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    Good eyes Judson. I didn't look that close. It...

    Good eyes Judson. I didn't look that close. It looks to be the wrong stop thought it is in the usual place. Mine has a cut off 20d nail for a depth stop.

    Looking at it again it looks like the 50...
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    The first rule is: Do no damage. jtk

    The first rule is: Do no damage.

    jtk
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    Jonathan, Welcome to the Creek. Your profile...

    Jonathan,

    Welcome to the Creek. Your profile doesn't indicate your location. If you are in the Pacific Northwest, I am one of those "other Creekers who would let you try some of my planes."

    I...
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    The combination planes can be frustrating to use...

    The combination planes can be frustrating to use until you get some experience with them.

    The Stanley 45 is a very versatile plane. For me the biggest draw back is the largish size. After finding...
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    +1 on what David said. My usual way to set a...

    +1 on what David said.

    My usual way to set a frog on pre-type 10 planes is to set the blade on the frog to align the back of the mouth with the face of the frog.

    If the mouth hasn't been filed...
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    When I first started cutting dovetails I noticed...

    When I first started cutting dovetails I noticed that the first ones cut didn't look as nice as the last ones cut.

    Mine were mostly for drawers so I would cut the back ones first and do the ones...
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    Woodworking Weekend of Necessity

    Some woodworking is items we will want to look at and be pleased. Some of mine is just to get things done around the yard.

    Here are three items just to make things work smoothly.

    First is this...
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    Howdy Richard and welcome to the Creek. What part...

    Howdy Richard and welcome to the Creek. What part of the world do you call home?

    If there is a piece to fill in the void then the J.B. Weld could be a good option. The problem may be getting the...
  9. David, I wish you well in your efforts to...

    David,

    I wish you well in your efforts to overcome the challenges you face.

    I have what are comparatively minor inconvenience of mild carpal tunnel, arthritis and injuries.

    The only...
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    There is an old cheapo painted saw hanging in my...

    There is an old cheapo painted saw hanging in my shop.

    The painting isn't a master. It is a better painting than the saw would ever be at being a saw.

    For some saws supporting paint may be...
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    My first guess would be a bulb in a light socket....

    My first guess would be a bulb in a light socket.

    How many ohms your meter is reading tells the story. If it is in the 10-30 ohm range it may be a light. A bathroom fan motor may be higher. A high...
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    Simple is a great way. All that is needed is a...

    Simple is a great way. All that is needed is a way to hold what ever it may be on which one wants to work.

    What works for Winton may not work for me. My simple vises, with their tendency to rack,...
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    I'm jealous. Good score. I am afraid to ask...

    I'm jealous.

    Good score.

    I am afraid to ask how much it hurt the wallet.

    jtk
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    That worked for me. The others haven't since the...

    That worked for me. The others haven't since the start of this thread.

    jtk
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    If it won't leave splinters in someone, it is...

    If it won't leave splinters in someone, it is done.

    jtk
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    Thanks for sharing your illness. ;) Even a...

    Thanks for sharing your illness. ;)

    Even a post of tedium, sweat and grime can contain nuggets of information to help others have an "a-ha!" moment of understanding to help them embark on their...
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    I like having a few of the same size set up for...

    I like having a few of the same size set up for different tasks.

    One of my #3 sized planes is used for rough work, sometimes like a scrub plane. The other one is set up for thin cuts used in final...
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    Some considerations: Make sure your ladder...

    Some considerations:

    Make sure your ladder isn't in the path of the falling limb.

    Undercut the limb to prevent splitting the limb or incurring a huge surprise when it does.

    jtk
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    Ivory should be fine. It may show dirt more than...

    Ivory should be fine. It may show dirt more than other colors but that just shows that it is loved and used.

    jtk
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    It won't 'collect dirt' but like so many things...

    It won't 'collect dirt' but like so many things in life, dirt happens.

    Sometimes my planes are used outside. If it is hot my perspiration may end up on the plane. Then if there is any free...
  21. If you use the SMC search function for > saw...

    If you use the SMC search function for > saw cleaning < you will get a lot of information of how the power tool users approach this.

    If you use the SMC search function for > hand saw cleaning <...
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    Rust dust suspended in oil will help prevent getting the rust dust all over the shop.

    Someone else suggested using aluminum foil on a saw plate but it didn't do a lot for me.

    jtk
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    It isn't the paint I would worry about. There are...

    It isn't the paint I would worry about. There are unprotected areas of iron that will not do well with extended exposure to water.

    jtk
  24. When living in California there was a hardwood...

    When living in California there was a hardwood dealer in Berkeley that carried lengths of 'drawer side' material. My recollection is it was either 8 or 10' stock with the bottom groove already cut....
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    A baby wipe may contain too much water for such a...

    A baby wipe may contain too much water for such a use.

    I use an inexpensive paint brush to knock off the loose stuff. Then a wipe down with a rag saturated in either mineral oil or a furniture...
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