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Testing for Square

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On a crosscut sled, the fence must be absolutely square to the blade. Here's a super-accurate method of testing for square. It makes errors easier to detect by magnifying them by a factor of four. The same method also works …Source

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Make a Pair of Bench Hooks

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The bench hook is without question one of the most indispensable tools in my wood shop. The force of gravity and the force of using the tool up against a solid fence is all that it takes to keep the …Source

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Shopnotes Podcast Episode 137

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On the last ShopNotes Podcast episode before Thanksgiving, John, Phil, and Logan are gathered around the hearth to give thanks and discuss the cornucopia of woodworking topics of the day.…Source

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Old Bed: Restoration or New Projects?

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We are in the process of downsizing and my wife has an old bed (150 yrs?) that we have moved with us multiple times. It's decision time regarding it's final fate. Structurally, it is in bad shape and would take major restoration to actually use it. I know where I am on this, but would be interested in the wisdom of this crowd.

Options are:

1) Full restoration to usable state - I will not do this, would have to hire someone.
2) Try to sell it. Have no idea if anyone would want it.
3) Give it away. (but I like the wood....)
4) Chop it up into it's usable parts and make keepsake items for the family.

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I cleaned up some of the wood with mineral spirits, as you can see it is gorgeous. Likely walnut, I'm guessing, although I did see a board (uncleaned) that looked like mahogany.


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