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    Nicholas is right. Our Hand tools totally rely on...

    Nicholas is right. Our Hand tools totally rely on sharpening for the most part, that is inseparable. The people that do it are here, so proudly ask your question......
    Not saying we don’t need a...
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    Tom, a good solid work surface. An end vise is...

    Tom, a good solid work surface. An end vise is great idea, there is one being given away on the classifieds for the cost of postage in the USA, right now!!
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    If the strips are just secured with just one...

    If the strips are just secured with just one stylish rivet in the middle of the board at the ribs it will let it move across the grain. The strips would need tapered overlap on the edges to allow for...
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    Patrick, I donít know what your humidity changes...

    Patrick, I donít know what your humidity changes annually are but mine go from 7% in the winter to 97% in the summer. I applied 3 coats of BLO smoking hot with tongs and wire wool all over every...
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    Scott, epoxy holds up just fine for regular...

    Scott, epoxy holds up just fine for regular joints, often stronger than wood glue. Your 1/2Ē joint is a concern as the leverage of a leg against such a joint is huge. Whatever your glue it could...
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    Lovely couple of additions to the bench, nothing...

    Lovely couple of additions to the bench, nothing like using tools you made for yourself!
  7. this is excellent advise!

    this is excellent advise!
  8. It is just a matter of taking up the slack...

    It is just a matter of taking up the slack between the divider edge and the carcass. This stops the side of the carcass from being pushed in. The peg might not seem like much but when there is a...
  9. Yes the front square mortice locks the drawer...

    Yes the front square mortice locks the drawer shelves in place because they are not all the way to the back. Given that the dadoes and joints are just knock together, no glue on them, there is no...
  10. Anuj, your double cut method relies on the width...

    Anuj, your double cut method relies on the width of the second cut removing some of the error from the first cut, which it will, it could be repeated as required. For real wood however the edge...
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    I doubt anyone will notice the sequential drawer...

    I doubt anyone will notice the sequential drawer bottoms as they all look so unique now they are cut. The drawer fronts are clearly more substantial than the rest of the drawer, this makes them front...
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    Bizarre that the hinges are not identical,...

    Bizarre that the hinges are not identical, definitely something to keep in mind. I may be making one of these tables very soon so I love all these little details!
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    If they high enough the brick and sign curves...

    If they high enough the brick and sign curves could blend but with a gap, how would that be?
  14. Lovely bench Tom, no small task. Like you I...

    Lovely bench Tom, no small task. Like you I favour the (Tage Frid, James Krenov, Frank Klausz) Danish style bench that the Danes built for the Swedes. That was implanted at 14 in my case.

    I agree...
  15. Erich, if you lost 1/2Ē clearly you are taking...

    Erich, if you lost 1/2Ē clearly you are taking off too much wood and not tuning the edge. Use a shorter plane to tune the high spots, start in the middle of the board and work outwards, left, right,...
  16. Erich, the problem with planing in pairs is...

    Erich, the problem with planing in pairs is variations in grain produce variations that are doubled when the edges are brought together. A low spot becomes twice as low. If the edge is a little...
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    I have thought I might like a router plane but...

    I have thought I might like a router plane but have always found a work around, wide chisel to set hinges, just extend a shoulder plane blade etc. Never imagine making an accurate groove with one. It...
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    First I would try a rust remover with fine wire...

    First I would try a rust remover with fine wire wool on non painted surfaces. If you have to flatten the bottoms tape a large sheet of sand paper to a flat granite surface and do a figure of 8. Wipe...
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    I donít see it in the classifieds! What gives!

    I donít see it in the classifieds! What gives!
  20. Worth having a spare blade or two to do that in...

    Worth having a spare blade or two to do that in Australia with all those wonderful hardwoods you get.
    Lovely wooden plane collection Stewie and a nice flat bench to use them on!
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    Seen a lot of those tables without extra...

    Seen a lot of those tables without extra supports, seem to work just fine.
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    Quite right Jim, I am also a member of the flat...

    Quite right Jim, I am also a member of the flat bevel society, the leather hone is the only secondary bevel.

    We can rejoice in diamond plates! They save us from all the grunt work. Our...
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    We all love to use the best tools made for the...

    We all love to use the best tools made for the purpose. We believe it will bring out the master craftsman lurking within! The money spent may never be justified by the use of the tool, instead the...
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    Bill, if you paid 5 times more you would think...

    Bill, if you paid 5 times more you would think that was a great plane. Sometimes Iím using my Clifton thinking what great shavings, then I get out my cheap Stanley #4 and produce the same shavings....
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    Rob I have to agree with you, very expensive...

    Rob I have to agree with you, very expensive solution looking for a problem. I looked at their bench vise this morning. The mounting worried me, only six screws, the usable bench thickness limited to...
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