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    I was going to use the hinge from an old broken...

    I was going to use the hinge from an old broken four fold rule.
    jim
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    I have the Veritas grinder rest but found it...

    I have the Veritas grinder rest but found it frustrating, so I came up with this so I could use all my Tormek jigs. It's just replaces the original table. It works great, on the tools that need a lot...
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    I'll be following this as I've got a few...

    I'll be following this as I've got a few coopering tools to part with also. A croze and some hammers to begin with. I'll have to get some pics tomorrow.
    jim
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    I never heard of them before but a quick internet...

    I never heard of them before but a quick internet search found a review at Woodworkers Guild of America, they seemed to like them.

    http://www.wwgoa.com/article/turgeon-spokeshaves-product-review/...
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    I use the square a lot setting the bevel gauge...

    I use the square a lot setting the bevel gauge and occasionally setting the miter gauge if for some reason I can't use my fancy one. The Traveler size Chappell square works great for this as the...
  6. I think the title George is remembering is...

    I think the title George is remembering is "Practical Uses of the Steel Square" by Fred T. Hodgson. It's a two volume set and I'm half way through volume one. It can be found as a free download on...
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    That too. Jim

    That too.
    Jim
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    If someone can find online Fine Woodworking...

    If someone can find online Fine Woodworking Sept/Oct 1993 there is an article called 'Workbenches in the Shaker Tradition' by Steven Thomas Bunn in it he builds for Thomas Moser a bench based on the...
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    Try M. L. Condon Lumber in White Plains, NY ...

    Try M. L. Condon Lumber in White Plains, NY sorry I don't have the number handy. I think they carry it. How much do you need? A friend of mine did a whole house with it and he might have some around...
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    Another consideration is the vise. If you have a...

    Another consideration is the vise. If you have a leg vise than the dovetail tenon is "best" because the forces of the vise bear on the leg directly and can't shift the top. I still built mine with...
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    On the down side you bought a Hock blade for $25...

    On the down side you bought a Hock blade for $25 that alone is not bad. On the plus side, sharpen the blade and put the plane to work. It might become your favorite. Not everything has to be perfect....
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    Hi Allen, if you look at the blade for the...

    Hi Allen,
    if you look at the blade for the squirrel tail the side with the name goes up. I believe mine are all bevel down and I sharpen them at 25 and usually put a micro bevel on that.
    I think...
  13. A solid workbench with a decent vise or two. I've...

    A solid workbench with a decent vise or two. I've had some ok benches but once I built a rock solid bench I realize what I never had.
    Jim
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    Hi Scott, welcome. PM sent your way. Jim

    Hi Scott, welcome. PM sent your way.
    Jim
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    PM sent. jim

    PM sent.
    jim
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    I mostly use the eyeball test if I can't see any...

    I mostly use the eyeball test if I can't see any light reflected anywhere, it is sharp.
    jim
  17. I'd use a spokeshave. But I have many with...

    I'd use a spokeshave. But I have many with different sole profiles and use them a lot. Hold the tool slightly skewed to start so you can cut the bandsaw ridges evenly without following them up and...
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    Here is what I did on my bench. Threaded inserts...

    Here is what I did on my bench. Threaded inserts installed in the stretcher.

    http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m628/boatman53/workbench/09f7330f.jpg

    its not too close to the edge, but I'm not...
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    Can you drill a hole in the shaft? If so drill a...

    Can you drill a hole in the shaft? If so drill a hole, insert a steel cross pin that then fits in a slot on the pulley. A standard shaft collar slid up against the pulley on the other side locks it...
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    And yet it is so easy to just "blue" a chisel on...

    And yet it is so easy to just "blue" a chisel on a grinder and the edge is soft and ruined, go figure.
    Jim
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    As Derek said it is quite easy, use a cut off...

    As Derek said it is quite easy, use a cut off wheel. If the screw is held in a vise you can eyeball the vise jaws to center the wheel and visually keep the cut aligned.
    jim
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    If you walk into the store front in Maine you get...

    If you walk into the store front in Maine you get a 10% discount, but then again you get to see and handle, and try out all the tools so you end up buying more!
    Jim
  23. I have a large one mounted on my bench. I often...

    I have a large one mounted on my bench. I often use the four integral dogs, I have on other dog holes lined up with the vise. I also have a #2 clone but it is not mounted to anything yet so I can't...
  24. Thread: Bench Apron

    by Jim Ritter
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    An apron would not work for me. I clamp down on...

    An apron would not work for me. I clamp down on the front of the bench way too often not to have that convenient edge.
    jim
  25. Thread: It Spins!

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    Winton the chain is easily adjusted to have the...

    Winton the chain is easily adjusted to have the jaw parallel at full clamping tension. Once set there is little need to adjust unless you want to clamp something that is out of parallel to begin...
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