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    Check out the blog on tools for working wood dot...

    Check out the blog on tools for working wood dot com. He has lots of great information. I use DMT, fine, extra fine, and then switch to an 8000 Norton to finish/microbevel. Works for me, with the...
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    Prashun: FWW had a good article on Japanese...

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    FWW had a good article on Japanese saws and workholding last summer, by Andrew Hunter. I found it helpful. For rips, he uses a pair of short horses, and holds the piece stable with his...
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    Watching with interest. Beautiful photography. I...

    Watching with interest. Beautiful photography. I particularly enjoy your thought process on the specific methods of work. Hope to pick up some tips.
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    Looking forward to seeing the completion of this,...

    Looking forward to seeing the completion of this, Brian. Contemplating a transition from (mostly) power tools to (mostly) hand tools, so your posts are quite helpful. Loved the video.
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    My hesitation in using legs is a worry about the...

    My hesitation in using legs is a worry about the strength of the unit. The legs support the bottom, while a traditional ladder base supports the bottom and the sides. The sides carry all of the...
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    Thanks for the kind words. I got the idea from...

    Thanks for the kind words. I got the idea from Nakashima's conoid chair. Don't mean to highjack James' thread, just wanted to illustrate the strength of a half-lap or bridle joint (and waive him off...
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    I would not hesitate to do a full cantilever, so...

    I would not hesitate to do a full cantilever, so long as you get your joints strong. A full cantilever allows for a stretcher in the back, which in turn gives you room for your trash cans. I have a...
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    Inspiration

    I built one a while back and went to the Thos. Moser website for inspiration. My legs were from 8/4 solid stock and I thought that it was the right look. I did not taper them, though. Good luck...
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