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  1. It looks like an update of the Inca 570, with a...

    It looks like an update of the Inca 570, with a properly sorted motor
    and modern knives. The only downside of the design is feeding through the
    planer, if you must see the workpiece.

    I don't...
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    Pictures, or it never happened.

    Pictures, or it never happened.
  3. Does JB Weld hold up against shear? The forces...

    Does JB Weld hold up against shear?

    The forces on a blade tang are at
    an angle to the cutting edge.

    The bottom is trying to go backwards,
    while the tang is trying to go "up".

    Cheap enough...
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    Easy there. That's the basis for my entire...

    Easy there.
    That's the basis for my entire design aesthetic.

    Low-brow, indeed.
    We prefer "Work in progress" or "Enhanced decrepitude".

    Pay no attention to the yellow barrier tape, it's...
  5. Is this an intentional exercise, or due to cost?...

    Is this an intentional exercise, or due to cost?

    http://staging.lie-nielsen.com/tapered-molding-plane-iron-blanks/
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    The four panels, joined at their centers will...

    The four panels, joined at their centers will move outward from each other.

    You need a frame that allows the panels some "breathing room".
    The periphery of the completed panel would need to be...
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    I'm still laughing at this. I was once asked...

    I'm still laughing at this.

    I was once asked why I didn't take my kids into the shop with me.

    The implication was that at 65 hours a week, I wasn't seeing enough of them, already.

    My...
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    Unless it's verifiably American Chestnut, you've...

    Unless it's verifiably American Chestnut, you've already got
    established competition.

    The amount of work you're contemplating; the stepwise dismantling of rickety buildings,
    the sorting and...
  9. Would you consider a course with Brian Boggs...

    Would you consider a course with Brian Boggs associate, Jeff Lefkowitz in Strasburg, Virginia?

    http://www.brianboggschairmakers.com/chairmaking-classes/
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    Just when I was getting to like you. Tall,...

    Just when I was getting to like you.

    Tall, skinny and probably have your own hair.
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    +1 on this - the reason behind my suggestion.

    +1 on this - the reason behind my suggestion.
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    Sweet. Great photo, too. Kudos

    Sweet.

    Great photo, too.
    Kudos
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    I delight in being able to drop by and see some...

    I delight in being able to drop by and see some of the ongoing projects.

    Better still, to see the completed work by our more intrepid contributors.
    Fall is my busiest Season, getting kids to...
  14. Sweet. Excellent photos.

    Sweet.

    Excellent photos.
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    It's a student piece, not a museum reproduction....

    It's a student piece, not a museum reproduction.
    The OP asked for practical alternatives that beginners could manage.

    Balancing a router atop a lathe,
    that's not for newbies.

    Would a foxed...
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    There are some things that are worthy exchanges...

    There are some things that are worthy exchanges of money for time.

    Something for dogs, perhaps I would hire that out.
    Something for me and mine to use - that's why I build things.

    For...
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    +1 Beat me to it. Best grain match, this way.

    +1

    Beat me to it.
    Best grain match, this way.
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    Why not a simple mortise and tenon, with a pocket...

    Why not a simple mortise and tenon, with a pocket screw hidden below?

    If you can wedge the tenon in place, it should be plenty strong.
    If only the center of the tenon sees glue, it should stay...
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    I don't know that Mesquite presents much risk to...

    I don't know that Mesquite presents much risk to a toddler.
    The stuff is amazingly hard, I doubt they could gnaw much off.

    I understand that in drought conditions, cattle get ill eating Mesquite...
  20. Yikes. I'll never complain about the trace...

    Yikes.
    I'll never complain about the trace amounts that close the schools, uppa heya.
  21. My Husky is nearly twelve years old. It's...

    My Husky is nearly twelve years old.

    It's purring.
    Never even sheared a pin off.

    What's $600/12 years?

    The electric start feature is a huge convenience.
    I wouldn't consider a new machine,...
  22. My kitchen is a similar age. The cabinets are...

    My kitchen is a similar age.

    The cabinets are all covered by full panel doors.
    They were stripped and repainted with a Latex Enamel.

    Every one of them has paint separations, where the panels...
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    +1 on Walnut with Cherry. They have similar...

    +1 on Walnut with Cherry.

    They have similar working character,
    and both look nice under Waterlox.
  24. I went with 6mm thick solid cork "tiles" that can...

    I went with 6mm thick solid cork "tiles" that can be cut with a sharp knife.
    (Not laminated to any backing - just cork.)

    No grout, no tile saw, no thinset.
    The joints are tight and it feels warm...
  25. +1 The recommended backer is made to prevent the...

    +1 The recommended backer is made to prevent the tiles from popping free.
    One tile, that is slightly raised above all others, will be a trip hazard.
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