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    I use power tools and hand tools both. I am...

    I use power tools and hand tools both. I am trying to use more hand tools as they allow me to work in night after work (noise factor).

    Among power tools I find planer as indispensable. In it's...
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    Did not know that. When time comes (bigger...

    Did not know that. When time comes (bigger shop), I will keep this in mind.
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    I have a DW735 with default knives. With stand...

    I have a DW735 with default knives. With stand it's already a costly machine, verging into next up machines.

    It leaves nice surface, and light sanding (or smoothing plane) finishes it. The only...
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    Jim you need a universal (programmable) remote :)...

    Jim you need a universal (programmable) remote :)

    I love the idea of having commonly sized discs for radius.
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    Noob advise, to be taken with grain of salt. ...

    Noob advise, to be taken with grain of salt.

    Recently, when I was flattening a board, some knots were causing tear outs, uneven cuts and no cuts.

    I took a 1/4" chisel and relived the knot and a...
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    This was probably my plane that you fixed. ...

    This was probably my plane that you fixed.

    Yup, micrometer showed < 0.001" shaving after you lapped the plane, sharpened the blade and fixed cap iron (which I had spoiled).

    It still takes...
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    LV side rabbet. Used once and never found any use...

    LV side rabbet. Used once and never found any use since.

    Woodriver #5. Used for few months till I bought LV #7, which has become my default plane now.
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    I bought few cheap t-shirts for similar purpose...

    I bought few cheap t-shirts for similar purpose (like 5 for $10-15), while staining. Loved the idea and they are my default t-shirts while working. I wipe glue, stain or whatever on them. They go...
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    I made one after seeing ends getting square on...

    I made one after seeing ends getting square on Jim's board.

    Made it right side only, and with hinged fence. Cost was some scrap wood to make fence, some plywood, wax, bolt, and finish. Probably...
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    I handwired a Planck few days back. Made two...

    I handwired a Planck few days back. Made two cases. One with angled base and one flat.

    I used a router to cut the top recess and chisels to cut opening on long edge for USB.

    To make angled...
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    I use my planer only on fast feed rate. Few times...

    I use my planer only on fast feed rate. Few times I used slow, it took more time and end of the day I still had to sand it a after project was done.

    Now a days, I use planer to dimension wood....
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    Stretchers on my bench are 5" off floor. I built...

    Stretchers on my bench are 5" off floor. I built my bench relatively high at 34". Pinky test puts it at 30-31".

    I figured if need be, I will cut the legs an inch or two if I feel it high - while...
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    I would vote for building until and unless you...

    I would vote for building until and unless you need the bench right away.

    Building bench, as an amateur, is a very valuable learning experience.
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Love it. Beautiful work!

    Love it. Beautiful work!
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Thank you! Yup except the sitting slab can...

    Thank you!

    Yup except the sitting slab can serve as a bench top. Probably my kid will start using it as that soon.
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    Thank you! Yard is Dad's hardwork. Thank...

    Thank you!
    Yard is Dad's hardwork.



    Thank you!

    I have tarp a cover. Will keep it covered.
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    Outdoor Bench

    Had a lot of discarded lumber left from my bench build. Decided to turn them into an outdoor bench. Table saw and miter saw were used for rough dimensioning. Hand jointed all boards and used planer...
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    I bought the same chisel (1"). It along with a block plane always stay on the bench.

    Sometimes I like using it bevel down, like a plane. My planer blade has a nick. So on wide boards it...
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    I have a Delta Rockwell 37-220 6" jointer. Bought...

    I have a Delta Rockwell 37-220 6" jointer. Bought it used for ~ $300. Has enclosed bottom (less mess) and came with mobile base (these things are heavy). I changed the knifes twice so far ($14). It...
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    I think it's about the end goal. If tools are...

    I think it's about the end goal. If tools are means to an end then it does not matter whether you use hand tools or machines - pick what gets the job done in constraints of time and ability.

    If...
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    Another line of thought. Assuming grain...

    Another line of thought.

    Assuming grain direction is parallel to top face.

    If point is weak (where force is applied) then option A should tolerate more force. Force is at an angle in case of...
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    Inspirational!

    Inspirational!
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    ^ This. Also in my experience after sometime...

    ^ This.

    Also in my experience after sometime (*) the grits change or stones don't cut as fast. Something like coarse becomes less coarse.

    Based on other posts, I sharp often now. Most of the...
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