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  1. Very interesting! Thanks all. —John

    Very interesting! Thanks all.

    —John
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    Same. At first, productivity was important to me...

    Same. At first, productivity was important to me because of limited shop time. I assumed power tools would increase productivity—and they do when their set-up time is more than offset by their...
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    Thanks Joe, so well put. Agreed.

    Thanks Joe, so well put. Agreed.
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    [QUOTE=Doug Dawson;2944932] Now this thread...

    Now this thread drift is nearing an overtly political content, so Ill say one more thing, and you or anyone else can have the last word. If youd written own instead of seize, Id have been...
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    I thought he was jerking your chain...maybe...

    I thought he was jerking your chain...maybe because I assume most people believe in (to paraphrase Richard A. Epstein) keeping their hands off other people and off their stuff.
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    Love it. . .

    Love it. . .
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    Nice design. thanks for the build thread.

    Nice design. thanks for the build thread.
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    This is something I’ve wondered about. No doubt...

    This is something I’ve wondered about. No doubt you’re correct, but in view of the strength and
    longevity of modern glues, does James’s design have a greater risk of failure in ordinary use...
  9. Beautiful! Many thanks for the narrative and...

    Beautiful! Many thanks for the narrative and also the picture of the truck outside the plant!
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    Mike, you’re way too modest. Another Creeker...

    Mike, you’re way too modest. Another Creeker sold me a D8 you sharpened, and it cuts wonderfully. I own several Disston saws, and without any disrespect to them, yours is a cut above the others...
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    Thanks for saying that, because I’ve had very...

    Thanks for saying that, because I’ve had very conflicted views about exposed joinery for years. On the one hand, a modest amount of exposed joinery seems to give visual interest, partly because of...
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    Zach Dillinger’s “With Saw, Plane and Chisel: ...

    Zach Dillinger’s “With Saw, Plane and Chisel: Building Historic American Furniture with Hand Tools.” I own this book and recommend it for what you’re interested in, even if the style of furniture...
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    My $0.02 FWIW. I think a lot of woodworkers...

    My $0.02 FWIW. I think a lot of woodworkers would overlook or reject that design because of a fear that the table would be prone to split along the grain as the top flexes lengthwise. The...
  14. Thank you for taking an interest in the Sawmill...

    Thank you for taking an interest in the Sawmill Creek forum. I’m another lurker who would enjoy learning about Chinese woodworking methods. Just the bit you’ve shared about the differences from...
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    Many thanks for the pics of the carvings. Of all...

    Many thanks for the pics of the carvings. Of all the pictures I’ve seen of cathedrals, I’d never seen wood carvings like that. And thanks for the pics of your daughter on the tip of the spear, as...
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    Many thanks Ken, for sharing your experience with...

    Many thanks Ken, for sharing your experience with paring chisels. Thanks also to those who added theirs to this thread.

    —John
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    If one person says it, you can bet another...

    If one person says it, you can bet another hundred are thinking it but not posting. I’d also be grateful if you’d take the time to share your experience with paring chisels. I learn so much on this...
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    Hi Mike, I used the same technique with 5mm...

    Hi Mike, I used the same technique with 5mm dominos for shop cabinets—they’ve been holding up fine for five years or so, but glued on both pieces. Quite a time savings having to bore only one hole....
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    Saw sharpening services?

    The “$25 Disston Saw” thread got me wondering about saw sharpening services. I’ve tried a couple of google searches and come up with more names of people who’ve gotten out of the business than who...
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    Thanks for all the info guys. I spoke to the...

    Thanks for all the info guys. I spoke to the dealer and am confident he’s done a conscientious and capable job of sharpening. It occurred to me that in addition to differences in sharpening, the...
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    Newbie puzzled by newly-sharpened saws

    Hi folks, Im new to hand tools and the Neander forum. About two weeks ago I bought my first Western-style hand saw, a rip saw, 3 1/2 ppi. Its a pleasure to use, easy to cut straight lines and...
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    Thank you very much, Brian. I had tried to do...

    Thank you very much, Brian. I had tried to do that with my chisels after reading Toshio Odate's book, but your photo essay gives me a lot more info.

    --John
  23. I want to thank all of you who took the time and...

    I want to thank all of you who took the time and effort to reply. I appreciate that you'd share the benefit of your experience, and I'm grateful to have some good info to begin to make decisions.
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  24. Advice please--electronic kit for middle-schooler

    Hi folks. For the last two years, my son's been playing with electronic kits made by Elenco--"Snap Circuits" and "Electronic Playground." The limitation of these kits is that they don't really...
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    That's a great review. (Am I really the first &...

    That's a great review. (Am I really the first & only person to comment on it?) Thanks for posting it and thanks for sharing your modification for the deflector.
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