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    Welcome Steve! Gald to have you with us! Fred

    Welcome Steve! Gald to have you with us!
    Fred
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    Chris, you have nice house. Get someone who knows...

    Chris, you have nice house. Get someone who knows what they are doing to draw-up this addition so that it blends nicely with the existing structure. If you get it wrong, you will likely always regret...
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    Good review Tipton. Thanks. Hope we start hearing...

    Good review Tipton. Thanks. Hope we start hearing from you more often!

    My experience is a little different. Ive spent stupid amounts of money on sharpening and tried about EVERYTHING (except...
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    You can buy 2 buck brothers quarter inch chisels...

    You can buy 2 buck brothers quarter inch chisels at a BORG for little money, and reshape into 2 skews. I did that following an article on SMC/Mike Henderson's web page. (Sure, they have plastic...
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    Derek, I hope you took them up on their VERY...

    Derek, I hope you took them up on their VERY generous offer......
  6. I did the same 8 months ago. So far, so good.

    I did the same 8 months ago. So far, so good.
  7. Time to clean the shop Mark!

    Time to clean the shop Mark!
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    Wow! I see why Kopf is considered such an...

    Wow! I see why Kopf is considered such an authority on this stuff!
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    Good for you! I'm "green" with envy. (Pun...

    Good for you! I'm "green" with envy. (Pun intended.) I never find deals like that around here. :( Enjoy that fine tool!
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    Hi Tom, Has this been precision ground, like...

    Hi Tom,
    Has this been precision ground, like alot of your stuff?
    Fred
  11. Interesting quote from a furniture designer

    Got bored today and was reading back issues of FWW. Issue 51 (March 1985) has a story on Ruhlman's work. It says:

    "Sixty years ago, jacques-Emile Ruhlmann's furniture was the star attraction at...
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    Dueane, I think what drew some of the commentary...

    Dueane, I think what drew some of the commentary here was your reference to $12,000 and the title of your thread. "Wealthy" is a relative thing, right? You have roughly $7000 in power tools, which is...
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    Hi Steve, I saw a couple sawyers near Dallas at...

    Hi Steve,
    I saw a couple sawyers near Dallas at this link: LINK
  14. Will, You may be able to answer a question I've...

    Will,
    You may be able to answer a question I've had. I've often wondered how well the BCT performs over the full duration of an actual build, rather than in short burst tests; eg: are your hands...
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    Wow! That's really nice!

    Wow! That's really nice!
  16. I like it! Welcome to the Creek! Hope to see...

    I like it!
    Welcome to the Creek! Hope to see more of your work!
    Fred
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    That sounds like a good decision Zelma. I think...

    That sounds like a good decision Zelma. I think folks here just wanted you and James to stay safe.
    Tell James we'd love to see pictures as his new shop is being built/outfitted!

    Fred
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    With luck, Jim Koepke will weigh in. IIRC, he...

    With luck, Jim Koepke will weigh in. IIRC, he sometimes makes potting benches and sells them.

    IMO (not having actually made one), I'd leave it unfinished and throw a tarp over it in the winter.
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    Thanks Robert!

    Thanks Robert!
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    Thanks again everyone! I'm going to try this....

    Thanks again everyone! I'm going to try this. I'll let you know how I do after a few practice efforts!

    Best regards!
    Fred
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    Thanks very much Mike, for both the invite and...

    Thanks very much Mike, for both the invite and the references. I wish I was closer and could stop in. I will order the Metcalfe book. By chance, I recently received the Thibodeau book as a gift and...
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    Thanks Mike! Fred

    Thanks Mike!
    Fred
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    How hard is Marquetry?

    I'm getting a tad bored and have been thinking about ways to embellish simple pieces. Earlier today, I was reading old issues of FWW and came across an article on Marquetry.

    * How hard is it to...
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    Man, your dog is well named. He looks like...

    Man, your dog is well named. He looks like Churchill!
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    Thanks for the review Jerry. This will help me!...

    Thanks for the review Jerry. This will help me!
    Fred
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