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  1. I have been using PM-V11 from preproduction times...

    I have been using PM-V11 from preproduction times as I was one of the testers for Lee Valley. I hollow grind all my blades, and this included the first blades, and all subsequent PM-V11 blades. I...
  2. Hi Allan Some like the Stanley chip breakers,...

    Hi Allan

    Some like the Stanley chip breakers, however I find them very flexible and when tightened they have a tendency to stretch over the edge of the blade if set close. The chipbreaker I prefer...
  3. And why would this be the case with BD and BU...

    And why would this be the case with BD and BU planes, Stewie?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  4. Hi Allan To create a bevel on a blade in mass...

    Hi Allan

    To create a bevel on a blade in mass production, the blades are lined up alongside one another, and then a surfacer is simply run along the edge at angle. The blades are given a secondary...
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    Mine is 1/4" wide. Spot on. I imagine that there...

    Mine is 1/4" wide. Spot on. I imagine that there will always be minute variations present in any blade from any company. What is an acceptable variation is more relevant. If yours is outside the...
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    Get a small electric pot for leg wax (I had to...

    Get a small electric pot for leg wax (I had to get my own as my wife would not let me borrow hers).

    Such as:...
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    Poll: Hi Kees I would not call a 49 degree bed "high...

    Hi Kees

    I would not call a 49 degree bed "high angle".

    Perhaps it depends on the wood you are used to working. Here in Oz we consider 55 degrees an up, typically 60 degrees, to be high angle....
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    Hi Phil Handles are very easy. Basically drill...

    Hi Phil

    Handles are very easy. Basically drill the hole first, then shape around it.

    Here is a tutorial by Alf: http://www.cornishworkshop.co.uk/planetote.html

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
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    Hi Phil I have a #604 that now has a custom...

    Hi Phil

    I have a #604 that now has a custom handle. My hand is on the larger size, probably at the extreme of the average range (100mm/4" across the palm), but the handle, per se, is not large....
  10. Sliding Dovetails for the Lingerie Chest

    Below is the work completed over the past weekend. The Lingerie Chest is progressing steadily.


    The strategy for the sliding dovetails into curved sides looks to be successful. The strategy was...
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    The Sterling square looks good, and at a good...

    The Sterling square looks good, and at a good price. Chris Vesper has been selling a precision version of this for some years now. His looks more like a Starrett double square, which is similar (and...
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    Poll: Anyone want to trade a 45 degree frog for a LN #3...

    Anyone want to trade a 45 degree frog for a LN #3 for a 55 degree frog that I have?

    Regards from Perth

    Derek
  13. Hi Matt All blades are freehanded directly on...

    Hi Matt

    All blades are freehanded directly on a hollow. The amount of steel to be removed is minimal - that is important. When the hollow is at its maximum, that is, is under 0.5mm, it is possible...
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    Maurice, yes, I use the same pointer ... but very...

    Maurice, yes, I use the same pointer ... but very gently!

    This is an original Gedess (the modern copy is either red where the black is, or clear plastic) ..
    ...
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    George, if you shared this with Chris V, then I...

    George, if you shared this with Chris V, then I may pry it out of him when he comes to stay in 2 weeks time. :)

    Actually, I do intend to build a mitre saw for a MF 115 that I am restoring, and the...
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    Hi Maurice I have white and yellow leads, from...

    Hi Maurice

    I have white and yellow leads, from Cult Pens in the UK. It's not cheap (compared with standard graphite). Cult Pens also sell the Geddess Lead Pointer, which is THE BEST sharpener for...
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    Stewie, yes, that is the case, as it has been for...

    Stewie, yes, that is the case, as it has been for 100s of years. But I choose not to use one like that on my tools and furniture since the force required is scary.

    Read the thread I linked to...
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    I think that you can use any stamp for a sawback....

    I think that you can use any stamp for a sawback. Apology for the confusion - I was thinking of planemaker stamps.

    Planemaker stamps according to Chris Schwarz and Mazzaglia Tools:
    ...
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    Stewie, I have mentioned this on the Oz forum...

    Stewie, I have mentioned this on the Oz forum where you posted, that you appear to have an Owner's Mark rather than a Maker's Mark.

    The original thread originated on SMC, which is here:...
  20. Hi Mike Thanks for the kind words -...

    Hi Mike

    Thanks for the kind words - exaggerated though they may be. :)

    I am really not an expert on glues. My experience with hide glue is relatively short, just over the last couple of years....
  21. Thanks guys. Pat, anything written for my...

    Thanks guys.

    Pat, anything written for my website includes images imbedded in the article. I do have a Photobucket account, but these images do not part of the articles.

    Brian, I always try...
  22. Moving Forward

    It seems like a lot of planning for little actual progress. However the basic carcase was glued up after stopped rebated were planed at the rear, and the strategy for making the sliding dovetails in...
  23. Hi Allan I've never had an Atoma. I'm not sure...

    Hi Allan

    I've never had an Atoma. I'm not sure where you got that. They are good, perhaps better for this purpose than the Eze-lap as I've never heard a negative report. Anyway, the diamond stone...
  24. Hi Fred If you purchase just one diamond stone...

    Hi Fred

    If you purchase just one diamond stone for the initial flattening and ongoing maintenance, then get a 250. I use my 600 because it does not need more now. However I could not have got it...
  25. Fred, I flattened the Medium and Ultra Fine with...

    Fred, I flattened the Medium and Ultra Fine with a Extra Coarse (250 grit) followed by a Fine (600) Eze-lap stones.

    What I have found is that the Medium stays flat and requires minimal upkeep....
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