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  1. Chestnut

    a c-clamp + a scrap wood = a honing guide

    I like it, have you tried practicing free hand?
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    Style References

    I started this because it was pointed out to me that this could be a good reference spot if someone else has questions like this. So throw stuff out there and lets see how much information we can compile. I'll update this post with links ect This way we can hijack and still have a solid post to reference with out our inevitable bickering. Tom King mentioned Ebay as an excellent resource for used books. Some can be had for $3-$5. I left links to amazon out of ease it is by no way a plug for amazon. If you are going to buy a new book I URGE you to try and buy direct from the author. You may pay a bit more but from everything I've heard a larger percentage of the cut goes their way if you buy from them. Side benefit they are generally signed. 17th 18th 19th Century (period furniture) Albert Sack: Fine Points of Furniture "For period furniture" -Tom King Verna Salomonsky: Masterpieces of Furniture This is quite a good reference that covers mostly Queen Ann, Chippendale, and Hepplewhite styles. There are a few William and Marry pieces as well. The text is brief but the pictures come with a detailed dimensioned drawing. -Tom King Franklin Gottshall: Simple Colonial Furniture "This one is very worthwhile, if for nothing more than the first 18 pages on the "essentials of design". " -Tom King Norman Vandal: Queen Anne Furniture "´╗┐Hundreds of pictures, scale drawings, and various others such as tools being used. Also for anyone thinking about building any kind of furniture"- Tom King Arts & Crafts / Mission Robert Lang: Shop Drawings for Greene and Greene Furniture Mid-century Modern / Variants Mike Pekovich: The how and why of woodworking " It's not as cerebral as the Krenov or Nakashima I've listed, but well worth the time to read. " -Bmac James Krenov: The fine Art of Cabinetmaking "not only gives practical advice but he talks of how to excel, be your best. The photos are inspiring and his attention to detail is incredible." -Bmac James Krenov: A Cabinet Makers Notebook "First in the 3 book series by Krenov" James Krenov: The Impratical Cabinet Maker "Third in the 3 book series by Krenov" Sam Maloof: The Furniture of Sam Maloof, and Sam Maloof, Woodworker "Not how to books but books for inspiration. You can find out the how to through other avenues, but you get the inspiration in these books" -Bmac George Nakashima: The soul of a Tree " To me no other book connected me more to the medium woodworkers work with than this boo´╗┐k " -Bmac Shaker Tom Moser: How to build 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." -Minnesota Steve Tom Moser: Artistry In Wood "Covers design and inspiration for shaker and Arts and Crafts furniture. He discusses his love for exposed joinery." -Bmac [Could fit in A&C section as well] Other Bill Hylton: Illustrated Cabinet Making Reference for cabinet styles and construction -Ronn W Julius Panero: Human Dimension & Interior Space "If you've ever been wondering what size or what proportions something should be this book has the answer. It covers everything fro residential to hospital and everywhere in between." -Me Furniture Gallery's "Most of it is leaning toward gallery pieces but the Krenov school's gallery might give you some inspiration." -Chet There are a lot of categories and higher end pieces that span a lot of styles. -Me Material To Review Oscar Fitzgerald: Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery " <place holder> " -Me Material Not Yet Purchased Stickley Furniture: 1912 and 1915 Furniture Collection *Udated: Update Post
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    Style References

    I updated the REFERENCE POST for details view the post. I added the two books tom king mentioned as well as the book Bmac mentioned. There are enough references that i felt a different organization was warranted. I changed the theme to have the style highlighted at the top. Each line is the author: title of the book "quote about the book hopefully one sentence! " -Person doing the suggestion I still have the bottom furniture galleries with pictures. I encourage if you stumble upon something that is well presented and put together to mention these as well. Below that are sections mostly for myself with material I've bought but haven't read and material i hope to buy. I will also start linking the most recent update post so traveling from begging to end of this thread will be easy. The link to the first post is above and I'll try and keep it obvious . @&*$ It that isn't 1 sentence that i can put in the the reference post SHAME!!!!
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    Dewalt 735 helical cutter

    Yes, I have rotated the inserts once in 2 years. If it wasn't for processing some reclaimed lumber it'd have been a lot longer. I estimate that the helical head has probably near paid for it's self already in both knife replacement cost and time to switch the knives out. Some people make it sound like rotating the inserts takes a long time. I was able to do the entire head in around 20 min. There are other options that are talked about for blades for the 735 but my #1 reason was sound level. Every other benefit was just icing on the cake.
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    Used SawStop

    Good point didn't think of it that way. For the steal you got on the saw even paying to move it you still got a heck of a deal.
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    Thin Epoxy Adhesive

    I believe it reduces strength, epoxy can be thinned with acetone as well. I'd test it before you give it a run on the real deal.
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    DW 735 Problem

    I have not. Did a bearing rust out?
  8. A used power feeder isn't that expensive. There are DIY ways but you'll probably spend as much or more trying to figure it out than just getting a used unit.
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    Outdoor Hinges

    I'm making a couple indoor outdoor storage cabinets that will be outside for the summer and move inside for the winter. They are going to hold the cusions for out outdoor furniture and some grilling odds and ends. What options do i have for hinges that aren't ugly? Would a standard brass butt hinge or similar work?
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    New Jet Planer

    New Jet Planer. I see some interesting features on it notable the table doesn't move but the head moves up and down which allows the unit to be built into a bench. I couldn't help but notice that the cutter head got reduced from a 68 segment head to a 48 segment head. There is no way that cut quality is going to be as good with the decrease in the number of cutters. Maybe i'm wrong? One thing i know I'm not a fan of is the adjustment wheel being on the top. I use the top of my planer currently for all sorts of storage. Having the wheel positioned as it is would eliminate that maybe a good thing but I don't like it. What are your thoughts?
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    Outdoor Hinges

    I just stumbled upon marine hinges in various sizes. The trouble with gate hinges is they would end up being far far too large. They make stainless steel butt hinges for boats and they should perfectly fit the bill. Some of them look dang nice too. Thick plates and appear to be well made;psc=1
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    New Jet Planer

    I think that's the point of the advertised air piston system. They have some sort of air chamber piston that offsets the weight of the motor and cutter head.
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    Just bought a little lathe...

    I was in Rockler yesterday and walked past the laths.... i quickly kept walking once i saw some of the price tags on the hss tools and what not.
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    Used SawStop

    Wish i was closer i'd come and help. I hate hearing that the stair climber thing didn't work. I was hoping it'd be better because some day in the future i plan to but a new planer and would love to get it in my shop easily with out hurting any one. That device seemed like the ticket. I think @jfitz has an excellent idea with runners and a come along. Just don't overbuild what ever you are going to build around it. 2z4s are a lot stronger than people give them credit for. Any extra weight you build around the saw is more weight that you have to move.
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    Style References

    The entire list is in the first post... it's too much of a hassle to deal with 2 threads and it kills the conversation. The first post will always be there and I'll keep it updated with any new suggestions. If any one wants to see what books were suggested what was said about them and who said it hit up the first post.... Amazon made it easy to publish for good and for bad. Be interesting to know if their fees are any more or less than how screwed major authors get through a publishing compnay. On ebay it seems that the quality of book i get is usually much poorer than what i get from amazon. Though amazon has a better grading system for used books where as ebay doesn't really have much. More and more i'm finding book listings from 2nd hand stores and they usually have a stock photo of the book as 99% of the time the one that comes looks completely different from the single picture they had posted. As i said in the first post I almost always look to see if the author had a website and does their own sales. If they do i try and buy from them first.
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    Style References

    I don't know if the powers that be will go along with stickies. Light conversation will keep the post near the top in a lighly used section as this. As i've said i'll keep the first post updated so it's easy to get to when desired.
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    Style References

    I started this specifically for style venturing out to other topics is more than i want to tackle at this time. If i venture away then i'd feel like i'd have to include how-to books ect. It gets to be then there are far far too many to cover and at what point do we just admit the reviews on amazon, barns and noble, eby ect are adequate? I still need to try and complete my search of the forum for any mention of a style book. I know there have been posts that i'm missing. Style and design books are a higher level and not purchased as much. They seem to be harder to find and often the reviews arn't quite helpful.
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    New Jet Planer

    You make a good point. My only counter is if the finish is heavily scalloped and i have to take 4-5 passes with a smoother vs 2 it's more that i have to remove for finish prep. I'm not looking for finish ready off the planer but getting close is nice. I'm comparing this to the laguna 16" that has 108 cutters in 6 rows for not much more.
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    Style References

    I'm going to be there memorial week. I checked their exhibits and they don't even have any during that period.... WTF do they not know it's a holiday week? I almost always sort lowest price at the top. If i get something that is unrelated i refine the search. Ebay has very good search boolians unlike some other search engines out there ... *cough* this forum.
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    Style References

    This book caught my eye as i was flipping through the suggested books on ebay. I've also been finding that amazon is often cheaper after shipping and tax than most of what is offered on ebay. I"m sure you can get lucky with some ebay listings but I've had better sucess with amazon prices.;psc=1
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    Style References

    I bought it and it's included in the reference post. Check back on the first post in this thread that's where the references will be posted. That one has be bouncing around my suggested panel a bit. Let me know how it goes. The other one that i've been eyeing is this one;pd_rd_i=0764332023&amp;pd_rd_r=a9149273-77e3-11e9-a045-19daa5a404f5&amp;pd_rd_w=7xvMT&amp;pd_rd_wg=fAbXI&amp;pf_rd_p=90485860-83e9-4fd9-b838-b28a9b7fda30&amp;pf_rd_r=VZE6DQTRCDR7K1JQ3XHH&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=VZE6DQTRCDR7K1JQ3XHH It covers Esherick Maloof and Nakashima. It's hard to buy these guys when they are $35+ each.....
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    45 mitres

    Are we talking casework miter or picture frame miter? They are different worlds that require a different approach. Both an accurate 45 degree square is a must. The other option is to remove the 45 degree angle from the equation. If the blade is set to 43 degrees for example one side cuts 43 the other side cuts 47. I cut my miters at a table saw with a jog that holds the parts at 90 degrees and cuts the miter on opposite sides of the blade. Can't mess it up that way. Reference for picture frame miter Reference for casework miter (bevel)
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    Style References

    I received my copy of the book last night and did a flip through. It looks like there are a lot of good pictures. I need to dig in to read a bit. I was kind of hoping that it was going to be more pictures and less words....
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    Where do you get your plans?

    I know a lot of people get plans from one of the wood working mags, i think it's fine wood working, Otherwise most of the stuff i do is from my own plans.
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    The Nut House V2

    That's why it's there. Except it's just left over from building the shed last year at this point. I usually buy a couple when ever i need to transport thin easily broken material like sheet rock of 1/4" ply or pink board. Put the studs underneath and you don't have to worry as much.