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    Thanks for the kind words. To me it often...

    Thanks for the kind words.

    To me it often seems more perseverance than talent.

    Talent comes from trying and learning from experiences.

    If at first you don't succeed, hide all the evidence...
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    If everyone was getting a sharp edge we wouldn't...

    If everyone was getting a sharp edge we wouldn't have a thread about someone all of a sudden discovering a new level of sharpness.

    Yes, people can accomplish sharpness without a basic...
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    Another thought comes to mind. In lapidary...

    Another thought comes to mind.

    In lapidary equipment there are many grinders with multiple wheels. 6 wheels on one grinder is not uncommon. Maybe something like this could be set up for tool...
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    It is all in what you prefer. Just because my...

    It is all in what you prefer. Just because my sharpening needs can be met with a single set up doesn't mean it is going to be your best choice. Most of the time my lathe tools are sharpened on oil or...
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    Up to about 1890 Stanley planes had a right hand...

    Up to about 1890 Stanley planes had a right hand thread on the depth adjuster. The first time one of these came into my hands it was baffling. After figuring it out, I bought it. There is usually...
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    Not lately, but it is usually after sharpening...

    Not lately, but it is usually after sharpening something.

    jtk
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    As already mentioned a low angle block plane is...

    As already mentioned a low angle block plane is very useful and would compliment what you already have on hand.

    How good is you smoother? If it leaves you looking for sandpaper to finish up the...
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    Mallet handles? jtk

    Mallet handles?

    jtk
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    If one has a sharp primary bevel and then hones...

    If one has a sharp primary bevel and then hones on a secondary bevel, some metal has been removed, thus more shortening of the total length.

    We are talking thousandths of an inch and semantics.
    ...
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    Looks better than some of mine and they aren't my...

    Looks better than some of mine and they aren't my firsts.

    Do your mortises intersect?

    Roy Underhill recently did a pair of intersecting mortises and didn't cut the first one to full depth. The...
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    It may be the set screws are only a guide to help...

    It may be the set screws are only a guide to help center the blade after sharpening. None of my planes have set screws and sometimes getting the blade centered is a little extra work. Not enough for...
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    My guess is a lot more metal is removed from the...

    My guess is a lot more metal is removed from the overall length of a chisel or plane iron by taking it to the grinder than removing a few ten thousandths of metal from the bevel on bench stones be...
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    Andrew, Glad you enjoyed the post. Oops!...

    Andrew, Glad you enjoyed the post.

    Oops! Didn't know there was going to be a test. My prototype handle was not only used to adjust the size, but it was also used to determine where my hand felt...
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    It actually tracked better after the vise...

    It actually tracked better after the vise treatment. After installing a blade I usually mark the blade and then give each tooth a couple of swipes with one of my slip stones. My bandsaw only has a...
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    Now for some BLASPHEMY... A recent order of...

    Now for some BLASPHEMY...

    A recent order of bandsaw blades came with an enormous amount of set. Two metal plates were set in my large metal vise and used to squeeze the blade without the use of...
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    Sorry, my misunderstanding the topic. ...

    Sorry, my misunderstanding the topic.



    Before making the handle for the saw, a prototype was made to the drawing. Then the drawing was changed where things were too tiny for my hand.

    jtk
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    Or I started typing a lot earlier. :) jtk

    Or I started typing a lot earlier. :)

    jtk
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    The differences: The LN isn't actually a...

    The differences:

    The LN isn't actually a Bailey design. The Bailey adjuster is on almost all of the Stanley and many other's bench planes. The LN #62 is adjusted by a nut on a threaded rod with...
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    Me thinks that is the exact reason the outlet on the back porch is tied to the GFCI in the garage. When it was done it may have been cheaper to run wire than to install a second GFCI. Outside plugs...
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    The hole punches "torqued down with a wrench"...

    The hole punches "torqued down with a wrench" have to be at least a bit bigger than the bolt doing the torquing. Not practical for saw nut holes.

    My father called them chassis punches. He used...
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    Noah, Here is an old post showing how my...

    Noah,

    Here is an old post showing how my handle was cut:

    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?180712-Back-Saw-Build

    This was done without set on the teeth to make a tight slot.

    jtk
  22. Great idea on the miter box. Plane making has...

    Great idea on the miter box.

    Plane making has crossed my mind a few times as it looks like a fun project. My Stanley/Bailey planes give such good performance a reason for making another plane...
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    If there is access all around your bench a second...

    If there is access all around your bench a second face vise at the end opposite to you leg vise might be a solution.

    A wagon vise appealed to me for a long time. After a while it seemed to be...
  24. How about if you snuck them in while you were...

    How about if you snuck them in while you were restoring some old cast iron frying pans.

    Just be carful if she starts calling the cast iron frying pans "hubby clubs."

    jtk
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    Pits are difficult to get rid of if you are not...

    Pits are difficult to get rid of if you are not willing to grind past them.

    To get a better match with a block of wood it can be carved down with the blade you are working to redeem.

    Sometimes...
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