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    Wait boy’s let me get that 9/4 board.
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    Don’t worry about the ole sawmill boy he will get the job done. Please don’t cry at the price! Ain’t that nice!
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    Here’s a pic of all my hardworking woodworking buddies wanting to help on this tiger hard maple log for some cheap tiger lumber. Say the word sawmill and needing help, watch the Big Boy’s run. Houston Price!!!
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    Someone must know my password. You know I wouldn't say such ...
  5. 2 points
    It's called quit your day job.....
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    I’m looking for that really rare edition of “How to Build A Maloof Low Back In Less Than Six Months”!
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    Do you need my glasses? I planed that one board.
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    Here's my angle setting jigs. I stuck these together one morning, intending on making some good ones out of Corian later, but we've been still using these for several years now. The trouble with ones like that Woodpecker one, or the many homemade ones that use the same method, is that the angle is not the same when the cutter (iron, or chisel) is a different thickness-edited to add: I was mistaken about this, and explained in my next post in this thread, thanks to JohnG for calling attention to it. What determines the angle is the distance from the cutting edge to the contact point of the wheel. That changes with the cutter thickness, but is plenty close enough if you are using only one jig. I don't see any excitement with spending a bunch of money to get close, whether it matters, or not. If I tell someone I'm using a 20 degree bevel, it's 20 degrees. These are always exact, regardless of either thickness of cutter, or type of guide, including even the MKII. Lee Valley sells a setting jig for $45 that will do the same, but you have to fumble with it to get to the angle you want. Mine are easy for anyone to use, and always repeat the exact same angle. We couldn't do full bevel sharpening with jigs, and always return to the exact same angle without them. The first picture below shows checking a plane iron, that we didn't know what the bevel angle was, by the 20 degree jig. I would never sharpen a 1/4" chisel with that red Record guide, but it's just used as an example to show that it works with anything. You just stick the blade all the way in, slide any jig in place until it stops, tighten, and you'll always get the exact same angle. I've even had some of my clients (who normally never do any such manual work) use them, with my sharpening system, and they are always amazed that it's so easy to get something so sharp.
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    The LN one is leaps and bounds ahead of the WP one. You can attach plates to sharpen short irons as well as skew irons. Also SS > Aluminum. The amazon one does suck, sucks alot, but it works good enough for the once every 3 years when i need to reset an angle on a plane iron.
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    I think they could just be pinned threads in the advanced section or product review or even general for that matter. Having an area for references seems a bit excessive as there aren't going to be many posts on the topic. Marc had an aversion to pined threads for some reason i never really understood but pinning something is great for reference sake with out creating more sections. If anything i think there should be less sections on the site. Each section could have a related reference pinned thread. Finishing could have a reference post with finishing books ect. It's probably going to be up to the member that wants to maintain the post to start it. There could be a reference post for beginner level books on joinery ect. It could also be pinned under product reviews as it is a product review of sorts. This makes less sense to me as a person isn't going to go there to get references on styles and construction.
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    Ken, I meant to say that a bigger motor also needs a bigger impeller.
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    I have that book my Tom Moser on Shaker furniture... It's a really good book for ideas... there are measured drawings of a number of Shaker pieces, and it goes into some detail on design elements.
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    Coming up at the end of Sept.! A phone call won’t help this hapless sculpturer!
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    Call Bmac............ He can build one a month.
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    When I was 16 a family moved in across the road from us, the rich kid had a dirt bike and, rode it around all the time I hated that guy (he thought he was so cool because he had a dirt bike). A couple weeks later he came over and said hi I'm Steve hey do you drink beer, finally we had found common ground we've been best friends for 50 yrs.
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    Coop here’s a couple pics of my butternut table I had a woodworker make.
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    Thank all of you for your kind words. They are appreciated now as much as they were when my wonderful wife passed. I'm only good for about 3 or 4 minutes at a time in the upright position. The surgery was on April the 18th and there were three operations done at one time. The first two were to open the pathways that the nerves pass through the spine into the legs. One on each side. Then the third was to fuse two vertebra. That was the worst one............ I'll be back. Gotta lay down. I'm back for a bit. In fusing the bones, they had to cut the muscle that attaches to the bones, along with the nerves that are in those connections. Things didn't go as "I" had hoped. In 2015 and 2017 I had the same kind of thing done with other nerves that feed into the legs, and the recovery was over in less than a week. As it stands right now, I can't walk more than on average 3 feet without using a walker. That gives my arms a workout, but doesn't do anything for the legs. And as everyone of you know, we use our legs daily when standing at our benches or table saws. That kinda makes woodwork a non project for quite awhile. I'll be back. Prone is where I need to be unless you want to see tears on this post.......... Here I am again. The point of this, beside for thanking all you guys, is to let you know, that though I may not be making anything for awhile, I'm thinking about making. And I'll pop in now and then to let you know any progress. When I can resume doing what I like to be doing, and I return to the rude, crude and socially unacceptable human that you all know and love, I'll let you know. In the mean time, I'm can assume that my regular Dr., who by the way is a damn good woodworker in his own right, will tell me that in a month or two, I should be fit as a fiddle... not a violin. Oh and for a few of you that know me somewhat. My top notch good and excellent friend , a native of Tennessee, is assisting me quite well in this recovery effort. Say Hi to my dear and close friend a Mr. Jack Daniels, from Lynchburg, Tn.. Again, thank each and every one of you for your thoughts and prayers, and remember sawdust is good dust. RichardA or Rick
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    That’s a typical response to being to close to the work so that the hand cutting moves laterally. Try backing up a half step and don’t pull your hand back so far in relationship to your midline.