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    Nice idea Jim. I'll try it with a mortised...

    Nice idea Jim. I'll try it with a mortised sacrificial piece. Thx.
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    I was going to retire at 60 as well, but that was...

    I was going to retire at 60 as well, but that was in 2008 - and I started over. But the single best thing I ever did to increase time in the shop was to quit watching any TV. Nothing. (except of...
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    tenon mistake

    Started making 4 dining chairs, and in cutting the side stretchers I made the mistake of cutting the tenons in my cast iron tenon jig with a square cut instead of an angle of 5 degrees to match the...
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    30 to 35 hours a week. Unfortunately I still work...

    30 to 35 hours a week. Unfortunately I still work full time. I retired and then got the proverbial offer you can't refuse to work from home. Sometimes I cheat and take the laptop downstairs to the...
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    Thanks for all the details and pics. Especially...

    Thanks for all the details and pics. Especially the clock info - I've dealt with Klockit before and they are really helpful. Having the numbers of the items you used is great.
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    Well done Chris. Beautiful piece.

    Well done Chris. Beautiful piece.
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    Very, very nicely done. Post the details and some...

    Very, very nicely done. Post the details and some more pics.
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    I would put it up piece by piece. This lets you...

    I would put it up piece by piece. This lets you deal with the window being out of square, and let's you hit the miters with a plane for a good fit. I always start with the bottom piece, then fit the...
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    Hey Derek - I like your idea of a rebate for...

    Hey Derek - I like your idea of a rebate for routing and will probably steal it. Thx. Reversing the chop seems like it might be a pain in the arse to do, however, so what about some strong magnets -...
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    Art's right - you need a dust collector. I have a...

    Art's right - you need a dust collector. I have a garage shop with a Shop Fox 1 1/2 hp dust collector, and a Powertec air filter. Combined they do a pretty good job keeping the air clean. I never ran...
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    2nd both of these comments. As long as it can...

    2nd both of these comments. As long as it can hold up the drywall, insulation, paint - good to go.
  12. Google Z Clips. They can be found in a total...

    Google Z Clips. They can be found in a total thickness of about 1/4" so you could recess the clip into the back of the frame and when hung on the wall the frame would be flush with it. Still gotta...
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    You probably know this, but I would have the door...

    You probably know this, but I would have the door swing into the room, not out toward the stairs. Easier to get material in and much safer for folks coming down the stair while you are opening the...
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    Very nice first project. Clean lines, nice fit...

    Very nice first project. Clean lines, nice fit and finish and beautiful wood. Well done. I love the little "flame" at the bottom of the back leg.
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    Imagine the Hall brothers standing there, looking...

    Imagine the Hall brothers standing there, looking at the first cloud lift, and Peter says "Screw it, make the other one the same".
    Bob's your uncle.
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    Interesting quote Mark. Which of his works is it...

    Interesting quote Mark. Which of his works is it from? I tried finding it in In The Mirror of The Past without success. I would like to read it in context. Thx.
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    You are not alone Bob - I was making a small...

    You are not alone Bob - I was making a small thing with curved legs and wasn't paying attention to the stop on my mortise machine. Made the mortises, cut the curves and guess what? I had thru tenons.
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    Naturally, I go to order the medium and they are...

    Naturally, I go to order the medium and they are out of stock until Oct.
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    Thanks for the comments gents. I use the Stanley...

    Thanks for the comments gents.
    I use the Stanley for both the cheeks and the shoulders. And I think I'll try a chisel on the cheeks tomorrow. I'm going to order the Veritas Medium and try that for a...
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    Shoulder plane advice

    I have a Stanley 92 that I've used for several years, but it's getting harder to use due to my hands getting worse. It was never that comfortable to use (IMHO) in the first place - just never really...
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    Thx Matt - I'll give that a try

    Thx Matt - I'll give that a try
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    My mistake for not emphasizing it Michelle - yes,...

    My mistake for not emphasizing it Michelle - yes, the finish is great. I expected to have to run both sides thru the planer but the way the Cutech leaves the surface I can resaw to thickness and have...
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    Hey John - it's not so much the length of the...

    Hey John - it's not so much the length of the wood as it is the shortness of the fence, which is only 19 5/8". So its a very small area to press the board against while edging it, and a long board...
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    Back in the early 50's my Dad bought a washing...

    Back in the early 50's my Dad bought a washing machine from Sears that never worked, and they wouldn't repair it, and etc etc. So my Dad loaded it on the back of his pick up and backed up to the...
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    Cutech 8" carbide cutter jointer review....

    Cutech 8" carbide cutter jointer review. Disclaimer: I have not used a jointer since I was at the Washburn Carpenters Apprentice school in 1967. So I probably did a bunch of things wrong in terms of...
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