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    Thanks! Mind posting pictures? FWIW, I'm on a...

    Thanks! Mind posting pictures?

    FWIW, I'm on a dental forum a lot.
    For the sterilization/storage area, quite a few of us prefer shelves on the top to easily identify where stuff is (at least for...
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    FWIW, I've read/bought the Taunton series of...

    FWIW, I've read/bought the Taunton series of books on workshop organization, small shops, etc.

    While that's useful, I feel that creeker experience is just as important.
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    Shelves vs cabinets? Pegboard? Other?

    Hey Creekers,

    I hope this isn't a stupid question.
    I will be trying to organize my workshop over

    I'd like your thoughts on workshop storage.

    What are your thoughts on shelves, vs cabinets?...
  4. Sticky: I just wanted to thank everyone who posted on...

    I just wanted to thank everyone who posted on this thread.

    I'm going to finally organize my workshop over fall/winter, and am trying to come up with ideas.
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    If you like guitars at all, you should visit...

    If you like guitars at all, you should visit George Lowden's workshop.
    He's highly regarded in the guitar building community, and very different from the usual Martin/Gibson style builder.
    ...
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    I'd recommend starting with the Woodgears simple...

    I'd recommend starting with the Woodgears simple workbench.
    https://woodgears.ca/workbench/build.html
    Enjoy it a bit, and later make a better bench.

    For workholding, you can drill dog holes and...
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    Lovely work

    Lovely work
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    It makes really great guitars! Structurally,...

    It makes really great guitars! Structurally, it's an excellent replacement for Brazilian rosewood.

    Got any left? I'm in Alameda.
  9. Much respect to everyone here. My mentor just...

    Much respect to everyone here.

    My mentor just turned 71 three weeks ago.
    He runs circles around me....works about 14 hours a day (out of choice, could have retired decades ago).
    On weekends,...
  10. There's drills you can practice to help with...

    There's drills you can practice to help with that.
    I recommend practicing extremely slowly on your form, aim for smoothness.
    Also for other motions, having a proprioceptive anchor (touching...
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    Hey John, Do you have a channel on Chinese...

    Hey John,

    Do you have a channel on Chinese woodworking on youtube? John Zhu?
    I'm a huge fan.

    I've been following the links you posted for years.

    What draws me to chinese woodworking is:...
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    any good info on Chinese woodworking?

    Recently, I've found some interesting stuff on youtube.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKBaqYskb68

    It makes me want to get off my duff, and make stuff.
    With my fancy japanese saws, top shelf...
  13. Hey Stu, I've you're out there, PM me your...

    Hey Stu,

    I've you're out there, PM me your address.
    I'll send you something nice.

    -Matt
  14. Big belated thank you to Stu from toolsfromjapan

    Dear Creekers,

    I'm sure that you're aware that Stu closed ToolsFromJapan after his mom's passing.
    Also, a number of us have bought (quite excellent) tools and stones from him over the years.
    ...
  15. 35 here. Not a very good woodworker, but I think...

    35 here. Not a very good woodworker, but I think I'll get better with age.

    I think patience and maturity are things not to be undervalued.
  16. Anyone thickness with a ROS? Mirka Deros and Ukuleles

    Hi everyone,

    I don't have a wide belt sander, but I do have a Mirka Deros.
    I have to remove about 1 mm from some Koa for ukuleles.

    Has anyone used a random orbital sander to thickness thin...
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    hey Brian, I pictured you using an ink line and...

    hey Brian, I pictured you using an ink line and Japanese saw?
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    Comfort is subjective. Best---you might want...

    Comfort is subjective.

    Best---you might want to visit an audiologist to get a custom ear plug/noise protector.
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    Mirka Deros with Festool dust collector

    Mirka Deros with Festool dust collector
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    Get a better drill

    Get a better drill
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    Mirka Deros. One of the few tools I think...

    Mirka Deros.

    One of the few tools I think superior to festool
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    Note: If you ever want to upgrade...try getting...

    Note: If you ever want to upgrade...try getting an NSK micromotor.
    Sometimes, you can buy them cheap on ebay when dental students are graduating.
  23. Sycamore Fig- lumber any good for spoons?

    Hey Creekers,

    I had a sycamore fig cut down a year back, and the stump grew lots of new shoots.

    I'm thinking of cutting down the stump, and splitting it for spoon billets.
    Any comments on...
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    Actually, the saws and planes are Chinese style....

    Actually, the saws and planes are Chinese style.

    This Chinese style influenced the Japanese around the time of the Tang dynasty (I think?)
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    Wooden toy boat video- neander style

    I've been looking into buying a jointer for a while, and then I see this video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghv6zsCYevg

    Ironically, one of my chisels is probably worth more than all his tools...
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