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  1. COVID protector, wood meets polycarbonate.

    Usually post on the Neanderthals but as no hand tools were used, posting here!
    Baltic birch plywood, polycarbonate, some forms and a couple of routers. Considerable accuracy required to make the...
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    Have used paste wax for many years. The first...

    Have used paste wax for many years. The first coat will dry slowly, a second coat gently applied will add more but if you intend to polish there is no real point if your initial application was even....
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    Now he just needs a heavier bench!

    Now he just needs a heavier bench!
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    Drilling them out is really the only option,...

    Drilling them out is really the only option, nothing else will remove the wood. It is really just a matter of which drill. I have done this on a canoe rub rail. I used a forstner bit. It leaves a...
  5. Even if it is an inside door the cedar movement...

    Even if it is an inside door the cedar movement is a problem. A cedar veneer may stay put but the glue may show through. If it is stuck on and sealed with epoxy it may work. The different grain...
  6. Two planes Nathan, the Lee Valley bevel up jack...

    Two planes Nathan, the Lee Valley bevel up jack and a Clifton 5&1/2 jack plane. The Clifton is much taller so it has better registration with the runway, also much heavier which helps.
  7. Discovered a machine shop run by four guys just...

    Discovered a machine shop run by four guys just round the corner from my workshop in a sub division. Over 100 years old, this is a machine shop to die for, more than 30 lathes, many run from a...
  8. Thought I would wait to see if I need it, I do...

    Thought I would wait to see if I need it, I do have a strip of hickory ready. I will need two, one for each plane I may use. I have added a containment rail for the strips on the right. I will simply...
  9. That is the same principle as the first Lee...

    That is the same principle as the first Lee Valley honing guide, an oblong block of aluminium with 4 angles, one on each corner. You rotated it or flipped it over, a central screw held it down on...
  10. Some day I will build a decent shooting board..........that day has arrived!

    That day has arrived for lots of things........
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    Used hickory for the guide, rail, support blocks and edging. This time of the year it’s moisture content is 6%, most woods in my shop plateau...
  11. “That will come in handy”, “keep that for a rainy...

    “That will come in handy”, “keep that for a rainy day”, “One day I’ll be glad of that”, “must make one of those some day”,
    THAT DAY HAS ARRIVED.
  12. I bought a single sided oil stone to start, made...

    I bought a single sided oil stone to start, made a box for it, still have it, bet most have one somewhere.

    Of the jump to water stones buying the guide is the most painful expense. Look in...
  13. Luckily I’m tall and got the last bread yeast at...

    Luckily I’m tall and got the last bread yeast at the back of the tallest shelf. When I finish my next commercial job I get to make some furniture. This could go on for quite some time.
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    Josko, your question is a good one. I am with...

    Josko, your question is a good one. I am with Paul and think even simple things to death to come up with the best solution. This process is enjoyable, especially when you prove yourself right. My...
  15. The wood grain is just lovely, look forward to...

    The wood grain is just lovely, look forward to the final finish.
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    Scott, there is no hinged lid on your little box,...

    Scott, there is no hinged lid on your little box, what if it falls out? I make Amsteel plane mats in tool grey for bench use. Job site planes have their blade withdrawn, wrapped in a cloth and tossed...
  17. Tom, love that piece, the weight, proportions,...

    Tom, love that piece, the weight, proportions, finish, absolutely robust. Love to see the top. Not a huge piece for my shoe size but who wants to clutter it up with shoes?
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    John, you did a fabulous job, a unique look for...

    John, you did a fabulous job, a unique look for those parts.
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    Send me one and I’ll think of...

    Send me one and I’ll think of something...........must have an empty biscotti tin lying around.......
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    Kevlar diving gloves might be a good idea for...

    Kevlar diving gloves might be a good idea for grafting, a very bad idea for any power tools!
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    Bad cuts get stitched, lesser cuts get...

    Bad cuts get stitched, lesser cuts get steristrips and dressings. Small cuts get bandaids. All cuts need observation for infection.
    Of course nothing is quite that simple, you have to eliminate...
  22. All LN and LV planes I have just needed the blade...

    All LN and LV planes I have just needed the blade honed to 10,000 grit and they work just fine, except the combination plane but that’s a different story.
    My LN scrub plane sitting in 4” of tornado...
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    Hard maple is a great choice, the weight and...

    Hard maple is a great choice, the weight and resilience are excellent. Did you use plans or your own design? The overhang at each end seems longer than usual?
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    Had to Google that Jim; no never used sandpaper...

    Had to Google that Jim; no never used sandpaper to sharpen real tools, removing sharp edges,yes.
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    Not having a microscope I push on stones and pull...

    Not having a microscope I push on stones and pull on strops. Pulling on a stone can leave a burr which will be carried to the next stone, I prefer to leave it behind on the first stone.
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