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    yes, your suggestion helped. I liked the...

    yes, your suggestion helped. I liked the simplicity of it: glue on shims. Done. Perfect. Thanks.
    Here's what it looks like this am:
    414968 can never have enough clamps.
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    Thanks Jim (and Jim) gluing shims on and sanding...

    Thanks Jim (and Jim) gluing shims on and sanding the shoulders have put the chair project back on track.
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    I would love to see the offer non preferred...

    I would love to see the offer non preferred subscribers are getting

    For ONLY 30% over the cover price...............
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    Sticky: Please register me - thanks. Bill

    Please register me - thanks.
    Bill
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    Yes they were. I remember holding parts of my...

    Yes they were. I remember holding parts of my first orange crate cart together with plumbers strap. And friction tape on my baseball bat was the cats pajamas.

    But this chair project has gone...
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    comic relief

    comic relief
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    groan..............actually, I was just ribbin...

    groan..............actually, I was just ribbin ya............
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    My favorites are the Q&A. Someone will ask Will...

    My favorites are the Q&A. Someone will ask Will this get the BBQ sauce off my 3 wood? And they answer Sorry, I don't eat BBQ. Or Sorry, I only use my hybrid. Who has that much time on their hands to...
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    Took me a bit to figure out what you were...

    Took me a bit to figure out what you were suggesting Jim - plumber's tape to me is the Teflon tape used on joints. But I think what you're proposing is to use the emery cloth sandpaper used to prep...
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    Nice idea Jim. I'll try it with a mortised...

    Nice idea Jim. I'll try it with a mortised sacrificial piece. Thx.
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    I was going to retire at 60 as well, but that was...

    I was going to retire at 60 as well, but that was in 2008 - and I started over. But the single best thing I ever did to increase time in the shop was to quit watching any TV. Nothing. (except of...
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    tenon mistake

    Started making 4 dining chairs, and in cutting the side stretchers I made the mistake of cutting the tenons in my cast iron tenon jig with a square cut instead of an angle of 5 degrees to match the...
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    30 to 35 hours a week. Unfortunately I still work...

    30 to 35 hours a week. Unfortunately I still work full time. I retired and then got the proverbial offer you can't refuse to work from home. Sometimes I cheat and take the laptop downstairs to the...
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    Thanks for all the details and pics. Especially...

    Thanks for all the details and pics. Especially the clock info - I've dealt with Klockit before and they are really helpful. Having the numbers of the items you used is great.
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    Well done Chris. Beautiful piece.

    Well done Chris. Beautiful piece.
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    Very, very nicely done. Post the details and some...

    Very, very nicely done. Post the details and some more pics.
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    I would put it up piece by piece. This lets you...

    I would put it up piece by piece. This lets you deal with the window being out of square, and let's you hit the miters with a plane for a good fit. I always start with the bottom piece, then fit the...
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    Hey Derek - I like your idea of a rebate for...

    Hey Derek - I like your idea of a rebate for routing and will probably steal it. Thx. Reversing the chop seems like it might be a pain in the arse to do, however, so what about some strong magnets -...
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    Art's right - you need a dust collector. I have a...

    Art's right - you need a dust collector. I have a garage shop with a Shop Fox 1 1/2 hp dust collector, and a Powertec air filter. Combined they do a pretty good job keeping the air clean. I never ran...
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    2nd both of these comments. As long as it can...

    2nd both of these comments. As long as it can hold up the drywall, insulation, paint - good to go.
  21. Google Z Clips. They can be found in a total...

    Google Z Clips. They can be found in a total thickness of about 1/4" so you could recess the clip into the back of the frame and when hung on the wall the frame would be flush with it. Still gotta...
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    You probably know this, but I would have the door...

    You probably know this, but I would have the door swing into the room, not out toward the stairs. Easier to get material in and much safer for folks coming down the stair while you are opening the...
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    Very nice first project. Clean lines, nice fit...

    Very nice first project. Clean lines, nice fit and finish and beautiful wood. Well done. I love the little "flame" at the bottom of the back leg.
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    Imagine the Hall brothers standing there, looking...

    Imagine the Hall brothers standing there, looking at the first cloud lift, and Peter says "Screw it, make the other one the same".
    Bob's your uncle.
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    Interesting quote Mark. Which of his works is it...

    Interesting quote Mark. Which of his works is it from? I tried finding it in In The Mirror of The Past without success. I would like to read it in context. Thx.
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