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    You are very welcome Fred. Always a gentleman. ...

    You are very welcome Fred. Always a gentleman.

    Stan
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    Nicely done. Too bad he did not have the...

    Nicely done. Too bad he did not have the Chiyozuru chisel to use as a pattern.

    Stan
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    Vincent Thanks. I have no idea how he made...

    Vincent

    Thanks.

    I have no idea how he made it, but I suspect he was trying to beat Ichihiro at his game.

    Stan
  4. Matt: If you have not read this post by Mr....

    Matt:

    If you have not read this post by Mr. Schwarz in his Popular Woodworking Blog, you should.
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    Kotenomi Comparison

    For those of you that like handmade tools, I thought I would post some photos of a couple of unusual chisels from my toolchest.

    These are called the Kotenomi, which translates to "trowel chisel."...
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    Poetic justice would be everyone that put a nail...

    Poetic justice would be everyone that put a nail into a tree getting a sliver he can never remove.
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    Very well done. I'm amazed you found a client...

    Very well done. I'm amazed you found a client with such excellent taste. They are rare.

    How long do you think it will last before she slaps white paint on it? :eek:

    Why not White Oak?

    What...
  8. Avoid any tool sold at a Department Store or Big...

    Avoid any tool sold at a Department Store or Big Box Retailer, especially if it is made in China.

    This rule will help you avoid developing the following 2 Bad Habits.

    Bad Habit Number 1:...
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    Looks like a vodka bottle on the floor. How does...

    Looks like a vodka bottle on the floor. How does it work as a lubricant?
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    I wear glasses all the time, but even with plastic lenses, without side protectors they don’t count as safety glasses. So I guess the answer is yes, sorta kinda. But I have gotten wood in my eyes...
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    Thanks Patrick. Good to know they help. I will...

    Thanks Patrick.

    Good to know they help. I will get one.

    I had no idea Ti heads were so fragile.

    Stan
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    Thanks, Warren. I will get a titanium head. ...

    Thanks, Warren. I will get a titanium head.

    The handle always makes a big difference, doesn't it. I am a big fan of making my own handles.

    Stan
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    A directly related question for those that swing...

    A directly related question for those that swing hammers professionally.

    I have owned and used a titanium catspaw for some years now. It was pricey, but I am generally happy with its performance...
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    Connect the top to the sides in a way that...

    Connect the top to the sides in a way that precludes both warping and splitting, and all will be well.
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    Welcome! New viewpoints and new approaches are...

    Welcome! New viewpoints and new approaches are always a good thing.

    Those are some kinda sexy little sawhorses you made! Sorta familiar looking .... (ツ)

    Please continue to keep us posted on...
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    Don’t be afraid to glue some wood slips to a FU’d...

    Don’t be afraid to glue some wood slips to a FU’d joint and resaw. But always strive to figure out why the error happened, and think of ways to correct it. The skills will come quicker as Warren and...
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    Hear hear! Excellent points, Warren.

    Hear hear!

    Excellent points, Warren.
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    This is something I have been saying on this...

    This is something I have been saying on this forum for years, although not always well received. Indeed, I just had an offline conversation with a Creeker on this point.

    “Cut then Pare” with a...
  19. Matthew I don't advocate handle in the pockets...

    Matthew

    I don't advocate handle in the pockets except for chisels with blades narrower than the handles, like most carving chisels. But either way works.

    If you take a strip of toweling and...
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    So true, so true. Add to this analogy that...

    So true, so true. Add to this analogy that everyone has a girlfriend on the pageant stage.
  21. I bet that would work really well too.

    I bet that would work really well too.
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    Chipbreakers are really subjected to some high...

    Chipbreakers are really subjected to some high abrasive forces. Takes some passes with and then without the chipbreaker, all other settings the same, and compare the force necessary to propel the...
  23. Cloth or leather tool rolls work fine, and are...

    Cloth or leather tool rolls work fine, and are especially useful for carrying chisels and other tools like files and putty knives and layout tools to the jobsite. Not so convenient for day-to-day...
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    Since you are not looking for a Ferrari but a...

    Since you are not looking for a Ferrari but a Honda, you need to decide what you need your chisel to do, and then, you can formulate your quality criteria.

    All chisels need to cut. So, a...
  25. David: That's it. Thanks for finding it. I...

    David:

    That's it. Thanks for finding it.

    I since got rid of the piss-poor Kiyohisa chisels that were mounted inside the lid. I can't believe what people are willing to pay for such mediocre...
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