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    In addition to our main joint accounts, we each...

    In addition to our main joint accounts, we each maintain our own fun money bank accounts. We've developed a pretty healthy don't ask don't tell policy when it comes to treating ourselves.
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    It is indeed darn hard to get those thin blades...

    It is indeed darn hard to get those thin blades straight. When I made my DT saw with its .18 plate I was able to get it to seat in the back nice and straight, but even the slightest bit of...
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    I have tendency to hit ebay late on Friday nights...

    I have tendency to hit ebay late on Friday nights after a few beverages. Its worked out well for me so far.

    I stay away from LV/LN at those times...too much potential for me to do something...
  4. I'll take the slips if they're still available....

    I'll take the slips if they're still available. Sending PM.
  5. Derek. That looks really nice!

    Derek. That looks really nice!
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    My experience using using A2 honed at 25 degrees...

    My experience using using A2 honed at 25 degrees in my LV LA Jack mirrors this. When it was new it didn't hold well at 25 degrees so I reground it to 30 or so degrees. But after a couple years of...
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    Just to clarify, when I say roll I mean after...

    Just to clarify, when I say roll I mean after just a few strokes. I had a very early made (as in when they first started making them) LV No. 6 that I got off ebay that had a blade that was too soft...
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    Raise the angle a few degrees. If you still have...

    Raise the angle a few degrees. If you still have issues grind 1/16" of the tip of the blade.

    Also, when the edge fails quickly like its been doing check to see if its rolling or chipping. If...
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    Wow Jeff. That's really neat! Looks beautiful!

    Wow Jeff. That's really neat! Looks beautiful!
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    Indeed he is! These things were lined up all...

    Indeed he is! These things were lined up all over the factory when I was there last week. I didn't get to play with one but they looked pretty appealing to me. I was going to get a small to...
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    I tend to keep my 6 setup as a try plane. That...

    I tend to keep my 6 setup as a try plane. That is, a moderately cambered jointer...enough camber that I can take a fairly heavy cut, but also little enough that I can back the blade up some and take...
  12. I find the design of those old white saws...

    I find the design of those old white saws fascinating and quite honestly I would have just love to have held something you made. I do love the Kenyon saws as well...my dovetail saw and my sash were...
  13. Kittens stayed with my in-laws No didn't...

    Kittens stayed with my in-laws



    No didn't buy anything. I was going to but than got worried about the potential of having problems at the border crossing (unlikely as that might be), so I...
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    No 4 and No 6 are my most used, hands down. I...

    No 4 and No 6 are my most used, hands down. I wouldn't want to be without my 5 for coarse work, I love my MF 15 (=stanley 5 1/2) and I certainly find my 7 useful for edge jointing...BUT I could...
  15. George. No I did not see the reproduction white...

    George. No I did not see the reproduction white backsaw...Dang, I would have made a point to find it if I had realized they had one of your saws.

    Bummer Malcolm! Hopefully you can make it to...
  16. It sure was fun, and really fascinating. Nope...

    It sure was fun, and really fascinating.

    Nope Fred, no free samples....I'll emptying my wallet out this fall as well.

    Cory, that's why they offer gift cards :-)

    Cheers, Ron. Hope you're...
  17. Hi Pat, Fortunately, after 6 days straight...

    Hi Pat,

    Fortunately, after 6 days straight with me she was happy to have some time to herself. She walked all over Ottawa and enjoyed what was a lovely cool and sunny afternoon. We went out to...
  18. My Visit To Lee Valley - The Gloat of a Lifetime

    Today was the last day of a road trip vacation, that took my wonderful wife and I up to Burlington, VT(sorry I didn't have time to holler at you Joshua P), then up to Montreal, and then ended over in...
  19. I'm not an 18th century fanatic like Zach, but I...

    I'm not an 18th century fanatic like Zach, but I too have found the "oversawing" method to be very beneficial. I don't lay the board flat on the bench like Zach does, I just raise the wood up enough...
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    Excellent Dave! This is very cool. I'll be...

    Excellent Dave! This is very cool. I'll be following along.
  21. Wow Mike. That is a serious piece of furniture...

    Wow Mike. That is a serious piece of furniture and it came out beautifully. Thanks for documenting the build. Its been very cool to follow it. You've got some sweet skills dude.




    No its not...
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    I was going to make my own..I even have Dave's...

    I was going to make my own..I even have Dave's copy of Larry Williams video, then I just happened to run across a half-set in nice condition for about $340. Its double harlequin, but all UK made and...
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    You're probably correct that its supposed to be...

    You're probably correct that its supposed to be that way. I sold my Sargent about 6 months ago and it is very VERY likely that I was remembering incorrectly about the casting. Ignore me and trust...
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    The VBMs are good planes. I used to have a VBM...

    The VBMs are good planes. I used to have a VBM 424 (24" jointer). If its really a VBM and not just a a plane with a Sargent VBM lever cap it should be a number 414 on the side of the plane. I don't...
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    A dremel or other rotary tool works well. You can...

    A dremel or other rotary tool works well. You can also get ultra thin grinding wheels for a bench grinder. http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/item/NO-EXTRAG.XX

    I bought a harlequin half set...
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