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  1. Hi Petro When the Veritas Custom Planes came...

    Hi Petro

    When the Veritas Custom Planes came out I saw the opportunity to make a series of comparisons, one of which was the frog angle. While I did not go lower than 42 degrees on the smoother...
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    I have purchased half a dozen NOS J Herring &...

    I have purchased half a dozen NOS J Herring & Sons solid tapered irons on eBay. Only one or two had decent heat treating. The others were too hard. All needed a lot of work to flatten. I am not sure...
  3. Can't have too many gauges. Those ones began life...

    Can't have too many gauges. Those ones began life as cheapies, and I gave them a big make-over.

    Thanks for Elie Bleau's name. I do not know her (him, them?). I shall Google for info.

    The...
  4. Hi Brian It's a fair question. I am hoping...

    Hi Brian

    It's a fair question.

    I am hoping to acquire Campher Laurel for the drawer bottoms. The sides with be Tasmanian Oak, which is a light wood, but I can get quarter sawn stock. The top...
  5. Sawing Tenons

    Most of us have cut a good many mortice and tenon joints over the years. It occurred to me today to ask a question about something we likely take for granted: Do you saw the cheek first, or the...
  6. Hi Rollie This is an 8" 180 grit wheel. It is...

    Hi Rollie

    This is an 8" 180 grit wheel. It is from Jim Carroll in Australia. I am sure the same wheel is available in the USA. I would try Wood Turners Wonders. Ken Rizza there provided absolute...
  7. Preparing a skew grind on the Tormek-CBN

    I was mindful of Ian's recent post, where he creatively - and brilliantly! - developed a way to hold his skew blades for honing, when I needed to hone up the blades for the LN #98 and #99 to widen a...
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    Hi Moses I have 3 or 4 of those, purchased...

    Hi Moses

    I have 3 or 4 of those, purchased about 20+ years ago, which are kept sharp for use outside the workshop. The hold a decent edge, and their rugged construction means that they can be...
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    Ian, you are aware that the Shapton stones also...

    Ian, you are aware that the Shapton stones also fit into the recess at the top of the plastic box? This acts as a holder.

    Malcolm, I like the idea of stainless steel on those holders. I have the...
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    Hi Kees I won't disagree with your...

    Hi Kees

    I won't disagree with your interpretation. On the other hand, the two bed angles remain a constant, and one needs somehow to factor in the force vectors involved here. It is not the same...
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    I have done a bunch of plane and chisel blade...

    I have done a bunch of plane and chisel blade tests over the years. One of the recent ones compared the LV Shooting plane (with 12 degree BU bed) and the LN #51 (with 45 degree bed). The LN used LN...
  12. For those interested in a reading all four...

    For those interested in a reading all four chapters of this build - more detail than here - it is now up on my website.


    Go to: http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/index.html


    ... and...
  13. I have a couple of sets of chisels, Jim :) ...

    I have a couple of sets of chisels, Jim :)

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Brian, are you referring to chisels and planes?...

    Brian, are you referring to chisels and planes? And if including planes, whether BU or BD?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    I have minimal knowledge of metallurgy, so bear...

    I have minimal knowledge of metallurgy, so bear with my feable reasoning.

    First off, are there different qualities of A2? Steel should be made to a recipe, and I gather that A2 steel has 5%...
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    Hi Ian Skews and fishtails are primarily...

    Hi Ian

    Skews and fishtails are primarily intended for acute angled corners, especially half-blind dovetails. They are used differently, and my preference is the fishtail, although it does depend...
  17. Hi Brian You would notice the chisel! They are...

    Hi Brian

    You would notice the chisel! They are Kiyohisa - a 3 year wait. I've had them about 5 years now. They delight every time they are used.
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  18. Here are pictures of shaping the cove. A...

    Here are pictures of shaping the cove.

    A couple of points first, I ran a revised cove past Lynndy, who gave her approval. Secondly, I reduced the thickness of the rails from 30mm to 25mm. I...
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    You still need camber, just less of it. ...

    You still need camber, just less of it.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    You can cut end grain with any angle, but lower...

    You can cut end grain with any angle, but lower angles will plane more easily and leave a smoother finish. The reason I have a (20-degree bed) LN #103 and not the lower 12-degree #102 is that I was...
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    Hi Matthew I've planed a lot of wood with A2...

    Hi Matthew

    I've planed a lot of wood with A2 blades in bevel up planes - both LV and LN - with 25 degree blades, and rarely seen chipping. Indeed, for years my main shooting plane was a LV LA Jack...
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    Hi Matthew Can you drill another hole for the...

    Hi Matthew

    Can you drill another hole for the adjuster? A carbide drill bit should be able to do this.

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  23. Hi David I have not given thought till now...

    Hi David

    I have not given thought till now that there may be two "methods" of the RT, and if one is "better". I suspect that the procedure I use creates a smaller back bevel, and that this is...
  24. Do you have a link? Regards from Perth ...

    Do you have a link?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  25. I will add something to David's comment. My...

    I will add something to David's comment. My method for the Ruler Trick differs from his own (apparently Rob Cosman does it the same way as I do) ...

    Where David demonstrates the RT with...
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