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    These are built to take abuse in house building....

    These are built to take abuse in house building.

    When the apocalypse is over, all the fashionable giant cockroaches will carry Morakniv as accessories.
  2. I suspect you could fall into a cesspit and...

    I suspect you could fall into a cesspit and walkout wearing a Three piece suit.
  3. I have both a Dan's surgical black and antique...

    I have both a Dan's surgical black and antique Translucent Arkansas (presumably from Norton).

    The surgi black makes some finer adjustments, the Transluscent stone hardly makes a noise while...
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    I have built a similar jig as designed by Jeff...

    I have built a similar jig as designed by Jeff Miller.

    Unless every dimension is the same (such that the stock can just be flipped over) it's finicky.

    Better results are achieved with a...
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    The BCT brand is much like Franklin mint...

    The BCT brand is much like Franklin mint products.
    Everybody that wanted one bought the "limited edition" offering at the outset.

    If the set doesn't sell as a lot on eBay - immediately - other...
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    It's a good starting height. If you ski...

    It's a good starting height.

    If you ski "cross country" that's a comfortable, "athletic" stance to emulate. Depth only matters when you can't reach the back of the bench.

    Caution is...
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    That should be pretty easy to measure; standing...

    That should be pretty easy to measure; standing against a wall hold a plane and have someone take a mark.

    Kudos
  8. I filed mine RIP with a heavy set. I score the...

    I filed mine RIP with a heavy set.

    I score the desired line and cut on the waste side.
    Most square crosscuts fit that way.

    Moldings and compound angles require touch-up at the shoot board.
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    If you're mostly planing, belt height is about...

    If you're mostly planing, belt height is about right. If you're chopping and sawing more, higher is better.

    I like to cut boards at roughly elbow height.
    Easier to see and handle, there.
  10. ACE hardware offers a lesser version of these. ...

    ACE hardware offers a lesser version of these. They stack reasonably well and clearly display contents. SOME of the dividers are removable.

    I got 10 @ $10 by requesting a discount.

    Nicer...
  11. I've made worse skews. If it's sharp, and you...

    I've made worse skews.

    If it's sharp, and you can tweak the iron for even exposure with the lateral adjustment lever - you're good to go.

    FYI - I often sharpen with blades skewed to fit on my...
  12. Atoma coarse plate to flatten my Carborundum and...

    Atoma coarse plate to flatten my Carborundum and Lily white Arkansas.

    Strop follows.

    For "touch ups" just the Lily White and strop.

    I use vintage Marples chisels and ECE "chrome vanadium"...
  13. Congratulations on the move. Any can with...

    Congratulations on the move.

    Any can with unknown contents should hit the dumpster. This is an opportunity to start out right.
    ...
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    12-15 hours in flight. Yikes.

    12-15 hours in flight.

    Yikes.
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    This is for a benchtop? If the glue faces bond...

    This is for a benchtop?

    If the glue faces bond well, leave the "show" face proud and either run a toothing plane or floor scraper for a presentable finish.

    Mine gets me out of jams, on larger...
  16. If the spline rattles, a little JB Weld might...

    If the spline rattles, a little JB Weld might take up some slack.

    Spare parts on these (likely interchangeable with Millers Falls versions) cost more than you paid for the complete miter box.
    ...
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    https://weesqueak.com/
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    I don't think clamping should be the primary...

    I don't think clamping should be the primary concern of bench design. Proper height, stability and flexibility are more important.

    So long as the top is sturdy, boring the occasional hole to...
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    An experiment in progress...Richlite fingerboard...

    An experiment in progress...Richlite fingerboard with Diamond paste. For $20, it's an interesting substrate.

    I had a stash of diamond paste in three "flavors" already. Richlite is just...
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    I assert that these are better quality than the...

    I assert that these are better quality than the clear plastic Craftsman chisels I started with.

    I think those were tempered to handle opening paint cans. There are better chisels than HF - for a...
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    Suehiro Cerax 20000 has the same allure to me. ...

    Suehiro Cerax 20000 has the same allure to me.

    It's a pointless vanity that I desperately want.
    https://www.mtckitchen.com/suehiro-gokumyo-20000-knife-sharpening-stone/
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    Things that aren't 4 dimensional are difficult to...

    Things that aren't 4 dimensional are difficult to see, if you're not paying attention. The fancies of you g people, for an example.

    Here one moment, gone the next.
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    A picture of the stone, out of the box might...

    A picture of the stone, out of the box might help.

    I've got a translucent hard Arkie - it duplicates stropping.
    The Lily White Arkansas is my last stone before stropping.
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    Most of the things I use a chisel on are no more...

    Most of the things I use a chisel on are no more than one inch thick.
    That much should be flat enough.

    I'm with Charles on this.

    You're making furniture with these - not performing surgery....
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    Have you tested what we all want to know? Is...

    Have you tested what we all want to know?

    Is Czech beer cheaper than water?
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