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    Spline and epoxy if it will see rough handling, dowels and epoxy otherwise. On very small contact points I have used “dowels” of 1/8” brazing rod and epoxy.
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    See the handle in these pictures? How would you attach it to the lid? The base of the handle is JUST under 1/2". Like 7/16". So just glue it on? Screw from underneath? Small dowels? Something else I have not thought of?
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    That turned out great!! Please continue to share pics as you fill it up
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    That looks great and useful to boot! Well done sir
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    I finally have finish on the cabinet, and it's mounted on the wall. I used Tried and True varnish oil, with 2-3 coats depending on whether it was a wear surface or not. This gave a very nice finish, close to the wood, but it brought out the figure. I did find it went much better onto the maple than the other side of the plywood, since it was less porous. I took everything up to 320 grit. These are the outer doors open - this will probably be for less used tools. It doesn't look nearly as good as the maple, but it's fine for storage. Finally, here's the inside view of the cabinet. You can see the lag screws I used to put it up - there's 6 in the cleat and 3 through the cabinet back. I just used 2 1/2" because I didn't want to go too far into the studs behind. It's very solid. Obviously I also had to remount the doors, and I've added all the screws to the hinges. I haven't made any holders yet, but I really wanted to get this part up on the wall to get my space back. I'll pick away at them over the next little while and get my stuff moved in. I am trying to figure out if I should put magnets in the door to help keep them closed, since they don't stay right now. I'm trying to figure out if I'll stick with the layout in the plans, since I realized not all my saws will fit in the space allocated for them.
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    It does the job great but once you tumble down the rabbet hole of specialty planes i think a dedicated rabbet plane with a fence might work a hare better.
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    The cases came out wonderful. Is a great way to honor those individuals and their families.
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    Yeah That's my go to brand now just because it's not terribly expensive. Not sure if it's available in Australia though. Interesting never heard the cold storage part. I struggle remembering to just put the cap on.
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    Biscuit and glue would work pretty well. Holding the handle to plunge in the cutter could be dicey. The foxed tenon is a master's way to do it, for sure. But its a one-shot deal. Once the wedge goes in, it won't come out, poor fit or not. I'd probably choose the dowel method.
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    I’d treat it like a cutting board. Mineral oil only. It will need renewal, but that’s easy.
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    i'm not familiar with Mark's plan but i just re-did our glider in cypress and i'm not going to put anything on it, i think anything i put on it would just have to be redone at some point so why bother?
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    Chisel a wedged mortise. Even a very slight bit wider at the bottom. Put a kerf in the tenon. Put the wedge into the mortise, then push the handle tenon kerf onto the wedge. Practice first. Theoretically it does not even need glue.
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    If you lay that sucker down you'll be picking slivers out of your butt, it looks cool though!
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    Some final pictures. The finish I used on these is a coat of garnet shellac that I wiped on, then three light coats of General Finishes High Performance Satin. These are not something that gets "used or handled" so I think light coats will be plenty. It was more a process of getting all the raised grain and dust nips taken care or I probably could have stopped at two coats. The one on the left is my dad's, the one in the back ground and missing the flag is for my sister's husband, I will be taking it a little road trip to deliver it along with an album of the build. And the one on the right is my father in law's. When I did the engraving I did it in the same format and wording that is on each of their military head stones. A few pictures of some of the details.