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    Ken, Thanks for the kind words. My dovetails...

    Ken,

    Thanks for the kind words. My dovetails are finally starting to come out well even though there are often still a lot of mistakes.

    Looking at the images again I noticed just the edge of a...
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    Different Chisels for Different Work

    Frederick Skelly asked about the differences in qualities of chisels which made me think about different types of chisels.

    Some of the chisels here may have 'quality issues' or they may be...
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    My experience with pain came from trying to hold...

    My experience with pain came from trying to hold the mallet too tight and making my arm do the work. Easing the grip and letting the mallet have a little free swing has helped a lot. Now there is...
  4. Shooting end grain is rather rough on a plane's...

    Shooting end grain is rather rough on a plane's blade. Though I have not used a PM-V11 blade for this it seems to make sense.

    You may want to make a 'hot dog' for your #5. Here is my post on that:...
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    I agree, the nice brass hardware doesn't deserve...

    I agree, the nice brass hardware doesn't deserve to be mistreated.

    Hmmm, maybe a pair of wooden pliers...



    This is an example of history repeating itself. The very first Stanley #45 & #50...
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    As mentioned above, give Lee Valley a call before...

    As mentioned above, give Lee Valley a call before doing anything else.



    Even Chris Schwarz recently wrote about depth adjustment and fence screws coming loose on rabbet and plow planes. He...
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    +1 on this. It is easier with a lathe, but...

    +1 on this.

    It is easier with a lathe, but without a lathe it is still easy to come up with a file handle.

    One of my small files has a wooden drawer pull for a handle, another has an old...
  8. For a smooth floor on a dado a router plane is...

    For a smooth floor on a dado a router plane is the best.

    As far as speed, for me it is faster to cut a dado with a large chisel for the edges and the small chisel for curling out the waste. A...
  9. Glad to here about your results. At the...

    Glad to here about your results.



    At the end of the day and every time you or someone else looks at it, isn't that what it is all about?

    jtk
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    Looking good. That may be fine in a stable...

    Looking good.

    That may be fine in a stable area like Ohio. Here in the area of the Pacific rim we sometimes have earthquakes that might bounce those babies up and over the edge and down to the...
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    Making a recess for screw movement is a touch...

    Making a recess for screw movement is a touch tricky. Like so many other things it becomes easier with time (read practice).

    Another item you might consider if you do not already have one is a...
  12. I do not know about the quality difference...

    I do not know about the quality difference between the Narex and the Ashley Iles. From comments on this forum it appears more people are happy with the chisels from Narex than the ones from AI.
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    Any specifics? There is a lot to learn about...

    Any specifics?

    There is a lot to learn about sharpening. Just like chisels one wants an edge sharp enough to to remove material without opening the grain. This is especially important when working...
  14. Hey, be quiet. This is the time of year some of...

    Hey, be quiet. This is the time of year some of our significant others read posts here to see what tools we may have told others we want.

    Imagine if they all read that. It could have a devastating...
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    I have not experienced this. What wood was used...

    I have not experienced this. What wood was used to make your bench?

    I have experienced the under side of my bench chipping from driving holdfasts too hard.

    jtk
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    It is an office worker expression. It is a...

    It is an office worker expression. It is a circular shaped filing cabinet with an open top. Usually no higher than ankle level for depositing low priority items. Often removed in the evening for...
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    Any relation to Obie Won? How can you expect...

    Any relation to Obie Won?

    How can you expect people to stop joking when there is such a great set up line?

    jtk
  18. Sean, It seems I missed an earlier opportunity...

    Sean,

    It seems I missed an earlier opportunity to say Welcome to the Creek. So, here is a belated welcome to the Creek.

    +1 on Derek's suggestion.

    Take the extra blade and put a back bevel on...
  19. Some of my day was spent chopping out dovetails...

    Some of my day was spent chopping out dovetails in Northwest American 'white wood,' AKA pine. It is a poster child for why a person wants sharp chisels.

    jtk
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    Different makers had different methods of...

    Different makers had different methods of attaching the pad (knob).

    Some are even threaded onto the metal piece and then held by small screws.

    Clear pictures of the underside might help. Can't...
  21. Have you looked at Derek Cohen's web site,...

    Have you looked at Derek Cohen's web site, inthewoodshop.com?

    http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/Londonhalf-blinddovetaileddrawer.html

    Has a little bit on a tool he fashioned to make blind...
  22. My Hock blades have also worked well with Stanley...

    My Hock blades have also worked well with Stanley chip breakers.

    jtk
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    Nice thing about a big top saw bench is there is...

    Nice thing about a big top saw bench is there is room for a few dog holes. The dogs come in handy when you want to hold a piece securely for planing or sawing.

    A 2X is also heavy enough for a...
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    Many pest exterminators would think it calls for...

    Many pest exterminators would think it calls for a full treatment and lots of cash changing hands no matter what the situation.

    jtk
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    I do much the same. I have learned to use...

    I do much the same. I have learned to use reliable tools for the "out and about" kit. Took a plane out to do a quick job in the greenhouse. Of course it fell apart twice before I decided it would be...
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