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    : Elkhart, IN USA
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    Home building, furniture repair

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  1. Tpt life

    Wood ID Flow Chart.

    This is not instructional, but a good reference card. Once you understand pores, you have 50% of common ID features. This will also help you understand why Phinds requests cleaned up end grain shots.
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    Retirement Shop

    Looks Ron Paulk. (I think that’s the name, I just recognize the oval cutouts from somewhere.)
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    sketching a simple woodworking bench

    I think it also lessens the need to have an exact mortise depth. Historically that would have been the most difficult task in small mortises.
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    Roubo Questions

    Removed You decide what you need and what you’ll pay. My guess is most will pay the $35 for one stop convenience. I won’t hold that against them for or you for not. Do what’s smart for you. I don’t think you’ll find any value in BC plans on top of the guild build. I see more guys I follow with bench top moxon “attachments” rather than dedicated benches. The value for many is elevating the moxon above the low bench height. Those joinery benches then tend to be higher and undesirable for most other tasks. Do you really want a bench “too high” for all but joinery? I cannot afford the space.
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    Roubo Questions

    Scam? Is that your opinion or are you questioning?
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    Making a corner desk - first major project.

    The vertical height of that member is what controls the leverage advantage of the forces. It is also quite independent of the front elements. I can see the project being a twisty mess without care.
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    Making a corner desk - first major project.

    I see racking as an issue. Many desks with backs still twist a bit. With no back the action could be exaggerated.
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    sketching a simple woodworking bench

    There are a lot of statements being made here that are only true in certain designs. I think the question was asked in too open ended a way.
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    sketching a simple woodworking bench

    You just lose the shoulder that can cover any irregularity in the rim of your mortise. Gluing things squarely can also be a pain. It can lead to a slightly slower process, but does not necessarily become a bad thing unless the size of material cannot support the design.
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    Coffee table for my nephew

    The jarrah under finish leaves me envious.
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    Marking Knife Suggestions

    I use similar after trying one that Paul Sellers suggested. Those knives have a learning curve. They are typically beveled on both sides. This requires a knife tilt or your line strikes away from the registration face.
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    Coffee table for my nephew

    I show NY, NY to LA,CA at 2,700 odd miles and Perth to Sydney at about 2,400 miles. That is hair splitting. On par with for sure. Knowing only a little of Australia, I’d say it is a lot more desert to cross by percentage. Any concern there?
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    Securing a giant mirror

    J bracket in slot cut in the bottom. L bracket set to screw hidden on the top. Screw the brackets to a stud on the wall. Set the mirror. Lock the top with a screw through the L. Looks like black metal would hide well.
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    Delta Cabinet Saw Dust Collection

    Flat black rattle can spray paint covers a world of ugly fabs in the theater business. No one needs to know it’s taped up.
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    Ukulele!?

    4 days...wow. Make a video playing it. I’d love to hear it.