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    Steve H Graham

    Flattening Plane Irons

    Thread Starter: Steve H Graham

    I have bought 4 planes in the last month, if spokeshaves count. I am getting very familiar with flattening the backs of plane irons. Yesterday I put in about two hours on a new Stanley spokeshave iron. I was not too happy about it. I used a DMT extra-coarse stone part of the time, but I...

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    Steve H Graham

    Soft New Irwin Chisel

    Thread Starter: Steve H Graham

    I saw some Youtube dude proclaiming the virtues of the new Irwin chisels. I decided to try one. It arrived today. Before doing anything, I decided to see how hard the steel was. I took out a Kershaw pocket knife, and I scratched the back of the chisel. I made tiny microscopic scratches in it....

    Last Post By: Steve H Graham Today, 10:59 AM Go to last post
    Martin Wasner

    Backlash and cheating....

    Thread Starter: Martin Wasner

    You're going to HATE me on this one. I'm guessing Darcy is going to really hate me on this one as it was in his backyard. Take a wild guess what I paid for this hombre. And no following the hotlink back to the auction site ya' cheaters! Mattison no. 177 Edge Sander:

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    Kees Heiden

    Sliding dovetails. A botched job.

    Thread Starter: Kees Heiden

    Of course I should have used buttons and screws or something simple like that, but I decided that it would be nice to attach the top to my cabinet with sliding dovetails. This would be the goal of this operation (but in this picture the top is lying loose). So I made the first dovetail...

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    Tom Stenzel

    Home comfort on Ask This Old House

    Thread Starter: Tom Stenzel

    Was watching Ask This Old House and there was a part about installing a wireless motorized registers and thermostats (installed by plugging into a duplex outlet) in each room. That way each room was heated to exactly what you set using your smartphone. It's the future of HVAC! Price: $3000.00...

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    John Adank

    Commissioning a new Felder machine

    Thread Starter: John Adank

    I'm just wondering if anyone here took delivery of a new Felder machine and paid to have Felder commission/calibrate it upon delivery? I know they charge for this service now and I'm just wondering if it's worth the money. I was told by the sales department that machines are calibrated before...

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