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    From what I've read permits are issued for...

    From what I've read permits are issued for harvesting this material. I couldn't find any info as to who qualifies for a harvesting permit.

    Ron
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    Thanks Rob and thanks to everyone for the kind...

    Thanks Rob and thanks to everyone for the kind and encouraging words.

    Ron
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    David typically a DT chisel has almost no land on...

    David typically a DT chisel has almost no land on the sides so that it doesn't bruised the side walls of the dovetails when chopping the base line. In particular with these chisels is the length. At...
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    Yep Phil, that would be me. I am now 50 lbs....

    Yep Phil, that would be me. I am now 50 lbs. lighter than I was in 2013. Funny coincidence. I watched that FORP video just last night.

    Ron
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    The sides are beveled at 20 degrees. Should clear...

    The sides are beveled at 20 degrees. Should clear any commonly used DT angle.

    Ron
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    Small Dovetail Chisels

    A recently completed set of four dovetail chisels. 6" long, widths are 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2". Handles are Desert Ironwood. The blades on these are made from NOS Sheffield England tool steel.
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    When building my second bench I put in a Criss...

    When building my second bench I put in a Criss Cross with the leg vise. It became clear to me that I would never use the leg vise in the older bench as long as I had the option of the leg vise in the...
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    I've made a couple knives from Ron's kits. They...

    I've made a couple knives from Ron's kits. They are very nice and as has been mentioned, easy to sharpen when needed. I think the average homeowner would have sharper knives as a rule just because...
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    Let me say up front that I am friends with the...

    Let me say up front that I am friends with the Benchcrafted people. I've know them for quite a while. That being said I don't think you'll ever do better than the Benchcrafted vises. I have them on...
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    Nice work Carey. I once had a commission to build...

    Nice work Carey. I once had a commission to build a similar piece. When finished it occurred to me this type piece really does ask the best of all aspects of your woodworking ability. You were...
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    Nothing Much better than a Good Shop Dog

    There is nothing much better than a good shop dog. This one is gone as well. Miss her lots.

    Ron

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V5JMsZq1p0c/UEf5EY3n7JI/AAAAAAAAAa4/wFKFtTCAyHY/s1100/ab2.jpg
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    Thanks Ken, My wife suggested hanging the...

    Thanks Ken,

    My wife suggested hanging the light boxes over my benches. It was such clean no glare light I then replaced all my ceiling fixtures with similar light boxes.

    Ron
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    A Nicholson can be your forever bench

    I think a lot of people underestimate how good a bench the Nicholson configuration can be. When I built my Nicholson I decided to use maple and if I had built this bench first I probably would have...
  14. Thread: Olive Awl

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    Thanks for the kind comments. I never thought...

    Thanks for the kind comments. I never thought about the Popeye, Olive Awl thing, funny!

    Ron
  15. Thread: Olive Awl

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    Hello Derek, This is a smaller than average...

    Hello Derek,

    This is a smaller than average sized awl and it's intended use is for locating holes for hardware. I prefer a smaller awl for this task so the intention was to make a tool that served...
  16. Thread: Olive Awl

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    Olive Awl

    Olive Awl using Czeck Edge blade and ferrule. Working Olive is more like wood funning, as compared to woodworking. Smells great, works well, finishes well, unlike some tropical woods it doesn't try...
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    There is a tremendous amount of information about Kumiko online. Enough to get you started just to see if it's something you want to pursue. If you decide it's your thing then there's no limit to...
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    I bet, looks uber functional. A good work bench...

    I bet, looks uber functional. A good work bench is one of the greatest tools.

    Ron
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    Looks great, Ron

    Looks great,

    Ron
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    This is great stuff Dave! Ron

    This is great stuff Dave!

    Ron
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    I found the pine boards used for the case work...

    I found the pine boards used for the case work while shopping materials for a different project. I noticed right away that these boards were not your average pine boards. They were noticeably more...
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    Bill I made some adjustable fixtures for trimming...

    Bill I made some adjustable fixtures for trimming the Kumiko parts to final size with chisels. It's a very enjoyable and lends itself to hand work.

    Ron
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    Matthew the door is held together with battens on...

    Matthew the door is held together with battens on the back. The battens are also utilized to hold the Kumiko panel in the cut out. The battens puts any movement in the gap between the boards so the...
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    Small Cupboard with Kumiko Panel

    Small Cupboard 14" x 19.5" overall. Pine case, cherry kumiko panel and accents, full grain leather lined drawer bottom. I'm posting in the Neanderthal forum for a couple reasons. The lion share of...
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    Ishitani's youthful exuberance is fun to watch....

    Ishitani's youthful exuberance is fun to watch. His dog seems to have quite the personality.

    Ron
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