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  1. Right over the edge

    I grind a brand new edge so effectively I grind over the edge! I realise that this may seem impossible to a person starting out but with the right touch it is easy as pie. As I mentioned, you won't...
  2. The effort required to ruin an iron or chisel on...

    The effort required to ruin an iron or chisel on a dry bench grinder would be monumental and there would be severely burnt digits involved. Sure you might monkey up a portion of blade, but having to...
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    Scarf joint as others have recommended but I...

    Scarf joint as others have recommended but I would be more aggressive and try for 20 to 30 degrees. Easy to do on a table saw with a 5 minute jig using your mitre guide.
  4. I use argon from my TIG welding set up as it's...

    I use argon from my TIG welding set up as it's paid for and on hand. I agree that it is worth isolating many finishes from air.
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    White ash is versatile and a colour cameleon

    I really enjoy using white ash in my shop and if you take the time you can make it look as light or dark as you want. Here is some white ash that I dyed and glazed to get a rich dark brown effect. I...
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    I have had three jointers so far: 8" Tiawanese,...

    I have had three jointers so far: 8" Tiawanese, 12" jointer/planer Italian, 16" jointer/planer in Italian combo machine. Each machine was right for me at one time and it suited the scale of my work...
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    Order of importance

    Joshua has given you great advice!
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    I'm not sure of your banding profile but I would...

    I'm not sure of your banding profile but I would suggest using black dyded swiss pearwood veneer, I have used it for banding material for years and it really fits the bill. Google A&M Wood Specialty...
  9. I use my oven for tempering, it works just fine....

    I use my oven for tempering, it works just fine. It can be stinky as pointed out. David's suggestion for a torch is a good one. On larger blades I may use two torches and have even made a crude oven...
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    The right set

    I find that setting a saw just right, for me, eliminates any need for wax. Never used it. Of course if you need to make a cut and you don't have time or can't set your saw then wax away to get the...
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    The right set

    I find that setting a saw just right, for me, eliminates any need for wax. Never used it.
  12. Will the machines show?

    I am not much of a professional right now as I am doing other work for bread and water these days.

    Now free of the profit motive I totally agree with you and I too see the hand tool work as the...
  13. When it comes to discussing the efficacy of...

    When it comes to discussing the efficacy of handtool only work vs machine tools or a combo of both, the raw materials inevitabley start as lumber and the purity the handtoolers espouse starts from...
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    Wait a minute...

    You're stoked but you've sold your stove? Whaaaat?

    Seems like you're living right and good things are coming your way.
  15. Woodworking with handtools may be a cult thing...

    Woodworking with handtools may be a cult thing but it shouldn't be a religion. Look at the oldest of American woodworking shops, they had machines. Just because you like woodworking by hand doesn't...
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    Nice shop made solution. It's funny how long...

    Nice shop made solution. It's funny how long something annoys us before we fix it! Guilty as charged.
  17. I machine up my own for longer runs, lucky me....

    I machine up my own for longer runs, lucky me. But for years I have used vinyl tape, you can buy it at car paint shops or a packaging company like Uline. I prefer the Uline stuff that is red. It's...
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    Wooden jointer

    I read that this thread is about a wooden jointer and my recommended build will yield a wooden jointer. I still have my 22" wooden jointer, never thrown away, I use it for site work where it is...
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    One, I did not say a Krenov jointer. I said a...

    One, I did not say a Krenov jointer. I said a Krenov build.

    Two, what is the problem with a jointer, Krenov build or otherwise and then with a 2" iron? You David have introduced the 2" iron, not...
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    That seems like a lot of work to evaluate a...

    That seems like a lot of work to evaluate a control surface, albeit a very small control surface. A surface that has little practical application in any real project which invloves larger surfaces....
  21. Take your iron. Sharpen it properly. Properly?...

    Take your iron. Sharpen it properly. Properly? This means an intersection of two planes, the back, the bevel -crisp, so much so that it does not reflect light under a loupe. Stick it in about any...
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    Simple as pie and not complicated, this is a one...

    Simple as pie and not complicated, this is a one day project at best for your first effort. Check out a Stanley #7 or #8 proportions, download them if you have to. Strike out on your own an modify...
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    BB is available in 4' X 8'.

    BB is available in 4' X 8'.
  24. Hmm, I don't get it. I bought good planes,...

    Hmm, I don't get it. I bought good planes, learned how to sharpen them well and then played with the few variables that they offered to get a tearout free cut in any wood and I moved on to using a...
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    When I first started out I had a white collar job...

    When I first started out I had a white collar job which required travel in my province, over night stuff. I worked 40 hours plus a week and spent another 40 in my shop, I burnt the candle at both...
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