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Thanks for the bump. Funny how life gets in the way of what you'd like to do. Between kids, house renos and extra-ciricular stuff there generally isn't alot of time around here in the summer. Hopefull...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 01-05-2012, 09:10 AM
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Small bump for another year... that plus I haven't gotten around to copying the info elsewhere... Is there a way to ensure that posts don't disappear after a year?As an update so this isn't completely...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 12-10-2010, 03:00 PM
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CONCLUSION... So, the build is done, well at least part of it... I may revive this thread when I do my bench cabinet, and yes I am doing a bench cabinet. Lots of lessons learned and I'm a little more ...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 01-05-2010, 04:35 PM
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Thanks, I'm really looking forward to it. I've done alot of home reno stuff but this is my first real big project other then some shop and built in stuff. I'm happy with how it turned out but as with ...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 12-21-2009, 01:57 PM
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After I had dealt with the dovetails the last portion I wanted to get out of the way before I glued up the front apron was the mortices for the front leg tenons. The ones for the back slab were a bit ...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 12-21-2009, 10:35 AM
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It's been a while without picture updates so I'll get to them now since I'm around for the morning. The last time I updated with pics was a question about my dovetails. As I mentioned the ends had a d...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 12-21-2009, 09:52 AM
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how does a consistent 66-68 degrees work? I'm out there in a tee-shirt and shorts most of the time. I think I'm just going to go with the Watco and see how it goes. As for maintenance what do you guys...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 12-19-2009, 11:24 AM
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I've said it before but I do need to get some more pictures up which will hopefully happen tonight. I flattened the top yesterday and I'm looking at the oils I have for the top. I purchased some BLO a...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 12-18-2009, 04:48 PM
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Alrighty... I'm a little irritated with myself and have got to take it a little slower but in an attempt to get the original dovetails to fit I undercut some of the pin sides a bit (don't ask, I wasn'...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 12-04-2009, 08:49 AM
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A question for you guys out there, I'm pretty sure I know the answer but I'll ask anyway. Once you are satisfied with how everything is layed out and the vice is installed correctly do you glue the fr...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 12-02-2009, 10:04 AM
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Checked the front apron before I came into work this morning and I've got enough wood left to recut the tails with some more length. Hopefully this doesn't make them worse and I've never tried pins fi...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 12-02-2009, 08:52 AM
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Everyone will now ... Thanks, I started looking at pieces that I had chiseled out but I think I'll have to dig into the offcut pile to find something close (I didn't leave quite that much waste). Eit...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 12-01-2009, 11:54 PM
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So I just took a look at the picture of the dovetails above and I'm feeling pretty good about myself, symmetrical, clean, not to shabby. Then I take a look at the pins that I just finished that are go...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 12-01-2009, 10:13 PM
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After cleaning up the cavity a bit I created the rebate to house the guide but of course I don't have any pictures of the process. In the following picture you can see the shoulder of the tenon starte...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 11-30-2009, 11:55 PM
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The last time I did a major update I was about to cut the cavity by hand. I did this as a result of one major thing. I've got a very nice router (Triton 2-1/4hp) but when cutting the mortices in the b...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 11-30-2009, 11:16 PM
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Thanks guys... I'll have to create a quick jig to get the angle right but I'll give it a go. I figured more then just the one is overkill.fingers crossed, luckily the apron is long enough that I can s...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 11-30-2009, 04:54 PM
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Still no recent pics as I've been slacking a bit but the wife demands the bench be done by the end of the weekend as my honey-do list is growing I've basically finished the end cap for the wagon vice ...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 11-30-2009, 02:25 PM
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Actually, on the Maple Leaf tilt, I wonder how a blue bench would've looked
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 11-25-2009, 02:37 PM
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Don't get it twisted now! I'm no Toronto Maple Leafs fan, although the wife and her family are . I'll stick with the Senators for now but I used to be a big Oilers fan when I lived there.Believe it o...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 11-25-2009, 02:35 PM
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I was wondering if that is the way I would have to go. Now I have to find something the correct diameter. If I'm not using sandpaper how do the water cones seem to work? and how do you guys go about h...
shavingCanuck Woodworking Hand Tools 89 33,408 11-25-2009, 01:01 PM

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