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  1. Warren, I believe that I have given you credit...

    Warren, I believe that I have given you credit for this frog angle in past discussions. I should have mentioned it here as well. My apology.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  2. Dan, I have a Custom #7 with a 40-degree frog....

    Dan, I have a Custom #7 with a 40-degree frog. This is wonderful for both face- and edge grain, and can even shoot end grain. While it works well, 40 degrees is getting close to the limit of the...
  3. I tend to agree with Charles, but I have not used...

    I tend to agree with Charles, but I have not used a split bench. I am also biased by having a single-top Roubo.

    One of the questions I have, not mentioned here, is whether there is any difficulty...
  4. Dan, I have a 42-degree frog since the Custom #4...

    Dan, I have a 42-degree frog since the Custom #4 is used exclusively with a closed up chipbreaker. The lower frog adds to slightly less effort to push and slightly improved surface clearness than a...
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    With regard to invoicing and specifying ... I...

    With regard to invoicing and specifying ...

    I am not a professional woodworker, and have never charged anyone for something built. However, I have 35+ years of invoicing in my practice, and have...
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    Jon, the benefit from the JessEm is not just to...

    Jon, the benefit from the JessEm is not just to avoid kickback, but also to improve the quality of a rip cut by minimising the movement of the board along the rip fence. It does this very well, with...
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    :D Regards from Perth Derek (still...

    :D

    Regards from Perth

    Derek (still precocious)
  8. This is copied from my website .... No mitre...

    This is copied from my website ....


    No mitre gauge track!




    A router table is a wonderful resource. However, a good router table does not need to be complex. In fact, I much prefer the...
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    If the tails and pins are similar in size,...

    If the tails and pins are similar in size, reversing will not affect the strength of the joint. The use of a drawer slide is irrelevant.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Matthew, I did that with a chest of drawers I...

    Matthew, I did that with a chest of drawers I built my son 16 years ago (then 11 years old) ...

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/A%20Chest%20of%20Drawers%20for%20Jamie_html_5003f16.jpg
    ...
  11. Much the same for us, Terry. With the...

    Much the same for us, Terry.

    With the exception of sofas, along with a few antiques and the diningroom table and original early bentwood chairs, every remaining piece of furniture was built by...
  12. Quantity or Quality? :) Regards from Perth ...

    Quantity or Quality? :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  13. Chisel to square and router plane/powered router...

    Chisel to square and router plane/powered router to level the floor.

    I have blades for all down to 1/8", and use these frequently.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Aaron It really looks great. Go with what your...

    Aaron

    It really looks great. Go with what your gut tells you.

    Everyone will have an opinion, and that's what it is, an opinion, not right or wrong or better.

    My opinion is that the ends are...
  15. Jim, flat is not the same as polished. As I...

    Jim, flat is not the same as polished. As I recall, somewhere in the dimness I call a brain, the backs are lapped to 400 grit. If so, that is not helpful for sharpness, per se.

    Regards from Perth...
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    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/SofaTableAl...

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/SofaTableAllTheWayToCompletion_html_535035f0.jpg

    Bandsaw in my case.

    Then double iron hand plane ...
    ...
  17. Fore warned is fore armed. The glare off 12000...

    Fore warned is fore armed. The glare off 12000 candles can be blinding! :)

    Enjoy!

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  18. Assaf, congrats on getting really fine chisels. ...

    Assaf, congrats on getting really fine chisels.

    The review I wrote on the O1 versions is applicable to the PM-V11 chisels. Here are a few extracts (from my website) ...

    Veritas plane blades...
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    Steven, some like to buy new saws ... about the...

    Steven, some like to buy new saws ... about the same feeling you get when browsing swap meets.

    Buying a new saw is a good place to start if you have no way to compare it to something you could...
  20. Julie, you sound like you know what you are doing...

    Julie, you sound like you know what you are doing in the set up, but the blades are new and should not be acting as if dull so quickly. I can get a really excellent resaw off a freshly sharpened 1/2...
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    When starting out, I believe that a dovetail saw...

    When starting out, I believe that a dovetail saw with relaxed rake (around 14 degrees) will be forgiving and encouraging. As one learns to hold the saw - how much tension in the grip, learning to...
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    Hi Mike The LN was the first new dovetail saw...

    Hi Mike

    The LN was the first new dovetail saw I purchased, about 20 years ago. I really like this saw, and it is one of my go-to dovetail saws today. However, when I first got it, it was difficult...
  23. Based on my experience, a dust collection box is...

    Based on my experience, a dust collection box is unnecessary for excellent dust collection.

    I recently completed a from-scratch-build with the router table in the outfeed of my slider (Hammer K3)...
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    I have it on good authority that this bench was...

    I have it on good authority that this bench was used to make George Washington's false teeth. If you look at the left front corner, you will see his imprint.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Thinking about this ... removing the set is not...

    Thinking about this ... removing the set is not going to make the saw easier to start. Set makes it easier for a saw to avoid binding. Reduced set will make the plate track more tightly - no wavering...
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