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    Keep the newbies in mind. These, when sharpened...

    Keep the newbies in mind. These, when sharpened are excellent trade bait.
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    Two weeks, anyway. If you gave the buyer a good...

    Two weeks, anyway. If you gave the buyer a good deal and your phone number - a wait is reasonable.
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    It bears mentioning, these polishing compounds...

    It bears mentioning, these polishing compounds may obscure a faint etch.
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    If space is at a premium, consider a track...

    If space is at a premium, consider a track mounted circular saw and good jig saw.

    Those can do most of the tasks a smaller bandsaw can manage.
    You won't be resawing with anything less than a 14"...
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    If you're painting, laminate two 3/4 boards. It...

    If you're painting, laminate two 3/4 boards.
    It will be less expensive, and if you oppose the grain
    of the boards - your shelves will be MUCH stiffer against deflection.

    6/4 stock is more...
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    I recommend searching Jim Tolpin on Youtube. He...

    I recommend searching Jim Tolpin on Youtube. He has the technique I use.

    I use a jack plane to get close, with a cambered blade.

    My jointer is three times the length, with no camber on the...
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    +1 on this. We must police our own. eBay has...

    +1 on this.

    We must police our own.
    eBay has millions of listings,
    they can't verify all of them.

    Down to us, to make sure somebody else
    doesn't get taken in by fraud.
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    Keep us posted, it's an interesting idea. ...

    Keep us posted, it's an interesting idea.

    Since the buy in cost was low,
    it's an ideal experiment.

    The upside is high, if it works.

    I wonder if you could achieve a similar result by milling...
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    I was taught to have the blade protrude slightly...

    I was taught to have the blade protrude slightly into the side of the rabbet,
    to prevent a series of "steps" cut into the wall.

    If the blade doesn't cut the side wall, and steps are made,
    a...
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    I've had a leg vise, and replaced it with a...

    I've had a leg vise, and replaced it with a Patternmaker's vise
    and permanently installed Moxxon (twin screw) vise.

    Were I to return to a leg vise, I would emulate Paul Miller's clever V8 degree...
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    Decent steel in these, but they're quite hard -...

    Decent steel in these, but they're quite hard - making them difficult to sharpen.
    Once sharp, they'll hold up well even when used on plywood.

    The handle is "meaty" so you could shape it to suit...
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    Rather than drill and tap the casting, why not...

    Rather than drill and tap the casting,
    why not clamp on more robust blades?

    You could use something so coarse as X-acto blades,
    or something as fine as a honed marking gauge blade.

    If they...
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    by Jim Matthews
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    Downdraft tables that can be put away will give...

    Downdraft tables that can be put away will give more utility.

    It's an occasional process, using your bench is a daily activity.
    I wouldn't want to have a rare process to affect regular work.
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    That's why it's so fast, naturally. Kudos

    That's why it's so fast, naturally.
    Kudos
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    I also own the MM20. Make sure it has the...

    I also own the MM20.

    Make sure it has the mobility kit, and you have a stable 220 vAC supply.
    It's the only power tool I regularly use.

    As LB says, the stock guides can be improved.
  16. Yeah, but there's a buffet afterwards. You get...

    Yeah, but there's a buffet afterwards.
    You get to come as you are -
    no dress code.
  17. I would make an appointment at the plant to see...

    I would make an appointment at the plant to see what they
    buy with petit cash, instead of purchase orders.

    Those sort of items would be worthwhile to stock,
    if it helps prevent down time.

    If...
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    $2 bd ft is a very good price. The quantity is...

    $2 bd ft is a very good price.

    The quantity is problematic.
    It's probably a lifetime supply.

    Hearne's charges $5/bf for first and seconds (FAS)
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    I have a similar set up, in a basement that gets...

    I have a similar set up, in a basement that gets very damp in Summer.
    I buy air dried lumber, and have none of the problems you describe.

    A few questions, please:

    What species check?
    How much...
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    I have high hopes, and low expectations for this...

    I have high hopes, and low expectations for this endeavor.

    It's the rare craftsman that can produced fine work,
    and promote themselves.

    The pitch tends to be enough to convince people to sign...
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    Gotcha. I think the Disston 4 hole pattern...

    Gotcha.

    I think the Disston 4 hole pattern shown on TGIAG would do...
    http://www.tgiag.com/saw-handle-scans.html

    FWIW - I really like the Regan handle used by our very own Ron Bontz.
    It feels...
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    Does the shop have house water, gas and electric...

    Does the shop have house water, gas and electric lines routed through the joists?

    Ease of access is important, when something needs service.
    I just tacked up reflective foil intended for attic...
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    Smaller shops are adequate for most any build, if...

    Smaller shops are adequate for most any build, if you have a modular approach.
    The possibility to have a well-insulated space, where you can manage dust easily
    is really appealing. The...
  24. I have the same unfortunate attachment to short...

    I have the same unfortunate attachment to short off cuts.
    At what point do you decide that it's firewood?

    I just can't throw anything away, and it's become a storage problem...
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    How much tension can their be in a quartersawn...

    How much tension can their be in a quartersawn board?
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