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  1. You can call it NCB, Newman Classic Builds. Just...

    You can call it NCB, Newman Classic Builds. Just like the TV show that has some really old great shows. I remember the one A River Runs Through It, Steven’s shop that is. Hope you don’t get hung up...
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    If you don’t have a special tool for the job. Cut...

    If you don’t have a special tool for the job. Cut a notch in the side of a piece of scrap at 45* to fit your 1/8” chisel. Clamp the chisel in the notch, knife both sides of the cut, clamp a fence on...
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    Nice one Steven. Rounding out your stable.

    Nice one Steven. Rounding out your stable.
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    I built an ambidextrous shooting board with an...

    I built an ambidextrous shooting board with an adjustable fence an adapter for 45’s and a donkeys ear. It works very well for me. Shooting is a bit of when the stars align. As Jim says shims of...
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    Have a safe and enjoyable trip Jim. I wouldn’t...

    Have a safe and enjoyable trip Jim. I wouldn’t count on giving lessons on sharpening however. Once you make the knives sharp you will get packages in the mail for redoing. People learn quickly to...
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    As far as I know this is mine: “Humbly accept...

    As far as I know this is mine: “Humbly accept praise, gladly receive criticism” I’ve tried to live by this and in return I’ve gained much knowledge.
    Jim
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    My uncle said “Never let a day go by without...

    My uncle said “Never let a day go by without learning something. You will need that someday.” At the end of the day I still review just to check if I learned something. Not always about hand tool...
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    Ha Ha. Very true but usually you have more than...

    Ha Ha. Very true but usually you have more than one to work on. That makes it a bit more comfortable than sitting on an ant hill on the ground.
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    Just fine method. From the history I have studied...

    Just fine method. From the history I have studied we started on the ground and worked up. Stand up benches came in with hard floors. Three legged benches, stools and saw horses were the norm for a...
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    Very nice set up Derek. I just can’t get that...

    Very nice set up Derek. I just can’t get that organized. I thought about fitted drawer styles but have too many tools I guess and I want them all close. I have a 5’x4’x3’ job box, 2 five drawer roll...
  11. I’ve come to the point where I only use BU...

    I’ve come to the point where I only use BU planes. I’m one of the ones that prefers the low center of effort. I kept a #6, 2–#5s, 2-4s. They haven’t been out for a while. I gave the rest of the fleet...
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    Brought back some memories.?standard stuff in the...

    Brought back some memories.?standard stuff in the 1960s. Went to work for a plumber at 14 back then. A 120 lb Charles Atlas weakling. Star drills, cold chisels, cast iron, lead joints, hand threaded...
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    First I want to say that the Mark II is a good...

    First I want to say that the Mark II is a good tool. You answered your own question inadvertently I think. You stated that you push harder on one side to get the corners. Once that is done the...
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    I have a portable saw and on rare occasions I use...

    I have a portable saw and on rare occasions I use it to make multiple cuts. I’m talking more than 10 long rips or something similar. I used it once last year and haven’t touched it this year. I can...
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    Thanks Tom. I wanted a tail vise. The issue for...

    Thanks Tom. I wanted a tail vise. The issue for me was having the leg interference. I think I worked it out. My bench is still portable, comes apart the same way as typical except with folding wedges...
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    Take heed of what Warren said. The evaluation of...

    Take heed of what Warren said. The evaluation of the material can save both materials and a lot of extra work. There is no reason to take any more than the high parts. Look at both sides and both...
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    I’m with you on that excuse. My wife says I would...

    I’m with you on that excuse. My wife says I would eat green chili on ice cream if I wasn’t afraid of being locked up. Not quite true but almost.🤪
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    I too think that there is a lot of talent on this...

    I too think that there is a lot of talent on this forum. There are people from every trade on it. The thing that brings us together is the woodworking. One of my favorites on U tube is Engels Coach...
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    I don’t think it was a snub. I took it as not...

    I don’t think it was a snub. I took it as not enough info to form a conclusion and give an answer. A saw plate to neanders would generally mean a handsaw plate. To others it could mean any type of...
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    On asking questions

    I saw Bob Jones’ post about asking questions on the metal working forum and got a chuckle. Neander woodworkers are quick to try to help, I believe. Sometimes we get odd questions and people always...
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    It is difficult to get just right on materials...

    It is difficult to get just right on materials especially for a home shop. If your buying selector better you can go close 10% but that leaves very little wiggle room. As I do one project at a time...
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    lol The legs are all angled for sure. Lots of...

    lol The legs are all angled for sure. Lots of marking to keep track. The vise handle works like a crank and a lynchpin. You can shorten up for speed or extend for power. When it gets in your way you...
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    My somewhat Moravian bench

    I’ve been working on this for a while. It was built to meet my needs. The top is 6’6” x 2’ x 39” high. The legs are splayed 15* long ways and 10* on the rear legs to the back. The front face is 5”...
  24. Be absolutely sure to wear good eye protection...

    Be absolutely sure to wear good eye protection when snapping tool steel. It tends to shatter violently and can bounce and come from behind on the ricochet.
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    For me it’s a LV BU jack. Before that it was the...

    For me it’s a LV BU jack. Before that it was the #6 dreaded Bailey. Having different irons is far more important to me. One plane can do many things with a proper iron. No claim made here that it...
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