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    Skill building soap dish

    I got tired of tossing my attempts to saw to the line into the woodstove. I upped the ante a bit by making some soap dishes that are hanging around to remind me of past transgressions.

    I think...
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    Here are three. The slick is new to me in...

    Here are three.

    The slick is new to me in the last few days. In one of the recent chisel threads a guy was chopping mortises, and then re grinding his bevel to a paring angle, doing his paring,...
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    Late to the party, but I just made a round nose...

    Late to the party, but I just made a round nose chisel right before I left for vacation. I picked up a 3/4" with a serious nick in one corner and rounded the nose for paring. Like a timber slick,...
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    Lots of good advice already. I don't disagree...

    Lots of good advice already. I don't disagree with any of it. I do guess Ken Hatch must be out on the golf course or at the beach this week--- I just got back from Hawaii myself.

    The thing Ken...
  5. I have only one, a NIB 1/2 inch LN bevel edge....

    I have only one, a NIB 1/2 inch LN bevel edge. Reasonable offer plus $15USPS shipping with tracking number. It is just taking up space here.


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    Can't get to youtube from behind my of office's...

    Can't get to youtube from behind my of office's firewall server. I did build a wooden box for my one oilstone, with a sliding lid. I have to take the stone out of the box to use the stone, but the...
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    Just a couple little things now that the heavy...

    Just a couple little things now that the heavy weights have checked in. For reference, I am using DMT plates at 300-600-1200 and 4000, with some leather strops and flat boards with buffing compound...
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    Estimated cost to ship a saw or two back to the...

    Estimated cost to ship a saw or two back to the mainland?
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    I have never BBQd with European Beech. A few...

    I have never BBQd with European Beech. A few lumps of American Beech in the charcoal is pretty tasty on beef, nice change of pace from hickory. I think the malt for Rauchbeer is smoked on Euro...
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    I agree with all the above. I have one blade for...

    I agree with all the above. I have one blade for my scrub cambered at 3" radius. It leaves a washboard but it chews through spruce and fir like a locomotive. 1.5mm of twist in the sole on mine...
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    If you made your top 8 inches thick how wide...

    If you made your top 8 inches thick how wide would it be? Just asking. With beech 4" thick and two meters long is likely very satisfactory, but I am not investing this kind of time into benches...
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    That is a beauty.

    That is a beauty.
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    I found it in the same reference as above, on...

    I found it in the same reference as above, on page 43 he calls for three inches. I bet it depends on your foot size and how heavy a boot you wear, but he does mention on pp43 for planing crossgrain...
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    I found the reference I had alluded to earlier. ...

    I found the reference I had alluded to earlier. It is Chris Schwarz's _The workbench design book_ (c 2010).

    Only reviewer's of the book are allowed to quote brief passages without written...
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    My current is 4" off the floor, too high to hook...

    My current is 4" off the floor, too high to hook my toes under. I read somewhere having the bottom face of the stretcher about three inches off the floor lets you hook your toes under it when...
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    Jason, you have reached paralysis by analysis. I...

    Jason, you have reached paralysis by analysis. I fully agree with both Davids and Anuj above.

    I would suggest you take a 2x4 scrap maybe 16" long and your number four plane to your local...
  17. Is there a "like" button on the horizon?

    i would find it especially useful in the workbench threads in the neanderthal play ground... agree with this one, agree with this one, and have just a couple items to add as food for thought.

    just...
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    well that's a clever thing. Cool.

    well that's a clever thing. Cool.
  19. Gauging Interest, birch plane blanks

    Briefly I am the crew chief for my church's BBQ team. We served 700 plates of food in 2019 and are looking to serve 2000 plates in 2020. We are spending a LOT of money on charcoal and are actively...
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    I have a pair of different colored 24" levels...

    I have a pair of different colored 24" levels that are working for me for now. Are these also known as winding sticks?
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    Ken, you earned it. I am personally at my shop...

    Ken, you earned it. I am personally at my shop nervous about any knock down bench because my climate is so extreme and I am fooling with 4x4 and up most of the time. The MT joints on my bench...
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    My bench top moved seasonally. I built in...

    My bench top moved seasonally. I built in January 2019 from home store construction lumber. It was flat in February. In July 2019 it was crowned. I took part of the crown off in July, but I...
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    I agree with everything posted so far but don't...

    I agree with everything posted so far but don't need to rehash it. I don't see a post from Ken Hatch in here yet, he is very knowledgeable.

    What wood working do you want to do? If you want to...
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    I like Marinus' idea in post #27

    I like Marinus' idea in post #27
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    I don't have any pieces that big to try. The one...

    I don't have any pieces that big to try. The one growing in my yard is giving up excellent BBQ wood. At my wife's urging I ran a sliced potato through the smoker on charcoal ad lilac with just...
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