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  1. Yes, it is 4"X10-1/2"X7'. A fun dance moving it...

    Yes, it is 4"X10-1/2"X7'. A fun dance moving it around the shop.

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    All it needs is a check to make sure there isn't...

    All it needs is a check to make sure there isn't a burr to impede shavings. Give it a few strokes on a stropp and it should be good to go.

    jtk
  3. Thread: Somedays…

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    It changes from year to year. Here is one from...

    It changes from year to year. Here is one from 2012 and a month earlier:

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    This year had a warmer winter and many things are already starting to bud.

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  4. My current bench is only five feet long. It isn't...

    My current bench is only five feet long. It isn't too difficult to edge plane an eight foot long board. Face planing such when it is one by pine is a different story.

    Thicker pieces are not so...
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    After some more sawing and a lot of chisel work...

    After some more sawing and a lot of chisel work the vise mounting mortise was finished:

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    Yesterday some time was spent working on the apron:

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    This is the surface that will be...
  6. My opinion which isn't original, work with what...

    My opinion which isn't original, work with what you have.

    My only reason for going with a different solution is if your work requires a longer bench.

    My quest toward building a bench has been...
  7. Thread: Somedays…

    by Jim Koepke
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    Somedays…

    A smile comes from just looking up my driveway:

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    One of my favorite things is a little foggy haze in the morning.

    A great way to a fresh view on the day.

    jtk
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    The active area of my chip breakers are usually...

    The active area of my chip breakers are usually polished on a fine stone. This is followed by an application of the wax du jour.

    Resistance encountered when planing is caused by a combination of...
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    There may be a delete option when you edit a...

    There may be a delete option when you edit a post. You could delete the text and leave a note that it was in error. Finally a note to one or the admins or moderators would likely get it done.

    Your...
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    If you can work with the back bevel until it is...

    If you can work with the back bevel until it is gone that may be the way to go. Otherwise you may just have to bite the bullet and say goodbye to a couple mm of metal.

    This post seems to be...
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    The only guidelines to my knowledge is to go with...

    The only guidelines to my knowledge is to go with your experience and if something isn't working, make an adjustment.



    This is was likely the cause of your extra resistance and the creation of...
  12. That would have likely worked on our cat that...

    That would have likely worked on our cat that came in with some nasty cuts left by an unknown assailant. SWMBO decided he needed to go to the animal clinic.

    jtk
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    It has been awhile for me to add anything to this...

    It has been awhile for me to add anything to this project. Hopefully a deal more can be done before most of my time has to be directed to other projects around the property needing to be done.

    One...
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    That is a wise comment from a three year old. ...

    That is a wise comment from a three year old.

    My way of looking at it is true patience does not take notice of time's passage. It is the failing of patience bringing my wallet out, often too...
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    Different minds work in different ways. For me...

    Different minds work in different ways. For me RPN would often end up with an error due to forgetting to hit the enter key or hitting an operand key before inputting the next part of the equation.
    ...
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    Poll: We go in to town usually at most a couple times a...

    We go in to town usually at most a couple times a week. If more cases start showing up in our area, we may load up the fridge and freezer and stay home more.

    jtk
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    All the high spots on the floor of the dado need...

    All the high spots on the floor of the dado need to be on the same plane. Some tear out below that surface will not matter.

    Depending on where you live it might be easy to find a used dado plane...
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    Jim and Doug, the simplest ways for either of...

    Jim and Doug, the simplest ways for either of these is at the top of the text window:

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    The icon of the world with a chain link allows you to embed a link to an image.

    The little window...
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    Howdy Aiden and welcome to the Creek. It would...

    Howdy Aiden and welcome to the Creek.

    It would help if you could post images. It would only cost you $6 a year to post and view images.

    One of my saws has a crown on the medallion. It may have...
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    If you ever try to salvage wood from pallets you...

    If you ever try to salvage wood from pallets you will see what oak can do to iron nails.

    My projects for out door use are made with brass screws. They hold up better than coated or galvanized...
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    It has been a long time since my last chisel...

    It has been a long time since my last chisel flattening. Usually in the shop my music is playing from my iPod through the radio. It is a pretty eclectic mix.

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    The light is reflecting off...
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    Most computers are able to synch with the NIST >...

    Most computers are able to synch with the NIST > https://www.time.gov

    If your computer is synched, it could be SMC's isn't. There might be other factors involved.

    My machine is linked.

    After...
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    A friend once told me the common snail in...

    A friend once told me the common snail in Northern California were actually an invasive species brought in by an immigrant who raised them for their culinary properties. Of course there were escapees...
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    You bring up good points about tannin in wood. My...

    You bring up good points about tannin in wood. My first thought was the tannin in oak would be bad for the metal. It surprises me that ash also contains tannin.

    Maybe it is time to do some...
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    Those were handy during my days as a telephone...

    Those were handy during my days as a telephone installer. These days my preference is a Millers Falls eggbeater.

    There are three different models of those in a drawer:

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    One of them...
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