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    Many years ago it seemed every scenic national...

    Many years ago it seemed every scenic national park or tourist attraction's 'gift shop' had those slide wheels at the checkout counter.

    Not sure if he is still into this but my brother used to...
  2. My desire to get the Foley saw filer working has...

    My desire to get the Foley saw filer working has waned a bit. It seems there are not enough people who need a sharpening service to pay for what it would cost to get my unit up and running.

    jtk
  3. The actual people doing the service is a mystery...

    The actual people doing the service is a mystery to me. When asking around one of the local lumber suppliers told me about them. My interest was due to having acquired a Foley saw filer. It is still...
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    You are welcome Fred. Glenn, Jerry,...

    You are welcome Fred.





    Glenn, Jerry, Thanks for the kind words.

    When laying out dovetails my chisel sizes are always taken into consideration. The spacing between pins or tails is always...
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    Hi Fred, As posted the gauge line is often cut...

    Hi Fred, As posted the gauge line is often cut deeper using a square and knife. Then the waste is chamfered using a skew chisel. Just start at the far end of the waste and carefully work back. Having...
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    The main problem with caller ID is the calling...

    The main problem with caller ID is the calling number is often spoofed.

    The call blocking feature on my phone can only store so many numbers and it filled up quickly. One of the scammers called me...
  7. You might ask around your local lumber suppliers....

    You might ask around your local lumber suppliers. Around my area there is a professional sharpening service in Oregon. They work with a lot of lumber dealers. Once a week they pick up saws left for...
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    Poplar File Box

    Making boxes is a fundamental part of woodworking. Whether one is making a bookcase, drawers or a container for keepsakes it often is made in the form of a box.

    It was my good fortune to purchase...
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    I have found many men who have gone through a...

    I have found many men who have gone through a divorce will tend to pound their head on a table after hearing this story:

    A man and his wife are having coffee and reading the Sunday paper.
    The man...
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    That sounds like a plan. jtk

    That sounds like a plan.

    jtk
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    Two drawers at once is a good idea. This is...

    Two drawers at once is a good idea.

    This is actually to be a two layer box with a hinged top and a hinge between the layers. The inspiration came from the box for Russell Jennings auger bits.
    ...
  12. Thread: Carcass saw

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    Michael, this is an astute observation. It was...

    Michael, this is an astute observation. It was proven to me by a visit to a Lie-Nielsen Tool Event in Seattle, WA. One of the 'boutique' saw makers let me make some cuts with their saw. There was no...
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    The gauge for marking the base line on my current...

    The gauge for marking the base line on my current project was made to be about 1/16" greater than the thickness of the stock to produce proud tails & pins:

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    This is how a corner looks...
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    That would be like having a kerf starter at the...

    That would be like having a kerf starter at the end of the saw.

    Maybe that is what the nib on the back of saws was meant to be.

    jtk
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    When they are "too tight to assemble" a fine...

    When they are "too tight to assemble" a fine toothed rasp works great on reducing the pins. This is based on my cutting tails first. Adjusting the tails is done before marking the pin board. After...
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    Some will cut a notch with a knife next to their...

    Some will cut a notch with a knife next to their knife line, pencil line or chalk line.

    Others will use the heel of their hand agains the lower horn to lightly lift the saw through the starting...
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    It may be the space to fit a router isn't as wide...

    It may be the space to fit a router isn't as wide as the base of the router to fit. There may be a special slotting bit that could work with the router held horizontally.

    The other problem with a...
  18. Thread: Baby Anvil

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    An anvil is a handy piece to have in the shop....

    An anvil is a handy piece to have in the shop. Mine is just a piece of track that has been machined:

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    Neither of our anvils has a hardy (hardie) hole. For serious anvil work a hardy hole...
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    Jason's images show a common phenomenon. The last...

    Jason's images show a common phenomenon. The last set of dovetails always seem to look much better than the first. That has me cutting the back dovetails for drawers first.

    For my latest project a...
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    Wild Life Photography

    The 2020 winners of the year > https://www.dw.com/en/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2020-winners-announced/g-55252908 <

    Some great photos if you like wild life.

    jtk
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    Tim, my aging eyes must be deceiving me. It...

    Tim, my aging eyes must be deceiving me. It appears your pins and tails are actually not as tall as the thickness of your stock.

    One condition to possibly cause a tail board from not fully seating...
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    This sounds like your countertop may already be...

    This sounds like your countertop may already be in place. To me this might be the reason for not wanting to use a router.

    If you search > drawer grooving planes < you will see some planes that...
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    That would be a rather aggressive saw, possibly...

    That would be a rather aggressive saw, possibly difficult to get started for someone less experienced at sawing.

    Go to > http://www.vintagesaws.com/library/library.html < Read the "Saw Filing--A...
  24. What is an inshave? jtk

    What is an inshave?

    jtk
  25. Thread: Carcass saw

    by Jim Koepke
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    If nothing else the bigger teeth make it easier...

    If nothing else the bigger teeth make it easier to see your mistakes.

    jtk
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