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    A bit caustic no? I quoted the part of your...

    A bit caustic no? I quoted the part of your post that I was commenting on. You're right, I should've paid more attention to the rest of it.
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    By the same reasoning, a plane is just a chisel...

    By the same reasoning, a plane is just a chisel holder. Yet we seem to think that a plane sole needs to be flattened. ;)
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    I suppose you're right about the need for...

    I suppose you're right about the need for flatness. But just the same, why am I having so much trouble removing metal?
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    Flattening a sole

    I've been trying to flatten the sole of a Stanley No. 80 cabinet scraper, using silicon carbide wet/dry paper on a granite tile. I've used this procedure several times before on planes and chisels,...
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    I bought a set a few weeks ago. After tuning...

    I bought a set a few weeks ago. After tuning them up, they seemed to work very well. Since I don't yet have a home for them, they are just laying on my bench. Because of that, I have been using...
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    I've been using them for a year or two. Very...

    I've been using them for a year or two. Very handy at times. I've seen them in hardware stores for as little as $5 a set.
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    Picked up a set and have been using them for a...

    Picked up a set and have been using them for a couple of days. I was surprised at how well they work and how well they seem to hold an edge. I tuned them up per Paul Sellers video, or as close as I...
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    They are back in stock in the US Aldi stores...

    They are back in stock in the US Aldi stores right now, part of their Father's Day sale I believe. I picked up a set this morning for $6.99 because I couldn't resist. After tuning them up, them...
  9. I also turned my HF 33 into a scrub plane. Works...

    I also turned my HF 33 into a scrub plane. Works great.
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    My lure making experience is mostly in the...

    My lure making experience is mostly in the saltwater domain, but I'll put in my two cents. Here's how I finish wooden surf fishing plugs:

    1. Sand down to about 250-300 grit
    2. Dip the plug in...
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    If I want a free hand to help stabilize the work,...

    If I want a free hand to help stabilize the work, then I'd grab a block plane. If I want a two-hand grip on the plane, then the No. 1. Of course, there are many situations where you could use...
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    I've owned one for a month or so and really like...

    I've owned one for a month or so and really like it. I keep it in a convenient accessible spot on my workbench so that it gets used a lot. As for as holding it goes, instead of trying it hold it...
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    It's actually not as bad as I thought. Within a...

    It's actually not as bad as I thought. Within a degree or so. I think I was just a little careless the first time I measured it. Thanks!
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    Rebate plane

    I recently acquired an Anant rebate plane and want to tune it up. I noticed that one side is square to the sole, while the other side is not. How important is it to correct this and what's the best...
  15. Gorgeous. I hope my first bowl turns out as well.

    Gorgeous. I hope my first bowl turns out as well.
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    I like ca/BLO finishes. But after recently using...

    I like ca/BLO finishes. But after recently using that on a shaving brush handle, I'm not too impressed with its ability to withstand getting wet.
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    waterproof foodsafe finish ?

    I'm turning a wood handle for a butter knife. I want to finish it with something that will hold up to dishwashers and other watery environments. Any recommendation?
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    Mine gets used a few times a year. When you need...

    Mine gets used a few times a year. When you need one, you need one. I bought mine when I was 16 and I'm 59 now. I'd say it's held up pretty well.
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    Dredging up this old thread to show some results....

    Dredging up this old thread to show some results. This past summer I had to cut down a fig tree that belonged to my mom, who passed away about five years ago. I saved some of the wood so I could...
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    I like him. I've enjoyed his videos and don't...

    I like him. I've enjoyed his videos and don't have a bad word to say.
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    Well done!

    Well done!
  22. Any woodworking stores near West Palm Beach?

    Visiting with some family in Florida and wondering if there are any woodworking stores in this area.
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    Well I went with three coats of Waterlox followed...

    Well I went with three coats of Waterlox followed by Town Talk orange wax. Happy with the result.
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    Thanks Lonnie. The magazine article recommended...

    Thanks Lonnie. The magazine article recommended Waterlox and paste wax. What is the effect of the paste wax?
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    Tool Tote - finishing ideas

    I'm in the process of building a tool tote, generally following the plans I found in a magazine. I'm using red oak and maple. Looking for some suggestions for a good finish for this application.
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