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  1. Gabriel, youíd be surprised how well you can do....

    Gabriel, youíd be surprised how well you can do. I understand the hesitancy, but once you get to sawing off the bulk, rasping a bit to the line and sanding to finish, youíll find you did a great job....
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    I use the Optivisor. Have several lenses for...

    I use the Optivisor. Have several lenses for different magnifications. Works well with glasses.
  3. Being primarily a hand tool woodworker, and given...

    Being primarily a hand tool woodworker, and given the small size of the legs and needing to make only four, I would likely hand saw/chisel out the general shape and refine them with a spoke...
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    Great design, well done! Nicest guitar stands...

    Great design, well done! Nicest guitar stands Iíve seen.
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    Langdon made miter box sizes A, B, C, 1, 2, 2...

    Langdon made miter box sizes A, B, C, 1, 2, 2 2/2, and 3. The size 3 was for a 6Ē saw depth.
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    PT lumber, in particular, can vary to that...

    PT lumber, in particular, can vary to that degree. Just depends how wet it was when milled. 1/8Ē off doesnít surprise me.
  7. Very nice bench, Mike. I keep reminding myself...

    Very nice bench, Mike. I keep reminding myself even if itís dozens of hours of sanding, itís a lifetime or even generations of enjoyment. Well worth it in the end.
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    Nice fix. Small chamfers are not only...

    Nice fix. Small chamfers are not only attractive, but have saved many boxes in the world! They donít look like a fix, but a intentional design feature.
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    Not meaning to turn this into a ďshow me your...

    Not meaning to turn this into a ďshow me your miter box threadĒ, but I have a Millers Falls miter box as well. You will enjoy it. This one I stripped down and cleanedÖbut for the most part, because...
  10. Bump for Mike. Great cause and it will assuredly...

    Bump for Mike. Great cause and it will assuredly become the go to saw in your till. Mike does excellent work. You wonít be disappointed.
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    Very beautiful piece, Malcolm. I sense you put...

    Very beautiful piece, Malcolm. I sense you put your heart into it to provide hope for the young lady. Well done.
  12. I’m not sure if they still do it, but my local...

    I’m not sure if they still do it, but my local Benjamin Moore store, would color match samples brought in, by mixing a custom stain. You might check with some of your higher end paint stores to see...
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    Mike, another one I like is General Finishes Wood...

    Mike, another one I like is General Finishes Wood Bowl finish.
  14. Not sure if itís been mentioned yet, but for...

    Not sure if itís been mentioned yet, but for connecting the top, figure 8s, Z clips, and traditional wooden buttons all work. Iíve used the latter two most.

    Thereís plenty of info out there on...
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    Yea, I think I took the last spot on the second...

    Yea, I think I took the last spot on the second week. Sorry about that! And yes he is…I hope he does the classes next year. I’m darn tempted to try to get in again. Took me a couple of days to...
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    Hi Pete, Took the same class you did with Jeff...

    Hi Pete,
    Took the same class you did with Jeff Wagner at Sunnybrook. Loved every minute. Thanks for the recommendation!
    Yiu did finish your rod, right 😜?
    Phil
  17. Thread: Boxes

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    All beautiful boxes, Mike. I donít know anything...

    All beautiful boxes, Mike. I donít know anything about trying to sell work, but my kids once said I should sell my boxes on Etsy. I looked at it briefly and found dozens of pages of wood jewelry...
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    Beautiful table, Mark. Nice shaping work on the...

    Beautiful table, Mark. Nice shaping work on the legs. Another wonderful opportunity to pull out the spokeshave!
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    I also prefer Timbermate, however, Iíve only used...

    I also prefer Timbermate, however, Iíve only used it for grain filling. Grain filling is more forgiving because even though it creates a slight contrast in the grain, it isnít noticed...itís...
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    I have two public safety officer challenge coins....

    I have two public safety officer challenge coins. One from Beverly Hills, CA and one from Beverly Hills, MI. Both are exactly 1 3/4Ē across and 1/8Ē thickness. Both sides are engraved. They both...
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    Bamboo Fly Rod Build

    A few years ago Pete Taran posted about a class he took to build a bamboo fly rod. Being one to enjoy fly fishing myself, it was just too hard to keep from signing up for the class which took place...
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    I don’t have much experience with various...

    I don’t have much experience with various parallel clamps, but do like the Bessey’s as well. I tend to build smaller size pieces, so have a good assortment of 24-50” clamps. For the occasional...
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    No expert here, but have you tried one of the...

    No expert here, but have you tried one of the clear water based flat finishes?

    By the way, I made an end table using basswood for the legs (best match for some northern white pine I had for the...
  24. Thread: Play saw

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    Beautiful, Ron. Your piddling beats my serious...

    Beautiful, Ron. Your piddling beats my serious all day long!
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    Iíve followed Johnís advice on blotch prone wood....

    Iíve followed Johnís advice on blotch prone wood. I donít have spray equipment, so just use spray can shellac to seal (wiping on SealCoat can blotch as well-even thinned). A light sanding, then on to...
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