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  1. pine is very prone to blowout from dados when you are cutting cross grain. Be sure you have a backer board, and consider clamping the backer board to the workpiece
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  2. So here is my thought. The antique planes that other companies made were typically direct knockoffs of stanley. I'd be willing to be the ones that are backwards someone swapped the frog on. I have a type 11or12 #7, the adjustment is left hand threads which is a clockwise turn to take a heavier cut. All of my planes are that way 3-7, types 10-20.
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  3. Coop, you want me to keep a few of the porcupine thron’s for your wife? I can explain, to her how to make you jump anytime, she wants you to jump.
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  4. Maybe those planes were designed for left handed woodworkers? Just a long shot.
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  6. Is the material milled true? The irregular surfaces of construction lumber combined with the true plane of a tablesaw’s blade spin do not marry well together. A rough reference surface yields a rough result.
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  7. One question comes to mind, just from curiosity. If you want so much exterior visibility that front AND sides are glass, why not glass shelves, as well?
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  8. I expanded on my design a bit. Fleshed it out. Some of the changes: 1. Made the back 3/4" thick. I can then route 1/2" dados in it and leave 1/4" for expansion of the shelves. 2. Made all the vertical supports 2 1/2" wide. 3. Curved top/bottom 4. Feet (which will also be curved to match bottom shelf but I can't figure out how to do that so I set them back) 5. Quarter inch dado where the glass will go in top, bottom and vertical pieces. The bottom dados go all the way through, and this is where I'd slide the glass up through into the "slots." Then I can put a
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  9. I just chop up tomatoes, white onions, and peppers. Then toss with Lime Juice, Salt, Pepper, granulated garlic, and chili powder. Let sit for a while for flavor melding.
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  10. That's the key! As you run into particular issues, post em here and we'll help out.
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  11. Truck shaped car. Just abreviating.
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  12. I did a thing... Picked up the DF-500 and tenon/bit assortment this morning. Had one last moment of panic and doubt when they gave me the total, but I'm glad I got them. Now I just need to find some time to use it!
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  13. I agree on the thickness, not trying to corral a horse! Do you have a circular saw? If not and the budget will afford , or even a good quality hand saw and a square will get you started. All good comments above. Good luck, keep us posted on your progress and welcome to the forum.
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  14. Oak is realy heavy. If you want to use 2" thick boards, be prepared for a workout. I'd stick with 3/4", it is plenty strong. Quick suggestion for a really sturdy box, look up greene & greene finger joints. Pinned finger joints, even better. Add dadoes around the inside to include floating panels, top and bottom. For a different look, laminate a second layer of board to the inside of each corner before cutting the fingers. After joining the corners, the extra thickness lets you radius the outside to an unexpected degree. Also, look seriously into how the lid will open and c
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  15. Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll get lots of good advice here. Since this will be a mostly hand tool project, check out some of the videos on hand tool work. Chris Schwarz has a thing for olde timey tool chests, which I think is just about what you want for this box. Paul Sellars is another guy with lots of hand tool videos. Good luck.
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  16. Well, you should probably start with some sort of plans. This will give you much of the information that you'll need. From there, you'll have to select your lumber. Seeing your limited equipment list, you'll be paying more for S4S material at your hardwood dealer or paying even more (and probably lesser quality) for material at the big box store. From there, as you get stuck, you'll need to drop your questions here for the group to help you out. Best of luck on your project and, welcome to the forums!
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