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  1. My thought was Pressure Sensitive Adhesive backed...

    My thought was Pressure Sensitive Adhesive backed sanding strips.

    You might be able to find an old wheel, but expect collector prices.

    A home brew cast abrasive wheel would have me in fear of...
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    Having used neither my opinion can only be drawn...

    Having used neither my opinion can only be drawn from the information on the two web sites.

    Veritas seems to have a wider selection of blades.

    My router is an old Sargent model. It mostly does...
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    We poked a pin hole in a piece of tin foil and...

    We poked a pin hole in a piece of tin foil and projected it on a white wall.

    I impressed my wife by knowing that a lunar eclipse is almost always accompanied by a solar eclipse. The lunar eclipse...
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    I haven't worn a watch in years. My face must...

    I haven't worn a watch in years. My face must scare them since they would stop while looking at them.

    Having a clock here or there is all that it takes to meet my needs.

    We are not even aware...
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    Electronical things do not like being subject to...

    Electronical things do not like being subject to heat. The do, in fact, like to have free air movement. If you look at home entertainment consoles you will notice open spaces on the back to...
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    See Derek's post above for about all you need to...

    See Derek's post above for about all you need to know.

    As far as planes and sizes go, that depends on you and your needs. Most planes can be used for shooting. Standard bench planes work fine but...
  7. That is an odd duck. There is always the...

    That is an odd duck.

    There is always the likely chance the blade was replaced. After Stanley bought Union Plane Company in about 1920 they used Stanley SW blades in the old stock castings.
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  8. My only help may be my #46 without a handle. The...

    My only help may be my #46 without a handle. The rivet is still there. I am not sure how that rivet was applied. Not sure if they used electrical welding back then.

    My #55 came with a user...
  9. +1 on what Steve said. To my knowledge there...

    +1 on what Steve said.

    To my knowledge there are only a few specialty planes that bed at less than 12°. Side rabbet planes from Lie-Nielsen have blades bedded at 8° according to the use...
  10. Thread: Distressing

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    One of my favorite videos on YouTube is "Make a...

    One of my favorite videos on YouTube is "Make a five board bench with Charles Neil."

    He distresses his boards by laying them on the gravel driveway and jiggling around on them.

    jtk
  11. Sometimes that is the best way to get one on the...

    Sometimes that is the best way to get one on the cheap.

    Looking through the sold listings doesn't reveal a 'jack plane' sold for $2. Do you have an item number so we can look at some of the bad...
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    This may be the hardest part to understand and...

    This may be the hardest part to understand and accept by those new to sharpening. The biggest impediment to learning to sharpen may be the fear of causing damage.

    When my sharpening teeth were...
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    It could be useful in some instances. The best...

    It could be useful in some instances. The best way to put the question to rest would be to acquire one and find out.

    On the Tite-MarkŪ gauge, the threads are 20 per inch. That means a full turn of...
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    Relatively speaking the more different scales one...

    Relatively speaking the more different scales one uses the more room for errors.

    In the case of a mortise and tenon, an easy solution is to make all of the stock for the piece match and then make...
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    Matt, Looking at all of the answers...

    Matt,

    Looking at all of the answers (opinions), what may be a good idea is to think about what other tasks a new tool might perform.

    A float or a shear file is a useful tool for working...
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    Matt, Welcome to the cave by the Creek. My...

    Matt,

    Welcome to the cave by the Creek.

    My chosen tool depends on how big is the tenon needing to be trimmed. Most of the time a wide chisel works fine.

    Here is one way to do it: Video Link...
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    Good score Ken. It looks like it will leave a...

    Good score Ken. It looks like it will leave a well defined line on just about any work piece.



    The scale on a marking gauge intrigues me as to its usefulness. Most likely the usefulness of a...
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    I think there are three or four of those in...

    I think there are three or four of those in Stanley and Yankee equivalents rolling around in a drawer somewhere in one of my tool boxes.

    I used them all the time as a phone installer. That was...
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    $130 is just the starting bid below the 'BIN'...

    $130 is just the starting bid below the 'BIN' price. For that I have bought 2-#7s & a #8 with a few bucks left over. The newest of those was from around 1910 - 1920. Getting the lower prices came...
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    That is a wonderful gesture toward a friend.

    Do you know that he actually would like an addition to the tools he is familiar with using?

    The Stanley spokeshave might be nice. In my opinion (&...
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    At least it matches the other side. When my...

    At least it matches the other side.

    When my shoes or socks don't match and someone mentions it, my comment is that I have another pair just like them at home.

    jtk
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    My index finger usually rests alongside the tote....

    My index finger usually rests alongside the tote. Pointing along the saw line.

    If my handles feel cramped a rasp is used on the areas that seem to pinch. Just a little at a time until the handle...
  23. My wife is stubborn about her wood working. She...

    My wife is stubborn about her wood working. She doesn't want anyone nearby watching. She wants to use all power tools. She is terrible about putting tools back in their proper place. She has a...
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    I have seen reclaimed lumber for sale at The...

    I have seen reclaimed lumber for sale at The Restore and other places. In Berkeley, CA there is a place called Urban Ore that sells 'reclaimed'
    just about anything.

    There may be a used building...
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    My thought on a chest built for lingerie is there...

    My thought on a chest built for lingerie is there should be a full length mirror that folds out from one of the sides.



    Isn't the point of lingerie to accentuate the curves? :D


    jtk
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