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  1. Thread: Alder cab

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    You made something beautiful, to your wife's spec...

    You made something beautiful, to your wife's spec AND you finished?

    now I have another website I must block from my wife's iPad.
  2. I wonder if the numbness can be traced to the...

    I wonder if the numbness can be traced to the steel pressing into your palm.

    Carpal Tunnel syndrome and other nerve pain in the hand come from the
    sort of repetitive motion you have described.
    ...
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    It would make an excellent leg vise, if it's long...

    It would make an excellent leg vise, if it's long enough.

    A little "spring" in a leg vise is good for work holding.
    Just make sure it's dry enough, or the pin board will bind.
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    Zombie thread

    Zombie thread
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    I understand the mismatch, at last. How old is...

    I understand the mismatch, at last.
    How old is her eyeglass prescription?

    Why are the luckiest men too dim to realize their good fortune?

    You suck
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    I would recommend wall mounted shelves for your...

    I would recommend wall mounted shelves for your kids to use.

    Start with clear pine, or poplar.
    Those are stable, work well with hand tools and take paint well.
    ...
  7. I just run a large Milling file along the length...

    I just run a large Milling file along the length of the dado.
    It can't take off too much, at a pass.

    I particularly like auto body "floats" for this, but they tend to be curved along their...
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    +1 even money says this thing is just choked with...

    +1 even money says this thing is just choked with dust.

    DERP

    Gotta read dem postin date.
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    The picture is from Caleb James' blog, and he's...

    The picture is from Caleb James' blog, and he's an active plane maker lamenting the scarcity of straight Beech stock.
    Matt Bickford has said the same. The Beech that I have rendered locally (South...
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    Gotcha. This sounds like a task for day labor. ...

    Gotcha.
    This sounds like a task for day labor.

    If you cut these boards down, now - you'll degrade their value in the event of resale.
    I don't know how wet the Seasons are in Orangeburg, but...
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    Okay, that's funny right there.

    Okay, that's funny right there.
  12. I would add one proviso, to the first step. ...

    I would add one proviso, to the first step.

    Plane the CUPPED face, first - that way your plane has two points of contact.
    Otherwise, you can get a smooth but curved surface.
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    I read a recommendation from the inestimable...

    I read a recommendation from the inestimable David Charlesworth (who may chime in, yet)
    and bought the Gyukucho #311 "Sun Child" as an all-around saw.

    It's the only Japanese saw I own that still...
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    Do you have a current supplier? My last...

    Do you have a current supplier?

    My last discussion with Matt Bickford revolved around the scarcity of straight grain stock.
    Caleb James has some pictures on his page showing a similar problem to...
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    If you're leasing, you're paying the depreciation...

    If you're leasing, you're paying the depreciation on a new vehicle.

    I buy 5-10 years old, mileage matters more than age.
    Drive them until they're tired.

    Most leases are a $10,000 "rental" at...
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    +1 on machine oil, and a couple garbage bags.

    +1 on machine oil, and a couple garbage bags.
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    North American beech is notoriously curly, and...

    North American beech is notoriously curly, and that makes lousy blanks.

    I rendered some 260 year old Beech from nearby Rhode Island, three years ago.
    There wasn't a straight grained section...
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    Didn't I see a fine linen strop being sold for...

    Didn't I see a fine linen strop being sold for razors?

    Seems to me there must be some fashion accessory out their
    that could provide an analogous surface.

    Like a Rayon necktie, frinstans.
  19. +1 on this. Having an overpressure ventilator...

    +1 on this.

    Having an overpressure ventilator force dust into your lungs sounds like a bad idea.
    Even if the compressor is outside the room, it won't filter the air sufficiently.
    ...
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    12 foot long, 13 inch wide clear maple that's air...

    12 foot long, 13 inch wide clear maple that's air dried for 10 years?

    Send it to me for proper disposition.
    *****

    Cut it down just before you need to work with it, and leave it as long as you...
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    The method that doesn't work for you is...

    The method that doesn't work for you is unneccesary.

    To paraphrase Pancho Gonzales;
    "Never change a winning game plan. Always change when you're losing."
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    We upgraded our router to the latest 802.11ac...

    We upgraded our router to the latest 802.11ac standard.

    While that required an additional "dongle" to get remote devices compatible,
    it was much cheaper than replacing the computers.

    The...
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    You could also route a groove to hold the slats,...

    You could also route a groove to hold the slats,
    and fill the spaces between with small blocks.

    As Prashun intimated, glue will be stronger than screws.
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    I posted the picture, instead.

    I posted the picture, instead.
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    I was taught to strop at a consistent angle,...

    I was taught to strop at a consistent angle, without "rolling" the steel.

    I only strop on one side, the bevel.
    The strop removes the wire edge formed when honing.

    I don't find stropping...
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