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    I got to shake Gerry Ford's hand at the Traverse...

    I got to shake Gerry Ford's hand at the Traverse City Cherry Festival one year. He was there for the parade and was walking the rope line. They made him out to be a clumsy doofus on Saturday Night...
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    A suggestion..... Use rift sawn stock for the...

    A suggestion.....

    Use rift sawn stock for the legs. You get straight grain on all four sides without all the work. Ray flake is much more subtle than QS, but the legs are usually not the star of...
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    A police officer attempts to stop a car for...

    A police officer attempts to stop a car for speeding and the guy gradually increases his speed until he's topping 100 mph. The man eventually realizes he can't escape and finally pulls over. The cop...
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    Gravity holds mine in. It comes out now and then...

    Gravity holds mine in. It comes out now and then for clean up and retrieval of dropped stuff.
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    I have a small basement shop in sort of an “L”...

    I have a small basement shop in sort of an “L” shape. The main area is 13 x 20 with a post in the middle. There is also a 6 x 10 area adjacent that I use for storage. Most everything is on wheels. I...
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    When I built industrial ventilation equipment I’d...

    When I built industrial ventilation equipment I’d use them on large motors. Inrush current on a three phase motor is about 6x FLA. it’s for a short time, but it’s brutal. A soft start softens the...
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    It can vary tree to tree. I've cut some down that...

    It can vary tree to tree. I've cut some down that smell so sour that it burns my nose. Smells like vinegar.
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    Red oak can be very acidic. Combine this with...

    Red oak can be very acidic. Combine this with high moisture content and you have corrosive wood.
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    Well said Jim. We often forget tool utility is a...

    Well said Jim. We often forget tool utility is a matter of context.
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    ^^^^^^^^^ This, but I’d fill other holes prior...

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    This, but I’d fill other holes prior to buying a jointer. I got one many years ago. A Sweetheart era #7 that was like new for cheap. Couldn’t pass it up. I’ve used it twice.
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    Take a look at the Ricon offering. I got a 10-326...

    Take a look at the Ricon offering. I got a 10-326 this past summer and have been very pleased. You might find one faster.
  12. That's kind of like asking what are the outward...

    That's kind of like asking what are the outward signs of a well prepared meal. You need to do a deeper dive. It depends on the era of construction too. Was it a one off custom build or a tract home?...
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    I have a #53 and #54 and concur regarding the...

    I have a #53 and #54 and concur regarding the blade thickness being critical. I went with replacement cutters from Kunz, sourced at Highland Woodworking. For $6.99 they were worth a roll of the dice....
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    From personal experience, deck cleaners contain...

    From personal experience, deck cleaners contain ingredients that don’t work.
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    Ace Hardware.

    Ace Hardware.
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    This one is on my list to replicate. Probably...

    This one is on my list to replicate. Probably this winter.

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    I grew up with an oil fired furnace but we did...

    I grew up with an oil fired furnace but we did most of our heating with a fireplace insert. Getting the tank filled was a PITA. I've has gas forced air ever since and wouldn't choose anything else....
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    It's also important that they are oriented...

    It's also important that they are oriented properly with the wedge of the nail running with the grain. Andrew Hunter has a nice piece on the use of cut nails and nailed joinery in FWW #263-Sep/Oct...
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    I really like these nails. I've used them on a...

    I really like these nails. I've used them on a couple Japanese style tool boxes. I purchased a selection of Rivierre Nail sample packs from Lie Nielsen as well as a few packs of Tremont cut nails...
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    A nice photo essay on the planes here:...

    A nice photo essay on the planes here: http://sauerandsteiner.blogspot.com/
  21. Thread: Napping

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    Earlier this year I worked from home for about 6...

    Earlier this year I worked from home for about 6 weeks. Every day after lunch I took a 30 minute snooze. It was awesome.
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    Dad had one taken down at his house years ago...

    Dad had one taken down at his house years ago (Northern Michigan). The tree guy slabbed it up and I got a couple boards that I air dried. It made for nice project wood.

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    I use a Bose Mini Soundlink and the music library...

    I use a Bose Mini Soundlink and the music library on my phone via Bluetooth. I can stream Sirius/XM too. It works well. I have a cheap boombox as a backup if I need on air broadcast.
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    Is this for a Krenov style plane? Can you add a...

    Is this for a Krenov style plane? Can you add a photo of the screw side?
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    i guess that makes me a true craftsman. I’ve had...

    i guess that makes me a true craftsman. I’ve had a lot of practice fixing mistakes and have gotten pretty good at it.
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