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  1. Back in 2008 the New York Times had an article on...

    Back in 2008 the New York Times had an article on a well known London antique dealer who made fake antiques.

    Search > John Hobbs antiques < for more information.

    jtk
  2. If Only There Was More Room in my Shop

    This guy is doing something completely different in his garage:

    Some guys spend their spare time restoring automobiles, devoting garage space to motionless Corvettes and Camaros.
    Pares is making...
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    Most of the time when my work involves something...

    Most of the time when my work involves something new or different a mock up or two gets made to investigate the making of such. It is a quick and easy way to work out the bugs.

    My scrap pile gets...
  4. Yes, and they know it is so good that you will...

    Yes, and they know it is so good that you will love how it hangs around all the time like a dog wanting to be scratched.

    Go to Google and search > get rid of Bing <. My browser has a search bar...
  5. Some one once asked, "what kind of fool do you...

    Some one once asked, "what kind of fool do you think I am?" The reply was, "you mean there is more than one kind?"

    Some folks think age makes up for condition and adds more value. Adding fake...
  6. Thread: saw resto

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    +1 on what John said. A donor saw will cost less...

    +1 on what John said. A donor saw will cost less than postage. If part of the blade is good it can be used to make scrapers, marking knives or even small specialty chisels.

    jtk
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    Was it Willie Nelson who said, "The reason...

    Was it Willie Nelson who said, "The reason divorces are so expensive is because they are worth it."?

    I do some glue up in the house, but it gets in the way of LOML's glass workshop she has set up...
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    There is a tool in my kit that is less used. That...

    There is a tool in my kit that is less used. That would be a cracking tool to pop open the early Macintosh cases. My torque wrech did see service back in the days of me doing VW work. Then again it...
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    One of my shooting boards seems to move a bit...

    One of my shooting boards seems to move a bit with changes in the weather. It gets adjusted with a shaving here or a couple there all the time as needed.

    jtk
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    Art, Welcome to the Creek. Your profile...

    Art,

    Welcome to the Creek. Your profile doesn't indicate a location. Where do you call home?



    Depending on what you are shooting any size from a block plane to a large jointer might be best...
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    It will be different for different situations....

    It will be different for different situations. For the science side of it there are charts and wrenches in various units of length/weight measurements. For the home woodworker it is experience and...
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    There may be blocks of wood inside with screws...

    There may be blocks of wood inside with screws going into the top and the sides.

    That is one way.

    I do not follow Paul Sellers enough to know his methods in such situations.

    jtk
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    How long do you suppose it will be before "beam...

    How long do you suppose it will be before "beam me up" is actually a part of real conversation?

    jtk
  14. Looks great. Is it still a secret Santa if...

    Looks great.

    Is it still a secret Santa if your name is on the back? :confused:

    I have only done secret Santa at work and no one ever presented such a nice gift.

    jtk
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    Was he using a potato peeler to carve a spoon? ...

    Was he using a potato peeler to carve a spoon?

    My latest purchase was a spoon shave from Woodcraft. Hopefully it is useable for spoon carving.

    I bought a curved knife but it snapped in use.
    ...
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    One company did: 302357 The Veritas...

    One company did:

    302357

    The Veritas spokeshave following the Preston design made me wonder why they didn't work with this design.

    They do offer a lot on the curve of learning. Learning to...
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    It will be a lot of work, but you will be happy...

    It will be a lot of work, but you will be happy you took the time in the end.

    jtk
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    They are usually available here: ...

    They are usually available here:

    http://www.stanleytoolparts.com/12-078-10-02-0b-07.html

    Currently out of stock.

    Not sure if the Stanley tool parts is being discontinued or if it isn't a...
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    Most of my beaters or bangers are ones that...

    Most of my beaters or bangers are ones that wouldn't bother me much if they didn't come back.

    jtk
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    There are a few tools in my shop I call 'the...

    There are a few tools in my shop I call 'the beaters.' These are the only ones I would loan. In our current location people are fairly self sufficient and tend to have all the tools they need for...
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    There were pictures? They didn't show up on my...

    There were pictures?

    They didn't show up on my computer.

    jtk
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    Getting just the right setting is a bit of a...

    Getting just the right setting is a bit of a chore.

    I am not sure with the L/N or other models, but the Stanley models can develop cracks if the blade is set to an overly deep cut or the blade...
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    My main concern would be if while reaching for...

    My main concern would be if while reaching for something in the bottom of the chest you hand brushes against the chisel blades it could leave a nasty slice.

    jtk
  24. That is the important part of the sharpening...

    That is the important part of the sharpening equation. Whether it be some super duper honing guide or symbols made of chicken bones, if it works it doesn't matter one bit what others may say.
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    Jonathan, Welcome to the Creek. Your profile...

    Jonathan,

    Welcome to the Creek. Your profile doesn't indicate your location, where do you call home.

    Sanding tends to remove metal. That plate looks like it will need all the metal it has if it...
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