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    Interesting thread George. I have a Spyderco...

    Interesting thread George. I have a Spyderco Triangle set, 2 medium and 2 fine that I have been using since probably the 80's maybe late 70's. I sharpen kitchen knives with them and I have been very...
  2. July 15 of this year I won a bid for,...

    July 15 of this year I won a bid for, Stanley/Bailey no. 4 C Smooth Plane, Pat 1919, good usable condition, no problems with the wood $39.99. July 9 of this year I won,Stanley/Bailey No. 5 C...
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    I have a few old Yankees that I picked up cheap....

    I have a few old Yankees that I picked up cheap. I like them for screws that are light duty and medium to long in length. Door knobs are a great example, lots of small threads that are a pain to do...
  4. I happen to have a No. 120 Tyzack, 200mm/8" 20...

    I happen to have a No. 120 Tyzack, 200mm/8" 20 pts, more of a dovetail saw I think. It was a present or gift many years ago, close to the same condition as the day it was made. Mine has three bolts...
  5. Some people may actually have specific chisels...

    Some people may actually have specific chisels for "paring", removing fine small amounts of wood close to joint lines. The paring chisel may have a more acute bevel angle which may help in keeping it...
  6. Thread: Iwasaki

    by Mike Holbrook
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    Another fan here. I got started with them when I...

    Another fan here. I got started with them when I was trying to find something that would work purple heart plane blade and wedge seats without leaving little chips in the wood. I use them for lots of...
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    Bowsaw/turning saw 14 or 12" for tight turns,...

    Bowsaw/turning saw 14 or 12" for tight turns, although I might drill like Zach did for something that small. Tools For Working Wood and Wood Joy are great sources for Turning saws. You can buy kits...
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    They made up a simple place to dry green wood...

    They made up a simple place to dry green wood during our Continuous Arm Windsor Chair class. We needed to dry the long pieces used for the continuous arm for our chairs, as they did not fit in the...
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    I have been rethinking the dog issues myself. I...

    I have been rethinking the dog issues myself. I have read a few threads by our own Chris Grigg's regarding his two bench builds and somewhere he mentioned using "Veritas Planing Stops". These devices...
  10. No pictures? WElll! It's a rule, out with which...

    No pictures? WElll! It's a rule, out with which the objects do not exist. People can tell you more if you post pictures.
  11. My tablesaw is a General International with a...

    My tablesaw is a General International with a table extension that I believe was manufactured to acceptable tolerances. I am happy with this 27" wide surface but might find use for an even larger...
  12. Thanks for the answers guys. I think this is an...

    Thanks for the answers guys. I think this is an important part of the OP's question. I ran the plane over sand paper when I thought it was perfectly serviceable because I was curious to see if and...
  13. Flat or shinny? So I decided to check out my...

    Flat or shinny?

    So I decided to check out my Stanley 6C's bottom and sides for square/flatness. Using my engineers square the bottom was not showing any issues that my naked eye saw significant...
  14. If you decide to do it yourself Highland...

    If you decide to do it yourself Highland Woodworking sells roles of 3M Stikit, PSA sandpaper in a couple different widths and a selection of grits. It holds reliably and it comes up off a metal or...
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    Great info. guys. Nice pictures Derek and Steve....

    Great info. guys. Nice pictures Derek and Steve. Thought I would post a few pictures as well, not as good as Derek's, maybe I will try the iPad instead of the iPhone next time.:

    Here are a few...
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    I have Store Wall (roughly like pegboard) on my...

    I have Store Wall (roughly like pegboard) on my walls I have all sorts of baskets and hooks on the wall several of which a travisher fits in or on. Yours may be straight enough to fit in a tool...
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    What is the difference between Japanning and...

    What is the difference between Japanning and regular painting?

    I think I will try out the Renaissance Wax on these four planes if for no other reason than to find out how well the surfaces hold...
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    How much to do to refurbished planes

    I decided to try out a few of the old metal planes that I read about on these pages. I also had a couple that I bought maybe 35 years ago in the dark ages of hand tools. I have a Stanley 6C, Sargent...
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    Ahh, thanks for the info. Brian. I had problems...

    Ahh, thanks for the info. Brian. I had problems with art history in college too. I do see the strong influence from those Danish modernists in work from guys like Maloof. I will have to look up Hans...
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    Very nice Derek! Is there a little Tage Frid...

    Very nice Derek! Is there a little Tage Frid influence in that chair? I may have read that it was from another design you liked, maybe that maker was influenced by Tage? The design reminds me of...
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    I bought Japanese mortise chisels farily...

    I bought Japanese mortise chisels farily recently. I got mine from Tools From Japan. You can get a very good chisel from Stu for half the price of buying it in the states IMHO. The only issue I have...
  22. Thread: Rust

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    We like picking little nits off bigger nits,...

    We like picking little nits off bigger nits, because we can! Once you get all the little nits segregated you have to take steps to keep them from reforming ranks for another attack.

    There are some...
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    Steve, Thanks for your thoughts. I will look...

    Steve,
    Thanks for your thoughts. I will look into dyes to start the wood coloring process. Interesting information on the original colors and how we arrived at what we see today. I just like for...
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    Finishing Windsor Chairs

    I am not a fan of milk paint or the other paints that are frequently used on Windsors. My continuous Arm has white oak, white pine and maple. My other chair uses red oak and the same other two woods....
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    My Ono flatwater kayak paddle like many of the...

    My Ono flatwater kayak paddle like many of the better graphite and fiberglass paddles built in the last decade or two has finish on it. My Zyre racing, bent shaft, canoe paddle is also graphite and...
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