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    That looks great. If you try to picture the table...

    That looks great. If you try to picture the table in its previous form the story is told. Elegant in that place in the current form. Well done with redesign Derek.
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    Dramatic improvement on that piece. How did you...

    Dramatic improvement on that piece. How did you treat the lower inside of the drawer face (the pull).
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    Great work Derek. I really don’t care for pulls...

    Great work Derek. I really don’t care for pulls on anything. Your solution is very good. I also like your shooting board, seen it before in your posts. Had to laugh a bit at the photo. When you do a...
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    First class Derek. Re-making from not much is far...

    First class Derek. Re-making from not much is far more difficult than making original. Coming up with something that looks great is a task for a master. I’m interested in your drawer construction and...
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    Beauties Ron. The ebony against the brass and the...

    Beauties Ron. The ebony against the brass and the plate is striking in contrast. I have always liked your details.
    Jim
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    Chris if you feel you need full size drawings to...

    Chris if you feel you need full size drawings to work than definitely do that. Sometimes even cardboard mock ups will work so you can stand back and take a look at curves and sizes of features. There...
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    Derek you obviously know I was poking at you a...

    Derek you obviously know I was poking at you a bit. There is always a kind of feeling of wood working the way you want it to with the least effort. There is a place for all of the plane types....
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    Bob , very good of you to post your last one. I...

    Bob , very good of you to post your last one. I donít know what that stuff is they coat things with and others besides Narex use it. It is indeed some tough stuff. I tried acetone, lacquer thinner...
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    Hi Randy This subject came up a while back. I...

    Hi Randy This subject came up a while back. I didnít have an answer so I went and weighed my most often used hammers and mallets. To my surprise all were about the same weight and handle length. That...
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    Your a hoot Derek. Some philosophical hogwash...

    Your a hoot Derek. Some philosophical hogwash about James Krenov spirit and lesser experienced woodworkers. The feel of the wood and connection to it. All the while pushing a plane with the chip...
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    Happy that you were able to use it. I had never...

    Happy that you were able to use it. I had never tried to test it myself. I always just used it when needed. After I posted the last photos I did more destructive testing. I drove a 1Ē chisel into...
  12. Hi Ken, I own many marking gauges. Some wheeled...

    Hi Ken, I own many marking gauges. Some wheeled some pin type. The one your looking at seems to be okay. Looks similar in function to the Titemark. Of the wheel type gauges I like the Veritas mortise...
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    Thanks Jim. I thought that this was a very widely...

    Thanks Jim. I thought that this was a very widely used technique. I guess thatís not true. Iíve done it since I started learning as a kid about 60 years ago. I use it a lot especially on smaller...
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    HHG works well. I have used PVA and liquid hide...

    HHG works well. I have used PVA and liquid hide glue. PVA and HHG feel about the same to me. You can definitely feel it when itís time to line it up and leave it. Liquid hide glue has a different...
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    Rub joints, conclusion

    I gave the sample 12 hours or so to dry. I put it in a vise clamped a 1/4Ē piece of hard maple to even the load with even exposer at the vise and the maple. I applied pressure to the clamp handle...
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    Rub joints 2

    Jim K. Suggested testing. Iíve never done it before. Here is what I came up with. I used 2 pieces of the same board I was making the lid with. Itís just a 1x2 cedar furring strip. I planed 2 edges...
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    [QUOTE=Jim Koepke;3031778]Was it Titebond hide...

    [QUOTE=Jim Koepke;3031778]Was it Titebond hide glue?
    Just PVA Jim. Iíve used HHG and liquid hide glue too. HHG works easier because it only takes a few minutes, maybe 5 and you can pick up a single...
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    Fred, No clamps, rub until it stiffens up a bit...

    Fred, No clamps, rub until it stiffens up a bit and leave it for 15 minutes or so. I then do the next joint if required then usually let it sit quietly for a least a few hours, the next day if Iím...
  19. I use both leather and hardwood with gold or...

    I use both leather and hardwood with gold or green compounds. There is a little technique to leather for me. Lighter and lighter strokes, same number on each side counting down to one light stroke on...
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    I would start by doing what I do with an...

    I would start by doing what I do with an unfamiliar plane. Start with a descent piece of wood. Go from no cut to light to heavy, move the lateral, adjust the chip breaker for different settings. Get...
  21. I wonder if it makes any difference in comparing...

    I wonder if it makes any difference in comparing a fine stone to stropping. I can go to a 13000 water stone but I canít tell the difference between arks to strop and the water stone for most things....
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    Rub joints

    I was glueing up a lid for a small box today. Itís about 10Ēx7Ē. I just rub joint things like this with the glue at hand. In this case just Titebond. Three joints rubbed together. Easy not much mess....
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    Jeremy 4 things I would suggest: Never let a...

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    4 things I would suggest: Never let a glue up dry laying in full contact on any surface even if a flat surface. As Warren said, work the high spots not the whole top. Work the bottom side at...
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    The only chisels I have sharp sides on are a...

    The only chisels I have sharp sides on are a couple of LV Batoning chisels I bought a few years ago. They work very well for what I bought them for. Splitting off small tenon cheeks, should I be...
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    Very nice Mike. You are sure right about that 5...

    Very nice Mike. You are sure right about that 5 point crosscut. Iíve been around long enough to have worked on framing jobs with no electric on site and no pre-cut studs. Once you get the hang of...
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