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    Sticky: I read that the ancient Amazon’s burned off one...

    I read that the ancient Amazon’s burned off one breast to facilitate archery. The PE teachers were, I’m guessing …. smart enough not to
    let the girls do it.
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    Glen, Those are beautiful ! I see them as Tea...

    Glen, Those are beautiful ! I see them as Tea Caddys, precious casks for precious tea, which in earlier days was always locked and often
    kept in locked cabinet. I find the knobs a bit too...
  3. Years ago “rub bearing “ was only used for non...

    Years ago “rub bearing “ was only used for non ball bearing (often shop made), wooden “bearings “….coated with bees wax. I’ve used them,
    but that was a while back !
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    Lisa, glad you are back.

    Lisa, glad you are back.
  5. Took me a minute to remember….”mid century...

    Took me a minute to remember….”mid century modern”….without seeing “rabbet ears” ! I think it was seeing the “horizontal hold needs
    adjustment “ (on the drawer fronts) that tipped me off. ...
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    Sticky: . Scott, I posted that point here once. Thanks...

    . Scott, I posted that point here once. Thanks for your efforts to stop “acridnyms “ , I coined that because when I see lists of nuttiness my
    eyes burn.
  7. Well, I just now noticed that in the “original...

    Well, I just now noticed that in the “original detail” pic the vertical bar and and bottom rail don’t even have the same profile. So I think it was never right .
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    You could make wooden “fingers”. Angled board...

    You could make wooden “fingers”. Angled board with saw cuts making each about 3/16ths wide. Clamp to fence.

    Or use screws if you use a wooden fence
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    The more wood working secrets you have to impart...

    The more wood working secrets you have to impart , the more free labor you can get ! Here’s one: “ Yes, that’s a block plane ,but I don’t
    ‘wanna see no sandpaper on the sole ! The SOLE use of a...
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    At last real wood has beaten the wildest...

    At last real wood has beaten the wildest faux-finish-fakes !! Now it’s time to sell that design to a laminate manufacturer ! James Bond
    would ,for once say “stirred…not shaken “.
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    On a job I heard a guy complain about a router...

    On a job I heard a guy complain about a router bit moving. Asked him if he had inserted the bit all the way ,and then backed it out an 1/8th.
    He said he had not, and had “never heard of that”. He...
  12. Agree with Mitch. And it’s a pretty steep stair....

    Agree with Mitch. And it’s a pretty steep stair. Newel post is interesting, and the painted rail might be the work of someone who didn’t like
    mahogany or walnut. Certainly it should have a new...
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    Hot hide glue for veneering was thin . Stop the...

    Hot hide glue for veneering was thin . Stop the vicious cycle of too viscous glue.
  14. The corners are rounded . Not just too heavily...

    The corners are rounded . Not just too heavily loaded with paint ,but really rounded . Looks like they could have even been made with a
    router and not real joints. In California sun-shine they...
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    I don’t like carbide knives for use on wood. They...

    I don’t like carbide knives for use on wood. They are not as sharp as steel, but are good for woods with a lot of silica ,and for plastic and
    even aluminum.
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    That’s a good looking machine ! Been years since...

    That’s a good looking machine ! Been years since I’ve used one of those. They have a nice feature in that each full revolution of the Big
    Wheel moves infeed table 1/8th inch ,put a paint ring on...
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    The knives are probably lowest grade. I would...

    The knives are probably lowest grade. I would buy M2 or T1 steel, do not accept stuff described as having “same hardness as M2 “. Only
    high quality knives ….have any “quality”. A two knife...
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    I’ve seen a lot of falls as people stepped over...

    I’ve seen a lot of falls as people stepped over the integral benches. Sometimes one slim agile person has to get up so that a fat one can get
    out, or in. I think that the common plan was probably...
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    Use a single flute router bit, they cut much...

    Use a single flute router bit, they cut much faster than the standard two flute bits. Hard to find in stores , so order on line. Should be
    a carbide bit for plywood. Steel bits are faster than...
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    Sticky: A young John Wayne, Maryln Monroe, Raqel Welch.

    A young John Wayne, Maryln Monroe, Raqel Welch.
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    Sounds like you need a Pegasus ! And it would...

    Sounds like you need a Pegasus ! And it would take the neighbors minds off messy birds !
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    Exterior doors sometimes look like they are...

    Exterior doors sometimes look like they are coming apart at bottom rail. It’s usually just “ compression ring set”. Rain soaks into the raw wood
    and swells the stiles. That smushes the wood into...
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    I’ve glued and clamped , then used dowels. I...

    I’ve glued and clamped , then used dowels. I used 1/2 or 5/8ths dowels, driven through a non -sharp hole in thick scrap steel plate. Dowels
    swell with a little water mixed into glue. Too tight...
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    Really heavy ,beefy furniture ,that photographs...

    Really heavy ,beefy furniture ,that photographs like an Impressionist painting for a family of Hobbits. Don’t see many of those ,but I think
    this is one of the good ones !
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    I’ve seen that once in the same machine that was...

    I’ve seen that once in the same machine that was bought used. Most likely the collar that encircles the spindle was not in correct place when
    someone changed spindle . You have to tighten it to...
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