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  1. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month....

    The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This is a memorial to WW-I dead. Each poppy dripping from the Tower of London represents a single life. This image always chokes me up and drives home...
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Good story Ed. Thanks for passing it on to us!...

    Good story Ed. Thanks for passing it on to us!
    Fred
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    Thanks Edward!

    Thanks Edward!
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    Mark, you're sounding like a bad science fiction...

    Mark, you're sounding like a bad science fiction movie Sir! :) :) :)
    Colossus: The Forbin Project or something.
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    John, Thank you for the advice and pictures....

    John,
    Thank you for the advice and pictures. You're always so kind and helpful to me. My knife profile looks just like what you have posted, but I added about a 5* secondary bevel. It cuts really...
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    Hi Ted. I bought the chip carving knives, Pfeil...

    Hi Ted.
    I bought the chip carving knives, Pfeil #2 and #9. I've got Barton's knife on my list too!
    Fred
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    Frustrations of chip carving

    Please forgive me this rant. But I need a few words of encouragement, because Im ready to throw all of this in the trash - knives, wood and all.

    Ive been at chip carving a couple weeks. I bought...
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    The JET mobile bases work well for me. LINK...

    The JET mobile bases work well for me. LINK The small one handles 600# and costs $89 and the heavier duty one handles 1200# and costs $149. Amazon sells both.

    I have a couple of each and they...
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    Nice work Chief! Kudos to you and the shop for...

    Nice work Chief!
    Kudos to you and the shop for helping him to get this done Malcolm!
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    Good question Scott! I didnt recognize the term...

    Good question Scott! I didnt recognize the term either.
    Looks like a handy tool Bob!
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    Congratulations on your big score! I have that...

    Congratulations on your big score!
    I have that DT saw - I bet you'll like it!
    Fred
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    Glad to see it's coming along Kris. Enjoy!

    Glad to see it's coming along Kris. Enjoy!
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    Like Tom, I am a fan of the Iwasaki Carving...

    Like Tom, I am a fan of the Iwasaki Carving Files. I ordered mine from Woodcraft but there are other sources.
    Fred
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    Nice bench Garth! Welcome to the Creek. Glad...

    Nice bench Garth!
    Welcome to the Creek. Glad you've joined us!
    Fred
  16. Thanks for the ssources and your advice folks....

    Thanks for the ssources and your advice folks. Much appreciated!
    Fred
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    Woodcraft has several ranging from $100 - $300.

    Woodcraft has several ranging from $100 - $300.
  18. Is there a good source for Basswood?

    Hi folks.
    I just started chip carving. Bought a Pfeil knife, Barton's book and a 4"x6"x18" slab of Basswood. I've been resawing it into 3/8" x 4" practice boards as I need them. Oddly, I don't find...
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    Go to a place that sells the sjobergs, or look...

    Go to a place that sells the sjobergs, or look carefully at the pics online. Take note of height and proportions. Maybe mock up the height with cardboard or cheap lumber to see if you want it...
  20. Looks good Marinus! What kind of work will you be...

    Looks good Marinus! What kind of work will you be doing?

    Also, I wonder how deeply the tung oil penetrated? Perhaps you could take it off or reduce the effect by running a smoothing plane over it....
  21. Welcome Bruce, and congratulations on your...

    Welcome Bruce, and congratulations on your impending retirement!
    Fred
  22. Me too...........

    Me too...........
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    No problems with that at all. Love that tool. The...

    No problems with that at all. Love that tool. The only drawback is that it's quite heavy (IMO).
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    Ok. Thanks Jim. Sounds like it really was just a...

    Ok. Thanks Jim. Sounds like it really was just a coincidence. Really odd timing!
    Fred
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    One thing seems new, or at least I havent noticed...

    One thing seems new, or at least I havent noticed it before..... Yesterday I was browsing carving supplies on the LV website and others. Today I got the usual email announcing free shipping. But...
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