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    Ahhh you added pictures to the original post...

    Ahhh you added pictures to the original post while I was posting, maybe I was close but had it upside down.

    Nice WoodJoy bowsaw hanging on the wall I think. That string keeper is pretty unique.
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    Brian, is this a work in progress? Will there be...

    Brian, is this a work in progress? Will there be more pictures? Maybe we are looking at the end supports upside down? If they are upside down then I am guessing the hole in the center piece is for a...
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    Favorite Hand Tool Videos and Books

    I am starting to accumulate a decent library but I am sure I am missing good ones too. I am hoping others will post their favorites. I particularly like videos as the opportunity to see guys like...
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    I hope two of the saw benches we make in the...

    I hope two of the saw benches we make in the class will stack well. Probably best to put one top face down on the other. The pictures I have seen illustrate they are shaped a little more like a stool...
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    I was planing to make a similar saw bench. Then...

    I was planing to make a similar saw bench. Then Highland Woodworking decided to offer Schwarz's new class "Build a Pair of Saw Benches". Turns out Chris has converted to building benches using...
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    Thanks for the explanation Brian. I am still...

    Thanks for the explanation Brian. I am still figuring out the difference between white & blue steel. It sounds like blue steel is typically a little tougher (wear resistant) and white steel may take...
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    Nice Brian! I was looking at paring chisels...

    Nice Brian!

    I was looking at paring chisels earlier today. Oddly enough I was thinking about buying a smaller parer to go with my 36mm Koyamaichi (KI) white steel chisel. The ebony handles look...
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    Gerry, Look for the icon for linking a picture...

    Gerry,
    Look for the icon for linking a picture at top of posting area. You should get a small screen that will let you choose an image from your computer. You may have to resize your image, if it is...
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    I did my survey but it wouldn't let me choose...

    I did my survey but it wouldn't let me choose multiples! My relatively new Bontz is a: 20" tooth line, 4.5" under spine, 0.025" plate, filed 15* rake, 20* fleam, 10 tpi. I bought it for a Stanley...
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    Which LV Smooth plane are you using? The wide...

    Which LV Smooth plane are you using? The wide body BUS Smoother is not made to be used for shooting. The sides are not designed for it. The two smaller Low-Angle Smooth Planes and the Low-Angle Jack...
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    My Barr Chisels and all the ones I have looked at...

    My Barr Chisels and all the ones I have looked at at Highland Woodworking, including the slicks, are left rough. The tops are dressed up a little but not much. The backs on my Carpenters chisels show...
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    I checked the shipping cost and it was only...

    I checked the shipping cost and it was only around $14. I just went ahead and placed the order, hoping I want contribute too much to driving the shipping companies nuts in the last week before...
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    LV pre Christmas Free Shipping?

    Does anyone have any idea whether or not Lee Valley usually has another free shipping offer between now & Christmas? My cart is full and I need a few of the tools for a class in January.
  14. Traditional Woodworker sells the Wood Owl drill...

    Traditional Woodworker sells the Wood Owl drill bits. Sizes 3/8-3/4" cost 16-$17 each which is actually a little less than what they sell new versions of solid center, Irwin or Jennings pattern,...
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    I have the Cabinet Makers chisel set from Barr...

    I have the Cabinet Makers chisel set from Barr Specialty Tools, barrtools.... Very sturdy, hand forged tools, made to be smacked and whacked. Framing chisels and slicks and green woodworking tools...
  16. Another thing or two to think about. Those of us...

    Another thing or two to think about. Those of us who need to place an accurate line on a curved surface may need a flexible plastic ruler to do it, as a regular straight edge is useless. It was...
  17. Dave apparently we have had some similar...

    Dave apparently we have had some similar frustrations trying to line up bits in electric drills. In the Galbert class we all used drill bits that Galbert made himself. Peter ground regular bits into...
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    I have Bob Lang's DVD "Build the 21st Century...

    I have Bob Lang's DVD "Build the 21st Century Workbench". Bob addresses the bench to build a bench issue by gluing up 3/4" plywood to make an I beam. He used his I beam to glue up boards in pairs. He...
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    Daniel,
    I hope the information saves someone a little time, energy & money. I think many people will like the Ultra Smooth Wood Owl bits.

    In the class I took on building Windsor Chairs we drilled...
  20. Speed is such a relative term. What size, how...

    Speed is such a relative term. What size, how deep, how many, how neat....Frequently I am more concerned with how straight and neat a hole I end up with. I have older Irwin and Jennings bits bought...
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    I used the EurekaZone saw for a few years then...

    I used the EurekaZone saw for a few years then switched to a Festool saw when I had to cut all the plywood to cover the floors & walls of a building I built. I have cut many sheets with a Festool saw...
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    Thanks for the link Mike. I will add making a few...

    Thanks for the link Mike. I will add making a few cauls to my projects list. I was thinking about doing something similar with hardwood sized more like the Bowclamps. I may have a few pieces left...
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    I think we have to remind ourselves when dealing...

    I think we have to remind ourselves when dealing with hand made items from Japan that it is not the commodity market we typically find here in the US. It is not unusual for top master craftsmen to...
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    Brian, The kitchen counter I was talking about...

    Brian,
    The kitchen counter I was talking about is not "true" butcher block. The grain runs side to side not up & down on the boards. Apparently the manufacturer just did not take the time to do the...
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    Judson, I use to have a couple saw mills...

    Judson,

    I use to have a couple saw mills relatively close but the expanding Atlanta suburbs have driven them away. I have been driving to a lumber yard, Peach State Lumber to buy wood. They will...
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