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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. If you decide to do it yourself Highland...

    If you decide to do it yourself Highland Woodworking sells roles of 3M Stikit, PSA sandpaper in a couple different widths and a selection of grits. It holds reliably and it comes up off a metal or...
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    Great info. guys. Nice pictures Derek and Steve....

    Great info. guys. Nice pictures Derek and Steve. Thought I would post a few pictures as well, not as good as Derek's, maybe I will try the iPad instead of the iPhone next time.:

    Here are a few...
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    I have Store Wall (roughly like pegboard) on my...

    I have Store Wall (roughly like pegboard) on my walls I have all sorts of baskets and hooks on the wall several of which a travisher fits in or on. Yours may be straight enough to fit in a tool...
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    What is the difference between Japanning and...

    What is the difference between Japanning and regular painting?

    I think I will try out the Renaissance Wax on these four planes if for no other reason than to find out how well the surfaces hold...
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    How much to do to refurbished planes

    I decided to try out a few of the old metal planes that I read about on these pages. I also had a couple that I bought maybe 35 years ago in the dark ages of hand tools. I have a Stanley 6C, Sargent...
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    Ahh, thanks for the info. Brian. I had problems...

    Ahh, thanks for the info. Brian. I had problems with art history in college too. I do see the strong influence from those Danish modernists in work from guys like Maloof. I will have to look up Hans...
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    Very nice Derek! Is there a little Tage Frid...

    Very nice Derek! Is there a little Tage Frid influence in that chair? I may have read that it was from another design you liked, maybe that maker was influenced by Tage? The design reminds me of...
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    I bought Japanese mortise chisels farily...

    I bought Japanese mortise chisels farily recently. I got mine from Tools From Japan. You can get a very good chisel from Stu for half the price of buying it in the states IMHO. The only issue I have...
  12. Thread: Rust

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    We like picking little nits off bigger nits,...

    We like picking little nits off bigger nits, because we can! Once you get all the little nits segregated you have to take steps to keep them from reforming ranks for another attack.

    There are some...
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    Steve, Thanks for your thoughts. I will look...

    Steve,
    Thanks for your thoughts. I will look into dyes to start the wood coloring process. Interesting information on the original colors and how we arrived at what we see today. I just like for...
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    Finishing Windsor Chairs

    I am not a fan of milk paint or the other paints that are frequently used on Windsors. My continuous Arm has white oak, white pine and maple. My other chair uses red oak and the same other two woods....
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    My Ono flatwater kayak paddle like many of the...

    My Ono flatwater kayak paddle like many of the better graphite and fiberglass paddles built in the last decade or two has finish on it. My Zyre racing, bent shaft, canoe paddle is also graphite and...
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    Peter's blog, Steve's post and the link to the...

    Peter's blog, Steve's post and the link to the design I made all mention insulation of both the line from the steam unit and the steam holding container as influences on how well these units work. I...
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    Steve, the course I took at Highland Woodworking...

    Steve, the course I took at Highland Woodworking was originally taught by Curtis Buchanan. Peter Galbert taught the specific course I took, using some of Curtis's patterns... It was some of what I...
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    I took a course at Highland Woodworking, Making a...

    I took a course at Highland Woodworking, Making a Continuous Arm Windsor Chair. We started out using a plain plywood box for steaming. The plywood box had some problems so we tried one Highland had,...
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    For anyone interested in building a steam box. I...

    For anyone interested in building a steam box. I found a design that uses 6" metal stove pipe inside a simple wood box. This design looks like it will work better and more efficiently than the solid...
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    Steam bending

    I was looking up information on making a steam bending box and found this YouTube video. I figure if a few teenyagers can do this maybe it isn't as scary as I thought:...
  21. What is MJD? Thanks for explaining cracks...

    What is MJD?

    Thanks for explaining cracks guys. Still cracks, especially cracks on the bottom of a plane, worry me. It just seems like wood/etc. from using the plane will eventually get lodged in...
  22. Nice work Derek, very nice! Are "we" going to...

    Nice work Derek, very nice! Are "we" going to make a Windsor with green wood next? I am trying to find a good plan for a steam box, so far I don't find anything that I like.
  23. Interesting post. I have searched many auctions...

    Interesting post. I have searched many auctions for planes and found many vintage wood planes for sale. Unfortunately almost all of them seem to have sizable cracks. I often wonder if this is a...
  24. I did not think to look in the tabs bar Winton,...

    I did not think to look in the tabs bar Winton, if it ever happens again I will do that, thanks.

    Yes, this "younger" generation has an unprecedented array of new distractions and I fear they may...
  25. Tom, thanks for the details on the mouths on...

    Tom, thanks for the details on the mouths on those planes. I thought the mouth pieces might be IPE as I bought a stock of Steve's later mouths which are IPE. The IPE I have is darker and has a little...
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