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    The last box is one with hinges. The hinges are...

    The last box is one with hinges. The hinges are "stop" hinges that hold the top at about 105 degrees when it is open. The disadvantage is the cost of the hinges. This box uses 5/8 inch material,...
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    Some Sample Boxes

    I've been asked to teach a one day class on box making. Boxes are good for teaching woodworking because you use many of the joints and skills that you would use on larger projects and you don't use...
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    I believe that members can't post in the...

    I believe that members can't post in the classified but I think you can send a PM to the OP.

    Mike
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    Good suggestion. I'll make that point to my...

    Good suggestion. I'll make that point to my students. I always try to give them less expensive options. Getting started in woodworking can be pretty expensive, especially for students of modest...
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    I'm just guessing here, but Starrett has a 4"...

    I'm just guessing here, but Starrett has a 4" combination square (not double square) that uses a thinner blade than a standard 12" Starrett combination square. I think that's the head he's pointing...
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    Let me just point out to anyone who might be...

    Let me just point out to anyone who might be interested in this: If you have a double square, all you need to purchase is the blade. You can remove the stock blade and insert this blade. And if...
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    Neat Tool for Hand Cut Dovetails

    I teach a hand cut dovetails class and try to stress to the students the important things to do and check when making hand cut dovetails.

    I teach doing tails first. After they have cut the tails...
  8. Get a Fray Spofford brace (with wooden handles)...

    Get a Fray Spofford brace (with wooden handles) if you want to be really cool.

    Mike
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    I sculpted this seat with the following two...

    I sculpted this seat with the following two chairmaker planes. The small, metal one I bought from St James Bay and the wooden one I made myself.

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    Here's a bit closer view of the metal...
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    I also measured how deep I went in the legs. ...

    I also measured how deep I went in the legs.

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    I'm down about 3/4 inch there, also.

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  11. Yes, very happily:) We get paid, just in...

    Yes, very happily:)

    We get paid, just in affection, not money.

    Mike
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    Here are some pictures of a sculpted seat rocker...

    Here are some pictures of a sculpted seat rocker that I did. I've done a number of chairs with sculpted seats but all the others are in someone else's home. This is the only one that I made for...
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    I'll measure and let you know tomorrow. And will...

    I'll measure and let you know tomorrow. And will include a pix of a chair.

    Mike
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    Yes, I do. Mike

    Yes, I do.

    Mike
  15. I prefer the term "servants".:) My dog thinks...

    I prefer the term "servants".:)

    My dog thinks he's king and we're just there to serve him.

    Mike
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    I use a chairmaker's plane, which is one with a...

    I use a chairmaker's plane, which is one with a double curved bottom. Another approach is the one Bill H mentioned, drill holes to the depth you need and then clean up to that depth.

    For any...
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    One thing I found, Andrew, is that when you...

    One thing I found, Andrew, is that when you introduce curves in the work, the project gets (much) more complex. Even clamping for glue up is more challenging - the clamps don't pull in the right...
  18. I called one person (home phone) and got a...

    I called one person (home phone) and got a recording that said something like, "This home does not accept solicitation calls. If you are a solicitor, hang up. If you are other than a solicitor,...
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    Well, I finally got around to making the top for...

    Well, I finally got around to making the top for this cabinet. All it has on it right now is some wax free shellac. I'll have to put lacquer on it later - maybe in a few days. Here's a view...
  20. I too have seen groups that attempt to get you to...

    I too have seen groups that attempt to get you to sign contracts with such restrictions. I highly doubt if a clause such as "they can show up unannounced and demand to see your house and animal"...
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    What about it don't you like? My experience is...

    What about it don't you like? My experience is the same as Gerry - with the program to remove the Metro interface, it's essentially the same as 7, but faster.

    I'm just interested in what other...
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    I've been using 8.1 with an add-on program to get...

    I've been using 8.1 with an add-on program to get rid of the Metro interface. And like that 8.1 is good - I like it. It boots fast and it's been stable with the applications I run. If 10 is better...
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    LOL, just wait. No matter how much you test,...

    LOL, just wait. No matter how much you test, there will be situations, software, machines, that the software has not been tested on and there will be failures. It's a fact of software life. I wish...
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    The problem - which Julie experienced - is that...

    The problem - which Julie experienced - is that the realtor is ONLY interested in closing the sale, no matter what the cost to you. The realtor will press you to make repairs that are unreasonable...
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    Another approach is to make a shim from the same...

    Another approach is to make a shim from the same wood and attach it to the short leg with a dowel. People will not notice a tight glue line on a back leg.

    Mike
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