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    Peter's blog, Steve's post and the link to the...

    Peter's blog, Steve's post and the link to the design I made all mention insulation of both the line from the steam unit and the steam holding container as influences on how well these units work. I...
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    Steve, the course I took at Highland Woodworking...

    Steve, the course I took at Highland Woodworking was originally taught by Curtis Buchanan. Peter Galbert taught the specific course I took, using some of Curtis's patterns... It was some of what I...
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    I took a course at Highland Woodworking, Making a...

    I took a course at Highland Woodworking, Making a Continuous Arm Windsor Chair. We started out using a plain plywood box for steaming. The plywood box had some problems so we tried one Highland had,...
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    For anyone interested in building a steam box. I...

    For anyone interested in building a steam box. I found a design that uses 6" metal stove pipe inside a simple wood box. This design looks like it will work better and more efficiently than the solid...
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    Steam bending

    I was looking up information on making a steam bending box and found this YouTube video. I figure if a few teenyagers can do this maybe it isn't as scary as I thought:...
  6. What is MJD? Thanks for explaining cracks...

    What is MJD?

    Thanks for explaining cracks guys. Still cracks, especially cracks on the bottom of a plane, worry me. It just seems like wood/etc. from using the plane will eventually get lodged in...
  7. Nice work Derek, very nice! Are "we" going to...

    Nice work Derek, very nice! Are "we" going to make a Windsor with green wood next? I am trying to find a good plan for a steam box, so far I don't find anything that I like.
  8. Interesting post. I have searched many auctions...

    Interesting post. I have searched many auctions for planes and found many vintage wood planes for sale. Unfortunately almost all of them seem to have sizable cracks. I often wonder if this is a...
  9. I did not think to look in the tabs bar Winton,...

    I did not think to look in the tabs bar Winton, if it ever happens again I will do that, thanks.

    Yes, this "younger" generation has an unprecedented array of new distractions and I fear they may...
  10. Tom, thanks for the details on the mouths on...

    Tom, thanks for the details on the mouths on those planes. I thought the mouth pieces might be IPE as I bought a stock of Steve's later mouths which are IPE. The IPE I have is darker and has a little...
  11. I don't have the patience of Thomas Edison but I...

    I don't have the patience of Thomas Edison but I believe he responded when asked about the thousands of "failures" he endure in his quest to make a light bulb, "I did not fail, I simply eliminated a...
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    I bought a Hayate pole saw last fall. I have had...

    I bought a Hayate pole saw last fall. I have had a Zubat small pole saw for years and love it but it was too small for higher larger limbs. I had "fallen" trees hanging in other trees, over fencing,...
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    Hmmm, you must not have tried any of the Silky...

    Hmmm, you must not have tried any of the Silky pruning saws yet Brian. Hand operated chain saws, no gas or chain oil required. I don't know what I would do without mine. Milton GA turned into a...
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    If you really want to get serious about sawing...

    If you really want to get serious about sawing straight lines with hand tools though, you might want this combo:

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    Stanley # 150 miter saw with Bontz 20" Roubo/Miter saw. Yes, I am a...
  15. Good guess Winton. We must be dealing with the...

    Good guess Winton. We must be dealing with the same feature/bug. Yes, I use a mouse. You must not play games. I din't play games much but I have come to like all the programable buttons on gaming...
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    Having spent thousands of hours in both...

    Having spent thousands of hours in both whitewater and flatwater canoes and kayaks moving them over long miles with wood paddles, often in remote wilderness areas, I will say most wood paddles that...
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    In the world of whitewater paddling, the terms...

    In the world of whitewater paddling, the terms initial and final stability are often referred to. These terms are important because whitewater boats with good initial stability often have very poor...
  18. I wrote follow ups to this thread at least twice...

    I wrote follow ups to this thread at least twice but lost them to some horizontal scrolling feature that I have yet to figure out. I think I have it turned off now though and I have a different mouse...
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    Thanks Chris, I plan to set my 6 up similarly. I...

    Thanks Chris, I plan to set my 6 up similarly. I typically buy wood that does not require major work. Medium size pieces are typical of the projects I have planed. I think a 6 set up like you discuss...
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    So Chris and others I am interested in how the...

    So Chris and others I am interested in how the users of these planes "tune" them. For instance a #6, regular Stanley or Bedrock, can be tuned to work more like a jack plane or a jointer. Assuming one...
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    Guys, I would submit that music, and planes are...

    Guys, I would submit that music, and planes are at once tools and expressions of art. The beauty is not in a given meaning but in the multitude of meanings and places said tools and creations of art...
  22. The plane bodies I have from Steve Knight may not...

    The plane bodies I have from Steve Knight may not be what people are use to. Steve had a CNC router that he was making his living with at the time. He routed the plane patterns into the edge of 8/4...
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    I guess I need to go study up on Stanley...

    I guess I need to go study up on Stanley Bedrocks. I assume the longer numbers belong to planes of that ilk from the little I have seen at auctions. I am not sure why they seem to sell for more...
  24. Wood plane blade/iron types and adjustment

    I have a challenge I am facing with some planes I made and am in the process of improving. I made these planes from parts I bought from Steve Knight just before he closed up his plane making shop. I...
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    Interesting variety of preferences. It seems some...

    Interesting variety of preferences. It seems some people prefer heavy planes and some prefer lighter planes. I find tough wood with challenging grain may work easier with a heavier plane. As I recall...
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