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    Organization is a wonderful thing for those that...

    Organization is a wonderful thing for those that like it. Then there are those that have embraced The Chaos Theory or so it seems. I have sufficient German blood in my veins to appreciate...
  2. First step done Bram and now you are out of the...

    First step done Bram and now you are out of the starting gate. Starting a bench build is the hardest part. Congratulations.
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    More than a century Jim. That gold mill was circa...

    More than a century Jim. That gold mill was circa 1906 or so. Lots and lots of old mines and mills filled with timber out there.
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    I recently returned rom a 10 day or so camping stay in Death Valley and find that we have bench building threads plus a Derek build going on. It doesn't get better than that folks. Oh, by the way,...
  5. I own a Liogier 10" #9 and believe it to perfrom...

    I own a Liogier 10" #9 and believe it to perfrom equal to the Ariou. I have never tried a Grammercy. I asked about the logical jump from a #9 to something finer recently but did not really get an...
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    "Shop Drawings for G&G Furniture" by Bob Lang.

    "Shop Drawings for G&G Furniture" by Bob Lang.
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    Ken I have a thin (les than a 1/4" thick) end...

    Ken I have a thin (les than a 1/4" thick) end stop plugged into some holes in one end of one of my Ruobo slabs that works well for the quick-slick-and flip work on final smoothing and/or thickness...
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    Thanks for the info Brian. In the past I have...

    Thanks for the info Brian. In the past I have used 10 deg for sliding dovetails, but I will lay them out a little more next time to see how that works.
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    While I was responding above, I was trying to...

    While I was responding above, I was trying to think of what the optimal angle (of the dovetail sides) for a correct cut sliding dovetail would be. I'm thinking that the angle would enter into a...
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    Nice table Osvaldo. I don't know about strength...

    Nice table Osvaldo. I don't know about strength of the sliding dovetail vs M&T, but I believe that my M&T work goes quicker and easier than my sliding dovetail work. I'd guess that a properly cut...
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    Thanks for reminding me I need to replace mine as...

    Thanks for reminding me I need to replace mine as well Mark. I noticed it several months (or even last year?) ago and promptly forgot about it. And, my DC pulls less efficiently on the BS than it...
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    I have been watching a series of Buchanan's YT...

    I have been watching a series of Buchanan's YT videos where he builds one of his Windsor Comb Back chairs for the last couple of days. He starts with purchasing a couple of logs (Maple and Red Oak)...
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    But did you use the new bevel gauge to lay out...

    But did you use the new bevel gauge to lay out the dovetails?
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    Not a bad looking tool, Dom, but that box is the...

    Not a bad looking tool, Dom, but that box is the cat's behind for sure. Nice, nice work.
  15. As Jim says, this is a common approach to hide...

    As Jim says, this is a common approach to hide "cheaper" plywood ends on cabinet runs.

    https://www.familyhandyman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/FH10SEP_511_53_T03.jpg
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    Stretchers located at the floor would not allow...

    Stretchers located at the floor would not allow for easy bench height shortening if desired. I can't prove it, but I tend to think that the floor level stretchers would bother my feet too. I'd leave...
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    Agrteed on the profit margin Ken. Slim, slim.

    Agrteed on the profit margin Ken. Slim, slim.
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    Just noticed late last night that Joshua (Wood...

    Just noticed late last night that Joshua (Wood and Shop guy) on YT has recently started selling Moravian benches at $3,500 per.
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    Try this Scott. ...

    Try this Scott.

    https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/hand-tools/marking-and-measuring/32585-veritas-bar-gauge-heads
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    No, it is not stupid to drawbore the frame. I...

    No, it is not stupid to drawbore the frame. I believe that is the way they were built back in the day. I will call "BS" on your statement - " but I don't have the skill yet". The Moravian is not a...
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    They are so, so useful in checking for square. So...

    They are so, so useful in checking for square. So much handier than a ruler. I used some taped up ones for a while and eventually bought an inexpensive hardware kit from LV to make one set that seems...
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    Thanks for the idea Ken. I too prefer the BS for...

    Thanks for the idea Ken. I too prefer the BS for this type stuff. I used a one-sided jig that I struggled with years ago that is miles behind your idea and then haven't gone back to hex/octangular...
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    Thanks gents. Iwaski it is. I am happy with the...

    Thanks gents. Iwaski it is. I am happy with the Liogier brand of rasp I have, just want to move up to a smoother grain.
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    I like that Gunter. A T&G type cabinet back is so...

    I like that Gunter. A T&G type cabinet back is so much more interesting than a piece of plywood to my eye. I also like the hardware.
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    Rasp and File Questions

    I currently use a #9 rasp for curves/shapes on hardwood and want to use something with a smoother cut to follow it up with. If I am using a #9 (Liogier) now for the first pass, can I jump up to a...
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