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    wow - beautiful. You're making my shop feel very...

    wow - beautiful. You're making my shop feel very shabby and self conscious. Nice work. Look forward to seeing more.
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    can't comment on the TS, but I have the bench top...

    can't comment on the TS, but I have the bench top mortiser and have been very pleased with it. Solid, well made. Does exactly what it's supposed to do. Only flaw is the plastic depth stops.
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    Hope all you "backies" feel better. With me its...

    Hope all you "backies" feel better. With me its the hands. Anyway, made some progress on the billiard chair. Got the back assembled and all the pieces except the legs finished. 2 more mortises and...
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    2nd on the 14-12. I've resawn 100's of 3x8x6'...

    2nd on the 14-12. I've resawn 100's of 3x8x6' pieces of oak without any problem at all. Great saw.
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    first commission

    I have resisted for years taking any paid work because I like to do what I want, when I want, in the shop. But I finally broke down and accepted a commission for a large shadow box to house a 34"...
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    you could use a router and gradually chew away at...

    you could use a router and gradually chew away at it, which would give you a smooth cut. Or you could use a hand saw. But for timber framing with green wood, I think what you have there is fine.
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    2nd this. We used to call it chicken tracking....

    2nd this. We used to call it chicken tracking. Works very well, especially with wood lath.
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    very nice boxes Phil. I've always been partial to...

    very nice boxes Phil. I've always been partial to cherry, so, ya, I agree with you on that. Nice attention to detail. Well done.
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    2nd that. except 40 years.

    2nd that. except 40 years.
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    Hey Chris - unless there are aesthetic reasons...

    Hey Chris - unless there are aesthetic reasons prohibiting it, I always install the risers first, and then the treads. That way I can attach the riser to the back of the tread and this makes a...
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    finally got as chance to use the moxon for what...

    finally got as chance to use the moxon for what it was made fore - dovetails. Thing is rock solid and one of the things I was hoping would work, does. I dropped the front jaw of the vise 1/4" so I...
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    my usual cast of characters 405064

    my usual cast of characters
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  13. What's your favorite woodworking sound, tool, task, thing, sight, smell, etc.

    I have 2 things that I love above all else in my shop. The first is the sound a nice piece of machined hardwood makes when I put it on my bench. I swear I can tell the difference between walnut,...
  14. Thread: simple desk

    by Bill Carey
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    @Lee - sorry Lee, lost your address. @Richard...

    @Lee - sorry Lee, lost your address.

    @Richard - wasn't sure if the thru mortise would work, but it adds just a little somethin to it.

    @Marty - Thanks Marty. And yes that Baleigh mortiser works...
  15. Thread: simple desk

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    thanks for the kind words. It started as a drop...

    thanks for the kind words. It started as a drop front desk, and as I was milling some of the parts I began to know that a drop front desk just wasn't "him" ya know? So, as usual, I just started...
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    simple desk

    Made this for my son. All white oak. Dark walnut and wipe on poly.
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    I took the advice to cut the tenons first then...

    I took the advice to cut the tenons first then cut the curve out of a single piece. Came out ok, needs some finishing.
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    Yes, the guts are mdf. It was my first attempt at...

    Yes, the guts are mdf. It was my first attempt at making a mortising jig for the router. Didn't like the way it worked so bought a mortiser, and re-purposed the mdf "box" into the moxon.
  19. When I started as a carpenter apprentice in the...

    When I started as a carpenter apprentice in the late 60's, my 3rd or 4th day on the job the guy I was working with told me he had all the company big wigs showing up because the slab was a foot out...
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    I have a 6" ruler and a 4" square that I use...

    I have a 6" ruler and a 4" square that I use almost exclusively for layout, and I get tired of trying to find them and then having them on bench top when I'm working, so I epoxied a couple of magnets...
  21. NAHB International Builders’ Show in Vegas

    Just curious if anyone is going to it next week?
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    thanks for the comments folks. I think I'll get...

    thanks for the comments folks. I think I'll get some 8/4 stock and cut the tenons and then cut the shape. Seems like the most straight forward process.
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    off set tenons

    Building a billiard chair, which is my first chair of any kind.
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    And the upper and lower back rails are curved - going to re-saw and glue them up on a pattern, no problem there - but the...
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    Never. I started as a carpenter so it's the most...

    Never. I started as a carpenter so it's the most comfortable for me to wear a small clip on pouch that holds the 6" ruler, 6" square, pencil, and DC remote.
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    Like your Dad I have built hundreds of stairs,...

    Like your Dad I have built hundreds of stairs, and I can say with authority that you have created one outstanding stair. Really beautiful - it's one thing, not a bunch of parts - it has balance and...
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