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    Years ago, I had a list of simple wood working...

    Years ago, I had a list of simple wood working projects which required reasonably accurate holes (screws and dowel pegs) at 90 degrees
    to the wood surfaces.
    The little Delta 8" bench top drill...
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    Not so, Graeme. Simon Fraser University has a...

    Not so, Graeme. Simon Fraser University has a team of light bulb & fluoro changers who work every day.
    It's much cheaper to replace everything than to send out a guy to change one bulb at a time on...
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    Ladders. You get what you pay for, here. I...

    Ladders. You get what you pay for, here. I always bought top quality ladders to last in service.
    True enough, they do. However, my sense of balance was damaged in a fall and no recovery
    so...
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    Gallery-grade again. Thank you.

    Gallery-grade again. Thank you.
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    I can appreciate that people speak loudly enough...

    I can appreciate that people speak loudly enough and clearly enough.
    However, many of the sounds that people make do not match any words in my head.
    The Dr. knew immediately what it was when I...
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    I'd swing those. What is UHMW? Is it at all...

    I'd swing those. What is UHMW? Is it at all slippery on carving gouge handles?
    Your 18 oz mass would be really nice to swing all day. Plus, they look really good.

    It took some getting used to...
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    Excellent! From the thread title, I was...

    Excellent! From the thread title, I was expecting something more totemic, in view of where I live with paleo culture around me.
    Poles always take a long time to carve, no surprises there.
    I'm...
  8. Metals have a "coefficient of expansion." In...

    Metals have a "coefficient of expansion." In some data base, I'm sure.

    My first thought was Bohdan's method (#7) above.
    Modern float glass is nearly optically flat as you can see from...
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    Is there no gouge left to sharpen? I'm...

    Is there no gouge left to sharpen?

    I'm surprised that turning tools don't appear to follow the numbering system described in the London Pattern Book for wood carving tools.
    It's a pair of...
  10. Particulate air pollution is synergistic = the...

    Particulate air pollution is synergistic = the sum of the contributions is more deadly, out of all proportion, to the individual parts.
    Occupation and environment, collected.
    I am still surprised...
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    I agree with China. There's a temporary base...

    I agree with China.
    There's a temporary base plate missing which would be the interface with the carving.
    If the movement is very secure and steady, worth saving until some additional work can be...
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    The worst cut to the bone was with a wood carving...

    The worst cut to the bone was with a wood carving crooked knife of very hard steel.

    I use pairs of Narex 12 mm skews to cut V-grooves in form-line relief carvings.
    The factory 25 degree edge is a...
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    Made me smile = you can't buy equipment like...

    Made me smile = you can't buy equipment like that. What a satisfying build. Like the use of Narex steel.
    It looks like it will be a pleasure to use
  14. WANTED:VIC I sure do hope that you can find what you need. ...

    I sure do hope that you can find what you need. They are very quiet tools to use while you can almost think your own thoughts.

    I like to use an elbow adze of Pacific Northwest First Nations...
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    My wood carvings are rarely in pieces longer than...

    My wood carvings are rarely in pieces longer than 60 cm.
    As such, if I encountered "bug wood," I have a cure.

    My food freezer is -20C and big enough for the wood.
    3-4 days in the freezer then...
  16. Lee Valley has some bumpf about their bars of...

    Lee Valley has some bumpf about their bars of CrOx/AlOx with the Veritas name.
    I think they upped the % wax carrier.
    Anyway, 0.5 micron CrOx mixed with some % of AlOx (0.25 micron) seems fairly...
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    Western Red Cedar is OK, I've been carving mostly...

    Western Red Cedar is OK, I've been carving mostly WRC for the past 20 years.
    I'd object to the sharp rim on the seats = would prefer something more akin to a mushroom cap.
    My cheeks will thank you....
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    DRAWN I'm in

    I'm in
  19. TSP trisodium phosphate wash as a degreaser. ...

    TSP trisodium phosphate wash as a degreaser. Roller base coat. Textured roller top glaze is a randomized look.
    Light tones, warm cheerful colors.

    Unlike my partner, number the damn doors and...
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    Nah. That's for opening paint cans. I can...

    Nah. That's for opening paint cans.

    I can see that a "Nearly slick" is a very useful wood carving tool here in the Pacific Northwest.
    Most of all the various kinds of totem poles have some...
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    I enjoy the developmental illustrations. Maybe...

    I enjoy the developmental illustrations.
    Maybe some beholders aren't interested but the production processes always fascinate me.
    Long, long time since I have seen that table.

    I don't have an...
  22. The roller damage to the stone would depend upon...

    The roller damage to the stone would depend upon the ratio of adhesive to abrasive as well as the hardness (?plasticity?) of the adhesive.
    How hard must you lean on this to get a result? I'd go...
  23. I have come to expect that all instruction...

    I have come to expect that all instruction manuals are on line. The most cost-effective option for business and available 24/7.

    The most common honing compound available is some sort of a high...
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    I use pairs of skew chisels in form line carving....

    I use pairs of skew chisels in form line carving. I have two pairs of Narex 12 mm that are very nice to use. I have pairs of others.
    I revised the bevels from 25* down to a more common carving...
  25. I use fine sandpapers for sharpening wood carving...

    I use fine sandpapers for sharpening wood carving tools.

    For finishing, I like a first coat of MinWax Tung Oil Protective Finish. Instead of sandpaper, I wait until that first coat is good and...
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    Is there not some connection in physics between...

    Is there not some connection in physics between mass and momentum?
    I do some woodcarving. The rough-out parts are commonly done with adzes such as an elbow adze and a D adze.

    My first elbow adze...
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    Here in the Pacific Northwest, First Nations have...

    Here in the Pacific Northwest, First Nations have very distinctive drawing art and carving styles.
    There are instruction books with lessons to teach you how to draw the design elements.
    Broadly,...
  28. As a honing compound abrasives selected by...

    As a honing compound abrasives selected by industry standards, the chromium oxide (green) particles have a mean diameter of 0.5 micrometers.
    That implies that you can expect to find particles both...
  29. I take it you mean the "green bar" of honing...

    I take it you mean the "green bar" of honing compound?

    I am using the last of a great lump of green Chromium Oxide + Aluminum Oxide honing compound. About 20 years of wood carving tools.
    For...
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    I think that using fine sandpapers on metals...

    I think that using fine sandpapers on metals (sharpening wood carving tools) shows when to change grits and the larger scratches diminish.
    Woods will never be like that but the principle holds well...
  31. I use several things to get into corners. 1. ...

    I use several things to get into corners.

    1. A "sanding finger" which uses little sanding belts of different grits.
    If you clean it with a crepe rubber stick, belt #1 will last forever.
    Lee...
  32. Go to the hardware stores and look at the end...

    Go to the hardware stores and look at the end grain in the wooden tool handles.
    They will give you a strong idea for the orientation of the growth rings for strength in tool handles.

    Second, I...
  33. We have what are called "Home Shows." Usually...

    We have what are called "Home Shows." Usually trade fairs with lots of tool vendors. The door and window and solar power people are there as well.
    You must stay for the belt sander drag races. ...
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    Some day, I hope to own an olive wood mallet. I...

    Some day, I hope to own an olive wood mallet. I would actually use it.
    What does your olive head mallet weigh?

    Right now, the mass, the weight, of the head means the most to my carving style....
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    I carve what I see in the wood. Might be 10...

    I carve what I see in the wood. Might be 10 minutes, might be several years to see.
    I make some hand drawings to consolidate my thoughts. I enjoy the drawing part.
    Common paper size is 11" x 17"...
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    There is a paste sealer which is designed for and...

    There is a paste sealer which is designed for and intended for use to seal red oak.
    What I would expect to need to do to seal an oak floor before any finish at all.

    The concept is to smear it on...
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    I have always enjoyed drawing/sketching and...

    I have always enjoyed drawing/sketching and painting watercolors.
    What you see are my thoughts, the concepts, on paper.
    I don't believe that I'm anywhere near mentally ready to use CAD.

    Even a...
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    Kuffy: Lodgepole pine is Pinus contorta. ...

    Kuffy:
    Lodgepole pine is Pinus contorta. Monterey Pine is Pinus radiata. Somewhat different mechanical and non-mechanical properties as you have discovered.

    There are several western red cedar...
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    I'll say take the blades out to sharpen/hone...

    I'll say take the blades out to sharpen/hone them. The only long straight edges that I use very much are spoke shaves and a draw knife.
    I need to repeat the total included bevel angle and that...
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    >The green of the Chromium Oxide turns black with...

    >The green of the Chromium Oxide turns black with the finely divided metal particles that are scratched off your tool.
    Just because it's black does not mean that the honing compound is exhausted...
  41. Wipe the inside surface of the mask with an...

    Wipe the inside surface of the mask with an anti-fogging agent. Most sporting goods stores carry sticks of the stuff.
    I think it must be no more than a high molecular weight detergent to break...
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    How many speeds have you got ( mine is a 6-speed...

    How many speeds have you got ( mine is a 6-speed grinder)?
    Buy a felt wheel and a stick of green. Buff up all the kitchen cutlery and tools when nobody is looking.
    Say nothing. No evidence. Just...
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    Log Building Tools Log Home Building and Timber...

    Log Building Tools Log Home Building and Timber Frame Specialty Hand tools Magard Ventures LTD in BC Canada.

    This business makes and sells log home building tools.
    Gives you some ideas for...
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    You won't be doing "carry-on" with that stick. ...

    You won't be doing "carry-on" with that stick. Take it apart and into checked bags.

    This business makes and sells all sorts of log home building tools:
    http://WOOD TOOLS

    The house on the home...
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    That's a slick, for log home building. Made...

    That's a slick, for log home building. Made right, you can push on the handle with your shoulder.
    The bigger the log home, the more use there is for a slick to shape fitted joints.
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    There are modern finishes which have all but...

    There are modern finishes which have all but replaced what our grandfathers had for options.

    MY favorite is MinWax Tung Oil Protective Finish. No, this is not straight Tung oil.
    First coat...
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    I do not want to hijack your thread. At the same...

    I do not want to hijack your thread. At the same time, I figured that I should show you what a dish of mine
    looks like with a textured surface (about a #5 sweep with a crooked knife) and feet on...
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    MDF is so dirty, I wonder if you need any...

    MDF is so dirty, I wonder if you need any CrOx/AlOx stick at all?
    Industrial sticks are 5 times bigger than Veritas for 1/2 the price.
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    Great pictures of the progress, thank you. ...

    Great pictures of the progress, thank you. What's your decision regarding feet for the dish?
    Please tell me again how big this is. I can sort of guess from the 7/30 gouge = a biggie.

    Took me a...
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    Time for the focussed brilliance of a LED light...

    Time for the focussed brilliance of a LED light and a 10X magnifier to inspect the edge.
    I'll stick with my polished granite and a scribble of CrOx/AlOx.
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