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    There are no tools I own that I wouldn't lend out...

    There are no tools I own that I wouldn't lend out to the right people. Having said that, the list of right people is very short. It is composed of maybe 4 people and does not include either my wife...
  2. Hey Chuck, it could be worse. You could be...

    Hey Chuck, it could be worse. You could be driving in either Toronto or Boston where driving is a full contact sport.

    Seriously though between talking on cell phones and texting drivers have...
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    Like Zach I have the mini router and the mini...

    Like Zach I have the mini router and the mini shoulder plane. The min router is great for routing a groove for stringing.
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    My experience is that both the Sorby firmers and...

    My experience is that both the Sorby firmers and the tools from Crown are either not completely hardened or tempered until they are too soft. Either way in my experience they don't hold an edge...
  5. Dan, I agree about the questionable need for...

    Dan, I agree about the questionable need for +/-.001" accuracy for woodworking. Having something that accurate though is useful as a reference tool just as my digital calipers, test gages, 12" x...
  6. When I built my new bench out of white ash a fee...

    When I built my new bench out of white ash a fee years ago I stupidly went out and bought one of the expensive German 3/4" brad point bits for my electric drill to do the dog holes in the 3 1/8"...
  7. I bought the Veritas 24" steel straight edge when...

    I bought the Veritas 24" steel straight edge when it first came out. I took it to work and put it on our optical coordinate measuring machine to test the accuracy. I forget what they claim as the...
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    If you haven't already discovered it Allan you...

    If you haven't already discovered it Allan you are actually involved in two hobbies. The first is shop building which uses the second (woodworking) to accomplish the first. As for finishing, a shop...
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    There is no correct answer David. Even as a hand...

    There is no correct answer David. Even as a hand tool woodworker I will often take a finely hand planed surface and sand it lightly if I am dyeing the wood. This allows more even absorption of the...
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    Once upon a time in a land far far away where all...

    Once upon a time in a land far far away where all tool designs originated and all designs were perfectly ergonomic, and all tools were made in the best manner of the best materials, there was a...
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    Sharpening by whatever method is still considered a hand tools skill even if not always done sans electricity. While suggestions on using a power tool to complete part of a primarily hand tool...
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    I probably have the same snowblower that Lee...

    I probably have the same snowblower that Lee writes about. My Simplicity is about 11 years old and being lazy, I do use the electric start. I did have to replace the drive belt 3 years ago, but...
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    Family tools mean a lot to me Moses. I am...

    Family tools mean a lot to me Moses. I am fortunate enough to have 2 chests full. Some tools date back to the 1840s when James Anderson Sr., a Scots-Irish shipwright worked in Cambridge Mass. His son...
  14. Golden Age?

    Postulating that there is or was a Golden Age of fast food is kind of like asking which trip to the dentist is most enjoyable. Fast food is by nature devoid or mostly devoid of flavor, freshness,...
  15. I too took Brian's approach if I understand it...

    I too took Brian's approach if I understand it correctly. I used 3/4" dowels and made rond holes on the side of the bench I use most and elongated holes for the back side to allow for movement of...
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    Remember one thing Mike, a travisher is a...

    Remember one thing Mike, a travisher is a finishing tool and is used after a scorp so it only has to pass a thin shaving. In the way I was taught to make windsors it is the last step in finishing...
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    For those, like me, who don't have the space for...

    For those, like me, who don't have the space for a full sized anvil and only have occasional use for one Lee Valley has a great small one for a reasonable price. I mounted mine on a piece of plywood...
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    Yee gaads, where to start. I'm not a world...

    Yee gaads, where to start. I'm not a world traveler by any means, but I have yet to find a place in our world that wasn't absolutely fascinating in its own way. There are major areas of the US and...
  19. I live in a subdivision in a rural town. We have...

    I live in a subdivision in a rural town. We have 2 acre minimum zoning requiring 390 feet of frontage on a road which makes the houses well separated from each other. Since 3/4 of my 2.0 acres and...
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    You guys have mentioned some very good reasons...

    You guys have mentioned some very good reasons why my wife and I will only buy a fridge without an ice maker. Our latest being purchased earlier this year. I have heard innumerable stories of...
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    I grew up in Penfield, a suburb of Rochester. ...

    I grew up in Penfield, a suburb of Rochester. Some people called it upstate, but we referred to it as western NY.
  22. So far one thing hasn't been mentioned Dennis. ...

    So far one thing hasn't been mentioned Dennis. If you intend to use the #6C as a jointer and you don't have or won't have another plane to use as a jointer I would pass on the #6C. The corrugated...
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    I no longer feel left out. I got my call from...

    I no longer feel left out. I got my call from "Windows" last week. I suspect that they finally got around to the 603 area code on their robo dial system.
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    I'm going from memory Mike, but I think the Lee...

    I'm going from memory Mike, but I think the Lee Valley/Veritas kits specify a 2 degree angle. Yes, flat bottom shave are not truly flat.
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    Keep away from personal attacks

    On controversial subjects differences of opinion and back and forth are fine. Please stay away from the personal stuff. This is an interesting and valuable thread and I don't want to edit or close...
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