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  1. I think they’ll work!479750479751

    I think they’ll work!479750479751
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    Especially as you get to larger mortises, this...

    Especially as you get to larger mortises, this makes more and more sense. Anything up to 1/2” I would just chop. If I was making a mortise larger than that I would probably drill out most of the...
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    I only have a 1/4” mortise chisel. If you mostly...

    I only have a 1/4” mortise chisel. If you mostly make cabinet/side table-sized things, that is usually the right size. When I make larger mortises, I just use a bench chisel that is the right size.
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  4. Yep, it is set up to screw in a stud. I have zero...

    Yep, it is set up to screw in a stud. I have zero structural concerns when a 21 pound bike is hanging from them. In hindsight I probably should care left the plate long until after glue up, then...
  5. A little project, trying new things, fixing mistakes

    A friend wanted brackets for her bedroom wall to hang a bicycle. I decided it was a good excuse to try a few new things like braces at odd angles and stopped chamfers on octagonal pieces. Overall I...
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    I just put it on handles once, then wipe a little...

    I just put it on handles once, then wipe a little more on whenever I have a rag soaked in oil. If you really want to oil up handles fast, doesn’t seem to hurt to wipe some on twice in the same day.
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    Hey! I did the exact same thing yesterday. Hand...

    Hey! I did the exact same thing yesterday. Hand screws are great for that. I also really like to clamp them in a vise to hold small pieces up high if you are doing little detail work.
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    I wouldn’t bother sharpening a stainless pocket...

    I wouldn’t bother sharpening a stainless pocket knife beyond 1000 grit. I find it trickier to keep a consistent bevel on knives with curved blades compared to plane and chisel irons, but decent...
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    I found this demonstration of how to do the...

    I found this demonstration of how to do the lay-outs and projections in each plane for drawing elevations. This is a step beyond my college drafting classes, but I think I’m going to get some big...
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    Thanks for posting this. Now you have me wanting...

    Thanks for posting this. Now you have me wanting to make some sawhorses…

    I’ve done a little searching on-line for practical application reference material. All I’ve found so far is a series of...
  11. I love card scrapers for taking varnish off...

    I love card scrapers for taking varnish off boats. Depending on the finish you are trying to remove and how much you want to remove, that might be an option. I would prep a bunch of scrapers at once...
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    Mitutoyo vernier calipers I’ve had for 15+years....

    Mitutoyo vernier calipers I’ve had for 15+years. They are cheaper than dial or digital calipers and you never have to replace batteries.
  13. I’d expect having half-height edge stiffeners...

    I’d expect having half-height edge stiffeners front and back will be less stiff than a single stiffener at the front. You would want to calculate the second moment of the area to determine the...
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    Derek called out the two most likely causes. For...

    Derek called out the two most likely causes. For me, the gaps in my first few were due to the back of the sockets not being vertical. It is really easy to do.

    It sounds like you are sneaking up on...
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    I typically hit the edges of my chisels with...

    I typically hit the edges of my chisels with sandpaper to ease them. I don’t do much, but enough to keep them from cutting me.
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    I’ve been really happy with mine. They aren’t...

    I’ve been really happy with mine. They aren’t fancy, but the steel seems to be very high quality.

    Also, that style of gardening saws are fantastic. I suspect the saws I’ve used for trail work are...
  17. Yeah - that looks like it would be tricky with a...

    Yeah - that looks like it would be tricky with a hand plane. You would learn a lot about reading grain direction though!
  18. Sure, a #5 will work fine, as long as you’ve got...

    Sure, a #5 will work fine, as long as you’ve got it sharp and set for a shallow cut. A longer plane means the board needs to be flatter to get a full length cut, so a #5 might miss a few low spots...
  19. That is a great way to get experience with a hand...

    That is a great way to get experience with a hand plane. Give it a try and you can sand out any spots that don’t come out quite right.

    hand planes have a learning curve, from sharpening, to...
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    I’m also enjoying his sharpening technique 4...

    I’m also enjoying his sharpening technique 4 minutes into the video. I don’t think he has any 16000 grit stones in his shop.
  21. I’ve been happy with the Pax saws I have. The...

    I’ve been happy with the Pax saws I have. The handles aren’t as fancy as the lie Nielsen or other small companies, but work fine for me. The rip saw came with a really heavy set and pulled to one...
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    This whole thread made me happy. That is all.

    This whole thread made me happy.

    That is all.
  23. I think that is a great use for kits like this....

    I think that is a great use for kits like this. If you want to give a group of kids an introduction to putting things together themselves, this sets them up to have a successful introduction and end...
  24. Ha! I saw that video the other day and turned it...

    Ha! I saw that video the other day and turned it off about halfway through for the same reason, I’m not that excited about watching a CNC machine cut out parts. For a business I can see them making...
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    My only spokeshave is a wooden one made from one...

    My only spokeshave is a wooden one made from one of his kits. My marking knife is also made using one of his carving knife blades. I’ve also made a little compass plane using one of his cambered...
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