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    Paul Sellers seems to prefer using a bench...

    Paul Sellers seems to prefer using a bench chisel, me I like a mortice chisel. I only have two, they are mm but I think equate to 1/2" and 1/4". Never felt a need to buy more but once the need...
  2. Most coatings that go over concrete require...

    Most coatings that go over concrete require de-greasing and etching for a good bond. Industrial coatings for garages are the thing now, might want to check the prep sheet for those.
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    I would think the damper would block air from...

    I would think the damper would block air from entering the humidifier compartment. Never had one so its my best guess.
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    I rest, not slam down on the sole. Bench is wood...

    I rest, not slam down on the sole. Bench is wood and so is the plank I will drive the blade across hundreds of times. I can hit metal tools carelessly laying it down (which I don't) or by bumping the...
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    I am 60 and eyeing and looking forward to...

    I am 60 and eyeing and looking forward to retirement. I am also eyeing a 1100 point dip in the Dow so owning my own company the date is a moving target. Due to SSA and other factors I am thinking 65...
  6. I can't imagine a painter removing that much...

    I can't imagine a painter removing that much detail, ouch! A new molding is not quite the same. If the window sweats it will eventually destroy the molding and possibly the window with that many new...
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    Get some more cherry and use it on the doors and...

    Get some more cherry and use it on the doors and drawer fronts where contrast looks like it was intentional. I am ignorant as to how, but I have heard of people placing cherry in the sun to change...
  8. Think of a shooting board as a way to true up the...

    Think of a shooting board as a way to true up the end of stock by thousands of an inch. The overall length shouldn't change much unless you are way off in the first place. Shooting is not a real easy...
  9. There is a bit of a learning curve to bending...

    There is a bit of a learning curve to bending conduit but probably some YouTube viewing can help. MC is a little harder to make look "neat" on the wall but can be done. Not sure what you are mounting...
  10. I finished my all hand tool window sash build. A...

    I finished my all hand tool window sash build. A neighbor had a replacement window in a historic house that had rotted. I looked at it and said "I can build a replacement". I bought a door and window...
  11. Let it dry a bit before cutting to size. Make...

    Let it dry a bit before cutting to size. Make your project and let it air dry in place for a few months and be ready to paint. Forcing it to dry fast is asking for the wood to protest. Just don't...
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    If doing that many dados by hand you may want to...

    If doing that many dados by hand you may want to find a source for some spare knickers.
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    I work very slow, I am still learning and don't...

    I work very slow, I am still learning and don't want too many mistakes. I am still at the point that I don't want to batch out lots of parts at once out of fear that I will compound my mistakes. All...
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    My sympathies on anyone going through this. To...

    My sympathies on anyone going through this. To the OP I think it is time to lawyer up to get their attention.

    On a similar note I have done a lot of reading on alzheimer's and the relationship...
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    It also can be dependent on what the shelf will...

    It also can be dependent on what the shelf will hold, Large books end to end can be a lot different than trinkets & bowls.
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    I agree, I was watching a Paul Sellers chair...

    I agree, I was watching a Paul Sellers chair making video this morning. He said hand ripping all the slats and other chair parts would take forever so he broke out the band saw.
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    I have a problem with my wife and cords. She...

    I have a problem with my wife and cords. She thinks nothing of adding a couple of knots and repeatedly twisting a device the same direction until it resembles a phone cord. Twists weaken the ability...
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    A lot of people stress over this, Paul Sellers...

    A lot of people stress over this, Paul Sellers likes higher styles. Will Meyers thinks first or second knuckle is best. I settled on my Jobsite Sawstop table height because in a small shop it can...
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    If the boards are generally flat, you could make...

    If the boards are generally flat, you could make a jointing sled to use a fine rip blade on a table saw I suppose. But this always get back to "I can flatten the face faster than I could do all of...
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    Those are some big boys there, couldn't tell from...

    Those are some big boys there, couldn't tell from the pictures. I think I will go root around the railyard for a piece of steel to make a dowel making jig. I re-watched this video this morning. In it...
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    What size dowels? They look to be about 3/8" and...

    What size dowels? They look to be about 3/8" and thank you for your help!
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    This is interesting, I was having some anxiety...

    This is interesting, I was having some anxiety over "how much draw is too much", I would hate to split my new work. I am now leaning toward the clamp and bore method you describe. Curious, do you...
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    Thanks guys, I will just try the draw bore method...

    Thanks guys, I will just try the draw bore method without glue and see if I can get this baby tight and square. Since I have gone this far using traditional hand tools, no need to deviate now. Next...
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    If you don't have a jig to set the blade height...

    If you don't have a jig to set the blade height dead even with the outfeed table you can make one. I used a 1 2 3 block with a Harbor freight dial gauge bolted to it. Solved all my problems.
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    Glue options for hand tool window sash

    I am finished milling the rails and stiles for a one over one double sash window. I am thinking I will draw bore where they meet but may want to glue too. The two options I can think of are TB III or...
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