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    I built a Nicholson bench for my 13 year Grandson...

    I built a Nicholson bench for my 13 year Grandson for Christmas last year. I played with it and I found out that I still prefer vises. Ron Brese's Bench top is as good a design as anyone's, but I...
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    From experience I Like my bench top that I work...

    From experience I Like my bench top that I work on to be at least 13 inches wide. if you do a split to of some kind make the front 12-13 and the back halt 6-7 or whatever wide. I know I am happier...
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    Someone also asked me about a jack plane and I...

    Someone also asked me about a jack plane and I lost it somehow. I do not know to contact a guess. I am not very good with computers or cell phones . It is not my generation. If it as sent as a...
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    Ralph has said that he has a high spot right be...

    Ralph has said that he has a high spot right be hind his throat opening. If it is really high, the plane rocks when the pressure is switched from the toe to the heel. This caused the chipto brake and...
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    $115 shipped

    $115 shipped
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    Moxon Hardware

    I still have a set of moxon hardware for sale. Please massage me if interested. The threaded shafts are 3/4- 6 acme threads and are 8 inches long and the wheels are 5 inches in diameter..
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    Very nicely done. l love the color and look of...

    Very nicely done. l love the color and look of the Jarrah.

    I do not do enough dovetail work to even think of half of the modifications you made to your new vise. But it is easy to see the amount...
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    There are all different sizes of shrink rules. And wooden patterns are only so good for so many pours I was told about 25 but I am no expert.. There is also wood pattern makers and metal pattern...
  9. I thought I replied this morning and said to save...

    I thought I replied this morning and said to save yourself some time and money and don't try. The world is not flat like 99 percent seem to think, Most scratch up the bottom and think they flattened...
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    I believe my front top is 14 inches wide and my left handed side is 12 wide and with a tool tray in the middle. I can remove the bottom for clamping and...
  11. Do yourself a favor and save yourself some money...

    Do yourself a favor and save yourself some money at the same time. Don't bother trying to flatten it.
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    After you have been sawing for a while you will...

    After you have been sawing for a while you will find out that one can see square that is line up the saw square with the workpiece. One can also line up the saw vertical by eye. I have found out that...
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    Some more R@D pictures of building my first vise...

    Some more R@D pictures of building my first vise build.

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    Other bench considerations

    I always used a shoulder vise to cut dovetails. But I once read on this forum that a person didn't like the vise because it mad him stand to far back from his work. Taking it to heart made and I...
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    #4 Craftsman for sale

    The japanning is in almost new shape and there is hardly any wear on the tote and front knob. Asking $65 shipped Conus.

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    Thanks for looking.
  16. They are a cheap hardware verity and not worth...

    They are a cheap hardware verity and not worth the money. An old Stanley Bailey or a Miller Falls with the two piece lever cap would be a wiser purchase.Since you said it was a jack plane it would be...
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    I watched Martha Stewart show people how to...

    I watched Martha Stewart show people how to sharpen a spade(shovel) with a file on TV one time. She used the file backwards which gave a lot of credibility to the demonstration. The truth is, she was...
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    Yes, I am starting to grind again on a very very...

    Yes, I am starting to grind again on a very very limited basis. Maybe this winter.

    But After working with metal as a Tool and Die Maker for 50 plus years I can honestly say that 99% of the current...
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    I came back down to my computer to say I got so...

    I came back down to my computer to say I got so excited that I had a brain fart. Yes it is in 2020, and I knew that but it didn't sink in. It is something to look forward to and to get on the...
  20. Thread: Handworks

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    Handworks

    Handworks will be in Amana, IA on Sept 4 and 5 this year. A word of caution there is a lot of things for the wife to do without you so be prepared for her to find an excuse not to be with you all...
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    Woodcraft lists them at $30 and some change and...

    Woodcraft lists them at $30 and some change and the price has dropped since the last time I looked. The corner chisel is sold.
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    More Chisels

    I have a Pinnacle 2' framing chisel asking $70 for it. Also a 1 square framing chisel asking $55 for it. Both look like they have never been used, at least never sharpened. The Crown mallet is beach...
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    I consider them sold.

    I consider them sold.
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    mortise chisels

    Robert Sorby mortise chisels for sale. Asking $100 plus shipping. THe four are the usual standard sizes. I do not know if I still have the mallet, I can check on it and get back if interested. It...
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