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    Hi Steven, sorry to hear about your recent...

    Hi Steven, sorry to hear about your recent medical issues. I hope you are feeling better.
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    Hi all, I havenít posted in a long time here but...

    Hi all, I havenít posted in a long time here but what can I say? Iíve missed the knuckle draggers around here lol.

    Iím disappointed in the LV medium shoulder plane. Absolutely nothing wrong with...
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    George, one of the first things I learned when...

    George, one of the first things I learned when starting to do some carving was that becoming capable with your offhand is a huge benefit so that you need not reposition your work. Learning to do that...
  4. Keep in mind, the minor clipping of corners that...

    Keep in mind, the minor clipping of corners that many use in a bevel down plane is plenty to remove plane tracks. In a bevel up plane it takes a little more work to get the corners out of the way.
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    Your love for saws is different than most, my...

    Your love for saws is different than most, my dear friend! We need to get together again soon! I got a couple books that belong to you :)
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    I find it so handy, that I had to mention it in...

    I find it so handy, that I had to mention it in case someone can benefit from the technique. My Dad certainly was able to benefit.
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    Do you stare at your reflection????

    Recently, my Dad stayed with me and we did some woodworking. He's very much a Norm Abrams type and I'm more handtool oriented. He brought a LV dovetail saw, and a couple planes that he said never...
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    Alright good call, I must've missed those...

    Alright good call, I must've missed those calipers at LV in my search.
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    I've seen a lot of comments about the quality of...

    I've seen a lot of comments about the quality of the cut with the bandsaw. Perhaps it's because I started woodworking as a total neander, but I don't see the problem with using a handplane to clean...
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    Thanks for keeping me straight George. I am in...

    Thanks for keeping me straight George. I am in the market for a dial caliper. I can see how that makes a world of difference. Coincidentally I have a cheap dial indicator that worked great for...
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    Help me spend some $$

    Looking for two things: I'd like to get a decent dial indicator. I'm not interested in a digital one. My budget for this tool is at max $150. I am more interested in a good value here. I realize I...
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    As the originator of this thread I'd like to...

    As the originator of this thread I'd like to thank everyone for their input. I will say, I long ago abandoned the MK II as I learned to freehand. Now I am jig free save for my eclipse style that I...
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    Looks great. Been meaning to make one of those. I...

    Looks great. Been meaning to make one of those. I made a bed side table for my son out of Alder, lovely wood to work with.
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    I've heard of California Air comps. They are...

    I've heard of California Air comps. They are supposedly very quiet as well. Jay Bates has one and highly recommends them.
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    I gotta admit, when I started looking for chisels...

    I gotta admit, when I started looking for chisels I bought a LN 1/2" and a Veritas 1/4". I ultimately decided to buy all the LN's but I can't bring myself to sell that Veritas... It wouldn't take...
  16. Interesting discussion. Best return was my...

    Interesting discussion.
    Best return was my Stanley #5 and a starret combination square. Those two tools literally touch 95%of the work I do if not more.

    Worst return on investment is even...
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    I don't know but if they can keep them in stock...

    I don't know but if they can keep them in stock they will be better off than the Iles. I've been waiting for a replacement 3/8" Iles pigsticker for almost 4 months. The chisel was poorly tempered and...
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    Thinks Brian, I'll have a look and maybe find a...

    Thinks Brian, I'll have a look and maybe find a good excuse to use it soon.
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    Thanks for all the comments guys. The desk sits...

    Thanks for all the comments guys. The desk sits at 29.5" tall. I'm not ready to cut into it at this point, but I'm always ready to learn and hear from more others. I've only got one lifetime and I'm...
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    Thanks Jim, I appreciate your input. Of course, I...

    Thanks Jim, I appreciate your input. Of course, I can't take credit for the design but I agree it is very clean which is what the wife asked for.

    Your comments made made me wonder something:...
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    I welcome your opinion wholeheartedly, Prashun!...

    I welcome your opinion wholeheartedly, Prashun! Are you referring to how far the through tenon extends past the wedge? If so, I totally agree. That was one of the design elements that I sorta...
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    Here she is, ready to lie in her resting spot. I...

    Here she is, ready to lie in her resting spot. I might haul it out to my wifes retirement ceremony to officially present her with it, time will tell. The finish is BLO/Poly/Mineral Spirits with...
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    FWIW, I bought a scrub when I first got into the...

    FWIW, I bought a scrub when I first got into the craft. It sat unused on my shelf for 95% of its life. I sold it. If you use rough lumber alot I could see its uses, but I use mostly S2S and once...
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    Well thank you sir, I am quite the amateur at...

    Well thank you sir, I am quite the amateur at making a video. Thanks for taking a look.
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    This is kind of a first for me and Im not sure...

    This is kind of a first for me and Im not sure how this video will turn out. Hopefully it looks ok.

    https://youtu.be/RwgCNtiFmS4

    This is the underside of the desk...in case I messed it up...
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