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  • #617487
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    Larry: I will look at some of the offset options and see if I can find something, or glueing a bevelled block. Ed: there are no kids in this house (usually) but that’s a valid point.

    Thanks for all your help!

    #137040
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    I went a couple of years ago and went to Tools for Working Wood. They make some of their own tools to sell (plus other brands) and it was worth a visit to see them and try them out in the shop. And I got to see a part of New York I wouldn’t have gone to otherwise!

    Robert

    #127285
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    Hi Joseph,
    I like the addition of the drop down menu on the left and the sort feature. I think I would miss having the short descriptions on the overview page though. I use those to navigate to a certain technique or step that I want to see again. Although the pictures do help with that.
    A tagging system covering techniques and stages in a project might be a solution but that’s a lot of work of course.

    Robert

    #121765
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    Thomas Flinn & co do indeed sell split nuts. A tip: the ones in the picture have the rounded heads, but if you need the ones with the flat heads, they’ve got those as well. I got some a few months ago. Since you can’t specify that when you place the order, I emailed them and they were able to sort it out for me.

    Robert

    #61535
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    Another suggestion for getting leather: I got some from my local cobbler/shoe repair shop. They always have some lying around for shoe repairs. Perhaps this would work where you are as well?

    #58942
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    The trick with the URL does work, but only if I use it every time (i.e. if I go to the URL without the ?abc then the latest blogs don’t show up). Also, I can’t read any comments on the blog posts. Has anyone else got this problem?
    I’ve got this problem on my iPad as well as my mac with safari…

    #56999
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    Hi Jay,

    I use Paul’s ‘clamp in a vice’ method, i.e. put a sash clamp in the vice in such a way that the plane can run along the edge of the board freely. If you have a board that’s longer than your longest sash clamp, I guess you could use a couple of ‘F-shaped’ clamps. They might get in the way but you could plane the rabbet in sections, moving the clamps along the board as you go. More time consuming, but perhaps this would work.

    Robert

    #26583
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    Wow, the box looks great! And I wouldn’t worry about the time it might have taken since it looks like a lot of work. You not only made a box, but you made a box to go in the box, plus the inlay work and the work on the panel in the top etc. I really like it.

    #24478
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    Seasons greetings to all! Thanks for everything and looking forward to the new year!

    #24426
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    Thanks for the encouragement. Charile, you have been busy! They look great

    #24297
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    I’ve also been busy making stars for people. It’s been fun making these. On the one hand quite simple, but still requiring accuracy and careful fitting to get them neat. At times I ran into end grain issues, where the two pieces had alternating grain direction, causing tear out during planing.

    The black star is for a friend who loves all things black. It’s made of oak which I ‘ebonised’ using vinegar soaked in steel wool.

    #24060
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    wow, they look really nice! I like how you used the grain works to create a 3D effect. I’ve also had a go at making a few stars and it’s been great fun, especially as it’s a chance to use up some off cuts from previous projects and some pine that came out of a DIY project around the house

    #23296
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    In one of the masterclass video’s Paul shows at least one method for if you don’t have a plough plane (I think it was one of the video’s on the breadboard cutting boards). He used a saw to cut the sides of the groove and then chiseled out the waste. I’m not sure, but he might have used a router plane to level the bottom of the groove after the chiselling…

    #23295
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    Ken, that sounds very familiar. I try to sweep up and put my tools away regularly, particularly before moving on to the next step in a project like sawing and preparing wood, or cutting the dovetails, etc. It helps me clear my mind so I can focus on the next task.

    I also try to make a point of tidying up after I finish for the day, that’s a nice present for myself for when I return back to the bench. I still do big cleanups though, as somehow clutter seems to build up and I find better ways to rearrange things.

    #22734
    rnieuwenhuijs
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    I’d love to have a go at this but am a bit apprehensive since I live in an apartment and don’t have the space to do this outside in a safe/responsible way. Does anyone know if you can buy O1 steel that’s already been hardened/tempered?

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