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  1. bleedinblue

    Morris Chair

    It's been a long wait on the upholstery, but it's done. Picking it up on Wednesday, then it needs one or two more coats of finish and this thing will be ready for use. Finally! A couple pics he sent me.
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    Hand stitched rasps

    I have nothing against Narex, and in my opinion Narex (anything) would serve most of us hobbyists well. That said, for the price of these new hand stitched rasps, my money is still with the "budget" Gramercy rasps from TFWW. I'd just expect the Narex rasps to be cheaper
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    TableTop Alignment

    That's what I had in mind when I made my post, i was just too lazy to find the link. Truth be told I haven't used dowels for a panel alignment...I use my Domino, or more frequently just use cauls to get it close enough to clean up later. The idea is solid though, except there will be no room for error unless you shave down a side of the dowel, and that will probably lead to a loss in some of the alignment benefits.
  4. bleedinblue

    TableTop Alignment

    Dowels could help you out too, and a simple dowel jig is dirt cheap.
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    How do you transport your wood?

    I got by for a few years with a Harbor Freight fold up trailer hauled with my wife's SUV. My property doesn't really have a place to store a real trailer, but the fold up fit in my garage well. It was a bit of a pain, even though it could be assembled in 15 minutes or less. Picking up lumber was always the most dreaded part of my projects. Then I traded in my Mustang for a truck...I miss the Mustang badly, but the truck is 1000x more practical, and with the crew cab it's practically an SUV.
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    Morris chair template

    I drew a center line down the template, then used some dividers to mark evenly spaced center points.
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    Japanese vs Western Chisels wife is out of town for four days next week and I am home alone with our kid. These are a gift from her to me for not protesting this. Thing is, she doesn't know about it and I need delivery to be between Tuesday morning and Friday night
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    Japanese vs Western Chisels

    I got frustrated at the Japanese chisels being out of stock and ordered some Lie Nielsens. They'll likely do just fine for me, especially considering I use cherry and walnut 90% of the time. When I start hand cutting dovetails I'll just grab a fish tail or two.
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    Japanese vs Western Chisels

    Interesting. Maybe I'll go for Japanese after all. Derek, it's a safe bet the ones from Lee Valley are better than the ones from TFWW? I'm gonna set the guilt-free budget at about $300. LV is pushing that, but not too horribly.
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    Japanese vs Western Chisels

    I couldn't find a similar thread, though I'm sure I missed them. Mid-grade Japanese chisels such as these from TFWW or Lie Nielsen? I don't have either available locally so putting my hands on them before ordering is a no-go. I know the handle design may be the biggest functional difference. I know the Japanese chisels SHOULD hold an edge better. I think the LNs are much more attractive. What else am I missing? The backs of each should be very close to flat out of the box right?
  11. bleedinblue

    David P's Chevron table ... Connecting Top ?

    IIRC that video didn't necessarily bash the Domino exactly, just pointed out cheaper options for the same that the video that he built a table using different joinery for each apron/leg joint? It was definitely one of his weaker videos. When he got the new shop he drastically improved his tooling...I haven't paid attention to see if his way of thinking changed. **I just watched his video of the table base build. Ugh. Pretty painful. Rout right through pin nails for round overs, saw dust, glue and screwdriver burnishing to hide bad miter.....etc. I guess his level of work has NOT gone up with the quality of his shop.**
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    8" Delta jointer. Ideas on what I could sell it for

    An 8" wired in 120? If you were in my area I'd give you $6-700 right now, just because it would keep me from having to go 220. The HP is a little low though.
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    Another Broken Bandsaw Blade

    That's a lot of blades for sure, but it is also a bit of a testament to buying quality blades in the first place. Break a $20 blade and you have zero chance at getting it replaced for free, even if it is days after purchase...even if you have TWO of them break. DAMHIK. Nearly caused Highland WW to lose all business from me, if I didn't like the Woodslicer so much it would have.
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    Morris Chair

    Huge slowdown in progress. My upholstery guy just now today was able to take the chair...he hopes to get it done sometime in August.
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    Beginner - Impulse Buy

    Is there slop in the factory miter gauge? When it sits in the miter slot, can you wiggle it from side to side? Before you drop the coin on a nice miter gauge, build a sled. It's safer and in a lot of ways, more versatile. Plus, you can say you made something. Here is Marc's video, but you can go to Youtube and take your pick.