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    Dying Wood

    Was wondering how fabric dye ofr food coloring would work for dying wood? Anyone ever tried? TIA
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    Florip Toolworks Dovetail Saw

    WOW!! Just got my dovetail saw from Forip Toolworks!! Have to say this is a piece of art. Not sure I want to use it or hang it on the wall!!
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    Leather Strop - Game Changer

    I bought a leather stropping disc for my WorkSharp 3000. Backing up a bit, I was squaring the corners on some stopped dados on the bathroom wall cabinet I built a couple months back. The cheapo Irwin-Marples chisels I used were sharpened/flatened to 800 grit. Had to use a mallet make the cuts...
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    Time Life Books The Art of Woodworking

    I found a full set of these books on eBay. I have one of the books, Cabinet Making I got years ago. I know they are dated but there maybe good info in them. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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    What is a Fret Saw?

    Hello, I've heard the term fret saw before. I assumed it was another name for a coping saw but apparently they are two different things. Seems the fret saw use a finer blade. Is it a scroll saw blade? If so, pinned or not pinned? TIA
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    Dovetails on a table saw

    Got my Ridge Carbide 7 degree, 1:6, blade Friday. Had some time today and got the tails cut on a 1x8 piece of BORG poplar. Not as easy as the videos. Guessing they did this a time or two before putting the video together. Will say there was nothing to cleanup with a chisel. Traced out the...
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    Saw Set

    Hello, I picked a Disston No. 4 on eBay pretty cheap. It's probably one of the last ones made. Anyway, I thought I would try to teach myself saw sharpening but a little confused about a a saw set. Seems the Stanley 42W is model in demand but from what I've read, it may be too large (ppi) for...
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    Florip Toolworks

    Hello, Anyone have any knowledge of this company? US Marine Vet owned. TIA
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    Robert Sorby 10" Dovetail Saw circa 1870

    Yea or nay? Thoughts...
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    Cast iron cleaning

    Hello, I'm sure some, if not most, have done this before so maybe it will help someone that hasn't. It has been a while since I cleaned and polished my table saw's cast iron top. Glue, sweat, humidity really takes it's toll. Got out my ROS sander with 320 grit and WD-40 and went to work...
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    Dovetail saw blade angle

    Hello, Was thinking about having a local sharpening service take a 40T general purpose blade (never used) that came with my table saw and have it ground for cutting dovetails. I'm guessing he can do it or, I will let him try to see if he can. I use an Incra V27 miter guage that has stops every...
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    Hand Planes with Corrugated Soles

    Hello, Sooo, been thinking about looking for a Stanley #6 on eBay. Most I see have the corrugated sole. I know Stanley did that for a while as a marketing thing but does that have an adverse effect on its functionality? I can see its less material getting the sole flattened. Any downside? TIA
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    Sharpening a spokeshae blade

    Hello, Got an old Stanley 151 spokeshave off eBay a while back. The blade was pretty bad. Yesterday, I made a blade holder similar to what Paul Sellers uses. It worked OK but don't think it was made to work on a WorkSharp. I don't think the angle is quite right. I used it today and it seems to...
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    Shooting Board

    Hello, So, I'm thinking about making a shooting board. I think it would be helpful when you just need to take just a hair off rather than trying to take it off on the table saw. I have plenty of scraps to make one. I only have two hand planes, a Stanley low angle block plane and a Stanley #5...
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    Microjig dovetail clamps

    Bought a pair of these a year or so ago. Looked promising. My really small and catch all Sjobergs bench has two vises but the screw would interfere with any long boards. (Shaker blanket chest w/ dovetails in the planning process) Thought about making a moxon vise but looked kinda complicated...
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    Bathroom Wall Cabinet - Completed

    Well, I finally finished the wall cabinet. I appreciate all the help in this journey. Pretty satisfied the way it turned out except for the doors. Had problems with spaceballs and the glues joints. Will most like re-do the doors. Its definitely been a learning experience.
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    Dovetails on a table saw

    I know this may be cheating to some, but has anyone tried dovetails on a table saw? Ran across this video from Fine Woodworking: I'm sure some here can knock them out as fast as this guy: Would love to...
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    Bessey Revo Jr Parallel Clamps

    Bought 4 of the Bessey 18" Jr clamps. I am thoroughly disappointed in them. I have a small fortune invested in the 'standard' Bessey parallel clamps. The Jr's are not up to those standards. They are lacking the rubber pads and will twist upon tightening. I tried using them on the raised panel...
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    Cabinet door pulls location

    Have pretty much finished my bathroom wall cabinet. Got the Blum euro hinges installed. Took me about a half hour to figure out how to release the doors after they snapped in, LOL!! Was almost in a panic. Any way, is there 'standard' location for the door pulls? I'm planning to mount the...
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    UGH!! So, Sunday, I glued up my raised panels for the wall cabinet I'm building. I allowed an 1/8" for side to side movement and 1/16" top to bottom. I used MLCS's raised panel calculator. I allowed 3/32" around the doors as they will be inset with euro hinges. I put spaceballs in the stiles...

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