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  1. Thanks William. The roundness is aimed at...

    Thanks William.

    The roundness is aimed at introducing the feminine side. Also the softening by curves. The internal dividers are deliberately made half the thickness of the case so as to reduced...
  2. Harlequin side table: rounding the dovetailed ends

    We left off with the drawer dividers a dry fit in the case ...


    https://i.postimg.cc/y6LvMXL1/38.jpg


    And then this was pulled apart and the case glued up. After a clean up, the ends were...
  3. Mike, on a bevel up plane, the thickness and fit...

    Mike, on a bevel up plane, the thickness and fit of a blade are unrelated. The mouth is adjustable, and can accomodate for thickness. I have a LN blade made specifically for the vintage #62, and it...
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    The sliding deadman runs on a triangular strip...

    The sliding deadman runs on a triangular strip that I screwed to the top of the stretcher (rather than sawing the stretcher to a triangle) ..
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    Hi Jim I donít trust mechanical fasteners. ...

    Hi Jim

    I donít trust mechanical fasteners.

    The plan I have had all along is the create a wedged through tenon into the case using a loose tenon. This will need to be done before starting on the...
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    Thanks also William. We posted about the same...

    Thanks also William. We posted about the same time.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Thanks Jim The joint to the leg is not my...

    Thanks Jim

    The joint to the leg is not my concern. My plan to date has been to mortice in a 75mm (perhaps 100mm) x 10mm Maple loose tenon, and then pin this from the side. I cannot see this being...
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    Can you think of another way to do this, Jim? ...

    Can you think of another way to do this, Jim?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    My Harlequin Side Table is moving along. Finally...

    My Harlequin Side Table is moving along. Finally at the stage where the carcase has been glued up. The current episode is on morticing and fitting the drawer dividers .. hand tools only. Positioning...
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    A panel is made up for the interior dividers ......

    A panel is made up for the interior dividers ...


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    The pieces are fitted.
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    Anyone here still watching these posts? The...

    Anyone here still watching these posts?

    The Harlequin side table will have 8 drawers. The drawer case sides and the central drawer blade are panels and run in dados or housings (depending on which...
  12. LN used to make a “Stanley Replacement Blade” for...

    LN used to make a “Stanley Replacement Blade” for the #62. I have one which, I believe, is O1 steel. It is slightly thicker than the original Stanley blade (which I do have .... no, neither are for...
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    It depends on what you plan to use the bench to...

    It depends on what you plan to use the bench to do. A predominantly power tool user will not need the hugely beefed up bench of a hand tool user. After roughing out on machines, I hand plane all my...
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    I would have edited my post, above, but cannot...

    I would have edited my post, above, but cannot seem to do so.

    My earlier respond was how you could fix the dovetails. However I assumed that you would be aware that doing so (the way given) would...
  15. Matt, since Kreg sell this fence as an accessory,...

    Matt, since Kreg sell this fence as an accessory, I would expect that there should be some warning to look at the compatibility chart.

    That said, there is a fix ... actually two ...

    The first...
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    Before you remake anything, there may be a simple...

    Before you remake anything, there may be a simple fix.

    The gap against the socket baseline is even across the board. It is very possible that there is an obstruction forcing the tail board away...
  17. I do not imagine that there is a trim router on...

    I do not imagine that there is a trim router on the market anywhere that has a 1/2" collet. For good reasons - it would encourage someone to use a router bit that is too large to be handled by such a...
  18. Rich, I don't have the plunge base, but the...

    Rich, I don't have the plunge base, but the answer is yes from discussions with others.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  19. Drew, the Makita has excellent dust collection...

    Drew, the Makita has excellent dust collection ...

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    Available in both corded and cordless.

    Regards from Perth
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    Thanks Jim Regards from Perth Derek

    Thanks Jim

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I have begun the build of a side table for my...

    I have begun the build of a side table for my wife. Referred to as the Harlequin Side Table, I have posted it on the hand tool side as much of it is hand tools - of course all the prep was done with...
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    An issue I have with planing the panel to fit is...

    An issue I have with planing the panel to fit is when this is used for drawers and important squareness may be removed. I saw to a mark, but I use a straight edge to guide the saw.

    Regards from...
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    Rob, I have just posted on the build thread....

    Rob, I have just posted on the build thread. There may be some ideas for you.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Completed side panels ... ...

    Completed side panels ...


    https://i.postimg.cc/jqGwB8mr/Mon17a.jpg


    I was so confident that the dados were perfect that I dry fitted the carcase once more ... and then found that one dado...
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    With the carcase completed, it is time to turn to...

    With the carcase completed, it is time to turn to the internal dividers for the drawers.


    I took the time first to plane the rebate for the rear panel. Knowing my spatial weakness of getting...
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