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    I rummage through the random width Red Oak at a...

    I rummage through the random width Red Oak at a big box store and every now and then find something I like.
    The bottom shelf of this book case is one of those. I wish I could fine more.
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    Blake, I have made a few saws using 1095, but...

    Blake,

    I have made a few saws using 1095, but don't have a sheer.
    The easiest for me was to install a cutoff wheel on a cheap wet tile saw I had on hand. The water can be a bit messy, but kept...
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    Hello Tim, In many chests, the base is separate....

    Hello Tim,
    In many chests, the base is separate. In this case, I decided to just scallop the side instead for simplicity and ruggedness.
    Since it may well be used as a toy chest, it is also easier...
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    Hello Jason, Yes, I do glue up the sides/top...

    Hello Jason,

    Yes, I do glue up the sides/top first, then cut to length and dovetail.

    For the bottom, I screw and glue a 1" square x 30" long cleat on both front and back just above the...
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    Pine blanket/toy chest

    I have lost track of how many pine blanket / toy chests I have made over the years.
    They are enjoyable to make because:

    Construction grade pine is relatively inexpensive so I don't have to...
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    It's been a little over a year since I started...

    It's been a little over a year since I started using the band saw. I has seen use on a number of projects.
    In that time, it has exceeded my expectations. Granted my expectations were not terribly...
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    Puncture wounds are the worst. Heal up quick.

    Puncture wounds are the worst.
    Heal up quick.
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    I just finished and finally delivered a walnut...

    I just finished and finally delivered a walnut table I made for a past co-worker.
    Style wise it is not a table I particularly care for nor would I make it for myself, but he and his wife had some...
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    Beautiful table Ken, One thing that always...

    Beautiful table Ken,
    One thing that always annoys me is to have a table rock back and forth if I'm trying to cut into a particularly sinewy meal (not an uncommon occurrence with my own cooking).
    I...
  10. Beautiful work Mike! Sometimes I think it takes...

    Beautiful work Mike!
    Sometimes I think it takes more courage to embark a small piece with very fine details than it does to make large casework. I wish I had your courage.
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    Jim, It seems the grass is always greener... ...

    Jim,
    It seems the grass is always greener... Not long ago, I was wishing I had some close grained fir to use for the desk. I find clear, straight grained fir here quite a bit more expensive and...
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    Tony, The bandsaw is a project I started January...

    Tony,
    The bandsaw is a project I started January of last year and finally finished in last fall.
    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?272918-Wooden-bandsaw-project

    I originally built it...
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    William. I was a bit sneaky with those tenons on...

    William. I was a bit sneaky with those tenons on the breadboard. They are actually loose tenons. They are tight fitting and glued in the breadboard, and loose fitting in mortises in the ends of the...
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    Desk from southern yellow pine

    My work has been busy lately since we are very short handed with many working from home, but been trying to still have some projects going on.

    This is a simple desk I made form SYP construction...
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    If you take a look in the Neanderthal Haven...

    If you take a look in the Neanderthal Haven forum, you will find some examples.
    In particular, I think there are some threads linked in the Sticky thread "Wisdom and FAQs"...
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    I use a leg vise with parallel guide right now. ...

    I use a leg vise with parallel guide right now. It works fine for me though yes I do tire of reaching down to move the pin. It is more of a slight nuisance than any kind of limitation and I love...
  17. I am both surprised and thankful at how few and...

    I am both surprised and thankful at how few and mild have been my injuries.
    Kick back from table saw sliced the web of my hand.
    Wasn't watching the location of a clamp I was using on a saw sled. ...
  18. Sparrows. They don't do much useful in the shop,...

    Sparrows.
    They don't do much useful in the shop, but it is fun to watch them playing in the wood shavings looking for birdseed I have dropped on the floor.
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    Mark, I become familiar with stippling as it...

    Mark,

    I become familiar with stippling as it relates to its use on gun stocks.
    There are dedicated stippling punches available from places like Brownells. In my case, I just used a 1/8" diameter...
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    As Steve mentions, they look like the ones from...

    As Steve mentions, they look like the ones from Harbor Freight. I bought a set some years ago out of curiosity because they were so cheap.
    They were pretty soft when I got them. I didn't know the...
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    Stewie, That's a saw I made about six or seven...

    Stewie,

    That's a saw I made about six or seven years ago. https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?201585-Model-dovetail-saw-handle
    It started out as a kind of experiment for my first dovetail...
  22. Long ago, when I was in the Marine Corps, The lab...

    Long ago, when I was in the Marine Corps, The lab where I worked was run by a navy CPO. One day he noticed how sharp my pocket knife was. He loved fishing and asked if I would try to sharpen one of...
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    Step Stool

    After finally finishing my big wooden bandsaw (https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?272918-Wooden-bandsaw-project), I was glad to get back to some small, hand tool projects.

    A couple who are...
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    I use a sliding deadman and have a long slotted...

    I use a sliding deadman and have a long slotted rest with a bolt through it for a clamp. I can slide the rest up/down and clamp in place at the height I need.
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    I had the same need and tried making my own,...

    I had the same need and tried making my own, though with limited success on my first try.
    https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?185084-Spokeshave-finished&highlight=
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