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    I guess I will be the contrarian in this crowd. I...

    I guess I will be the contrarian in this crowd. I have a set of the bevel-edge chisels and prefer them to my Lie-Nielsens. They fit *my* hands better and the edges last longer. Looking at the backs,...
  2. Speaking as someone who is "temporarily able",...

    Speaking as someone who is "temporarily able", there have been two times in my life, each for almost a year, that I have been on crutches/walker/wheelchair and handrails can make the difference...
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    Down low, I *feel* like I have more control when...

    Down low, I *feel* like I have more control when chopping if I hold the chisel down low.
    There is no wrong way as long as the material is removed where needed and not where it shouldn't and no blood...
  4. Don't keep batteries in items you don't use...

    Don't keep batteries in items you don't use regularly enough to wear out the batteries - remove them.
    Then even if they leak, no harm done.
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    I would suggest a second rock to knap the first...

    I would suggest a second rock to knap the first into a sharp edge, thus igniting the "sharpening wars" that exist to this day (grin).
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    Continued... 409440 Ben Brung demonstrated...

    Continued...

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    Ben Brung demonstrated the springpole lathe

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    Marco Terenzi

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    Jim Crammond (seated), Ben Brung, and Andrew Messimer and showing how the back and arms of a...
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    Phil, Thank you for the kind words, it was a...

    Phil,
    Thank you for the kind words, it was a pleasure meeting you as well.
    Here are a few more pics from the event:
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    The calm before the storm
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    Steve Lash (on right) showed a clock...
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    I will be there and presenting on hollows and...

    I will be there and presenting on hollows and rounds.
    Here is the Museum's blurb on the event: https://www.dia.org/events/society-american-period-furniture-makers
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    That's me in the tricorner...
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    Jeff, I did something similar several years ago...

    Jeff, I did something similar several years ago
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    But I found there was a problem with crud falling in them
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    Has not caused a problem that a quick wipe with a rag wont fix, but...
  10. Lowell, you know that is part of a 4 volume set...

    Lowell, you know that is part of a 4 volume set from Lost Art Press don't you?

    The complete set is quite worthwhile.

    Mike
  11. Really nicely done! Please keep us posted on the...

    Really nicely done!
    Please keep us posted on the progress.
    Mike
  12. I do hope you have discussed using epoxy on this...

    I do hope you have discussed using epoxy on this project with your client.
    If you had used epoxy on MY wood furniture, you would be facing a lawsuit for destruction of property!
    There is a reason...
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    Apropos of nothing, here are some images I took...

    Apropos of nothing, here are some images I took at the Iowa exhibition of the Studley chest
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    Don Williams was the presenter
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    Don showing how tools are reached
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    Studley bench...
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    Adam, the only place that I have used a back bent...

    Adam, the only place that I have used a back bent gouge is for the area between knuckles on a Philadelphia style claw and ball foot.

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    I am sure there are other uses, but for creating the...
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    It's a shop made mallet - if it breaks, repair or...

    It's a shop made mallet - if it breaks, repair or replace it. The laminations are just for looks anyway.
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    May 4 - 5, 2019 are the days that the Society of...

    May 4 - 5, 2019 are the days that the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM) will be demonstrating at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
    So, maybe you can visit the museum one of the days...
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    Re: question #1 those blades are not painted....

    Re: question #1 those blades are not painted. That is a rust preventive coating applied to the blank and then the bevels were ground. Longevity of the coating depends on the exact type of coating and...
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    Back in the 70's when I started in pattern shops,...

    Back in the 70's when I started in pattern shops, everyone wore an apron so I did too. Still do. One thing though - NO pockets! A journeyman who saw pockets on your apron would likely tear them off....
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    Congratulations Derek! you have recreated a...

    Congratulations Derek! you have recreated a patternmakers scraper. Primary use that I had for them was to remove parting lines on fiberglass splashes. Make the model in mahogany ply, apply...
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    I always thought Rush was a Led Zeppelin tribute...

    I always thought Rush was a Led Zeppelin tribute band.
  21. Thread: Bar soap

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    Ivory, bar and liquid. I have a mild allergy to...

    Ivory, bar and liquid. I have a mild allergy to perfumes, my nose clogs, throat itches, and get headaches.
    I do keep a bar of lava by the laundry room sink for extreme dirt, but I follow that up...
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    Ralph, excuse me but I think you are confusing...

    Ralph, excuse me but I think you are confusing "woodworking" the Chris Schwarz no advertising magazine with "woodwork" a magazine that ran from 1989 to 2014.
    "woodworking" only had 16 issues total,...
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    Another possibility is that your perception of...

    Another possibility is that your perception of what is sharp has changed. The more you sharpen, the better you get. The tool may have been "sharp" by your perception when it was sharpened, but with...
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    Besides infrastructure (which, if given the...

    Besides infrastructure (which, if given the demand, will be built by entrepreneurs), where is all the energy to charge the electric cars going to come from?
    I could go on, but this is the largest...
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    Don't worry David, you are not alone. analysis...

    Don't worry David, you are not alone.

    analysis paralysis is one term, the best however is the sign on a manager's desk: "At some point in the project we have to shoot the engineer and get the job...
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