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    America's test kitchen has high praise for...

    America's test kitchen has high praise for Victorinox "Fibrox" line - which has a composite handle.

    The steel won't take as keen an edge as higher carbon content blades, but they're less prone to...
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    Olfa 167b "wide" saw blade and cushioned handle....

    Olfa 167b "wide" saw blade and cushioned handle.

    https://olfa.com/craft/product/wide-saw-blade-3-pk-kb4-ws/
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    Congratulations on taking on this task. Once...

    Congratulations on taking on this task. Once it's done, no one can ever deny your accomplishment.

    Bigger is not always better. Complexity will delay completion. Wood selection is more important...
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    I think it's a beautifully executed, overly...

    I think it's a beautifully executed, overly complex design. It's likely built to fill the camera frame for the maker's videos.

    Practically speaking, I rarely use boards longer than 40" or wider...
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    I would imagine the best type would be the ones...

    I would imagine the best type would be the ones Tom Bussey has settled. They perform at today's improved standard.

    Beware any old tool that is still pretty.
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    Does the razor tribe use these as a substrate for...

    Does the razor tribe use these as a substrate for fine cutting powders? Granite doesn't reveal any sediment or coarse inclusions as it wears.

    There are pieces of Italian marble still smooth as...
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    Have a look at knife grinding sites. The...

    Have a look at knife grinding sites. The unspoken pitfall is overheating any given piece of steel and losing the temper.

    Most of the Big Dogs that use a grinding rig do so to get irons ready for...
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    Out of curiosity, can you cut straight dovetails...

    Out of curiosity, can you cut straight dovetails with your tenon saw? It might be the "hang angle" is favorable with your larger saw.
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    Have you attempted practice cuts? With...

    Have you attempted practice cuts?

    With straight (plain) grain a saw will wander as JK mentioned. I follow Joel Moscowitz guide linked below. Almost all of my sawing problems are from holding on...
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    That's "mallets aforehead" - 2 minutes for high...

    That's "mallets aforehead" - 2 minutes for high sticking, 15 minutes game misconduct and a ride home in the back of the bus with all the gear.
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    JK and David are on point with this. ...

    JK and David are on point with this.

    Congratulations on taking the course of instruction, it will accelerate your progress to building things.

    In my classroom experience, there's always someone...
  12. Here's to a speedy and uneventful recovery. ...

    Here's to a speedy and uneventful recovery.

    Slŗinte Mhath
  13. That's what I use, an Atoma 400. Just clean it...

    That's what I use, an Atoma 400.

    Just clean it with soap and water before use on your water stones. I scrub mine with a wire "file" brush.
    ...
  14. OK, Boomer.

    OK, Boomer.
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    When you have only a path wide enough to enter,...

    When you have only a path wide enough to enter, but not turn around - sell the extra stuff.

    When your bench becomes storage, because the shelves are full - sell the extra stuff.

    When you buy a...
  16. WD40 from a $20 Gallon container into a cheapo...

    WD40 from a $20 Gallon container into a cheapo spray bottle for mine.

    Little bottles are wasteful and expensive.
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    Fine steel, excellent presentation out of the box, clumsy handle. A "test drive" one before buying will tell you if it fits your grip.
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    May I recommend ordering Steve Voigt's excellent...

    May I recommend ordering Steve Voigt's excellent smoother? It's beautifully made, works right out of the box and will be delivered before Old Street could begin.

    I have one and it gets me out of...
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    It might also be the platform used. On the...

    It might also be the platform used.

    On the mobile version of the site (optimized for Android) the "DONATE" button does not appear.

    $6 to keep the lights on works out to next to nothing per...
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    Amen, Reverend. I suspect the rise of plywood...

    Amen, Reverend.

    I suspect the rise of plywood construction mirrored the decline of apprentices - it filled a skill deficit (among other attributes).
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    I'm mostly building with air dried cherry and...

    I'm mostly building with air dried cherry and oak.

    More than 10 teeth per inch, filed rip, manage my crosscuts without difficulty. The only dedicated saw I have is a monster ORSA for plywood.
  22. Any pictures? I'm guessing the first number...

    Any pictures?

    I'm guessing the first number refers to cutter width (12/16 = 3/4 inch) and the INCH is the offset from the fence to the cutter.

    Just a SWAG - pics will help
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    These are built to take abuse in house building....

    These are built to take abuse in house building.

    When the apocalypse is over, all the fashionable giant cockroaches will carry Morakniv as accessories.
  24. I suspect you could fall into a cesspit and...

    I suspect you could fall into a cesspit and walkout wearing a Three piece suit.
  25. I have both a Dan's surgical black and antique...

    I have both a Dan's surgical black and antique Translucent Arkansas (presumably from Norton).

    The surgi black makes some finer adjustments, the Transluscent stone hardly makes a noise while...
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