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    Jack, I guess the answer is somewhere in the...

    Jack, I guess the answer is somewhere in the reason my original post perturbed you in the first place. You'll have to figure it out for yourself.
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    I suppose that the lesson to be learned is that...

    I suppose that the lesson to be learned is that it's easy to make assumptions. And what was all that Korean furniture doing in Japan in the first place? Peters never commented on that. He loved...
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    Three reasons it wouldn't plane square: 1)...

    Three reasons it wouldn't plane square: 1) shooting board itself; 2) plane; 3) user.

    Not necessarily in that order.

    If you're reading a review about a shooting board plane I think it's...
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    Alan Peters took a trip to Japan to study the...

    Alan Peters took a trip to Japan to study the architecture and furniture. He was surprised to learn, he recounts in his book Professional Cabinetmaking, that almost to a piece the furniture he liked...
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    Life's too short, just use the Primus smoother...

    Life's too short, just use the Primus smoother you already own which you acknowledge "works great." It is a superior plane by design and by manufacture and it is bought and paid for and in your shop.
  6. Immerse the working parts in paraffin lamp oil or...

    Immerse the working parts in paraffin lamp oil or diesel fuel to see if you can dissolve any old oil and grime first. Let it soak for a couple of days, then oil it with Liquid Wrench Super Oil which...
  7. Yup. "I've given up scraping" is practically...

    Yup.

    "I've given up scraping" is practically equivalent to "I've given up all forms of the mortise and tenon joint." Just 100% stupid on its face.

    I don't see how a woodworker who has actually...
  8. They do indeed Chris.

    They do indeed Chris.
  9. The beauty in the technique is the feel you...

    The beauty in the technique is the feel you develop and the ability to change the sort of shavings being produced with different amounts of pressure and angle of attack. Pekovich demonstrates this...
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    When I see your name I always think of Cogswell...

    When I see your name I always think of Cogswell Cogs and Spacely's Sprockets....
  11. The 'secret' isn't Kato and Kawai, it's the...

    The 'secret' isn't Kato and Kawai, it's the proper use of the scraper. People claiming to have 'given up scraping' never understood it in the first place. There's one thing you can count on, you'll...
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    Adam, how do you pronounce your last name? TIA

    Adam, how do you pronounce your last name?

    TIA
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    Somebody mentioned oilstones. I have a couple...

    Somebody mentioned oilstones. I have a couple natural oilstones. I don't know that there's anything necessarily mysterious about using them, per se. I used both sides of the stones and attempt to...
  14. Wishing, again, that there was a 'reply to all'...

    Wishing, again, that there was a 'reply to all' feature:

    For woodworking, why would there need to be any sort of equivalency between the two systems? Joints are made to fit the chisels you have. ...
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    Kind of cool to try to get your head wrapped...

    Kind of cool to try to get your head wrapped around how this crisp little lovely from 1775 was designed, laid out, and made:
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    A reminder of what our forebears were capable of:...

    A reminder of what our forebears were capable of:

    http://www.ronaldphillipsantiques.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=19
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    Golden Age of Tools? I'd say it's the Golden Age...

    Golden Age of Tools? I'd say it's the Golden Age of... well I caught myself, maybe a conversation for another day. While there are tools for other trades shown, better check out the 1938 Marples...
  18. Good luck Chris. As David cautions, be careful at...

    Good luck Chris. As David cautions, be careful at the arrises. Jeff Gorman's site is pretty much a must read, if you haven't visited there before.
  19. Can't argue with success. What are you using to...

    Can't argue with success. What are you using to check flatness?
  20. You'll never get there unless you spot sand, or...

    You'll never get there unless you spot sand, or better yet scrape, the high parts. Once you get things fairly well straightened out then it's time to lap the entire sole in order to *essentially*...
  21. By the way, you went from a "rough first...

    By the way, you went from a "rough first impression" in the title of the thread to a "flat out" conclusion by your second paragraph. Please, put the Tiger Beat magazines down for a day or two. ...
  22. Tony, come on. A narrow jack vs. a wide-bodied...

    Tony, come on. A narrow jack vs. a wide-bodied smoother? With all due respect, are you joking? This is apples-to-oranges regardless of brand differences.
  23. Good advice. The sander can be used for other...

    Good advice. The sander can be used for other stuff too.
  24. On the bit about not grinding to the edge......

    On the bit about not grinding to the edge... well, you need to be able to grind at the edge and not burn steel. One will grind at the edge, immediately, if raising the grinding angle of any...
  25. If you have plain Jane Stanley/Record irons you...

    If you have plain Jane Stanley/Record irons you might find that the hollow produced by large diameter wheels is less useful, and less longer lasting, than the hollow produced by smaller diameter...
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