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  1. It only took me a few minutes to leaf through it....

    It only took me a few minutes to leaf through it. I have no interest in building with concrete and I thought the "candle stand" was a poor example as compared to a previously published shaker candle...
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    Yes, hot hide glue is better, but it is very hard...

    Yes, hot hide glue is better, but it is very hard to use on some glue ups. You have to be quick!
  3. Thread: Banks !!!!

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    Don't know anything about Wellsfargo, however,...

    Don't know anything about Wellsfargo, however, when organizations become large, decisions can be made that no longer serve the customer, but serve the organization in the name of profit. Best to...
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    Sadly, I only have one wooden clamp and a bowsaw...

    Sadly, I only have one wooden clamp and a bowsaw from my grandfather, who was an immigrant from Sweden and made a living as a wood worker. My sister has his old work bench which I have tried to get,...
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    My biggest fear is that when I die, my wife will...

    My biggest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell my tools for what I told her I paid for them.
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    Turn those handles into octagons and you'll like...

    Turn those handles into octagons and you'll like those saws even better. Gives you a feel of registration with the blade and the grip is more comfortable.
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    [QUOTE=Jim Koepke;2926967]Measuring errors is one...

    [QUOTE=Jim Koepke;2926967]Measuring errors is one of my reasons for switching from using tape measures and rulers to using a story stick. No addition or marking the half inch on the wrong side of the...
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    Dropped Fine Woodworking and will probably drop...

    Dropped Fine Woodworking and will probably drop PWW too next year for all the reasons listed above. Currently looking into subscribing to Fair Woodworking!
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    Andrew, care to share with us why your preference...

    Andrew, care to share with us why your preference for Old Brown. I have and use both. Thanks, Bob
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    Steam heat the wood one hour per inch of...

    Steam heat the wood one hour per inch of thickness is what I've always been told. Additionally, not all wood bends the same. It can even vary with same species but from a different tree. Where...
  11. Sad to see the old stores close. If you needed...

    Sad to see the old stores close. If you needed one bolt, you could actually buy ONE bolt, not six or eight in a package. The old hardware store in our town, now closed, used to sweep down the...
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    Boil the wood instead of using steam. I've never...

    Boil the wood instead of using steam. I've never had a failure after boiling. I have with steam. Soaking the wood for a couple days before helps also.
  13. Thread: 16 winners

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    How different things are now from when soldiers...

    How different things are now from when soldiers returning from Vietnam where spit on at the airport.
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    We took a motorcycle tour of New Zealand. The...

    We took a motorcycle tour of New Zealand. The rental bikes had big arrows on the tank pointing left. We just followed a guy from England the first day and after that it wasn't too bad. You have to...
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    I am seeing the same thing happening with...

    I am seeing the same thing happening with motorcycle shops. Either going out of business or selling mostly side by side four wheelers. The younguns would rather play with their cyber pacifiers...
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    Oh, and I almost forgot.........Life's too short...

    Oh, and I almost forgot.........Life's too short to use old sandpaper.
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    Temporary fixes that work tend to become...

    Temporary fixes that work tend to become permanent. G. Tate
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    I believe that is THINNER oils, not thicker.

    I believe that is THINNER oils, not thicker.
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    Don't know if it's a Bluegrass hammer or not, but...

    Don't know if it's a Bluegrass hammer or not, but I bought it 40 years ago because it had an octagonal handle. I've since put octagonal handles on a lot of my tools, including my Knew Concepts...
  20. They make up names that you can't pronouce, then...

    They make up names that you can't pronouce, then someone comes along and popularizes an acronym for it. Go figure.
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    Thank you for that link. My grandparents came...

    Thank you for that link. My grandparents came from Sweden and my grandfather was a professional wood worker. Several years ago we visited the Viking ship museum. The designs are just stunning.
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    I made a cherry eighteenth century secretary and...

    I made a cherry eighteenth century secretary and had this problem. My approach to a solution was to use the card scraper on all sufaces before oiling. I am pleased with the results. Good luck
  23. Ken, I agree about NZ. The wife and I toured the...

    Ken, I agree about NZ. The wife and I toured the south island on a ten day motorcycle trip. It is an amazing country and the people are great. It reminded me of 1950's America, especially away...
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    I fear that some of the skills used to build the...

    I fear that some of the skills used to build the original structure have been lost to time. However, it's good to hear their vow to re-build. A sad, sad day.
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    I have read that the new flat screen tv's are...

    I have read that the new flat screen tv's are listening also. Lot's of weird stuff being reported on the internet. True? Maybe, maybe not. Who knows. As far as cell phones go, I choose not to...
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