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  1. Is the groove wide enough to use to use to hold the glass? Even if not, you could cut one side off to leave a rabbet to hold the glass. In addition to the lovely mitered frames above, you could also do half laps at the corners and pin with a decorate fastener: I've used gun blue to blacken copper nails and they look pretty nice.
  2. Chestnut probably has the truth of it, my Stanleys are all the same but my Sargent planes spin the other way and would otherwise be identical at a glance.
  3. If it is just one-and-done you could just do it by hand: Adze > gouge > scraper. I always end up reaching for the chisels when I'd otherwise have to build some jig I'd use once...
  4. Paul is tricky in that he is very skilled so everything he does looks easier than it is! If you want to build furniture by hand you'll want a jointer eventually, but the jack and smoother will be more important to start. Sellers could probably joint with a block plane, but I like using a 6 or 8.
  5. That'd be a "treadle lathe" should be able to find some things online, and I think there were some made in cast iron right before electricity took over.
  6. True to an extent, but the smallest particles are the most worrisome. So, if the mask is only filtering out the larger 99% then it may make you feel like you're breathing cleaner air, but it is only protecting you from nuisance particles and not actually making you safer. If I'm wearing a mask I am hoping to prevent my macrophages from presenting anything to my b cells and making me develop an allergy. The reason smoking is so bad for you is that it paralyzes the cilia (which normal wood dust would not do) and then fine smoke/dust you breath in.
  7. If you make an English style/Nicholson bench you will be using 2x12s in the flat and not need more than that 4 to true them up if you are picky at the big box store.
  8. Glad you found the links useful Coop! I jealously guard my lead holder now that I've gotten used to it... I should probably just order a few more.
  9. I agree with Tom, my machinist skills are too pedestrian and my equipment too DIYer grade to bother with shooting for anything other than "close enough" off the machine and truing it up with some hand tools. A sharp chisel saves a lot of time with setup bars.
  10. Mineral oil won’t spoil, beeswax should be bacteriostatic and while I am not sure about carnuba wax I am going to bet that kept in a cool dry place it will last forever. Basically, without enough free water bacteria can’t grow. That’s why jelly lasts forever, too much sugar to have enough free water. If It separates and moisture beads on the surface, though, then sometimes you can find a mold that manages to grow on something that usually doesn’t spoil.
  11. You can get a 2mm lead holder on Amazon or an office supply store, and then in addition to being able to get whatever variety of graphite is your favorite, there are packs of various colors for cheap on Amazon. Here the pencil I have: Here's the colored lead:
  12. Vitamin E is used as a preservative in a variety of products. I've not made scented beeswax/mineral oil blend for wood, but if you're using it for cutting boards I would go to a spice store and get food safe essential oils or scents to use there. Essential oils are very concentrated, so you won't need to use much. The stuff at the store will be cheaper than whatever your friends on social media are selling alongside the tupperware. My wife took some of my cutting board wax I'd made and used a drop of peppermint essential oil to about 12 oz of wax/oil blend, and poured the molten wax into e
  13. That blade would be pretty quick to fix with a bench grinder or belt sander, but if you want neither then some coarse sand paper will do well enough. If it is worse than it looks you could try a file but that'd be overkill, it really isn't too bad apart from being a bit steep. You don't even need to make that edge perfectly square so long as it is straight, since you can true it up with the lateral adjuster. (Assuming you're jointing with the 7, otherwise you don't even need it straight, really...)
  14. More expensive than vinegar, but safer if you want to let it soak a long time without checking on it, is Evaporust. You can save and reuse it by running it through a coffee filter. Eventually it stops working and is black with what I assume is chelated iron. When repairing saw handles, cherry is a good match for apple. When repairing plane totes, East Indian Rosewood matches the old Brazilian stuff pretty well. Use the rods to clamp the pieces together. Not sure how hard it is to get East Indian now, though?
  15. I'm pretty sure that the Veritas combo irons are supposed to be cross compatible with the vintage combo planes and vice versa. The only worry about be where the notch is, since otherwise it is just a rectangle of carbon steel.