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  1. The example you show looks nice. We're big fans...

    The example you show looks nice. We're big fans of Mission/Arts & Crafts and I've used variants on the Homestead method. I've found that as long as you approximate the process (as your attached...
  2. I love old style cut nails. They hold like G.I....

    I love old style cut nails. They hold like G.I. Joe with the Kung Fu grip.
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    Epoxy fill for cracks and voids

    For visibility, I'll also cross posted this on the finishing forum. Hoping the mods forgive...... I'll delete one if need be.

    I'm working on a piece that will need some large cracks and knotholes...
  4. I gave up on cotton for sleepwear years ago. I...

    I gave up on cotton for sleepwear years ago. I started wearing wicking materials intended for workouts and they actually keep me warmer by drawing moisture away from my skin. With cotton I'd feel all...
  5. I've known a number of guys who played in the...

    I've known a number of guys who played in the NFL. Some played long ago and some played recently. All had/have lasting physical damage.
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    A few great tips here: ...

    A few great tips here:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlnu1qXGzbI
  7. Unhappy with your team? Get in line. 471461

    Unhappy with your team? Get in line.

    471461
  8. This alignment looks pretty good to me and the...

    This alignment looks pretty good to me and the drill is in fine condition. Unless you are using bits at 1/32" or less, it shouldn't have an impact on function. There might be a small burr or bit of...
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    I found one at a local antique mall a couple...

    I found one at a local antique mall a couple weeks ago. It was like brand new but it was a later Stanley version with plastic handle and knob. I should have spent the ten bucks for it but I already...
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    Very nice!..................

    Very nice!..................
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    When I was in design school, it was recognized...

    When I was in design school, it was recognized that there are a number of joints that will never be indistinguishable. Rather trying to hide them (which was futile), we would always design in some...
  12. I think you did well Scott. It sounds like the...

    I think you did well Scott. It sounds like the adjustments you made did the trick. I had the same issues on my first set. With some tweaks they fit fine. I wish I hadn't done my first set in Oak, but...
  13. Try a paste made from distilled water and baking...

    Try a paste made from distilled water and baking soda. It should pull the funk out of the wood as it dries. Make sure you use distilled. Well/tap water will stain if it has any iron in it.
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    I just took a peek at the auction site. Some...

    I just took a peek at the auction site. Some optimistic buy it now prices on Lie Nielsen tools. Some crazy bids too.
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    Clever, but that seems like a lot of work. For...

    Clever, but that seems like a lot of work. For me, beeswax is way too soft and sticky. I've been using household paraffin for years. A one pound box will last you forever. There are multiple slabs in...
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    I’d fall and break my neck inside a week.

    I’d fall and break my neck inside a week.
  17. Thread: Chisels

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    Fine Woodworking did a comparison piece on 23...

    Fine Woodworking did a comparison piece on 23 different brands of Western and Japanese style chisels in 2008. It should be out on the interwebs. It's worth a read. It helped steer me to chisels that...
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    Really nice job. The joinery is fantastic. Looks...

    Really nice job. The joinery is fantastic. Looks like lots of chopping!
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    Wipe on finishing questions

    Greetings to all -

    For quite some time, my go to finish (after any stain or dye) has been a penetrating oil followed by wax or shellac and wax. I generally use a couple coats of Watco Danish Oil...
  20. ^^ This ^^ I use a plane to reduce wood...

    ^^ This ^^

    I use a plane to reduce wood thickness, true, flatten, and smooth. I gauge how effective the plane is by the resulting wood surface, not the shavings I'm peeling off.
  21. I usually sharpen chisels and plane irons on a...

    I usually sharpen chisels and plane irons on a fine (16K) stone prior to starting a project. Sometimes I do it while wrapping a project up so they're ready for the next job. I've been doing some...
  22. Thread: 12/31/1999

    by Rob Luter
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    Our IT guys thought Y2K was a joke. Our fiscal...

    Our IT guys thought Y2K was a joke. Our fiscal year ended in Q3 so Y2K for us happened in October. The sky didn't fall, the computers didn't crash, and our world didn't end.
  23. I like the look of these small pins. I need to...

    I like the look of these small pins. I need to give that a try.
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    I've done some hand cut dovetails and will do...

    I've done some hand cut dovetails and will do more, but the majority of my boxes either used box joints or miters and splines. I've used locking rabbet joints too. All were done on the table saw...
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    I got a set of these Irwin/Marples from when they...

    I got a set of these Irwin/Marples from when they were still made in the UK. Other than the backs needing lots of work to flatten and the bevels being on the chubby side, they sharpen up well and...
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