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  • #121222
    Ron Harper
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    A bend in the saw can cause trouble. My guess would be thst you are holding the saw just a bit too tightly. I also have found for me thst sawing out a line is much easier than sawing next to a line. Takes some thought in layout but I have learned to make it work. I use a knife to mark my length make a pencil line right against ny knife line and saw out the pencil line. My cuts are dead straight planing off my saw marks puts me on my knife line. Much less complicated than it sounds.

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    Ron Harper
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    #120715
    Ron Harper
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    another shoy of topbin and area above my bench

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    #120714
    Ron Harper
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    Four ft tall 30 inside width. 11 1/4 deep inside

    #61461
    Ron Harper
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    Priceless

    #57354
    Ron Harper
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    I too had a bunch of stuff before I encountered Paul. i now use 4 stones. Extra coarse diamond, coarse diamond, hard arkansas, and extra fine transcucent arkansas then strop. I use the extra coarse very rarely. Ifind that water stones do not work well with Paul’s honing method. It is my experience that very quickly I outgrew the need for a guide. The use of a guide is just enough hassle to discourage honing.

    #57353
    Ron Harper
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    I too had a bunch of stuff before I encountered Paul. i now use 4 stones. Extra coarse diamond, coarse diamond, hard arkansas, and extra fine transcucent arkansas then strop. I use the extra coarse very rarely. Ifind that water stones do not work well with Paul’s honing method. It is my experience that very quickly I outgrew the need for a guide. The use of a guide is just enough hassle to discourage honing.

    #56326
    Ron Harper
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    Bob

    I am a Hoosier. Kokomo. I would love to see your lathe

    #42470
    Ron Harper
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    I use a shop finish for a lot of things including furniture.. I got it from the Old Tools List on the net 25 years ago. I understand it is also the first phase of a finish that Sam Maloof used on everything. I part boiled linseed oil I part turpentine, 1 part varathane varnish.. All done with of rags. Generous first coat leave on 25 minutes. Wipe of completely. wait 24 hours lighter coat leave on ten minutes. Wipe off completely. I keep this up till I like the look. Then I let it set for three days and apply a good coat of paste wax and let dry then buff out. RAGS MUST BE DISPOSED OF PROPERlY. Can spontaneously combust

    #42403
    Ron Harper
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    I still haven’t started. I think I am going to do a 7 ft tall cabinet instead. I am now making a small box that will hold my chisels, files/rasps, and layout tools. It will fit under the right half of my planing bench. I have worked with racks and shelves for so long, I think I would have a tough time adjusting to a tool chest. If I was20 years younger, maybe.

    #42402
    Ron Harper
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    Just awesome.

    #28047
    Ron Harper
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    He is an amazing talent

    #28046
    Ron Harper
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    I gave all my power tools away except for a drill press, small planer and a band saw. I do not use the band saw very much, but I think I will keep it. I had a lot of power tools. Had mad a lot of furniture. I enjoy woodworking a lot more now. Others have different views.

    #28045
    Ron Harper
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    I have a dovetail paring jig that I use as my last step. It takes longer, but it really helps my joints. My goal is to get away from it. I was trained to cut dovetails another way, and Paul’s method has been an adjustment for me. I still vacillate between using a coping saw to cut out waste, and Paul’s method. I better pick one and stick with it

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    Ron Harper
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