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  1. Thread: Cloning...

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    Yeah, its an interesting question, I suspect a...

    Yeah, its an interesting question, I suspect a lot depends on the specifics of the industry. I've also noticed that a lot of the manufacturing moving back isn't translating into jobs the same way...
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    Well there is always a problem when speaking in...

    Well there is always a problem when speaking in generalities ;) I still reckon on the whole I'm mostly correct specific examples to the contrary. I do admit to lacking the motivation to try to...
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    To right, and a lot of the problem is the value...

    To right, and a lot of the problem is the value of quarterly "profits" over long term sustainability of the company. The amount of financial shenanigans that arises from that is astounding.

    I'd...
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    And the heal of your hand as well :cool: Quite...

    And the heal of your hand as well :cool:

    Quite a few years back I had sharpened a friends machete to perhaps and excessive degree of sharpness for such a tool and was teaching him how to maintain...
  5. Its not as bad in that regard once I put a piece...

    Its not as bad in that regard once I put a piece of leather on the bottom of it.. The other trick (I'm pretty sure someone here pointed out) was to have a piece of scrap that is the right offset for...
  6. Its a phenolic resin varnish. As for behavior...

    Its a phenolic resin varnish. As for behavior imho its closer to lacquer than poly but still somewhere in the middle. If you give it sufficient time it will get pretty hard, more like a lacquer and...
  7. The purpose of post-mortems is not to assign...

    The purpose of post-mortems is not to assign blame, the purpose is to ascertain which part of the process was lacking and how to fix it. Assigning blame leads to scapegoating which is a poor...
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    Yup, and junk or improperly sharpened drill bits...

    Yup, and junk or improperly sharpened drill bits can make a good press less impressive as well.
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    Have you seen the skottbenk (unsure on...

    Have you seen the skottbenk (unsure on translation - bulkhead bench, scotts bench?) type of planing bench?

    https://youtu.be/N97nZLCNhG4

    Found via:

    http: / / skottbenk wordpress com /
    ...
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    Planing with Geta? You'll have to adjust your...

    Planing with Geta? You'll have to adjust your bench height to match.... :rolleyes:
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    A couple more in the same basic class range as...

    A couple more in the same basic class range as the drake. No personal experience with either, but they were on the "list" when I was doing the same research a few years back
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    +1 to waterlox original, I finished some beer...

    +1 to waterlox original, I finished some beer taster trays with it and they've survived almost 4 years of daily bar use including dips in sterilant and hot water and still look pretty all right (I'm...
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    Carving is definitely doable although there is...

    Carving is definitely doable although there is some "understanding" required as a few chips escape no matter how careful you are. Branching out into soapstone and other media makes it even more...
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    This ^^ Sometimes I end up having to pare back...

    This ^^

    Sometimes I end up having to pare back in 3-4 or more passes to get a decent cut depending on the type of wood and how studious I've been at sharpening the chisel.
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    I was curious about the history because of the...

    I was curious about the history because of the old blocks I'd seen which made me wonder.. how did they do that? :D

    I started thinking about this a couple years back when a friend bought one of the...
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    I'm quite sure this was done in the past, based...

    I'm quite sure this was done in the past, based on some of the antique butchers blocks I've seen floating around. Whether or not anyone enjoyed the process and how often is another question...
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    Depends on what you want to use it for mostly. ...

    Depends on what you want to use it for mostly. Frankly not a huge fan because it lifts the one side of the base up to unlock it and drops it rather precipitously to lock it back down. For things...
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    Hah, yes. That was the least of what we saw with...

    Hah, yes. That was the least of what we saw with that outfit, some of it was well past borderline. "Oh I can't show you that house as its already under contract and off the market" (huh weird, the...
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    :eek: :D Looking a houses a few years back we...

    :eek: :D

    Looking a houses a few years back we looked at one where the owner was on premises and in the middle of an apparently ongoing and horribly ill-conceived remodel (shag carpet in the...
  20. Zipbolt Railing connectors: ...

    Zipbolt Railing connectors: http://zipbolt.com.au/

    Yes Lee Valley carries some of them, but only the one size/shape (nominally under "bed hardware" which is how I found them):...
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    I would bet that the rust is largely what's...

    I would bet that the rust is largely what's making it hard to take apart. If you remove the rust then it should come apart more easily.
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    When all else fails electrolosis will usually get...

    When all else fails electrolosis will usually get rusted together parts unstuck.
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    For most uses a chunk of flat bar stock sized to...

    For most uses a chunk of flat bar stock sized to fit the inside of the slot minus the top part works just dandy. That's what I used when I cross threaded the one that came with the excentric clamp. ...
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    Look up "blichmann gloves" used commonly in...

    Look up "blichmann gloves" used commonly in breweries around the country, they're basically heavy duty versions of the kitchen gloves.
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    Oh man, I can't let the boss see these. I've had...

    Oh man, I can't let the boss see these. I've had something like this on my plate for ~a year~ but the ones I was thinking of weren't nearly as nice as these. If she see's them I'll never hear the...
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