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  1. Just for reference, this weekend was another one...

    Just for reference, this weekend was another one building drawers in hard Jarrah. The difference in a chisel honed on a Ultra Fine Spyderco, and a chisel finished on green compound was night-and-day....
  2. Here's a question or three: if you come to the...

    Here's a question or three: if you come to the conclusion that cabinetmaker's of yesteryear honed the bevel alone and "sort of" removed the wire, without any effort to work the back of the blades...
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    Mike, I may have misunderstood your comment. My...

    Mike, I may have misunderstood your comment. My correction reflected your reference to the results with the 42 degree frog in the Custom #4 in the other thread. That was used with the chipbreaker.
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  4. Hi Mike The BD Custom #4 with the 42 degree...

    Hi Mike

    The BD Custom #4 with the 42 degree frog was only able to plane interlocked grain because the chipbreaker was used to control tearout. This is a very different result than if the #4 had...
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    Mike, all the testing was with the chipbreaker. ...

    Mike, all the testing was with the chipbreaker.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek[/COLOR]
  6. Mike, I would not trust a grind, hollow or flat,...

    Mike, I would not trust a grind, hollow or flat, to be precise enough for the very, very fine camber that you use in a smoother. A jack plane is a different kettle of fish. It is much coarser.
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    Stewie I would imagine that this pull handle...

    Stewie

    I would imagine that this pull handle is the opposite of what is desired, both in ergonomics and physics - for example, a pull Japanese saw creates plate strength through coplanar/in-line...
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    Not so wild, Jim. That was my plan right at the...

    Not so wild, Jim. That was my plan right at the start. I went so far as to research this and have a box of them ...

    "The drawers will also open with push stoppers to keep the front clean and...
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    Thanks Matthew and Christopher. The handles...

    Thanks Matthew and Christopher.

    The handles are a sensitive area - my wife is totally over discussing them! She, in fact, does not want handles, believing that this would spoil the line. I point...
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    Hi George I think that Brusso are beautifully...

    Hi George

    I think that Brusso are beautifully made. I've used their hinges before - solid, well machined.

    The Smart Hinge, on the other hand, is elegant. They basically state in their advert...
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    Thanks Mike. I have been using the Custom #7 a...

    Thanks Mike. I have been using the Custom #7 a lot. Outside of my wooden jack I built, the smoothers switch between a Custom #4 and the LN #3. The other planes that have been useful for the bow...
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    That's in the secret drawer at the rear ... of...

    That's in the secret drawer at the rear ... of course! :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Robert, that is a nightmare. I have drawn up a...

    Robert, that is a nightmare. I have drawn up a design for the handles and am searching for African Blackwood to use to build them out of. Not easy to find in Oz. Below is an example that is very...
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    Hi Prashun I have an article on stopped...

    Hi Prashun

    I have an article on stopped rebates on my website: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/MovingForward.html

    Below is the essence of what you are possibly looking for ...

    A...
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    Hi George This wood could cost a bomb, but...

    Hi George

    This wood could cost a bomb, but fortunately it was accumulated over a few years - what others reject because it is too figured and interlocked, I grab with glee! It is only the...
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    James, that is exactly so. This Jarrah, in...

    James, that is exactly so. This Jarrah, in particular, is too hard to chop into. It splits off well ... sometimes too well.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Prashun I am not following your question....

    Hi Prashun

    I am not following your question. What "side gaps" are you referring to?

    Perhaps you mean fitting the drawers? I dry fit drawers without measuring diagonals or using a square - a...
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    Hi Prashun I do not rebate the tail board. It...

    Hi Prashun

    I do not rebate the tail board. It is just one more thing to do. And even if one does, it only takes a very small deviation to cause the boards to end up poorly aligned.

    Regards from...
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    Just for good measure, here is a through dovetail...

    Just for good measure, here is a through dovetail I did today ...

    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/Derek50/Joints/Dovetailing%20aids/dovetailing2a_zpsfwt5xnmk.jpg

    As you can see, it is...
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    Four down, four to go ..

    Just a quick update on the Lingerie Chest.


    Four drawers done. They take 3 full days each to build (1 1/2 weekends). This includes thicknessing/sawing/shaping all the parts, dovetailing, and...
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    Here is the brass pipe I use for setting hoops....

    Here is the brass pipe I use for setting hoops. It comes off a garden hose fitting.

    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/Derek50/Chisels/Setting%20hoop/Chisel-hoop3a_zps6xf7xji4.jpg
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    Hi Russ Everything that Stanley says. He lives...

    Hi Russ

    Everything that Stanley says. He lives by his chisels.

    The only little extra I will impart is for tapping down the hoops: you may get lucky and find, as I did, a brass pipe that will...
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    Tried that, Jim. A framing square is too large...

    Tried that, Jim. A framing square is too large and too skinny. Even with small squares they are too low to create decent reference sides.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Brian The 3/16" chisel was for the tails. I...

    Hi Brian

    The 3/16" chisel was for the tails. I use the 1" bench chisel for splitting out the waste from the pins (it is used with a small mallet), after the baseline has been drilled. The slick is...
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    A very small dovetailing aid

    I am nearing halfway of eight drawers for my chest. It occurred that one of the little aids I use when dovetailing may be helpful for others.
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