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    Do you plan on making drawers or cabinet doors...

    Do you plan on making drawers or cabinet doors for access?

    My molding and joinery planes are stored on shelves. Just recently a new shelf had to be added into an existing piece to add a bunch...
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    Yes. The same as trying to sharpen a blade with a...

    Yes. The same as trying to sharpen a blade with a nicked edge. Start with the 1000 (grinder or other coarse stone), not the 8000 (or hard Arkansas) to remove the damage.

    After making our mistakes...
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    Hand eye coordination develops from repetition....

    Hand eye coordination develops from repetition. It needs to be used to get better.

    Same with sharpening. As more of my blades get worked, I find it is taking less work to get them sharp. It isn't...
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    Good advice Jim. For a few years my woodworking...

    Good advice Jim. For a few years my woodworking was fun, but still suffered from not having any practical experience or someone to turn to when I had a question. Back then the internet was just...
  5. Some of the "dated techniques, products, tools or...

    Some of the "dated techniques, products, tools or equipment" aren't any older than the techniques, products, tools or equipment I use on a regular basis.

    Some of what got me interested in...
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    This could be a very ambitious project. My...

    This could be a very ambitious project.

    My start with hand tools was mostly due to lack of space and working the late shift didn't allow for all the noise.

    A Big Problem

    Recently there have...
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    According to Old Tool Heaven, they are like the...

    According to Old Tool Heaven, they are like the top one in my pictures.



    http://oldtoolheaven.com/driversdrills/push-drills.htm

    jtk
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    Boxes for stones are used with oilstones from my...

    Boxes for stones are used with oilstones from my experience. Mine do not have tops. They were made by cutting mortises into hunks of wood.

    Plastic would likely be better for water stones.

    Wood...
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    Very good question. If it works, don't try to fix...

    Very good question. If it works, don't try to fix it.



    Yes a belt sander has also tasted the belly of some of my planes. Both require attention to what is going on. Both can do as much damage...
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    You have a few options. One would be to send...

    You have a few options.

    One would be to send it off to Table Saw Tom, aka Tom Bussey, and have him do it on his set up.

    You could lap it like was done with your other planes.

    Another method,...
  11. Thread: Rip Saws ?

    by Jim Koepke
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    Okay, but not what I listen to most of the time,...

    Okay, but not what I listen to most of the time, only at about 3:00am when pulling an all nighter. Something I haven't done since working grave yard about 20 years ago.

    jtk
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    This is where pictures are a great help. So I...

    This is where pictures are a great help.

    So I went out to the shop and took a couple pictures of my #41 type push drills:

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    The one at the top has a spring lock holding the...
  13. Keith, Great moldings you've made. Thanks for...

    Keith, Great moldings you've made. Thanks for sharing. My journey with H&Rs is just starting to get under way. There are still a few gaps in my accumulation of planes.

    The more my H&Rs are used...
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    A New Experience for Me

    The weather here on the left coast has been dry, dry, dry. We usually have a little moisture here in the Pacific Northwest. This year it has been dry.

    One thing that has never been a problem for...
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    Depends on the tool. Most times I try to take a...

    Depends on the tool. Most times I try to take a flashback to the last time it was used. That will usually lead me to where it was left. Otherwise I start to wonder who has been in my shop and moved...
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    People will soon forget actions taken toward...

    People will soon forget actions taken toward caution. The arrogance of not taking cautionary action will be remembered forever.

    jtk
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    Poll: You are tired of taking care of a pond, but think...

    You are tired of taking care of a pond, but think it is less work to take care of something that has to be kept clean?

    There is something wrong with this picture.

    jtk
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    This reminds me of the writings of someone who...

    This reminds me of the writings of someone who was excited to go watch a cooper at his trade.

    He was hoping to discover the "magic" tools used by the experienced cooper so he could get some of the...
  19. +1 on what Bill said. My opinion would have...

    +1 on what Bill said.

    My opinion would have been different before seeing this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slCMkvEfK_U&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs

    I used to mix some sawdust from...
  20. Malcolm, Thanks for taking the time. This...

    Malcolm,

    Thanks for taking the time.

    This should be the thread we link to when someone has a question about which stones they should buy.

    jtk
  21. Thread: Rip Saws ?

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    If the saws perform the same in use, my tendency...

    If the saws perform the same in use, my tendency would be to keep the one with the locomotive on the saw plate. I used to work for a rail system and as most of my coworkers would agree, we are just...
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    If one has and uses a combination square, they...

    If one has and uses a combination square, they have and are using an equivalent of an Odd Jobs. I have combination squares, but seldom use them. Maybe my being a bit of an Odd Ball makes the Odd Jobs...
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    They are the service people for Toshiba and they...

    They are the service people for Toshiba and they couldn't find the correct battery... So they made the decision of sending the wrong batteries?

    This kind of logic would get me upset enough that...
  24. My riding mower died. Now the parts of my...

    My riding mower died.

    Now the parts of my property without trees is mostly ferns, tall grass and weeds. The deer love it. When need be a weed whacker gets used to make paths.

    jtk
  25. I do not recall there ever being such a time. I...

    I do not recall there ever being such a time. I have had insurance through a major national company that would automatically reject every claim. Each claim had to be resubmitted with a new form which...
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