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    Just came back from England two days ago and like...

    Just came back from England two days ago and like you wanted to look for some interesting old tools. Reading was my home town way back and did have a large flea market area on Oxford St, west side of...
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    Hi Greg, where the heck are you? Just spotted...

    Hi Greg, where the heck are you? Just spotted your location at the bottom!
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    Joe, there is a lot very traditional thinking...

    Joe, there is a lot very traditional thinking tied to benches. The ‘traditional’ heights are ancient and based on when men were smaller. People are swayed by this when building what is a major...
  4. Have the same set up with the same Husky. Think...

    Have the same set up with the same Husky. Think my bar is longer though. Getting the first cut flat was the biggest challenge, after that not so bad. Did a 4.5ft diameter log in two passes but not...
  5. That is very useful, the take off table for my...

    That is very useful, the take off table for my table saw is 10 ft long, it served well with a stop at one end.
  6. So Brian, what kind of workbench are you building...

    So Brian, what kind of workbench are you building with the rest?
  7. If there is someone there I just tell them I’m...

    If there is someone there I just tell them I’m visiting from the planet Aaron to observe life on earth and don’t have a number yet.
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    Have three Clifton’s, a pleasure to use. Yes they...

    Have three Clifton’s, a pleasure to use. Yes they are heavy, but that helps through the cut. The blades are easy to sharpen and the chip breaker to blade is engineering perfection. My only gripe was...
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    The benzene is very troublesome. The benzene...

    The benzene is very troublesome. The benzene plant 25 km south of me frequently has leaks in the breeze. The town next to it (Corunna) has the highest rate of cancer in all of Canada.
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    Must expire at 12am so someone is awake to fix...

    Must expire at 12am so someone is awake to fix it!
    After a conversation I was having on Kijiji to buy a sharpening jig was hijacked yesterday by a hacker I thought it was connected somehow.
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    Let me know if you have some doubles you need to...

    Let me know if you have some doubles you need to get rid of!
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    Like your scribing method with the thick washer! ...

    Like your scribing method with the thick washer!
    Looks like the slip profile was modified at the end for the drawer front but not the back. The top curved profile seems to create a gap above the...
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    My bench is 5 inches deep at the front with a 2”...

    My bench is 5 inches deep at the front with a 2” under hang 6” back, I can clamp anything along the front of the bench and will never need a moxon vise. Just one workbench for me!
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    Nicholas is right. Our Hand tools totally rely on...

    Nicholas is right. Our Hand tools totally rely on sharpening for the most part, that is inseparable. The people that do it are here, so proudly ask your question......
    Not saying we don’t need a...
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    Tom, a good solid work surface. An end vise is...

    Tom, a good solid work surface. An end vise is great idea, there is one being given away on the classifieds for the cost of postage in the USA, right now!!
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    If the strips are just secured with just one...

    If the strips are just secured with just one stylish rivet in the middle of the board at the ribs it will let it move across the grain. The strips would need tapered overlap on the edges to allow for...
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    Patrick, I don’t know what your humidity changes...

    Patrick, I don’t know what your humidity changes annually are but mine go from 7% in the winter to 97% in the summer. I applied 3 coats of BLO smoking hot with tongs and wire wool all over every...
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    Scott, epoxy holds up just fine for regular...

    Scott, epoxy holds up just fine for regular joints, often stronger than wood glue. Your 1/2” joint is a concern as the leverage of a leg against such a joint is huge. Whatever your glue it could...
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    Lovely couple of additions to the bench, nothing...

    Lovely couple of additions to the bench, nothing like using tools you made for yourself!
  20. this is excellent advise!

    this is excellent advise!
  21. It is just a matter of taking up the slack...

    It is just a matter of taking up the slack between the divider edge and the carcass. This stops the side of the carcass from being pushed in. The peg might not seem like much but when there is a...
  22. Yes the front square mortice locks the drawer...

    Yes the front square mortice locks the drawer shelves in place because they are not all the way to the back. Given that the dadoes and joints are just knock together, no glue on them, there is no...
  23. Anuj, your double cut method relies on the width...

    Anuj, your double cut method relies on the width of the second cut removing some of the error from the first cut, which it will, it could be repeated as required. For real wood however the edge...
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    I doubt anyone will notice the sequential drawer...

    I doubt anyone will notice the sequential drawer bottoms as they all look so unique now they are cut. The drawer fronts are clearly more substantial than the rest of the drawer, this makes them front...
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    Bizarre that the hinges are not identical,...

    Bizarre that the hinges are not identical, definitely something to keep in mind. I may be making one of these tables very soon so I love all these little details!
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