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    Steven, if you are carving the handle, if is...

    Steven, if you are carving the handle, if is easier to start with the mortice/hole for the tang, and then shape the handle around this. Then you are sure to get all straight. The same goes for using...
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    When I built my Roubo several years ago, one if...

    When I built my Roubo several years ago, one if the decision made was to add two tool trays for hand tools in use during a project. I chose not to build it to the bench, as this was anticipated to...
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    Scott, construction and hand work is not...

    Scott, construction and hand work is not difficult. Measuring and position, then fine tuning (none of which show) is very time consuming. No doubt, this is what Kaizen foam is popular!

    Regards...
  4. I think the joinery is amazing. I've watched...

    I think the joinery is amazing. I've watched videos of Japanese houses being built with the same joinery. No nails, bolts or mechanical fasteners anywhere. Just wedges.

    One day, when I grow up, I...
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    Underbench Cabinet: Drawer #7

    Here is another drawer holding cutting and marking gauges.

    This is a drawer intended to be dedicated to wooden mortice and cutting gauges, but does have two wheel gauges which could not be fitted...
  6. Sorry Tom. I did not intend to imply that you...

    Sorry Tom. I did not intend to imply that you would not have worked woods with complex grain. Just that you had established your way of working wood (using Stanley planes) long before the BU planes...
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    Aaron, I did warn you! :) This one is about...

    Aaron, I did warn you! :)

    This one is about the tools ... just because I think that they are beautiful, and I love using them. They give me joy.

    All the tools in this cabinet have a story, or...
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    Here is another way to do the job. Note that this...

    Here is another way to do the job. Note that this is not a general recommendation - the method outlined by Veritas is the best way.

    When I was sent the guide for pre-production testing, the...
  9. Tom, you have been at this game for a long time,...

    Tom, you have been at this game for a long time, and have your preferred methods. Plus, I imagine that the woods you use are fairly benign by Australian standards. That is, reasonably straight-...
  10. Steven, when you use a BU plane, such as a LA...

    Steven, when you use a BU plane, such as a LA Jack, you have to pay attention to the bevel angle. You cannot use it with the factory 25 degree primary bevel on anything other than end grain, as you...
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    [/COLOR] Thanks Jacques The near end of the...

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    Thanks Jacques

    The near end of the parallel guide is aligned with the zero clearance end of the crosscut fence ..
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    Paulownia is a native of Southeastern Asia. The...

    Paulownia is a native of Southeastern Asia. The story goes that a tree is planted after the birth of a daughter, and harvested when she is to be married. The wood is used to built an entire household...
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    Lisa, this is a photo of the K3 slider shortly...

    Lisa, this is a photo of the K3 slider shortly after it was installed. The rip fence is 31" and the wagon is 49" long. Overall, it has a smaller footprint than the contractor saw it replaced ...
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    Are you setting up the blade projection correctly...

    Are you setting up the blade projection correctly - as per instructions? :)

    Specifically, that the projection is set per blade thickness. How thick is the blade you are sharpening? Can you match...
  15. Hi Erich If you do not use a plane because you...

    Hi Erich

    If you do not use a plane because you prefer another plane, then that is a good reason to sell the unused plane.

    In regard to usefulness, the BU planes remain superior users when set...
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    Thanks ... I wish the forum had a "like" button....

    Thanks ... I wish the forum had a "like" button.

    Here is one more drawer, french fitted sliding bevels (Shinwa, Stanley and Chris Vesper) ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/yxpgTS2P/1.jpg

    I have done...
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    Roger, perhaps I misunderstand you, but there are...

    Roger, perhaps I misunderstand you, but there are three components involved here, not two as you seem to depict. The three are a shop vacuum cleaner, the cyclone and - the missing third item - the...
  18. Aaron, look for a vintage Eclipse #77 saw set (in...

    Aaron, look for a vintage Eclipse #77 saw set (in bronze). They are really excellent and fairly common. I have about three of them. As with a 42x, remove the hammer and grind it a little narrower for...
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    Nicely stated, William. In addition to scale...

    Nicely stated, William.

    In addition to scale of work, add hardness of wood.

    One can work as precisely - if not more so! - when using a hammer with a bench chisel. This is one of the raison...
  20. Bert, it sounds like a single garage .. is this...

    Bert, it sounds like a single garage .. is this so?

    I have a double garage, however only use one side as there needs to be clear space for parking one car. My focus remains on hand tool use, so...
  21. Jim, yes (to the clearance for the blade) and...

    Jim, yes (to the clearance for the blade) and sort of (for angled spacer).

    The spacer in the LN Edge Plane is squared ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/y62ZTJpf/Mod6.jpg


    It is attached with screws...
  22. Ned The LN is the same size as the Stanley....

    Ned

    The LN is the same size as the Stanley. Here is the LN with a spacer (to rebate to a depth of 1/4") ..

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/TheApothecaryChestWeekend9_html_me47e422.jpg
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    Johnny, it is quite simple. Substitute...

    Johnny, it is quite simple.

    Substitute “smooth” for “ sharp”. Then the smoother the bevel edge, the sharper the blade. Okay?

    So, what gets the bevel edge smoothest? Obviously, the higher the...
  24. Mike, I know you must be really disappointed at...

    Mike, I know you must be really disappointed at missing out on the job, and hurt that they ended up appearing insensitive. But look at it this way .. you left something which will draw attention and...
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    Isnít everything pared to precision? :) A...

    Isnít everything pared to precision? :)

    A definition of a paring chisels is one with a thin, low bevelled blade intended to take thin shavings in joinery. Does this then exclude the average bench...
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