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  1. Another method to make a saw wall is to use your...

    Another method to make a saw wall is to use your marking knife:

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    Notice the thumb is against the blade, the blade is bevel down and the material is being removed from the waste side of...
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    Being somewhat ambidextrous, there is a...

    Being somewhat ambidextrous, there is a difference noticed between using rasps with my left hand compared to my right hand. My suggestion would be to purchase left handed rasps if you are left hand...
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    One of the confusions about this comes from...

    One of the confusions about this comes from metric conversions. Some treat 18mm as equal to 3/4" and others use a 20mm equivalent. In reality 19mm is an almost exact match. Some folks just do not...
  4. Thread: Saw advice

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    My saw sharpening kit includes a few different...

    My saw sharpening kit includes a few different wearable magnifiers. My intention is to hunt for and purchase one or two more in the future.

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    24" is about the extent of most folks reach. If...

    24" is about the extent of most folks reach. If you are not going to use a tool tray, go wide or go home!

    Even with a tool tray a few extra inches will help if you find 20" too narrow.

    jtk
  6. Erich, If you want to get fancy you might also...

    Erich, If you want to get fancy you might also want to get a couple of gouges to make some 'lovetails' > https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?135061

    This cabinet and its twin have 52 dovetails...
  7. Ditto! Reaching into a purse kind of frightens...

    Ditto!

    Reaching into a purse kind of frightens me.

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  9. If you are buying a new set of wrenches and the...

    If you are buying a new set of wrenches and the metric set is the same price as the imperial set it is cheaper to buy the metric set and fill in the sizes that are not interchangeable than it is to...
  10. My dovetails are usually marked by first setting...

    My dovetails are usually marked by first setting a divider to a hair more than the width of a chisel. Which chisel depends on the material and what is being made.

    Sometimes it is a !/4" chisel....
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    Hi Iain, The 15 grain is about 6" long. The 13...

    Hi Iain, The 15 grain is about 6" long. The 13 grain is about 8" long. When mine were purchased there may not have been an option for the modellers rasp.

    From the chart:

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    It looks like...
  12. Thread: Usps

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    No, it is not a bad thing. Most of the time...

    No, it is not a bad thing. Most of the time waiting until Monday was okay with me. At one time while living in a small isolated part of town one of the grocery store owners was known as "the bank of...
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    Iain, it might help if your location was listed...

    Iain, it might help if your location was listed in your profile. You may live close to a member who has various rasps you could test drive, if that would help.

    There are a few rasps and floats in...
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    In my old location my feelings were the same. The...

    In my old location my feelings were the same. The FedEx Ground drivers were terrible. Often my packages would be sent back to vendors saying it was a nonexistent address. My memory doesn't recall the...
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    It seem the only thing left out of this thread is...

    It seem the only thing left out of this thread is the specifics of the saw needing a handle.

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    This may be a good rasp, but one of the points of...

    This may be a good rasp, but one of the points of a Liogier or Auriou rasp is the hand stitching. The Narex on Amazon has this in the specifications:



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    My suggestion was going to be Ron Bontz Saw Works...

    My suggestion was going to be Ron Bontz Saw Works but he seems to also be backlogged up to a year.

    My solution to keeping the cost down was to purchase a kit. It is now a fine dovetail saw >...
  18. Thread: Usps

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    A lot of post deserving of reply. Please note...

    A lot of post deserving of reply. Please note some of the [QUOTED] text may have been edited for brevity:



    Thanks Tim. All too often if politicians can wiggle their fingers into funds gathered...
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    My two premium rasps are Auriou cabinet rasps at...

    My two premium rasps are Auriou cabinet rasps at 13 & 15 grain. They have been used for shaping handsaw handles and plane totes. They have also been used on chisel handles and odd times when some...
  20. Thread: Usps

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    Speaking of retirement benefits: My last...

    Speaking of retirement benefits:



    My last job was in a public agency. It was a contributor to the California Public Employee's Retirement System (aka PERS or CalPERS). Though some politicians...
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    The government doesn't run the Post Office....

    The government doesn't run the Post Office. Congress does have legislative power over the Post Office. FedEx and UPS can raise their rates without Congressional approval.

    The USPS must go by...
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  23. Thread: Usps

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    Like the song says, "you don't know what you've...

    Like the song says, "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."

    Sometimes it seems like maybe all of those requests for more information to be sent via mail should be filled out to help...
  24. Thread: Saw advice

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    Blake, vintagesaws.com has a great library which...

    Blake, vintagesaws.com has a great library which includes "Saw Filing -- A Beginners Primer." There are instructions on how to make a small piece from scrap wood to control the rake angle.

    For...
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    David says it well. My thoughts after reading...

    David says it well. My thoughts after reading Blake's question:



    was to look at the handle. A saw with an uncomfortable handle is best left where it is. Leave them for the folks who want to...
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