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  1. I don't believe there is any legal requirement,...

    I don't believe there is any legal requirement, though any type of safety certification may serve as a legal liability shield. I have read that some retailers require a UL certification, or a letter...
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    The Veritas tenon saws (sold at leevalley.com)...

    The Veritas tenon saws (sold at leevalley.com) are probably your best value for a decent new western-style tenon saw. You can spend (and get) more (Bad Axe saws are wonderful), but the Veritas saws...
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    It's beautiful. The FWW piece must be really...

    It's beautiful. The FWW piece must be really something if it is truly "much more elegant."
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    What, exactly, is patina?

    I have a mix of tools--some new, some old. I feel like every time I turn around, my shiny new Lie-Nielsen #7 has a spot of rust on it somewhere, despite my best efforts. Contrast this with my...
  5. I'm sure the Lie-Nielsen is quite capable. I...

    I'm sure the Lie-Nielsen is quite capable. I have the LV, and while the second handle hasn't bothered me at all, it wouldn't be hard to remove it, and install it only when I actually wanted to skew...
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    Pin knots and mineral streaking are normal for...

    Pin knots and mineral streaking are normal for cherry, and I believe are explicitly allowed by the grading standards for the species (unlike in many other species). In my experience, the mineral...
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    Do you mean a norris-style adjuster?

    Do you mean a norris-style adjuster?
  8. You can use shooting boards or similar tools to...

    You can use shooting boards or similar tools to achieve squareness, but I generally don't unless the piece I'm working with is very thin. Instead, I check to see how the board is out of square, and...
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    Most saws have set, which may be what you...

    Most saws have set, which may be what you describe--teeth are slightly bent in alternating directions all along the saw. If a saw does not have any set, usually it will bind fairly easily in any...
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    I can't speak to why, but I can say from...

    I can't speak to why, but I can say from experience that the titanium-headed framing hammers drive nails a good bit faster than the more traditional steel-headed versions. A nail that required four...
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    A tenon saw is a type of backsaw. The name comes...

    A tenon saw is a type of backsaw. The name comes from their intended purpose--they are mostly intended for sawing the cheeks of tenons. Depending on the size of the tenon (width & depth), that can...
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    I'm going to cheat and pick two. 1) A Stanley...

    I'm going to cheat and pick two.

    1) A Stanley #5 jack plane. Absolutely nothing special about it, except that it belonged to my grandfather, and getting it made rough planing jobs go from being...
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    TOC means table of contents.

    TOC means table of contents.
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    You might be able to pull off the look using...

    You might be able to pull off the look using veneer.

    Another option would be to just miter the shoulder of the joint, a la the Schwarz's monticello book boxes. Here's a link to a video:
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  15. Does it require flattening? Have you sharpened...

    Does it require flattening? Have you sharpened up the blade and tried it out on some wood? If it works well (is able to remove a shaving of a thickness you want to remove with a jack plane), why...
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    Fishtail chisel size

    Santa was kind to me, and gave me a gift certificate sufficient for one of the fishtail chisels from Lie-Nielsen. That leaves with the choice of size (3/8", 1/2", 5/8") and handle length (standard...
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    It depends on how your bench top is constructed. ...

    It depends on how your bench top is constructed. If it's some flat boards and you need dog holes in the middle of one board, drilling a hole and squaring it off may be your best option. I made mine...
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    I started with a shop taking up half the second...

    I started with a shop taking up half the second bedroom in a 40-year-old condo in Chicago; power tools were simply not an option. A couple years later, I've now got the space for some power tools,...
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    I imagine your 1/8" pilot is a twist bit of some...

    I imagine your 1/8" pilot is a twist bit of some variety? I would use the eggbeater with that one, and the brace & bit with the forstner. But I agree with the others--counterbore, then drill your...
  20. 1) A No 7 is normally a bevel-down plane, which...

    1) A No 7 is normally a bevel-down plane, which means the bevel angle is not as critical; no matter what bevel angle you use, you'll still have the same cutting angle. But, you said your blade is A2...
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    It's not a totally new design, though I do think...

    It's not a totally new design, though I do think it's a less common design for a plane. They're called Razee planes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razee_Plane
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    You can see a wagon vise at the start of the...

    You can see a wagon vise at the start of the video Jameel posted in this thread: http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=95995
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    Excellent. Thank you very much, gentlemen.

    Excellent. Thank you very much, gentlemen.
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    Saws with thumbholes

    I've been recently looking at rip saws on ebay and have run across a fair number of them that have two holes in the handle--one that looks like the normal spot where your fingers go, and a thumbhole...
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    Actually, it's a little more confusing than...

    Actually, it's a little more confusing than that--there are but 12 troy ounces in a troy pound, and 16 arvoirdupois ounces in an arvoirdupois pound. So the (arvoirdupois) pound of feathers is...
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