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  1. Heat treating my own steel does sound like fun...

    Heat treating my own steel does sound like fun Fitzhugh. The only problem being that I am a little afraid of woodworking simply evolving into other hobbies instead of actually making things from...
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    The Spyderco triangular stone base has places for...

    The Spyderco triangular stone base has places for two stones. I have the Spyderco UF (white) and medium (brown) 2x8" stones. Although these two stones may not handle everything, I think they might...
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    Semi sharpening jig

    Some of the recent articles about sharpening without water on ceramic stones got me thinking about the Spyderco sharpening system for knives I have used for decades. I'm not sure it is accurate to...
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    I just got a set too George/David. The UF does...

    I just got a set too George/David. The UF does seem smoother than my old fine stones. One of the things I have found concerning the old triangular stones is, no one can tell they have been sharpened....
  5. Back on topic. I just discovered that Lee Valley...

    Back on topic. I just discovered that Lee Valley now offers a Veritas Wooden Plane Hardware Kit, under wooden planes. The kit contains a Norris-style blade adjustment system. There is the option to...
  6. OMG Winton, missed this response for a few days....

    OMG Winton, missed this response for a few days. I have been a Jimmy fan for some time, from his first trip to Atlanta, before anyone had ever heard of him. I use to be able to recite the lyrics of...
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    Several of my outdoor buddies contracted Giardia...

    Several of my outdoor buddies contracted Giardia from surface water and or shallow spring water. I understand that none of them care to repeat the experience. I am also reading that Cryptosporidium...
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    David, I think the issue with using spring,...

    David, I think the issue with using spring, mountain or any surface water is even clear water often contains Giardia which can make people quite sick. Chemicals will kill Giardia and viruses but they...
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    Rereading the early post, David mentions...

    Rereading the early post, David mentions something about Coors making ceramic sharpening devices.

    I use to use ceramic water filters when our backpacking group had to have "fresh" water in remote...
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    As George mentions in the parlance of this now 7...

    As George mentions in the parlance of this now 7 page discussion, the Eze-Lap is used to set the bevel and the brown & white Spyderco, super hard, ceramic stones are used to finish & polish the...
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    David et al: EZE-Lap 3x8, 600 grit- vs 400x Atoma...

    David et al: EZE-Lap 3x8, 600 grit- vs 400x Atoma (Veritas is what I was looking at though I know Stu has 400 & 600 too)- Vs DiaSharp 3x8, 600 grit- vs Sigma Power Select II Ceramic 240X (at LV) or...
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    Could a Veritas Steel Honing Plate with diamond...

    Could a Veritas Steel Honing Plate with diamond dust or paste be used instead of a ezlap 600 for the coarser work? The steel plate and paste might not wear down like manufactured diamond plates can....
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    Interesting thread George. I have a Spyderco...

    Interesting thread George. I have a Spyderco Triangle set, 2 medium and 2 fine that I have been using since probably the 80's maybe late 70's. I sharpen kitchen knives with them and I have been very...
  14. July 15 of this year I won a bid for,...

    July 15 of this year I won a bid for, Stanley/Bailey no. 4 C Smooth Plane, Pat 1919, good usable condition, no problems with the wood $39.99. July 9 of this year I won,Stanley/Bailey No. 5 C...
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    I have a few old Yankees that I picked up cheap....

    I have a few old Yankees that I picked up cheap. I like them for screws that are light duty and medium to long in length. Door knobs are a great example, lots of small threads that are a pain to do...
  16. I happen to have a No. 120 Tyzack, 200mm/8" 20...

    I happen to have a No. 120 Tyzack, 200mm/8" 20 pts, more of a dovetail saw I think. It was a present or gift many years ago, close to the same condition as the day it was made. Mine has three bolts...
  17. Some people may actually have specific chisels...

    Some people may actually have specific chisels for "paring", removing fine small amounts of wood close to joint lines. The paring chisel may have a more acute bevel angle which may help in keeping it...
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    Another fan here. I got started with them when I...

    Another fan here. I got started with them when I was trying to find something that would work purple heart plane blade and wedge seats without leaving little chips in the wood. I use them for lots of...
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    Bowsaw/turning saw 14 or 12" for tight turns,...

    Bowsaw/turning saw 14 or 12" for tight turns, although I might drill like Zach did for something that small. Tools For Working Wood and Wood Joy are great sources for Turning saws. You can buy kits...
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    They made up a simple place to dry green wood...

    They made up a simple place to dry green wood during our Continuous Arm Windsor Chair class. We needed to dry the long pieces used for the continuous arm for our chairs, as they did not fit in the...
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    I have been rethinking the dog issues myself. I...

    I have been rethinking the dog issues myself. I have read a few threads by our own Chris Grigg's regarding his two bench builds and somewhere he mentioned using "Veritas Planing Stops". These devices...
  22. No pictures? WElll! It's a rule, out with which...

    No pictures? WElll! It's a rule, out with which the objects do not exist. People can tell you more if you post pictures.
  23. My tablesaw is a General International with a...

    My tablesaw is a General International with a table extension that I believe was manufactured to acceptable tolerances. I am happy with this 27" wide surface but might find use for an even larger...
  24. Thanks for the answers guys. I think this is an...

    Thanks for the answers guys. I think this is an important part of the OP's question. I ran the plane over sand paper when I thought it was perfectly serviceable because I was curious to see if and...
  25. Flat or shinny? So I decided to check out my...

    Flat or shinny?

    So I decided to check out my Stanley 6C's bottom and sides for square/flatness. Using my engineers square the bottom was not showing any issues that my naked eye saw significant...
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