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    Looks like a fun project. Will it be single...

    Looks like a fun project. Will it be single glazed or use lights that are dual glazed insulated? You should have quite a dramatic visual when complete.
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    Are you planning on locating the muntins between...

    Are you planning on locating the muntins between the glass typical of the vinyl window you are removing, or will your new window feature true divided lights?

    I use these guys for one off shaped...
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    I'm a little late to the game, but would like to...

    I'm a little late to the game, but would like to offer up my experience. My smoothing plane journey started out on a path dictated by budget and a growing appreciation for vintage Stanley tools. I...
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    I'll second that and offer good luck on the sale....

    I'll second that and offer good luck on the sale. I have an ECE 240mm jack of a bit older vintage than those and it's a great performer.
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    It will be fine. It will have a rolled surface...

    It will be fine. It will have a rolled surface finish free of scale. It will be relatively soft and easy to work with.
  6. Nope. On bevel down thickness is relevant. Bevel...

    Nope. On bevel down thickness is relevant. Bevel up not so much, especially with a lever cap like a #62. It’s possible that if you got too thick the fixed lever cap screw wouldn’t be long enough (had...
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    It's getting better every step of the way. Nice...

    It's getting better every step of the way. Nice job.
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    Two? I'm counting almost six.

    Two? I'm counting almost six.
  9. Kilz for the win.

    Kilz for the win.
  10. I was going to post the same thing this morning....

    I was going to post the same thing this morning. I've been watching these for the last couple of weeks. I enjoy not only the sharing of restoration techniques, but the study of how these vintage...
  11. I've always used Zahn cups. But this will tell...

    I've always used Zahn cups. But this will tell you all you want to know about Ford cups: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_viscosity_cup
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    This. I finished the inside of a humidor once...

    This.

    I finished the inside of a humidor once using the same oil finish I used on the outside. I figured finishing the inside of the outer shell wouldn't be a problem since it would be lined with...
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    Yup. Really enjoying this one. I...

    Yup. Really enjoying this one.







    I need to find one of these Azebiki saws. What a handy little rascal that it.
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    My late father in law served in the European...

    My late father in law served in the European theater. The beaches had been cleared prior to his arrival, but he still saw plenty of ugly. He was with an armored company in the Ardennes and in...
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    Yup. Nut brown. What a rich looking finish. Throw...

    Yup. Nut brown. What a rich looking finish. Throw an oil finish on top of that and it will be a stunner.
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    I'm a certified Arts and Crafts furniture nut and...

    I'm a certified Arts and Crafts furniture nut and feel blessed to own several pieces of Stickley. I must say you nailed it. The finish is very close to their "Fayetteville". You did a great job with...
  17. Thread: Tally Ho

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    Revisiting this thread. Iím so glad others have...

    Revisiting this thread. Iím so glad others have found it interesting. As a younger man I envisioned a similar quest, but was re-directed by love, family, and career (NO regrets). My quest was...
  18. Thread: Rip Blade

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    Hereís something out of left field..... Where...

    Hereís something out of left field.....

    Where I live there are a number of sharpening shops. We have a bunch of industrial woodworking companies around here that they service. Most of these guys...
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    Thanks Derek. Good ideas indeed. I like that saw.

    Thanks Derek. Good ideas indeed. I like that saw.
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    Thanks to all for the tips. I like Warren's third...

    Thanks to all for the tips. I like Warren's third method as well as the similar one used by Phil. Too bad I just sold my Rabbet plane due to non use :(. As luck would have it, both Veritas and LN...
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    Hand Cut Dados

    I've been trying to expand my skill set to include hand cut dados. My recent addition of a paring chisel and a decent router plane inspired me. My current process:



    Strike deep knife lines at...
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    I just ran across this thread and chuckled. I...

    I just ran across this thread and chuckled. I picked up a Buck Brothers 1/2” cranked neck paring chisel last month and have been using it constantly. It’s a game changer. I wish I would have grabbed...
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    As I learned with golf clubs, you can’t always...

    As I learned with golf clubs, you can’t always “buy a better game”. When it comes to the right tool for the right job, many times you can.
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    I use featherboards to hold the stock tight...

    I use featherboards to hold the stock tight against the fence. With the stock held captive in the blade area, the groove runs true.
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    Some years ago I had a Brit Stanley #4. I would...

    Some years ago I had a Brit Stanley #4. I would guess 1960's vintage. It was blue, perhaps to ape the Record products, and had black hardwood knob and tote. After much fettling, it worked OK. To be...
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