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  1. Happy birhtday Craig, Sounds like it is all tee'd up to be a great one!. Ribs/beer/stock tanks...doesn't get any better. Thanks for your help in the past. Hope to shake your hand some day., Cheers, John
  2. "3. All music used in these demos was composed by and copywritten by me, John R. Schneider, the inventor of the Schneider Bridge. "
  3. I have seen this described as a tool to sharpen scrapers...maybe by the same guy Andres referred to...
  4. You could shift all to the right (left) 0.25 to 0.5 Or better still..."take no more here" until done and you should be fine... It is s an easy ("danger area") to get too far in (file, knife, scrollsaw...whatever) and mess up the "elegance" of the curve...looks like you have room to spare.
  5. No knives? Nary a finger plane, not even a scraper? For minimalist making, I would want a good knife, couple of finger planes, coping saw, nice block plane...
  6. Hand tools on Carbon? I am curious...what are you cutting with? I have seen carbon take the teeth right off a bandsaw blade (that held up well cutting glass). I too would like to see pics.
  7. You sound like you want something better, but I am using cork, from sheets of same sold as "gasket material" in hardware stores. I glue it on (over size) to whatever awith multi-purpose household glue (sorry not to be more specific) that advertises to stick to metals as well as porous materials. It comes in different thicknesses and is inexpensive; one sheet/roll will last a long time. I figure if I need to clamp tighter than the cork can protect...perhaps I need to work or a better fit?
  8. I hope to one day get good enough to be fast with hand tools. I have a long way to go. Til then...I will be slow...and enjoy it. (no offense to those who want to explore power tools...just be careful...things happen quickly...might could have finished the plate by the time you get out of the ER ) Edit...been too busy lately...just noticed after the post my avatar (or whatever you call it) shows another way of edge thicknessing.
  9. This little guy from Woodcrafters works nicely. http://www.woodcraft.com/product.aspx?Prod...mp;FamilyID=344 (Sorry haven't learned how to make the link embedded).
  10. And perhaps (if) you decide to use the drill, do so to ony get in the rough general vacinity of the thickness you are looking for. There is value, especially if this is #1, to using the tools (gouge, planes, scapers) to take off wood for the sake of learning to use the tools. I wouldn't want to only have 1mm or so left to go when I first put (hand) tool to wood, then go too deep (it can be super surprising how quickly one gets thin) or learn whoa...when I cut "this way" things (hunks bigger than 1mm) tear out. Good luck and have fun. It is very cool when the plate starts to sound. John
  11. Hi Julian, I'll make you one. How is your checkbook holding up in Salt Lake? Could probably barter one with you for supply of IPAs (Serioulsy, I will copy mine...on the house...if you don't mind getting/shaping the cutters...) John Edit: should have checked the price 114 euro! before that offer...hmmmm blades 14euro...how does 100 sound? To all: Julian and I are friends...not trying to take a new guy for a ride down the Maldivian trail... To all Part two: the thumb planes on the aehnelt look a bit like the GEWAs. Anyone know who is making them? Any experience with them?
  12. Thanks. It is a favorite of mine too, and seemed in keeping with the wildlife theme...and really is my yard too, though not out of my shop window...as it has yet to grow a window...in Georgia the AC seems more vital.
  13. A shot out of the shop door catching the elusive low country spruce delivery elf...
  14. Thanks all for an interesting discussion. I, like Tim have learned a lot from these discussions and find them very valuable. I also took some classes with Karl Roy and one day he asked me a question pertinent to this thread. I hope I quote him correctly; it has been a couple of years. Karl: "So John, why were linings developed originally?" Me: "to strengthen the ribs and increase the gluing surface area." Karl: "well yes, that you can find in any book...but it was also to avoid breaking ribs (specifically the edges) when removing them from the mould, it was a construction step, to avoid time-wasting breakage." "Before linings were commonly used, there were instruments glued ribs to plate that held together just fine." I found that an interesting thought.
  15. Hi Dean, If I read the original post correctly the surgery is this coming Friday. Good Luck Berl. John
  16. I too am compelled. Bob, I applaud your enthusiasm and willingness to help. Lifestyle modification (especially in an overweight type II diabetic) is absolutely indicated. I am glad you had a good result with your blockage. However, I would suggest that rendering advice without knowledge of the nature of the disease present is akin to identifying a violin without seeing the instrument, or even a pic. Recommending a book for an alternative viewpoint and perhaps something to discuss with the team, is great. (Mis)quoting literature is a slippery slope, and some of your assertions are questionable, misleading, or require a defined context. All blockages are not created equal, nor are all patients and their presentations. These type of decisions are frequently best handled by...the people handling them. If you desire to debate this with me, please do so via private messages. Berl we wish you the best of luck, a speedy recovery, and rapid return to the shop. Eight at once...wow. Snow white and John
  17. Thanks for posting this. As a newbie I am attempting to follow what I have recently named the "Manfio Principle" and try to spend my time learning the basics of the craft and not being distracted by the intriguing science...for now...but this was quick to download and the price is right...so it will sit in the sidelines for reference (or insomnia ). John
  18. Hi Manfio, I don't think you are. Good analogy and advice. I am just finishing up my #1. I am a major "lurker" around here and am fascinated by the science/history, and have read a good bit. However, I think I would probably be better served by spending some of this "academic time" cutting wood. John
  19. Is this the case? Is not the first shot at a repair when one has the greatest likelihood of a good clean and successful repair. If the first repair fails...can not the damage extend and be worse, as well as more challenging to fix?
  20. I agree, and ironically that is one thing that makes this clip so enjoyable. Her little smile (smirk?) before she starts singing hints at what is to come. However, the Brits certainly don't have the corner on the "smirk market." I quit watching "Idol" years ago for all the ridicule of the unfortunates in the early weeks. There is some humor in "really bad" but for me it rapidly becomes boring and unkind.
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