you keep the entire bevel polished?

    I think that's the real reason it works so well for me.
    I doubt I get mine any sharper than those using a hollow grind.
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    I've done it, and the results are mixed. Not all...

    I've done it, and the results are mixed.
    Not all woods are sufficiently stable with the seasons to
    be cut so thick. Not all sections of the tree are dimensionally stable.

    I have one drawer...
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    If the quality is good, and the boards are wide...

    If the quality is good, and the boards are wide
    the price differential reflects fuel costs in shipping.

    Any workable local species from nearby Sawmills?
  7. Remodeling and schedules are both approximations...

    Remodeling and schedules are both approximations of what you really want.

    In no way would I consider living in a construction zone.
    Drywall dust will be settling, long after the crews have gone....
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    Certainly, that's true. My practicum taught us...

    Certainly, that's true.
    My practicum taught us to grind the entire convex bevel, on each step, to the same point.

    The effectively shortens the piece of steel.
    My guess is that each time I hone...
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    As Larry indicates above, resawing from the same...

    As Larry indicates above, resawing from the same board allows you
    to "wrap" grain from the same board around legs.

    This emulates riftsawn lumber that may not be available.

    I mainly resaw for...
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    Titebond II Extend would be my recommendation. ...

    Titebond II Extend would be my recommendation.

    ****

    Regarding long open times,
    if your concern is in getting things
    aligned as you go, cauls are your friend.

    They could be made from the...
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    Those of us that work in more common species, or...

    Those of us that work in more common species, or plain figured woods find it sufficient.

    Mr. Sellers mentioned much finer grits used in tricky situations,
    but stressed stropping to get things...
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    Okay. That's funny, right there.

    Okay.

    That's funny, right there.
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    Use the D7. They're excellent.

    Use the D7.

    They're excellent.
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    @ DW - Painting on a layer of shellac seems...

    @ DW -

    Painting on a layer of shellac seems simple enough,
    and inexpensive to boot.

    Does it stay on, overtime - or does it sublimate
    back into its solid form?
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    Sears Craftsman Hollow ground stainless steel. ...

    Sears Craftsman Hollow ground stainless steel.

    Too hard for me to hand sharpen.
    They'll likely never rust, but I couldn't get mine sharp.
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    +2 on the Delta 14. Even the modern clones are...

    +2 on the Delta 14.

    Even the modern clones are pretty good.
    Some of the Big Dogs making furniture use it
    as their shop workhorse.

    I wouldn't consider any blade included to be sharp, unless...
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    I feel about our man Cohen's skillset and output...

    I feel about our man Cohen's skillset and output the way
    that Stephen Fry feels about Hugh Laurie.

    "Generally, we admire the thing we are not."

    Bravo
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    Why is it that I find Herr Applegate cogent? I...

    Why is it that I find Herr Applegate cogent?

    I understand him, immediately.

    The item in question is actually a Fraunipulator, from which the stabilizer stabilizing mechanism was derived.
    It's...
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    Good point. No town water or sewer, here. ...

    Good point. No town water or sewer, here.


    We're on the same page, our first house was a never ending rehab project. Our next one was fully functional from the start.




    Does it seem that...
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    I investigated this as a supplement to passive...

    I investigated this as a supplement to passive cooling strategies.

    The consensus here (at 41 degrees North, Atlantic coast) was that
    it would be more efficient to put a radiant barrier in the...
  21. What are you using to hone the blades?

    What are you using to hone the blades?
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    That's a very good point.

    That's a very good point.
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    2500 square feet, including a double garage. ...

    2500 square feet, including a double garage.

    Two adults, two young boys, two dogs.

    There are three under-utilized rooms in the house that
    are largely empty on any given day.

    We could have...
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    Wow. +1 on the number of bathrooms being a...

    Wow.

    +1 on the number of bathrooms being a valuable addition.
  25. Thread: Rust

    by Jim Matthews
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    But it can develop Powderfingers.

    But it can develop Powderfingers.
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