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  1. Derek I am wondering if deflection of the Tormek...

    Derek I am wondering if deflection of the Tormek tool holding bar could in some way be contributing to the issue you are finding? I used different tool rests on my CBN wheels because it seemed to me...
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    An update on my CBN wheels and the tool rests I...

    An update on my CBN wheels and the tool rests I am using.

    I am finding that my fine wheel 220, from WoodTurners Wonders (WT), heats up faster than the coarser wheel. So far it has not been enough...
  3. I have two CBN wheels a 180 from D-Way and a 220...

    I have two CBN wheels a 180 from D-Way and a 220 from WoodTurners Wonders. I have not used either wheel heavily but have reground bevels on both. To date both wheels look flush across the top, using...
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    I have had a similar issue with a couple of the...

    I have had a similar issue with a couple of the LV hammers I have. Like George I am not a fan of the heavily varnished handles. I needed a 16 oz and did not have one. I bought a different hammer...
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    Mike, It says the LV roll holds shaves 12" and...

    Mike, It says the LV roll holds shaves 12" and less:

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    The shaves above are all 12" or larger. The LV shaves are 10.5". The top one is over 15" long x 2" (5" blade) and want fit in any of...
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    I have been attending Woodworking Classes fairly...

    I have been attending Woodworking Classes fairly often for the last year or two. I have quite a few tools in tool rolls so that they are quicker to load up and easier to get to make a selection from...
  7. Rodger, the size of my Purple Heart jointer is...

    Rodger, the size of my Purple Heart jointer is "only" 26.5" long. I am still working on a top grip, that will hold my entire hand, visible in the picture. The wedge isn't exactly right yet either. I...
  8. You skipped fore planes, so I posted both: From...

    You skipped fore planes, so I posted both: From left Stanley #6 (Veritas PM-V11 blade), Blum 17" Fore Plane (Mesquite), Veritas BU Jointer, Purple Heart Jointer I am working on (26.5"). The front...
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    Two very nice gauges Derek. I like the...

    Two very nice gauges Derek. I like the Kinshiro-esque gauge. I have been thinking about ordering the current TFJ iteration. Now I have a model to make one from, if I can tear myself away from my...
  10. From front left, Stanley #4, LV BU Smoother, Left...

    From front left, Stanley #4, LV BU Smoother, Left back row Steve Knight 9.5" Razee Smoother in Cocobolo with blade from Steve. One of the Purple Heart Smoothers I am still working on (HNT Gordon...
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    Jim I think the problem is handle designs changed...

    Jim I think the problem is handle designs changed on many saws frequently, many handles being very similar. I think it will be very hard to identify the saw only from the handle. The closest handle I...
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    From the left a Sargent Jack, Stanley #5, Lee...

    From the left a Sargent Jack, Stanley #5, Lee Valley LA Jack, Purple Heart Jack, 15.5 " home made from blank parts obtained from Steve Knight (HNT Gordon blade), Steve Knight Razee Jack 14" (Steve's...
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    I think it is dangerous to talk in absolutes in...

    I think it is dangerous to talk in absolutes in regard to adjustment systems for either planes or spokeshaves. Certainly there is a skill set involved in using the adjustment system for many of these...
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    My #3 was getting tuned up like Derek's, until I...

    My #3 was getting tuned up like Derek's, until I got tired of trying to open the mouth up enough to get the LV PM-V11 blade in it. I am surprised no one else has shown their Stanley 5 1/4 plane as...
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    Wow, Dave I have been grumbling all day because...

    Wow, Dave I have been grumbling all day because it got down to 9 here and we had snow flurries. Then the wife and I are outdoors with dogs for long periods too.

    Patel, not all spokeshaves have...
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    For axes I would check out the selection at...

    For axes I would check out the selection at Country Workshops. They offer axe/hatchets in sizes that may be better for small to medium size projects. They offer the Gransfors Bruks Carving Axe (35oz)...
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    Spokeshaves come in two main types those with...

    Spokeshaves come in two main types those with straight level areas in front of the mouth and those that have a leading edge that is a compass/rounded shape. A compass spokeshave is much easier to get...
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    Some good advise here. I am especially interested...

    Some good advise here. I am especially interested in hand tools that can remove large amounts of wood vs a hand plane with a straight blade. Maybe our OP might find these tools useful? I'm not sure...
  19. I have used Iwasaki file/floats for many years....

    I have used Iwasaki file/floats for many years. Originally purchasing them to work purple heart plane handles. Hilton is the first poster who has provided me with an explanation for why the finer...
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    It is hard to make a post that covers a topic...

    It is hard to make a post that covers a topic without getting wordy. In order to clarify the information I was hoping to impart, I thought I would take another stab at one post with more complete...
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    Actually not trying to get anyone to pony up for...

    Actually not trying to get anyone to pony up for expensive drill bit sets, I didn't. I am not here to try to convince anyone to buy anything, just trying to provide what information I have run across...
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    Daniel, I would check out bits made by Wood Owl....

    Daniel, I would check out bits made by Wood Owl. I bought mine from Traditional Woodworker but they may be available from other sources. They actually make several types. The Nail Bitter is more of a...
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    My go-to planes like Patel's are the Veritas BD...

    My go-to planes like Patel's are the Veritas BD planes, the large Smoother, LA Jack and the BD Jointer. So far they are the ones, like Michael Ray mentions, which have gotten me out of the most tight...
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    Thanks for that info Dave, good to know. I may...

    Thanks for that info Dave, good to know. I may try that as well. My sales dude at Highland Woodorking suggested I use the WATCO Teak Oil Finish for hard dense woods. He explained that it was a...
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    Glad to see this post. I was refinishing the wood...

    Glad to see this post. I was refinishing the wood on a #5 Stanley plane this AM. While I was at it I made some changes to the handle I made for my Adze requiring a new finish job. I have used WATCO...
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