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    Dennis, so sorry to hear about your sciatica - I...

    Dennis, so sorry to hear about your sciatica - I have this thankfully only rarely.

    On Saturday I got to deliver an entrance table to a dear friend. I mentioned last week that the build was...
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    Recent project. First played with this. Made a...

    Recent project. First played with this. Made a few changes ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/1tr0KhKn/Legs1.jpg

    Finished up with ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/9ftbk6g6/2a.jpg

    Started with ...
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    Rita's table at home ... ...

    Rita's table at home ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/YCykmsDT/Ritas-table1.jpg


    Regards from Perth


    Derek
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    Jim, I just gave the inside of the lip a bevel to...

    Jim, I just gave the inside of the lip a bevel to remove the sharp edge. Done.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  5. I have a short stroke slider, the Hammer K3 with...

    I have a short stroke slider, the Hammer K3 with a 1250mm wagon. For my purposes, which is working with solid wood and building one-off pieces of furniture, this particular saw is perfect.
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    I had meant to mention the way I dealt with the...

    I had meant to mention the way I dealt with the dowels, the leg joinery, but there was not the opportunity. Also, what follows used mostly power tools.


    Here are the legs, and you can see the...
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    Thanks for the kind words Mike. The "table"...

    Thanks for the kind words Mike.

    The "table" is an adjustable sticking board, which I find invaluable for grooving drawer sides. It is clamped between a dog hole and the end vise dog ...
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    The drawer The drawer build was fairly...

    The drawer


    The drawer build was fairly straight forward. The usual half-blind fronts and through dovetail rears.


    Transferring tails to pins on the Moxon ...

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    Rita's table drawer: Part 2

    There are four parts to the drawer build: the drawer size and design, the drawer case, fitting the drawer case, and the drawer.


    Part 1 described the drawer size and design, and the apron of the...
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    No, you cannot. The right side is the lower...

    No, you cannot.

    The right side is the lower edge of the drawer front and drawer side. That is the important side to get square and aligned to ensure all sits square and coplanar.
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    Hi David My reasoning was this: I could cut...

    Hi David

    My reasoning was this: I could cut with a Japanese saw, which leaves a fine surface and a fine kerf. But I am still going to have to shoot the ends to ensure that they are perfectly...
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    A couple of points: Removing the waste, with...

    A couple of points:

    Removing the waste, with a coping or fretsaw, spares the chisel edges from significantly more work. You are like to do cleaner work because they stay sharper longer. I prefer...
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    Hi Robert Instead of pushing the shave, try...

    Hi Robert

    Instead of pushing the shave, try pulling it towards you. See if you get chatter then.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Enquiring minds want to know. Regards from...

    Enquiring minds want to know.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Erich, that is an understatement. Stability =...

    Erich, that is an understatement. Stability = precision.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Erich, I prefer to re-use what I can. For many...

    Erich, I prefer to re-use what I can. For many years I built with old roofing trusses - it is amazing (and alarming) how much good hardwood went into roofs in Perth. I would ask at building sites,...
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    Bob, the fences I have are very similar across...

    Bob, the fences I have are very similar across the planes I have. I use the hardwood to hand. In my case it is Jarrah ..

    https://i.postimg.cc/bN1H92Hz/Small-Plow.jpg

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    We are now left with four sections - the wide...

    We are now left with four sections - the wide top, the two lower side sections, and the middle drawer front. The sections are glued back (taking care not to glue the drawer front back!) ...

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    Transformations: The drawer - Part 1

    https://i.postimg.cc/mDLjWm0t/8a.jpg




    It was my intention from the outset to hide the drawer as best as possible. This required that the drawer not have a pull or handle visible on the...
  20. The LN guide works very well. I have both LN and...

    The LN guide works very well. I have both LN and Veritas guides, and use the LN on BU plane blades. It will work well on all plane blades and, I have no doubt, on the Veritas chisels.

    Regards from...
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    Finishes

    Somehow this area was forgotten, and of course it is important.


    All surfaces were hand planed, and then finished in de-waxed Ubeaut Hard Shellac. This concentrated and thinned with denatured...
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    I completed a hall table for a good friend, who...

    I completed a hall table for a good friend, who is moving into a new house. Done in a little over three weekends. Fun piece with an interesting drawer. The build is on the hand tool forum:...
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    Very nice Jim. Not just the guitar, but I have a...

    Very nice Jim. Not just the guitar, but I have a weakness for stone walls. Stone walls and wooden sash windows. Mmmmm. :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Bill, a water-based poly, such as General...

    Bill, a water-based poly, such as General Finishes, does a great job. I rub it on with microfibre cloths and denib with grey mesh ...
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    Jim, I did not know this ... but this is exactly...

    Jim, I did not know this ... but this is exactly what I do. Elevation and plan.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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