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Re: Beauty is as beauty does (in my case)

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
We are at this point in the process..... Tails made, pin board marked from tail board. Time to saw. Decision time.....remove the line, split the line, keep the line. What is correct for a given situation depends on the wood and other factors. The student wanting success early on will err on cutting the pin too big. When it is discovered the pin is too big indeed it can be adjusted (not a trivial task as you will find out) and a more or less successful joint will result. Grand if the objective is to make a joint to be used. Not so grand if the exercise is learning how to get a fit right off the saw.

Alternative 2. With the treat of my verbal abuse hanging over the process the student exactly removes the line. I will guarantee that this joint will either be fine or a tiny bit loose. If it is loose one can see now much too loose. The next practice joint can then be adjusted by the amount of gap one encountered on the first trial.

If you have a better way of learning. fine by me. I don't make videos or charge for classes, so I don't have to be accommodating to students. I do make a lot of stuff as you will see if you visit the Gallery for a partial of the efforts.

BTW, I can prepare a new joint faster than I can correct one that is too tight. I could divulge my technique for telling which pins are too tight, but that would only encourage you to continue making too tight pins.

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Unsolicited suggestion
Success will be assured
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are you missing a piece of essential equipment
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Kirby is how I started
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Advice, praise and learning curves
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Art, fine art, and utter messes....
I agree with what you say...however....
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Re: Peter Follansbee... *LINK*
You missed the point
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Beauty is as beauty does (in my case)
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my experience with the schools..
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Flawed
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I don't buy it...
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My situation was unique I think...
Is there a psychologist in the house?
The outer frame; the border. *NM*
Thanks for playing, Wiley :) *NM*
I don't think it matters...
The kids...
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I'm waiting for...
Correct.
Where to start a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle...
Where do you start a 1000-piece puzzle?
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said better than I did *NM*
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Re: Unsolicited suggestion--Stud Mills?
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I don't do a lot of dovetails...
You provided some sage advice *PIC*
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yeah...
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Skew chisel *PIC*
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I did my first ones in oak... *PIC*
just read bill's later post..
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Slicks and makers
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