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    I think it might help to start looking at the...

    I think it might help to start looking at the larger work and work towards smaller amounts of wood removal. This approach will give you a better idea of what tools and approaches to use for which...
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    For smaller work I would check out the Hirsch...

    For smaller work I would check out the Hirsch Swedish pattern gouges at Highland Woodworking. I think you might also find some interesting options at Country Workshops>tools>specialty chisels and...
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    Hi Daniel, Like many topics there is a variety...

    Hi Daniel,

    Like many topics there is a variety of opinions concerning what tools to use for specific work. The guys who work with green wood often use heavy duty gouges for making bowls, spoons,...
  4. Frederick, It might help to determine what you...

    Frederick,
    It might help to determine what you plan to use the chisels for. I have two main classifications of chisels: 1)chisels I can go ahead and whack, hard, with a steel hammer and 2) those...
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    I bought two Eze-Lap diamond steel rod sharpeners...

    I bought two Eze-Lap diamond steel rod sharpeners to do heavier touch ups on drawknives, spokeshaves, travishers, inshaves, axes, adzes...The rods are available in round or oval shapes. I think mine...
  6. Admit it Prashun, you just can't put your new...

    Admit it Prashun, you just can't put your new Veritas BU Jointer down for more than 5 minuets without going into withdrawal. I think there is a hint from Derek above "To my eyes, the low angle...
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    It is a little known fact that Festool track saws...

    It is a little known fact that Festool track saws are actually hand tools. It has a handle. You push it through the wood with the one handle! The track is just a big straight edge that the saw...
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    Adam in reply to a question you asked earlier...

    Adam in reply to a question you asked earlier about materials for or a ready to go bench top. Highland Woodworking sells very heavy duty maple tops, 4" thick & various lengths I think, that come...
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    I don't find the information in this thread to be...

    I don't find the information in this thread to be overboard in terms of cost or time spent. Like Ian says the price of CBN wheels is going down and if one compares the cost on a CBN wheel or two to...
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    Although there are probably a host of minor...

    Although there are probably a host of minor elements at play I think Jim's suggestion about increasing the planes mouth may be the ultimate solution. I finally got the blade out, although there is...
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    My favorite shave for curved surfaces is the...

    My favorite shave for curved surfaces is the WoodJoy Two Inch Performance Spokeshave Compass. I use my 3" WoodJoy Master Spokeshave a good deal too. The Master has a reversible sole, one side is a...
  12. Yes, The Tormek angle setter is good, there is...

    Yes, The Tormek angle setter is good, there is another one they make for turners too. Batty actually makes three angle gauges but one handles the popular angles you probably need. The other two...
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    Warren, I have had the frog off several times. I...

    Warren, I have had the frog off several times. I set it straight up in a yogurt cup for a while so Goof Off, WD 40...could work down into the screw better. The smaller higher screw is just as stuck...
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    Thanks for the help Warren. I understand that...

    Thanks for the help Warren.

    I understand that once properly set the frog may never need to be moved at all. I am also a little confused because the frog on this plane appears to be in the position...
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    It isn't easy to get descriptive pictures with a...

    It isn't easy to get descriptive pictures with a cell phone & the strange light in this area of my shop but I tried a few times and I think these are the most descriptive even if they are somewhat...
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    I think the moderators are due a big thank you! I...

    I think the moderators are due a big thank you! I don't know that the point is whether or not every post that gets moderator attention actually deserved it based on some imaginary line. It can't be...
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    Maybe I will give Kroll a try Dave. I don't have...

    Maybe I will give Kroll a try Dave. I don't have a heat gun, tapping does not work. I tried levering a screwdriver with a large wrench. I think I would have broken the screwdriver before the screw...
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    One more question for all you grinders out there....

    One more question for all you grinders out there. I have put a fair amount of time into researching various jigs, especially Tormek's jigs. These jigs typically work on the base, shelf/metal rod. It...
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    Nicccce! I bought Ouchi chisels made from...

    Nicccce!

    I bought Ouchi chisels made from White Oak too. I like the white oak better than the red oak on my Koyamaichis. The white oak seems tougher/denser, with less tendency to split or lose...
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    Good tip Steven. I think Jim is alluding to a...

    Good tip Steven. I think Jim is alluding to a similar practice above. I just set my #3, #4 & #5 up exactly that way. I would do the same with the #6 if I could get the frog adjuster screw to budge!
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    Whoever owned the #6 before I got it must have...

    Whoever owned the #6 before I got it must have had vise grips for hands. I can't get the frog adjustment screw or the screw above it, that holds the "keeper plate" in place, to budge.
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    Gentlemen, thanks for all the helpful advise and...

    Gentlemen, thanks for all the helpful advise and suggestions.

    To explain my confusion. The first old plane I bought is a Sargent #5. The Sargent does not have the adjusting screw and smaller...
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    I bought a few Stanley planes, most are around...

    I bought a few Stanley planes, most are around 1910-1930 manuf. I have #6, #5, #4 & #3 regular bench planes.

    I am having an issue with frog adjustment. There is a brass wheel that I believe is for...
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    Adjusting Stanley Planes

    Derek does not seem to cover adjusting Stanley planes, so I am not sure where to find reliable details?
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    My Veritas Basic Grinding Set is suppose to be on...

    My Veritas Basic Grinding Set is suppose to be on a UPS truck out for delivery so I hope to finally get to grind some bevels with the CBN wheels today myself Ian.

    I found Stuart Batty's site for...
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