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    Frederick Skelly

    Wonder what LV is up to on 9/13?

    Thread Starter: Frederick Skelly

    In another sign of my growing hand tool addiction, I saw a teaser about an upcoming announcement on their website and just cant resist gossiping about it. (Does it mean Im really sick when I fall for a marketing ploy like this?) Wonder what we'll see? Anybody want to have some fun speculating?...

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    Dave Cullen

    How to read grain direction?

    Thread Starter: Dave Cullen

    What techniques do you guys use to determine grain direction before planing a board? I try to feel the "fuzz", kinda like petting a dog, for the way the grain lays down. But some boards are too smooth to be obvious. Getting it wrong can give you tearout, even with a sharp tool.

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    Kees Heiden

    The new LV planes

    Thread Starter: Kees Heiden

    Let's start a new thread instead of burying it at the end of another one. To start, I am impressed. A complete new line of planes. Bevel down WITH chipbreaker! In light of my recent bit of research it won't be a surprise that I like that. And a 55 degree frog for those people who hate the...

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    Matt Mattingley

    Bill Pentz cyclone build.

    Thread Starter: Matt Mattingley

    So just over year ago I set out to find a really good DC system. To all my searches everything Pointing back to the Bill Pentz system. I thought it would be a neat project to take on, everything from the building of the fan, fan housing, cyclone , and filtration box. Few of my hurdles were how to...

    Last Post By: Marty Gulseth Today, 12:40 PM Go to last post
    scott vroom

    straight-line rip of long boards on cabinet saw - looking for ideas

    Thread Starter: scott vroom

    I typically purchase lumber already straight lined on one edge. My latest project involves rough 5/4 and most of the 10' boards have a slight bow on both edges. In the past when I've done this I've used a narrow strip of 8' x 3/4" plywood as a sled with hold downs to hold the bowed stock then...

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    Kit Dumph

    Yet another help me decide on a machine post...

    Thread Starter: Kit Dumph

    The more I research it seems the more murky things seem to get. I was really considering just going with one of the big three until I started reading on here and doing some more research. Now I'm really liking the Shenhui lasers, and importing doesn't bother me since I already do it for a...

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