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    I attach my dust hose to the regular port on my...

    I attach my dust hose to the regular port on my Rikon and it works pretty well.
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    The handle on this chisel hammer is soft maple...

    The handle on this chisel hammer is soft maple with India ink and a coat of clear semi gloss poly spray. It looks quite a bit like ebony.
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    Is this still available?

    Is this still available?
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    No hole in the toe to hang on a nail? I’ll have...

    No hole in the toe to hang on a nail? I’ll have to pass :D

    Good luck with the sale. She’s a big girl but very pretty!
  5. Sort of like the Woodpeckers DelVe Square with a...

    Sort of like the Woodpeckers DelVe Square with a few less features and much less expensive.
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    These pics bring back memories. In about 1940 my...

    These pics bring back memories. In about 1940 my grandparents purchased a bed and dresser for my mother. It was maple and a Shaker style with turned apple drawer pulls. Over the years I used it as a...
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    I got one from the local TV station a few years...

    I got one from the local TV station a few years ago. I got tired of it going off in the middle of the night telling me it was going to rain or snow. We have storm sirens that work very well where I...
  8. Welcome Davis. Lots of good folks here. For every...

    Welcome Davis. Lots of good folks here. For every question you ask you’ll get 10 opinions. The good news is 20 of those are generally pretty good advice.
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    I started out with a batch of antique backsaws....

    I started out with a batch of antique backsaws. Fine saws from yesteryear that I purchased and refurbished. Some were tapered but most were straight. Once resharpened they worked well for general...
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    Many great suggestions here. I'll add Rob Cosman....

    Many great suggestions here. I'll add Rob Cosman. I've learned some good things from his vids. Lots of sharpening and tool setup content. I'll second the Paul Sellers suggestion. Take a look at Fine...
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    They run perpendicular to the top grain but...

    They run perpendicular to the top grain but parallel with the QS grain of the legs. When they were flush cut they essentially disappeared. If you look close at the shot below (this was during the...
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    Thanks. It's pretty stout, I think it would hold...

    Thanks. It's pretty stout, I think it would hold up a car.
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    Stool from Scraps

    I had some leftover offcuts that were just enough to make a little A&C step stool. Its' roughly 12' x 18' and about 10" high. The legs are mortised into the top and each has double wedges. The...
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    That's much more robust than the window glass I...

    That's much more robust than the window glass I deal with.
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    ^^ This^^ The laser melts the glass surface,...

    ^^ This^^

    The laser melts the glass surface, but melt or fracture, it's still not recommended post tempering. All marking, etching, etc needs to take place pre tempering.


    While tempering does...
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    I'm the guy in our company that writes those...

    I'm the guy in our company that writes those letters, and no I wouldn't write that letter. My letter would say that the glazing was produced in accordance with CPSC 16 CFR1201 Cat II, ANSI Z97.1...
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    Engraving will not "degrade" the glass or make it...

    Engraving will not "degrade" the glass or make it less safe. It can make it more prone to spontaneous breakage depending on when it's done. My workplace produces many millions of square feet of...
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    Just cleaned out my inbox.

    Just cleaned out my inbox.
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    I'm told that a Stanley #53 and #54 are both good...

    I'm told that a Stanley #53 and #54 are both good for that, with adjustable mouths and all, but I've never had great luck with them. I'm on my second set (shown below with Kunz cutters) and they are...
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    They are pretty tough to see. They're cut from...

    They are pretty tough to see. They're cut from similarly grained wood, and they just disappeared. If you look close you can see them in this shot (mid finishing process). Each of the legs has a tenon...
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    We have the same situation in Northern Indiana....

    We have the same situation in Northern Indiana. Low inventory and high demand. A friend is looking for a place and at every showing the seller's agent tells them there are already multiple offers and...
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    Yup. That's what I get when I use the reddish...

    Yup. That's what I get when I use the reddish brown dye. It's a great look.
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    Yikes. A wine hangover is the worst. I friend...

    Yikes. A wine hangover is the worst. I friend once said of a wine hangover "You wake up and are afraid you're going to die. In an hour or so you're afraid you're not going to."
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    My mother and her friends couldn’t get...

    My mother and her friends couldn’t get coronavirus vaccine appointments, so they turned to a stranger for help. He’s 13. is the link.
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    Homestead Mission Finish Process

    I'm working on a little stool using scrap QSWO and using the Homestead process for finishing. I've used this a number of times and it really works well. For those considering trying it out but still...
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