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    In some areas transporting a rodent is subject to...

    In some areas transporting a rodent is subject to a fine. Have you ever used a catapult? Or maybe one minus the -apult?

    jtk
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    I use a small carving veiner. It is about 1/16"...

    I use a small carving veiner. It is about 1/16" wide with a U shape.

    It is good for dates and initials.

    If you want something fancy you might want to consider the Auriou Lettering Chisels.
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  3. Isn't that just the 'lazy man's' way of getting...

    Isn't that just the 'lazy man's' way of getting his iron 'ruler tricked'?:cool:

    jtk
  4. Now if someone could only make a chip breaker for...

    Now if someone could only make a chip breaker for bevel up planes...

    jtk
  5. Maybe most of my fondness for the old site before...

    Maybe most of my fondness for the old site before the two (or was it three) recent changes was it was familiar and easy to find what ever was on my mind at the time.

    It also seems there was a...
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    Glad you defined this. My thoughts have been that...

    Glad you defined this. My thoughts have been that with a Norris style adjuster the lever cap should be loosened when making adjustments.

    For me, this has always been one advantage of the Bailey...
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    The restorations of mine that were painted were...

    The restorations of mine that were painted were all painted with a glossy engine paint. It needed a few days to get really dry (hard).

    Since it has been fine.

    The feel of the hands against a...
  8. Sam, Welcome to the Creek. Your profile...

    Sam,

    Welcome to the Creek. Your profile doesn't show a location. I may be guessing wrong due to your mention of asking this question on a British woodworking site, are you in England or Europe?
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    There is no frog adjustment so they had to give...

    There is no frog adjustment so they had to give us something with which we can fiddle. It does seem a bit fiddly to me. With an adjustable mouth, who needs an adjustable frog?



    If you use a low...
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    Some of the sawyers around here look at you funny...

    Some of the sawyers around here look at you funny when you mention quarter sawn.

    jtk
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    "Go Advanced"

    The only way that comes to mind is using beater planes to prep before using one's nicer planes.

    Then again, my planes almost never come in contact with plywood.

    jtk

    P.S. I think if you want...
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    Either to the sharpening stones or the bandsaw. ...

    Either to the sharpening stones or the bandsaw.

    How heavy a cut are you trying to take?

    When taking a thick shaving a plane's blade starts acting more like a lever lifting the wood than it does...
  13. Use a fat washer instead of a nut and it will...

    Use a fat washer instead of a nut and it will likely work better with any blade.

    jtk
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    In the early days each central office had its own...

    In the early days each central office had its own designation. Mercury xxxx was a way for a caller to tell the operator across town in the Peoria central office how to route the call.

    As an area...
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    It must be a gag. If measured shavings are...

    It must be a gag.

    If measured shavings are wanted, isn't it more accurate to measure them after they are made? With something a bit more accurate than +/- 0.001"?

    Many of us have made shavings...
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    What were the comparative costs of these planes...

    What were the comparative costs of these planes at the time?

    Were they buying it exclusively for the double iron or were there benefits to a metallic plane above and beyond a wooden body plane?
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  17. The best bit of sharpening advice given to me was...

    The best bit of sharpening advice given to me was from a co-worker on my last job. While we were waiting for an assignment he was playing with a three oil stone set up to sharpen his knife. He said,...
  18. Hi George, We may be in the same boat. My card...

    Hi George,

    We may be in the same boat. My card scrapers are nice to use but they tend to have a delicate edge that doesn't last.

    It seems they may be only useful for small area touch ups and...
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    My lever caps are usually set by feel. This is...

    My lever caps are usually set by feel. This is usually in relation to how much effort is needed to move the lateral adjuster. A 1/16th turn of the lever cap screw can have a lot of effect on the...
  20. My thought process was tempered by are we talking...

    My thought process was tempered by are we talking per square inch or square millimeter?

    From back in my days of wrenching on my vehicles, the torque wrench used was a small one and measured in...
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    My understanding is the adjuster should be under...

    My understanding is the adjuster should be under tension when planing.

    Once you have your thickness of cut set do you remove tension from the depth adjuster?

    If my plane is set for a fine...
  22. Fidel, I have absolutely no way to know how...

    Fidel,

    I have absolutely no way to know how much pressure is used when sharpening my blades.

    Water stones need a much lighter touch than oil stones if you do not want to damage them.

    The...
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    Backlash, slop, play et al. has never caused me a...

    Backlash, slop, play et al. has never caused me a problem. It is just something to learn to live with in life. Must have been the training I got with my old 1957 VW van that liked to wander.

    A few...
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    Sometimes when we are together looking at stuff I...

    Sometimes when we are together looking at stuff I will whisper to her, "I think I can make some money on this one." That is like music to her ears.

    jtk
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    How about an adjustable shooting board for their...

    How about an adjustable shooting board for their shooting plane?

    Maybe one with an adjustable donkey ear so one could do compound miters.

    I'm kind of mulling over how to build one out of wood...
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