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    These are chair rails? I like wedges tenons in...

    These are chair rails?

    I like wedges tenons in through mortices, to get things tight.
    I find blind mortices difficult, as test fitting is near impossible.

    Using a pair of wedges allows me to...
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    To echo the sentiment above: I utilize Arkansas...

    To echo the sentiment above: I utilize Arkansas stones on mid-20th Century "Western" oil quenched steel to good effect.

    I have one pocket knife made of sintered steel (Fallkniven) and it just...
  3. I flatten my stones with a coarse Atoma plate. ...

    I flatten my stones with a coarse Atoma plate.

    I use the same lubricant to clean the stone (WD-40 for Arkies, soap and water for Waterstones).

    I use a "file brush" and pat the Atoma dry before...
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    May I suggest you search the North Bennet Street...

    May I suggest you search the North Bennet Street school toolbox? It's the first student project in Fine Woodworking.

    FWIW - I own few tools small enough to need little drawers.
  5. Resaw, mark to keep correct grain orientation,...

    Resaw, mark to keep correct grain orientation, rip section to house the long rabbett into three strips (A/B/C).

    Discard strip B and reglue to leave desired groove.
  6. Nice illustration of the overlooked, essential...

    Nice illustration of the overlooked, essential skills in making panels. Aren't the G&G pegs traditionally made of Ebony?

    I would suggest the material which can take "pillow" sculpting easily and...
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    Search David Charlesworth, "ruler trick".

    Search David Charlesworth, "ruler trick".
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    It's an old design, simpler to make than an...

    It's an old design, simpler to make than an adjustable "frog" as in traditional Stanley cast iron planes.

    It is no longer associated with desirable tools.
    ...
  9. You've found one of the best resources in Bob....

    You've found one of the best resources in Bob.
    He'll never steer you wrong.

    Older posts can be found at the former Logan Cabinet Shoppe website (which may not linger).
    ...
  10. Lower amperage refers to the amount of current...

    Lower amperage refers to the amount of current drawn at the service panel. Think of it as the amount of water flowing through a pressure washer.

    To run high current loads (like a clothes dryer) a...
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    Venting the upper reach of the house will create...

    Venting the upper reach of the house will create a "stack effect" like a chimney. Even if the opening is quite small, this will exhaust conditioned air and place additional load on your HVAC.
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    Plus one on the Panasonic fans and routing...

    Plus one on the Panasonic fans and routing outside the house envelope.
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    Memories are short. If you don't live in...

    Memories are short. If you don't live in California, or never dealt with smog in the Los Angeles basin, you might not know what all the fuss is about. If you want a "taste" of what it's like, try...
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    It may not help with your current tool, but I...

    It may not help with your current tool, but I switched to older designs which are pulled. Sandvik makes a carbide scraper for paint removal which works beautifully.

    A light touch is easy to...
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    I'm considerably shorter, but ran into similar...

    I'm considerably shorter, but ran into similar problems when my first bench as too low.

    If it's possible to separate tasks, is the bench high enough to comfortably cut dovetails, tenons and the...
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    One of my suggestions helped? First time for...

    One of my suggestions helped?

    First time for everything, I suppose.
    Good onya to finish the project - no one can take that from you.
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    I've often wondered why DC subscribes to any WW...

    I've often wondered why DC subscribes to any WW rag.

    His self-published website is more informative, better photographed and useful than 2/3 of the standard rate.

    No adverts for tools that...
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    No need to remake all the stretchers. Glue on...

    No need to remake all the stretchers.

    Glue on shims to fit the new mortice width (presuming the tenons align.
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    If the main feature of a split top is a central...

    If the main feature of a split top is a central batten, bench hooks can manage the same function.

    Easier construction means you can get onto other projects.
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    Sorry I wasn't clear a out that. You got the...

    Sorry I wasn't clear a out that.

    You got the gist.
    Since the joint will "show" sneaking up on it requires caution.
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    Norton makes a viable and readily available...

    Norton makes a viable and readily available waterstone.

    It fared well in testing, even on modern sintered steel.
    http://www.leevalley.com/en/newsletters/Woodworking/5/4/article1.htm
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    That gap is pretty close, already. I would be...

    That gap is pretty close, already. I would be inclined to assemble each piece on it's designated leg with a captured piece of fine "plumber's tape" facing the proud shoulder. Draw the tape through...
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    I have a set of large "firmer" chisels from...

    I have a set of large "firmer" chisels from Footprint, from the same era. The backs required extensive flattening and the steel is soft (not suitable for driving with a mallet).

    Current Narex...
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    This is an important point - automated tools...

    This is an important point - automated tools dictate their method of use and the user becomes an "operator".

    Certainly some processes are improved by simple power tools.
    Boring hundreds of small...
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    One piece "raised panels" from solid wood? ...

    One piece "raised panels" from solid wood?

    This production method is to woodworking what autotune is to popular music - an abominable ersatz approximation.

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