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  1. You have it Mike. To prove it to yourself just...

    You have it Mike. To prove it to yourself just lay any square against a straight edge and just start raising the blade changing the pitch. You will notice the angles donít change only the lengths...
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    For anything smaller than 1/4Ē I use a bench...

    For anything smaller than 1/4Ē I use a bench chisel. I have 1/4, 5/16, and 3/8 mortise chisels. Anything larger, which is seldom, i drill and pare. I donít think you need to split hairs over it. I do...
  3. Hi Mike, I donít know if this will help you much...

    Hi Mike, I donít know if this will help you much but it works for me. When working with a hip roof to find the length of the hip rafter you use 16.97Ē per foot run of a common rafter. I than just use...
  4. I started the down size a couple of years ago....

    I started the down size a couple of years ago. Gave all of the doubles to daughter and SIL. Still have lots of tools that I still ďneedĒ. Every time I think about more down sizing I end up getting a...
  5. Derek, I always enjoy seeing your work. Sometimes...

    Derek, I always enjoy seeing your work. Sometimes I wish I could organize in such a fashion. I have far too many tools that I use often. The drawers of my many tool boxes are full. I know where...
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    I may not be right on this. A hobby is something...

    I may not be right on this. A hobby is something that you can do for enjoyment after you have fulfilled your obligations. I try to get as much enjoyment out of obligations as hobbies. For obligations...
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    Most of the glue joint failures I have seen are...

    Most of the glue joint failures I have seen are not due to glue failure. A joint usually fails because of stresses beyond the capability of the glue, gap filling, wood shrinking, cross graining,...
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    I am far more careful about where I set the plane...

    I am far more careful about where I set the plane on the bench. Many more planes have been damaged by being knocked to the floor when repositioning material. Unless you have a hard surface finish on...
  9. Well said Charles. Whether shooting board, miter...

    Well said Charles. Whether shooting board, miter jack or trimmer all are an extra step to make correction to the first task.
    Jim
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    I like hot hide glue and would use it more. I use...

    I like hot hide glue and would use it more. I use it when doing a lot of gluing. Since I do mostly small work now its too time consuming. Its great for rub joints cleans up easier and does a good job...
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    LOL about this thread. Got to thinking. When you...

    LOL about this thread. Got to thinking. When you are retired everything can be a hobby because you no longer have a ďjobĒ and the responsibilities that go with it. You only have obligations, pay your...
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    I only glue both sides when gluing end grain. On...

    I only glue both sides when gluing end grain. On the end grain piece I put glue on and rub it in good with my finger. I than glue the other piece and go back to the end grain piece and put a little...
  13. I try not to depend on a shooting board for...

    I try not to depend on a shooting board for sizing. I try to saw to the line carefully. If using a pencil line I try to stay right on the edge and not go into the line. If my sawing is good I donít...
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    Hi Richard, I have a few years on you. Iíve had...

    Hi Richard, I have a few years on you. Iíve had the same thing happen at times. My cure is to pick the job I like the least and focus on it to completion. There is a great relief in this and you then...
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    Hi Richard, As others have said I try to stay...

    Hi Richard, As others have said I try to stay away from plywood when I can. Sometimes you must. Here is how I usually do these cuts. I have two mill knives that I have ground to single bevels right...
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    In going along with this thread, what standard do...

    In going along with this thread, what standard do you try to work to? Over the years Iíve heard 1/16Ē most often. For myself I think 1/32Ē to 1/64Ē is more appropriate. Thatís somewhere in the...
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    So the answer is not old enough. Needs to be pre...

    So the answer is not old enough. Needs to be pre WW II original design.😃
    Jim
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    Must be incorrectly set up or something is...

    Must be incorrectly set up or something is broken.
    Jim
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    Loose slip fit. A nice tight mortise will only...

    Loose slip fit. A nice tight mortise will only allow for seasonal use.🙂
    Jim
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    Jon, Jim Koepke tells it right. Derek does a lot...

    Jon, Jim Koepke tells it right. Derek does a lot of grinding too. For myself I did my hollow grinding with just a grey wheel. Ivdid get a CBN wheel a couple of years ago. I donít grind as a habit. If...
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    Any hobby woodworker needs to befriend a hobbiest...

    Any hobby woodworker needs to befriend a hobbiest machinist. They love to work with the harder material just like you like the softer stuff. Things like vise screws are like candy to them. 😎
    Jim
  22. Things I learned from mentor. Make certain that...

    Things I learned from mentor. Make certain that your saw is good and is appropriate for the work. Grip the same saw the same way. Get in the most comfortable position possible. Start straight. Donít...
  23. Luke, Roderick gave a great explanation. I would...

    Luke, Roderick gave a great explanation. I would guess that if you are taking end to end shavings that the taper is starting in the first few strokes and progressing the further you go. Take...
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    What is a butt chisel anyway? Shorter seems to be...

    What is a butt chisel anyway? Shorter seems to be the answer. The Stanley 700 series were different lengths, the 750 being the shorter. The 750, according to my understanding, was marketed as a butt...
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    Iím sure that early craftsmen at times needed...

    Iím sure that early craftsmen at times needed shorter chisels. There were laminated chisels that had limited length of hardened material so not like today they couldnít sharpen them way shorter. I...
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