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    American Chestnut - Recently Cut, Non-Blight, Non-Wormy Lumber

    Thought I would let other SAPFM members that are in the NC, SC and VA area know - Klingspor's Woodworking Shop on Capitol Boulevard in Raleigh, NC has about 250 - 300 bf of freshly felled, kiln-dried American Chestnut for sale at the shop.  These boards apparently came from a blight-free grove...
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    Source for Slot-Head Wood Screws

    I suspect I may not be the only one that refuses to put torx, philips, or square-drive screws into a reproduction project.  Slot-heads have gotten increasingly hard to find, and I'd resorted to buying the cheap 'n crappy Home Despot zinc-plated slot head screws and stripping the zinc with citric...
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    "Cherrywood"

    Hey guys - this is a bit off-topic, but does anyone else find the habit of antique dealers/appraisers/auctioneers habit of appending "wood" onto the end of "cherry" in a description annoying?  I notice that it seems only to be done with cherry and/or apple - no one seems to use the term...
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    A. Howland 27" Jointer

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FS: If you like antique wooden bench planes, you know that they're extremely hard to find in good condition. This is one that's in better than "good" condition. The particulars are a 27" long, approx. 3 - 1/4"...
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    Mark Arnold's Article in Fine Woodworking #206

    Mark - Congratulations on your fine article in the latest Fine Woodworking.  While unfortunately FWW is orienting itself to more beginner articles/tool reviews/jig-building articles than it has in the past, it's very nice to see an article in the old style - that is, a really advanced technique...
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    18th Century Candlebox

    Does anyone happen to have an authentic 18th century candlebox that they could send me a couple of photos and rough dimensions of?  While a very simple item, it turns out that finding a picture of one of them in one of my antique books has been a challenge, though I've got tons of these. ...
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    Clark and Williams Panel Raiser - SOLD

    FS: Clark and Williams panel raising plane, made in 2006. The plane is 15" long, and the width of cut (in other words, the width of the bevel on the panel) is adjustable from 2" to about 3/8". The depth of cut at the panel rabbet is approximately 1/8". The total width of the sole is 3.5". The...
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    Set of 8 Mathieson Cabinet-makers Planes - Side Beads - SOLD

    FS:  An extraordinary set of 8 graduated cabinetmaker's side beads by Mathieson of Glasgow.  The set includes sizes 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, and 1 inch.  What makes these planes special is their pristine condition and that they're cabinetmaker's planes, not joiner's planes - the irons...
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    Turning (Bow) Saw Blades

    This is a question for Adam Cherubini and/or Mike Wenzloff,  but I welcome responses from anyone else that may have an opinion.  Thanks to Lee Richmond at The Best Things, I've been able to build a large set of antique hand tools to be able to make pieces entirely without electrons (except for...
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    Lie-Nielsen 1-1/2 White Bronze Plane - SOLD

    FS: Lie-Nielsen 2004 Limited Edition White Bronze #1-1/2 plane with rosewood handles. Lie-Nielsen made 500 of these, then destoryed the patterns, so they'll be no more. The alloy is a nickel-bronze and will not corrode. The handles are east indian rosewood. Included is the original box, packing...
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    Lie Nielsen Mortise Chisel Set - SOLD

    FS: Lie-Nielsen mortise chisel set. 5 mortise chisels that are 1/2", 3/8", 5/16", 1/4", 3/16" wide. The 1/2" and 5/16" chisels have had their backs polished to a mirror finish, and the bevel honed (also to a mirror finish). The honing was done on an absolutely flat set of Japanese waterstones...
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    Knight Toolworks Ebony Smooth Plane

    FS:  Knight Toolworks solid gabon ebony smoothing plane.  This plane is stamped "Knight Toolworks, 01/2003, First of the New Year, 50".  The body is solid ebony with what appears to be a teak sole inlay and teak wear compensator.  The wedge also appears to be teak. The iron is a 1/4" thick...
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    FlexCut Mallet and Palm Carving Tools - SOLD

    For Sale, a set of 6 Flexcut mallet tools, MC150, and a set of 5 Flextcut wide-format palm tools, FR404.  Both sets are new in the box, have never been used, and retain the factory grind/hone on the edges.  Here are the links to flexcut's description...
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    Norris Pre-WarII Dovetailed Panel Plane - Withdrawn

    For Sale - Norris #1 Pre-War Dovetailed Panel Plane, 13.5" long X 2-7/8" wide, 2-1/2" blade in superior condition. The infill is brazilian rosewood. Other than a slight bit of roughness to the top of the front tote, the woodwork is in good condition, with the original finish. There are no breaks...
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    CMT Crown Molding Set - Lonnie Bird - Sold

    FS:  Lonnie Bird Crown Molding Set by CMT.  New in Box, never mounted in TS or Router Table.  Set includes large molding head for table saw, and 6 1/2" shank router bits that allows making Crown Molding with various profiles (ogees, inverted ogees, coves, thumbnails, fillets, etc...) $275...
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    Photographs from MESDA

    Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the mid-year conference in NC this year, but in reading the newsletter I see that MESDA relaxed their restrictions on photography for the SAPFM visit. Did anyone happen to take interior/exterior photographs of the "W. H. Cabinetmaker" corner cabinet...
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    The Windsor Style in America

    I purchased a really good book on Windsor chairs from alibris this week, and I highly, highly, recommend it.  The Title is "The Windsor Style in America, Volumes I and II" by Charles Santore.  The tagline is "The definitive pictorial study of the history and regional characteristics of the most...
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    The Pennsylvania Spice Box: Paneled Doors and Secret Drawers

    I obtained a copy of this book through the ILL service of my local public library, and I'm debating whether it's worth my while to set up a copy stand and photograph it so that I can refer to the illustrated pieces later on. So my question is - how rare is this book, and does it ever come up...
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    Decent Slotted Screws?

    All - Never thought I'd post something like this, but I'm having trouble locating high-quality unplated slotted wood screws.  I've been using a giant stash I inherited from my grandfather's workshop for the last 5 years or so, and I'm about out.  I find square-drive and phillips all over the...
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    Ebonizing on "Mannerist" Furniture

    Does anyone know where to point me to an analysis of the ebonizing on split-turnings used to ornament "mannerist" (i.e., 16th and 17th century english/american) furniture?  Most of the museum books identify the split-turnings as "ebonized maple", but say very little about what was used to...
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