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  1. It has taken me quite a while and a great deal of...

    It has taken me quite a while and a great deal of reading to figure out that my experience with the Tormek is not actually atypical. It is very slow, it wasn't something I was doing wrong. No amount...
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    Jim I wasn't thinking about using multiple scales...

    Jim I wasn't thinking about using multiple scales just trying to decide if one scale, on one of my marking devises, might in some instances be useful and eliminate the need for other measuring tools....
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    I guess the scale question is relative. Unless we...

    I guess the scale question is relative. Unless we mark everything off with dividers, we need to figure where a mortise and the tenon need to be located on given pieces of wood don't we? Sure we can...
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    Wow thanks for that link Derek, the CBN wheels...

    Wow thanks for that link Derek, the CBN wheels were discussed on another thread and I thought I read that they were not available for the Tormek. That just might solve quite a few issues for me....
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    Dang you! I heard they stopped making those? Very...

    Dang you! I heard they stopped making those? Very nice! I wonder how it compares to the Vernier "kegaki" marking gauges available through Tools from Japan. The single blade kegaki appears to be made...
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    David, so we are neighbors practically. I live in...

    David, so we are neighbors practically. I live in the new town of Milton, near Crabapple, use to be Alpharetta. I work at a home business that is open 7 days a week so I am usually around. I worried...
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    I hear you David. I think someone could make a...

    I hear you David. I think someone could make a good case for a woody with nothing but a blade and a wedge being the easiest to adjust. To make that argument one would have to assume several things...
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    Derek, the Tormek man, beat me to an answer but I...

    Derek, the Tormek man, beat me to an answer but I will leave my comments too incase some of it helps...

    I have the same Tormek and have had more than my share of problems grinding on it. I have...
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    Thanks for the insights Derek and David. I am...

    Thanks for the insights Derek and David. I am hoping Derek will post a review on his Blog before long. It will be interesting to read how he thinks the new BD compares to the BU for actual work. We...
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    Wow the Clifton #7 is over 10 lbs. I thought the...

    Wow the Clifton #7 is over 10 lbs. I thought the Veritas BD #7 was heavy at 8 lbs. 9 ozs., good to know it isn't the heaviest.

    The three Stanley plane features I mention above are currently time...
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    The three things I am missing so far on the...

    The three things I am missing so far on the Stanley planes are 1) an adjustable mouth 2) the screws in the side of the plane body that keep the blade centered 3) A plain flat blade (adjusting the...
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    Yea, we drew Derek out a little at least ;-) I...

    Yea, we drew Derek out a little at least ;-) I could not help but notice that the fence for the BD is more like Derek suggests as an even better option for the BU plane, in his review. Good info, on...
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    Jointer Planes

    I have been thinking about a Jointer plane for some time now. I have taken my time on buying this plane because I plan to buy a quality plane. I believe this is a tool that may benefit from more in...
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    Could someone have cut the top of that horn off?...

    Could someone have cut the top of that horn off? I see a good many plane horns like that. I formulated the opinion that some people have/had a problem with the blade lever being so close to the horn...
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    Real Life Project List?

    Does "real life" cause other posters issues while making plans to do the projects you want to do? I have been working on a cabinet rebuild this week, instead of working on my new workbench, nice tool...
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    Frank, I am working on getting my Laguna 14SUV...

    Frank, I am working on getting my Laguna 14SUV bandsaw back operational. I had some help moving it downstairs from my garage and it has had issues since. I am rebuilding a cabinet and was altering...
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    Sounds like a good plan Frank. I have the...

    Sounds like a good plan Frank. I have the Gramercy and the 14" WoodJoy bowsaws and find them both useful. The Gramercy is great at small work like a coping saw, down to dovetails. The WoodJoy saw is...
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    I believe the most popular rough or scrub plane...

    I believe the most popular rough or scrub plane in threads on the subject in these pages has been the #5 with a cambered blade. There are posters on these pages who have several or more #5s all set...
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    Henry, The fore plane (#6 Stanley) is probably...

    Henry,
    The fore plane (#6 Stanley) is probably the hardest for a new woodworker to figure out, not in terms of it being hard to use but in terms of what it was/is designed to do vs the other planes....
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    WoodJoy makes some of the best bowsaws I have...

    WoodJoy makes some of the best bowsaws I have seen or used and Glenn uses hard maple. You might check out the WoodJoy bowsaws. I love the tensioning mechanism Glenn uses, works much better than...
  21. Derek is teasing us with the Kinshiro-type gauges...

    Derek is teasing us with the Kinshiro-type gauges he made and I believe an actual original. Stuart mentioned the Kishiro to me once when I asked him about guages. It was my understanding that those...
  22. I'm with John. I have 9 or 10 of these files and...

    I'm with John. I have 9 or 10 of these files and use them regularly. I think the fine files work better for me than the coarser ones. I keep trying the coarser files on different woods in different...
  23. I bought 4 planes in resent months paying $10-$65...

    I bought 4 planes in resent months paying $10-$65 each. The $10 being a serviceable Sargent #5 with a front tote that may or may not need to be replaced. Turns out my spare LV tote is almost an exact...
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    I think the answer, as per usual depends on...

    I think the answer, as per usual depends on how/what the OP plans to use the tool for. It is a simplification to classify spokeshaves as having either flat or round bottoms. Many "flat" spokeshaves...
  25. Interesting discussion that might benefit from a...

    Interesting discussion that might benefit from a deeper look. I am not super experienced with these devices but I have tried several.

    Wheel Gauges
    First I got a LV wheel gauge, which I like,...
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