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    The knickers on some of these old planes was...

    The knickers on some of these old planes was often nothing more than a cut nail profiled to make a groove at the edge of the plane.

    jtk
  2. As others have said, report this to the manager....

    As others have said, report this to the manager.

    Oregon has a law against self serve gas. An attendant has to do the pumping. Sometimes I would give them a tip. Especially to the only one who also...
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    Steam bending has been an interest of mine. I...

    Steam bending has been an interest of mine.

    I wonder what they were making.

    jtk
  4. Karl, Thanks for the comparison and the write...

    Karl,

    Thanks for the comparison and the write up.

    This will certainly be a help to anyone pondering the purchase of one of these.

    jtk
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    There is a way. At the bottom of every thread...

    There is a way.

    At the bottom of every thread is a selection labelled "Tags for this Thread." It allows for users to Add/Edit Tags. I use it all the time.

    The spacer stack is also used almost...
  6. Some of the marketers are good at this, some are...

    Some of the marketers are good at this, some are a bit annoying. Most annoying is after making a purchase the retailer sends a special coupon good for buying more of what was just purchased.
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    Do you recall the price? There are a few...

    Do you recall the price?

    There are a few different kinds of drivers. Some have parallel faces to avoid the cam out effect of tapered faces.

    jtk
  8. I was also reading food quotes today. "Pizza...

    I was also reading food quotes today.

    "Pizza tastes better than it feels to be thin." - Unknown

    Be careful what you say to an overweight person or you might find out what it feels like to...
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    Only one of my high usage planes, an LN #62, has...

    Only one of my high usage planes, an LN #62, has an A1/A2 blade. (not sure which)

    It is mostly used for shooting end grain. It has had often developed nicks or chips. It is honed at 25. The...
  10. Our 'Brave New World' with Medical Profiling

    This is not my opinion, it is just sharing an article. The world we knew from five or six decades ago is changing faster than we ever knew.

    Actuaries predict your life span. Banks track your...
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    Sticky: Looks like the handles on those are more...

    Looks like the handles on those are more comfortable than some of the new handles I have seen.

    Did you see the movie 'Grand Budapest Hotel' with the small tools in the pastries?

    jtk
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    A Different Bow Saw

    Was doing a bit of Sunday morning reading when an article by the Schwarz on unusual face vises included an odd bow saw in the image of a face vise.
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  13. One concern is how to handle the waste when the...

    One concern is how to handle the waste when the bath needs to be changed.

    Can the bath fluid from either carbon rod or stainless rod be safely dumped in the back yard or down the drain?

    What...
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    That could have commercial possibilities. jtk

    That could have commercial possibilities.

    jtk
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    I have had boards like that. The grain seems to...

    I have had boards like that. The grain seems to undulate between raising and falling in a particular spot.

    jtk
  16. My thinking could be totally wrong on this... ...

    My thinking could be totally wrong on this...

    This is the leg of a bench. The question is will this flaw have a deleterious influence on the use or purpose of the bench in the long run?

    In my...
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    According to the write up on this the blades are...

    According to the write up on this the blades are interchangeable with the router plane blades.

    At the bottom of the text:



    http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=71265&cat=1,41182
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    Is it possible he had a secret love of macadamia...

    Is it possible he had a secret love of macadamia or black walnuts?

    Somethings the only way to get them open is with a good hammer.

    I am with Chuck on the hammer resource. Start a new thread...
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    This is one of the possible/likely culprits. Once...

    This is one of the possible/likely culprits. Once in the cut a sharp blade tends to stay in the cut without a lot of downward force from the user.

    As others have mentioned it can also be the...
  20. This is something that occurs in my shop all the...

    This is something that occurs in my shop all the time. Most of my projects are made from species of fir/pine. The stuff moves.

    Often when cutting dovetail if the joint is not going to be cut and...
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    My router plane is the Sargent equivalent of the...

    My router plane is the Sargent equivalent of the Stanley 71. It is able to use the router plane blades from Lee Valley.

    It is a very useful and capable tool.

    If money wasn't a concern I would...
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    Very often this is the case for me. It often...

    Very often this is the case for me.

    It often seems my most reached for planes are the #6, #5, #3 or #4.

    It really depends on what is being worked on at the time.

    jtk
  23. Remember, this is just my 293190. For the...

    Remember, this is just my 293190.

    For the laminated piece my solution would be to install a carriage bolt through the assembly. Maybe drop a bit of epoxy in just for good measure. Though if you...
  24. Currently the only defense may be they are all...

    Currently the only defense may be they are all off at some show. At least that is what some of the emails from the 'free' subscription has been saying.

    On the other hand they do need to get a...
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    As is so with many of thee endeavors in our...

    As is so with many of thee endeavors in our pursuits.

    It is almost impossible for me to use a plane without a horn on the tote. Same with a saw.

    A lot of the control of a saw depends on the...
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