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  1. I would echo much of what the others have said. ...

    I would echo much of what the others have said. Before the internet I learned quite a bit from my Dad. After that I read and experimented and as Zach said, cut myself, made expensive firewood, and...
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    For my winding sticks I used an aluminum...

    For my winding sticks I used an aluminum extrusion. You can buy a 6 foot length of a 3/4" x 3/4" aluminum extrusion at HD or Lowes for just a few bucks. Aluminum extrusions tend to be very straight...
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    Harold, I think you misunderstand the message...

    Harold, I think you misunderstand the message that folks are trying to get across. The text might be translated correctly, but it is quite likely that the translators were scholars. During much of...
  4. Most modern factory made chisels are processed in...

    Most modern factory made chisels are processed in batches and hardened in temperature regulated furnaces. As a result they are not and can not be differentially hardened like chisels made by hand or...
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    Work hard David you can come back from it. My...

    Work hard David you can come back from it. My Grandfather Litchfield had a bad stroke at 91 which left him unable to speak and wheelchair bound with useless arms. He never did walk again, but he...
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    Warning

    Biblical references to woodworking and related subjects are certainly allowed since they present a historical perspective. This is no different than a reference to any other historical text or a...
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    Moses, I completely understand your view. I am...

    Moses, I completely understand your view. I am in the fortunate position of being custodian (not owner) of tools dating back 7 generations in my family. They not only invoke memories of my...
  8. Needs and personal preferences vary. If you...

    Needs and personal preferences vary. If you modify your profile to add your location maybe someone will be near enough to you to allow you to try some. If you live near enough to southern NH,...
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    You'll love them Jim. Mine are not all the same...

    You'll love them Jim. Mine are not all the same owner, but are still mostly matched pairs 2-18. You'll really like them. I have always been satisfied with my Griffiths of Norwich.
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    I don't leave any splinters because that is not...

    I don't leave any splinters because that is not period workmanship, but rather just poor workmanship. Zach is right about infected wounds in pre-antibiotic days. My maternal G-grandmother Farley...
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    I'm in the old school 18th century camp like...

    I'm in the old school 18th century camp like Zach. I leave tool marks on undersides and interiors but at least a couple of coats of finish get applied. I know that it has been proven that properly...
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    I haven't used the Franklin liquid form so I...

    I haven't used the Franklin liquid form so I can't comment on that. I do use both hot hide glue I mix from pearls and Patrick Edwards' Old Brown Glue. Like George said, warming up liquid hide glue,...
  13. Even without the collector value, to my mind...

    Even without the collector value, to my mind Sargent made better planes than Stanley. Much better machining and quality control. Feel free to disagree.
  14. Thanks Matt

    Thanks Matt
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    They same holds true for a fire on and around any...

    They same holds true for a fire on and around any partially filled container of any flammable liquid or gas. It is called a BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) and the forces involved...
  16. Matt, would you please post a photo or two of a...

    Matt, would you please post a photo or two of a completed plane with this pin setup.
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    Sounds great Belinda. I'm familiar with Flow's...

    Sounds great Belinda. I'm familiar with Flow's machines. Just be prepared for the rebuilds of the pumps and keep plenty of those expensive spare nozzles on hand. Note that the worn out nozzles...
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    OK Belinda, which brand and what work piece size,...

    OK Belinda, which brand and what work piece size, and which maximum pressure?
  19. 5/4 stock is readily available at a lot of...

    5/4 stock is readily available at a lot of lumberyards. Cut it to the blank sizes such as 3" x 12" or whatever sizes you need for drawer sides and backs. After cutting to size then resaw by hand...
  20. Because of the rude arguments and behavior by...

    Because of the rude arguments and behavior by certain members it was moved to the moderators forum for discussion and editing. It will be back tomorrow but locked and only unlocked when David Weaver...
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    The concept that owning a house is an investment...

    The concept that owning a house is an investment is pure hogwash perpetrated by the real estate industry, the mortgage banks, and home builders. Anything that you have as a necessity to life is not...
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    Now George, you've got it all wrong. I isn't...

    Now George, you've got it all wrong. I isn't "glued up wood chips", it's engineered lumber.:rolleyes:
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    Because my shop is in the basement I run a...

    Because my shop is in the basement I run a dehumidifier from May through September and sometimes into October. It is a programmable one and I keep a 2 unit Radio Shack RH and temp moniter in each...
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    I'm with Joshua if you really want to make the...

    I'm with Joshua if you really want to make the plane a user. A 20cm plate screwed in place along the cracked side at 3mm thick (if plywood) or 4-5mm thick if solid wood is going to be ugly as sin,...
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    From my experience, when the mouth of an old...

    From my experience, when the mouth of an old wooden plane is that wide open it means that the sole has been heavily eroded by both use and periodic reflattenings. You can patch the mouth, but I...
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