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    Just to clarify. My recommendation follows the...

    Just to clarify.

    My recommendation follows the example I set for my own bench. The base is Jarrah and all the joints here were drawbored. That is, the pins went through holes that were off set....
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    I pinned rather than drawbored the mortice and...

    I pinned rather than drawbored the mortice and tenons for the top. The reason was that I can removed the pins if I need to take off the top, while it will be a tough job with a drawbore. I doubt that...
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    Hi David That looks excellent! Nicer than my...

    Hi David

    That looks excellent! Nicer than my original version! :)

    There are updated pictures here: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ShopMadeTools/EvolvingADovetailPlane2.html

    Now you need a...
  4. I have a one metre length of granite (cheap...

    I have a one metre length of granite (cheap offcut) to which I glue sandpaper ...

    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/Derek50/Restoration/lapping1_zpsb971aa60.jpg

    Edit to add:

    1. Care...
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    Hi Mike I am in the camp where I prefer my...

    Hi Mike

    I am in the camp where I prefer my tools to look clean and well-looked after. That does not mean that they need to look new - far from it. I enjoy the aged/patina of a vintage plane and...
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    Hi Tom I was asked about the number of hours...

    Hi Tom

    I was asked about the number of hours on another forum. There is a issue here about how one works and how one uses time, especially as an amateur limited to the shop on weekends. So I am...
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    Pat, the finish was 5 or 6 coats of Livos Wood...

    Pat, the finish was 5 or 6 coats of Livos Wood Oil and then polished with Howard's wax. The Livos oil is a wonderful alternative, and now much preferred, to Danish Oil. It leaves a silky, matt finish...
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    Thanks Brian ... I think? My understanding is...

    Thanks Brian ... I think? My understanding is that Tim failed in his recreation of Vermeer.

    Your earlier comments about the use of cane rather than Danish Cord did have me on the verge of...
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    Hi Joshua My wife says it is comfortable, and...

    Hi Joshua

    My wife says it is comfortable, and that she could not tell the difference with the original. For myself, I was just relieved that it did not feel uncomfortable! :) It is the first...
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    The Chair is finished

    The seat has been woven and now the chair is complete.


    For those interested in the weaving process, details are included in the final chapter:...
  11. Ian, I have linked to David's post as I think it...

    Ian, I have linked to David's post as I think it is so excellent. I support everything he has said.

    I want to point out that you have done a fine job, but I would never power the backs of my...
  12. Prashun, then check the bed for any projection...

    Prashun, then check the bed for any projection that could be lifting the blade. Otherwise you may be left with having to open the mouth.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  13. Hi Prashun OK ... what seems to be happening...

    Hi Prashun

    OK ... what seems to be happening is that the 30 degree bevel catches on the bed and lifts/slides the blade up and into the mouth. If you grind to 25 degrees (add a 30 degree microbevel...
  14. Hi Prashun I bet that it will work as wanted...

    Hi Prashun

    I bet that it will work as wanted if you grind the bevel to 25 degrees. :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  15. Hi Prashun Check the bevel angle. It may be...

    Hi Prashun

    Check the bevel angle. It may be too high and this could be limiting blade projection. It should be around 25 degrees.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  16. Hi Megan I agree with the spam comment above....

    Hi Megan

    I agree with the spam comment above. It detracts from what is for me a fine magazine. On the other hand, I experienced excellent support from Rocky a few months back, when I had...
  17. Hi Mike I have a chest of drawers for our...

    Hi Mike

    I have a chest of drawers for our bedroom on request from my wife. The design I have in mind is "different" and will be interesting to build. After that will be a couple of Windsors, for...
  18. Hi Brian Danish cord was one option available...

    Hi Brian

    Danish cord was one option available ...

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/TheChair-Introduction_html_m424544d0.png

    I think it has a softer look and feel to cane.

    Regards...
  19. Hi Brian Correct. It will be a tight weave....

    Hi Brian

    Correct. It will be a tight weave. Like this, but open at the corners ...

    http://www.modernchairrestoration.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/CSmoller-1b.jpg

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Ian 30 degrees for all bench and dovetail...

    Hi Ian

    30 degrees for all bench and dovetail chisels (since they are designed to be hit with a gennou), and 25 degrees for all slicks (paring chisels) since they will be pushed.

    Regards from...
  21. Thanks Brian. The seat will be done in (real)...

    Thanks Brian.

    The seat will be done in (real) Danish paper cord.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Before switching to a PMV-11 blade in the LV LA...

    Before switching to a PMV-11 blade in the LV LA Jack, I used an A2 blade with a 25 degree edge to shoot for many years - all without the slightest suggestion of the edge crumbling.

    I do have a...
  23. The Chair Shaping the Arms and Back (Part 2)

    Here is the latest chapter: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/TheChairShapingArmsBackPart2.html

    The woodwork is now complete. There are a lot of pictures summarising the steps taken from...
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    No, Lowell, you did not miss that. :) Regards...

    No, Lowell, you did not miss that. :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Your'e such a tease, Rob ... hee hee .. :) ...

    Your'e such a tease, Rob ... hee hee .. :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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