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    In addition to Happy Canada Day, here's...

    In addition to Happy Canada Day, here's congratulations on your handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, at least so far.
    I read a recent report about how Canada has "crushed the curve". They attribute...
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    I think Derek's comment had more to do with the...

    I think Derek's comment had more to do with the back even though the second photo is showing the front. But I think the answer is the same. I would use the alignment board with the piece over size...
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    Hi, I have had good success with all of David...

    Hi, I have had good success with all of David Barron's demonstrated methods. The style and look of the dovetails he cuts is quite refined.

    This said, he has some critics here, and it's for you to...
  4. Good job, thanks for sharing. I really appreciate...

    Good job, thanks for sharing. I really appreciate the technique threads.


    Edwin
  5. I was using my 12" DeWalt CMS for picture framing...

    I was using my 12" DeWalt CMS for picture framing and needed the cuts to be accurate and they were not. What I did was take a scrap piece of 1/4" MDF and hot glued it to the table and adhered...
  6. Good catch Fred. You are scary sharp sir!

    Good catch Fred. You are scary sharp sir!
  7. When you say your hands are huge, it brought back...

    When you say your hands are huge, it brought back memories of my former co-worker Bill Brasky.
    When faced with the same problem, Brasky made himself a wheel marking gauge by grinding the teeth off...
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    Sorry, didn't see that the objective was for...

    Sorry, didn't see that the objective was for laying out mortises, which requires a precise line. So scrap my welder's pencil suggestion, and instead, I would mark with a marking knife and then rub...
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    Welder's pencil

    Welder's pencil
  10. Here is a video from a clever Japanese woodworker...

    Here is a video from a clever Japanese woodworker who demonstrates how to make doweling jigs using metal tubing for the drill bushing. Have a look, and you may see a way to adapt the concept to your...
  11. Lee Valley makes drill guide bushings in 1/8". I...

    Lee Valley makes drill guide bushings in 1/8". I use them with the guide insert to create custom dowel jigs from time to time.
    The minimum size they make in metric is 5mm which sounds too big for...
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    Derek, Good question. Thinking about it, maybe...

    Derek,
    Good question.
    Thinking about it, maybe I would try something like the guy in this video is showing where he routs out the stars with a Dremel tool and a steel template he sells....
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    Look on Etsy. You can buy the stars in a 50 pack...

    Look on Etsy. You can buy the stars in a 50 pack laser cut and with the burned effect, and you can also buy a template for laying them out and gluing them on straight. Or I think you can just use the...
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    Don't worry. Pure Americana right there. ...

    Don't worry. Pure Americana right there.


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  15. I have both sizes of the Delve square and I find...

    I have both sizes of the Delve square and I find myself using the small one the most. In fact, I will call it one of my most used tools, primarily for marking, always on the bench. It's a remarkably...
  16. I wish I could disagree with John, but...

    I wish I could disagree with John, but unfortunately what he is saying has been my experience too. Even with high quality marine varnish (I have tried both Epifanes and Waterlox).
    Certain things...
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    I hope you will report back with the results...

    I hope you will report back with the results after experimenting with some of the suggestions here.
    I've had issues with tearout on bird's eye maple before and the misting/wetting of the wood...
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    Tom, Since the doors are already sealed, I...

    Tom,

    Since the doors are already sealed, I think it would be very easy to accomplish what you want with brown glaze.
    I use the Rustoleum brown glaze they sell at Home Depot (which you can...
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    The Jessem dowel jig is an excellent tool that...

    The Jessem dowel jig is an excellent tool that far exceeded my expectations. I have never experienced a dowel misalignment problem using that jig, and I have done rows of dowels as long as maybe 15...
  20. Yes, the job you are describing is a common every...

    Yes, the job you are describing is a common every day job in the Southwest. The photo below is an example, cut with a Milwaukee portable band saw on site. DeWalt and others make them too. Should be...
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    THAT is a chair that should make you proud!...

    THAT is a chair that should make you proud! Thanks for sharing,
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    Look at it this way; a biscuit joiner is a...

    Look at it this way; a biscuit joiner is a machine for making spline joints. A Domino is a machine for making mortise and tenon joints. There are similarities in the form factors of the two machines...
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    A small bead of hot glue on each side of the...

    A small bead of hot glue on each side of the template in addition to the double stick tape should keep it from shifting. Remove the hot glue with a little denatured alcohol and peel it off. There...
  24. Thread: D-Day

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    This is consistent with my studies, that Nazi...

    This is consistent with my studies, that Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union had a robust economic relationship right up until June 1941 when the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa....
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    Not to turn anyone away from buying more gadgets...

    Not to turn anyone away from buying more gadgets and and keeping the economy stimulated.
    But for the thrifty set, there is an easy (and fast) way to have a never ending supply of edge guides for a...
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