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    I think the issue with a full side apron is...

    I think the issue with a full side apron is access to the bottom of the bench, sometimes helpful when clamping. I am thinking about a 4-5" "apron" at the top edge and a 8/4"x 6-8" wide stretcher,...
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    Two ideas, sort of opposite ends of the spectrum....

    Two ideas, sort of opposite ends of the spectrum. Look up German Work Box project on the internet. There is a set of plans Popular Woodworking published in their October 2003 issue. The plan is for a...
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    I have three chisels of the type I believe you...

    I have three chisels of the type I believe you are interested in Prashun. My chisels are 1/4" LV Koyimachi "dovetail, 3/16 Veritas Pm-V11 and a 6mm Ouchi Yama-ari-nomi (Stew's new design). With 6 or...
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    I have a German friend who's less than perfect...

    I have a German friend who's less than perfect command of the English language occasionally actually clarifies. He was fond of saying "never so much more than you need". I use the expression...
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    I think you are correct Brian. The LN Boggs and...

    I think you are correct Brian. The LN Boggs and LN small shave both have very narrow mouths. I actually had to file the mouth of my small shave just to get it to the point it could pass any shaving....
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    I am working on one too. I am using an old...

    I am working on one too. I am using an old cabinet and the top off an old file cabinet that has a water proof surface. Not done yet as I am trying to finally decide on how to do the rests in terms of...
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    I have the Boggs curved bottom shave. It is a...

    I have the Boggs curved bottom shave. It is a nice shave. It makes a very fine shaving but it seems to me that I would need to modify the mouth to take a larger shaving. The straight handles run a...
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    I can see many bridal joints in my future as well...

    I can see many bridal joints in my future as well Brian.

    In recent months i have added a new tool to my apron to prevent the type of cut you had. I am speaking of a small WoodJoy spokeshave. I...
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    Depends on the job of the day/hour. I keep what I...

    Depends on the job of the day/hour. I keep what I need at that time on me which changes regularly: Pencil (Fixpencil or Art Alternatives Clutch Pencil), Czech Edge marking knife, Czech Edge Birdcage...
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    Same box then Mike. I have not been eager to...

    Same box then Mike. I have not been eager to tighten the clamps tight for fear of scratching up the nice Bontz saw plate, even with them buffed and waxed.

    I hope the LV plastic tape will protect...
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    My bad Brian. I went back and found your post...

    My bad Brian. I went back and found your post when you bought those chisels. Chris asked then and you said 24 & 36mm, about 1 & 1 1/2". I like my Koyamaichi chisels too, although mine are white...
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    Michael, Ron Bontz made me a miter saw for a...

    Michael,
    Ron Bontz made me a miter saw for a Stanely #150 miter box recently. He suggested "Filed 15* rake, 20* fleam". I am pleased with how it works:

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    I have a big Langdon 74C but I...
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    Brian, How are the new Japanese pairing chisels...

    Brian,
    How are the new Japanese pairing chisels working for you? I only have one 36mm and have been thinking about buying another size or two. If I could just decide what sizes. What size(s), may I...
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    Handsaw Essentials by Christopher Schwarz...

    Handsaw Essentials by Christopher Schwarz contains all sorts of information regarding how to use, choose and abuse handsaws. Holding the saw too tight is the most common beginners error. Imagine you...
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    Like Jim I like my 4" double square and my...

    Like Jim I like my 4" double square and my Japanese flexible square. Oddly enough Lee Valley's price for the Japanese square is a little less than the Amazon price.

    I also recently acquired a LV...
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    Same situation with us Brian. We own a 35' x 900'...

    Same situation with us Brian. We own a 35' x 900' strip of property through woods with driveway which goes to the house and business on 12 acres. It is a long walk to check packages and a little...
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    He could use semi- hand tools (Festool tools)....

    He could use semi- hand tools (Festool tools). They are designed to be used in one or two hands and taken to the work, so I call them semi-hand tools. They also can share jigs, tables, clamps... with...
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    Richard, your profile does not list your physical...

    Richard, your profile does not list your physical location. Available woods and their cost vary according to location. Here in Metro Atlanta. SYP (souther yellow pine) and Poplar are easy to locate...
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    Apparently I am at the end of the line for UPS....

    Apparently I am at the end of the line for UPS. They have delivered later and later in the day in the last year or so and I usually do not see the driver, which is weird because I see most of the...
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    Yes, I have a couple saw sets, I bought new SOMAX...

    Yes, I have a couple saw sets, I bought new SOMAX 250's blue & gold which I hope will handle most saw teeth sizes. I have only experimented a little with them to date. I found it difficult to judge...
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    Jim, I think the D115 XX may suffer the...

    Jim, I think the D115 XX may suffer the affliction you mention. The set on the teeth is minor, not sure whether: they were not set much to start with, have seen significant filling on the sides or...
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    Sounds like I have run off into the Bermuda...

    Sounds like I have run off into the Bermuda Triangle of shipping. The owner, president..something of UPS is suppose to live right down the road, maybe that has created a black hole.
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    George, thanks for the response.The Ron Herman...

    George, thanks for the response.The Ron Herman video discusses "tuning" a saw. Ron advocates running a file over the sides of the teeth to correct the issue of a saw tending to run off one way or the...
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    Thanks Jerry, I believe Mike is a poster here. I...

    Thanks Jerry,
    I believe Mike is a poster here. I would like to support a fellow Creeker's efforts. I will give him a call. Maybe he can give me ideas about how best to ship nice vintage saws. It has...
  25. Very nice Greg. There is nothing quite like...

    Very nice Greg. There is nothing quite like building your own building. I had help along the way on the building I made for my business. It started as a simple pole barn built into the side of a...
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