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  1. Derek, as usual you modestly sell yourself short!...

    Derek, as usual you modestly sell yourself short! I find your carefully crafted/fitted tool storage to be stunningly elegant. Maybe not Studley caliber (who is?), but certainly a treasure some future...
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    +1 to Mark’s comments. LOVE my hand stitched...

    +1 to Mark’s comments. LOVE my hand stitched rasps- IMHO well worth cost.Great for quickly getting curved shapes. A half round file is quick way to smooth surfacethat is finish worthy after a little...
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    Beware of completely filing of all current teeth....

    Beware of completely filing of all current teeth. It’s really hard to create uniform tooth line from scratch.better to work off exsisting teeth to shift spacing and tooth size.
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    A saw insight I think is often under appreciated...

    A saw insight I think is often under appreciated is the only reason a saw has been sharpened so many time that the plate is much narrower than factory width is multiple generations of crafts people...
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    A premium model from golden era by leading...

    A premium model from golden era by leading manufacturer- great find especially for $1!

    My advice is clean it up and use it. My experience is trying to arbitrage vintage saws isn’t a money making...
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    AS a 40 year handtool woodworker in the hardwood...

    AS a 40 year handtool woodworker in the hardwood desert of So. Cal., I’m incredibly jealous of your BW find! One of my absolute favorite woos! I have no knowledge of saw milling- I lurk here as a...
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    Most of what helps me maximize efficiency...

    Most of what helps me maximize efficiency revolves around the order of operations; I try to minimize re-clamping workpieces multiple times and try and do everything I can with the tool I have in my...
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    very cool- nicely done!!!

    very cool- nicely done!!!
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    Very nice Tom! Sounds like a great hand tool...

    Very nice Tom! Sounds like a great hand tool Learning experience. Cutting joints for curving, non-rectilinear parts is challenging for me and I would think getting instruction on this will pay big...
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    Thanks Ron - means a lot especially coming from...

    Thanks Ron - means a lot especially coming from you! Love your work. Your saws are functional art.
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    Hi, great Design consistent with a farmhouse...

    Hi, great Design consistent with a farmhouse setting, terrific stock selection and well executed!
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    Ron, I think this is what they mean by tool...

    Ron, I think this is what they mean by tool porn!!!

    Super impressed with your work! Almost too pretty to use. I also admire your experimentation with fundamental geometry. Curious what is your...
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    Glen makes a good point- one of the beauties of...

    Glen makes a good point- one of the beauties of shellac is ability to thin with alcohol, especially relevant for finish coat.

    If you French polish with a pad, for final coat you can “stretch” the...
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    Very nice! I really like all the shadow lines of...

    Very nice! I really like all the shadow lines of the multiple vertical elements.
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    [QUOTE=Phil Mueller;3187432]Mike, I have to say,...

    [QUOTE=Phil Mueller;3187432]Mike, I have to say, I love that. Reminds me of something you might see in an old European church. Great finish on the walnut (did you start with Watco medium or dark...
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    M+1 to Johns comments. I like spray with water,...

    M+1 to Johns comments. I like spray with water, sprinkle rotten stone and polish with felt block. Be sure to fully clean. Little paste wax after works great for me.
  17. Mike please know absolutely no judgement from me!...

    Mike please know absolutely no judgement from me! I love raised panels- to me one of indicators of handmade furniture!
    some of my favorite pieces blend elements of different styles. You do you...
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    Thanks Bill for all your helpful suggestions. I...

    Thanks Bill for all your helpful suggestions. I agree with all your thoughts. As I mentioned, choosing/installing hardware is one of my least favorite parts of any project. Accordingly, I tend to go...
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    Thanks Bill - good questions: my neighbor is...

    Thanks Bill - good questions: my neighbor is interior designer and had lots of very specific input including selection and placement of door handle. I appreciate your mention of symmetry- how would...
  20. +1 to Phils comments. Don’t think raised panel...

    +1 to Phils comments. Don’t think raised panel construction is typical of the Federal style. Tends to rely more on flat surfaces decorated with veneer, string inlay etc.
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    Very nice work James – your tool chests looks...

    Very nice work James – your tool chests looks great!

    IMHO, if any go to the trouble to make through, wedged tennons, definitely makes sense to use a contrasting color wood for the wedge. To my...
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    I think the OP makes an interesting and excellent...

    I think the OP makes an interesting and excellent point; if you consider "excellence " in our craft to be both a high level of precision/execution and also speed of execution, at least for me, it...
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    Dude that's a total score – congratulations! I...

    Dude that's a total score – congratulations! I have a Stanley #8 and it's fantastic tool and works great. That said, I inherited a 26 inch beech jointer that apparently belonged to my grandfather. It...
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    Walnut Broom Closet

    This was my first commission job – a Walnut, corner broom closet for my neighbor. She had an old carved panel she wanted me to incorporate into the front. I completely whiffed on the cost estimate –...
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    Your too kind Ron- but remember it's not a...

    Your too kind Ron- but remember it's not a contest:). One of the beauties of our craft is we're all really competing against ourselves and our previous efforts. Incremental improvement can be really...
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