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    Point tools

    For a different take on "point" tools, I made a conventional one but I get more use from a grind I came up with maybe 8 years ago - I make this in two sizes, a 1/4" and 3/8", ground freehand from...
  2. I like the look of the beveled glass in the top. ...

    I like the look of the beveled glass in the top. It it to put items placed below on display? I can imagine putting the book I'm currently reading there.
  3. I found this on the UC Coatings web site....

    I found this on the UC Coatings web site.
    Anchorseal comes in two "flavors", the original and a newer formula Anchorseal 2. I have experience only with the original. I've read several reports from...
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    I sand most concave surfaces by hand with fine...

    I sand most concave surfaces by hand with fine paper after using curved hand scrapers to smooth. I can often start with 320, 400, or even 600 paper.
    I usually use a "soft" sanding block,...
  5. Mine favorite is simple and functional. It's my...

    Mine favorite is simple and functional. It's my favorite since we've used it daily in two houses for over 40 years, the center point of the kitchen.

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    No fancy joinery. Made from hard...
  6. Dave, The thickened Anchorseal simply goes on...

    Dave,

    The thickened Anchorseal simply goes on thicker and leaves a thicker coat of wax. This is something I've been doing for years. I especially like it for very wet wood to further slow the...
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    I knew a guy who paid his mortgage every month...

    I knew a guy who paid his mortgage every month with a credit card to accumulate frequent flier miles.

    We started accumulating frequent flyer points on two different airlines long before retirement...
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    Thanks for the recommendation - I just ordered...

    Thanks for the recommendation - I just ordered one. My wife and I are reading maniacs.
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    Excellent! Letís all quit enriching the cc...

    Excellent! Letís all quit enriching the cc companies!

    We use cards a lot but never had card debt, using a different method: pay off the balance due on every card every month on time so there is...
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    We found about 30 so far, all on or near the...

    We found about 30 so far, all on or near the ďdevelopedĒ area of our farm, none in the woods. Many were small.

    I found the biggest close to my barn. I was under the tractor changing the oil...
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    I'm trying! Last weekend my son asked if we...

    I'm trying! Last weekend my son asked if we could possibly keep the 6-year-old grandson for a couple of days - cooped up in the house in town with an older brother and two parents trying to work at...
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    You called it! Besides the normal everyday care...

    You called it! Besides the normal everyday care and feeding of 56 animals Iíve been busy with tilling and planting the garden, clearing brush and dead trees, putting in more raised beds, running...
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    My friends in vet school all have the same 1st...

    My friends in vet school all have the same 1st year assignment - to collect as many toxic plants as possible and make a book with laminated leaves, drawings, descriptions and notes on the potential...
  14. Don't know about consensus but here's an opinion....

    Don't know about consensus but here's an opinion.

    I sometimes wax the faces, depending:
    - faces of certain woods that contain both heartwood and sapwood when I know they dry at much different...
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    Probably not a problem if you don't mow or don't...

    Probably not a problem if you don't mow or don't have animals that eat grass, but a type of small blue flower that will take over here is noxious and the buttercup is worse. The buttercup plants,...
  16. Iíve never heard of sealing wood with bees wax. ...

    Iíve never heard of sealing wood with bees wax. Does it seal the better, the same, or less than paraffin?

    Could it be itís not used as much because of the high cost?

    JKJ
  17. Don't claim to know the best way. The wax will...

    Don't claim to know the best way. The wax will slow down but not stop moisture movement so even fully waxed it will still dry to EMC eventually. Removing some or all will speed up the drying. ...
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    I use a laser for precise alignment on the...

    I use a laser for precise alignment on the milling machine and sometimes the drill press: https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=2604

    But such precision on an herb...
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    Welcome to the club! Flexible supports like...

    Welcome to the club!

    Flexible supports like rubber or springs may make things worse. More mass definitely helps - my primary lathe weighs well over 700 lbs and will handle most unbalanced things...
  20. Edwin, could you be thinking of posts in a...

    Edwin, could you be thinking of posts in a similar thread? https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?290342-Any-chance-of-construction-lumber-prices-going-down-in-six-months

    JKJ
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    Thanks, those are close to the dimensions we use....

    Thanks, those are close to the dimensions we use. I was hoping to find a resource page I could pass onto others as a URL.

    I keep tub of blanks I cut for those in our club who want to make some...
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    Excellent! Very nicely done. Members of...

    Excellent! Very nicely done.

    Members of our club make those too, plus Beads of Courage boxes for kids with cancers. We actually got more than the hospital can use - a nice problem.

    BTW,...
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    Shawn, There have been other threads that...

    Shawn,

    There have been other threads that discuss tool organization. Some are hard to find since info might be buried deep within a thread. For example, a recent thread on lathe placement...
  24. You may have to upgrade from "member" to...

    You may have to upgrade from "member" to "contributor" to have access to private messages and other things. I don't remember the specifics - they changed last year I think.
    The cost is not much -...
  25. I'm planning a new building. The price of the...

    I'm planning a new building. The price of the materials doesn't concern me much compared to the work that goes into the building. It boils down to deciding what I want more, the building or the...
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