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  1. Hi Mike, Congratulations on having fledged all...

    Hi Mike,

    Congratulations on having fledged all the chicks from the nest! My first (of two) flew last month!

    Great to see another build thread from you. I like the panel jig-can you post a...
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    Looks like it is time to install the bottle...

    Looks like it is time to install the bottle opener :)

    What's on deck?
  3. Hi Mitchell, That's quite a change of habitat!...

    Hi Mitchell,

    That's quite a change of habitat! My understanding is that providing a bit of heat in an enclosed space is aimed at keeping the temperature stable enough to prevent condensation...
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    Hi all, I've found double-bevel marquetry to...

    Hi all,

    I've found double-bevel marquetry to be a pretty straight-forward magic trick--seems amazing but not that hard once the curtain is pulled away. The Kopf book is a remarkable survey and...
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    Hi all, This is a great thread and one that I...

    Hi all,

    This is a great thread and one that I would have found helpful when setting out to build my bench. I went the 'heirloom' route as this was my third bench. I built a Roubo based on the BC...
  6. Looks smooth. And I like the OHSA-approved...

    Looks smooth. And I like the OHSA-approved footwear :)
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    Looks great Ken. Thanks for posting and hope it...

    Looks great Ken. Thanks for posting and hope it cools down for you while you contemplate your next project.

    Best,
    C
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    Nice looking box, Rob. I agree the design is...

    Nice looking box, Rob. I agree the design is sublime. And good on you for keeping a project going in summer.

    LV shooting plane? I love mine...
  9. Derek, Congratulations and well-deserved! And...

    Derek,

    Congratulations and well-deserved! And will be curious to see the new bench you build for that vise :)

    And thank you for sharing Martin's boxes. There is a remarkable video on Suda...
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    Pete, thanks for posting. Flyfishing and...

    Pete, thanks for posting. Flyfishing and woodworking seem to go together, and a bamboo rod is definitely the neander fly rod :) Good on you for going full monty!

    Best,
    Chris
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    Thanks Ken. And, yes, I'll post on the new digs...

    Thanks Ken. And, yes, I'll post on the new digs after cleaning the paint from under my fingernails :)
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    Cutting dovetails for the carcass was pretty...

    Cutting dovetails for the carcass was pretty standard, with the twist of a guide block for the mitered corners. Blue tape and Derek's tutorial were invaluable.

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    I'm getting better,...
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    Thanks Dan. I haven't decided yet. I may make...

    Thanks Dan. I haven't decided yet. I may make some pulls or go with something brass.
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    Skip from last November to last February when I...

    Skip from last November to last February when I cut the tails...

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    And March when I cut the dados for the drawer dividers in the case sides:

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    The dadoes included misadventures...
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    Don, Good looking chest and very glad to hear...

    Don,

    Good looking chest and very glad to hear you find it to be well designed. What did you decide to use for pulls?

    Best,
    Chris
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    Ken, And I thought this post was going to...

    Ken,

    And I thought this post was going to announce your new project to supply SMC'ers with new benches since you can't seem to stop making them :)

    Best,
    Chris
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    Hi Tom, I agree with Patrick that it is one or...

    Hi Tom,

    I agree with Patrick that it is one or the other (imbalanced wheels or bad bearings). The (imperfect) way to balance the wheels is to put a mark on both and then rotate one 1/4 turn in...
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    I have a half speed grinder that was sold by...

    I have a half speed grinder that was sold by woodcraft about ten years ago. Has two white wheels, which have worked fine with improvised tool rests. One note is that performance improved...
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    Great looking box and your hand tool set up is a...

    Great looking box and your hand tool set up is a great reminder that simple tools and space can produce beautiful work (as much fun as fancy benches can be)!

    Best,
    Chris
  20. Hi Malcolm, Congrats on the early retirement...

    Hi Malcolm,

    Congrats on the early retirement and great work on the doors. I laughed out loud when I first read your post, imagining that bandsaw in your shop. And nothing else! Keep up the...
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    Thanks Ken. Stock prep ended in March...

    Thanks Ken.

    Stock prep ended in March 2018...After moving to the new shop and getting through a few other house-related projects, I got back to this project in November. I decided to prep the...
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    Stock prep in the old shop: the birch logs,...

    Stock prep in the old shop: the birch logs, selecting walnut boards, and resawn birch (done on the bandsaw)
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    And all the stock cut, just prior to closing up for the move...
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    NBSS Tool Chest Build

    Hello all,

    I'm currently in the middle of a shop renovation and have not had any real quality shop time in months. Let's just say that 'drywall' is a four letter word right now...

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    Derek, Thanks for the clarification and I...

    Derek,

    Thanks for the clarification and I agree the bead is a nice touch.

    Best,
    Chris
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    Hi Derek, I like your choice of colors for the...

    Hi Derek,

    I like your choice of colors for the drawer fronts-a well-balanced tension between symmetry of the openings and asymmetry of the tones.

    I'm curious about the drawer slips and can't...
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