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    Still working on the shave horse next to the...

    Still working on the shave horse next to the Eliptical Trainer. Maybe a pedal powered band saw would work? I could exercise & cut wood at the same time. Maybe a pedal powered lathe.....
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    Trying to make this shop as energy efficient as...

    Trying to make this shop as energy efficient as possible. I found these lights on Amazon. They screw into simple 60W outlets, making them replaceable, although these came with a 2 year warranty. They...
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    Hi Ken, The wood I have for building the new...

    Hi Ken,
    The wood I have for building the new MORAVIAN bench is still at the home in Milton, GA. It has been raining so much I have not had a decent day or two to get it moved to the new place. I...
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    Bruce, got your drift now. My wife road the one I...

    Bruce, got your drift now. My wife road the one I bought her for a few months. I have used it, or one of my mountain or hybrid bikes twice a week or more for years...I use the eliptical trainer often...
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    Assuming you are mentioning the poles for hanging...

    Assuming you are mentioning the poles for hanging clothes still in the closets. I am thinking about moving the top shelf to an acute angle, so hand planes can be stored there. I may hang hand saws...
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    New Shop in Progress

    406070 There is obviously a good deal going on in this room. The screened porch is out the windows on the right hand wall. The plan is to enlarge the porch area which will make a larger shop space....
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    I have the 400mm saw made by WoodJoy. I have been...

    I have the 400mm saw made by WoodJoy. I have been thinking about buying the 600mm for a few years now. The problem with the 400mm saw is it is hard or imposible to find crosscut and rip blades for...
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    I made a few wood planes a few years ago. I...

    I made a few wood planes a few years ago.

    I found forming the wedge, that holds the blade in place, was very difficult to get exactly right. Much like the bottom of the plane, a wege has to fit...
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    Fiskars X series axes and mauls

    I have become something of a splitting/riving aficionado. I have been searching far and wide for better tools for this job, rehandling lots of old tools I found on auction sites.

    I recently...
  10. Hi again Ken, I bought wood and vises to make...

    Hi again Ken,

    I bought wood and vises to make a bench with, then had some physical issues that kept me from the project. Then a water pipe in the ceiling above the dried wood I bought broke,...
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    LV/Veritas now manufactures a number of devices...

    LV/Veritas now manufactures a number of devices that may help. David’s brass strip added to his board might be considered a step towards LV’s adjustable shooting board track for planes to run in....
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    I took a few chair classes and got interested in...

    I took a few chair classes and got interested in riving/splitting wood.

    I found that the angle of the wedged object used to rive/split with may be significant. Smaller angles may work better for...
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    Warren, maybe you will like my dogwood mallet...

    Warren, maybe you will like my dogwood mallet experiments:

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    I have more too, “finished” and parts. I use mine more for splitting with wedges, froes, axes and dogwood gluts. I have...
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    I looked up the Stanley 115. It looks like it...

    I looked up the Stanley 115. It looks like it might be hard to set up correctly and I prefer the metal fence on the 150. Schwarz loves his smaller version of the popular Miller Falls miter box. I...
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    I have several Boggs/LN shaves. I like them but I...

    I have several Boggs/LN shaves. I like them but I would not consider them easy to adjust.

    I like all the shaves I bought from WoodJoy Tools. One of the things I like is they use small allen wrench...
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    For some time now there has been discussion over...

    For some time now there has been discussion over whether or not WATCO can “strengthen” wood. I think the discussion often belies the actual value of a product like this. I work with green wood fairly...
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    Depends on what you plan to use your shave for....

    Depends on what you plan to use your shave for. Do you want to take heavy or light shavings? Taking heavy shavings may benefit from an adjustable blade/mouth? Inside or outside of curves, which...
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    )389668 Here is the one I am working on. The...

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    Here is the one I am working on. The Noden Adjust A Bench (AAB) base allows the same bench to serve many purposes. Mine is only 6’ x 22”. If I add a vise it will lengthen to around 7’. It...
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    I am at the new location and thought I would take...

    I am at the new location and thought I would take a few photos that might illustrate the projected new shop location. The steps, heading to left in picture would be removed. The floor of the upper...
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    Yes I would, Jim. That is my room on the ground...

    Yes I would, Jim. That is my room on the ground floor too. I get the dogs and the shop. The wife gets the middle floor, although I get to visit that floor when food prep is needed. I do most of the...
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    Here is the wife’s current plan for the bottom...

    Here is the wife’s current plan for the bottom floor. The darker gray areas are existing areas. The medium gray is the projected area under the deck above. The light gray area would be gravel,...
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    I also have a modified, three car garage, call it...

    I also have a modified, three car garage, call it 2 1/2 with a room and closets in the 3rd stall. I initially planed to put my shop in the garage with cars. There happens to be an apartment over our...
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    I can probably answer John and Jim with the same...

    I can probably answer John and Jim with the same responce. The wife is sold on the idea of enlarging the deck on the back of the house. The porch above what may end up a shop is 40’ long but only...
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    I would put the vise you have now on the right...

    I would put the vise you have now on the right end of the bench. The reason I would do that is I like leg vises on the front of the bench. Leg vises, especially leg vises equiped with a: x scissor,...
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    New Shop Location ?

    Trying to decide which of two locations to use to add shop space at our new location. We just extended a deck out over a single car garage below the house ( in the 1st picture below). The existing...
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