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  1. Is it the skill set or is it the number of...

    Is it the skill set or is it the number of viewers who tune in to see her weather segment?

    I have seen many "managers" who are responsible for nothing and report to nobody. OVERPAID

    I have also...
  2. It all comes down to what works for a person. ...

    It all comes down to what works for a person.

    For me, edges tend to be higher on the bench side of the work. Adjusting my technique has helped. Spending regular time in the shop helps to get the...
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    I do it that way sometimes, depends on what...

    I do it that way sometimes, depends on what project is at hand. Sometimes the dimensions are unimportant.

    jtk
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    I think Harry Strasil Jr. lives in soutwest...

    I think Harry Strasil Jr. lives in soutwest Nebraska. He doesn't post much these days.

    Too bad you aren't in southwest Washington.

    Much of my woodworking skill has been self taught. A lot of...
  5. What bothers me is we have a national "do not...

    What bothers me is we have a national "do not call list" that has no one to enforce it.

    It is kind of like murder being illegal, but if there were no enforcement, there is no deterrent.

    jtk
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    Thanks for the kind words Stew. He didn't...

    Thanks for the kind words Stew.



    He didn't do so well in school, so he has been busy taking care of his education. Summer school should be out soon and there will be more "apprentices" coming...
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    Mark, the best answer to your question is one...

    Mark, the best answer to your question is one should make sure there is a problem with the sole of the plane before attempting to flatten it.

    If the plane is working well and with a sharp blade...
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    This can be corrected with a little bit of work....

    This can be corrected with a little bit of work.

    It also sounds like you may have an incorrect chip breaker. This happens a lot if someone who doesn't know about planes gets them mixed up.

    It...
  9. Thread: A Big One

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    Reminds me of my mother teaching me to pick out...

    Reminds me of my mother teaching me to pick out watermelons in the produce section.

    She wouldn't buy watermelons until the price dropped to 3/$1 or 3 a pound.

    That tells you how long ago it...
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    This is why tool choice is so personal. If you...

    This is why tool choice is so personal. If you have no need for coarse work, then a coarse rasp, no matter how well it is made is still useless or will only produce a "terrible job."

    jtk
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    Here are some pictures of my E.C. Stearns: ...

    Here are some pictures of my E.C. Stearns:

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    This is the cutting end with a fresh cut dowel/tenon below. The action is similar to a shoulder plane circling down the stock.

    This one has...
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    I was going to take some pictures before...

    I was going to take some pictures before answering this, but forgot to take the camera to the shop yesterday.

    One thing to consider is they may make a decent round tenon for gluing, but it usually...
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    My fine rasps are Auriou a 13 & 15 grain. These...

    My fine rasps are Auriou a 13 & 15 grain. These are great for fine work but a bit slow to remove material. The Nicholson #50 is my coarse rasp. The action of my USA made Nicholson shear file is also...
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    This is an interesting thread. I am pretty...

    This is an interesting thread.

    I am pretty much at a loss for things I have to do that I detest. Then it came to me that being retired means I do not have to clean up the messes other people make....
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    Sad to hear about your infrastructure...

    Sad to hear about your infrastructure deteriorating. We had that in the part of California where we lived before moving to Washington. The electric infrastructure wasn't upgraded mush from what was...
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    Thanks for the information Ken. I will have to...

    Thanks for the information Ken. I will have to give it a try sometime.

    jtk
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    Okay, got back into the shop and figured the glue...

    Okay, got back into the shop and figured the glue was dry:

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    I recall a guy I worked with about 40 years ago telling me to pull tape at an angle.

    Here is the worst of the blind...
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    Some Things Just Sound Weird

    Like a candle powered LED lantern:

    http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=68887&cat=2,40731&ap=1

    jtk
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    Barry, I have one just like that. Lee Valley...

    Barry,

    I have one just like that. Lee Valley no longer offers them.

    They work fine on a flat surface. For a rounded surface a gouge seems to work better for me.

    Lee Valley also sells a fish...
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    Just don't want to shock the camera! :D There...

    Just don't want to shock the camera! :D

    There is a bit of my lower face in the gluing image.

    At least you can see I have had a shave recently. Looking back at old posts it seems there is only...
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    Blind Nailing

    Thought this might be of interest to some.

    A small cabinet project has some trim molding at the top and bottom. It seemed blind nailing might be in order if it is to be stained or clear finished...
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    Thanks Robert, that is the method I was trying to...

    Thanks Robert, that is the method I was trying to find. It is a workable method of holding work.

    jtk
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    For surface planing my most often used method is...

    For surface planing my most often used method is a board at the end of my bench. If this isn't enough, then a batten running parallel to the work to keep it from moving sideways is usually all that...
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    Yes, there is a lot of a learning curve. Don't...

    Yes, there is a lot of a learning curve. Don't give up. The users manual doesn't make clear how important it is to keep the edges of the cutters ever so slightly proud of the skates.

    The profile...
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    We don't have those here in the Pacific Northwest...

    We don't have those here in the Pacific Northwest of what I know.

    If they are European or Asian I am wondering if the might actually be metric. My recollection is 9mm is close to 23/64".

    jtk
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