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    Nice looking box, Rob. I agree the design is...

    Nice looking box, Rob. I agree the design is sublime. And good on you for keeping a project going in summer.

    LV shooting plane? I love mine...
  2. Derek, Congratulations and well-deserved! And...

    Derek,

    Congratulations and well-deserved! And will be curious to see the new bench you build for that vise :)

    And thank you for sharing Martin's boxes. There is a remarkable video on Suda...
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    Pete, thanks for posting. Flyfishing and...

    Pete, thanks for posting. Flyfishing and woodworking seem to go together, and a bamboo rod is definitely the neander fly rod :) Good on you for going full monty!

    Best,
    Chris
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    Thanks Ken. And, yes, I'll post on the new digs...

    Thanks Ken. And, yes, I'll post on the new digs after cleaning the paint from under my fingernails :)
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    Cutting dovetails for the carcass was pretty...

    Cutting dovetails for the carcass was pretty standard, with the twist of a guide block for the mitered corners. Blue tape and Derek's tutorial were invaluable.

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    I'm getting better,...
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    Thanks Dan. I haven't decided yet. I may make...

    Thanks Dan. I haven't decided yet. I may make some pulls or go with something brass.
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    Skip from last November to last February when I...

    Skip from last November to last February when I cut the tails...

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    And March when I cut the dados for the drawer dividers in the case sides:

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    The dadoes included misadventures...
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    Don, Good looking chest and very glad to hear...

    Don,

    Good looking chest and very glad to hear you find it to be well designed. What did you decide to use for pulls?

    Best,
    Chris
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    Ken, And I thought this post was going to...

    Ken,

    And I thought this post was going to announce your new project to supply SMC'ers with new benches since you can't seem to stop making them :)

    Best,
    Chris
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    Hi Tom, I agree with Patrick that it is one or...

    Hi Tom,

    I agree with Patrick that it is one or the other (imbalanced wheels or bad bearings). The (imperfect) way to balance the wheels is to put a mark on both and then rotate one 1/4 turn in...
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    I have a half speed grinder that was sold by...

    I have a half speed grinder that was sold by woodcraft about ten years ago. Has two white wheels, which have worked fine with improvised tool rests. One note is that performance improved...
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    Great looking box and your hand tool set up is a...

    Great looking box and your hand tool set up is a great reminder that simple tools and space can produce beautiful work (as much fun as fancy benches can be)!

    Best,
    Chris
  13. Hi Malcolm, Congrats on the early retirement...

    Hi Malcolm,

    Congrats on the early retirement and great work on the doors. I laughed out loud when I first read your post, imagining that bandsaw in your shop. And nothing else! Keep up the...
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    Thanks Ken. Stock prep ended in March...

    Thanks Ken.

    Stock prep ended in March 2018...After moving to the new shop and getting through a few other house-related projects, I got back to this project in November. I decided to prep the...
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    Stock prep in the old shop: the birch logs,...

    Stock prep in the old shop: the birch logs, selecting walnut boards, and resawn birch (done on the bandsaw)
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    And all the stock cut, just prior to closing up for the move...
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    NBSS Tool Chest Build

    Hello all,

    I'm currently in the middle of a shop renovation and have not had any real quality shop time in months. Let's just say that 'drywall' is a four letter word right now...

    More than a...
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    Derek, Thanks for the clarification and I...

    Derek,

    Thanks for the clarification and I agree the bead is a nice touch.

    Best,
    Chris
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    Hi Derek, I like your choice of colors for the...

    Hi Derek,

    I like your choice of colors for the drawer fronts-a well-balanced tension between symmetry of the openings and asymmetry of the tones.

    I'm curious about the drawer slips and can't...
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    Ah, yes, I do now. Starting to feel like a Zen koan...
  20. Hi all, OK, i'm sucked in :) Here's my...

    Hi all,

    OK, i'm sucked in :) Here's my guess... it looks to me like the dado and trimmed pegs near the front keep the drawer dividers locked in place and aligned with the front of the case...
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    Hi Ken, Also very sorry to hear of the loss of...

    Hi Ken,

    Also very sorry to hear of the loss of Sam. :(

    Best,
    Chris
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    Looks great! Cherry is a favorite of mine and I...

    Looks great! Cherry is a favorite of mine and I like the clean lines. Glad to hear you enjoyed the combo plane- Iím looking forward to getting mine back out after I finish drywalling and painting...
  23. Looks great with the dividers and will look...

    Looks great with the dividers and will look forward to seeing the completed piece. I agree you should place well.

    Best,
    Chris
  24. What fun! The legs give it a lively and playful...

    What fun! The legs give it a lively and playful energy and strong connection to mid-century roots.

    Best,
    Chris
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    Hi Thomas, I separate the lid using my...

    Hi Thomas,

    I separate the lid using my bandsaw, splitting between two dovetail tails.

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