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    Besides ripping the apron and then crosscutting...

    Besides ripping the apron and then crosscutting the drawer front out of the "lower" section of the apron I bet (one 355mL Coca Cola) Derek had to also crosscut the upper apron, one blade width at...
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    I am going to guess the front apron was ripped...

    I am going to guess the front apron was ripped full length and then the drawer front crosscut out of the lower piece of the apron - but that was mighty fine workmanship if it was done that way. ...
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    I want a lathe pretty bad. I looked at a lot of...

    I want a lathe pretty bad. I looked at a lot of homebuilt pole lathes. I was concerned about ceiling clearance. I ended up downloading and printing the treadle/ flywheel plans and article, also by...
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    You could spit in your hand, set the pins on your...

    You could spit in your hand, set the pins on your MM in the puddle. Should read 35% plus.
  5. Tom King knows a lot more about sailing than I...

    Tom King knows a lot more about sailing than I do. I do say don't overlook a Sunfish if you find a good one, they will do well with one adult and one child. It sounds to me like your kids are more...
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    I did some work on a small skiff that had bubinga...

    I did some work on a small skiff that had bubinga quarter knees at the stern and a small bubinga foredeck. It had been finished with west system epoxy. The owner/builder said it was a pain to get...
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    Put the Doug Fir aside. Go get some cheap poplar...

    Put the Doug Fir aside. Go get some cheap poplar at the BORG. DF is difficult to work because the spring growth is so much harder- stiffer- stringyer than the summer growth.
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    Only a few observations: blower door test, check....

    Only a few observations: blower door test, check.

    If you have cold weather, that is the best time to look for leaks around openings in the exterior walls, doors and windows obviously, but also...
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    I use "witches brew" on my snow shovels that are...

    I use "witches brew" on my snow shovels that are outdoors six months of each year. Roughly one part BLO, one part thinner or mineral spirits and one part varnish. Just eye ball it in a mason jar,...
  10. I watched the same video Chris posted some months...

    I watched the same video Chris posted some months ago and have been doing OK with these. I do use a store bought carbide burnisher.

    Also, at the rolling the hook stage I put the scraper in a...
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    I don't own a set of LN holdfasts to comment for...

    I don't own a set of LN holdfasts to comment for sure, but the crucibles like a really tight hole. I have a 1" spade bit that I keep filing a bit more width off of to make future holdfast holes...
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    The Crucible Tool holdfasts I have work just fine...

    The Crucible Tool holdfasts I have work just fine when dropped through the '6' dimension (5 1/2" actual) of my 4x6 sawhorse tops. But they are heavy. I won't be surprised to hear the Lie-Nielsens...
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    Also, check for figure before you make firewood...

    Also, check for figure before you make firewood out of it. I bought a piece of fiddleback walnut about 8 years ago, I guess it is stabilized to my shop now, about 3x4x20, gosh I paid a lot of money...
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    How big is the first piece in the top picture? ...

    How big is the first piece in the top picture? The English Brown Bess front stuffer is a popular item for many, but finding a full length stock to go under and around the barrel is a challenge. I...
  15. A quick google image search shows both proud and...

    A quick google image search shows both proud and bunged nails/rivets to me. I would be disinclined to try to counterbore and bung in 1/4 inch stock myself. An eight footer is unlikely to be a speed...
  16. I got the flyer today too. The similar tool roll...

    I got the flyer today too. The similar tool roll for files for sharpening saw blades I have from LV will probably last longer than I do.

    I am sorely tempted to get both the box and the blade...
  17. Agree with Bill. If you love the battery Ryobi...

    Agree with Bill. If you love the battery Ryobi get another one. I have I think 4 corded drills right now, nothing cordless. One is pretty beat just for mixing paint and drywall mud. For piddly...
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    We had what turned out to be an inversion instead...

    We had what turned out to be an inversion instead of a chimney fire a couple years ago. At the time I grabbed my most heavily customized Ruger and my 1967 Dunhill smoking pipe on my way out the...
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    I think Jim Becker pretty much nailed it. It...

    I think Jim Becker pretty much nailed it. It depends on what on you are making and what tools you reach for. Height of bench top is going to vary with the above and your body's height.

    You sound...
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    I cut some joints this winter, I brought in an...

    I cut some joints this winter, I brought in an 8x8 and 16 feet of 4x8 just to give it a try. Timbers, in my limited experience, are not square and keep moving. Once you have a straight arris with a...
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    Has anyone tried using gamecams/ trail cams with...

    Has anyone tried using gamecams/ trail cams with a wee wifi adapter plugged in where the SD card would go?

    I am not running an always on server in the house and would need to to receive data...
  22. What is your origination zip code? Do you have...

    What is your origination zip code?
    Do you have the means to cut say a 40 inch chunk of clear log and then split it into future axe handles?

    A pie shaped piece of split/riven hickory 40 inches...
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    I have looked into solar too. Location is huge...

    I have looked into solar too. Location is huge and cannot be overlooked, there are a bunch of jurisdictions out there, all with different rules.

    In general in the Lower 48 ( I haven't looked...
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    You are busting this thing out Mr. Newman. I...

    You are busting this thing out Mr. Newman. I haven't even had time to get popcorn.
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    The hospital where I work uses Akro bins in all...

    The hospital where I work uses Akro bins in all the stock rooms all over the whole campus and some kind of corresponding Akro punched metal attached to the studs in all the stock rooms. The bins...
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