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  1. Thread: Chair seats

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    Jason, I do not know the name of the mill but...

    Jason,
    I do not know the name of the mill but you can search for Gregís website and contact him. I have found nice wide white pine from an Amish sawmill here in west Michigan. Thanks, Tom
  2. Thread: Chair seats

    by Tom Wiarda
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    Windsor chairmaker Greg Pennington buys trailer...

    Windsor chairmaker Greg Pennington buys trailer loads of beautiful wide, clear white pine for chair seats from a mill near Escanaba in the Upper Peninsula. That may not be far from you in northern...
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    Based on what you have seen so far how do Peterís...

    Based on what you have seen so far how do Peterís videos compare to the free ones from Curtis Buchanan?
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    There is a sale in Hastings (just southeast of...

    There is a sale in Hastings (just southeast of GR) on Saturday where someone is selling the contents of an old tool chest. Search the Tools section of Craigslist for details. Unfortunately I am going...
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    I have a spofford handle that needs new rings....

    I have a spofford handle that needs new rings. Where do you get pewter and how big a hole do you make in the card stock to pour the pewter through? How runny does it get when melted? Thanks, Tom
  6. Please count me in also. Tom

    Please count me in also. Tom
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    Please count me in also. Thanks, Tom

    Please count me in also. Thanks, Tom
  8. Sorry you are having so much trouble finding...

    Sorry you are having so much trouble finding tools. I have had good luck recently on Craigslist and at garage sales here in West Michigan. I have sold off the duplicates and the ones I do not want...
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    Please count me in for the drawing. Thanks

    Please count me in for the drawing. Thanks
  10. Please count me in. Thanks

    Please count me in. Thanks
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    Matt, I should have read your original post more...

    Matt, I should have read your original post more closely. You are building a canoe paddle and the one I built was a kayak paddle. Still, the tools and techniques are the same. I just finished...
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    Matt, where in West Mich are you? I am in...

    Matt, where in West Mich are you? I am in Rockford. I made a Greenland style paddle last year out of a piece of clear, straight-grained cedar and used mostly a drawknife, spokeshave, smooth plane and...
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    More than 30 years ago I lived in Bangladesh for...

    More than 30 years ago I lived in Bangladesh for 2 years working with a mission project. Part of my work was overseeing the construction of a hospital and other buildings. Most of the construction...
  14. That's my saw so count me in. Thanks, Tom

    That's my saw so count me in. Thanks, Tom
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    The Midwest Tool Collectors had a meeting at...

    The Midwest Tool Collectors had a meeting at Sindelars a few years ago and it is truly an amazing place. He doesn't just have one of everything. He has multiples of everything. I remember seeing a...
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    An interesting screwdriver

    A friend of mine had a brain tumor and finally died last week. He was a woodworker and used mostly power tools to make a variety of craft items. Several weeks ago his wife asked me to sort through...
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    I bought one this summer for $30 with all the...

    I bought one this summer for $30 with all the parts except the slitter depth stop. It was the 3rd day of an estate sale and they were about ready to send everything that was left to Goodwill. It...
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    Thanks for all your kind words. I don't think I...

    Thanks for all your kind words. I don't think I have ever qualified for a "You Suck" before so I feel honored. It's been a slow summer for garage sale finds. I'm still looking for that dusty panther...
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    Yes, the #45 is complete except for the slitter...

    Yes, the #45 is complete except for the slitter depth stop and a few cutters. If anyone has a spare depth stop let me know. Thanks, Tom
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    Garage Sale Finds

    I have not had much luck finding tools at garage sales lately but this week I found a Stanley 45 with almost all the parts and cutters, a Millers Falls #100 "Buck Rogers" push drill with the original...
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    Here is a leather handsaw scabbard.

    Here is a leather handsaw scabbard.
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    How does this work?

    I see these quite often at flea markets. I know it is for use with a file for jointing saw teeth prior to sharpening but I have never seen one in operation and cannot figure out how the file attaches...
  23. Please count me in. Thanks

    Please count me in. Thanks
  24. Thread: Rush seat

    by Tom Wiarda
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    Here is a chair seat I made from natural rush. I...

    Here is a chair seat I made from natural rush. I used pieces of cardboard inserted into each of the four quadrants to give it some added stuffing. It's not the most comfortable seat but it looks...
  25. I'm in too. Thanks, Tom

    I'm in too. Thanks, Tom
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