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    My wood jointer is made from parts I bought from...

    My wood jointer is made from parts I bought from Steve Knight. Steve took two pieces of 8/4 wood and roughly carved 1/2 of the plane bed in each edge/side. I glued the two pieces together and...
  2. I currently work and live on the same property,...

    I currently work and live on the same property, 12 acres, far enough apart to need two work locations. I do construction and woodworking at both locations. I am moving my original 2x4 and plywood...
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    LV has been harvesting DNA from all the top...

    LV has been harvesting DNA from all the top woodworkers in the world. We can now send them a simple swab from the cheek and they will return us a Mini-Me infused with the DNA of our favorite...
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    When I bought a couple Spyderco stones recently I...

    When I bought a couple Spyderco stones recently I saw a ceramic rod, looks like the Spyderco brown stone. It was $6 and I bought it to try on curved blades. I was using my scorp on a Windsor Chair...
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    I took delivery on a Bontz 20" saw recently. I...

    I took delivery on a Bontz 20" saw recently. I bought the saw to use as a miter saw in a compact Stanley No. 150 miter box. I mounted the miter box on a plywood bench hook that rests under my bench...
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    I needed a bench for some work five years or so...

    I needed a bench for some work five years or so ago. Highland Woodworking was running a special on a compact Hammer bench so I bought one. I believe the wood is "European Beech". I have found the...
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    I like Silky folding Japanese saws available at...

    I like Silky folding Japanese saws available at Highland Woodworking and many other places. I originally started using them for tree work but Silky has added a number of saws for woodworking over the...
  8. Work surface heights: How many do we really need? Where do we compromise?

    I started making a post on another post about how high to make a second workbench. I have three or four workbench/surfaces and plans for at least three more, partly because I work in multiple...
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    The Ouchi Yama-ari-nomi chisels I got from TFJ...

    The Ouchi Yama-ari-nomi chisels I got from TFJ are shaped very much like Warren's picture above. The Yama-ari-nomi are a modification of the traditional Kaku-uchi oire-nomi that Stuart has been...
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    The typical tools used to make windsor chair...

    The typical tools used to make windsor chair spindles are a drawknife followed by a spokeshave. The drawknife can bring a square split down close to final size much faster than a plane and in skilled...
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    What helped me more than anything was taking a...

    What helped me more than anything was taking a class on making windsor chairs. Try working a glued up shield seat blank with drawknife and spokeshave. With all the curves and multiple boards, the...
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    Derek Cohen, a frequent poster here, has some...

    Derek Cohen, a frequent poster here, has some excellent tool reviews on his pages, including reviews of chisels. He does a test or two to compare various steels used for different types of chisel...
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    I just bought the parts to make a Popular...

    I just bought the parts to make a Popular Woodworking project called "German Work Box". Searching that name should bring up an article with a free PDF of the project. This is a cabinet on casters...
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    Other "premium" chisels: Barr Specialty Tools...

    Other "premium" chisels: Barr Specialty Tools hand makes quality heavy duty chisels, Lee Valley/Veritas offers their PM-V11 chisels & Japanese "Dovetail" Chisels (made by Koyamamaichi), Tools for...
  15. Heat treating my own steel does sound like fun...

    Heat treating my own steel does sound like fun Fitzhugh. The only problem being that I am a little afraid of woodworking simply evolving into other hobbies instead of actually making things from...
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    The Spyderco triangular stone base has places for...

    The Spyderco triangular stone base has places for two stones. I have the Spyderco UF (white) and medium (brown) 2x8" stones. Although these two stones may not handle everything, I think they might...
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    Semi sharpening jig

    Some of the recent articles about sharpening without water on ceramic stones got me thinking about the Spyderco sharpening system for knives I have used for decades. I'm not sure it is accurate to...
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    I just got a set too George/David. The UF does...

    I just got a set too George/David. The UF does seem smoother than my old fine stones. One of the things I have found concerning the old triangular stones is, no one can tell they have been sharpened....
  19. Back on topic. I just discovered that Lee Valley...

    Back on topic. I just discovered that Lee Valley now offers a Veritas Wooden Plane Hardware Kit, under wooden planes. The kit contains a Norris-style blade adjustment system. There is the option to...
  20. OMG Winton, missed this response for a few days....

    OMG Winton, missed this response for a few days. I have been a Jimmy fan for some time, from his first trip to Atlanta, before anyone had ever heard of him. I use to be able to recite the lyrics of...
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    Several of my outdoor buddies contracted Giardia...

    Several of my outdoor buddies contracted Giardia from surface water and or shallow spring water. I understand that none of them care to repeat the experience. I am also reading that Cryptosporidium...
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    David, I think the issue with using spring,...

    David, I think the issue with using spring, mountain or any surface water is even clear water often contains Giardia which can make people quite sick. Chemicals will kill Giardia and viruses but they...
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    Rereading the early post, David mentions...

    Rereading the early post, David mentions something about Coors making ceramic sharpening devices.

    I use to use ceramic water filters when our backpacking group had to have "fresh" water in remote...
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    As George mentions in the parlance of this now 7...

    As George mentions in the parlance of this now 7 page discussion, the Eze-Lap is used to set the bevel and the brown & white Spyderco, super hard, ceramic stones are used to finish & polish the...
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    David et al: EZE-Lap 3x8, 600 grit- vs 400x Atoma...

    David et al: EZE-Lap 3x8, 600 grit- vs 400x Atoma (Veritas is what I was looking at though I know Stu has 400 & 600 too)- Vs DiaSharp 3x8, 600 grit- vs Sigma Power Select II Ceramic 240X (at LV) or...
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