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    No I am suggesting doing the initial cut in the...

    No I am suggesting doing the initial cut in the table saw and then cutting that last little lip with the bandsaw. Then you joint if flush to the tablesawed faces. It works precisely because the...
  2. Duh. Whoops. Should have read more carefully.

    Duh. Whoops. Should have read more carefully.
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    Steve that is very generous of you. I already...

    Steve that is very generous of you. I already purchased a set. I will remember this gesture tho. Thanks!
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    You will likely have to do some final shaping of...

    You will likely have to do some final shaping of the joint by hand. I have found a coarse, quality rasp to be invaluable and efficient at this. Itís shocking how aggressively delicate a good rasp...
  5. You should try both to determine what you like. ...

    You should try both to determine what you like. Both styles can be made to work. You will get a million opinions , all as valid as (read, more valid than) mine:

    Bevel ups are good with end...
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    Another solution is to bandsaw the blank apart...

    Another solution is to bandsaw the blank apart after the initial pass on the table saw and then joint or handplane the surface. This will also remove saw marks and result in a better glue surface.
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    With these flowing joint pieces, itís best to cut...

    With these flowing joint pieces, itís best to cut your joinery first.

    If you wish to make the transition area part of the leg, cut the 60 degree face first, then mortise it, then cut the leg...
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    That's a great "tip" tip, Derek! Thanks. I bet...

    That's a great "tip" tip, Derek! Thanks. I bet this helps with the screw point stripping out the hole in harder woods like oak.
  9. This thread is 4 years old, but it's valuable if...

    This thread is 4 years old, but it's valuable if you trying to use these reamers, which I am. I own the LV standard reamers and the "pro" version. The more I use all of these, the more I am amazed...
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    That's nice of you Steven. I think I found a...

    That's nice of you Steven. I think I found a couple good ones online. Yes, they are 6,8,and 10.

    Jim I considered spoon bits, but I like the feeding points in the auger bits. That Irwin manual...
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    Thanks, Guys. I would like to bore holes in...

    Thanks, Guys. I would like to bore holes in chair seats with these. The wood will likely be soft to medium hardwoods (cherry/walnut).

    I would love to learn to sharpen them. I need them in 3/8",...
  12. Buy it as "odorless mineral spirits" or "pure...

    Buy it as "odorless mineral spirits" or "pure mineral spirits".
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    Auger bit recommendations

    I am dusting off my bit brace, and looking for a good set of auger bits for drilling hardwood.

    Any recommendations?
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    I just made a chair and dyed it with India Ink. ...

    I just made a chair and dyed it with India Ink. I found the same thing. I topcoated with Waterlox and even 3-4 coats later, the ink still rubs off in places. I've had the best luck in the past...
  15. Good mineral spirits does not leave a residue.

    Good mineral spirits does not leave a residue.
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    I started my second chair. This one will be in...

    I started my second chair. This one will be in walnut.

    Boy, training with the skew on pin and red oak is like running with ankle weights. Turning this walnut is so much easier. I suspect (but...
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    Finished

    I wanted to finish this chair with red followed by black milk paint. However, I find the mixing and applying of milk paint tedious. I painted the first coat red, and then sprayed black India Ink for...
  18. D limonene, contrary to popular belief, is not...

    D limonene, contrary to popular belief, is not particularly safe simply by virtue of its citrus source. In concentration, it can be allergenic. In fact, it is required to be labeled when used in...
  19. I like hooks and racks so hand tools can hang in...

    I like hooks and racks so hand tools can hang in the open and are easy to grasp. Make your hook or rack system so it holds them securely enough such that you can run a shop vac over them to dust...
  20. Mineral spirits, dna, and water work for most...

    Mineral spirits, dna, and water work for most shop situations. Most of the others are better not handled cavalierly.
  21. I have owned both the 500 and 700. Judging by...

    I have owned both the 500 and 700. Judging by each camps response, you will probably Ben happy with either.

    I am happy with the 700. Itís not too big even for small things. Rather, I was...
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    If you want it in the wood, imho, I would wipe on...

    If you want it in the wood, imho, I would wipe on and wipe off a danish oil.

    Whatever you do, sand up to 600 - even 1000 if you have access to it. It Burnishes the wood, almost mildly sealing...
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    I would buy a spray can of spray lacquer. I...

    I would buy a spray can of spray lacquer. I like Mohawk/Behlens stringed instrument finish but there are others.

    Sand your parts to 600 grit before you assemble.

    You really wonít need to...
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    We are about to start ours too. Misery loves...

    We are about to start ours too. Misery loves company.

    Here's your excuse to get a smoker. An electric one can be used in the garage for those inclement days.
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    In many situations the cheek of your tenon runs...

    In many situations the cheek of your tenon runs parallel to the grain of the mortised piece. Driving a wedge parallel to the grain of the mortised piece can easily split it.

    I've made sitting...
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