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    Hi Bryan, It is a Sears Craftsman miter box. ...

    Hi Bryan,

    It is a Sears Craftsman miter box. I bought one about 30 years ago before I knew any better. It works (sort of). The saw is awful and really should have been sent out to be sharpened...
  2. As stated before, building permits are a...

    As stated before, building permits are a protection against shoddy contractors. They also are a protection against unqualified homeowners metaphorically shooting themselves in the foot because of a...
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    They missed a couple. Happiness is a belt fed...

    They missed a couple.

    Happiness is a belt fed weapon.

    The machinegun...accuracy through volume.

    USMC 1968-69
    MOS 0331 (machinegunner)
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    Scott- Selling items on Sawmill Creek is a...

    Scott- Selling items on Sawmill Creek is a privilege reserved for Contributors. As a new member you can get answers to a lot of your questions about what is allowed and prohibited by reading the...
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    As is often the case with revived older threads,...

    As is often the case with revived older threads, it is a spammer/shill selling something. In this case the reviver and person posting for the first time was selling tool handles and linked to a...
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    I jealously guard my privacy. I'm constantly...

    I jealously guard my privacy. I'm constantly asked by people I buy things from for my email address so they can "inform me and provide better service." I am direct and tell them no, I already get...
  7. Very nicely done Ken. The light color on the...

    Very nicely done Ken. The light color on the cabinets really brightens things up. The granite is absolutely spectacular.
  8. The land does slope away from y house Matt. ...

    The land does slope away from y house Matt. There are also French Drains all the way around the footings of the foundation. The only water problem I ever had in my shop/basement was when the...
  9. Mike and Myk. Living in a heavily forested area...

    Mike and Myk. Living in a heavily forested area of NH and my house is surrounded by woods. I specifically told the contractor to NOT put gutters on our 2 story house when it was built. I am forever...
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    I have a side business making marking knives,...

    I have a side business making marking knives, awls, and other tools for hand tool folks. In the furniture end of things I am into 18th century stuff, primarily Queen Anne and Chippendale though I'm...
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    You are not lonely in having Klutzy attacks...

    You are not lonely in having Klutzy attacks Derek. I too have my own iron in the shop from one SMBO discarded. I also use mine on the steam setting to enhance things more than just the dampened...
  12. The ice wines from Casa Larga in Fairport NY are...

    The ice wines from Casa Larga in Fairport NY are fantastic and have won many awards. Unfortunately for my pocket book they also have a Chardonnay I like and buy by the case, their oak aged CLV...
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    I'm from Chester Al. A guild member for 22 or 23...

    I'm from Chester Al. A guild member for 22 or 23 years. I run the hand tools subgroup.
  14. Dan, I've no comment on the Stanley chisels...

    Dan, I've no comment on the Stanley chisels since I've never used themhj. For flattening and to help give you a reference of how you're doing darken the back of the chisel with either Dykem...
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    Paul- I probably use the Ray Larsen the most...

    Paul- I probably use the Ray Larsen the most with the James Swan coming in a near second. The one I use the least is the smallest. All of my drawknives are sharpened with a bit of a back bevel. ...
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    Drawknives

    Paul- These are the drawknives I own and use. From the top descending they are:

    James Swan & Co. 10"
    Genuine Forgery by Ray Larsen
    C. J. Kimball & Son
    Unknown maker

    I inherited all but...
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    Genuine Forgery Scorp

    This is the standard scorp that Ray Larsen sold. Also bought 20+ years ago.
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    These 2 pictures are of the Ray Larsen Genuine...

    These 2 pictures are of the Ray Larsen Genuine Forgery gutter adze I bought from that crusty old Swamp Yankee over 20 years ago. He was a fantastic guy and also did custom tools to order. Ray also...
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    Paul- My adze is has the bevel on the inside. ...

    Paul- My adze is has the bevel on the inside. I'll take a couple of pix tonight when I get home. Unfortunately the maker, Ray Larsen, of Genuine Forgery passed away a few years ago and his tools...
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    Paul- My gutter adze is an almost perfect U...

    Paul- My gutter adze is an almost perfect U shape with slightly wider tips and a curve from cutting edge to poll. It is similar to the LV gutter adze but with a longer distance poll to cutting edge...
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    When I took a class from Mike Dunbar over 20...

    When I took a class from Mike Dunbar over 20 years ago there was a progression of tools used to sculpt a Windsor chair seat. We started with a gutter adze for the roughest heavy stock removal work...
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    I think that the owner of those restaurants has...

    I think that the owner of those restaurants has his or her heart in the right place. Last Friday I went to "The Wall that Heals", a half scale replicas of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial while it was...
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    A couple of cautions other than those the others have mentioned. 1" thick acrylic is likely to be cell cast material and as such it has a large variation in its thickness through out the sheet. ...
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    Zach raise an important point. Eye dominance...

    Zach raise an important point. Eye dominance makes a huge difference. Like Zach, I'm gauche but right eye dominant.

    To test for eye dominance hold a pencil vertically in front of you and in...
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    I really don't know how to respond to you David...

    I really don't know how to respond to you David without getting political and violating the TOS. About the only thing I can offer is that I believe that every American should do some form of...
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