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    Pushing a shave takes a deft touch. Which...

    Pushing a shave takes a deft touch. Which Veritas? Is it the low angle?
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    What kind of shave do you have? The thumbs...

    What kind of shave do you have? The thumbs behind the iron sounds like you are pushing the shave.
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    Are you pushing the shave instead of pulling it?

    Are you pushing the shave instead of pulling it?
  4. Me either, but I think I will stick with my old...

    Me either, but I think I will stick with my old fashion way!
  5. As I recall, Sorby’s standard tools are M2 HSS....

    As I recall, Sorby’s standard tools are M2 HSS. That is one of the lowest grades of HSS as far as holding an edge. There are far better tools for the money IMO.
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    Michael, thanks for taking the time to comment. ...

    Michael, thanks for taking the time to comment.

    Bruce, thanks! I still think about my days as moderator and the friendships formed. Hope you and your family are doing well.
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    Very well done! Given the size of the arm bends,...

    Very well done! Given the size of the arm bends, those had to have been challenging to get set up and clamped. I think the best part is that the chair is YOUR design. Nice functional piece and...
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    If used properly and maintained properly, at...

    If used properly and maintained properly, at least one lifetime I would think as long as it is a quality product to begin with.
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    The burls have a new home!

    The burls have a new home!
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    I will reduce the price to $35 each, shipped...

    I will reduce the price to $35 each, shipped CONUS. If the powder post beetles hinder your purchase they have long since departed from these and the trails in a finished piece are limited to the sap...
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    Black Walnut Burls for sale

    In my continuing effort to reorganize my shop I am trying to reduce my wood inventory. Over the years I have accumulated a lot of wood in dimensions and species that no longer suit the type of work...
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    Mark and Steve, thanks so much for taking the...

    Mark and Steve, thanks so much for taking the time to comment!

    Dan, I appreciate the kind words and I would encourage you to get started on your comb back. By far, it is the most satisfying work...
  13. How large is very large? I routinely turn 17-18"...

    How large is very large? I routinely turn 17-18" offset platters on a SN2 with 50mm jaws, and have also turned a 24" offset platter (pic attached) with the same setup.
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    Burls are sold!

    Burls are sold!
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    Lot of views. Perhaps $150, plus shipping will be...

    Lot of views. Perhaps $150, plus shipping will be more tempting.
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    Bob, among many other factors, I think “quality...

    Bob, among many other factors, I think “quality control” involves inspection of finished goods. And, price is somewhat dependent on frequency. For instance, I suspect Dave Jeske, or someone in his...
  17. Thanks, Doug!

    Thanks, Doug!
  18. Shop Clean up and couple pieces of curly maple

    I am in a periodic phase of shop reorganization. "Periodic" as in every 15 years or so. This is an assortment of items that have been hanging on my shop wall for...well, a long time!

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    Pics of the second burl.

    Pics of the second burl.
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    Buckeye Burls for Sale

    I have had these burls for 8-9 years and intended along the way to attempt some resin work with them. But, that never happened and they deserve to belong to someone that can bring justice to their...
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    Just like today, there were varying degrees of...

    Just like today, there were varying degrees of accuracy and economics was the deciding factor. Not furniture exactly, but I was fortunate to have been able to view the extensive Joe Kindig collection...
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    Roland, good to hear from you and thanks!! I...

    Roland, good to hear from you and thanks!! I have all the oak parts roughed out for the second one and I hope to refine my skills on this one!
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    Thanks, Dan! There is a “process” for the finish...

    Thanks, Dan! There is a “process” for the finish that is used by Curtis Buchanan and somewhat modified by Pete Galbert in his blog entry - “bullet proof finish.” I took parts from both, but used...
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    Ken, great job! IMO the most important aspect of...

    Ken, great job! IMO the most important aspect of a dining table is that it must be “welcoming” so that when folks sit down to eat and fellowship, they immediately feel comfortable. You scored on...
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    Blackwood is sold! Thanks, Jeff.

    Blackwood is sold! Thanks, Jeff.
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