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    Thanks That is good to know. The old system works...

    Thanks That is good to know. The old system works really well so it’s getting a little concerned
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    It looks like you have a frame press from Quality...

    It looks like you have a frame press from Quality Vakuum with the newer clamps. I have one arriving next week and questioned them about the new larger and fewer clamps system. I was told that they...
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    Ken, please update us on your experience with...

    Ken,
    please update us on your experience with the Kakuuchi chisels when you begin to use them.
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    Nice set of chisels Ken. I also got some from...

    Nice set of chisels Ken. I also got some from Stan a few months ago and had a similar experience. Did you get the mortise raker?
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    Stan Covingtonís blog

    Have people been following Stanís posts on chisels? Very informative regardless of whether you prefer western or Japanese chisels. https://covingtonandsons.com/
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    How did they do it?

    I picked up an old desk whoís details I like and intend to make one similar to it. I am not a turner so this may be readily apparent to those who do this all the time however Iím wondering how they...
  7. Image quality is very poor on this site, not sure...

    Image quality is very poor on this site, not sure why.
  8. Update: Window is now complete and ready for...

    Update: Window is now complete and ready for finish. I hide glue chipped the glass for privacy. Hope to install after Thanksgiving weekend.
  9. Tom, I like your change. It never occurred to me...

    Tom,
    I like your change. It never occurred to me to reduce the size of the mortise to increase strength.

    Mike,
    Thanks. I don't believe you can be more efficient using handtools. I can produce a...
  10. I would be inclined to suggest that perhaps the...

    I would be inclined to suggest that perhaps the TPI is too high. This will slow the feed rate. You should be able to get a decent surface on a standard blade.

    The size of the saw will make a...
  11. Looks good Derek. Most bandsaw feeders have an...

    Looks good Derek. Most bandsaw feeders have an inside roller which is only about 12 inches long for the reasons you describe. I know a lot of people here like the carbide blade. I purchased one years...
  12. Tom, the red sections are half lapped in order...

    Tom,
    the red sections are half lapped in order to have the bar run full length. The blue pieces are coped as are the green ones. Iím not sure I really needed to have them run full length however the...
  13. Mel, when I used to do this for a customer Iíd...

    Mel,
    when I used to do this for a customer Iíd run them on a shaper. Fast, consistent and you could produce a hundred yards in short order. Now I make one offs for myself and do as much by hand as...
  14. The inspiration and the reality. Your milage may...

    The inspiration and the reality. Your milage may vary
  15. Fitting the bars

    Fitting the bars
  16. Nice to know that chip out was a challenge for...

    Nice to know that chip out was a challenge for others as well.

    pics of steam bending the bars.

    Jim,
    I didn't take a pics of this but I have some of other projects which use the same techniques.
  17. First go at an operating arch topped window

    This is my first attempt at making an operating arched window. I did almost everything by hand and made many mistakes along the way. Hand sticking the profiles led to variations in the moulding and...
  18. Recently I have purchased a number of chisels...

    Recently I have purchased a number of chisels from Stan, some of you will remember Stan. Here is some advice that he gave me on cleaning water stones

    I love natural stones and have spent a lot of...
  19. I use the method described by Warren and David....

    I use the method described by Warren and David. It goes quickly and pretty much dust free.
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    For drawer fronts you may want to consider hot...

    For drawer fronts you may want to consider hot hide glue. Fast, easy and has stood the test of time. There is an English guy who posted excellent how to videos YouTube, search scotch glue.

    Here...
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    I was an early adopter of SS, Iív Had mine in a...

    I was an early adopter of SS, Iív Had mine in a commercial shop now for several years. In that time Iíve replaced a significant number of components on the saw, none of which have been electronic. It...
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    Acer-Ferrousís Sector

    A new sector arrived yesterday, it appears to well made and accurate. I wasnít able to find out much about the company, I suspect it is one man shop making them. Not sure how much Iíll end up using...
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    Inexpensive dividers work just as well as custom...

    Inexpensive dividers work just as well as custom made. If your desire is user primary as Mike suggests use eBay. I have a pair made by Seth Gould which are a pleasure to use and support an craftsman...
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    Rob, This will be a true divided light window....

    Rob,
    This will be a true divided light window. I’ve successfully bent two molded pieces. The spring back has not been an issue given how short the required pieces are. The amount of spring back in...
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    Mel & Charles, Machining it is certainly and...

    Mel & Charles,
    Machining it is certainly and option and back when I was doing this to earn a living that would have been an attractive option. It wouldn't have been worth my time to make just one...
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