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    I just talked to Ken Rizza at WoodTurner's...

    I just talked to Ken Rizza at WoodTurner's Wonders. Turns out Ken is in Lawrenceville, GA not far from where I live. Ken's CBN wheels are a little different than the D-Way Tools wheels. Ken offers 1...
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    Jesse, a quick way to clean that plane body up is...

    Jesse, a quick way to clean that plane body up is to purchase a gallon of Evapo-Rust, dump the liquid in a plastic container and totally submerge the metal plane parts in the liquid. Just leave it...
  3. I won a #6 recently at auction for around $65. I...

    I won a #6 recently at auction for around $65. I studied and bid on planes for a month or two before I found what I wanted. The plane in the picture was probably manufactured after or around WW II....
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    I have cut lots of sheet goods. I have had two...

    I have cut lots of sheet goods. I have had two different table saws in the last thirty years and hated cutting sheet goods on them. I had the Inca woodworkers saw many years ago but had trouble...
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    A couple questions about setting up these CBN...

    A couple questions about setting up these CBN wheels. I picked up a Delta 8" variable speed grinder the other day at Lowe's to try it out with the CBN wheel. I have not turned the new machine on with...
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    Good idea to buy a restored saw to start. There...

    Good idea to buy a restored saw to start. There is a DVD by Ron Herman entitled Handsaws Tune-up, Setup & More that is a great resource for sizing, sharpening and tuning handsaws. Another option that...
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    I got my 8", 180 grit CBN at the place Derek...

    I got my 8", 180 grit CBN at the place Derek linked to:

    http://d-waytools.com/tools-diamond-grinding-wheels.html

    Dave Schweitzer is very helpful and offers nice videos both on his site and...
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    Another interesting fact I have discovered in...

    Another interesting fact I have discovered in regard to "flat" bottom spokeshaves. If you put a level on LA wood planes you may discover that the mouth, Paul's cocobolo, is frequently not flat. I...
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    Derek, thanks for the additional pictures and...

    Derek, thanks for the additional pictures and report. It sounds/looks like grinding nirvana to me.

    From what I understood from Dave concerning the longevity of his CBN wheels, I suspect this...
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    My problem with a grinder has been concern over...

    My problem with a grinder has been concern over the refuse they throw in the air more than the heat issue. My allergy issues create a level of caution beyond what most people would be concerned with....
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    I love this thread, very helpful!...

    I love this thread, very helpful! Woodworking=>Sharpening=>grinding bevels in my experience. After what seems like FOREVER I actually think I have the solution. Sure once we have a good bevel we can...
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    It has taken me quite a while and a great deal of...

    It has taken me quite a while and a great deal of reading to figure out that my experience with the Tormek is not actually atypical. It is very slow, it wasn't something I was doing wrong. No amount...
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    Jim I wasn't thinking about using multiple scales...

    Jim I wasn't thinking about using multiple scales just trying to decide if one scale, on one of my marking devises, might in some instances be useful and eliminate the need for other measuring tools....
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    I guess the scale question is relative. Unless we...

    I guess the scale question is relative. Unless we mark everything off with dividers, we need to figure where a mortise and the tenon need to be located on given pieces of wood don't we? Sure we can...
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    Wow thanks for that link Derek, the CBN wheels...

    Wow thanks for that link Derek, the CBN wheels were discussed on another thread and I thought I read that they were not available for the Tormek. That just might solve quite a few issues for me....
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    Dang you! I heard they stopped making those? Very...

    Dang you! I heard they stopped making those? Very nice! I wonder how it compares to the Vernier "kegaki" marking gauges available through Tools from Japan. The single blade kegaki appears to be made...
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    David, so we are neighbors practically. I live in...

    David, so we are neighbors practically. I live in the new town of Milton, near Crabapple, use to be Alpharetta. I work at a home business that is open 7 days a week so I am usually around. I worried...
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    I hear you David. I think someone could make a...

    I hear you David. I think someone could make a good case for a woody with nothing but a blade and a wedge being the easiest to adjust. To make that argument one would have to assume several things...
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    Derek, the Tormek man, beat me to an answer but I...

    Derek, the Tormek man, beat me to an answer but I will leave my comments too incase some of it helps...

    I have the same Tormek and have had more than my share of problems grinding on it. I have...
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    Thanks for the insights Derek and David. I am...

    Thanks for the insights Derek and David. I am hoping Derek will post a review on his Blog before long. It will be interesting to read how he thinks the new BD compares to the BU for actual work. We...
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    Wow the Clifton #7 is over 10 lbs. I thought the...

    Wow the Clifton #7 is over 10 lbs. I thought the Veritas BD #7 was heavy at 8 lbs. 9 ozs., good to know it isn't the heaviest.

    The three Stanley plane features I mention above are currently time...
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    The three things I am missing so far on the...

    The three things I am missing so far on the Stanley planes are 1) an adjustable mouth 2) the screws in the side of the plane body that keep the blade centered 3) A plain flat blade (adjusting the...
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    Yea, we drew Derek out a little at least ;-) I...

    Yea, we drew Derek out a little at least ;-) I could not help but notice that the fence for the BD is more like Derek suggests as an even better option for the BU plane, in his review. Good info, on...
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    Jointer Planes

    I have been thinking about a Jointer plane for some time now. I have taken my time on buying this plane because I plan to buy a quality plane. I believe this is a tool that may benefit from more in...
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    Could someone have cut the top of that horn off?...

    Could someone have cut the top of that horn off? I see a good many plane horns like that. I formulated the opinion that some people have/had a problem with the blade lever being so close to the horn...
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