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    Evaluate the sole for twist first, which isn't...

    Evaluate the sole for twist first, which isn't always easy. The bump behind the mouth could be the least of your concerns.
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    Yes! After having read the responses in the...

    Yes! After having read the responses in the thread it's just bizarre that people would go to the lengths they go to for a cutter easily replaced. I get the mental image of wailing and the gnashing...
  3. Yep. Wake me up when less sells better than...

    Yep. Wake me up when less sells better than more. People's first reaction is to cut costs. It apparently never occurred to the PW crew to publish a magazine that no woodworker dare do without....
  4. I agree with what I think is your central...

    I agree with what I think is your central premise: how can somebody rescue a dying form by thinking less content is the answer? The answer is to put your back, heart, and soul into it and then...
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    These are designed to make available a more...

    These are designed to make available a more closed mouth to help prevent tear out, though you'll find in cap iron threads that mouth aperture is supposedly completely irrelevant to the matter.

    Be...
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    Legalities somewhat aside, anybody producing...

    Legalities somewhat aside, anybody producing detailed plans of classic furniture forms, and not expecting them to be occasionally reproduced by others for money, is completely delusional.

    Good...
  7. Steven, I haven't gotten round to subscribing so...

    Steven, I haven't gotten round to subscribing so I can't see your photos, or for some other reason cannot. If they are of rebates of course those are long grain joints and don't present the problems...
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    Sorby are fine, though remember you can tap in an...

    Sorby are fine, though remember you can tap in an old scraper or section of a wide bandsaw blade to finish the cut into the corners a la Tage Frid (though the technique obviously predates him) thus...
  9. PW doesn't seem to have a mission statement,...

    PW doesn't seem to have a mission statement, vision, or know what sort of publication it wants to be. It tends to take on the personality of the particular set of employees it has at any moment.
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  10. Mark, I've never used the Gordon plane you...

    Mark, I've never used the Gordon plane you mentioned but a Record 050 does have knives rather than the cloverleaf nickers. These can be trusted on mildly grained wood, though given that the housings...
  11. It is essential to evaluate the sole for twist. ...

    It is essential to evaluate the sole for twist. Merely rubbing the sole on a flat surface stands as much chance of making twist worse as it does fixing it. Most planes that cut poorly for no other...
  12. We almost always knife lines that will show --...

    We almost always knife lines that will show -- tenon shoulders, dovetail baselines, etc. When working a dado with a plane it pays to knife the shoulders and perhaps even chisel a little groove in...
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    A good marquetarian has not insubstantial...

    A good marquetarian has not insubstantial artistic skills. You can go pretty far with parquetry with basic drafting/layout skills.
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    Technically, geometric designs are parquetry. ...

    Technically, geometric designs are parquetry. This is marquetry:

    https://silaskopf.com/
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    The older ones are fine. Ubiquitous in...

    The older ones are fine. Ubiquitous in professional shops in England in the 60s and 70s.
  16. Knife the shoulders, emphasize them with a wide...

    Knife the shoulders, emphasize them with a wide chisel and a thump from the meaty part of your hand or a light mallet tap.

    The knives on a Record 050C are far better than the cloverleaf knickers...
  17. Very carefully or you'll get a chair that sits...

    Very carefully or you'll get a chair that sits wonky and it's not always easy to see how to trim the inside of the mortise to make the angles exactly the same (though mirror images) between the left...
  18. Angled tenons aren't all short grain, and again,...

    Angled tenons aren't all short grain, and again, chopping an angled mortise makes you shorten the back rail tenons, and this is why it's an inferior construction. The layout doesn't have to be...
  19. Given that a tiny fraction of those made survived...

    Given that a tiny fraction of those made survived you should be. Chairs in use fail at these joints inevitably. You need as much wood in the joint as you can get consistent with an aesthetic, and...
  20. Straight tenons and angled mortises unavoidably...

    Straight tenons and angled mortises unavoidably cause you to have to shorten the back rail's tenons. Straight tenons are a dodge for those challenged by the relatively simple geometry and layout,...
  21. A little too intricate to explain in a forum...

    A little too intricate to explain in a forum post, but no need because here's the gold standard:

    https://www.finewoodworking.com/2000/08/01/compound-angle-joinery

    Membership is required, but if...
  22. If FW will play its cards correctly they'll be...

    If FW will play its cards correctly they'll be the last mag standing, they almost are anyway, but I agree with others there are problems with the website. I'd love not to be asked to become a...
  23. I'm trying to imagine a scenario where a bottle...

    I'm trying to imagine a scenario where a bottle of glue would go unused for a few years, but whatever I guess. A year is unusual, heck six months should be highly unusual. A bottle every two weeks...
  24. Liquid hide glue is wonderful stuff, but its...

    Liquid hide glue is wonderful stuff, but its shelf life is one year, tops. If you're getting close, buy a new bottle of glue. Why take a chance with a four dollar bottle of glue on a project build...
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    Cut the curve out of the solid. These things...

    Cut the curve out of the solid. These things were rarely bent since you can't count on the amount of spring back. Wasteful, perhaps, but this sash was never "cheap."
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