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  1. I'm not an 18th century fanatic like Zach, but I...

    I'm not an 18th century fanatic like Zach, but I too have found the "oversawing" method to be very beneficial. I don't lay the board flat on the bench like Zach does, I just raise the wood up enough...
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    Excellent Dave! This is very cool. I'll be...

    Excellent Dave! This is very cool. I'll be following along.
  3. Wow Mike. That is a serious piece of furniture...

    Wow Mike. That is a serious piece of furniture and it came out beautifully. Thanks for documenting the build. Its been very cool to follow it. You've got some sweet skills dude.




    No its not...
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    I was going to make my own..I even have Dave's...

    I was going to make my own..I even have Dave's copy of Larry Williams video, then I just happened to run across a half-set in nice condition for about $340. Its double harlequin, but all UK made and...
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    You're probably correct that its supposed to be...

    You're probably correct that its supposed to be that way. I sold my Sargent about 6 months ago and it is very VERY likely that I was remembering incorrectly about the casting. Ignore me and trust...
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    The VBMs are good planes. I used to have a VBM...

    The VBMs are good planes. I used to have a VBM 424 (24" jointer). If its really a VBM and not just a a plane with a Sargent VBM lever cap it should be a number 414 on the side of the plane. I don't...
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    A dremel or other rotary tool works well. You can...

    A dremel or other rotary tool works well. You can also get ultra thin grinding wheels for a bench grinder. http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/item/NO-EXTRAG.XX

    I bought a harlequin half set...
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    Hi Ian. I know the exact picture and benches you...

    Hi Ian. I know the exact picture and benches you are speaking of. Those benches (along with Michael Fortune's) are more or less what I based the design of mine on. Yes, something like what you...
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    Yeah I saw that tail vise makeover. It was pretty...

    Yeah I saw that tail vise makeover. It was pretty neat. I definitively considered doing it, but ultimately didn't care enough to go through the trouble of stripping it. Black paint was good o' nuff...
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    Thanks Brian! Hi Jeff. Yes I used the...

    Thanks Brian!



    Hi Jeff. Yes I used the green hardware that LV sells: http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=31136&cat=1,41659

    I just painted it black, becasue I didn't like the green.
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    For whatever reason, I actually like the look of...

    For whatever reason, I actually like the look of disproportionately large handles on DT saws. No joke, I can't explain why. Every once in a while you see tiny old disston DT saws with closed totes...
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    Thanks Judson. I actually just inset the vise to...

    Thanks Judson. I actually just inset the vise to eek an extra 1/2" of opening capacity out of it it, but I agree it did create a cool visual effect. Yeah, that thing was a pain to get down the...
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    Almost like having flush legs BUT...and this is...

    Almost like having flush legs BUT...and this is the main reason I set the legs back....flush legs get in the way of dog holes and occasionally in the way of clamps (though I typically rely on...
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    Thanks Buddy! You are too kind.

    Thanks Buddy! You are too kind.
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    Bummer that the kit turned out to be a PITA and...

    Bummer that the kit turned out to be a PITA and not as nice as you'd like. They're enough work to make that its nice when they turn out nice.

    I like the folded back too...only because I like the...
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    Homecoming!

    Paul was kind enough to somehow load my bench into his van this weekend, drive it over to my house, and help me lug it down my very steep and narrow basement stairs (in two pieces...sure glad I made...
  17. Thread: Bench 1.0

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    Looks like a great bench John. The planing stops...

    Looks like a great bench John. The planing stops you are planing on adding will be very useful! Congrats!
  18. You might have already mentioned it, and maybe I...

    You might have already mentioned it, and maybe I just missed it, but are you working a full bevel? As Robert mentioned making those big jumps efficiently really does rely on minimizing the amount of...
  19. Incredible!

    Incredible!
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    Very neat Jim. Give's me some idea's for my own...

    Very neat Jim. Give's me some idea's for my own little back yard.
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    Hopefully you'll find it fits your needs. Its a...

    Hopefully you'll find it fits your needs. Its a great dovetail saw and nice for small tenons. Again, mine saw a TON of work. You'll find that tenons more then 1 1/2"-2" wide the teeth fill with...
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    Glad to here that all of you wildest dreams have...

    Glad to here that all of you wildest dreams have come true :-)



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUvZ8ixAde4
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    Graham. Are you in Linear mode? If not, go up to...

    Graham. Are you in Linear mode? If not, go up to the top of the page. Click the "display" dropdown and select Linear mode. Then everything will come up chronologically. The completed (well...
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    FWIW, the first back saw I ever got was the 10ppi...

    FWIW, the first back saw I ever got was the 10ppi version of that saw. It was a great saw but not the easiest to learn fine work with, so I returned it and got the 15ppi saw. I LOVED that saw and...
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    They just need setting and sharpening. Building...

    They just need setting and sharpening. Building saw from parts is great! Give it a go!

    I really want to build more, but haven't because I've still been holding out hope that Wenzloff will offer...
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