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  1. Alex, this is exactly how I started out with...

    Alex, this is exactly how I started out with “machines” some 35 years ago. I could not afford a tablesaw back then, and built a version of the original Triton tool centre - most here only know of...
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    David, I suspect that this is user error - where...

    David, I suspect that this is user error - where you place the Wixey needs to be a representative and repeatable position for measuring. Some surfaces are not uniformly flat or coplanar. This will...
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    Interesting, Barney. I posted this on...

    Interesting, Barney.

    I posted this on WoodCentral as well, and Wiley Horne, who has an excellent knowledge of high end Japanese chisels, replied: “The only smith I know of that will grind a...
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    Japanese chisel lands: a simple mod?

    I posted this photo 11 years ago of six Koyamaichi "dovetail" chisels.


    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolReviews/KoyamaichiChisels_html_m503d1791.jpg


    The three on the left were vintage...
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    Assaf, I would not do this - not because it is...

    Assaf, I would not do this - not because it is undoable, but because you are likely to damage the Small Plow for minimal gains.

    I have little interest in resawing by hand. I prefer to use a...
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    I have not used a magnetic fence, and remain...

    I have not used a magnetic fence, and remain somewhat unsure how it will function when setting up. Especially, how does one fine tune a setting? In fact, how does one set it for a setting at all?...
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    Jack, there is enough of the side of the square...

    Jack, there is enough of the side of the square to hold and lift. I did consider relief cuts, but found that they were unnecessary. If the french fitting had been deeper, then it would have been...
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    Thanks Scott. I am not a tool collector, but have...

    Thanks Scott. I am not a tool collector, but have acquired some beautiful tools over the past 30 years. Using them is a rush and inspires my efforts. Many have a story and a sentimental attachment....
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    Ha! :) I am using scrap pieces inside the...

    Ha! :)

    I am using scrap pieces inside the drawers. Expect to see other timbers.

    Waterjet?! This was a time I wished for a CNC machine. Perhaps one of those Shaper Origins would have been nice!...
  10. In the absence of a slider, the JessEm guides do...

    In the absence of a slider, the JessEm guides do a wonderful job of preventing unwanted movement which effects a straight cut ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/kgwrH4TV/Y1a.jpg

    Otherwise, a parallel...
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    What lies behind drawer #1?

    The underbench cabinet is done ....


    https://i.postimg.cc/xdCxqM07/4.jpg


    ... and now the drawers are being filled, starting with the centre drawer in the top row.


    There are 10 drawers...
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    Michael, if this was mine, I’d first call...

    Michael, if this was mine, I’d first call Peachtree and report the issue. They may sort it out for you.

    If I set out to fix it myself, I would mark the high spots on the fence, and plane those...
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    Steven, when I moved from restoring the various...

    Steven, when I moved from restoring the various houses I purchased over the years (i.e. carpentry) to furnishing our home, some 30+ years ago, my tools were a contractor table saw and hand planes. It...
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    Michael, that is excellent, especially...

    Michael, that is excellent, especially considering it is the first you have done. First aside, it is excellent.

    The only area I would do differently is the side flats, which I think could be...
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    I've drilled the mortices using sliding bevels...

    I've drilled the mortices using sliding bevels and a brace, and also with a drill press. A three-legged stool has the advantage of only needing one angle to calculate as the rake and splay are...
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    Mike Siemsen .... ...

    Mike Siemsen ....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEdgF8NDsB0&t=449s&ab_channel=MikeSiemsen

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    1. Begin by finding and marking high spots,...

    1. Begin by finding and marking high spots, localise and then remove just these. You cannot accurately determine twist or cupping otherwise.

    2. When using the winding sticks, you may prefer to use...
  18. Thread: Mirka

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    Roger, you have to get into the habit of...

    Roger, you have to get into the habit of switching it off when you put it down. Otherwise it is so easy to touch the paddle and set it running.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    For comparison, here is the fixture I built....

    For comparison, here is the fixture I built. Inspired by one in FWW magazine, with a few mods of my own.

    https://i.postimg.cc/5NLS6KHj/1a.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/TPYVNRtW/2a.jpg
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  20. Thread: Mirka

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    I have the Ceros, which has a separate...

    I have the Ceros, which has a separate transformer. The disadvantage is that there is one extra item to connect. However, the advantage is that the machine is smaller and lighter.

    I use Mirka...
  21. Julie, I’ve posted the details of my build here...

    Julie, I’ve posted the details of my build here before, so the link is for you (a little boring for others!) ...
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    Jim, I am interested to see that you began...

    Jim, I am interested to see that you began shaping before drilling for the legs. Is that correct? If so, would it not be easiervto drill first, then shape, in order to retain the reference angle of a...
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    Steven, I used the mitre saw many, many years...

    Steven, I used the mitre saw many, many years ago. In recent years I have used an azebiki ..

    With a fence ...
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    William, I first tried it that way (it makes...

    William, I first tried it that way (it makes intuitive sense to do it your way). There is a problem in that the blade of the largest chisel will jam against the back of the drawer front - just...
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    Rehandling Japanese Oire Nomi II

    About 10 years or so ago, I was fortunate enough to purchase a set of Kiyohisa slicks from the maker, Watanabe Kiyoe, through So Yamashita (Japan-Tool.com). These have been incredible chisels and a...
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