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    I use a silicone dog bowl tray similar to what Ed...

    I use a silicone dog bowl tray similar to what Ed suggested and line it with a non-skid pad similar to what Jim shows above. My pad is a piece of shelf liner from the home center but it's the same...
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    Shut up and listen.

    Shut up and listen.
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    I have two. One is a 1/2" cranked neck Buck...

    I have two. One is a 1/2" cranked neck Buck Brothers paring chisel and the other is a 1 1/2" Butcher firmer ground as a paring chisel. They both work as intended.



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    I live too near the woods to see them often, but...

    I live too near the woods to see them often, but we've had a few on our feeders this year. Pretty birds.
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    They’re local to me so I just buy on line and...

    They’re local to me so I just buy on line and drive over for the install. The have about 10 service bays. It goes quick.
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    I generally agree, unless it's a box made for...

    I generally agree, unless it's a box made for pure utility. Second tier hardware is OK for those.
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    Thanks Mike. The fuming is really simple. I had a...

    Thanks Mike. The fuming is really simple. I had a small (18 x 9 x 6) plastic storage container with a tight fitting lid. I placed the box inside along with a butter tub that had a few ounces of...
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    Where to get decent hardware?

    Greetings all -

    I'm putting together some hinged boxes and plant to make a few more. Is there a source anywhere for decent hinges and such? It seems all I can find is imprecise hobby shop junk...
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    Thanks Tim. I enjoy the smaller scale of box...

    Thanks Tim. I enjoy the smaller scale of box projects. My schedule doesn’t usually permit lots of shop time so the shorter time to complete them keeps things fresh.
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    I'll suggest that hand wringing be reconsidered....

    I'll suggest that hand wringing be reconsidered. 37 Years is but a blink of an eye for the earth. Want to impress me? Let's see 37 centuries.

    This is like someone photographing their kid for the...
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    That is awesome. I love the look of the Ash.

    That is awesome. I love the look of the Ash.
  12. Tough decisions made....... For the one I own,...

    Tough decisions made.......

    For the one I own, a 1910 Cron-Kills (Piqua, OH) Slant Front Desk, aka Ladies Desk. Catalogue #1010. All QSWO, hammered solid bronze hardware, and original finish. This...
  13. That’s a tough choice. I’m 40 years deep into a...

    That’s a tough choice. I’m 40 years deep into a love affair with Arts and Crafts furniture. We’ve been fortunate to collect a number of pieces of Stickley (all from the Audi years) and a number of...
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    Very nice. A clock is on my list of things to...

    Very nice. A clock is on my list of things to make. You set the bar pretty high.
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    Thanks Julie. I've grown very fond of the results...

    Thanks Julie. I've grown very fond of the results I get from the fuming process. To your observation, it winds up looking like old wood. That said, it's always different. As Forest Gump one opined...
  16. I was on Amazon ordering a Wixey and noticed they...

    I was on Amazon ordering a Wixey and noticed they had Freud blades on sale. I needed a version for flat bottom kerfs so I ordered their 24T HD Rip Blade. The price was right and anything I've ever...
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    Mitered Pick Box

    I finished up a couple jigs for box making (shown here) and needed to give them a road test. I'm a long time guitar player whose skills have waned to more that of a guitar enthusiast. Like many, I...
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    Dad kept bees when I was growing up. We lived in...

    Dad kept bees when I was growing up. We lived in the country and didn't have a lawn. We had a yard. There was a large patch along the lane from the house to the barn that was nearly 100% clover. When...
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    Truth does not mind being questioned. A lie does...

    Truth does not mind being questioned. A lie does not like being challenged.

    - Anon.
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    I've got it in my hands. Just what I need as a...

    I've got it in my hands. Just what I need as a hand tool enthusiast.
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    I have the same issues. I hang jigs and patterns...

    I have the same issues. I hang jigs and patterns on pegboard hooks and store short offcuts in buckets. I have them separated by species with White Oak in one and Cherry in another. It has paid off...
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    A couple handy jigs for boxes

    I've been making some mitered boxes and was looking for a way to get more predictable results, so I did a little research and put together a miter sled and spline jig using various ideas from the web...
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    Thanks Ken. I was going to drag out the manual...

    Thanks Ken. I was going to drag out the manual tomorrow and get it dialed in.
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    We use wood screws with a type 17 tip in SPF door...

    We use wood screws with a type 17 tip in SPF door jambs that are otherwise prone to splitting. They work very well. The Link Frank Pratt included above has screws that feature this tip style.
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    I'll have to take a peek.

    I'll have to take a peek.
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