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    There is very good reference material on fellow...

    There is very good reference material on fellow Creeker Pete Taran’s site; Vintagesaws. Check out his library section. Another source of information is Blackburn Tools in the Articles and Reference...
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    Tom, I’ve secured table tops on sofa tables, hall...

    Tom, I’ve secured table tops on sofa tables, hall tables, etc., exactly as you have shown and have had no problems whatsoever.
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    Wei, don’t give up on the scraper yet. The...

    Wei, don’t give up on the scraper yet. The diagram you posted is exactly how I prepare my scraper. There is no real need to get exact on the angle, just make a stroke along the 45 degree angle, tip...
  4. Yeah! Another Mike project. Always enjoy your...

    Yeah! Another Mike project. Always enjoy your builds. Hard to say on the plugs. I think I would finish a scrap of oak and a variety of plug scraps and then decide.
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    Shad, really nicely done. I like the mix of...

    Shad, really nicely done. I like the mix of metal and wood. I do admit, I did chuckle when I saw the photo. Having raised a couple of kids, I wonder how often the toys will be put back as nice as...
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    Wow, turned out really nice, Gordon. You do good...

    Wow, turned out really nice, Gordon. You do good work. Keep that up, and it won’t be the last request from family:D
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    Well done, Jim. The inlay work is very...

    Well done, Jim. The inlay work is very nice...something on my bucket list to do, someday.
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    PU: polyurethane glue...best known is Gorilla...

    PU: polyurethane glue...best known is Gorilla Glue.
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    Joseph, you might just want to let it be. As...

    Joseph, you might just want to let it be. As Bennett said, cherry will become a very nice medium to medium dark carmel color with exposure to sunlight. You may just want to take it out into the...
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    I don’t feel too guilty about having it end up in...

    I don’t feel too guilty about having it end up in a landfill because for the most part it’s all organic. I have a small shop and don’t produce a lot of volume, so any natural wood (no glue or...
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    Well done, Ken. I went a year or so without a...

    Well done, Ken. I went a year or so without a shelf on my bench, with bench hooks, jigs and such underneath on the floor. What a pain when I needed to move the bench a bit here or there. Finally...
  12. Finished up a couple of small boxes for gifts to...

    Finished up a couple of small boxes for gifts to nephews, sharpened up a few tools, and after watching a number of Thomas Johnson Restoration YouTube videos, decided to get after a beat up and...
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    Hi Wayne, If you are going to do a good amount...

    Hi Wayne,
    If you are going to do a good amount of veneer work in the future, a bag would probably be the best way to go, since you already have the pump. I do small veneer work (like your drawer...
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    Derek, over the many years Iíve enjoyed your...

    Derek, over the many years Iíve enjoyed your posts, I think I have only seen a close up near or around your work bench. This is the first, I believe, that I have seen your entire shop layout. ...
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    Zahid, sorry to hear you’re leaving the hobby,...

    Zahid, sorry to hear you’re leaving the hobby, but certainly understand the time constraints.

    For hand saws, I like to start as non-abrasive as possible. Look for scotch-brite light gray or white...
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    Thanks Mike, I can’t take credit for the cling...

    Thanks Mike, I can’t take credit for the cling wrap...saw it in a video somewhere...but it does work well.

    Wish I could help on the hinges...I use Brusso as well. Nothing seems to compare.
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    Thanks for posting Mike. Your original tutorial...

    Thanks for posting Mike. Your original tutorial was a very good intro into my box making.

    I always had a bit of trouble aligning the top and bottom perfectly to mark for hinges, so now when...
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    Jason, here’s a link to a thread where I made a...

    Jason, here’s a link to a thread where I made a handle without a lathe. Many use this method, but without a lathe, it does take some patience.
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    Please be careful when heating. Itís very...

    Please be careful when heating. Itís very flammable. Obviously move away from the heat source when adding the turpentine.
  20. Thank you for posting, Osvaldo, enjoyed the video...

    Thank you for posting, Osvaldo, enjoyed the video as well.

    I have and use each of the shooting boards he demonstrates except the one he compares more to a miter jack concept, like this one:...
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    As Prashun said, do only the section you want to...

    As Prashun said, do only the section you want to use. I find the place on the scraper I want to use and run the burnisher over that area a few times. Even just a diamond file along the edge can...
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    I think your pricing is fair. It’s a great lift....

    I think your pricing is fair. It’s a great lift. Give it a bit of time...someone should jump on this. I have the ML2, otherwise, it would be sold.
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    Black side down. Beautiful piece.

    Black side down. Beautiful piece.
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    Cost of building a bench

    I saw in a post by Ken H that his Moravian bench cost somewhere near $1K. That sounds pretty reasonable. I built a 6’x2’ Roubo bench, 3 1/2” thick top, 5” square legs, with traditional leg vise and...
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    Hmmm, just went to my local ACE yesterday to get...

    Hmmm, just went to my local ACE yesterday to get two duplicates made. Good quality blank. $1.99 each. Both work.
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