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    Just speculating Sean, but did try to set out one...

    Just speculating Sean, but did try to set out one possible objective at the bottom of my last.

    I seem to be doing fine David, all three formats of tool. (scraping plane, bevel down and bevel up...
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    There's exceptions of course but experience here...

    There's exceptions of course but experience here suggests that electronics attracts more of those of an intellectual/digital/left brain mind. Processors. Mechanical and the better electronics guys...
  3. I'm tight for wall area. This design isn't...

    I'm tight for wall area. This design isn't original, but seemed the best approach in terms of maximising the use of space:

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    Self tapping masonry screws seem to work well when lots of pull...
  4. For sure a scraper isn't necessarily a...

    For sure a scraper isn't necessarily a replacement for a smoothing plane Bridger. I wasn't so much thinking about that as just suggesting that all three tools (the scraping plane, the smoother and...
  5. That work/experience and the paper Kees has just...

    That work/experience and the paper Kees has just put up beg some interesting questions for us no cap iron bevel up plane users David. If we take it that the effect of a close set and steeply angled...
  6. Scraping planes & cap irons/chip breakers

    This may not be news to anybody - but while trialling a Veritas scraping plane last night after talking cap iron set up for planes earlier (the big one with the tilting blade holder - got it...
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    Thanks Stanley - will try both. I have a nagura...

    Thanks Stanley - will try both. I have a nagura to try too...
  8. Pardon any unintentional impliation...

    Pardon any unintentional impliation David/Warren/Kees/George - now that you mention it i remember the thread in question. Think i even posted to the effect that i recall being shown the benefit of...
  9. Prelim Bevel Up Vs. Bevel Down Plane Impressions

    This is having set up the bevel down plane (a Clifton no. 5) as a jack some subjective first impressions vs. the Veritas bevel ups.

    Used side by side on pine (which is no great test) they feel so...
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    Ta guys. Thought that might be the case - i'll...

    Ta guys. Thought that might be the case - i'll get over it in a few days anyway.

    Go advanced doesn't seem to be working Jim - the button is dead. I've a feeling it may be because the site is...
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    Scratching of hand plane soles

    Pardon the typo in the heading which can't be edited - 'scratching'

    Having been polishing up the soles of some planes I'm now turned all sensitive ;) about the scratches which experience suggests...
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    :) That's presumably so that when it in turn...

    :) That's presumably so that when it in turn fades a bit it doesn't match any more...
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    I hate digital stuff - it leaves you flying...

    I hate digital stuff - it leaves you flying blind/with little sense as to whether or not the gauge is working properly.

    Gauges like these are problematical even for use with most jointers....
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    +1 that there's big variations in what delivers a...

    +1 that there's big variations in what delivers a reasonable metal removal rate depending on how much metal has to be removed and the area/width of the blade Stephen. To the point where it's...
  15. Another PS - this time to the setting up of the...

    Another PS - this time to the setting up of the mostly Veritas/Lee Valley bevel up planes the cambered blades belong to. Credit needs giving where credit is due. Most are just coming into use.
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    Just for info as its not going to much practical...

    Just for info as its not going to much practical use, but this the page on beech from a well known UK timber supplier: http://www.johnboddytimber.co.uk/species_beech.htm
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    Just to report on the methods suggested by Winton...

    Just to report on the methods suggested by Winton and Derek to overcome suction when polishing very flat plane blade backs (such as Lee Valley/Veritas) on finer grit Shapton professionals....
  18. I buy the need for differing heights. Solid and...

    I buy the need for differing heights. Solid and low for planing, almost sloar plexus height for close work like dovetailing, and maybe something in between for router work and the like. The other...
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    There's some difference between European beech...

    There's some difference between European beech and the US species I think (?), but from my limited experience the characteristics of the wood depend heavily on how the beech grows. It appears...
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    Probably not traditional, but my instinct would be to try to incorporate an accurate scale running in both directions/with a zero at both ends if i could - plus perhaps some sort of sliding stop....
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    3 years from new and they usually had rust...

    3 years from new and they usually had rust showing Kees. It didn't help that Fiat Ireland would often leave them for months in a park at the ferryport so they got well salted by the sea.

    I did...
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    Thanks Winton, and David B too - that's the great...

    Thanks Winton, and David B too - that's the great granddaddy of a discussion (linked) on the specifics of the form of horse butt leather that makes the best strops. The Raggenbas video is great too....
  23. I've never used one Matthew (i have various...

    I've never used one Matthew (i have various Shinwa rules with stops fitted), but I'd imagine that the rabbet stops the relatively heavy 'fence ' on the gauge from rotating - that's dropping down to...
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    Hopefully this is all proving to be of some use...

    Hopefully this is all proving to be of some use to Mike C who posted originally.

    Based on limited exposure so far the handling of wire edges seems to be an important part of the game. It'd be...
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    :) Must say I think it's been a very good thread,...

    :) Must say I think it's been a very good thread, with great contributions. (as is often the case around here) Some humour, some art (even), some seriousness, no nastiness, lots of perspectives and...
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