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    It is a beautiful piece. It has me wondering...

    It is a beautiful piece.

    It has me wondering if there is any significance to the 5-blank domino?

    jtk
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    This thread has me wondering if some of our...

    This thread has me wondering if some of our problems with vintage planes might have been caused by someone who felt their plane needed a thorough lapping decades ago.

    Just a thought...

    jtk
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    Jared, There are a lot of opinions about...

    Jared,

    There are a lot of opinions about lapping a plane's sole.

    In my opinion:

    1. If the plane is working fine, do not lap it.
    2. Lapping is difficult to do without a lot of care.
    3....
  4. No matter how one looks at it, it appears the...

    No matter how one looks at it, it appears the workers are not very competent if they have to go to a hardware store to buy their parts instead of carrying them on their truck.

    Even more so if they...
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    There is a bit of redundancy in my stones. This...

    There is a bit of redundancy in my stones. This does allow for some stones to be used differently than others. Gouges are kind of rough on water stones. Some of the duplicates are used on gouges...
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    My recollection is David Weaver suggested...

    My recollection is David Weaver suggested danswhetstone.com/

    A translucent slipstone and triangle stone were ordered. I am very happy with them.

    Hopefully David will jump on board with his...
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    Even though I am a lover of the thin shaving,...

    Even though I am a lover of the thin shaving, this is almost never my target when jointing a piece.

    For me the answer came down to understanding what was wrong with my planing. Then it came down...
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    This may be where the misunderstanding started...

    This may be where the misunderstanding started with my post:



    If my nomenclature was a bit better I would have said Roller chain or motorcycle chain.

    Jim, thanks for showing the actual psi...
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    Very nice. I will not let my wife see this or...

    Very nice.

    I will not let my wife see this or she will want me to build one.

    jtk
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    Congratulations, that rates a "You Suck" award...

    Congratulations, that rates a "You Suck" award for the day. Your profile doesn't indicate a location. If you are in my area, send a PM if you would like some help getting your plane set up.

    The...
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    As a matter of fact my #6s get a lot of work in...

    As a matter of fact my #6s get a lot of work in my shop. At one time Patrick Leach's dislike of them seemed to keep their price low. Maybe people finding out they could make shavings just like all...
  12. Searching the name > Aldrich < brings up a lab...

    Searching the name > Aldrich < brings up a lab equipment supply company.

    Maybe these are meant for laboratory work and somehow found their way into the person's estate.

    There are a couple of...
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    Howdy Eric, Welcome to the Creek. You do not...

    Howdy Eric,

    Welcome to the Creek. You do not list a location in your profile.

    I do not have any books that pertain to boxes specifically. Some are on making shelves, furniture and other...
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    The holes are found in many planes an owner...

    The holes are found in many planes an owner wanted to hang on a wall. Usually there is just one. Maybe this plane's previous owner felt a bigger plane needed two nails, thus the two hang holes.
    ...
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    Can you use a Mac to run your engraving machine?...

    Can you use a Mac to run your engraving machine?

    jtk
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    Good to hear the results on this. Too much...

    Good to hear the results on this.

    Too much set can be as much of a problem than not enough set.

    A recent batch of bandsaw blades came with so much set one doesn't need readers to see. The...
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    Did you try the search box in the upper right...

    Did you try the search box in the upper right hand corner? (at least that is where it shows up in my browser)

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    Type in > frank fan applegate < and you will find it after you either press...
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    My experience is that after pressing any of my...

    My experience is that after pressing any of my rabbet planes on their sides, the blade does protrude slightly from the plane.

    If for some reason it doesn't, then a thin piece of paper on either...
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    You would need someone else to bid it up above...

    You would need someone else to bid it up above the minimum.

    Any offers to split the winnings?:eek:

    jtk
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    This looks a lot like the Disston I bought (~$10...

    This looks a lot like the Disston I bought (~$10 at a big box store) for my son when he was just a young'un.

    Now it is mostly used out in the wood shed on firewood.

    It is a good saw, but so...
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    The pin is there to prevent vertical racking. ...

    The pin is there to prevent vertical racking.

    The fineness of the adjustment isn't as critical over the longer distance. Usually the pin would be set so the bottom is just a hair bigger, big hair,...
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    My understanding is none of these ever had...

    My understanding is none of these ever had knickers installed at the factory.

    Not sure what may be causing the difficulty you are experiencing.

    The frog and the plastic handles indicate yours...
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    Someone once told me, "if you aren't learning...

    Someone once told me, "if you aren't learning something new everyday, you aren't trying hard enough."

    jtk
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    Daniel, This depends on how your bench is set...

    Daniel,

    This depends on how your bench is set up. The most effective way is to have a batten running the length of the bench or at least the length of the work. Some have made benches with a...
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    For many it is hard to afford the cost of a...

    For many it is hard to afford the cost of a dedicated shooter. At the time of my purchase of an LN #62 the LN #51 wasn't available. As it is my mostly dedicated to shooting #62 comes in at about half...
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