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    If you have dog holes make a stop thinner than...

    If you have dog holes make a stop thinner than the pieces you expect to plane and tenon it to a wooden dog. I have several including one which goes all the way across my bench top and fits into a...
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    There were indeed esoteric Navy ratings that have...

    There were indeed esoteric Navy ratings that have gone away. My mother passed away in early December and I got to look at her discharge papers. She was a Specialist Q 2nd class. Under duties it...
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    Very nicely done Steve. I would contend however...

    Very nicely done Steve. I would contend however that it is still a birdcage Windsor whether ornamented or not. There were lots of makers "back in the day" and their interpretations varied all over...
  4. I'm with Frederick on this one. The wood make a...

    I'm with Frederick on this one. The wood make a good bit of the choice as to what finish to use. Close grain woods like maple Olive, Cocobolo, etc do just fine with an oil and wax finish. Open...
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    Whether you think you can or you can't....you're...

    Whether you think you can or you can't....you're right.
  6. All of us are different and have different...

    All of us are different and have different interests and priorities. How dull this world would be if we all had the same interests and passions. To put a point on it: Different strokes for...
  7. Love the humor Matt and I pretty much agree with...

    Love the humor Matt and I pretty much agree with your 2 posts. However, I'm demoting King Brian to Duke.:D
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    The vast majority of spokeshave made in the 19th...

    The vast majority of spokeshave made in the 19th century were not used for woodworking in the sense we think of it. They were for shoemaking. The concave curved blades were primarily used to shape...
  9. Mike- I appreciate the fact that you described...

    Mike-
    I appreciate the fact that you described evaporust as fool "resistant". I have seen clearly demonstrated innumerable times over the years in all kinds of venues that there is no such thing as...
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    Those of us who have seen combat no matter what...

    Those of us who have seen combat no matter what the war will always carry somewhere in our conscious or subconscious minds the memories. It is impossible to explain or show someone what it is like. ...
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    Kent- I have spent the last 40 years in the...

    Kent-

    I have spent the last 40 years in the plastics, rubber, and foam fabrication business. You should see some of the weird materials we work with. Machining, die cutting, etc. I'm the guy who...
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    All of the members of the polyolefin family...

    All of the members of the polyolefin family (polyethylene, polypropylene, and UHMW) are considered to be low surface energy plastics and as such are difficult to bond by other than mechanical means. ...
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    Check the nuts out carefully Chuck. It is common...

    Check the nuts out carefully Chuck. It is common on old screw arm plow planes for the nuts, and to a lesser extent, the threaded arms to get out of round as the wood dries and ages. Additionally,...
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    The VA has gotten a lot of bad press, much of it...

    The VA has gotten a lot of bad press, much of it deserved. Having said that though quality depends very much on location and like most things in large organizations, much of it comes down to local...
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    There is a technically feasible answer Ian but it...

    There is a technically feasible answer Ian but it is sort of like killing a fly with a hand grenade. The aircraft industry is able to restore things like eroded turbine blades by vacuum depositing...
  16. I'm with George on this one. I'm a wall hanger...

    I'm with George on this one. I'm a wall hanger type for several reasons. I can see and easily find and reach for each tool I need. Being easy to pick off the wall means it is also easy and more...
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    Very interesting reading in this thread so far. ...

    Very interesting reading in this thread so far. But back to Moses' question about communication.

    Good communication means different things to different groups of people. It is both a matter of...
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    It happens occasionally in NH too Steve. Three...

    It happens occasionally in NH too Steve. Three years ago we had 24" of snow on Halloween and not more than another 30" the rest of the winter. This year we had over 100" in February. It does...
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    So far all of the poster have been giving you...

    So far all of the poster have been giving you good advice, but with one caveat. They are only writing about the bench planes numbers 1-8. Some of the specialty planes are definitely worth having...
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    I too am a dinosaur. I have a dumb phone issued...

    I too am a dinosaur. I have a dumb phone issued by my job and have turned down invitations to upgrade to a smart phone. I don't text at all and in fact had texting disabled when I got the phone 6...
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    I hadn't checked in since yesterday AM so I missed a good portion of this thread. Effectively some of you have chimed in and done my job for me.

    While you may call "bunk" or "debunk" it must be...
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    12 years ago a couple of days before Christmas we...

    12 years ago a couple of days before Christmas we got out of work early at 11AM. I went home, had lunch, and put a 20lb propane tank in the Ford Taurus to go get it filled. I had a miserable cold...
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    My wife and I always have trouble remembering...

    My wife and I always have trouble remembering whether we were married on August 2nd or 4th and always end up having to go check the marriage certificate. For us the date we first got together (May...
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    Our Springer Otis has long since passed away, but...

    Our Springer Otis has long since passed away, but he not only slept on our bed but made sure he was always between the wife and I. Yes, he was spoiled rotten and it was by both of us.
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    I'm 66 and still work part time (3 days a week). ...

    I'm 66 and still work part time (3 days a week). I go to bed at 11PM and am usually asleep within 1-2 minutes. I get up most days at 6AM though on weekends I'll often laze in bed until 6:30 or 7. ...
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