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    I was taught to use Waterlox on Cherry, as Watco...

    I was taught to use Waterlox on Cherry, as Watco has a slight Red tint (which looks good on Walnut).

    If you can reach the back of the assembled cabinet, applying finish after glue up avoids lots...
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    I would make the stretcher higher enough for a...

    I would make the stretcher higher enough for a push broom to reach underneath. Much like a kitchen "toe kick" that's high enough that I can get close to the bench (around 4" off the floor).
    ...
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    Unless you're deeply concerned about...

    Unless you're deeply concerned about preservation, replace the leather.

    A shoe or handbag repair shop will have scraps.
    I use "contact cement" to affix mine.
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    It looks a great deal like my Arkansas "Lily...

    It looks a great deal like my Arkansas "Lily white".
    Medium fast cutting (neither coarse nor fine) and sufficient with only stropping to follow for basic tasks.

    Mine rarely needs flattening.
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    418949If you've worked with Oak before, a sharp...

    418949If you've worked with Oak before, a sharp adze (or wide sweep gouge) will leave a shimmering surface. If you've not used Oak before, consider Redwood or Cedar.
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    For small blade honing, see "Jeweler's ring...

    For small blade honing, see "Jeweler's ring clamp".
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    My go to backsaw is 14" long, 4" plate depth...

    My go to backsaw is 14" long, 4" plate depth below the handle.

    My favorite starter saw is often sold with a Maple mitering block - brand name "Do-All", good steel for cheap.

    Saws longer than...
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    I'm not convinced a dead flat bench is...

    I'm not convinced a dead flat bench is achievable.
    If things don't roll off, it might not be necessary.

    Once mounted to a base, the top might "sag" a bit in the middle. Consider mounting the...
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    With plywood used to stiffen the base, the...

    With plywood used to stiffen the base, the Sjoberg is adequate. May I recommend browsing local classifieds for a few weeks, first?

    Search "woodworking" in Craigslist tool section.
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    My King 800 is similar to your 1000. They wear...

    My King 800 is similar to your 1000.

    They wear evenly, and slowly.
    I've been happy with it, when presoaked.

    I had the Norton starter set (years ago) and felt they traded fast cutting for...
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    One of my first purchases was a block plane and...

    One of my first purchases was a block plane and "Jack" from Rali. I keep the block plane next to my woodstove for starter shavings.

    Interesting mechanism for setting depth, prone to rust (like...
  12. Not a Tersa head - straight blades held by gib...

    Not a Tersa head - straight blades held by gib screws.
    With two sets of knives, you can send one out for sharpening after a fresh set is installed.

    The more current version (NXSD) is offered with...
  13. Robland XSD near Cape Cod. 220 vAC. 12 " max...

    Robland XSD near Cape Cod.

    220 vAC. 12 " max width. Cast iron jointer tables.
    Straight blades, spare set included.

    This unit also has the mortising attachment.

    Purchased second hand for...
  14. If you're already within a few thousandths I...

    If you're already within a few thousandths I expect hide glue would be sufficient already. If it doesn't "grab" it can be reversed (with more hide glue applied).

    If you're after more security,...
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    https://youtu.be/4GHjI6W6s6M

    https://youtu.be/4GHjI6W6s6M
  16. Will your scoot turn both directions, of will you...

    Will your scoot turn both directions, of will you be forced to circuit the island on every ride?
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    +1 on light oil and Arkansas stones to avoid...

    +1 on light oil and Arkansas stones to avoid water in the shop.

    I favor WD40, as it is both cheap and effective.
    I prefer the odor of WD40 to Lamp Oil or 3 in 1.
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    I'm not sure that industrial products should be...

    I'm not sure that industrial products should be considered "rare" - useful variants might be valuable.

    For $1 and the cost of a sharpening it might be useful.
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    The "standard" is not another square. ...

    The "standard" is not another square.

    https://www.familyhandyman.com/tools/check-if-a-square-is-square/
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    First I've heard of this company. Beautifully...

    First I've heard of this company.
    Beautifully made, these should last forever.

    At these prices, they should be accurate.
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    North Brothers 2101a brace

    10 inch North brothers brace marked "Yankee" on base pad, "Bell system" on arm.
    2 jaw Chuck ratchets both directions.

    Used, not abused.

    $100 delivered in the USA.

    10% of net (after...
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    This is an important point. A bench can be...

    This is an important point.
    A bench can be easily counterweighted at the base, or fixed to the floor (or wall).

    It need not withstand cataclysmic forces.
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    I recommend starting with a sawhorse solution. ...

    I recommend starting with a sawhorse solution.

    Josh Finn has an elemental design that can be stored easily and built with common, available tools and materials.
    ...
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    If you're open to alternatives, I have a new (old...

    If you're open to alternatives, I have a new (old stock) Record #7 with the factory milling marks still on the blade.

    $175 delivered in the USA.
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    https://youtu.be/7UVmZV--J98 Modern examples,...

    https://youtu.be/7UVmZV--J98

    Modern examples, to be sure - but finely polished.
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