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  1. Thread: Tables

    by Jim Matthews
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    The Post Oak table is sharp. I love the stuff....

    The Post Oak table is sharp.

    I love the stuff.
    Kudos
  2. How much do the strips vary in thickness? Are...

    How much do the strips vary in thickness?

    Are they uniform in width and length?

    This might be easily solved with a handplane, and dedicated runners to maintain constant cutter height.

    Rather...
  3. I have found nothing but encouragement, here. ...

    I have found nothing but encouragement, here.

    If you're concerned that an online forum has aggravated your
    PTSD, it may be time to spend a little time with your counselor.

    It is worth bearing...
  4. If the saw ain't straight, and you can't read the...

    If the saw ain't straight, and you can't read the plate - it's not that great.

    I only by the ones with fancy handles and lots of good steel, anymore.

    How many can I use? Two? Three?

    A...
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    You need a known flat, and parallel surface to...

    You need a known flat, and parallel surface to use a laser this way.

    Something like a reference plate that a fan laser could illuminate.
    It could even be something like a surveyor's transit.
    ...
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    Brian Boggs makes a chair with a three-way...

    Brian Boggs makes a chair with a three-way "pinwheel" joint.
    Brian is friendly, and accommodating - I would drop him a line about this.

    He can likely steer you toward something that you can...
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    +1 on a pair of cheap aluminum levels. I covered...

    +1 on a pair of cheap aluminum levels.
    I covered one with white tape, and lit it brightly.

    I can still make out the twist, this way.
  8. Karakuri are marvelous. Your skill is...

    Karakuri are marvelous.

    Your skill is impressive, and your lighthearted design
    is a pleasure to view.

    I particularly like the dogs head that follows the swing through its arc.

    What is...
  9. The blade is still 4" deep? Is the steel soft...

    The blade is still 4" deep?

    Is the steel soft enough to grind down for finer fitting?
    You might be onto something, here.

    I would be glad to trade some magic beans to experiment with this stock.
  10. A hammer drill will make short work of the pilot...

    A hammer drill will make short work of the pilot hole.
    Not all cinderblocks are created equal, a fine masonry bit on
    a regular drill will work for all but the hardest concrete.

    I don't...
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    Yesh, indeedie.

    Yesh, indeedie.
  12. Sounds like a writing desk is your next project....

    Sounds like a writing desk is your next project.

    My kids have marked up our dining table, in Eastern Black cherry -
    as well they should.

    Some kind of overlay is called for, if you want the...
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    Finding one in this excellent condition, with the...

    Finding one in this excellent condition, with the top and bottom horns still attached is rare.

    Straight plate?
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    Alan Little of "AskWoodman" uses basic paring...

    Alan Little of "AskWoodman" uses basic paring knives for the same purpose.

    I see him marking out with such a knife, in lots of his videos.
    (6:00 in this video, here)
    I think the important thing...
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    +1 on an edge guide and saw with a fixture to...

    +1 on an edge guide and saw with a fixture to hold it on the track.

    This layout is excellent for really heavy boards that won't shift, and seems designed for that task only.
    I use the Eurekazone...
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    "What does it mean.....? Oh wow - DOUBLE...

    "What does it mean.....? Oh wow - DOUBLE rainbow!"


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOANulc31ds
  17. Manga Visor - 292543

    Manga Visor -

    292543
  18. This is a really important point - the distance...

    This is a really important point - the distance at which the item must be held to be in focus.
    When sharpening, I'm currently about 20" away from the saw plate.

    These look like they might be...
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    I think you should make two of everything, so I...

    I think you should make two of everything, so I don't have to beg for one when you're finished.

    Your "mini-smoother" defines excellence among my planes, and I've got some from established makers....
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    I couldn't handle half my woodpile without my...

    I couldn't handle half my woodpile without my cant hook.
    Smaller items are muled with a reg'lar pry bar.

    A Peavey is excellent on sloping ground, but not needed where I live.

    Clever gate...
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    +1 on practicing a dovetail before each session....

    +1 on practicing a dovetail before each session.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=793rDKO1sIw

    The best tip I was shown uses a small ruler from my 2 inch square;
    lay it in each dovetail after...
  22. Do you have access to the sill plate? I would...

    Do you have access to the sill plate?

    I would prefer to set vertical studs, using the sill plate and some of the amazing modern adhesives.
    I've used Tapcons and other concrete fasterners before. ...
  23. Factor in the cost of moving anything this large....

    Factor in the cost of moving anything this large.

    My well-priced MM20 turned into a near retail price,
    after I paid the movers and freight company.

    If you can move it yourself, it's a decent...
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    Why not try distilled water, first? If it's...

    Why not try distilled water, first?

    If it's just dusty, the less you do - the better.
  25. I have tried three things, when dealing with...

    I have tried three things, when dealing with teeth smaller than 10 TPI,

    A bench mounted magnifier (an old Stanley parts exam lamp, without the lamp)
    A hand held magnifying glass (for occasional...
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