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    Start with a 45 cut on the table saw then go to...

    Start with a 45 cut on the table saw then go to the hand planes.
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    Do you have your feed arrow pointing the wrong...

    Do you have your feed arrow pointing the wrong way?
  3. I like the tuning fork tool but have an...

    I like the tuning fork tool but have an improvement to suggest. Say the hole is 3/4", make the tool with 3/4" x 1/8" flat metal. File or grind a little as needed to fit into the hole. Bend it into a...
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    Hi Andrew Those bolts on the inside look like a...

    Hi Andrew
    Those bolts on the inside look like a hazard to the hands when digging in the dirt
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    Rod Those are great. No doubt the concrete patio...

    Rod
    Those are great. No doubt the concrete patio stones look much better than wood after a couple of years. To place them on concrete would require a bottom frame but that shouldn't be hard to come...
  6. Hi Roger Tables, chairs, stools etc get some...

    Hi Roger
    Tables, chairs, stools etc get some abuse. One dining table I built failed when the owner and his girlfriend.....well they were not injured. Your concern about supporting a 120 pound top...
  7. Alan said "The sled is simply a board that is...

    Alan said "The sled is simply a board that is very flat while you are gluing on the stock. It can be a strip of MDF on any flat surface, such as a tablesaw or workbench. A torsion box is not needed."...
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    Dan I agree with you that a shoulder vice is a...

    Dan I agree with you that a shoulder vice is a big intrusion into the shop. I would not go that way. I have a big end vice that lets me plane pieces up to about 6 ft in length. My first version was...
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    Yes, nail (or tape) a straight board on top and...

    Yes, nail (or tape) a straight board on top and run it thru the saw. This also helps with the unflatness issue and doesn't commit you to storing a dedicated jig.
  10. Why they don't line up, if you did not mix up the...

    Why they don't line up, if you did not mix up the drawers then you did not work accurately enough.

    I still like the wood supports under the guides. It is quick and low risk. You can do it as a...
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    If the leg breaks again it could hurt someone,...

    If the leg breaks again it could hurt someone, possibly badly. That leg was made with defective wood. The grain is all wrong. A new leg is needed and a careful examination of the others is in order.
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    Went to a country (I will not name), to work for...

    Went to a country (I will not name), to work for a week. Had to stay a month. Found laundry soap packaged so it would sell for less than the ever popular liter of beer.
  13. Thread: Pecan

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    Had a Hickory log from upstate New York sawn,...

    Had a Hickory log from upstate New York sawn, dried it in my garage with some Maple. All went well with no bugs and no end checking (a few coats of house paint on the ends). But the Hickory is really...
  14. Thread: Priming OSB

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    I used a few sheets of OSB to build storage...

    I used a few sheets of OSB to build storage cabinets and wanted them to look better. Filled the OSB with a few coats of paint and they still look good after 30 years in the garage. Got the paint free...
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    Mel Can you say a little more about canvas...

    Mel
    Can you say a little more about canvas covered decking? Is it suitable in northern climates, how much maintenance is required?
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    I'm guessing horse fence is not camel rated

    I'm guessing horse fence is not camel rated
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    Thanks Alan for the summary

    Thanks Alan for the summary
  18. General Metalworking Jerry You offer some very good info here. You...

    Jerry
    You offer some very good info here. You should repost it to the meander forum.
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    Walnut is a good choice but it does fade from...

    Walnut is a good choice but it does fade from moderately brown to pale brown even in the shade. Onto the bare wood I wipe on a coat of Minwax Special Walnut for a rich and permanent brown.
  20. Jamie is right about no floor being flat, this...

    Jamie is right about no floor being flat, this bench will probably not make good contact under the legs, which is where you want it. If you are going to fix it to a wall it will be nice and...
  21. Lots of opportunity to affect the piece with your...

    Lots of opportunity to affect the piece with your treatment of the front edge of the case.
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    A tray underneath that has a water level above...

    A tray underneath that has a water level above the bottom of the wheel instead of a drip can will wet the wheel and rinse it, but it must be removed or lowered when not in use. Many of these old...
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    Neander's first tool

    Not counting the stick and the rock which were already lying around, I propose one that is humble yet still essential 'the bowl'
  24. Stewie Stewie Stewie For the most part the old...

    Stewie Stewie Stewie
    For the most part the old ways are gone and not coming back. At least in the US we have a rich rural history of self reliance and what we are about is indeed reliant on what we...
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    Practice, practice practice. Your first dovetail...

    Practice, practice practice. Your first dovetail will look like your first dovetail. If that's the case here, you did pretty well.
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