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  • #417751
    rchrismon
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    Happy Yuletide!

    #315857
    rchrismon
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    One doesn’t necessarily need a fireplace to benefit from chips, etc. If you can make compressed logs, there are people who will buy them. Create a dozen and batch sell them on eBay.

    #315855
    rchrismon
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    PBS, Antiques Roadshow!

    #315854
    rchrismon
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    Hey Derek,

    Mind my asking which building (name or address)? I have worked in LoDo on several occasions (contractor). Some of those old buildings belong on an historic, or art, register. One of my favorites (of which I cannot remember the name), had a coffee shop. I’d get my cup, slowly sip it, and just hang out to enjoy the atmosphere.

    Go Broncos!

    #315851
    rchrismon
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    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for your response. My question really had to do with the specific bookcase in the book. I was looking for such things as final height, width, and depth, as well as the height of the shelves.

    I just learned, however, that Paul’s bookcase project address that specific bookcase!

    Again, thanks.

    Randy

    #315850
    rchrismon
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    Thanks for the response! I, however, have to hang my head in shame and sorrow. I’ve been a member of the Woodworking Master Classes site for years. On a recent site visit, I finally realized Paul’s bookcase project built the bookcase from the book.

    Oh, well.

    Thanks again.

    Randy

    #315449
    rchrismon
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    Hi Wesley,
    There’s no link to the blog post you mention. Would you mind providing that?
    Thanks!
    Randy

    #313704
    rchrismon
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    Hey David, that’s it! I knew somebody here would know. Thanks for filling that hole in my brain.

    Randy

    #129166
    rchrismon
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    Yeah, Emilio, I would call it an open bridle joint. Bridle joints can be cool because applying pressure/weight helps stabilize the joint.

    #16672
    rchrismon
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    Once again, thanks to you all.

    I didn’t find the files on Lee Valley — but I looked in the files page instead of the sharpening page, and my text search was for “sharpening file” which didn’t turn up saw-sharpening file! Software development is what I do for a living, but sometimes my familiarity leads me down rabbit holes.

    I’m a believer in vintage tools. I’ve got two Stanley Bailey No.4 planes I’m working on now. I’m also watching a couple of tenon and dovetail saws. I’m sure I’ll win one of those before the end of the week.

    It’s funny, a little, money is a concern for most of us, but I don’t buy old tools for that reason. Or, at least not mostly. I get the same sort of satisfaction reviving old things as Paul seems to get from working on a chunk of wood.

    Thanks, again.

    Randy

    #16661
    rchrismon
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    Thanks folks! Very informative reading. And, I need all the information I can get.

    I have another question. I’m looking at getting some saws from eBay. I’m starting with the assumption that any old saw is going to need sharpening, so I’ve been looking for those too — only new. What’s the world come to? Literally none of the big-box, or woodworking, stores has anything even slightly similar to what Paul uses. I’m getting the sense that everything is so cheap (both inexpensive, and poor quality) that people just buy a new saw when the teeth get dull. So, any tips on where to find a saw file, or a reasonable facsimile thereof?

    As always, thanks so much for your help and the high-quality information.

    #16636
    rchrismon
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    Well, there’s the straw that broke the camel’s back!

    The seller has no idea I have a whole crew of the best and the brightest standing behind me. Poor fellow.

    #16635
    rchrismon
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    I heard back from the seller. He says the name Irwin does not appear anywhere on the chisels or the box. The individual chisels say made in Sheffield, UK. The box, apparently, was made in Canada. The tip protectors say Marples England. On the other hand, given that the chisels even have plastic protectors gives me pause.

    In looking more closely at them, I think Scott is right. These are butt chisels and may be too short to do what Paul does, at least comfortably or easily.

    Thanks all for the responses.

    Randy

    #16588
    rchrismon
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    Yep, those are them.

    Marples 373. But, in the corner it indicates Irwin/Marples. I’ve had such bad experience with other Irwin products, I’m rather leery of plunking down my hard-earned on anything associated with them.

    On the other hand, apparently these chisels have been manufactured for more than 50 years. Is it only on the left side of the pond that Marples doesn’t really exist anymore?

    Thanks folks for getting back to me.

    Randy

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